The author of the Maggie Hope Mystery series
writes about KBO, cocktails, code-breaking, and red lipstick.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Codes and Quilts at Bletchley Park

Bletchley Park and the UK Quilters Guild are presenting a special exhibition of 100 new pieces created specially for Bletchley. Some were made by people with links to the park (a grandparent might have worked there) or by people inspired by the institution. There is also a "Secret Messages" category, where the quilts contain code.

It looks absolutely FANTASTIC, especially those quilts with code. More information from Bletchley here.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Aaand... another author in the family

Yes, it's "All About Chess" by Mattie (aka Matthew) MacNeal.

Another Mr. Churchill's Secretary Review—and a Thought

Unbelievable—a starred review ("Debut of the Month," no less!) of Mr. Churchill's Secretary from Library Journal!

LET’S TOAST the new authors making their debuts in 2012! The variety of venues and characters ensure dynamic new mystery reads. A shout-out to Susan Elia MacNeal’s intrepid female math wiz ( Mr. Churchill’s Secretary)...

The review may be read on Library Journal's site, here, but this is the best bit: 

VERDICT: Watch out for the smart girl who can crack codes with her slide rule. 

Let's hear it for the smart girls.