Stacy Tomaszewski

Reading Interests: 
Mysteries, YA literature, Poetry
What I'm Reading Now: 
I'm re-reading the Nero Wolfe Mysteries!

Blogs by this Author

Celebrate the holiday season with one of these seasonal mysteries! And Four to Go: a Nero Wolfe Foursome by Rex Stout This collection of four stories features three holiday pieces covering Easter, the Fourth of July, and Christmas. In "Christmas Party", Archie Goodwin--tired of Nero Wolfe micro-managing his life--tells a little fib that leads to a big problem for the rotund detective and his faithful legman. Christmas Carol Murder by Leslie Meier also available as an eBook Lucy Stone is looking forward to her acting debut in "A Christmas Carol", but many of the people in her town of Tinker's...Read more...
The Weird
Are you looking for something spooky or mysterious to read, but don't have time for a whole book? Dip into one of these short story anthologies. San Francisco Noir edited by Peter Maravelis The stories in this anthology are all set in or concern San Francisco. If you're interested in stories from another city, check out Akashic's other City Noir anthologies. A Study in Sherlock: Stories inspired by the Holmes Canon edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger This recent anthology features stories by popular mystery writers such as S.J. Rozan, Charles Todd, Lee Child, Neil Gaiman, and...Read more...
Mistress of the Art of Murder
Historical fiction can be a fun way to get a feel for a particular time period or place in history. Here are thirteen historical mystery series for you to try! Ancient Egypt (Reign of King Tutankhamen ) Lynda S. Robinson Lord Meren series Start with: Murder in the Place of Anubis The teenage Pharaoh, Tutankhamen, calls on his trusted investigator, Lord Meren when a killer desecrates the sacred Place of Anubis. Unfortunately, the victim was universally hated and there is no shortage of suspects. Lord Meren must use his cunning to uncover the killer before the king's authority is undermined--or...Read more...
Beautiful & Pointless by David Orr
Poetry--and especially modern poetry--can be daunting, particularly since it sometimes reminds us of school where we were challenged to suss out some definitive "meaning". In truth, poetry can be rewarding to read, particularly because it sometimes can express things to us that prose cannot touch. The real trick is to find poets who speak to you. One person's favorite can leave another person cold. Here we offer a few poets--all with quite different styles--for you to sample. The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou By Maya Angelou American poet and memoirist Angelou's simple, often confessional poems frequently use the experience...Read more...