Year two at the Little House

  • Posted on: 5 May 2016
  • By: mysterylovescompany

For those of you who have followed our journeys and adventures in France, you know we purchased une petite maison in Salignac-Eyvigues near Sarlat in the Perigord in Southwestern France in February 2015.

Since then we have stayed there five different times at various times of the year, including after Christmas. We knew we loved our Little House, but for me one of the unexpected joys has been sharing it with those who have rented it for a vacation rental through and search Salignac Eyvigues.

Beginnings at the Little House

  • Posted on: 12 April 2016
  • By: mysterylovescompany

In February 2015 we became the owners of a sweet 13th century "cottage" in the Dordogne, called the Little House or La Petite Maison. Our view from the patio is of a 13th century chateau still owned by the family who built it, and of a Knights Templar cloister. 

The house is set in the Golden Triangle, an area of 13th century castles, bastides, prehistoric caves full of paintings, river cruises in gabarres down the Dordogne and Vézère, and markets and restaurants full of truffles, walnut cakes, and lots of duck and goose.

Mystery Then and Now Book Club: Cover of snow and Constant Suicides

  • Posted on: 28 March 2014
  • By: mysterylovescompany

Mysterious Friends,
Our Mystery Then and Now Book Club is growing. We meet every over month to discuss two mysteries with a common theme one classic or set in an earlier time and one contemporary.

The books for May 9,2014 are THE COVER OF SNOW (2013) by Jenny Milchman and CASE OF THE CONSTANT SUICIDES by John Dickson Carr (c1941).

Eastern Shore 1812 celebrations and web site

  • Posted on: 27 February 2012
  • By: mysterylovescompany

Here on the Eastern Shore we are gearing up for the celebrations of the Forgotten War: The War of 1812. It was Maryland's War as we see it and most definitely the war of the Chesapeake. Although some say all the action took place on the Western shore of the Bay, those of us on the East Side of the Bay have much to think about it and commemorate. I am part of a committee creating ideas about meaningful events in Talbot County headed by Marie Martin of St. Michael's.

Crime Writers Award Daggers

  • Posted on: 11 October 2011
  • By: mysterylovescompany

The Crime Writers Association gave out their Dagger Awards in the UK on October 8th.
Here are the winners:

* ITV3 People's Bestseller Dagger 2011: Peter James 
* CWA Gold Dagger: Tom Franklin's Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter 
* CWA Ian Fleming: Steel Dagger for Best Thriller: Steve Hamilton's The Lock Artist 
* CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger: S.J. Watson's Before I Go To Sleep

Congrats to all. 
Don't forget Mystery Loves Company is your headquarters for all things mystery.

Bouchercon awards announced

  • Posted on: 19 September 2011
  • By: mysterylovescompany

Here by way of  Janet Rudolph editor of Mystery Readers Journal are the awards announced during the Sept 2001 Bouchercon in St. Louis, MO:<

*Macavity Awards: *
*Best Mystery Novel*
*Bury Your Dead* by Louise Penny (Minotaur)
*Best First Mystery Novel*
*Rogue Island *by Bruce DeSilva (Forge-Tom Doherty Associates)
*Best Mystery-Related Nonfiction*

Donna Andrews signs THE REAL MACAW @ Mystery Loves Company

  • Posted on: 13 July 2011
  • By: mysterylovescompany

Saturday, July 23 @ Mystery Loves Company in Oxford MD, Donna Andrews will have her Eastern Shore launch of THE REAL MACAW.

The signing is from 12:30 - 3:00 pm with refreshments and all are welcome.

Meg Langslow is ready to birth her twins in this one, part of Donna's  extremely funny and award- winning mystery series.

Macavity Awards

  • Posted on: 29 June 2011
  • By: mysterylovescompany

Dear ones,
Janet Rudolph has just announced the Macavity Awards to be given out in Sept 2011 in St. Louis at Bouchercon, Many are favorite authors of ours.
You can buy them through our web site at
Congratulations to all!

Macavity Award Nominees: 

Best Mystery Novel

The Glass Rainbow by James Lee Burke (Simon & Schuster)
Faithful Place by Tana French (Viking)