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Murder On Cue by Jane Dentinger (1983)

While shopping with my husband, I saw a sign on a book sale saying two hardbound books for Php 99.00. That’s equivalent to a little less than $2.00 USD. So I took the chance because my husband paid for it. One of the hardbound books is Murder On Cue, a 1983 novel by Jane Dentinger. Read more about Murder On Cue by Jane Dentinger (1983)[…]

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7 Ways of Suspense

Readers should keep turning the pages and will not put the book down. That’s what novelists have to create: novels that are natural page-turners that critics will rave. Writing a novel requires constant forward movement to get the readers excited to move on the next page. In order to sustain that forward movement, writers need Read more about 7 Ways of Suspense[…]

Shimmer Lake

Shimmer Lake (2017)

I found this film among the crime movies on Netflix. It is something recent and I haven’t heard of it. I suppose Shimmer Lake is an indie film written and directed by Oren Uziel. The story is a bank robbery gone wrong told backwards, one day at a time. So the narrative started on a Friday, Read more about Shimmer Lake (2017)[…]

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Carolyn Keene and the Syndicate

This website has reached another milestone. This is my 150th blog. This time, I’m featuring another Master Mind in crime fiction. I’ve mentioned this before and I’m saying it again. I started reading mysteries during my grade school days. The first mystery “author” I encountered was Carolyn Keene.   CAROLYN KEENE The name Carolyn Keene Read more about Carolyn Keene and the Syndicate[…]

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My 10 Must Have Apps

I treat my writing job as a career and business. So to stay on top of the league, I should have productivity apps in my “tool box”. But for most freelancers, one deciding factor is if it’s free. The apps I mentioned here are free and web-based. Yes, you read it right, F-R-E-E. Although most of Read more about My 10 Must Have Apps[…]

Ferdinand Marcos and the Julio Nalundasan case

The Julio Nalundasan Case

After 82 years, it’s not certain until today who really pulled the trigger that shot Assemblyman-elect Julio Nalundasan on 20 September 1935. Remember Viola Davis’ entrance on the first episode of How To Get Away With Murder? It seems that we had a bar topnotcher who really got away with it. BACKGROUND After the creation Read more about The Julio Nalundasan Case[…]

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Blood & Circumstance (2014)

As I was looking for crime movies to watch, I stumbled upon this 2014 film on iFlix. Based on a 2006 novel by Frank Turner Hollon, the movie premiered in the 2014 Fairhope Film Festival. It also received the “Best of D.C.” award at the D.C. Independent Film Festival. The story begins with Dr. Ellis Read more about Blood & Circumstance (2014)[…]

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Danger.Com @2 – Firestorm

One of the rare finds I had recently was a copy of Danger.Com series number 2 entitled Firestorm. The tagline of the whole series lies on the front cover which got me hooked: “Surfing the Internet can be hazardous to you health.” I admit, I am a sucker for book sales. Not only for Book Read more about Danger.Com @2 – Firestorm[…]

The Keepers

The Keepers

Controversies about priests re-surfaced after Netflix released the 2017 documentary The Keepers. Ryan White created this film about the unsolved murder of Sister Cathy Cesnik in Baltimore sometime in November 1969. Sister Cathy was a nun under the order of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, the order that runs the Archbishop Keogh High School. Read more about The Keepers[…]