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I moved!

For a long time I’ve meant to migrate my website to a platform that would be easier to update (not requiring html coding skills that I don’t have) and I finally did, choosing Reclaim Hosting and setting up a site there. Since that has blogging built in, I’m moving these shenanigans over there. The good […]

The Soullessness of Our New Machines

My fellow-blogger at Inside Higher Ed and an insatiable consumer of books, Joshua Kim, reviewed Tracy Kidder’s new book, A Truck Full of Money, and I’m glad he did because I found the book frustrating and wasn’t sure how to review it. Reflecting on why made me think better of the book and Kidder’s possible […]

so done with rage

It’s been a long time since I replicated my family’s childhood tradition of sitting up late, eating salty snacks, and watching the Democratic National Convention. But we did it last night, and so I heard Michelle Obama’s speech in real time. There were things in it that should have rubbed me the wrong way: I’m […]

I wrote to my senators . . .

Here’s what I said. It’s not enough. But, damn it all. I am writing to my senators on behalf of millions of people who live in daily fear of state-sanctioned terror. They cannot send their children outdoors without warning them to be subservient to authority, to be wary of agents of the state, without reminding […]

After the Break

So weird to see such similar upheaval in the U.K. and the U.S. and the very strange place that bigotry and resistance to inequality coexist within it. On both sides of the Atlantic we’re seeing the unraveling of established political parties that believed the malarkey of the globally wealthy – that market forces are forces […]

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St. Peter, Minnesota, USA
About Me:
I'm addicted to reading mysteries and to talking about them with my pals at 4MA. I published my first mystery (On Edge) in 2002 and my second, In the Wind, in 2008 - not a sequel, but the start of a new series, fingers crossed.
I Am A:
Reader, Writer, Librarian
Books And Authors I Like:
This is just tooooooo hard. Before I joined the 4MA list I had a short list of favorites. Now it's so long I'd risk carpal tunnel trying to get them all down (and I'd inevitably forget a few).
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
The Wire

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putting away the scissors and paste

I am trying to streamline my life a bit, so instead of trying to occasionally post to my blog here, I'm using the RSS feed gadget on my member page to feed items from my main blog. That means this is the last of me you'll see in the blog feed section of Crimespace's front page. (Hurrah! they all cried.)

Thanks to Daniel for pointing out how to do this in the Crimespace FAQ.

Posted on February 24, 2008 at 3:24am — 4 Comments

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At 2:41pm on August 26, 2009, Barbara DaCosta said…
See if you can find it at the state fair!
At 6:33am on February 26, 2009, Dorte said…
Hi Barbara.
I didn´t know you also wrote crime fiction. I just "Amazoned" On Edge. It sounds really promising though I can be a real chicken when it comes to crime against children :)
Good luck with your new one.
At 10:25am on February 17, 2008, L.J. Sellers said…
So if thrillers outsell literary fiction, then clearly that's what readers prefer. Yet, newspaper reviewers seem to cover a much higher ratio of literary novels to thrillers. Doesn't seem quite right.
At 4:31am on February 1, 2008, Mike Morris said…
I look forward to having some grreat conversations with you in the future! Welcome to my little world!

P.S> My 3 cats took a vote and unanimously decided you will make a great friend to have!!!
At 1:38am on January 12, 2008, Sam Reaves said…
Many thanks for the kind words about Homicide 69. I am grateful for your support. Sam
At 9:16am on December 31, 2007, Sophie Littlefield said…
oops, I didn't even notice you had Blood of Paradise up there on your top ten - we truly are soul sisters. Also Citizen Vince and Denise Mina. I'll have to look for the others now. - Sophie
At 9:14am on December 31, 2007, Sophie Littlefield said…
Hi Barbara - Crazy School is GREAT! My husband and I both loved it. PS I picked up Homicide 69 on your recommendation. I think we share reading tastes. Lately I've been reading Daniel Woodrell - what are you up to?
- Sophie
At 5:06am on December 30, 2007, Jennie Bentley/Bente Gallagher said…
Barbara, Mary Saums and I are members of the same SinC-chapter, but we're so far not personally acquainted. I enjoy her writing, though! Thanks for being my friend!
At 12:48am on October 31, 2007, Charlotte Williamson said…
Thanks fo rthe info on LibraryThing. I'll have to check it out.
At 12:13pm on October 24, 2007, Cara Black said…
I heard Cornelia read the beginning of The Crazy School at Litquake...prepare for your socks to be knocked off.

Maybe you've read and know Olen Steinhauer's books but I just finished Victory Square, last in his Eastern European country quarter - read Romania - amazing!

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