web analytics

Frances Carden

About Frances Carden

Frances has a Masters in Fiction Writing from Johns Hopkins and works as a technical writer during the day, where she attempts to make software exciting.

Book Vs Movie: The Shining

King v Kubrick Author: Stephen King Stanley Kubrick’s film edition of The Shining has long been one of my favorite horror movies. Its mood and atmosphere coupled with creepy imagery and high-end acting has captured many, except oddly Stephen King. The reason why becomes obvious when you read the book, which still has that same isolated paranoia but its own separate twist which is far more subtle and drawn out. My first reading of The Shining a few years ago left me lackluster and left the book being donated (a rarity for my hoarding style library). When my husband, though, [...]

2020-04-06T13:26:35-07:00April 6th, 2020|

Thankful For Great Cozy Mysteries

Snowy Days and Cozy Mysteries Garfield, the little feral cat who demands food, isn’t ready to let go of autumn and is trying very hard to be a pumpkin. Today he is our Cozy Mysteries Mascot. As we move from the deluge of colorful leaves into bare branches against snowy skies, our cozy game is strong. Here are ten mysteries to keep you gumshoeing as fall gives over to winter and winter over to all things cozy – cocoa and killer hijinks and sleuths with attitude.     Low Tide Author: Dawn Lee McKenna Taking a break from all things [...]

2019-12-22T11:36:15-07:00December 13th, 2019|

Cozy Mysteries for a Perfect Fall

With fall here, pumpkin spice everything in the store (and our collective houses – see my foster kitty Domino getting in the Halloween mood), and spooky time pending, it’s time to put away those beach readers and grab a handful of cozies, a nice warm blanket, a purring feline friend, and all the hot coffees you could want. After all, it’s a season, with its early evenings and that little chilly bite in the air, that demands some serious reading. So, let the lists begin!       Peggy Jean Turner Mysteries (Includes Death of a Tart, Death of a [...]

2019-10-20T18:08:53-07:00October 20th, 2019|