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Read selected works from my nonfiction catalog of work.

Masteries of Mystery: The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher

Thereby hangs a tale… Not often comes a true crime candidate worthy of the mantle “literary nonfiction.”  In The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher, author Kate Summerscale accomplishes precisely that.  At once a beautifully written book, this is an informative read, as … Continue reading

Masteries of Mystery: Mistress of the Art of Death

Thereby hangs a tale… Ariana Franklin’s Mistress of the Art of Death is a wonder.  Not least because of its attention to historic detail.  It also offers us a star sleuth; a doctor versed in the ways of death.  The … Continue reading

Dog Daze

Thereby hangs a tale… A month ago I promised an update on my Jack Russell terrier foster mom experience.  Has it really only been one month?  Seems as though I’ve been down the rabbit hole since then, chasing through a … Continue reading


  Thereby hangs a tail…. There’s a strange quietude that settles when a dog dies.  Like a fine ash of dust leftover in an unused house.  As though existence disapparates from our world into the next, leaving a trace of … Continue reading

Writing Rules of Engagement

  Thereby hangs a tale… Recently I read a collection of the ten rules of good writing, one where famous writers handily offer up their tips on the Do’s and Do Not’s of writing.  Deadpan, or dead-on such lists should … Continue reading