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What I’m Watching Now …

I’m often asked what books, TV shows, and movies I’ve enjoyed…

As a writer, I probably should blog about books, but I’m in the mood to talk about TV because I love TV. Good TV, that is. After a long day of writing, I love getting cozy with a glass of wine, my doggies, and my iPad, while my hubby, Mike, cruises through the TV channels, watching bits of this and that.  

Obviously, this will be more than one post because there are a plethora of wonderful, witty, well-written shows out there in the comedy and drama genres. And nowadays,  even if you didn’t catch it the first time around, you can find it online.

Most of the time I watch British period dramas, like Downton Abbey. My dear friend, Jeri, got me hooked on those several years ago.  But today, I want to talk about a very different kind of show that’s keeping me up way past my bedtime these days. Darn binge watching! 

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Originally broadcast on AMC, then picked up by Netflix in its third season. The entire series, start to finish, is available on Netflix streaming.

Based partly on a popular Danish TV series, “The Killing” is a moody, character-driven detective procedural that weaves a murder mystery through a full season or more. The stories unfold through the eyes of Sarah Linden, a detective with the Seattle Police Department and who, at first, must mentor Detective Stephen Holder, a former narcotics cop. While their backgrounds produce investigative styles that clash — she’s by-the-book, he’s freewheeling — they manage to pull together for the case.

This show is so addictive. The first time this happened to me was when The Sopranos became available on DVD. Mike and I sat down one evening to watch ONE episode. After four episodes, it was after midnight, we were bleary-eyed, and the next day was a work day. So what’d we do? We watched another episode!

Well, that’s what The Killing is doing to me. The writing, casting, acting — all superb. A perfect dark mystery slowly revealing its many layers. Mireille Enos plays the lead, Sarah Linden, and Joel Kinnaman plays Holder.  It’s hard to believe that Kinnaman was born in Sweden because his performance as a recovering tweeker-loser is spot-on perfect.  The action takes place in Seattle, which as a former resident (eons ago) is fun for me.

My only regret is that I didn’t get Mike going on this. But at least he’s getting his beauty sleep!

Kindle Unlimited Mysteries

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Hi Everyone!

I’ve started a new Facebook Group for mystery lovers who are enrolled in the Kindle Unlimited program. Kindle Unlimited Mysteries. It’s just few days old, so there aren’t
a lot of members yet, but fingers crossed, the group will have zillions of followers
before too long. Hey! One can dream!

Authors and readers can post books there — as long as they are mysteries and in the
Kindle Unlimited program.

Check it out and join me!

Pam

To Blog, or not to blog …

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Okay, truth be told, I don’t blog much.
I guess that’s been pretty obvious to anyone who follows my blog.
Why? Because I always have a book I’m working on and when I’m
not doing that, I feel guilty that I’m not doing that.
But I keep reading all those blogs for writers and they all say
that if you want to be a successful writer, you gotta blog a lot.
Well, yeah—of course, I want to be a successful writer.
I just don’t want to blog a lot. Does that sound whiny?

Here’s the thing:
If I’m not working on my latest book, I’d rather be playing with my
adorable little grandkids, gardening, or hanging out with friends.
Plus, my hubby and I own two restaurants and they don’t just
run themselves—darn it.

And then there’s the problem of what to blog about.
I’m impressed with people who can write an entertaining
post every single day. How do they do it?
Clearly, their lives are way more interesting than mine.
I mean, seriously, do you really want to read about the bush beans
I planted the other day?

So, to learn the secret of successful blogging,
I decided to sign up for a Writer’s University online class called “Blogging 101.”
Today is the first day, and so far, I’ve read a few pages in the class,
looked at some funny dog videos on YouTube, then watered the bush
beans, played with my toddler grandson, wrote two chapters in my upcoming
book Dying For Dollars, and later will go to my restaurant to see how our new
manager is doing …

And wrote this blog post about pretty much nothing …

Does This Ever Happen to You?

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Does this happen to you? You hear a song at the closing credits of a show and wonder what it is? Usually, it’s something I’d love to play on my guitar and sing.

Today I watched “The Grinder” (cute show) and I thought, “What a great rendition of that song.” Of course, I immediately forgot it. But then I found it at this fun site: Tune Find

Better Dead Than Wed!

BDTW KINDLE COVER RGBFinally! The second book in the Murder Blog Mysteries has been released in ebook version at Amazon. The print version will be available in October.

It’s been a long haul. Waaaay longer than I would have liked. My goal for the third book – Dying For Dollars – is six months.

Or at least it was until I realized that we have the holidays fast upon us.

Gotta Love Spam

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