Brian Abbott
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  • Syracuse, NY
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Syracuse, NY
About Me:
I'm an avid reader of mysteries and more. I've also written mysteries and am currently going through the paces of seeking publication for the first novel in my series.
I Am A:
Reader, Writer, Librarian
Books And Authors I Like:
Perennial Favorite: Agatha Christie
Current Favorites: Jim Butcher, Charlaine Harris
I've also enjoyed: Lilian Jackson Braun, Sue Grafton, Michael Crichton, Anne Rice and many, many others.
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
Current Favorites: Desperate Housewives; Brothers & Sisters
Past Favorites: Falcon Crest; Murder, She Wrote; Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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An Author Interview

Snagged my first author interview!  I've posted Part One of my interview with Len Lovallo, co-author of The Agatha Christie Companion, on my blog, The Poisoned Martini.  Check it out!

Posted on September 9, 2012 at 11:12am

Murder Mystery Party at the Library!

Well, all week I've been plotting out a mystery party event for the library where I work. It's set to begin in about 30 minutes. 18 people are shortly to arrive to try and solve the mystery I've devised based on some of my novel writing. It'll be interesting to see what happens. Tonight's event is the third of its kind, but the first to cull plot details from the mystery series I write. Participants are going to have to solve 4 murders, 3 of which are retrospective. The setting is a library… Continue

Posted on May 2, 2009 at 9:36am

Another Thursday Night

Yeah, second blog post. Finally! I just had my Thursday night mystery book discussion at the library where I work. This month's selection was Killer Year: Stories to Die For... Overall, I didn't like the collection. The stories aren't the type of thing I typically like to read. Too many of the stories seemed like they were written by the same author, working from the same set of guidelines on style. I like to see more--what I can only describe as--flavor. A better sense of individual… Continue

Posted on April 17, 2009 at 1:15pm

First Post

It's Oscar night!

I have to wonder. When was the last time a classic murder mystery was filmed for the silver screen? Everything else has made a comeback...westerns, musicals, etc. So isn't it time for the classic whodunit to make a roaring return? Time will tell.

No doubt I'll watch the Oscars tonight, but I'm hoping to write. It's been too long since I've worked on much of anything other than my first novel. Soon it will be time to resubmit, but I'm having someone give it a… Continue

Posted on February 23, 2009 at 11:11am

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