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 continue...

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AUGUST ROGUE ROUNDUP

Here’s what we Rogues talked about, researched, and revealed in August... Jenny Milchman made a huge splash this month, interviewing authors and screenwriters whose work has made it big time onto the big screen! Then, Z.J. Czupor's Mystery Minute taught us a thing or two about the celebrated (but...

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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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JULY ROGUE ROUNDUP

Here’s what we Rogues talked about, researched, and revealed in July... We kicked off the month with a blog from Chris Goff about the importance of awards for authors and readers, alike. Hint: they're definitely important! For specific and nuanced reasons! Read her take here. Then, we released our...

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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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