SWING LOW, SWEET HARRIET: Blue Murder, by Harriet Rutland

Thanks to Curtis Evans of The Passing Tramp, I was introduced to Harriet Rutland, who had the gall to: a. be a good mystery writer, and b. only write three books. (That tends to be the sort of author Curtis comes up with!) Thanks to the folks at Dean Street Press, all three novels are … Continue reading SWING LOW, SWEET HARRIET: Blue Murder, by Harriet Rutland

FRIEDMAN’S FACE-OFF WITH FAN FICTION

Say what you like about Jeff Bezos and his insidious plan to take over the free market – the guy knows what I like. All I do is buy a few things (a week), and my home page zings with spot-on recommendations. As you might imagine, a lot of them have to do with classic … Continue reading FRIEDMAN’S FACE-OFF WITH FAN FICTION

IMAGINE POIROT SINGING: A Look at That Rarest of Things, the Mystery Musical

Here it is, the middle of January, the perfect time to start making your summer plans! Seriously, my Seasonal Affective Disorder is kicking up, and having something to look forward to can really cheer you during these dreary days. This summer, I’m visiting two of my favorite cities. First stop is London, where I will … Continue reading IMAGINE POIROT SINGING: A Look at That Rarest of Things, the Mystery Musical

FOUR LITTLE WOMEN (AND ONE LITTLE MAN) AGAINST THE WORLD

Yesterday, the New York Times offered commentary on an article by Vanity Fair about Greta Gerwig’s new adaptation of Little Women. The article, “Little Women Has a Little Man Problem,” by Anthony Breznican, discussed the concerns by producer Amy Pascal that the film was faring poorly in early awards nominations because, in essence, men were … Continue reading FOUR LITTLE WOMEN (AND ONE LITTLE MAN) AGAINST THE WORLD