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*** BOOK: The Mistletoe Murder and Other Stories AUTHOR: P. D. James YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2016 REVIEW: *** I’m not at all sure just why there are so many murder mysteries with Christmas themes, but there are, and some of them are quite good, too.  If you liked Envious Casca (recently retitled as A Christmas Party) … Continue reading On Our Bookshelves – The Mistletoe Murder and Other Stories – A Review

*** David Halloran (much like NYC) keeps things interesting.  I was intrigued by the concept of a NYC running tour (having never heard of such a thing although I’ve taken walking tours in places as far-flung as Rome and Bangalore). He was kind enough to answer some questions for us about City Running Tours, and … Continue reading Running Around in NYC – Our Q&A with David Halloran – City Running Tours

*** BOOK: The Daily Jane Austen – A Year of Quotes EDITOR: Devoney Looser YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2019 REVIEW: *** Is it too early to be thinking about Christmas presents yet?  Because this slim volume is the perfect stocking stuffer for the Janeite in your life.  The Daily Jane Austen has a quote for every … Continue reading On Our Bookshelves – The Daily Jane Austen – A Year of Quotes

*** Robert Girardi recently chanced to see what I’d written about his first novel, Madeleine’s Ghost, some time back, and as he appreciated my words, I asked him if he’d be interested in being interviewed for NewsWhistle. We had a long conversation on the phone about his books, his work, and the past and future … Continue reading Ghost Stories and Ghostwriting – Our Q&A with Author Robert Girardi