Z.J. CZUPOR’S MYSTERY MINUTE

She Moved Our Collective Consciousness by Z.J. Czupor This best-selling author lived a lifetime of contradiction and experimentation. She was born with a man's name. She wrote and experimented across numerous genres. She grew out of poverty to became rich and famous, and her writing explored the...

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ZJ CZUPOR’S MYSTERY MINUTE: The Rage of a Writer

By ZJ Czupor Chester Himes If you stopped to chat with this famous author on the street, you might decide he had few redeeming qualities and keep walking. And you might, on second thought, think that with his sketchy past, he was a lost cause. Just look at his early record: As a student at...

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ZJ CZUPOR’S MYSTERY MINUTE

The Nightmare Life of William Lindsay Gresham By ZJ Czupor At the end of 2021, a disturbing film was released to the public. Tagged as a neo-noir psychological thriller and directed by Guillermo del Toro, it quickly won nine major awards and received forty-two nominations. The film is Nightmare...

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ZJ CZUPOR’S MYSTERY MINUTE

A MYSTERY WITHIN A MYSTERY By Z.J. Czupor In the canon of mystery novels lies an unfinished but published mystery—the last novel written by an iconic author—and the mystery within that novel is still waiting to be solved. American librarian and author, Edmund Pearson (1880-1937), called it "the...

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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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