The perfect read entails curling up in a comfortable chair with a mystery.


Cherokee Indian Background for 3rd Novel

Apr 23, 2020 by R. M. Morgan
History dot com summarized, “In the early 1800s, the sovereign Cherokee Nation covered a vast region that included northwest Georgia and adjacent land in Tennessee, North Carolina and Alabama. Under the terms of an 1819 treaty, the United States guaranteed that Cherokee land would be off-limits to white settlers forever. Although the treaty mandated the removal of “all white people who have intruded, or may hereafter intrude, on the lands of the Cherokees,” the United States instead forcibly removed more than 15,000 Cherokees in 1838 and 1839.”


Nov 01, 2018 by R. M. Morgan
I remember past days of sending out query letter after letter—all to no comeback. Instead of pushing a stone up the hill each day, we drove the book up every day.

Men in Book Clubs

Oct 10, 2018 by R. M. Morgan

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

Oct 04, 2018 by R. M. Morgan

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

Aug 20, 2018 by R. M. Morgan

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.