Monthly Archives: April 2014

Book Review: ‘W is for Wasted’ by Sue Grafton—good story, but grammatical errors disconcerting

I have said it before and will say it again: I’m a decades-long fan of Sue Grafton and her character Kinsey Millhone, but some of my previous criticisms remain. However, I shall begin with the positive. I enjoyed Grafton’s W … Continue reading

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Warm Reception at Book Club

Many thanks to the Poway Literary Society for selecting Dare I Call It Murder?: A Memoir of Violent Loss for its April book selection AND for such a warm reception at last night’s meeting. The members asked excellent questions about … Continue reading

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Book Club Engagement Tonight

Another book club meeting this evening. Looking forward to it. Even though it is sometimes difficult to talk about my parents’ deaths and what that did to my family, I do enjoy these sessions. It gets people thinking in broader … Continue reading

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Congrats to Pulitzer Winners

Congratulations to Pulitzer Prize winner (biography or autobiography) Megan Marshall, author of “Margaret Fuller: A New American Life” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), “a richly researched book that tells the remarkable story of a 19th century author, journalist, critic and pioneering advocate … Continue reading

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Final Return — coming April 15, 2014

3 Days and Counting: Tax Day Cometh — if you hate it, you’ll love this debut novel from Ron Howeth: Final Return — coming April 15, 2014 When a terminally ill Vietnam veteran is targeted by a rogue IRS agent, … Continue reading

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Thank You, Ann Rule, for Dissing Me 4 Years Ago

Today marks the fourth anniversary of true-crime writer Ann Rule’s lawyer dismissing as “de minimis” my objections to the numerous errors in Rule’s account of my parents’ deaths aboard their sailboat Spellbound. Never mind that a number of these critical … Continue reading

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