Don’t upset the Dead at Halloween.

The second book of Terry Pratchett’s “Johnny Maxwell” trilogy, Johnny and the Dead sees twelve-year-old Johnny and his friends battling to try to save the local graveyard.   Johnny Maxwell is using a shortcut through the local cemetery to reach his home, when he meets the spirit of Alderman Thomas Bowler. This meeting shows  Johnny he has the ability to see… More Don’t upset the Dead at Halloween.

Catherine Skeggs Given Team Building Coach Award by Raymond Aaron In Toronto

The city is full of stories and puzzles, ready for intrepid adventures to unravel—and with author Catherine Skeggs’ new Book, What Are We Going To Do Next? Social Team Building and Finding Fun for City Adventures, city dwellers can now build social teams that create memories and happiness while seeking the hidden thrills of the… More Catherine Skeggs Given Team Building Coach Award by Raymond Aaron In Toronto

Punked by the Pumpkin

 Halloween and pumpkins makes a great mixture for this seasonal cosy mystery book.    About Punked by the Pumpkin by Constance Barker: Sweet Home has become inundated with unholy sightings and turned over tombstones in the old cemetery. And if that wasn’t enough, Essie and Hildie aren’t talking to anyone, even Lily. All the seniors seem… More Punked by the Pumpkin

Christopher Wren’s Birthday – 20th October

 Christopher Wren was born on 20th October 1632 in East Knoyle, Wiltshire.  He became a mathematician and scientist but is perhaps best known as an architect. After the Great Fire of London in 1666,Christopher Wren came up with plans to rebuild the city.  He designed 51 new city churches, as well as the new St Paul’s Cathedral.… More Christopher Wren’s Birthday – 20th October

Hallowe’en Party

First published in the UK in  1969 Hallowe’en Party  by Agatha Christie features Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. The mystery novelist Ariadne Oliver attends a Hallowe’en party where teenager Joyce Reynolds  claims that years ago she witnessed a murder. She says that,  as she was so young at the time, she had not realized it was a murder. However no-one believes her and she storms… More Hallowe’en Party

Dying to get together this halloween?

The party invitation seemed enticing, but now you are questioning your journey…. The rain began moments ago and now a steady wind is driving it. You carry on until you catch your first sight of the house.It appears as a silhouette,  the lightning illuminating the gables. You wonder what possessed them to hold a party here. The thunder roaring in your ears… More Dying to get together this halloween?

World Zombie Day

Cult destination Pittsburgh has been used as the setting for many zombie games and films. George Romero filmed the 1977 Zombie classic Dawn of the Dead at the Monroeville Mall. As Andrew notes “The games Urban Dead and Left 4 Dead were both set in Pittsburgh, the films Diary of the Dead, Land of the Dead and the original… More World Zombie Day

Birthday of Niels Bohr – October 7th 1885

“If quantum mechanics hasn’t profoundly shocked you, you haven’t understood it yet.” – Niels Bohr On October 7, 1885, Niels Bohr was born in Copenhagen. In 1913, physicist Niels Bohr suggested that the electrons were confined into clearly defined, quantized orbits, and could jump between these, but could not freely spiral inward or outward in… More Birthday of Niels Bohr – October 7th 1885