Sunday
May262013

Why "Crimes of Passion" Don't Always Make Good Mysteries

Reprinted from the National Crime Writing Blog, April 18, 2013

"I’m writing this blog from Texas, my home state, where juries are supposedly lenient to defendants accused of crimes of passion. You know the stereotype: a man catches his wife or sweetheart and her lover in flagrante delicto and kills them both; he’s convicted of the lesser charge of manslaughter or even acquitted."

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Sunday
Apr072013

Craft-y Crime

Guest blog reprinted from SweaterCursed

Mysteries centred around specific crafts have a large and devoted following. I’m not a craft-y person myself (being left-handed is my excuse), but in researching Unholy Rites(TouchWood, March 2013), my husband and co-author Chris Bullock and I found ourselves deep in the mysteries of a craft called well dressing.

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Sunday
Apr072013

Water-Witching for Unholy Rites

Guest blog reprinted from Mystery Maven Canada

The idea of setting a book in England came years ago, when my husband Chris Bullock and I were at the Buxton Gilbert and Sullivan Festival to promote our first joint novel, A Deadly Little List. Chris is a man of many interests, however, and wasn’t ready to start a second novel right away. So I wrote Sitting Lady Sutra on my own, solving the problem of what to do with Chris’s main character by sending ex-patriate Arthur back to England to care for his ailing mother.

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Friday
Dec072012

Friday
Dec072012

The Next Big Thing: Unholy Rites

Welcome to The Next Big Thing blog series, where you'll find out about works-in-progress and the latest offerings from Canadian crime novelists.

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