Tag Archives: Phyllis A. Whitney

Mystery Tally & Cover Of 2015

My Kind Of Mystery 2015 guests:  have you identified this book cover, author, and year for an extra entry into our year-end prize draw?  There are no e-mails yet, so here are the hints I promised and they might as … Continue reading

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Colourful, Ireland, Scotland

  The mission (spelled with a Canadian ‘U’ if you please!) is to read 9 books containing any hues.  As long as identical colours aren’t repeated, you can utilize absolutely any hue even from the same spectrum.  This is much more flexible … Continue reading

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Theme-Closing Combo

I am passionate about numerous subjects but 16 activities I partcipated in -from about September to December- toppled the reading topic.  I thank my non-bookie subscribers for bearing with that.  Stay tuned for a variety of great subjects I’m going to have fun with.  To minimize ‘closing … Continue reading

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Last group of the year: Europe

  I object to calling Wales, Scotland, Ireland, and England one country.  They’re wonderfully diverse but this is a creative circle I happily board while it’s still 2012.  The hostess doesn’t enforce lumping the United Kingdom and I applaud her extension to January 31, … Continue reading

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Victorian To Edwardian Themed

  The theme of “Death By Gaslight” is mysteries set in, or written during the Victorian and Edwardian eras:  1837 – 1910.  Any location and publication date, as long as the time frame fits.  No more than 3 titles from the … Continue reading

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Eclectic person and reader!

I had the pleasure of Shelley-Rae’s ‘Eclectic Reading Challenge’ and she has become a friend.  Just as it takes me a while to compose sign-up posts, I’d better get closing off events I finished.  There are many.  Like more than 10!  I … Continue reading

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Mystery & Suspense Circle.

There are two levels: Read 12 mystery & suspense novels in 2012 Read 24 mystery & suspense novels in 2012   In June I discovered reading challenges and had a ball jumping in.  I’m in 11 of them, an important … Continue reading

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“Trembling Bay Ballad”, 2012

**** I advocate not spoiling a plot so anyone might read or watch.  The following is sparse of detail;  merely basics to give full impact to my “Wicked Wildfire Read-A-Thon” contest entry.  With my focus on novel-authoring, I thought verse/lyric days were behind me!  I … Continue reading

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Riedel’s Recent Reads

Catchy title, huh?  “R–I–E–D–E–L” is a wonderful German name, to rhyme exactly with “needle”.  Don’t get it wrong!  hehehe  Man, people frequently mispronounce or misspell my first name too and there’s nothing foreign there.  Through my school days, it was a … Continue reading

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The Gothic Mystery

It is my all time favourite because I count on elements I love, with surprise and variation.  Prevalent in North America through 1900 to 1980:  they feature strong, independent, females.  Protagonists are 18-30, making it easy to start this genre as … Continue reading

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Phyllis A. Whitney, publishing like the wind!

  I’m enchanted to collect novels and my absolute favourite is mystery, the spooky kind.  My fiancé and I lap up 300-page paperbacks in no time.  I pull all-nighters, if a story has too many good parts to pause (sorry, fiancé).  Stephen King … Continue reading

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