Z.J. CZUPOR’S MYSTERY MINUTE

The Mysterious Demise of Edgar Allan Poe By Z. J. Czupor Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was a genius in poetry and prose and only lived to the age of forty. While living and in death, he has had a profound impact on literature as an editor, poet, short story writer, lecturer, and critic.  ...

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Z.J. CZUPOR’S MYSTERY MINUTE

The Gift of O. Henry By Z.J. Czupor While American author Washington Irving (1783-1859) is credited with reviving the Christmas holiday in America, and English author Charles Dickens (1812-1870) is recognized for reinventing Christmas through his masterpiece, A Christmas Carol (1843), it is...

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Z.J. CZUPOR’S MYSTERY MINUTE

Give them what they want—which is a story. by Z.J. Czupor Charlotte (Geraldine) Jay. Photo credit: State Library, South Australia Charlotte Jay was a trailblazing author who only published nine mystery novels all set in exotic locations. She also won the first Edgar for “Best Mystery Novel,” and...

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MOM’S STORIES

by Tosca Lee Mom, 1958 I got the gift of a lifetime in the mail a few weeks ago. It was Laura—My Story, a book written by my mother. It isn’t her first book; my mother is a genealogist and has published several volumes already on our family history. But it’s the first that is uniquely hers. Within...

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Z.J. CZUPOR’S MYSTERY MINUTE

Before There was Stephen King… There was… by Z.J. Czupor You may not know this author's name, but you'll certainly recognize his works. He only wrote seven novels, and they were all adapted into films. He wrote tense, taut plots in multiple genres including mystery, Gothic horror, and science...

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BOOKS AND A TREAT FOR CHRISTMAS

By Karna Small Bodman Christmas shopping is in full swing, so I asked my family and a few friends to recommend books in various genres for consideration as Christmas gifts. All of these suggestions are newly released, and all have hit the bestseller lists. For the history buff: A Very Short...

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