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The History of Mystery

Where Our Research Takes Us: 1880s Newport

by K.B. Owen …or, more specifically, sea-bathing in 1880s Newport, where my latest book, THE SECRET OF THE FORTY STEPS, is set, during the summer of 1887. You may have heard of…

Merry Christmas, Sherlock Holmes Style

Here’s some short and sweet holiday fun from K.B. Owen’s archives—Merry Christmas, Sherlock Holmes style. Happy Holidays! As a mystery lover, Christmas reminds me of one of my favorite Sherlock Holmes stories,…

An “Off” Week Treat: Some History with your Mystery

Our own K.B. Owen flew all the way to Australia to be interviewed. Okay, just kidding about the flying part, but she was interviewed (via the handy-dandy Internet) by Australian historical mystery…

True Crime and Criminals

Happy First Day of Spring!! We’re using this “off” week to announce something special for you all. We’re in the process of gathering the most fascinating tidbits from our archived posts into…

‘Tis the Season: 19th century Shoplifters

by K.B. Owen As “Black Friday” rapidly approaches, the official opening of the holiday shopping season in the U.S., we thought it would be fun/interesting to look at a related activity, past…

The Last Mystery of Edgar Allan Poe

by K.B. Owen This week marks the anniversary of the death of famous American poet/author/critic Edgar Allan Poe on Oct 7, 1849. Although the cause of his death was vaguely listed as…