Facades and Fancies and Other False Fronts

Facades and Fancies and Other False Fronts

Many of you will remember seeing old western movies with store buildings that had false fronts, making them appear much larger than they were. Let me tell you that people have false fronts too, sometimes without even being aware that they have them. For example, how many of you may be a secret cozy mystery […]

Shades of Deep Purple and Lighter Tones Too

Shades of Deep Purple and Lighter Tones Too

When Peg came into my living room singing, Deep Purple, I knew that it would be a particularly rollicking critique, and it was! Fun and informative–that’s the Cozy Critters. Since this was our last critique before Valentine’s Day, we had a Valentine motif. The sweet theme included Valentine cookies, pecan tartlets, and bits of chocolate […]

Danger Stalks the Highway

Danger Stalks the Highway

With the next flash of lightning, I knew the car following us was not Drake’s. The silhouette was different. It was more square-topped with darkened windows. It appeared black in the eerie light. Something else seemed odd about the car. The windows looked recessed. But why would a car have recessed windows unless it was […]

A Light in the Wastebasket

A Light in the Wastebasket

Yesterday, we discussed real life mysteries. This morning, I’m reprinting the short-lived mystery from last February 4. A funny outcome. Yesterday, something happened that has never happened before, in all my twenty-one years– a real-life, short-lived mystery. It was still dark when I got up. The first order of business is to start the coffee […]

Are There Explanations for These Strange Mysteries?

Are There Explanations for These Strange Mysteries?

Life has many mysteries as puzzling as fictional ones, happenings that have never been explained. These intrigue me. Amelia Earhart’s disappearance is one of those mysteries. I read a news story that may explain what happened to this daring pilot. And then again, it may not. In 1937, she was attempting to fly around the globe with […]

The Long Fingers of Midnight Shadows and a Raven

The Long Fingers of Midnight Shadows and a Raven

“Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore, While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping as of someone gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.” – Edgar Allan Poe.  Poe published this unforgettable poem on this day in 1845. […]