Month: September 2010

>Things We’ve Handed Down.

> by Susanna My great-grandmother Cleo lived in simple, wood-framed house on her family’s farm. During her lifetime the road running in front of her home wasn’t paved or even named. Her mail was directed to a rural route number. Behind her house was a large barn filled farm equipment, feral cats, and towers of…

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>In Memorium: Barbara Parker

>If anybody ever asks me to trace my development as a mystery writer, I’ll plant a big X on the spot marked by Barbara Parker. Her “Suspicion” series featuring Miami lawyers Gail Connor and Anthony Quintana showed me what crime fiction could be — intelligent, sharp, laced with tension. She grounded her plots securely in…

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