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Daylight Saving Time

#DaylightSavingTime: A Fun Fact And A Mystery

Here’s a fun fact and a mystery for you: The guy on the cover of Don’t Know Jack played a role in the creation of Daylight Saving Time. Do you know who I’m talking about? It’s a bit of a riddle, but October is Mystery Month, so I’ll let you contemplate. Take a good look. Need […]

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Mystery Humor

How Food Can Help Solve Mysteries

Today is National Food Day, and October is Mystery Month. So, the overlap had me wondering: what are the most mysterious foods? Clearly, cereal is one of them. I’m kidding, of course. It does turn out, though, that there are plenty of connections between food and forensics.  For example, a scientist named Alison Davidson is […]

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Do You Crave The Rest Of The Story?

I recently blogged about short and long reads and why both are challenging to write as well as terrific to read. The discussion reminded me of another, related issue I blogged about a few years ago: The End. Although I enjoy reading a good romance, I admit that the “happily ever after” ending is not […]

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#TBT – A Blast From The Past – September 2014

Some of my favorite blog posts are the ones where I share real-life stories with you that inform my writing. For Throw Back Thursday, I thought I’d share this one from last year about Code Name Hot Lips. Did you see it? What do you think? To read the post, CLICK HERE.    

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DNA Books

When DNA Provided Poetic Justice

A little earlier this week, I told you about three mysteries solved using DNA. In one case, the DNA helped convict someone. In one case, it identified remains. And in another case, DNA helped exonerate someone. You know I’m interested in justice, because of my background as a lawyer, and because of my Hunt for […]

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Tiny House Hunters

The Longer the Book, The Better the Story?

The longer the book, the better the story, right? Not always. All books must have a final page somewhere. (That’s why I’m a fan of the series! There’s always the promise of another book coming soon.) But for those times when shorter is better, here’s what master fiction writer Stephen King says about short stories: “There’s almost […]

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Empathy Test

How Good Are You At Reading People’s Eyes?

If you’re like me, (and I bet you are in this regard…) reading is one of your favorite activities. But do you excel at reading people’s eyes? If you’re an avid reader, the chances are greater that you’re a pro at this. Studies show that readers are more empathetic and enjoy social interactions more. Fascinating, isn’t it? […]

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Brother Cartoon

A Smile (And A Mystery) For Anyone With A Brother

Ha ha! Having two brothers of my own, I can relate to this one. How about you? I think Jack Reacher and Joe Reacher felt this way about each other sometimes, even though they got along. Like typical brothers, they fought, and each gave each other scars. But deep down, they had a soft spot […]

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Jack and Joe iBooks

Why I’m Giving Away an Autographed Lee Child Book

What was the highlight of your week? Mine has been hearing the positive reaction from readers to Jack and Joe, my newest Hunt for Jack Reacher Series thriller. I tell you all the time, but I’ll say it again – YOU are the readers I write for. Which makes your positive reactions to my books […]

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DiMaggio Brothers

Famous Siblings: Who’s Your Favorite?

Is DNA destiny, or is life one big chess game? Even though Jack and Joe Reacher are strikingly similar physically, I think Joe Reacher would prefer to think of life as one big chess game. Jack’s like that, too. He’s strategic, but he also takes control physically of every event, play by play. But when […]

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