Janice J. Richardson

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Cozy- a subgenre of mysteries https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cozy_my....

Wikipedia explains it well. No gratuitous violence or foul language, cozies are a gentler read. The focus is on the protagonist, who is often an unwitting amateur sleuth. It is a fun read, often focusing on a professional (such as a librarian or a chef) who solves the mystery with the help of friends and a police contact in the community. Readers enjoy solving the puzzle of 'who did it and they like following their favourite characters in a cozy series. It is a popular read among women and men, as character development is a big part of the story. Subgenres of cozies are numerous, countries, holidays, professions, etc. (less)
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Dribble and Drivel

Writers tend to set goals. Some writers move the goalposts forward, then forward again.

My philosophy has been not to set firm goals. I prefer to put my nose into my computer and work until it's done. No pressure.

But that's a lie I have told myself during the pandemic. These days there is pressure, subliminal and sinister, pushing its way into my consciousness.

My latest WIP (work in progress)... Read more of this blog post »
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The Reluctant Coroner by Paul Austin Ardoin
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Once again, got caught up in the story. Didn't see that ending coming! Looking forward to Book 7.
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In the style of Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None" or "Murder on the Orient Express;" Book 5 in this series was a 'can't put it down' read. It's been a long time since I read a book in one sitting. I had no choice, it was that compelling ...more
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Hiding Cracked Glass by James J. Cudney
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What a beautiful sequel to Watching Glass Shatter. The writing is eloquent, not many authors can turn a phrase as beautifully as James J. Cudney. Example: "When Ethan expelled his last breath, Emma's heart burst into jagged shards as though Cupid's ...more
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Each book can be a standalone, but it is an ongoing saga and hard to put down. It's getting interesting! On to Book 5.
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“None of us are up to it. It is war against an enemy we cannot see.”
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“Mourning is not forgetting,' he said gently, his helplessness vanishing and his voice becoming wise. 'It is an undoing. Every minute tie has to be untied and something permanent and valuable recovered and assimilated from the knot. The end is gain, of course. Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be made strong, in fact. But the process is like all other human births, painful and long and dangerous. This”
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