A Picture of Murder

Sitting down with the latest instalment of the Lady Hardcastle cozy mystery series by T. E. Kinsey is like visiting with old friends. There’s been a fire in the kitchen at The Grange, the home of their neighbour, Lady Farley-Stroud. The calamity has made it impossible to play host to a …

Night Town by Timothy Hallinan

A brilliantly written mystery spiced with sardonic and quirky wit. There are more twists and turns than an Agatha Christie novel and the edge your seat suspense will not let you put this one down. A very cerebral thief, Junior frequently shares his particular brand of philosophical burglar wisdom. Junior will introduce you to a host of very eccentric …

An Interview With Timothy Hallinan: Edgar, Macavity, and Shamus Awards Nominee and Lefty Recipient

James:                  How long have you been writing? Timothy:              I started writing terrible short stories when I was in my teens. In ninth grade I had a profoundly beautiful and very young English teacher named Miss Reid, and I wrote her an epic love poem, my first and last attempt …

Cypher 1

Galatians 5:13 13 You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 …

The Illusionist

Illusion is the act of performing seemingly impossible feats using natural means. David Copperfield raised a giant screen in front of the Statue of Liberty. When he dropped it, the statue was gone. How is this possible, you ask yourself? You have a pretty good understanding of how objects behave and you …

The First Thanksgiving Paladins

The people we know as Pilgrims have become so immersed in legend that we are tempted to forget that they were real people. What strength of faith and courage must it have taken to openly oppose the Church of England (Anglican Church), the King of England (James I, the head of …

A Reluctant Hero

Save for the Victoria Cross and the Star of Valour, the Medal of Military Valour is the highest honour a Canadian soldier can receive. A reluctant hero, Cpl. Tony Harris just joined an exclusive club with only about 75 members, total, since it was created. A private at the time, …

An Interview With U.S. Today Best-Selling Author Lea Wait

James: How long have you been writing? Lea: Most of my life. For many years I supported my family writing corporate nonfiction. When I was in my forties I began focusing on fiction, and have now been writing fiction full-time for about twenty years. James: What motivated you to become …

Woman Makes Ultimate Sacrifice to Save Stranger

Rachel Davis was attempting to calm down two groups of young people involved in an alcohol-fuelled fight when she was shot at close range outside a bar in the Gastown district of Vancouver. Saff Imran Sharif, 25, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Ms. …