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Mystery Minute

A MYSTERY MINUTE By ZJ Czupor Forensic linguistics reveals identity of famous author Forensic linguistics is an investigative technique which helps experts determine authorship by identifying quirks in a writer’s style. Thanks to advances in computer technology,...

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October 2018 Mystery Minute

An Operatic Mystery of Mass Murder Jeffrey A. Lockwood  Consider that: mysteries are an extremely potent form of storytelling; opera is a powerful means of dramatic expression; and science is in desperate need of connecting with the public.  So, what could...

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Presentation: Fleur Bradley

Fleur (F.T.) Bradley will be presenting at Educator Night for current school teachers, librarians and school administrators in the Denver Metro area involved in literacy. Venue: Tattered Cover Aspen Grove (Sept. 5) and Tattered Cover Colfax (Sept. 6). Registration...

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Sale: The Dead Girl in 2A by Carter Wilson

Carter Wilson is excited to announce the sale of his next psychological thriller, The Dead Girl in 2A, to Sourcebooks. Look for it late-summer 2019. Carter will also be teaching two upcoming classes at the Boulder Writing Studio. Writing Thrillers will take place on...

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New Release: Burning Ridge by Margaret Mizushima

Margaret Mizushima is pleased to announce the Sept. 11 release of Burning Ridge, the fourth episode in her Timber Creek K-9 Mystery series. Colorado’s Redstone Ridge is a place of extraordinary beauty, but this rugged mountain wilderness harbors a horrifying secret....

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New Release: American History by J.L. Abramo

American History, a novel by Shamus Award-winning author J.L. Abramo, will be released by Down & Out Books on Sept. 3, 2018. Join Joe at the Mercury Café, 2199 California Street, Denver, on Sept. 19 for a launch reception beginning at 6 PM, followed by readings from...

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Launch Event: Manuel Ramos and Mark Stevens

Manuel Ramos and Mark Stevens are teaming up to launch their new books on Monday, Oct. 22 at The Tattered Cover (Colfax store). The event begins at 7 p.m. Ramos’ new book is The Golden Havana  Night—A Sherlock Homie Mystery. Stevens’ novel, the fifth in The Allison...

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The Ups and Downs of the Publishing Business

By Kathleen Donnelly In August, authors Chris Goff and Kevin Wolf and literary agent Terrie Wolf gave a wonderful panel discussion about their writing journeys including the ups and downs of their publishing careers. Each person had a unique story, but all came back...

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June 2018 Mystery Minute

By Z.J. Czupor The Mother of American Mystery: Anna Katharine Green Every member of Mystery Writers of America knows well the father of the American detective story – Edgar Allan Poe, whose 1841 story Murders in the Rue Morgue introduced C. Auguste Dupin, the...

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March 2018 Mystery Minute

By Z. J. Czupor Before he writes a single word, he spends eight months outlining the story. His outlines are generally 150 pages long. Why? Because he wants the plots of his books, which usually include four or more subplots, to be perfectly choreographed. Then, he’s...

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