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By Elaine Viets My husband Don, who's more savvy than I am, figured out the Easter bunny at age five or six. "I just knew it wasn't real," he told me. I was a little slower. Actually, I was a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2019 at My Weblog
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By Elaine Viets of the Femmes Fatales. Which part of the chocolate Easter bunny do you eat first? I like the ears – especially the dark chocolate bunny ears. Other people prefer starting with the bunny tails, but I like... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2019 at My Weblog
Hi, Im at SleuthFest in Boca Raton through Monday, March 18. Ill answer your email when I return. Best wishes, Elaine
Toggle Commented Mar 17, 2019 on I'm Not Springing Forward This Spring at My Weblog
Hi, Im at SleuthFest in Boca Raton through Monday, March 18. Ill answer your email when I return. Best wishes, Elaine
Toggle Commented Mar 14, 2019 on I'm Not Springing Forward This Spring at My Weblog
Hi, Im at SleuthFest in Boca Raton through Monday, March 18. Ill answer your email when I return. Best wishes, Elaine
Toggle Commented Mar 14, 2019 on I'm Not Springing Forward This Spring at My Weblog
Hi, Im at SleuthFest in Boca Raton through Monday, March 18. Ill answer your email when I return. Best wishes, Elaine
Toggle Commented Mar 14, 2019 on I'm Not Springing Forward This Spring at My Weblog
Hi, Im at SleuthFest in Boca Raton through Monday, March 18. Ill answer your email when I return. Best wishes, Elaine
Toggle Commented Mar 14, 2019 on I'm Not Springing Forward This Spring at My Weblog
Hi, Im at SleuthFest in Boca Raton through Monday, March 18. Ill answer your email when I return. Best wishes, Elaine
Toggle Commented Mar 14, 2019 on I'm Not Springing Forward This Spring at My Weblog
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By Elaine Viets of the Femmes Fatales. About the only ones happy with daylight-saving time in our household are our two cats, Harry and Mystery. They get fed an hour earlier. Don and I are now five days into the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2019 at My Weblog
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By Elaine Viets Here's a charming custom that I hope catches on: A book shower for a grandma to be. We were asked to give a new grandma our favorite children's book, so she would have her own library to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2019 at My Weblog
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By Elaine Viets of the Femmes Fatales. Is it just me, or do mysteries seem to be getting longer? When I started writing mysteries, most contracts called for novels between 70,000 and 90,000 words. That's still standard contract language, and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2019 at My Weblog
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By Elaine Viets of the Femmes Fatales. There's something about winter that calls for binge watching. On these long dark nights, I curl up by the TV with a bowl of hot popcorn and watch one show after another. Here... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2019 at My Weblog
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I really enjoyed the first novel Debra Goldstein's new cozy series, "One Taste Too Many." Today's blog is inspirational and informative. Deb, who has been nominated for an Anthony and an Agatha Award, had not one but TWO publishers fold... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2019 at My Weblog
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By Elaine Viets of the Femmes Fatales. For 2019, I'm not going to try to lose weight. I'm through with the same old boring New Year's resolutions. But I do have one resolution – an important one. I resolve to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2018 at My Weblog
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Our guest today is Victoria Thompson, author of the bestselling Gaslight Mystery Series. Her new book, City of Secrets, is the second in her new Counterfeit Lady Series. The first book in that series, City of Lies, is now out... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2018 at My Weblog
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By Elaine Viets of the Femmes Fatales. Even the biggest authors run afowl (or is it afoul? There's never a copy editor around when you need one.) with our complicated language. Here's an error I recently saw in a book... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2018 at My Weblog
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By Elaine Viets of the Femmes Fatales. Green bean casserole, sweet potatoes with little marshmallows, creamy mashed potatoes and gravy, four kinds of pie, and Aunt Mildred's cranberry-orange surprise. All these delights are waiting for us next Thursday, along with... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2018 at My Weblog
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By Elaine Viets of the Femmes Fatales. "Mistress of the Mickey Finn" is the title of my new short story in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine's November/December issue. It's also a warning to young men. We women are warned to be... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2018 at My Weblog
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By Joanna Campbell Slan I have always been fascinated by small things, and after my mother took us to see Colleen Moore’s Fairy Castle in the Museum of Science and Industry, I was hooked. Since I grew up poor, I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2018 at My Weblog
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By Elaine Viets One of my favorite reads this time of year is Katherine Howe's The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane. Howe's ancestors, Elizabeth Howe and Elizabeth, Proctor, were two of the accused witches in Salem, Massachusetts. Historians are still... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2018 at My Weblog
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By Elaine Viets My grandparents owned what St. Louisans called a "confectionary" - basically an early convenience store. It was the kind of place where neighbors could dash in and buy something without making a trip to the supermarket: a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2018 at My Weblog
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By Elaine Viets. "Weather event." The first time I heard this phrase was last year during Hurricane Irma. The massive storm was bearing down on South Florida. It was a menacing Category 5. The governor ordered a mass evacuation. Don... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2018 at My Weblog
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Today, the Femmes Fatales welcome author Neil Plakcy. Neil has written or edited over three dozen novels and short stories in mystery, romance and erotica. To research the Angus Green FBI thrillers, including The Next One Will Kill You, Nobody... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2018 at My Weblog
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When Jaden Terrell started researching A Taste for Blood and Ashes, about the ugly practice of "soring" horses, she was warned by a source, "They'll kill me and they'll kill you." The award-winning author persisted. The Femmes welcome Jaden today.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2018 at My Weblog
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By Kate Carlisle, author of Buried in Books. All mystery readers hate spoilers. Today, the Femmes are delighted to welcome New York Times bestselling cozy author Kate Carlisle. Kate has some questions for you: Did she post a spoiler? How... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2018 at My Weblog
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