Category Archives: mystery

Infinite Wisdom

Infinite wisdom, time and space

Concepts man cannot embrace

Spirits and guides, to you implore

Follow, trust with them explore

 

Faith in the vastness sight unseen

Purpose, path, what does it mean?

Miracles happen every day

Inward turn, you’ll find your way.

 

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Sail on, my Captain

Sixteen years ago I wrote the following lighthearted poem in honor of my husband Roger and two friends, Roger and Mike, who raced our sailboat in the 1998 National Catalina Race held in Westbrook, Connecticut.  They took first for the tall rig division in all three races.  Yes, readers, the sailboat’s name was Sloopy, the inspiration for the fictional 36 foot sloop that Liz and Garret live aboard in Murder in Mystic, Murder in Newport and Two Headed Snake of Key West.  Our Sloopy was fast and my husband could make a mighty Margarita.

I am sharing this with you in memory of my husband, who passed away on July 1, 2014.  Sail on, my captain.

 

The pressure was on

To win a glass cup

Each silently prayed

He wouldn’t screw up

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The guy thing, you know

Machismo, at best

The challenge would come

They’d be put to the test

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The good Lord was laughing

As they hoisted the main.

These three would need blessings,

And more, it was plain

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Wine made from water

Was easy for sure,

But Roger, Mike, Roger

Three races endure?

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The task was immense

But these were nice guys

He raised His arms up

And Sloopy did rise.

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She raced to the finish

Three bullets to boot

Miracles do happen.

There’s proof in the loot.

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The lesson each learned,

To celebrate life

Believe in oneself

Be good to your wife.

Free Two Headed Snake of Key West

cover key west      First chance to get a FREE Amazon kindle copy of Two Headed Snake of Key West, the third Liz Adams Mystery from May 16-18, 2014.  Download at http://www.amazon.com/Headed-Snake-West-Adams-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B00I47OSEK/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1400200376&sr=1-1&keywords=two+headed+snake+of+key+west

If you review it on Amazon by June 14, 2014, I will give you a free kindle copy of your choice-  Murder in Mystic or Murder in Newport.  Just fill in the contact information below when the review is posted. 

Happy Reading!

 

 

Free to Good Home

Free To Good Home-

First chance to get a FREE Amazon kindle copy of Two Headed Snake of Key West, the third Liz Adams Mystery from May 16-18. Mark it on your calendar!

If you review it on Amazon, I will give you a free kindle copy of your choice-  Murder in Mystic or Murder in Newport.  Just fill in the contact information below when the review is posted.  Happy Reading!

Time for Summer thoughts and Garret’s Famous Key Lime Margarita

Fresh squeezed juice of 6 Key Limes

1 jigger of silver tequila

1 jigger of Triple Sec

1 jigger of Rose’s lime juice

Shake vigorously.  Pour over ice.

Float ½ jigger of Grand Marnier on top

Enjoy!  Repeat as needed!

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Murder in Newport Audiobook Giveway

Free Murder in Newport Audiobook Giveaway.  First 10 to register on the contact form at www.marilyndallavalle.com will receive a free audiobook download at audible.com.

 

Winners of the Murder in Mystic Audiobook Raffle

Winners of the Murder in Mystic Audiobook Raffle.

Bri Bruce

Amy Jones

Sophie Bowns

Thomas Cochran

M. Funk

Ray Ferrer

Kendall F. Person

Evan Sanders

Anam Nasca

 

 

Last Day

12/12 is the last day to register to win Murder in Mystic audiobook.  Fill out the contact form to enter.