June 2021 Mystery Minute

by ZJ Czupor Mignon G. Eberhart   Who Was This “First Lady of Mystery?”   This prolific award-winning mystery author has an impressive resume and a name you may not know. Her novels have been translated into more than twenty languages and during...

May 2021 Mystery Minute

by ZJ Czupor A Storyteller’s Story of Tenacity and Tragedy Through grit, determination, and tenacity this author overcame dyslexia. He was rejected by the U.S. Marines Corps. He self-published his first book. He was often panned by critics, never won a literary...

April 2021 Mystery Minute

by ZJ Czupor Forgetting is an Integral Part of Remembering Perhaps you know this story: an unconscious man is picked up out of the Mediterranean Sea by Italian fishermen. He has two gunshot wounds in his back. A frame of microfilm has been implanted in his hip. His...

March 2021 Mystery Minute

by ZJ Czupor “No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money.” Mary Margaret Truman Daniel (1924-2008) was a college junior when her father Harry S. Truman (1884-1972, 33rd U.S. President) was thrust into the presidency upon the death of Franklin D....

February 2021 Mystery Minute

by ZJ Czupor The Inventor of the American Police Procedural and More Salvatore Albert Lombino (1926-2005) was born in East Harlem, New York, the son of a postal worker. He served as a radar man on a destroyer in the Pacific after World War II and to avoid boredom...

January 2021 Mystery Minute

by ZJ Czupor Detective Couples Who Do It—Solve Crimes, That Is There are many versions of crime-solving couples in novels. We’ve become well acquainted with the likes of Holmes and Watson, Batman and Robin, or spinsters with their too smart cats, working in...