ZJ CZUPOR’S MYSTERY MINUTE

By Z.J. Czupor She Wrote the First Legal Thriller On a Saturday morning, September 16, 1922, the Episcopal Reverend Edward W. Hall and his choir member (lover) Eleanor Mills were discovered shot dead under a crabapple tree in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Their love letters had been torn up and left...

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ZJ CZUPOR’S MYSTERY MINUTE

THE QUEEN OF CRIME DRAMA By Z. J. Czupor This living, award-winning, and bestselling author is a true example of a rogue writer, who never let adversity stand in the way of her dreams. Eilidh Martina Cole was born on March 30, 1959, the youngest of five children to a poor, Irish Catholic family in...

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Z.J. CZUPOR’S MYSTERY MINUTE

WHO WAS THIS "FIRST LADY OF MYSTERY?" by Z.J. CzuporThis prolific award-winning mystery author has an impressive resume and a name you may not know. Her novels have been translated into more than twenty languages and during the 1930s eight of her novels were adapted into films. Her books...

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Z.J. CZUPOR’S MYSTERY MINUTE

ONE OF THE BEST WRITERS AND NEARLY FORGOTTEN by Z.J. Czupor Not that long ago, this author was considered by literary critics to be one of the truly great American writers of the 20th century. Unfortunately, his name doesn't easily come to mind or roll off the tongue when we think of the litany of...

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Z.J. CZUPOR’S MYSTERY MINUTE

He's a Complicated Man — No One Understands Him But his Woman — Shaft by Z.J. Czupor Fifty years ago, on June 23, 1971, a New York City private eye debuted on the big screen at the Palms Theatre in Detroit. His name was "John Shaft," a tough and cool Black detective. The film starred Richard...

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Z.J. CZUPOR’S MYSTERY MINUTE

By Z.J. Czupor This great literary writer also wrote mysteries William Faulkner (1897-1962) was a titan of American Literature and is considered one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature, two Pulitzer Prizes, and a National Book Award. His works have...

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TINKER TAILOR AUTHOR SPY

He was a complicated cat and a skilled obfuscator. He was an author, a movie script writer, a suave pipe-smoking spymaster, a defender of the law—and a breaker of the law. Journalist James Rosen called him a “passionate patriot; committed Cold Warrior; a lover of fine food, wine and women; incurable intriguer, wicked wit and superb storyteller.”

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ZJ CZUPOR’S MYSTERY MINUTE

A Thumb Print and What Came of It In America, Samuel Langhorne Clemens, (Mark Twain, 1835-1910), was the first to introduce fingerprinting into fiction. In his memoir, Life on the Mississippi, he wrote a chapter entitled, “A Thumb Print and What Came of it.” (James R. Osgood & Co.,1883). Twain...

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MYSTERY MINUTE GOES ROGUE

<!--By Z. J. Czupor--> Doppelgänger: Myth, Literary Device, or the Real Deal? Unless you are an identical twin, would it unnerve you to bump into your dead ringer … your doppelgänger? Would your lookalike be your exact double, your evil twin, or just a mischievous spirit? When a carbon copy...

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