Tag: Owen Archer

Toronto Bouchercon & a Long Answer to a Question

I’ve returned from a delightful sojourn in Toronto, attending Bouchercon (the World Mystery Convention), but also playing tourist. It’s a beautiful city with distinct neighborhoods, many museums (loved the kimono collection in the Museum of Textiles), a lively theater district, a peace garden (photo…

Toronto Bouchercon & a Long Answer to a Question

I’ve returned from a delightful sojourn in Toronto, attending Bouchercon (the World Mystery Convention), but also playing tourist. It’s a beautiful city with distinct neighborhoods, many museums (loved the kimono collection in the Museum of Textiles), a lively theater district, a peace garden (photo…

Medieval York, Again?!

As promised, here is the third post I wrote for the Kate Clifford series blog tour in July. Enjoy! The What that’s begged the Why: I set my popular Owen Archer crime series in medieval York, the first book beginning just past the middle…

Casting a Female Sleuth in a Historical Crime Series

As promised, I’m sharing with you the three guest posts I wrote for the recent Kate Clifford blog tour, knowing that many of you would not have seen them. Here is the second, which first appeared here. I remember the day my new sleuth,…

The Murder Mystery as a Cultural Lens, part 1

In November of last year I was invited by the Classics, Medieval, and Early Modern Studies Graduate Research Cluster at the University of Washington to talk about my career writing fiction about late medieval England, Scotland, and Wales. I flailed around for a topic…