Answers

Answers

Birds sang in the thickets and a soft breeze brought the mysterious, elusive fragrance of the river. The sun felt warm on my shoulders. This lovely day stood out in sharp contrast to the day two weeks earlier when Mom and I started out in a thunderstorm to Fayetteville and wound up running for our […]

Clocks, Staircases, and Curious Letters

As a youngster, I learned many things from Nancy Drew that were not written on the pages of her books. I learned that Nancy was the kind of girl I would like to be.  Nancy was a magnet who attracted mysteries. To anyone else, clocks were clocks, staircases were just what they seemed; but, not […]

Big Time Disappointment

Big Time Disappointment

Oh, frustration! As when a book stops and you don’t like the ending, I watched episode twenty-seven of searching for the Dutchman’s gold and couldn’t believe it. No, no, no. Surely, that wasn’t all. The last episode was the best of all. The five intrepid hunters approached the mountain from a river. Beautiful scenery. Wild, […]

The Lure of the Lost Dutchman

The Lure of the Lost Dutchman

Last night, I watched several YouTube episodes of a group of five men in Arizona who were searching for the Lost Dutchman Mine in the Superstition Mountains. Mesmerized, I sat and watched until nearly midnight, when I tore myself away in favor of going to sleep. I’m sure you’ve read and heard about the gold […]

That First Impression

We’ve all heard, “First impressions are lasting impressions.” A writer works hard to create a good first impression when you, the reader, crack open her book. Below are beginning sentences from each of my cozies, which, hopefully, create a good first impression. Moonlight Can Be Murder: My car’s headlights cut a yellow swath through the […]

Old Barns and Secrets

Old Barns and Secrets

There is something to be said for old barns, the kind that has been around for a hundred years or more. In the first place, they demand respect for their perseverance in the face of the whims of life, and, in the second place, they work great in cozy mysteries. At the Saunders Farm, there […]

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