Maggie’s Fave Mysteries (Blog Tour: Double Indemnity, Maggie Kavanagh)

We’re honored to be a part of Maggie Kavanagh’s blog tour for Double Indemnity, which came out January 26th. (See our review of it here.) Thanks for including us, Maggie!

First of all, I’d like to thank the gang at Keysmash Blog for hosting me on the last leg of my Double Indemnity release tour. It’s been a fantastic week! For a list of all of my guest posts, see the masterpost on my website.

I’m an unapologetic Anglophile when it comes to television. Maybe it’s the accents; maybe it’s the moody English weather; maybe it’s the tea and biscuits? Let’s face it: it’s all of these things. Not surprisingly, as I considered my list of favorite mystery/crime television shows for this post, they all turned out to be British. So here are some of the shows that have inspired my mystery writing.

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Five Things: Favorite Fandom Accessories I Own

keysmash five things fandom 5 headerThe Nerdy Girlie and SuperSpaceChick started Five Fandom Friday as a community building project, and we jumped on board. We just love things numbered in fives, so we’ve added their topics to our Five Things feature. Check out this week’s #Fandom5 under the cut.

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The dick is a douche. (Gotham 1.13, “Welcome Back, Jim Gordon”)

keysmash gotham recap season 1 episode 13 welcome back jim gordon headerThe thing I love about this show is it’s hard to pick who to root for. No one is all good or all bad. The villains should be the criminals, but are they really? The only person who is close to being truly good is Jim, and he straddles the line occasionally as well.

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Double Indemnity, Maggie Kavanagh

keysmash book review double indemnity maggie kavanagh titleSam Flynn dreamed of being a journalist, until a car accident killed his parents and put his brother into a long-term coma. Now Sam spends his days as a landscaper, toiling in the New England sun, and his nights drunk in bed with the closest warm body. In his limited spare time, he writes about Stonebridge’s local crime and politics on his blog “Under the Bridge.”

Then Sam’s favorite client is found dead in her home—shortly after telling him someone has betrayed her trust. Sam can’t believe her grief-stricken husband, Nathan, would be a suspect, but the investigation focuses on him. Sam has always admired handsome Nathan from afar, but now he puts his libidinous feelings aside to help clear his name. But the closer he gets to Nathan, the more he’s told to keep away from him and the investigation—by the fatherly police chief, by an officer on the case who’s hated him since school, and by Nathan himself.

Sam is determined to expose the real reason his friend died and to clear Nathan’s name—even if it’s the last thing he does. Which, considering how fast the death toll is rising in Stonebridge… it might be.

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White Knights (Arctic Love #4), T.T. Kove

keysmash book review white nights arctic love series tt kove titleRadimir has loved Aleksandr for more than a decade. Long convinced that Aleksandr will never love him in return, however, he has spent the years drifting from bed to bed, unable to settle when what he really wants is out of reach. And has been all the more out of reach since an impulsive, ultimately disastrous night together while out hiking. And will definitely be forever gone when Aleksandr returns to St. Petersburg.

Aleksandr wishes he could forget the night he gave in to a long-held desire for his friend, but more than anything he wishes that one night had led to so much more. But Radimir is a player, and Aleksandr doesn’t want to be simply another conquest.

Then family turmoil strikes Aleksandr hard, and he realizes the stability he’s always wanted was there all along…

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The flame or the frost? (The Flash 1.10, “Revenge of the Rogues”)

keysmash the flash recap season 1 episode 10 revenge of the rogues headerRemember when I said in the last recap that loose ends at the mid-season break are a good thing? Looks like they’re going to stay loose for a while still. The only ones that get tied up are Barry and Iris, and that’s a sloppy knot if I’ve ever seen one.

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