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The Puzzle of the Attraction To Mystery Fiction

Scares the shit out of mystery fiction readers Deeply loved by mystery fiction readers Mystery fiction as a genre strikes me as a secure way to roll in the crime writing...

Sarah Pender Escape Co-Conspirator Out of Prison, On Facebook

A fascinating Facebook post from Jamie Long today. Long was the woman who played a primary role in helping convicted murderer Sarah Pender escape from a prison outside...

Tom Waits Waxes Musicians Selling Music for Commercials

This is the car; Clone Defects provide the music for the ad  I wrote in September about bands selling their music for commercials and it felt good. I said that I...

He Ain’t Bullshittin’ – Kid Rock Foundation Has No Costs

Kid Rock was on WJR, Detroit’s major league AM radio station, this morning, talking about his great love for the city and so on, a riff he repeats to anyone who will...

Email from Inmate Regarding Sarah Pender, Girl Wanted – Yes, Prison is a Bad Place

I received an email over the weekend from a former inmate at Rockville Correctional Facility, a women’s prison in Indiana from which Sarah Pender, the woman at the...

Ten Minutes With Me Goes by Like Five: Q & A in Plain Dealer

Spending some afternoon time in a bar with journalist par excellence Michael Heaton of the Plain Dealer in Cleveland is just one more great part of this occupation. We...

No Big Deal: Sowell Drawing on Serial Killer Memorabilia Site

It’s never clear enough to folks that convicted criminals cannot profit on any proceeds connected to their crime. This story in Cleveland’s Plain Dealer, which I am...

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Special districts, special favors. An insider network of favors surrounds these proliferating governments in Texas

October 29, 2012 By Steve Miller, Texas Watchdog For decades, Texans have relied on special districts for services that local municipalities can’t provide. Water to...

Rock and Roll Memoirs You May Have Missed

  The rock and roll autobiography. What a notion, in which an artist attempts to make his or her life sing in real words on paper, rather than relay it on...

Read Anthony Sowell Letter to Author

 Down to journalists who are writing his life story, Anthony Sowell remained a control freak. In a letter written to me in February, Sowell confirmed I was on his...