I must confess. I am a woman on a mission, and that mission is to convince cozy mystery readers to watch a new murder mystery, Forever, that recently premiered on the ABC network. Dr. Henry Morgan is the Medical Examiner for the NYPD, still grieving the loss of Abigail, his one true love. Jo Martinez is the detective he assists, and often annoys. She is also grieving the more recent loss of her husband. There are wonderful secondary characters such as Lucas, who assists Henry in the morgue, obviously wants to… Read more Portrait of Jennie. It’s a Wonderful Life. Forever. →
Donna, sparrow falls mystery series
Author of the Sparrow Falls Mystery series of cozy novels.
Reader and reviewer of good books and ebooks.
Blogger, mostly on classic mystery books & film (both modern & old),
with some occasional silliness thrown in.
Rescuer of wee animals (mainly cats).
Twitter-er - be sure to follow me there! @sparrowfallsmys
Please visit my Pinterest pages for Lovely Old Houses that inspired the Sparrow Falls Mystery series, and also Marvelous Mystery Book Covers.
New Youtube channel coming soon!
Originally posted on Crafting Mysteries & Suspense:
Recently, a stunning quilt top was handed off – from cousin Linda (in Prineville, OR) to cousin Gary (who played delivery guy) to…
So I haven’t read this (yet!) but I like Sweeney’s books and the cover of this one is so pretty! The colors are lovely and the kitties along the yellow… Read more The Cat, The Vagabond And The Victim by Leann Sweeney →
Originally posted on Shadow & Substance:
I have on my shelves a dog-eared paperback edition of Rod Serling’s 1967 book “The Season To Be Wary.” It sits near similarly worn…
Death of a Six-Foot Teddy Bear by Sharon Dunn gets five stars from this reviewer for two aspects of a genuinely good novel: a solid mystery in the classic tradition, and… Read more REVIEW: Death of a Six-Foot Teddy Bear →
This simply fascinating video series on the Youtube features the grandson of Everyone’s Favorite Writer discussing her life, her books, her inspirations and more. Here he shares a wee bit about the creation of Hercule Poirot. The most interesting part of the video, IMHO, is the fact that even Agatha received rejections! Unbelievable! And we also learn, genteel readers, that rejection letters have not changed a bit in nearly one hundred years.
One hobby (or perhaps bad habit?) I have never outgrown is collecting old, out-of-print books, mostly paperbacks, because they tend to be the ones I can afford. A dime for a… Read more Those marvelous mystery book covers! →
The homes and places of Sparrow Falls often play an important part in the mystery. While writing the first novel, A Distant Murder, and developing my characters and settings, my… Read more Memories and Inspiration →