Z.J. Czupor’s Mystery Minute: On Tour with Dead Writers

by | May 9, 2023 | Mystery Minute, The Writer's Life | 1 comment

By Z.J. Czupor

On Tour with Dead Writers is Z.J. Czupor‘s new installment on Rogue Women Writers. Guess the correct dead writer and be entered to win a free book.

A famous dead writer stayed here.
On Tour with Dead Writers

The Ohio Penitentiary opened in 1834 and was demolished in 1998 on a site that is now known as The Arena District in Columbus, Ohio. Before this dead writer gained notoriety as a writer of detective novels, he served time here from 1929-1936 for armed robbery. While in prison he began to write fiction. He also witnessed a horrible fire in 1930 that killed 322 inmates, one of the worst fires in American prison history.

Who is this author of seventeen novels and sixty short stories?

The winner will be randomly chosen from those who respond to mysteryminutecontest@gmail.com with the correct answer by 12:00 p.m., ET, May 18. The prize? A book by one of our Rogue authors! This month it will be Red Flags by Lisa Black.

Good luck!

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Z.J. Czupor is president of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers and past Vice President of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of Mystery Writers of America (RMMWA). In addition to writing monthly columns for Rogue Women Writers and RMMWA, he is the author of THE BIG WEIRD: Haikus in Times of Pandemic and Chaos

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1 Comment

  1. Chris Goff

    I love this new feature! Hope everyone plays fair! I haven’t a clue, but I’m intrigued. Interested in the answer. Loving the tour!