Thursday, June 27, 2013

Cadmium Yellow, Blood Red - Interview - Blog Tour Stop #4

Omnimystery News interviews me today on Cadmium Yellow, Blood Red and my "Double V Mysteries" series.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Cadmium Yellow, Blood Red - Blog Tour Stop #3

"Cadmium Yellow, Blood Red" featured today on Chloe Gets a Clue blog here. 

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Cadmium Yellow, Blood Red - Blog Tour Stop #2

My guest post on writing mysteries set in the post WWII period and Cadmium Yellow, Blood Red appears today on Brooke Blogs here.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Dance Card Answers

So nice to see so many dance card fans in the crowd.  Here's the lineup on our dance card, in order:

Closeup of the dance card from "Since You Went Away" (1944)

Two shots from "Meet Me in St. Louis" (1944), first with Lucille Bremer and Judy Garland, and then with everybody's favorite grandpa, Harry Davenport, and Judy.

Our last entry is Doris Day in "Calamity Jane" (1953).

You folks really know your movies.  And your dance cards.

For the next two weeks my cozy mystery novel, Cadmium Yellow, Blood Red, the first in the "Double V Mysteries" series is going on a tour of several wonderful blogs for review and discussion and giveaways.  The lineup is listed below.  The tour is hosted by Cozy Mystery Marketing, and you can learn more about the novel and the tour here.

The story is set in Hartford, Connecticut in 1949, where a wealthy, and very recent widow, teams up with a recent ex-con to solve the disappearance of his child, and the murder of her artist husband.

June 24, 2013 – Kate Shannon
June 25, 2013 – Brooke Blogs
June 26, 2013 - Chloe Gets a Clue
June 27, 2013 - Omnimystery
June 28, 2013 – Saving for 6
July 1, 2013 – Thoughts in Progress
July 3, 2013 - The Self Taught Cook
July 5, 2013 - Kaisy Daisy’s Corner
July 6, 2013 - A Blue Million Books

Cadmium Yellow, Blood Red is available in paperback through Amazon and CreateSpace, or directly through me.  The eBook is available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Sony, Kobo, Smashwords, and other online dealers.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Dance Cards


We pay tribute today to that long-ago party prop, the dance card.  I have an old dance card of my mother's tucked into an equally-old scrapbook.  Probably from a high school prom or such.  We don't seem to line up our dance partners like a Things To Do list anymore, but there was something quaint about the propriety of it.  Whose dance card is shown above, and from what movie?

These two lovely girls fill out the dance card of another--with names of geeky boys to play on trick on her.   Of course, she has to dance with them, because their names are on her card.  If you don't follow the card, you'll probably go to hell or something.  The road to hell is paved with people who don't dance with whoever's next on their card.  That's an old saying.  Maybe you've heard it.

I love how the card dangles from her wrist, making them seem like a trio rather an a duo.  Name the dancers, and the movie.
Of course, there's no rule that says you have to tie the card to your wrist.  You can just carry it in your mouth if you want.  Who, and what movie?
Answers next week.

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