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Katherine Sharma
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Writer, editor, marketer, strategic planner
Writer, editor, marketer, strategic planner

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Inspired by July 4, a Salute to Colonial Sleuths
On Independence Day, I began to think about the historical setting of the Founding Fathers , and I realized that I had never read a mystery set in the colonial period. Curious, I began to look for mysteries set during the American Revolutuion, and I found a...
Inspired by July 4, a Salute to Colonial Sleuths
Inspired by July 4, a Salute to Colonial Sleuths
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Female Con Artists Deliver Thrill Power
I recently watched the all-star female cast romp through "Ocean's 8," and it put me in the mood for more girl-power heist action. The thief/con artist protagonist is popular in fiction and film because we are willing to root for the lawless if they are clev...
Female Con Artists Deliver Thrill Power
Female Con Artists Deliver Thrill Power
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Political Thriller Romps Unlike Our Real Ones
If you're like me, you want a summer beach read that will help you forget the current circus of our divisive politics. I assumed that a political thriller would be last book to fit that escapist urge. But, surprise, there are new mystery/thriller books that...
Political Thriller Romps Unlike Our Real Ones
Political Thriller Romps Unlike Our Real Ones
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Revisiting Fave Books Celebrating Great Moms
This weekend is Mother's Day and my previous blog post was on the bleak bad-mom side (talking about filicide) as is typical of many murder mystery characters and plots. But there's also the mother whom we all would like to have, or grow up to be. Unfortunat...
Revisiting Fave Books Celebrating Great Moms
Revisiting Fave Books Celebrating Great Moms
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Mother's Day Lauds Bond With Deadly Breaks
In May, Mother's Day celebrates what most of us see as a sacred bond, natural and social, between mothers and children. But that bond is more tenuous than we like to think. A study in Forensic Science International looked at filicide cases (killing of a chi...
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Sleepwalking Murder in Fact & Fiction
My brother was a sleepwalker, and I still remember with unease my childhood encounters with him in the night--appearing silently in my room, shuffling past down a dark hall, mumbling to unseen companions as he moved blind-eyed through his dream world. Sleep...
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How Mystery Writers Can Color in Emotion
Passing through a bookstore, I noted the now-common section devoted to adult coloring books, and I began to think about the role of color in fiction writing, including mysteries.  Color has a proven ability to evoke emotion; there's a reason fast-food logos...
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Top Psychological Thrillers Have a Feminine Face
Best-selling mystery-thrillers like Paula Hawkins' The Girl on the Train , Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl and Liane Moriarty's Big Little Lies have won fans and movie renditions because of cleverly deceptive psychological plotting. There's an interesting trend i...
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Domestic Violence Deaths as Public Health Crisis
White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter recently failed to get a security clearance and was forced out because of evidence of physical abuse of two ex-wives and a girlfriend. Porter did not fit the stereotype that many people have of "wife beaters" as low-st...
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In the Headlines: Kids Shooting Kids at School
There have been a couple of headline stories recently about K-12 school shootings involving minor shooters (a 15-year-old Kentucky boy and 12-year-old L.A. girl). School violence is always disturbing, but the idea of school children shooting each other is e...
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