Mystery of Life: Crime Fiction and Fear

Monday, October 28, 2013

As a mystery writer, I spend a lot of time thinking about how murder might occur interestingly. Where to bury the body? How to get rid of the blood-soaked clothes? In a mystery novel, you not only have to create one believable murder, you have to create two or three believable murders—to give your red herring characters something to be disproved from having done, and your reader a chance to…

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The Reason Deb Dana Doesn’t Like Clowns

When I was growing up, there were rules. Not crazy rules. More like “Halloween candy isn’t for breakfast” rules. Or “you can’t wear skirts so short they show your lady parts” rules. As someone now closer to making the rules as a parent than having to follow them, I now see these weren’t so much rules as they were common sense. In sixth grade, however, I befriended a girl whose…

Tuesday, October 30, 2012
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