Welcome to my blog devoted to all things Murder, She Wrote and all things mystery! 

My name is Joanna and I consider myself a big mystery buff.

My love-affair with mysteries started when I was just 9 years old. I devoured Nancy Drew mysteries, and then moved on to Agatha Christie novels when I started highschool. I also grew up watching a lot of TV — and by some measures I would say I was addicted.

I started this blog in August 2018, at which time I was trying to write the first draft of my PhD dissertation. (It’s in the field of linguistics in case you’re curious.) It was a difficult time for me: I struggled with getting the words out and I took frequent breaks to watch Murder, She Wrote to make myself feel better. Jessica Fletcher was my hero — she showed me it was never too late to follow your passions (and that you’re never too old to exercise)!

Eventually, I realized that what I needed was to turn what I was already doing in my spare time into a more productive hobby. I naturally gravitated towards blogging because I had always loved writing. A nice side effect of blogging was that it gave me the practice I needed to write down my thoughts without stressing too much about whether it was perfect — which in turn helped me get over my academic writer’s block and get my first draft written.

After a year of blogging, I have now finished my PhD and I’m even more committed to continuing building this website, thanks to the lovely community of Murder, She Wrote fans and fans of other detective shows that I’ve met online.

I hope you enjoy this site and find it a useful resource.

I would love to hear from you!

If you have any feedback or questions, there are several ways you can get in touch with me.

  1. You can contact me through social media on Facebook (@themysterybuff) or Twitter (@themystery_buff).  You can also follow me on social media if you’d like to be notified of new posts.
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