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Military Writers Society of America (MWSA) Review of Implications

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MWSA Review

Author Richard Davidson weaves an intricate mystery in his new book, Implications. The clues in this story are like pieces of dew on a spider’s web that his protagonist Pastor Arthur Blake has to find and pull together. I enjoyed how the author drew in history from the 1920’s and even Al Capone into Blake’s investigation of his present day arson. Lost diamonds, bootlegging, mob murders, infidelity, revenge, all have to fit together just right, so Blake can solve the case he has been assigned, the arson of a local church. If you enjoy mysteries this is a great read. With a truly likable protagonist, complex plots, and a lot of suspects to weed through. A fun read.

Reviewed by: Bob Doerr (2015)

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Posted by on February 24, 2015 in Book Reviews and Interviews, Historical Fiction, Mystery, prohibition

 

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Mystery Writer’s Toolbox Program

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On Thursday, January 8, 2015, from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 Noon at the Winnetka Community House, Winnetka, Illinois, Richard Davidson will present at Off-Campus Writers’ Workshop (OCWW):

“The Mystery Writer’s Toolbox”

Dick’s workshop will cover a wide variety of formatting and storytelling aids designed to simplify the construction of a mystery novel and enhance its impact on the reader, with specific clues about the way to approach the development of a new mystery, comparing his techniques with those of several other writers. If time permits there may be a brainstorming exercise for mystery development.

Richard Davidson is the author of the self-help guidebook: DECISION TIME! Better Decisions for a Better Life. He has written the five novels that comprise the Lord’s Prayer Mystery Series: Lead Us Not into Temptation, Give Us this Day our Daily Bread, Forgive Us Our Trespasses, Thy Will Be Done, and Deliver Us from Evil. He has edited an anthology, Overcoming: An Anthology by the Writers of OCWW, and he has had pieces included in the last two annual anthologies published by the Military Writers Society of America. His latest novel, Implications, continues to chronicle the exploits of Arthur Blake and the investigative associates who aided him in the earlier mystery series. It is the first volume in a new series, The Imp Mysteries.

Dick will accept manuscripts for critique, but will comment on them in writing, to the author, because the body of material to be covered in his main program is large. Please follow the submission guidelines on the website: ocww.bizland.com. Dick will not have time available for in-session discussions of manuscripts during the workshop.

 
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Posted by on January 3, 2015 in Resources

 

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OUR VOICES Anthology from MWSA

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OUR VOICES is the title of the new anthology by Military Writers Society of America authors. My account of the actions of the Sixth Naval Beach Battalion on D-Day is a featured article, “Omaha Beach”. This was the first organized unit to land, and their mission was to care for all the other troops that would follow them. All who landed on June 6, 1944, and subsequent days were and are heroes who turned the tide against the Nazi forces. Honor those who remain, and keep all veterans and their families in your prayers.

 
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Posted by on October 1, 2013 in Resources

 

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My Military Shelf

Dick (Richard) Davidson is a member of Military Writers Society of America (MWSA) and regularly posts on their Facebook page. He also has a member blog page located at http://www.mwsadispatches.com/blog/746

From time to time I invite you to check that page, and also the posts of other MWSA members that are linked to that page. MWSA has a large number of writers dedicated to the preservation of military history and the creation of books that appreciate the sacrifices of our veterans. Please visit their Facebook page also. While you’re at it visit my Richard Davidson, Author page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Richard-Davidson-Author/211578652220873 I hope you will decide to “Like” it during your visit.

 
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Posted by on October 28, 2012 in Commentary, Resources, Writing Tips

 

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