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Larry Edwards to Speak on Impact of Violent Death, Feb. 11

Larry Edwards, Connie Saindon to Speak at  San Diego Chapter of Sisters in Crime, February 11 Partners in Crime, the recently reestablished San Diego chapter of the national organization Sisters in Crime, welcomes Larry Edwards, author of several books including the true-crime memoir Dare I Call It Murder?: A Memoir of Violent Loss, and Connie […]

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Obits on True-Crime Writer Ann Rule Should Tell Whole Story

Noted true-crime writer Ann Rule has died. I cannot honestly say that I am not saddened by her passing. More of a sense of relief. Even the New York Times ran an obit on her, as did the Seattle Times. … Continue reading

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Book Update: Now that it’s out, what’s next?

Many of you have asked, What’s next? When’s your next book coming out? Lots of things happening, not just with Dare I Call It Murder? but with other books that are now an integral part of my life as I … Continue reading

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Thank You, Te Mana Cafe, for Fun Evening with Books

I and two other authors — David Ward and Douglas Grant — had a good evening talking about our books at the Te Mana Cafe in San Diego’s Ocean Beach neighborhood. Good food, good books, good fun. Thank you, Marguerite. … Continue reading

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Book Signing, August 1, Te Mana Cafe, San Diego

Another book event on the calendar: Te Mana Cafe, a friendly place where the motto is “Aloha in a Cup.” If you’re in the area and can come by to say hello, it would be great to see you. (And … Continue reading

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“Dare I Call It Murder?” 1-Yr Anniversary; New Titles on Horizon

Book Update Today marks the one-year anniversary of launching Dare I Call It Murder?: A Memoir of Violent Loss. And what a fantastic year it’s been. Not only getting the book out, but reconnecting with folks I haven’t seen in … Continue reading

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‘Dare I Call It Murder?’ Wins SD Book Award for Best Published Memoir; Congrats to All Winners & Finalists

What a thrill and a delight, as my friend George Militzer (RIP) used to say, to have my book Dare I Call It Murder?: A Memoir of Violent Loss honored last night at the San Diego Book Awards as the … Continue reading

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‘Dare I Call It Murder?’ Reaches Milestone

Dare I Call It Murder?: A Memoir of Violent Loss now has 150 reviews on Amazon, 96 of them 5-star ratings. Approaching the 11-month mark since publication, nearly 7,000 copies of the book have been purchased, and it has consistently … 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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Gary C. King’s True Crime Blog: Special Guest Post: DARE I CALL IT MURDER?

True-crime author Gary C. King asked me to write a guest blog for his site. He posted it today. Thank you, Gary, for the opportunity to address some questions about my book, Dare I Call It Murder?: A Memoir of … Continue reading

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