Chicks Interview: V.M. Burns

I first met Valerie (aka V.M. Burns) when I invited her to join ’17 Scribes, a group of  authors with their debut novels coming out in 2017. With both of us being black and writing amateur detective novels, we became fast friends. So I was thrilled when she let me read an advanced copy of her debut, The Plot is Murder! (Full disclosure: I may have begged … Continue reading Chicks Interview: V.M. Burns

Location, location, location

The picturesque St. Mary Mead village created by Agatha Christie. Sue Grafton’s Santa Barbara, aka Santa Theresa. Louise Penny’s Three Pines in the woods of the Quebec province. (Which is kind of like a French-Canadian St. Mary’s Mead, isn’t it?) Setting paints a picture in any mystery, and the Chicks weigh in on how it affects what we write and what we read.
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