Art Mysteries

Because Restrike is a mystery set in the art world, I am often asked what art-related mysteries I’ve enjoyed. I think my list will surprise, perhaps even disappoint, some of my readers, but here goes: Barnard, Robert, The Corpse at the Haworth Tandoori, 1998.  (I...

Avoiding the “Info Dump”

I enjoy letters from readers, and often learn from them. I recently received a great review from a New Zealand author, Lyn McConchie. What I liked best about the review follows: “…very interesting background with just sufficient explanation to make sense of it...

Framing the Novel: The Prologue and the Epilogue

Reference books agree that a prologue is a separate introductory section of a work of literature, and an epilogue is a separate section at the end of a literary work.[1] A writer may use both a prologue and an epilogue in a book, one of them on its own, or neither....