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Hannah Vogel is BACK!

At the end of A City of Broken Glass, *spoiler alert* Hannah Vogel was driving out of Switzerland with her son Anton at her side, and Lars Lang was bleeding in the back of the truck with Frau Doktor Spiegel. Berlin was in flames behind them and […]

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Top 10 Movies Set in Berlin

It’s no secret that Berlin is my favorite city. After all, I’ve written four Hannah Vogel novels set here. It captured my imagination when I was a teenager here in the 1980s, when the wall was still up, and it’s never let me go. Here’s a list […]

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Why I left the sunny skies of Hawaii for the gray days in Berlin. Crazy?

by Rebecca Cantrell I’ve been strangely silent since I moved to Berlin. Strange for me, anyway. . Maybe it’s the stresses of packing a house that we lived in for a decade, winnowing it down to a storage room and a couple of suitcases, and hopping on […]

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Toast to Bouchercon

. By Rebecca Cantrell . . Everyone is going to Bouchercon this week but me. Not strictly speaking true, because there are a billion people in China who never even heard of Boucheron, plus nearly everyone I know who isn’t a writer or a mystery fan. But […]

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Blending in with a Cult?

By Rebecca Cantrell . . Hannah Vogel does manage to infiltrate the cult of all cults: the Nazi party. Let’s run through the cult checklist: overbearing leader, fanatical devotion, mind control, serious consequences if you leave, questions or doubts strongly discouraged. Yes, on all counts. . . […]

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Guilty Pleasures

Guilty Pleasures . By Rebecca Cantrell . What’s the guiltiest pleasure on my bookshelf? . I’m vaguely guilty about all the stacks of books I have that won’t even fit onto my shelves, but not enough to give them top billing. Because, really, they’re just a sign […]

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What’s on my reference shelf? Not just dust!

Sorry for the lateness of today’s post. I just got back from the Tucson Festival of Books and collapsed in an exhausted, dried up husk instead of writing my blog post. Today’s topic? What’s on my reference shelf? I have all the standard writing books on the […]

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Dump the body

Your protagonist blows a tire on a deserted road. When she checks for the spare, she finds the body of a young girl (mid-teens.) What does she do? Living in Berlin in the 1930s with a small income, Hannah doesn’t have a car. In “A Trace of […]

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My fantasy cover

What artist, living or dead, would you want to do your cover design? By Rebecca Cantrell I was walking through a little gallery in Kona the other day. Usually the paintings they carry have tropical themes—whales, flowers, waves, cottages in the moonlight—and often I come across something […]

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Brainstorming

Brainstorming techniques? I think I may be the only writer I know without a file of cool ideas tucked away and I’m starting to feel worried about it. I could throw one together, but I don’t think I’d ever look at it again. For me, each novel […]

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