Monday, January 30, 2023

Scottish Mysteries: Mystery Readers Journal

Mystery Readers Journal: Scottish Mysteries (Volume 31:3) is a great issue, filled with articles, reviews, and essays by your favorite writers. It's still available as a PDF. Buy the PDF.  Here's the Table of Contents and a few sample articles. Enjoy! 

MYSTERY READERS JOURNAL:
SCOTTISH MYSTERIES

TABLE OF CONTENTS

ARTICLES
  • Performing Scottish Crime: Ian Rankin’s Dark Road by Charlotte Beyer
  • The Many Hues of Tartan Noir by Nancie Clare
  • Escape Through Idyllic Scotland by Ann-Marie Lamb
  • Tartan Noir: Scottish Mystery Fiction by Chris Longmuir
  • Beautiful Mysterious Scotland by Patricia Smiley
AUTHOR! AUTHOR!
  • Crime Writing — Scotland’s Other National Export by Lin Anderson
  • Beatrice Who? Some Thoughts on Scotland by Rhys Bowen
  • Rain and Scottish Crime Writing by G.J. Brown
  • The Deadly Flower of Scotland by Lillian Stewart Carl
  • At Home in Edinburgh by C.S. Challinor
  • Casanova and the Scottish Connection by Myra Duffy
  • Finding My Scottish Essence by David Hagerty
  • By Yon Bonnie Braes by Jo A. Hiestand
  • A Brief History of Bodysnatching by Anna Lee Huber
  • My Search To Belong by Coco Ihle
  • Scottish Heads and Scottish Hearts by Paul Johnston
  • Mystery and Murder in the Heart of Scotland by Chris Longmuir
  • Ghosts, Whisky, Fire… and a Single Flower by Bonnie MacBird
  • The Angel’s Share by Diane Gilbert Madsen
  • The Emergence of Muirteach Macphee by Susan McDuffie
  • Writing About Scotland by Peter May
  • Land of My Heart by Catriona McPherson
  • Grunt Goes to Canada by Grant McKenzie
  • What’s in a Name? by T. Frank Muir
  • Childhood Adventures in Scotland by Gigi Pandian
  • A Tale of Haggis, Neeps, and Tatties by Martha Reed
  • Scotland the Grave by Craig Robertson
  • My Heart’s in the Highlands by A.D. Scott
  • An American Guide to Scotland by Alexandra Sokoloff
  • Shetland? But what do you find to do with yourself up there… ? by Marsali Taylor
  • Is This Edinburgh? by Marty Wingate
COLUMNS
  • Mystery in Retrospect: Reviews by Sandie Herron, John Patrick Lang, Lesa Holstine, L.J. Roberts, Craig Sisterson
  • Scotland and British Crime Fiction: Some Observations by Philip L. Scowcroft
  • Children’s Hour: Scotland by Gay Toltl Kinman
  • Crime Seen: Detecting Scotsmen by Kate Derie
  • In Short: The Short Scottish Mystery by Marvin Lachman
  • Scotland’s Classic Mysteries by Cathy Pickens
  • From the Editor’s Desk by Janet Rudolph

Saturday, January 28, 2023

BLOODLANDS, SEASON 2 release date

BLOODLANDS, Season 2, premieres on Acorn TV.

Episodes 1-2 Premiere February 6; two episodes premiere weekly through February 20

This gritty Irish crime thriller features DCI Tom Brannick (James Nesbitt). Tom Brannick returns as the murder of a crooked accountant unravels a trail of greed that threatens to expose the true identity of the legendary assassin codenamed Goliath. Between Tom and redemption stands the accountant’s widow, Olivia (Victoria Smurfit), whose intentions may be far from innocent. 

Cartoon of the Day: Cats

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