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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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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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Government Shutdown

Posted by mcm0704 on January 14, 2019 |

The area around my house in the city is not particularly scenic. Many of the houses are very old and run down, and a number of them have lots of junk in the yards. Still, I manage to find some pretty things to photograph. There are a few of these bushes with the bright red […]

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Are We Ready For Change in Washington?

Posted by mcm0704 on November 30, 2018 |

Before getting into the heart of today’s blog, I want to remind folks that this is the last day to enter the thriller giveaway at Book Hub  for a chance to win a bundle of books and an Amazon Gift Card. Go ahead, hop on over to enter, I’ll wait… I’m one of the sponsoring […]

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Fun With Windy

Posted by mcm0704 on November 28, 2018 |

Before moving on to Slim’s story about Windy, I want to share this picture. It’s the first grandchild coloring to grace the front of my refrigerator in my new home, and it was done by my granddaughter Becky who is in college, which proves you can color at any age. BTW, I hate to admit […]

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Monday Morning Musings

Posted by mcm0704 on November 26, 2018 |

My Thanksgiving week was pretty terrific. My son, Mike, and his family came up from Austin for a few days, so I got to spend some good times with them. Then on Thanksgiving day, another son joined us for the day and we ate a great meal that my daughter-in-law prepared. Yeah Corina. The next […]

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Pumpkin Pie #Recipe

Posted by mcm0704 on November 19, 2018 |

And the fun begins! Heading toward Thanksgiving here in the States many of us are knee-deep in preparations for company and for the day of celebrating. That is true for me, too. I’m going to have my first gathering for the holiday here in my new house, so I am working toward having the house […]

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A Note From Beto O’Rourke

Posted by mcm0704 on November 16, 2018 |

Before moving on to the letter that Beto O’Rourke sent to his supporters last week, I want to share this picture of what I thought was the last rose to bloom before winter sets in for real here in East Texas. When I took the shot, I noticed a few buds on this bush and […]

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