Mystery Play: Sleuth

Vortex Theater, 2900 Carlisle Blvd NE, Albuquerque NM 87110 Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 2pm A “talk-back” performance: the cast returns on stage after the play to talk with the audience. RSVP:

Albuquerque Journal Tour

Tour the Albuquerque Journal press area and newsroom. Monday, May 20th 3 – 4 pm 7777 Jefferson St NE, Albuquerque NM 87109 RSVP:

Books Make Great Gifts

by J. L. Greger Now for a really big mystery – what will you buy as gifts for relatives and friends this year? There are so many holidays – Valentine’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, graduations, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries,

Everything Old Is New Again

by Linda Triegel Once upon a time, not that long ago, all books were printed on paper. Then came the Internet, quickly followed by “e-books”, or books not printed at all but readable electronically. At first, these were not considered

Croak & Dagger Short Story Challenge

Welcome to the Croak & Dagger Short Story Challenge! All Croak & Dagger members are invited to finish a short story inspired by a Charles Schultz Peanuts cartoon republished September 2, 2016 in the Albuquerque Journal. Snoopy begins the story

Love is All You Need

Croak & Dagger member Linda Triegel has a short story in e-anthology Love is All You Need available now on Amazon, scheduled to be published in book form August 4th. Linda’s story “Working It Out” is one of ten short romance stories that

Grande Dames and Great Detectives

by Linda Triegel Most writers grow fond of the characters they create, but there must be a special relationship between writers and series characters that, with skill on the writer’s part and staying power on the character’s, appear to change

Author Interview: Patricia Smith Wood

As a child Pat entertained herself and others making up stories and putting on plays. Law enforcement is in her DNA: her father served as a police officer and completed a distinguished career with the FBI. She became an FBI

The Writers Block: Figures of Speech

A column on craft by Linda Triegel Figures of speech, or figurative language, are the sound effects added to writing to make it richer and more colorful.  The most common figures of speech are: SIMILE A comparison of two different

Mothers of Sisters: Josephine Tey

by Linda Triegel Elizabeth MacKintosh, who wrote mystery novels under the name Josephine Tey, was an intensely private person. Little is known of her life, but her fans are more than satisfied with reading her eight classic short mysteries over