Category Archives: Mystery

Television Drama of Interest

Every fall, television networks release many promising new shows for public viewing.  Few, however, survive longer than a single season.  Last fall, I was looking forward to Prime Suspect, an American version of the British series, one of my all-time … Continue reading

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Three Men in a Time Machine, To Say Nothing of the Dog

I am fascinated with time travel stories.  Many, such as Back to the Future, deal with paradoxes like accidentally preventing your parents from meeting.  Others, like Stephen King’s 11/22/63 or TV’s Quantum Leap, with an attempt to change the past … Continue reading

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My Interview in Forsaken Stars!

Rob Lopez of Forsaken Stars, and member of the Fresno Sci-fi & Fantasy Writers group, interviewed me! Check it out HERE.

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Snowfest Entry: The Rat and the Hawk

The following short short story is part of Roh Morgon’s Blogfest (approx. 1050 words): The Rat and the Hawk by Don Gilbert The tapping on the window startled Bill Templeton.  He had just added another log to the fire and … Continue reading

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Reinterpreting Murder on the Orient Express

In 1974, when I was eight years old, I went to the movies with my family to see Murder on the Orient Express, staring Albert Finney and Lauren Bacall.  I had never heard of Agatha Christie, the famous detective novelist, … Continue reading

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Writing Groups with Collaborative Books

It has been the fashion among some writing organizations to produce their own publications, written by the members of the organization.  An early example was the Detection Club, founded in 1930, which produced a number of books, many of which … Continue reading

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The Man Who Played With Fire

Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl who Played with Fire, The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest) has taken the publishing industry by storm.  All three books have been immensely popular, and have led … Continue reading

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