BARBARA ROSS GOES ROGUE

Gayle Lynds: Barbara Ross’s novels always move me. They’re riveting! In her newest one, Muddled Through, modernization sends residents of a Maine resort into turmoil. Add valuable pottery, town meetings, and unfortunate death, and you have adventure, a retired National Geographic female...

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WHEN FICTION CROSSES THE LINE

by Chris Goff Recently I read a Soapbox article in Publisher’s Weekly that gave me pause. Entitled Let Fiction Be Fiction, in it the author tackles the question of who gets to tell which stories.  The author’s debut novel, Other People’s Children, tells the story of a couple who, after...

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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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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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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

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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