Author: Susan Breen

Witness for the Prosecution

While in London, I went to see a new production of Agatha Christie’s great and very twisty play, Witness for the Prosecution. This version of the play was set in an actual courthouse, and some of the audience members (though not us) got to sit in the jury seats, which was so cool.

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Agatha Raisin

Happy New Year all!

I was going to devote my post today to resolutions, but then M.C. Beaton passed away and I thought, what better way to start the new year than by thinking about someone who brought me so much pleasure. #gratitude

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Inspiration Monday

Yesterday I was in Bath, England and found myself wandering around the sites that Jane Austen frequented. (She lived in Bath from 1801 to 1806 and two of her books, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion have Bath as a primary location)

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Characters We Love

Last weekend I had the opportunity to meet with Ann Cleeves (at Crime Bake), which was a treat on many levels, one of them being that she has created one of my all-time favorite characters, Vera. Of course, when I tried to tell this to Ann Cleeves I felt like one of those babbling brooks, but I did mean it quite sincerely. Vera has been a good friend to me. So my question is, do you have any fictional characters who you connect to powerfully, and if so, who?

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New England Crime Bake

This past weekend I had the great pleasure of attending the New England Crime Bake, which is co-organized by fellow Miss Demeanor Michele Dorsey. It’s a wonderful conference because it’s fairly small, and everywhere you sit you run into someone you know or have heard of or are friends with on Facebook. But the very special treat this time was that Ann Cleeves was guest of honor.

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Needed: A Few New Words

The other day I was trying to come up with a word (and it would be fabulous if I could remember what that word was) and I realized there are certain gaps in the English language that need to be filled. So I asked my fellow Miss Demeanors: Are there any words for things that you think should exist but don’t?

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Welcome Ellen Byron!

Today I’m delighted to welcome Ellen Byron to Miss Demeanors. Ellen is the Agatha Award-winning and USA Today bestselling author of Cajun Country Mysteries. She’s worked for Martha Stewart, written for TV, and loves her dogs. She’s a delight, but don’t take my word for it…

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Remembering

I was looking at the site for the 9/11 memorial in NYC and came across this story about the Survivor tree. I found it moving and I hope you do too.

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