Guest Author: Mark Victor Young


I am thrilled to welcome author Mark Victor Young. Just in time for spooks on stoops, he’s here to tell us about his latest mystery, Risk. They’re the most unlikely detectives… Martin is a 38-year-old virgin marked for greatness by the insurance gods. In his professional life, he is paid to assess risk, but in his […]


Too Quiet In Brooklyn

  It’s too quiet, at least for Brooklyn, so Fina Fitzgibbons isn’t surprised when she finds a strangled woman in the heart of Brooklyn Heights. She discovers that the dead woman’s young grandson is also missing and begins a hunt for the strangler-kidnapper, Ralph. During the chase, she resists falling in love with her boyfriend, Denny […]

Running the Walls

Too Quiet In Brooklyn

  Meet Ralph. He’s a character in TOO QUIET IN BROOKLYN. The antagonist, or at least one of them. Ralph made the bed and sat on it, trying to count his money, but gave up. He had plenty of time to do the job, it wasn’t three days yet, but his brother and sister kept fading […]

Guest Author: John Spencer Yantiss


I am delighted to welcome author John Spencer Yantiss who gives us a wonderful glimpse into his debut novel, Murder by Bequest. Synopsis On a frigid Friday afternoon in February, Eleanor Harkness shows up at the door of the “granite palace,” Sherrod Colsne’s New York townhouse.  Her unexpected yet incredibly timely appearance not only knocks Colsne’s normally unflappable […]

My List: Compound Words

The Dancer, Renoir, 1874

Lately I’ve become involved with compound words. Not that I don’t have better things to worry about. I sit and wonder if they’re written as one word or two. Or hyphenated. I don’t know who decides where they are in their evolutionary state of commingling, but I spend lots of time looking them up in the dictionary. […]