Author: Alexia Gordon

Author of the Gethsemane Brown Mysteries, published by Henery Press

When it gets crisp in the fall…

Leaves trade their greens for gold, orange, and red. The chill in the air lures sweaters from closets and cabinets. The moon steals a few minutes of daylight from the sun each day. It’s autumn, my favorite season.I love autumn for its colors, flavors (there’s more to the season than pumpkin spice, y’all), fashion, weather—and spookiness. October marks the beginning of the spooky season, which lasts through January. Winter is spooky. (Telling ghost stories at Christmas is a tradition I want to see resurrected.) Ghoulies and goblins and ghosties, oh my! They feel out of place in the spring and summer. The autumnal equinox marks their return home. My viewing and reading habits shift in the fall. During the bright, sunny, warm times of the year, I seek out light, fun, breezy entertainment. My habits adopt a darker bent come fall. Bring on the horror movies, the ghost stories, the tales of the malevolent and macabre. What about you? Does your taste in books, movies, and TV change with the weather? What entertains you during these dark, chilly days?Comment here or hop over to the Facebook page to join the discussion

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A Book Long Enough to Suit

A deadly pandemic. Protests against racial injustice. Unemployment at levels not seen since the Great Depression. Seismic social upheaval. Wrapping your mind around 2020 presents challenges most of us never imagined facing. Many of us struggle to find the energy to get excited about anything. We’re so overwhelmed, it’s tough to find things to feel good about. Fortunately, books exist. Whatever your preferred format, paper, electronic, or audio, books can help you process what’s happening around you, learn about experiences and perspectives different from your own, help put your fears into perspective, or provide respite. Books, in short, can make you feel good. Here are a few that do that for me: A Step So Grave by Catriona McPherson. Set in the 1930s, this offering in the Dandy Gilver series pays homage to Golden Age Detective fiction without sacrificing a contemporary feel. Hollywood Homicide by Kellye Garrett. A cozy with a Black amateur sleuth. ‘Nuff said. Lies She Told by Cate Holahan. A domestic thriller with a strong, independent female protagonist who drives the action instead of reacts to events. Fer de Lance by Rex Stout. His entire Nero Wolfe series, actually. Because Archie Goodwin. The Return of Retief by […]

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The End of Waiting

Waiting ends, eventually. Advent becomes Christmas, 2019 becomes 2020. We hope our patience pays off, at the end. We hope that waiting for the Missdemeanors re-vamp pays off with a new, improved, more focused blog.

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Happy Wednesday

It’s hump day. We’ve made it halfway through the week. For a mid-week mood boost, enjoy these photos of sunny, beautiful Guam.

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