Tag Archives: French Polynesia

Book Launch July 9 — Dare I Call It Murder? — Win a Prize

Just when I had almost concluded my book Dare I Call It Murder? — A Memoir of Violent Loss, might never get published, things came together quickly and the date is set — July 9. We’ll have an online party … Continue reading

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Remembrance: The Blindside Book/Movie Deal — New Excerpt Now Online

Thirty-five years ago this week, an overzealous true-crime writer tried to strong-arm me into signing an onerous contract involving a book and movie deal. One of several bloodsucking ghouls trying to capitalize on the tragic deaths of my father and … Continue reading

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Remembrance: The FBI enters the scene …

Thirty-five years ago today, at the Gendarmerie in Papeete, Tahiti, the FBI interviewed my brother for several hours about the suspicious deaths of our parents. At one point they took a break, and one of the agents—I dubbed him Steely … Continue reading

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Remembrance: L’hôpital de Mamao, Papeete, Tahiti . . .

I posted the fourth and final installment of the excerpted portions of my book, Dare I Call It Murder? — A Memoir of Violent Loss, Chapter 4 excerpt. This chapter takes place at L’hôpital de Mamao in Papeete, Tahiti, where … Continue reading

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Remembrance: But things did get worse . . .

Thank you to all of you who commented or sent me emails with your kind words of support and encouragement. It means a lot to me. Over the years, I tried to put my parents’ deaths behind me, and put … Continue reading

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Ann Rule, butt out and leave us survivors of violent loss alone

Sorry to bring up a depressing subject during this otherwise festive season, but I have to respond to this story in the San Diego U-T . . . Coronado mansion death gets ‘true crime’ treatment IMHO, Ann Rule is the … Continue reading

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Remembrance: Saying Good-bye, 35 Years Ago

Thirty-five years ago today I said good-bye to my parents as they set sail for the South Pacific. Though the trip began in Seattle, our misty-eyed parting took place in San Diego, where they had temporarily berthed their 53-foot ketch, … Continue reading

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