A daring thief. A challenging heist.

by JoslynChase, July 8, 2024 in Mystery, New Release, Storytelling, Suspense

If you love heist stories, like Oceans Eleven, The Italian Job, or any of Donald Westlake’s Dortmunder tales, you’ll get a kick out of my addition to the latest issue of Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, “Delivering the Egg MacGuffin.” It’s one of those layered stories that brings a surprise with each unfolding angle and features […]

Who dares to heist Hitler’s gold?

by JoslynChase in Mystery, New Release, Suspense

Find out in my new story, “Something Like Happiness,” in the current issue of Mystery Magazine! I’m excited to announce the release of this story, a thrilling adventure set against the backdrop of one of the darkest periods in human history – the rise of Hitler and the tyrannical Nazi regime. Published exclusively in the […]

A book of thrilling train-themed mysteries!

by JoslynChase in Mystery, New Release, Travel

The gentle swaying motion as the train moves along the track. The mesmerizing clackety-clack from beneath your feet. The fascinating glimpses of passing scenery as you gaze out the window. Most every reader can appreciate a good railroad story. And if you love suspense fiction, you’ll want to scoop up a copy of Mystery, Crime, […]

Thrilled about The Best Mystery Stories of the Year

by JoslynChase in Mystery, New Release, Thrill

Since my college days, I have eagerly watched for and avidly read Otto Penzler’s Mysterious Bookshop selections of the year’s best mystery stories. I cannot tell you how thrilled I am to announce that this year, one of my stories made the cut! Though the Penzler series made a change in 2021 from The Best […]

Cozy Sidekick release features my new Cathryn Harcourt mystery

by JoslynChase in Mystery, New Release

Mystery, Crime, and Mayhem magazine just released its latest issue—and it’s all dedicated to the faithful sidekick. I’m pleased to announce that my story, “Facing the Diamond-Hard Truth,” is featured in this Cozy Sidekick issue. In the story, my amateur sleuth, Cathryn Harcourt, solves the mystery, as usual. And the mystery’s puzzle is brought to […]

Get into Locked Room Mysteries

by JoslynChase in Mystery, Reading

You know I’m all about mysteries, thrillers, and suspense! In order to make sure I’m serving my readers well, I need to stay in touch with my reader self. It’s important for me to read a lot of the kind of thing I love to write. The kind of thing you love to read. And […]

What I’ve been watching lately

by JoslynChase in Mystery

It probably won’t surprise you to learn that when it comes to streaming on Prime and Netflix, I lean heavily toward crime shows, mysteries, and thrillers. Readers are often curious to know which programs I enjoy watching, so I thought I’d share some of what I’ve been watching lately. I might mention something you’d find […]

It was the best of endings, it was the worst of endings

by JoslynChase in Challenges, Mystery, Reading, Writing

Hail to my mystery-loving readers and friends! I come today with a fun challenge I hope you’ll enjoy. It’s all about the best and worst endings in the mystery books you’ve read. I am currently taking a class on how writers can ensure the endings they create for their mysteries fire on all cylinders and […]

Music class and Magic Eye: How one pop art phenom makes a point

by JoslynChase in Learning, Mystery, Teaching

If you’re old enough to remember the Magic Eye craze of the 90’s, you can probably recall standing among a curious crowd and staring at a framed mass of vivid dots and swirls in an effort to summon the underlying 3-D image. I remember how tickled I was the first time I achieved this feat, […]

My mysterious rendezvous with Murder Ink

by JoslynChase in Learning, Mystery, Storytelling

Years ago, at a Friends of the Library sale, I came across a thick book entitled, Murder Ink: The Mystery Reader’s Companion, by Dilys Winn. Of course, it became mine in a matter of seconds and I’ve spent fun times and magical moments with the book ever since. Murder Ink is not really the kind […]