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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!
Thank you!

Portrait of Jennie. It’s a Wonderful Life. Forever.

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.

Agatha Christie, Rejected????

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.