Praise for A Venomous Love + an Excerpt

Praise for A Venomous Love + an Excerpt

A Venomous Love is now live   See what readers are saying:   A VENOMOUS LOVE by Chris Karlsen – Victorian Detective, Historical Thriller, Suspense Mystery   Chris Karlsen’s Books   Read An Excerpt Here Puzzled, Ruddy asked, “You say the...

Fall Recipes

Cranberry Brie Bites Yields: 24 Prep Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes 1 8oz. tube of crescent dough Cooking spray for pan Flour for surface 1 8oz. wheel of brie ½ cup whole berry cranberry sauce ¼ cup chopped pecans 6 sprigs of rosemary cut into 1” pieces....

Historical Factoids for 2019

Baldric: A broad belt or girdle, often richly ornamented, passing over one shoulder, across the breast, and under the other, supporting sword, dagger, or bugle. From the Lady of Shalott by Lord Tennyson *The gemmy bridle glittered free Like to some branch of stars we...
The Secret of Suspense

The Secret of Suspense

  I am speaking for myself in this article. But I believe with many of the genres we love, we enjoy them because the hero or heroine elicit either sympathy or empathy. For example, in Bernard Cornwell’s historicals, we empathize with the men on the battlefield....
Historical Tidbits – Recipes

Historical Tidbits – Recipes

Historical Tidbit Medieval Recipes A modest list of spices available to the medieval cook: Cardamom, cinnamon, clove, cubeb (tailed pepper), galangal, ginger, grains of Paradise, mastic, nutmeg, mace, black pepper, long pepper, saffron, sugar, sumac, salt. Source...
Victorian Period

Victorian Period

Victorian period   In Victorian London each parish in the city had a jakesman (refuse officer) who cleaned out the public facilities. The carts of “refuse” was transported out of the city at night. During the Victorian period, powdered chalk and cuttlefish...
Medieval

Medieval

Medieval   Three of the most celebrated medieval English victories are: Crecy, Poitiers, and Agincourt. All three took place during the Hundred Years War between England and France. Crecy: 1346. Poitiers: 1356, and Agincourt: 1415.   Eleanor of Aquitaine,...
Historical Recipes

Historical Recipes

Recipes from all Ages Here’s some of the spices they had in the 1300’s in England. Most came back with the English knights who went to the Crusades.                                       black pepper, cinnamon, ginger, saffron, nutmeg, cloves, mace, Spiced...
The Bronze Age

The Bronze Age

The Bronze Age The Bronze Age ship, the Uluburun (circa 1300 BCE) discovered by Turkish fishermen and recovered by divers from INA (Institute of Nautical Archaeology in Bodrum, Turkey)is considered one of most important shipwreck discoveries of the 20th Century....