A Drug Affair, the seventh Spencer Manning mystery, is done and will be out mid February. It was a challenge, with more plot roadblocks than I am used to. Here’s a preview: Stosh and I chatted over the rest of the pizza and finished our beer. By the time we were done we had come […]
With 6 novels under his belt, Rick Polad is quickly becoming one of the mystery genre’s rising stars. His series of mystery novels leads readers through an entangled web of murder, greed, and intrigue.
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In my last blog I followed the mystery novel from its inception up to the late 1800s. Sherlock Holmes and his powers of deduction had arrived with stories laced with clues and red herrings. While I love Sherlock and have reread Doyle’s stories many times, the writers that my father read to me and who […]
Many have asked me what it takes to be a writer. My answer is… be a reader. Read voraciously, especially in your genre of choice. I set down the first words of Change of Address, the first book in my Spencer Manning Mystery series, in the early 80s. But my first exposure to mystery novels […]