1. Can tongue-in-cheek work on the internet?
Updated: Nov 22, 2019
This is one of the experiments in my blog with the tongue firmly in the side of the mouth title. I am the Mystery Writer’s apprentice. New to writing the genre, I am old in writing about it, having published scholarly essays (some available on this site) plus two books: From Agatha Christie to Ruth Rendell (Palgrave 2000) and The Sleuth and the Goddess: Hestia, Artemis, Athena and Aphrodite in Women’s Detective Fiction (2015 Spring) – see Books page. Yes, there is a theme here; of abiding interest in and loyalty to women’s writing. Women have been historically marginalized and undervalued in detective fiction as elsewhere. This blog will say more on this subject. However, as the Mystery Writer’s apprentice, I have many masters such as Agatha Christie and Anna Katherine Green, Edgar Allen Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle, Dorothy L. Sayers, Josephine Tey, Wilkie Collins as well as the wonderful women and men publishing today.