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Flash Briefing: Fannie Brice

By Kari Bovee | May 11, 2020

Join host Kari Bovee, award-winning author of historical fiction as she shares stories of strong women of history combined with mysteries of the past. >> Listen to Flash briefing HERE. << Fanny Brice (sometimes spelled Fannie) was born on New York’s lower east side in 1891 as Fania Borach. The third child of Hungarian/Jewish saloon owners, […]

Flash Briefing: Olive Thomas

By Kari Bovee | May 8, 2020

Join host Kari Bovee, award-winning author of historical fiction as she shares stories of strong women of history combined with mysteries of the past. >> Listen to Flash briefing HERE. << In 1914, Olive Thomas won “the most beautiful girl in New York City” contest. With that win under her cap, she started modeling for commercial […]

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By Kari Bovee | May 5, 2020

Join host Kari Bovee, award-winning author of historical fiction as she shares stories of strong women of history combined with mysteries of the past. >> Listen to Flash briefing HERE. << Like Annie Oakley, Lillian Smith learned to shoot a rifle when she was barely big enough to hold it. Like Annie Oakley, Lillian Smith started […]

Flash Briefing: Wife Victoria

By Kari Bovee | May 5, 2020

Join host Kari Bovee, award-winning author of historical fiction as she shares stories of strong women of history combined with mysteries of the past. >> Listen to Flash briefing HERE. << I don’t know about you, but I love the history of the British monarchs—from the mythical  tales of King Arthur, to Henry VIII, to Elizabeth […]

9 Novels Set in Old Hollywood

By Kari Bovee | April 29, 2020

Novels set in Old Hollywood are some of my favorites. The Golden Age of Tinseltown evokes sparkling images of  glamour, intrigue and deception. Old Hollywood saw the development of the movie industry with important movie milestones, the production of famous, popular movies and the studio system that created movie icons in the glamorous actors and […]

9 Historical Novels Based on Historical Figures

By Kari Bovee | April 22, 2020

It is so fun for me to take the spark of an idea and grow it into full-length book of mystery and intrigue, usually in a historical setting. I love to create historical novels based on historical figures. The spark for my historical fiction books often comes from something or someone in history that moves […]

7 Historical Mysteries Featuring
Amateur Female Sleuths

By Kari Bovee | April 8, 2020

I love an amateur female sleuth. Both reading and writing them! As a historical mystery author, I like to travel back into time and imagine what it must have been like to live in different time periods in history. What were the obstacles? Was life really simpler? What went on in the minds of the […]

Girl with a Gun – An Annie Oakley Mystery

By Kari Bovee | March 25, 2020

 Fame. Fortune. Love. Murder. Who’s out to get America’s most beloved female sharpshooter?  Fifteen-year-old Annie Oakley is the sole supporter of her widowed mother and two siblings. An expert markswoman and independent spirit, she hunts game to sell to the local mercantile to make ends meet instead of accepting a marriage proposal that could solve […]


8 Historical Mystery Hidden Gems

By Kari Bovee | March 11, 2020

Historical mystery combines historical fiction and mystery fiction. Enjoy the best of both worlds in these historical mystery hidden gems! Give yourself the gift of these “whodunits” or impress your friends with these suggestions at your next bookclub meeting! The Portrait of Molly Dean by Katherine Kovacic An unsolved murder comes to light after almost […]


Women in Show Business – 5 Books to Read if You Loved City of Girls

By Kari Bovee | March 5, 2020

  City of Girls is a novel about women in show business in the 1940’s. Elizabeth Gilbert’s novel illustrates how different women navigated their own lives and their own destinies; in their own unique ways. Gilbert delves into the unique life philosophies of each woman while maintaining themes of love and women’s empowerment. If you […]

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