Cornered With Nowhere to Run

Cornered With Nowhere to Run

  An excerpt from the soon-to-be-released Moonstruck and Murderous. Ned has gotten herself cornered. I took a deep breath. I was in a tight place with little room to move. Pushing against the inglenook’s brick wall to give myself leverage, I stood up. The brick under my hand moved. What? Was the mortar so aged […]

Between Those Intriguing Covers

The covers of the Darcy and Flora or Ned McNeil mysteries are designed to hint at what’s inside the books. They are also like a friendly, open door, inviting you to come on in and have a look around. ♥ The Cemetery Club–The first Darcy and Flora cozy opens with Darcy Campbell and her mother […]

Moonstruck and Murderous

Moonstruck and Murderous

  The people at the Carver Estate are a little–how shall I say it–odd? Or, are they strange-acting because they are moonstruck? Pat, Ned McNeil’s friend, thinks they are both moonstruck and murderous. Is the blue moon during this month of March affecting everyone, including Ned?  The month is March–a strange month–a rainy, windy, untrustworthy […]

Mist and Mystery

Mist and Mystery

   It’s an Ireland kind of morning.  A mist rises over rivers and lakes. The ground is damp with rain, the air is crisp and cool. Beneath the stillness and calm, mystery lurks. Always, mystery, reminding me of that distant, enchanting island nestled like a green emerald in the Irish Sea. One of the fascinating […]

Something About That Mysterious Morning

The day began in a strange and mysterious way. Before daylight, thunder and rain moved in. A dark, damp world greeted the morning. The house lay still and silent, listening, waiting, wondering. A distant train whistle rose and fell, a mournful, ghostly sound. Inside the house, someone stirred. The coffee pot clicked and purred. Soon, the fragrance of the early morning […]

The End Has Come

The End Has Come

  The last edit is finished and Moonstruck is complete. The good guys were triumphant as the bad guys met defeat. Ned had an adventure and writing it was fun, but I’ve got that empty feeling, now that it’s said and done. I guess I might be lonely for fictitious Ednalee and Ned and Pat […]