A Deadly and Unexpected Discovery

A Deadly and Unexpected Discovery

Grave Heritage was one of my favorite books to write. It is the fourth Darcy and Flora cozy. It opens with a thunderstorm and a visitor who wakens Darcy and Flora in the middle of a night. This scene, A Deadly and Unexpected Discovery, takes place the next morning.  After I checked our empty house […]

Dear Mary Roberts Rinehart–Thank You

Dear Mary Roberts Rinehart–Thank You

If she were alive today, I’d consider sending her a written thank-you, although why she, the master of mystery, should take note of it, I have no idea. I owe a lot to this lady. Although Miss Rinehart departed this life in 1958, her books are still with us, and I’m grateful for those well-written […]

When the Storms of Life Are Raging

When the Storms of Life Are Raging

There’s an old song that goes  like this, “When the storms of life are raging, stand by me.” The words refer to the emotional, spiritual storms that we all encounter but could also be applied to the violent weather around the globe. In particular this morning, I’m thinking about the people in the path of […]

Who Under the Sun Is Darcy Campbell?

Who Under the Sun Is Darcy Campbell?

Danger was no stranger to Darcy. Her life as an investigative reporter for a Dallas newspaper many times was uncomfortable. She made enemies–like the man who threatened her because her picture sent him to prison. Darcy pointed her camera and snapped the shot as the man left the store after robbing it. What is it the […]

What Was It With Dink Renfro, Anyway?

What Was It With Dink Renfro, Anyway?

Dink Renfro was not superstitious; no, indeed. He just didn’t believe in tempting fate. He had a healthy respect for the stories he had heard about the old cemetery by that deserted church. And, too, there was the uneasy sort of feeling he got when he was mowing the grass out there. He reckoned he […]

A Great Review at Summer’s End

A Great Review at Summer’s End

Sometimes something comes along to really lift the spirits and cause the sunshine to be just a tad brighter. That’s what happened yesterday when Deb Forbes posted her review of By the Fright of the Silvery Moon on her blogpost, Mystery Reading Nook.  The first thing I noticed when I clicked on http://mysteryreadingnook.blogspot.com  was the book Deb […]