In every profession, there comes a certain, unique humor that dominates. Nurses have it, warehouse workers have it, fast food, office people, etc., etc. You might call it “situational comedy” that arises from a bunch of people sharing a common workplace and experience and finding ways to cope. Parenting has its own brand of humor. … More Dave Barry and the Humor of Parenthood
Don Quixote, the classic novel by Miguel de Cervantes, begins with a preface addressing the “idle reader.” I think it’s a subtle way of Cervantes tipping us off to the theme of his masterpiece. A person who has time to read has time to be idle, and no one exemplifies this more than the Man … More “Don Quixote” and the Dangers of Idleness
Just in time for the start-up of school, here’s a new College-Time Mystery! In this one, after a slew of food poisonings hit the school, Detective Havenstraw calls on Bryan and John to help find the culprit and put an end to the mystery. But in-kitchen politics and a masked man muddy the waters… Are … More New Story: Are You Being Served?
Here’s a new exciting mystery for you to enjoy! A little longer, but well worth the read! The Bird Man of Cherokee Park By J.R. Underdown It was late April 2009 and the semester was winding down with the last week of classes and exams. Though students were ready to celebrate, the weather did not … More The Bird Man of Cherokee Park
Fall is in the air here in KC! And fall weather makes for great writing weather…especially of the mystery genre. So enjoy this new College-Time Mystery–“The Mystery of the Bloody Bones”! The Mystery of the Bloody Bones By J.R. Underdown It was a bright March morning when John arose to do something unusual: go to … More The Mystery of the Bloody Bones
Well folks, here it is, your first official peek into the world of Plethora! This is the whole first chapter to whet your appetite. So dive in and get ready for July 9th when Plethora will be available for the Amazon Kindle. Stay tuned! Chapter 1: The Prom Date I firmly believe that every girl … More Peek into Plethora!
I’ve been working lately on editing a novel that I will be publishing in the next few months. In that time, a couple of mysteries were written down but I never got around to typing them and posting them. Well, guess what? I finally typed up 1 of them and now I’m going to post it! … More The Clock Strikes Something