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Review: DOWN A DARK RIVER by Karen Odden

Any novel that quoted Victorian poet Matthew Arnold's "Dover Beach" would be a favorite of mine, but when one of the victims in Karen Odden's just-released mystery DOWN A DARK RIVER (Crooked Lane) offers the poet's famous admonition--"Ah, love, let us...
From: Writing the Renaissance on 15 Nov 2021

Guest Post by Karen Odden: The “Mysnomer” in the Label “Historical Mystery”

I asked Karen Odden, author of the Victorian mysteries A DANGEROUS DUET (2018) and A TRACE OF DECEIT (2019) about the differences between historical mystery and straight historical fiction. Here's what she had to say!The “Mysnomer” in the...
From: Writing the Renaissance on 30 Sep 2020

Review: A TRACE OF DECEIT by Karen Odden

I've never been a reader of mysteries, but Karen Odden is turning me into one! I read Karen's first Victorian Mystery, A DANGEROUS DUET (William Morrow, 2018) and fell in love with the novel's feisty protagonist, intriguing plot, and convincing Victorian...
From: Writing the Renaissance on 29 Sep 2020

Winner of Karen Odden's A TRACE OF DECEIT

And the winner of Karen Odden's A TRACE OF DECEIT, chosen by random number from amongst the comments, is...KIM McCOYContact me at the blog email with your postal address, Kim, and Karen will mail you a copy of her book. I hope you enjoy it! If you do,...
From: Writing the Renaissance on 6 Jun 2020

Book Giveaway: A TRACE OF DECEIT by Karen Odden

In her recent interview, Karen Odden touched upon her latest heroine, Annabel Rowe, as well as research and backstory for her third novel, A TRACE OF DECEIT. Now she is offering a copy of this book to one lucky blog reader, drawn at random. Contest rules...
From: Writing the Renaissance on 29 May 2020

Interview with Karen Odden, author of A TRACE OF DECEIT

When I visited my intrepid agent Josh Getzler at HGLiterary last June, he offered me, as a parting gift, a selection of novels that he had represented. The blue cover of A DANGEROUS DUET (William Morrow, 2018), a Victorian mystery written by Karen Odden,...
From: Writing the Renaissance on 27 May 2020

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This search feature has a number of purposes:

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Caveats and Work in Progress

This does not search post content, and it will not find any informal keywords/hashtags within the body of posts.

If EMC doesn't find any <category> tags for a post in the RSS feed it is classified as uncategorized. These and any <category> 'uncategorized' from the feed are omitted from search results. (It should always be borne in mind that some bloggers never use any kind of category or tag at all.)

This will not be a 'real time' search, although EMC updates content every few hours so it's never very far behind events.

The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

Constructing Search Query URLs

If you'd like to use an event tag, it's possible to work out in advance what the URL will be, without needing to visit EMC and run the search manually (though you might be advised to check it works!). But you'll need to use URL encoding as appropriate for any spaces or punctuation in the tag (so it might be a good idea to avoid them).

This is the basic structure:{search term or phrase}

For example, the URL for a simple search for categories containing London:

The URL for a search for the exact category Gunpowder Plot:

In this more complex URL, %20 is the URL encoding for a space between words and &exact=on adds the exact category requirement.

I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.