Posts by: Barry Wiley

Time and the Thought Reader

The seventh story in my Stuart C. Cumberland series of mysteries, “Time and the Thought Reader”, will appear in the February 4 issue of Kings River Life Magazine (www.kingsriverlife.com).  It…

Monte Carlo Systems and Myths

While researching Monte Carlo for my novel, Shadow of the Tiger, the second of the Kyame Piddington series, which is set in 1896, I encountered a number of fascinating references…

The Shadow

One of the joys in writing historical fiction is the research needed to create the world in which your story will take place. Though that recreation does not need to…

Kyame and Christmas

My first Christmas short story, "A Second Sight Christmas", will appear on Kings River Life magazine on December 23, 2015, and will be followed by "Tall Paul" on January 9,…

Tall Paul

In writing a novel, particularly, it seems, one of historical fiction that back stories, sub-plots, and other plot enhancements come up that after a further chapter or two, the author…

Masada

- To walk on the great sandstone massif near the Dead Sea that is Masada, with its symbolism of human freedom together with its deeply spiritual past was an event…

A Wilde Book Review

The most innovative of the 59 newspapers published in London in the late 19th century was the Pall Mall Gazette under the editorship of W. T. Stead, 1883-1889. While the…

JACK

Even in the midst of the almost daily horrors of the butcheries committed by ISIS, the public interest in Jack the Ripper seems insatiable. Jack, if there was such a…