I�d rather have no chance. With him.
~ Marilyn Monroe, River of No Return
Yes, this article is full of precious wisdoms about how the mystery genre has been undermined by formulaic chick-lit. The first paragraph, however, remains my favorite:
The memory that still burns bright is of an editor at a major publishing house addressing a packed auditorium of would-be authors, advising them to retool their unsold novels as mysteries. ‘’That’s what I’ve been telling my romance authors to do,’’ she said, ‘’because the mystery has a built-in structure. This solves your plot problems by giving you a simple formula to follow, but it still allows you to develop your heroine and get your romance into the story.’’ I nearly crawled under my seat, dreading the invasion of crime fiction by all those undisciplined romantics.
Gee. That’s not disparaging at all.
A new study has found evidence that acupuncture may alleviate tension headaches. I used to be a skeptic, but then several months ago I got sick as a dog—had one of the worst headaches of my life—and my aunt, who is a doctor and a licensed acupuncturist, wrestled me down and stuck some needles in my head. My headache went away after several minutes. She did the same thing to my back (which was all knotted up), and again, my muscles unwound after some prodding and (yes) gentle electrical currents. I’m a believer! Amen.
Archaeologists Find Ancient Treasure – Bulgarian archaeologists have unearthed about 15,000 tiny golden pieces that date back to the end of the third millennium B.C. � a find they said Wednesday matches the famous treasure of Troy…the treasure consists of miniature golden rings, some so finely crafted that the point where the ring is welded is invisible with an ordinary microscope.
That is all kinds of spooky cool.