Monthly Archives: August 2011

Analyzing “Feisty Old Ladies.” A Cozie or not a Cozie.

Mystery is a genre, in which  the detective,  either an amateur or a professional or both, solves a crime or crimes.  Mysteries are further broken into various categories: detective story; amateur sleuth; police procedural; thriller/suspense; cozie, hardboiled, noir; paranormal. One … Continue reading

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Protagonists and Detectives in Mystery: Gender issues

At yesterday’s monthly meeting of Sisters in Crime, we focused on gender issues as they relate to detectives or protagonists in mystery.  One member said that her female detectives must be believable and also connect to women’s issues.  Another likes … Continue reading

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Lecture on Pastels at The Laguna Festival of Arts

This week, at the Laguna Festival of Arts, I toured a delightful group of artists from Huntington Beach.  We enjoyed a wonderful exchange of information about wood carvings, German neo-expressionistic art and water color, which is the tour group’s particular … Continue reading

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Reading, Writing; Saw a movie

I just finished a hilarious mystery, The California Roll, by John Vorhaus.  I sat at John’s table when I attended the Men of Mystery Convention last fall in Orange County, and I was lucky enough to win the book as … Continue reading

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