Sour Cream, Garlic, Olive Oil, and Dry Vermouth

April 23, 2011

Tags: Food

It hit me today that it is probably not possible to cook without these four ingredients.

This revelation reminded me of an incident that took place three or four years ago on Christmas Eve. I was cooking dinner for family that night, and in the course of the afternoon, realized I was out of (more…)

Eating Habits of College Students

March 22, 2011

Tags: Students, Food

One of the small pleasures of living in a university town is observing the grocery-buying habits of college students on a self-catering plan. As I trundle my cart through the supermarket, I have plenty of chance to notice how they feed themselves. It seems to break down according to gender.

Contents of the shopping (more…)

Selected Works

Nonfiction
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Fiction
"Susan Kelly's maiden mystery is fresh and free-spirited with lively characters, snappy dialogue...and a suspenseful plot." -- Washington Post
“Spinetingling... noteworthy... brings the horror of being a victim into sharp focus.”
--Publishers Weekly
“Thought-provoking... a gritty, bittersweet story with added depth and dimension.”
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"A page-turner with action and suspense." -- SSC Booknews
"A winner for fans of literate, witty mysteries." -- Tony Hillerman
"The Summertime Soldiers has love, sex, and murder and most of all, a heart." -- Boston Herald