Turning to Mysteries: Vineyard Victims by Ellen Crosby

Ellen Crosby’s mystery Vineyard Victimshas just been nominated for a Mary Higgins Clark award! This is Crosby’s eighth book in her Wine Country Mystery series, featuring Lucie Montgomery as the owner of a Virginia-based vineyard. Lucie is forced off a rain-slicked road by former presidential candidate Jamie Vaughan. He crashes into the gates of the Montgomery … More Turning to Mysteries: Vineyard Victims by Ellen Crosby

Chautauqua, New York

Let’s escape from the snow and cold of January by viewing some summertime pictures of Chautauqua Institution in southwestern New York, which I visited a few years ago. Each summer, this beautiful lakeside resort offers nine weeks of thought-provoking presentations on religious, social and political topics. The topic for the session I attended was healthcare. At 17 … More Chautauqua, New York

Turning to Mysteries: Y is for Yesterday by Sue Grafton

Y is for Yesterday is the last book in Sue Grafton’s Alphabet series. There will be no “Z,” since Grafton died in December. Along with many other Grafton fans, I was greatly saddened by news of her death. I have read every Grafton book, starting with A is for Alibi. Her detective, Kinsey Millhone, was a very likeable … More Turning to Mysteries: Y is for Yesterday by Sue Grafton

Turning to Mysteries: A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny

Louise Penny is the author of the Chief Inspector Gamache novels, a mystery series set in the fictional city of Three Pines in Canada. In A Trick of the Light, artist Clara Morrow finally receives recognition for a lifetime of work by having a solo show at the Muse̒e d’Art Contemporain in Montreal. At a party in … More Turning to Mysteries: A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny