NORMA PINK AND THE AVOCADO CAPER

A short story by Jackie Houchin Norma Pink, or “Pinkie” as her husband used to call her in romantic moments, is a senior Private Eye, a mature female Dick, a golden oldie detective, who looks into the indiscretions of others and reveals them to the authorities – any one of several entities. Norma’s most recent…

Tips from the 2015 California Crime Writers Conference

  AS A MEMBER of Sisters-in-Crime and Mystery Writers of America, I’ve attended all their combined conferences so far, and agree with everyone (even Anne Perry), this was the best one yet.  I love the camaraderie of fellow writers. I eagerly chat with them and sit in on their panel discussions. I commiserate with their…

21 Tales of Mystery and Imagination

INHUMAN CONDITION: Tales of Mystery and Imagination A Twenty-one Gun Salute to the 21 amazing “Tales of Mystery and Imagination” in Kate Thornton’s new collection of fiction, science fiction and fantasy. “Inhuman Condition” will carry you from the nostalgic past, through today’s hard-core crime scene, to the eerie yet somehow plausible worlds of the future.…

A Fun Collection of Puzzle Mystery Stories

Gay Toltl Kinman’s “Murder and Mayhem at The Huntington Library” reviewed. I bought Gay Kinman’s short story collection because I have visited the location (as well as the Botanical Gardens) many times and love it’s beauty, art, historical exhibits, and plants. Each of these stories covers one or more of these aspects. In the first…