Thanks for the heads-up on the Brackett essay. I've read a lot of her fiction and knew she worked in Hollywood. But I wasn't familiar with all she'd written. Thanks.
You're welcome. I always enjoy reading those essays about writers whose work I've enjoyed since I was a kid.
I'm thoroughly enjoying "Murder Among the OWLS", but was stumped when I saw Sheriff Rhodes threaten charges of mopery. When I got to work yesterday, I looked it up online at word-detective.com and could appreciate its use in your story. Imagine my surprise when later in the morning I clicked on your link to Helix and read the first story, "A Mighty Fortress" and found the last paragraph to begin "Enough of this mopery!"Thanks for adding a new word to my vocabulary... now if I can just get my co-workers to stop committing it!
I stole it from Hammett.
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