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The Last Goodbye and Other Lasts

Bedtime Story My husband was out of town last week on business and I had the bed to myself for four nights.  What’s unusual about that is not my husband’s absence, but that neither of my daughters took the opportunity to come Read More →

Which You Lives in Your Closet?

Closet Conventional wisdom says, “The eyes are the windows of the soul,” but a woman’s closet runs a close second. As spring approaches each year, I get the itch to clean out my closet (partly so I can justify shopping for Read More →

Separation Anxiety in Pets

Marco I know many of you have a dog, as I do.  (This may apply to cats, too, but I haven’t had a cat since I was a girl—allergies.)  Anyway, I wonder if you see personality changes as they age.  Our Read More →

Donna Summer Was Right

Epicurus “Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not. Remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” Epicurus My friend Hank recently passed along this quotation when I was moaning Read More →

Cell Phones and Teens

Teen Using Cell Phone I have a seventeen-year-old daughter, as do many of you.  Although I think she is beautiful, talented, intelligent, compassionate, and altogether wonderful, I am not besotted enough to think she is unique in possessing these attributes.  No, I’m pretty sure Read More →

Crime and PUNishment

A Salt and Battery Crime fiction comes in all sorts of flavors, and it can be harder to tell one sub-genre from another than a green apple Jelly Belly from a kiwi flavored one. Luckily, publishers are savvy enough to slap titles on the Read More →

Testimonials

DIE BUYING is one of the Top Four cozy mysteries of 2011.

- Suspense Magazine's Best of 2011

SWIFT JUSTICE has rapidly become my favorite new P.I. puzzler. It’s smart and sassy with tons of humor and a whole lot of heart.

- Chris Grabenstein, Anthony- and Agatha-award winning author

ALL SALES FATAL is a fun mystery!

- Kathy Blumenstock, The Washington Post

SWIFT JUSTICE may appeal to fans of Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum and Lula. DiSilverio deftly mixes light, zany humor with the darkness of the crimes.

- Booklist, Starred Review

QUICKSTEP TO MURDER and DIE BUYING are both in our Top 12 favorite mystery titles from 2011.

- Lisa Allmendinger, AnnArbor.com