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mary-wilkinson's picture
Jun.06.2009
The rains came today and a drop in temperatures and we all dug around looking for warm clothes to cover our goose bumped skin. I was getting used to Summer but as they say you can have four seasons in one Irish day. O well, off to Spain soon and hopefully we will have unadulterated sunshine but one...
mary-wilkinson's picture
Jun.04.2009
Yet another stunning day in the west of Ireland. One whole week without rain and the country has gone mad, carefree, forgetting all about the horrible word 'recession' and the sorry tales of the abuse in the institutions and with the entire population clad in shorts and flip flops and the Volvo...
matt-beynon-rees's picture
Apr.20.2009
Sometimes people talk about crime novels as though they were all the same. The sheer number of different names for variants of the crime novel proves that isn’t true. Police procedural. Mystery novel. Thriller. Cosy. Exotic detective. Supernatural. I used to think there was little real difference,...
jayne-lyn-stahl's picture
Apr.02.2009
If you've been following cable news, over the past few days, you're not likely to have missed the Obamas at Buckingham Palace, and constant footage of Michelle Obama's arm around the Queen's waist, an act seen as so egregious it can only be eclipsed by that of George W. Bush rubbing German Prime...
sherry-jones's picture
Feb.16.2009
Dear Reader, Playing with my food at La Fonda, seaside in Barcelona Returning from the blossoming, mild spring of Barcelona to Spokane's icy terrain is like stepping, a la "The Wizard of Oz," from color into black-and-white. In oh, so many ways. Because, in Spain, reporters read my book...
craig-mcdonald's picture
Oct.13.2008
A special thanks to all those who said hello, who attended one of the panels on which I participated, who stopped by to have a book signed, or who just took the time to say hello at the Baltimore edition of Bouchercon (my first swing at this crime fiction version of Pamplona). Thanks also to all...
terence-clarke's picture
Oct.08.2008
War and cameras have often reflected each other. When I saw the first few photos in Gerda Taro's exhibit earlier this year at the International Center of Photography in Manhattan -- and viewing them again in the book Gerda Taro, recently published by ICP -- I was especially taken by one that is...
alexis-wiggins's picture
Sep.23.2008
Today's one of those days when I love living in Europe. Here are five things I love about Madrid:  1. The smell of the air from dusk to dawn. It smells of rain and autumn and orange blossom all in one, and it floats through my big square windows like a secret just for me. 2.  Young children,...
tracee-gleichner's picture
Jul.30.2008
Book Synopsis: Juana of Castile, the last queen of Spanish blood to inherit her country's throne, has been for centuries and enigmatic figure shrouded in lurid myth.  Was she the berefet widow of legend who was driven mad by her loss, or has history misjudged a woman who was ahead of her time?  In...
susan-alcorn's picture
Mar.05.2008
Why," someone asked me, "do you want to walk 500 miles across Spain?” "Why," my mother asks, "do you walk when you can ride?" Why, when easy travel to exotic or distant places is readily available to most of us, would someone choose to spend a major portion of their...