It’s jam-packed full of adventure, intrigue, humour, and genuine heart—and darned if it didn’t have me crying big soppy tears by the end. I’ll avoid the spoilers, but let it be known that Osman hasn’t shied away from the more heart-breaking side of aging, either.
Tag Archives: Cozy Mystery
January 2023 Editing Progress Update
I am a little behind schedule already, for no other reason than my own dawdling. I’m a chronic procrastinator.
Identifying Your Ideal Reader and Why it Matters
As you’re writing and editing with this person in mind, you can feel like you’re telling the story to someone rather than just telling it.
2023: A Plan
The best way to start any plan is at the end. Where do you want to be? What do you want to have accomplished? Once you know what you’re aiming for, you can chart the path that will lead you there.
The Man Who Died Twice (Richard Osman)
The Man Who Died Twice combines murder and intrigue with the banality of life and growing old in a way that is simultaneously fast-paced and gripping and delightfully comic.
The Word is Murder (Anthony Horowitz)
As always, reading a book as well-written as this one is, for me, as much an education as it is entertainment. It informs my own writing in an invaluable way.
The Thursday Murder Club (Richard Osman)
The story is light-hearted, but the plot is intelligent enough to fulfill all your mystery expectations. Clever, modern, and charming, it ticks all the boxes, but from the novel perspective of an older and wiser cast.