Brian Abbott

Description

Brian Abbott is a graduate of Syracuse University with a B.A. in English and Public Relations. He lives in Syracuse, NY, and works at a local public library where he’s responsible for public relations, publications, and selecting mysteries for the collection. Besides writing, Brian enjoys reading, theatre, film, gaming, and travel.


MY BLOGS

  • The Poisoned Martini http://thepoisonedmartini.com/

    For mysteries & more!
    The Poisoned Martini is a mix of reviews, original writing, and the occasional cocktail.

LATEST ARTICLES ( 228 )

  • Two Ravens and One Crow

    Ravens Crow

    What a strange interlude. Unlike his earlier novella, Grimoire of the Lamb, Hearne’s second novella, Two Ravens and One Crow, is less an adventure story and mor... Read more

    Posted on 28 September 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Writing Challenge 58

    Writing Challenge

    Food. Delicious, succulent, and mouth-watering. Cuisine is often written about with poetic language describing the flavors and composition of the dish’s... Read more

    Posted on 27 September 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Read an eBook Day

    Read eBook

    Today is Read an eBook Day!What is it? Read an eBook Day is a celebration of reading stories in a digital format. On Friday, September 16, 2016, everyone is... Read more

    Posted on 16 September 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Writing Challenge 57

    Writing Challenge

    Art. Sculptures. Paintings. They are a completed, visual work that can serve to inspire a writer’s blank canvas.Any work of art may serve as a muse to a... Read more

    Posted on 31 August 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • 16 Famous Sleuths

    Famous Sleuths

    Discover new authors (or revisit old favorites) with The Poisoned Martini ‘s Recommended Reads. Perhaps these suggested titles will expand your reading... Read more

    Posted on 22 August 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Live Read: Grimoire of the Lamb

    Live Read: Grimoire Lamb

    Novella by Kevin HearneToday, The Poisoned Martini is reading Kevin Hearne’s novella, Grimoire of the Lamb.Atticus O’Sullivan looks twenty-one years old, but... Read more

    Posted on 14 August 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Live Read: Grimoire of the Lamb

    Live Read: Grimoire Lamb

    Novella by Kevin HearneToday, The Poisoned Martini is reading Kevin Hearne’s novella, Grimoire of the Lamb.Atticus O’Sullivan looks twenty-one years old, but... Read more

    Posted on 14 August 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Catherine Coulter’s Insidious

    Catherine Coulter’s Insidious

    Book by Catherine CoulterMissy Devereaux had hoped to escape her stalker, but somehow he’d followed her to Vegas. Having had enough, Missy takes the fight to hi... Read more

    Posted on 11 August 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Writing Challenge 56

    Writing Challenge

    Celebrate a little Christmas in July with this month’s writing challenge.Can you believe Christmas is just five months away? Long before the hectic season... Read more

    Posted on 26 July 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • It’s a Wonderful Knife

    It’s Wonderful Knife

    Book by Christine Wenger“It’s a wonderful time of year”… until murder strikes in the latest Comfort Food Mystery.But first it’s off to the hospital for Trixie... Read more

    Posted on 26 July 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • The Four Just Men

    Four Just

    Book by Edgar WallaceA most unusual crime novel begins at the Cafe of the Nations on the High Street of Cadiz, where four men sat about one table and talked... Read more

    Posted on 19 July 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Friday Cocktail

    Friday Cocktail

    Thunderclap cocktailSummer often brings thunderstorms, so why not try a Thunderclap for a Friday cocktail?This cocktail dates back at least as far as the early... Read more

    Posted on 09 July 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Friday Cocktail

    Friday Cocktail

    Old Pal cocktailCheers to this Friday’s cocktail, an Old Pal.Now this one’s interesting. In my trusty 1964 edition of Old Mr. Boston De Luxe Official Bartender’... Read more

    Posted on 24 June 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Writing Challenge 55

    Writing Challenge

    “Folly? What is that—a masquerade?”“No, it’s architectural. One of those little sort of temple things, white, with columns.”     —a snippet of conversation... Read more

    Posted on 21 June 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • By Its Cover: Hostile Witness

    Cover: Hostile Witness

    Book by Leigh AdamsPhotographic covers, especially stunning ones of familiar places, attract attention. There’s something about a photograph that makes one... Read more

    Posted on 08 June 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Just One More Day

    Just More

    I suppose it’s impertinent to post photos (and stories) about one’s pets, expecting anonymous others to care as much as the pet’s owner, or thinking they’ll be... Read more

    Posted on 05 June 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Friday Cocktail

    Friday Cocktail

    Between the SheetsTry something a little daring this Friday and enjoy a Between the Sheets cocktail. This classic cocktail, a variation of the Sidecar, dates... Read more

    Posted on 03 June 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Second Book Launch

    Second Book Launch

    Today, I get to officially say, “I’m not a one book wonder!”It’s always been a life-long dream to be a published author, and now that becomes doubly true. Read more

    Posted on 01 June 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • By Its Cover: Code Grey

    Cover: Code Grey

    Book by Clea SimonPets, particularly cats, often feature in mystery stories. This one’s a bit unusual in that it features a ghost cat.Mr. Read more

    Posted on 31 May 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Circus of Blood

    Circus Blood

    “If my heart wasn’t armor-plated with scar tissue, it would have broken for the girl who was hooked up to IVs and fighting for her life.”What an opening. Read more

    Posted on 20 May 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE