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by Mary Saums Just a few words about the books I've been enjoying this month. All are top-notch. I've realized they also fall neatly into my three preferred reading categories: Category #1 - THE SHERLOCK FIX THE MURDER OF MARY... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2016 at My Weblog
by Mary Saums September has been a great reading month for me. A little fact, a little fiction, a little fantasy ... all good! THE HUNT FOR VULCAN: ... And How Albert Einstein Destroyed A Planet, Discovered Relativity, And Deciphered... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2016 at My Weblog
by Mary Saums This month, in amongst the usual reading fare of detectives detecting and suspense sus-p-e-n-d-ing, I read two books outside strict "mystery" lines that I enjoyed very much. THE CURIOUS CHARMS OF ARTHUR PEPPER by Phaedra Patrick was... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2016 at My Weblog
The Femmes welcome back our dear friend, the multi-talented JULIE WRAY HERMAN. She's the author of Agatha nominee THREE DIRTY WOMEN AND THE GARDEN OF DEATH. Novelist, master gardener, horse expert, volunteer extraordinaire. You name it, Julie can do it... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2016 at My Weblog
Today the Femmes welcome our dear friend, DEBORAH ADAMS, one of the founders of the Femmes Fatales! Let's take a look back with Deb on the early days ...... What Was and Is and Will Be by Deborah Adams If... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2016 at My Weblog
by Mary Saums at the Femmes Fatales. I just pried a few books out of a stuffed-tight bookshelf, mysteries by two authors, both British, both clever writers and funny, for a little weekend re-reading. Oh, how I loved this series!... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2016 at My Weblog
by Mary Saums You know what I love the best about summertime? AIR-CONDITIONING. It's just about too hot to breathe down here. So when I'm done working and come inside for the day, the first thing I do is hit... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2016 at My Weblog
by Mary Saums You're not going to believe this. So far this month, I haven't read a single mystery. WHAT??!!! Has the big clock in the sky stopped ticking? Have pigs flown? Did the fault line finally open wide and... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2016 at My Weblog
from Mary Saums Happy Friday! Hope all is well and lovely in your world today. Hey, check out our latest Femmes cover girl - YAY! Mystery Scene is top notch and always full of great mystery articles, so be sure... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2016 at My Weblog
by Mary Saums Just have a few good books to recommend today ... THE SILENCE OF STONES by Jeri Westerson, the brand new installment in the Crispin Guest series. Yay!! I love these books. In case you're new to this... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2016 at My Weblog
by Mary Saums Have you seen any of the Cats In Space merchandise? Not the most intellectually stimulating artwork yet I can't look away. :) So silly. I've ordered two t-shirts. No text, just images of cats somewhere in the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2016 at My Weblog
Snow on the ground this morning! We don't see as much here in Nashville as folks up in the hills north and east of the city. I knew it was predicted for here. But usually it doesn't happen so I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2016 at My Weblog
by Mary Saums Happy December! Amidst the hectic running-around-getting-stuff-to-give-and/or-eat, amongst the bustling mad crowds and hustling gangs of carolers, don't forget to recharge yourself with some quiet book time and a nice cup of tea. Here's what I've been reading:... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2015 at My Weblog
by Mary Saums Here are a few mini-reviews of good books I've enjoyed so far this month - THE OLD SILENT by Martha Grimes It has been far too long since I've read a Martha Grimes book. What a treat... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2015 at My Weblog
by Mary Saums THE BULLET CATCHER'S DAUGHTER: The Fall of the Gas-lit Empire, Book 1 by Rod Duncan was so full of action and surprises, I hardly know where to begin. Set in an alternative Victorian England, a civil war... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2015 at My Weblog
So excited to have special guest, author Holly Sullivan McClure, today on the Femmes blog! I've just finished reading her new book, CONJUROR, which has three of my favorite things - Cherokee life, legends and a supernatural element. Fantastic! I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2015 at My Weblog
by Mary Saums This month, I've got reviews of three excellent books I'd like to share. Two fiction, one non-fiction. All three stories take place in unique, compelling worlds of magic, mystery, violence and wonder. WITCHES OF LYCHFORD, a novella... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2015 at My Weblog
by Mary Saums Out-of-the-ordinary mystery sleuths have made August such a great reading month for me. Two series, three wonderful, unusual investigators. Set in an alternative steampunk Victorian London, A STUDY IN DARKNESS by Emma Jane Holloway is Book 2... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2015 at My Weblog
by Mary Saums I hope you all are having a good summer and finding great books to read! Here's what I've been reading: HELP, THANKS, WOW by Anne Lamott Anne Lamott is that special kind of writer who delivers great... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2015 at My Weblog
by Mary Saums Wow, great news today - nominees for the 2015 Macavity Awards were announced - and some Fab Femmes are on the list! In the Best Novel Category: THE DAY SHE DIED by CATRIONA MCPHERSON Congratulations, Catriona! In... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2015 at My Weblog
by Mary Saums How's your spring reading going? The pretty weather now means more outside time, but you know how it is. We book addicts always find a way to sneak in some reading. First, some self-help in three sentences... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2015 at My Weblog
from Mary Saums Holy moly, who turned off the heat? Usually we get a little snow in winter, like maybe one day. Today makes seven days straight of bone-chilling temps and one form or another of icky precipitation. Oy, the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2015 at My Weblog
from Mary Saums Brrrrrr ... it's definitely and officially winter here way down south. Icy cold and AND ... a dusting of snow on the ground this morning!!!! Weeee!! None on the roads though. Just beautiful sunshine and a wind... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2015 at My Weblog
from Mary Saums I loved Elaine's post about dealing with her cat and its medicine. Any pet owner who has tried to get a cat to open its mouth when it doesn't want to can sympathize. Never again will I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2014 at My Weblog
from Mary November is here! How did that happen so fast? One minute, I'm wearing a t-shirt and shorts and all of a sudden BOOM, the long thermal underwear has to come out. For many writers, the beginning of November... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2014 at My Weblog