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 ( 236 )

  • Patricia Cornwell’s Chaos

    Patricia Cornwell’s Chaos

    Chaos is here.Cornwell’s latest Kay Scarpetta novel begins in the sweltering heat of late summer on the Harvard campus. The twenty-fourth entry in the series... Read more

    Posted on 16 November 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Syracuse Mysteries on Sale

    Syracuse Mysteries Sale

    The Poisoned Martini celebrates its anniversary this week. In honor of the event, both books in the Syracuse Mystery series will be on sale. Read more

    Posted on 14 November 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • By Its Cover: Someone Always Knows

    Cover: Someone Always Knows

    Sometimes it’s not so much the cover that attracts attention but the title on it.Someone Always Knows. What a loaded statement! It begs the question, “Knows... Read more

    Posted on 05 November 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • National Novel Writing Month 2016

    National Novel Writing Month 2016

    Image courtesy of National Novel Writing Month.It’s that time of year again. The day that launches a 1,000 novels. NaNoWriMo has begun! Read more

    Posted on 01 November 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Writing Challenge 59

    Writing Challenge

    Is it a dark tower? Rapunzel’s tower? Just what is this  medieval structure that looms before you? Is it our reality or something from a fantasy world? Read more

    Posted on 28 October 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Maia Chance’s Teetotaled

    Maia Chance’s Teetotaled

    Book by Maia Chance“Although, of course, not rum. I never touch that vile stuff. But a highball, yes, a highball would be refreshing—”One character’s seemingly... Read more

    Posted on 07 October 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Blog Tour II: Mystery Author Maia Chance

    Blog Tour Mystery Author Maia Chance

    “No job is too trivial” for the Discreet Retrieval Agency, if only they didn’t tend to end in murder…“After her philandering husband died and left her... Read more

    Posted on 05 October 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • 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
  • 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