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Book Reviews: Herbie's Game by Timothy Hallinan and Dakota by Gwen Florio

Herbie’s Game
A Junior Bender Mystery
Timothy Hallinan
Soho Crime, July 2014
ISBN: 978-1-6169-5429-1

In an Afterword to his newest book, the author discloses that he was asked by the publisher to write a 30,000-word Junior Bender novella, which started out being a tale of a burglary which netted our protagonist some interesting pieces of jewelry. 728 more words

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   Trade in wildlife parts is the 4th largest  illegal trade in the world. Even a tourist’s purchase of an small ivory trinket or ivory chopsticks  makes a huge impact on the world’s elephant population, collectively speaking. 152 more words



I began under Karl Lagerfeld several times.  The final time was after Dolce and Gabanna not only dumped me, they sort of didn’t start to date me and even charged me to ensure the safety of the world dividing the Elaines up.  1,564 more words

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Inferior Boys

These boys believe themselves.  They follow around my crotch sucking on it, chatting to the press, to OCCUPY.  Anonymous is the organization to take.  They like panting and talking to themselves.  1,314 more words


MexicoWatch: Protests, vigilantes, & kidnaping

We begin with another teleSUR report about the parents of the missing youths:

Ayotzinapa Parents Accuse Mexican Attorney General of Cover-Up

  • The parents of the forcibly disappeared students also say the president is repressing protests with an “iron fist” strategy.
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this day in crime history: december 18, 1931

On this date in 1931, gangster Dutch Schultz finally got his wish. “Ain’t there nobody that can shoot this guy so he don’t bounce back?” Dutch once asked about his rival, Jack “Legs” Diamond. 312 more words

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Nightlife King Facing Tough Questions From Gaming Board

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Los Angeles nightlife entrepreneur who revamped Las Vegas’ Sahara Hotel and Casino into a hipper, sleeker destination is getting ready to defend his past again so he can obtain a Nevada gambling license after admitting recent cocaine use and explaining his curious business dealings with felons. 511 more words