Author Archives: Maureen Fisher

Blueberry Grunt

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In Horsing Around with Murder, my protagonist’s favorite dessert is Blueberry Grunt. Unfortunately, fear of public speaking causes Abby to drink a tad too much before her pre-dinner speech. This is the result. For some reason, there were two identical … Continue reading

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Excerpt from HORSING AROUND WITH MURDER (Animals in the Pool)

HORSING AROUND WITH MURDER, a cozy mystery set in Canada, will go live February 1, 2019. You can pre-order your copy at: Mybook.to/HorsingAround  … Here is a short excerpt: After running inside to get my glasses, I settled them on … Continue reading

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HORSING AROUND WITH MURDER, a cozy mystery set in Canada, will go live February 1, 2019. Here is a short excerpt: Without missing a beat, I said, “What I meant to say is that in spite of today’s terrible tragedy, … Continue reading

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Excerpt from HORSING AROUND WITH MURDER (First-Night Dinner Speech)

To ease the pain of public speaking, sixty-something year old Abby, who is forced to deliver a first-night dinner speech to their dude ranch guests, has indulged in a couple of glasses too many: After  beckoning to a server for … Continue reading

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HORSING AROUND WITH MURDER-Now Available for Pre-Order

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Got a Kindle? Looking for something different in a cozy mystery? HORSING AROUND WITH MURDER is now available for pre-order on Amazon at a reduced price. MyBook.to/HAWM When three sixty-something sisters inherit a dude ranch in the Alberta Foothills of … Continue reading

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Horsing Around with Murder: An Excerpt

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Excerpt from HORSING AROUND WITH MURDER: I managed to keep a straight face when Larry the llama sauntered up from behind and snaked his head over the woman’s shoulder. He snatched the celery from her grip and started crunching, leaking … Continue reading

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Fun Canadian Fact

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The Apology Act was passed in 2009 to make apologies inadmissible in court. This is a result of Canada’s frequent use of the word “sorry”, so it means that any apologies are merely an expression of sympathy or regret, rather … Continue reading

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Only in Canada, Eh?

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Now that HORSING AROUND WITH MURDER is set in the True North, Strong and Crazy, the Alberta Foothills to be precise, I thought it would be fun to post a Canadian Fact of the Day (or, perhaps, week). Here is … Continue reading

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Writing is Difficult

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Have you ever considered writing a novel? Most people do, at least one time in their life. I even met a woman who set aside an entire long weekend to do just that. Yeah, right. For me, writing a novel … Continue reading

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A Trifling Mistake

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We were asked to bring English trifle to a Christmas Eve celebration. While assembling the traditional dessert, I was also helping my husband solve a mammoth crossword puzzle, spouting brilliant answers to clue after esoteric clue. Big mistake. When I … Continue reading

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