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  • Repairs on Notre Dame Cathedral

    Repairs on Notre Dame Cathedral may take over a decade and cost more than $1 billion. On April 15, 2019, a fire broke out in the cathedral, which was undergoing repairs, and only the heroic efforts of firefighters saved the whole structure from collapse. Begun in 1160, it was largely complete by 1260, although modified […]

  • Malice Domestic — Identify that Quotation

    Malice Domestic, the premiere fan convention for lovers of traditional mysteries is coming up soon– April 29-May 1, 2016. Coming soon! This year join the fun at Hyatt Regency Hotel, Bethesda, MD outside Washington, D.C. Go to to see the program and check out all the fun! So does the title “malice domestic” sound […]

  • Sleuthfest

    What fun meeting C.J.Box, the guest of honor at Sleuthfest, this year in Deerfield Beach, Florida from February 25-28, 2016! The annual conference for mystery fans and writers featured many panels discussing (for example) killing by poison, the experiences of “black ops” (that is, mercenaries), how to plot a book, write dialogue, build suspense. Publishing […]