The Tao of Doo

In his kind and generous review of my first mystery, DEATH NOTICE, author James Reasoner said the plot was vaguely reminiscent of something found in Scooby-Doo, only played seriously. He meant it as a compliment and I took it Read more


Another October, another release date. Since BAD MOON is my second book, you would think I'd be used to it. But nope, I'm not. BAD MOON's publication date feels as surreal as DEATH NOTICE's did last year. For readers, the Read more

Writing With ... Louise Penny

I am thrilled beyond words to welcome one of my favorite writers, Louise Penny, whose Armand Gamache mysteries have appeared on bestseller lists worldwide.  Her last book, BURY YOUR DEAD, won the Ellis for best mystery in Canada, and Read more

Is Browsing Dead?

I'll be the first to admit that I was a nerdy teenager. Not pocket protector nerdy, but no sports star, either. I was bookish, I guess you could say. I read A LOT back then, and nothing pleased me Read more

Why We Left Earth

Outer space has always been a mystery. Even before mankind fully grasped its vastness, they wanted to go there. Early astronomers, fascinated by the stars, invented ways to get a closer view. Think Copernicus, Galileo, Cassini. Writers not content Read more

Hitchcock or Disney

Hitchcock or Disney

Posted on by Todd Posted in Hitchcock or Disney, Just For Fun | 3 Comments

It’s no secret that I’m a diehard fan of the works of both Alfred Hitchcock and Walt Disney. I know, it sounds bizarre. No two men could be more different.

Or are they?

There’s a lot of humor in Hitchcock’s films, and more heart than he gets credit for. And some of Disney’s most famous works have a delicious dark streak to them.

To bolster my argument, I’m starting an occasional feature called Hitchcock or Disney. I’ll post a quote from a movie and you’ll have to guess who made it, Alfred Hitchcock or Walt Disney. (Bonus points if you guess the name of the movie.)

Here is today’s quote:

I warn you, dear child, if I lose my temper, you lose your head. Understand?

Think you know which man it came from? Post your guess in the comments section.

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