Volume 2 Issue 1

Happy New Year! 
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“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend.  Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.”  –  Groucho Marx

I close out 2022 with gratefulness, happiness, and humbleness with so many things to be thankful for. Among them are you, delightful readers of mysteries. One of my lifelong resolutions was to see my stories in print and that has happened IN SPADES. With a passion to write, it has become even easier to spend more time at the keyboard. And for one brief shining moment on June 18, 2023, Maverick, Movies & Murder was ranked #15,795th among Amazon Ebooks out of millions!! The Secret Staircase Holiday Short Story Collection containing my Halloween, Hounds & Housesitting made #1 in Anthologies. Thank you. 
According to GoodReads, I’ve surpassed my reading resolution of two hundred books in 2022 by forty-seven–all in the name of research (BIG GRIN). Stephen King says, “Read. Read. Read.” I pass along that advice.
To top it off, we had a gorgeous family wedding.
Now 2023 begins, and with it comes a new set of resolutions, a continuation of some, and a tweaking of others. I wish you all the best.Here are a few special New Years’ book deals for you:The Maverick, Movies & Murder Ebook is free for the next two weeks. If you haven’t had a chance yet, you might want to give it a try.There are even more mysteries available at a huge discount.Here’s a contest with a prize package of mysteries galore,
and if you enjoy fantasy, a new series to explore.RIDDLE ANSWERS
A. What do you call a disrespectful reindeer?
B. Give the appropriate collective noun:
     A __________of lions PRIDE
     A __________of bears SLEUTH (A PERSONAL FAVORITE)
     A __________of colts RAKE
     A __________of cats CLOWDER
     A __________of rhinoceroses CRASH
     A __________of reindeer HERD (or glee from a three-year-old)

Another riddle for you !
My friend said, “The day before yesterday my daughter was 22, but next year she’ll be 25.” When is her daughter’s birthday and what was the date of our conversation?
This works if today is January 1. The day before yesterday was December 30. If her birthday was on December 31, she was 23 but during this year she will be 24 and next year she will be 25.
Cryptogram: Y = T
Ypz fzdy iov yj btzegay ypz qkykyz gd yj gwnzwy gy.
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