Monthly Archives: June 2010

>Reading & Writing

>Have you seen my competition this week: win an Amazon gift voucher. The library wanted to see the books I carried home last month so I have just selected some new temptations. The most interesting ones seem to be:Jan Costin … Continue reading

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>Plotting, Planning and Polishing

>I have just seen what I blogged about immediately after my summer holidays began last year. Late June seems to be my time for plotting. First of all I intend to polish an old crime manuscript and send it off … Continue reading

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>Football help wanted!!!

>Please, help me, supporters of England´s football team: – what did you (or your spouse) say when you saw that the assistant referee stole England´s second goal (last minutes of the first half)? No foul language, please, I need dialogue … Continue reading

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>Cozies & Competition

>2010 Cozy Mystery Challenge One of my goals for June was to finish my cosy mystery challenge. Done! 1. Donna Moore, Old Dogs (2010) – cosy caper – read in April2. M.C. Beaton, Death of an Outsider( 1988) – read … Continue reading

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>Ngaio Marsh, Artists in Crime (1938)

>Ngaio Marsh (1895 – 1982) may still be the most famous crime fiction writer from New Zealand. This novel is the sixth in the Alleyn series, and the story where he meets Agatha Troy, the brilliant painter, whom he marries … Continue reading

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>Repecca Tope, Death in the Cotswolds (2006)

>This British novel is the third in the Thea Osborne series but the first I have read. The murder weapon was a novelty to me, and the idyllic setting is a small Cotswold village: “I had wasted much of the … Continue reading

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>Thy´s Day # 19

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