Hosting internationally renowned author Rhys Bowen and celebrating 30 years of Sisters in Crime 

By MB Dabney As the Speed City Indiana chapter of Sisters in Crime, we have always loved murder, mystery and mayhem. That love is the heart and soul of what we do. With the help and support of our publisher, Blue River Press, we have completed four anthologies since 2007, with the newest, The Fine

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The Fine Art of Murder covers art like paint covers canvas

The Fine Art of Murder covers art like paint covers canvas  By MB Dabney From the Penrod Art Festival to the Herron School of Art, from a serial killer to a jealous rival artist, from art masters such as Picasso and Monet to local artists, the 18 short stories in The Fine Art of Murder

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A Special SinC Day at Barnes & Noble

By MB Dabney As a longtime member of the Speed City chapter of Sisters in Crime, I can attest that we love mysteries. We love reading them, we love writing them, and we love talking about them and sharing that love with others. So we are particularly looking forward to an event on Saturday, April

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A Tribute to Abraham Lincoln

By James Alexander Thom Presidential politics have always been vicious, slanderous and brutal, and often ridiculous.  This isn’t something new. Abraham Lincoln was easy to mock, as a gangly, homely, back-country bumpkin. And he was surely hated and scorned more in his presidential tenure than anyone else was, before or since, because he got into office at

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An Enigmatic Group of Writers

So, I’m always pushing the deadline. Whether it’s preparing lectures, grading papers, writing stories, doing taxes, whatever…one eye is on the clock and the other is on my calendar. Today is Dec 3rd and I’m already feeling the Christmas deadline looming. I miss the days when shopping was fun and leisurely (or was that merely

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Fire in the Water

Paddy Quinn, “the boy who ate rattlesnakes” and lost a hand to a cannon blast during the Mexican War, returns as a famous Civil War correspondent and battlefield sketch artist, in James Alexander Thom’s new novel, Fire in the Water. Thom, Indiana’s prize-winning historical novelist, and author of the New York Times bestseller Follow the

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A Golden Bond

It’s time to think about holiday gifts.  A Golden Bond would make a great gift. Set with a 1950’s backdrop, we are taken into a time much different from today, yet you will sympathize with the characters’ struggles and rejoice with their victories in this heart-warming story. A Golden Bond is a new release from Blue River Press by author, Elaine

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Fire in the Water Indy Book Launch

It’s happening TONIGHT! Come and see New York Times bestselling author of historical fiction novels, James Alexander Thom at the Indy launch of his new book, Fire in the Water. Indy Book Launch – Monday November 2, 2015 – 6:30 pm –  Bookmamas –  9 S. Johnson Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46219 317-375-3715 Early in the Civil

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