Category Archives: Student Projects

Secrets, Secrets… A Book Review

A Review of Celeste’s Ng’s Everything I Never Told You – 2014 by Emily Thomson      When I was younger, I kept a terrible secret. No, I didn’t kill anyone, live a double life, or scam a friend into money – I hated milk. Every time I had it, a bellyache would come, and […]
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Against Time *possible spoiler alert*

 “Are you familiar with the concept of lateral thinking? It consists of changing the perspective from which one analyzes events.”

“I don’t know what you expect me to see.”

“The details, Mr. Doria. Focus on the details. They’ve always been in front of our eyes. But you have to analyze them from a different perspective. What if the answer to the enigma was never inside the room, but outside?”

Congratulations Eve Cran!

I am so pleased to announce that one of our own, Eve Cran, has been accepted to the prestigious Online Creative Writing Program at Stanford! Eve was one of our mystery fiction scholars in 2015 and her final project, “The Doors of Perception,” related the fictionalized encounter between  philosopher and psychologist William James and artist […]
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Fiction Review: “Hard Candy,” directed by David Slade. 2005

Please note: This review contains SPOILERS about the plot of the movie.   (SPOILER) “Nothing’s yours when you invite a teenager into your home,” says Hayley just at the 30-minute mark of the movie Hard Candy. Hard Candy is an American indie psychological thriller. It is the brainchild of first time producer David W. Higgins, […]
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Fiction Review: The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith (1998)

The book I have chosen to review is The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, a mystery novel by Alexander McCall Smith. This is the first novel of “The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency” series by Alexander McCall Smith. The series is set in Gaborone, Botswana, and follows the adventures of the clever and compassionate Mma […]
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Fiction Review: Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow (1987)

Scott Turow’s Presumed Innocent, his first published murder mystery/legal thriller novel in 1987, was a phenomenal success both with the critics and the popular readers. It spent 45 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, and is one of the very first novels of its kind – namely the murder mystery genre, that also […]
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Congratulations Patricia Heenan!

We are thoroughly excited to announce that one of our own, Patricia Heenan, will have a poem published in the October edition of Creative Wisconsin! http://wiwrite.org/ Congratulations Trish! Well deserved! We’ll post a link to her work as soon as it is made available.

Fiction Review: Village Perspective Beyond the Tower Gate by Amy Beth Meegan (2015)

Human Perspective with a side dish of mystery and adventure? It’s here! take a look and see what’s happening in the good ole City of Esprey…. When personal motive fuels human interaction– more than pie is dished-out in the village pie shop cafe. Perspective, jealousy and deception surface as mysterious sudden electrical surges bring on […]
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