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Healing the drive to overeat from the inside-out.

Healing the drive to overeat from the inside-out.

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Canada

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Healing the drive to overeat from the inside-out.

Language:

English

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250-726-6514


Episodes

Technical problems and a hiatus

5/16/2021
Always expect the unexpected. Alas, technology has got the best of me recently. I had several interviews recorded with future guests of It's a Mystery podcast, and then the external drive where I had them stored crapped out. So the show is taking an unplanned hiatus. I've got a tech guy seeing if he can retrieve the files off the hard drive. And I will keep you posted about what's happening. In the meantime, please check out these lovely mystery writers that I had the pleasure of connecting...

Duration:00:04:02

Volcanoes, Surfing, and a Missing Brother with Amy Waeschle

5/3/2021
We begin in Costa Rica. Author Amy Waeschle's protagonist Dr. Cassidy Kincaid is a volcano seismologist. I had to ask Amy what that is exactly. Turns out it's the perfect profession for an amateur sleuth as it takes her all over the world, where she encounters mysteries of all kinds. Dr. Cassidy is a surfer, visiting Costa Rica in the excerpt Amy reads. And, from the Small World department, Amy herself learned to surf where I live, on the on the west coast of Vancouver Island. She's even...

Duration:00:26:55

Creole Culture and California Murder with Myra Jolivet

4/26/2021
Mysteries and mysticism. Sarah Doucette Jean-Louis is a former therapist turned detective. And she’s got a body on her doorstep. After author Myra Jolivet reads to us from The Holiday Murder Melange, we talk about the influence of Creole culture in Sarah’s life, what Pushed Times Chewing Pepper means (that’s the title of the first [...] The post Creole Culture and California Murder with Myra Jolivet appeared first on Alexandra Amor.

Duration:00:43:43

Bootleggers, Mentalists, and Murder with Carolyn Marie Wilkins

4/19/2021
Trouble is in Carrie McFarland’s future. Carrie McFarland, the protagonist of Carolyn Marie Wilkins’ book, Death at a Séance, isn’t looking for trouble, but she finds it at her new job in 1920 Indiana. Carolyn is a woman with a wide range of interests, passions, and professions. She has been a Jazz Ambassador for the [...] The post Bootleggers, Mentalists, and Murder with Carolyn Marie Wilkins appeared first on Alexandra Amor.

Duration:00:30:52

Secret Messages and Ancient Textiles with Jane Thornley

4/12/2021
Magical Venice …and murder. Jane Thornley was one of my very first guests. She joined me on episode 14 to talk about her Crime By Design books. Today she is back to discuss The Carpet Cipher, the first book in the Agency of Ancient Lost and Found mysteries. Jane has always done a lot of [...] The post Secret Messages and Ancient Textiles with Jane Thornley appeared first on Alexandra Amor.

Duration:00:29:44

Community Theatre Can Be Murder with Bobbie Raymond (John Gaspard)

4/5/2021
The stage is set…for murder. Today’s guest has been on the show before, way back in 2017. John Gaspard writes the Eli Marks mysteries, but today he’s here to talk about his new series the Como Lake Players mysteries. In the interview, John explains why he’s writing under the pseudonym Bobbie Raymond, what called him [...] The post Community Theatre Can Be Murder with Bobbie Raymond (John Gaspard) appeared first on Alexandra Amor.

Duration:00:40:06

Private Investigator as Knight Errant with Mike Donohue

3/29/2021
A stranger rides into town… In the tradition oIn the tradition of the classic lone private investigators who right wrongs wherever they go, Mike Donohue is writing the Max Strong series.f the classic lone private investigators who right wrongs wherever they go, Mike Donohue is writing the Max Strong series. Mike reads to us from [...] The post Private Investigator as Knight Errant with Mike Donohue appeared first on Alexandra Amor.

Duration:00:48:36

Globe Trotting Assassins and a Love Story with SJ Varengo

3/22/2021
Nicole Porter has a lot of explaining to do. In SJ Varengo’s Cleanup Crew series, Nicole Porter ostensibly runs a company that cleans up crime scenes. The catch is that usually she and her coworkers are the ones who have caused the bloody messes in the first place. In this episode, Scott reads to us [...] The post Globe Trotting Assassins and a Love Story with SJ Varengo appeared first on Alexandra Amor.

Duration:00:51:20

Cozy Mysteries for Every Taste with Sara Rosett

3/15/2021
Celebrating the Golden Age of detective fiction. If you love the Golden Age of detective fiction (and who doesn’t?) you’re going to be happy to meet Olive Belgrave, the high society lady detective. This cozy mystery series from Sara Rosett is set in one of my favorite periods in history – between the two world [...] The post Cozy Mysteries for Every Taste with Sara Rosett appeared first on Alexandra Amor.

Duration:00:38:41

Contemporary Noir Mysteries Set in Harlem with Delia C. Pitts

3/8/2021
Meet a P.I. whose past is catching up to him. Brand new to Delia C. Pitts’ Ross Agency mystery series is Murder My Past, which she reads to us on this episode. Delia’s private investigator, SJ Rook, is catching up with his ex-wife, which can only lead to one thing: murder. Harlem features largely in [...] The post Contemporary Noir Mysteries Set in Harlem with Delia C. Pitts appeared first on Alexandra Amor.

Duration:00:31:00

Femme Fatale as Private Investigator with SG Wong

3/1/2021
Welcome to an alternative Los Angeles. The femme fatale is an archetype in literature, especially in crime novels. Think of Cora in The Postman Always Rings Twice or Phyllis in Double Indemnity. (Both those novels were written by James M. Cain. He seems to have had a thing for femme fatales.) These are women who [...] The post Femme Fatale as Private Investigator with SG Wong appeared first on Alexandra Amor.

Duration:00:28:06

Murder and Mayhem in Small Town Ontario with Gloria Ferris

2/22/2021
Small town, big mystery. Gloria Ferris writes in several genres, but today we’re talking about her Cornwall and Redfern mysteries, specifically book #3 in the series, Skull Garden. Small towns in Ontario are some of my favorite places in the world. I grew up visiting my paternal grandparents outside Gravenhurst, and now have an uncle [...] The post Murder and Mayhem in Small Town Ontario with Gloria Ferris appeared first on Alexandra Amor.

Duration:00:41:02

Bad Decisions Make Good Stories with Mike Faricy

2/15/2021
Every goodhearted detective needs a loathsome nemesis. Mike Faricy is a prolific author and has several mystery series on the go. Today we focus on his Dev Haskell series with book #27, Alley Katz. Readers describe Dev as a 'likeable rogue' and I think that's the perfect description. In our interview I mention to Mike that Dev made me think of a cross between Lawrence Block's Bernie Rhodenbarr and Robert B. Parker's Spenser. And I love how deliciously nasty Dev's nemesis/employer, Tubby...

Duration:00:35:03

Knitting Together Murder with Reagan Davis

2/8/2021
A perfect blend of knitting and cozy mysteries. Reagan Davis writes cozy mysteries set in small town Ontario. Her protagonist, Megan, owns a knitting shop; the perfect job for an amateur sleuth ;-) In the introduction I mention speaking (via zoom) with a university psychology class last week about my memoir about ten years I spent in a cult in the 1990s. The students were super engaged and thoughtful and it was a joy to chat with them and answer questions. I'm always thrilled to help educate...

Duration:00:16:40

A Tough, Compassionate Hero To Root For with Dharma Kelleher

2/1/2021
Step aside Stephanie Plum! In Jinx Ballou, Dharma Kelleher has created a tough, complex character who is a former police officer, a comic book nerd, and a Wonder Woman cosplayer. Jinx also happens to be transgender. Dharma herself is trans and in our interview she talks about writing the books she wants to read, something I can totally relate to because I do the same thing. Dharma wanted to read about complex characters with rich lives in a way that wasn't focused on their gender identity or...

Duration:00:48:33

Straight Into The Deep End with PA Wilson

1/25/2021
Another Vancouver private investigator series! Perry (PA) Wilson writes about a Vancouver private investigator named Charity Deacon. I said to Perry at the beginning of our interview that I feel like Charity and my own heroine Freddie Lark are PI sisters; they're both in Vancouver and they're both independent women living the lives that suit them, not to mention solving crime. Perry writes in several genres so if you enjoy reading outside the mystery genre I highly recommend you check out...

Duration:00:52:02

Darkly Comic Thrillers with Rich Leder

1/18/2021
Murder with a touch of the absurd. When Rich Leder finished reading his excerpt from his new book, Cooking for Cannibals, I realized his writing reminded me of Elmore Leonard's. As the title of this podcast episode implies, Rich's writing has a touch of the comedic, but not in a har-har way. It's more like a dash of salt added to a very spicy dish. In the interview we talk about writing screenplays in Hollywood, writing 'high concept' books, and his other mystery series, the crime caper Kate...

Duration:00:40:46

Wild Twists and Murderous Turns with Sebastian Fitzek

1/11/2021
All she did was take in a parcel for a neighbour. Sebastian Fitzek is one of Europe’s most successful authors of psychological thrillers and I was thrilled to talk to him about his brand new book, The Package. In the interview, Sebastian shares how the idea for the book grew out of the every-day occurrence of a package delivery to his quiet street in Berlin. Interestingly, Sebastian has also created several board games. We talk about how these games came to life and how he collaborated with...

Duration:00:44:18

Old Secrets, New Lies and Murder with Edwin Hill

1/4/2021
Who better to solve mysteries than a research librarian? Hester Thursby is a research librarian at Harvard with a non-husband and a niece in tow who has a side-hustle as a people-finder. Watch Her is the third book in this acclaimed series. Author Edwin Hill reads to us from the beginning of the book and in the interview we discuss why he chose to write about a female protagonist, Hester's interesting approach to her relationship with her parter Morgan, and why Edwin made the choice to have...

Duration:00:21:15

Exploring Canada and Solving Murders with Jay Forman

12/28/2020
Canada is a biiiiig country! Jay Forman's amateur sleuth, travel writer Lee Smith, has got innumerable places to visit...and lots of crime to solve. If you're missing the ability to travel in this our covid year then Jay and Lee can definitely help you out with some virtual travels. In the second book in the series, No Return, Lee visits a fly-in Ojibway community in Northern Ontario to investigate the shooting death of a mining prospector. Other books in the series explore the Muskoka...

Duration:00:49:20