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NY Mysteries May 9, 2020


I borrowed this copy of Emily Bronte’s Spellbound from Ben Shepard’s blogspot.

As we all know the Brontes lived and died briefly. We also know that Emily Bronte wrote Wuthering Heights. Her elder sister, Charlotte wrote Jane Eyre.


“The night is darkening round me,

Patrick Branwell Bronte’s portrait of his sister, Emily

The wild winds coldly blow;

But a tyrant spell has bound me

And I cannot, cannot go.”

None of us can go  anywhere.

Shelter in place. 

If you have a place to shelter in.

The homeless can’t shelter in place. 

The plague keeps coming.

The losses, death, losses.

People screaming.

Quietly grieving.




A friend’s father, without a goodbye.

The funeral homes filled with bodies.

The morgues at capacity.

Each casket with a story. 



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Graphic Lessons: What do a thirty-four-year old, a nine-year-old and an eighteen-year-old have in common? Murder. 

Millie Fitzgerald applies for a Windsor School teaching job, faints on a  dying man in the school kitchen, deals with a troubled nine-year-old and with the eighteen-year-old niece of the murdered man.

Graphic Lessons: Nine-year-old Dana is the only witness who overhears a person fighting with George Lopez, the soon to be stabbed Windsor School kitchen worker. Who can she tell? Her mother who  accuses her of lying? Her father who’s fled to Singapore? She tells Millie. 

Graphic Lessons: NYPD Detective Steve Kulchek is assigned the murder case at the prestigious Windsor School. What’s bugging him? His partner was stabbed. He feels remorse over screwing up an important case. His corrupt boss is a trustee of the Windsor School. His girlfriend married his boss. And his daughter quit college.