January Rescue: Decorative Hood

“Snowstorm expected. If you’re English, stay inside and wait for the all-clear. If you’re Scottish, you’ll need your Big Coat.” This is the hood that came with my Big Coat. The coat itself is perfect, but the hood is decorative. Decorative! I ask you! Some designer actually thought, yeah, let’s put a hood on aContinue reading “January Rescue: Decorative Hood”

Simon Pearce’s Edinburgh: The Firth of Forth

At the heart of Simon’s second story, Slough Dog, is the story of a ghost dog, which workers on a building site believe has killed a man. In the story, an ancestor of the building site owner attempted to throw the family doginto the Firth during a storm. The result was a generations-long curse onContinue reading “Simon Pearce’s Edinburgh: The Firth of Forth”

Simon Pearce’s Edinburgh: Comiston House

“Comiston House sat aloof on a large tract of land, a little more than three miles to the south of Edinburgh, and north of the gently sloping, green-carpeted Pentland Hills. It was modest in size, square in shape, and constructed from large bricks of local sandstone. Ionic columns stood to either side of an archedContinue reading “Simon Pearce’s Edinburgh: Comiston House”

Sitting Down with Rebecca Cohen

REBECCA COHEN spends her days dreaming of a living in a Tudor manor house, or a Georgian mansion. Alas, the closest she comes to this is through her characters in her historical romance novels. She also dreams of intergalactic adventures and fantasy realms, but because she’s not yet got her space or dimensional travel plansContinue reading “Sitting Down with Rebecca Cohen”

A Chat with Charlie Cochrane

Today I have the privilege of chatting with one of my favorite authors and people, Charlie Cochrane. Charlie has a new book out, Lessons in Following a Poisonous Trail, and it’s excellent. Charlie’s Cambridge Fellows stories were some of the first LGBT+ mysteries I ever read, and they have a special place in my heart.Continue reading “A Chat with Charlie Cochrane”

COVID-19: Good News (Updated Regularly)

This pandemic is terrifying, let’s face it. Tragedy is all around, and I’m not making light of that. But if we want to move through it, we can’t lose hope. And hopeful events are all around us, as well. I’m collecting them here. Please feel free to add more hopeful happenings in the comments. TestingContinue reading “COVID-19: Good News (Updated Regularly)”

An Interview With Olivier Bosman

Happy Saturday! Today I’m thrilled to have the chance to sit down with one of my favorite authors of historical mysteries, Olivier Bosman. Bosman is the author of the DS Billings mysteries, among others, and if you haven’t read them yet, you should! We’ll talk more about the books in a mo, but before that,Continue reading “An Interview With Olivier Bosman”