Category: Chatter

We are so sorry, Jane.

We watched the last episode of Sanditon last night, Barbara Peters of the Poisoned Pen and I. We have a few issues. Spoilers follow. *** First of all, wth, BBC? You used to be the one production company that could be depended upon for accurate period detail. What’s with Charlotte wearing her hair down all…

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Introducing Bill.

It hadn’t taken them long, once they got him inside; the man who had been separated from the rifle was seated in a chair and immobilized with enough bright yellow polypropylene line to restrain King Kong. He was maybe thirty years old, five-eight, thickset, with matted brown hair and terrified brown eyes that stared at…

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Queen for a day. And then…

It was a great event yesterday, when the Poisoned Pen Bookstore launched the 22nd Kate Shugak novel, No Fixed Line. You can watch the video below. Dana Stabenow talks about No Fixed Line These kinds of things are defined by the people who come and their enthusiasm and the questions they ask. Barbara estimates that about…

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Drum roll, please!

  Today at 2pm at the Poisoned Pen Bookstore in Scottsdale, Arizona, I will be applying this to this Yes, it is launch day for No Fixed Line, the 22nd Kate Shugak novel! If you can’t make it in person, they’ll be livestreaming my talk with Barbara on their Facebook page here. I’ll be doing…

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These are a hazard to aviation.*

Yes, yes they are, in: I’ll be signing the first edition of the hardcover at 2pm this Saturday at the Poisoned Pen Bookstore in Scottsdale, Arizona. Why, that’s tomorrow! See you there! If you can’t make it in person, they’ll be livestreaming it on their Facebook page here. And they ship, so you can order…

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This is basic transportation.*

Yes, yes it is, in this: I’ll be signing the first edition of the hardcover at 2pm this Saturday at the Poisoned Pen Bookstore in Scottsdale, Arizona. See you there! If you can’t make it in person, they’ll be livestreaming it on their Facebook page here. And they ship, so you can order your copy…

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This is a clue.*

Yes, yes, it is, in this: I’ll be signing the first edition of the hardcover at 2pm this Saturday at the Poisoned Pen Bookstore in Scottsdale, Arizona. See you there! If you can’t make it in person, they’ll be livestreaming it on their Facebook page here. And they ship, so you can order your copy…

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A stranger comes to town.

…he went in the door of the bar, from which he promptly came staggering out backward, falling down the stairs and and landing with a thump on the pavement, fanny-first. “What the hell?” He looked up just in time to see a tangle of bodies roll down the steps and right over the top of…

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