I Moved to California in May 2014
Chinatown and Three Kings
CROWN HUNT DELIVERS LIKE A BLEND OF TWO MOVIES: THREE KINGS AND CHINATOWN. It is the first book in the Harriett Roth/Don Gannon series. The murder/mystery, Crown Hunt, by R. M. Morgan, is available at Amazon.com. You might enjoy reading this whodunit during the coronavirus lockdown, just saying.
DREWRY"S BLUFF BATTLE
DRIVING DOWN US INTERSTATE 95 FROM NEW YORK TO MIAMI, THERE’S A MARKER SAYING, “DREWRY’S BLUFF”—It’s in Virginia and I miss the sign unless I’m looking. The Battle of Drewry’s Bluff took place on May 15, 1862, as part of the American Civil War. Federal gunboats had a clear run up the James River to Richmond, Virginia. In a three-hour battle, five Federal ironclads/gunboats battled to past Drewry’s Bluff but failed. I was interested in the marker because I placed a “Last Train to Danville” character at that clash.
California Gold Rush
I AM DOING BACKGROUND READING FOR BOOK THREE OF THE ROTH/GANNON SERIES—Before the California Gold Rush, the non-native population of the California territory was less than 1,000, compared with 100,000 in 1849. On January 24, 1848, a carpenter found flakes of gold in the American River at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains near Coloma, California. Days after the carpenter’s discovery, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed, ending the Mexican-American War and leaving California in the hands of the United States.
Cherokee Indian Background for 3rd Novel
MY BOOK PUBLISHER PROMINENTLY DISPLAYED “CROWN HUNT” ON THEIR LIST OF BOOKS
Men in Book Clubs
Why are there are more women in book clubs than men?
To begin an answer, we need to consider an associated question: Are men more complicated than women?
The Adventure Mystery
Four types of mystery stories exist. They are (1) hard-boiled mystery, (2) cozy mystery, (3) police procedural, and (4) adventure mystery.
Rather than reinvent previous analysis, go to the website of Misa Ramirez, which clearly and succinctly describes these four (see ).
I grew up in Asheville, NC
I grew up in Asheville, NC. In the summer, I would read in a rocker in a sunroom on the side of the house. Some relative had left the Rex Stout/Nero Wolfe novels in the hip-high bookcases around the room. One of my favorite writers! Rex Stout and his fantastic Nero Wolfe series don't seem to be talked about much these days, but they were early favorites of mine.