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The Return of John Smyth

He’s back! After a long hiatus, John Smyth is back. By day, he’s the mild-mannered editor of Grace magazine. By night…he’s still the mild-mannered editor of Grace magazine, but he sometimes solves murders. I am pleased to announce that the fourth John Smyth Mystery has just been published by my own publishing imprint, Mill Lake […]

Making a Killing as a Writer

“There are two kinds of folks who sit around thinking about how to kill people—psychopaths and mystery writers. I’m the kind that pays better.” Those are the opening words of the introduction to each episode of the television series Castle used in season 2 and season 3. They are words with many layers of meaning […]

The Purpose of a Washing Machine

We recently bought a new computer. We didn’t want to, but we felt we had no choice. Our 20-year-old washing machine began banging, then smoking, and finally stopped working altogether. We phoned the appliance repair shop and discovered it had gone out of business. Couldn’t find another one that looked trustworthy. Apparently appliance repair is […]