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Twentieth Century Women

Posted by mcm0704 on February 27, 2019 |

Please help me welcome mystery author, Kay Kendall, as today’s Wednesday’s Guest. She writes the Austin Starr series and recently released a prequel to those stories, After You’ve Gone that I reviewed here last Sunday. Since the story takes place during Prohibition, I thought we could try a common drink of the time called The Bee’s […]

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Book Review – After You’ve Gone by Kay Kendall

Posted by mcm0704 on February 24, 2019 |

After You’re Gone Kay Kendall Austin Starr Prequel Paperback: 278 pages Stairway Press February 12, 2019 $14.95 ISBN-13: 978-1-941071-91-5 Genre: Mystery BLURB: When a long-lost relative turns up on the run from his rum-running mob boss and soon dies in a freak accident in small-town Texas during Prohibition, only 23-year-old Wallie believes it was murder. […]

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Kindness Works

Posted by mcm0704 on February 22, 2019 |

Slim Randles is my guest today with a touching story about the goodness of people. In these times of rancor and distrust among so many, it’s nice to have a reminder that kindness builds bridges. I also liked the reminder of how much fun it is to fly a kite. That was a favorite early […]

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Mother Ann Lee – Mother of the Shakers

Posted by mcm0704 on February 20, 2019 |

Please help me welcome Eleanor Kuhns as today’s Wednesday’s Guest. She is the author of a mystery series featuring Will Rees, a travelling weaver in the late 1700s who gets caught up in murders and becomes a first-rate investigator. I reviewed the latest book in the series, The Shaker Murders last Sunday, and you can […]

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Book Review – The Shaker Murders by Eleanor Kuhns

Posted by mcm0704 on February 17, 2019 |

The Shaker Murders Eleanor Kuhns ISBN-10: 0727888374 ISBN-13: 978-0727888372 Severn House Hardcover: 240 pages February 1, 2019, $28.99 Genre: Mystery Series: Will Rees Mysteries (Book 6) BOOK BLURB: A peaceful Shaker community is rocked by a series of bizarre accidents, but is there more to them than first appears? Fresh from facing allegations of witchcraft […]

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Friday Reads – The Curiosities by Susan Gloss

Posted by mcm0704 on February 15, 2019 |

The Curiosities Susan Gloss Paperback: 368 pages Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (February 5, 2019) Language: English ISBN-10: 0062270362 ISBN-13: 978-0062270368 This very engaging story has several major characters, but the plot really revolves around Nell. She is reeling after losing a baby in the third trimester, as well as the guilt she feels over what […]

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Celebrating Love

Posted by mcm0704 on February 13, 2019 |

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY   It’s a day early, I know, but I wanted to send the wish out anyway. Will you be doing anything special to mark the day? I may let the day pass without much attention, as celebrating without the person you loved for many years is so hard. I know I am […]

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Cats And Egos And Power Struggles

Posted by mcm0704 on February 11, 2019 |

Every late winter/early spring I used to pull the first new grass for my horse as the fresh green blades were so good for helping him to shed his winter coat. Now I pull the grass for my cats. Outdoor cats can nibble on grass whenever the urge strikes them, but since mine are indoor […]

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Service Dogs Never Stop Serving

Posted by mcm0704 on February 8, 2019 |

I’m going to be in Dallas today getting nerve ablations that will hopefully ease some of the pain on my face and head and get me off some of my meds. In addition to Ramsay Hunt Syndrome, I suffer from a condition known as CRS (can’t remember shit.) Many people on high doses of nerve-blockers […]

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A Conversation With Windy

Posted by mcm0704 on February 5, 2019 |

Slim Randles is here today with his friend, Windy, who likes to fracture the English language like nobody else. I admire the guys at the Mule Barn Truck Stop who can follow the conversation with Windy and reply with hardly a moment’s hesitation. More power to them.  Let’s join the guys with a cup of […]

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