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The third door down the hall bore the legend LAWRENCE SENA, SHERIFF. VALENCIA COUNTY. WALK IN. The capitalized LAW, Chee had heard, represented Sena’s effort to replace “Gordo” with a less insulting nickname.

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Review: The Perfect Murder

Having murdered my mother under circumstances of singular atrocity, I was arrested and put upon trial, which lasted seven years. In summing up, the judge of the Court of Acquittal remarked that it was one of the most ghastly crimes that he had ever been called upon to explain away.

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Donald Westlake Novels

Western Mysteries

I have a confession to make. I love westerns, all kinds of westerns. I like characters with a sense of independence, who live life by their own rules. 1,121 more words

“Don’t think a man don’t care about one goat because he’s got a thousand of ’em,” Hosteen Nakai would say. “He’s got a thousand because he cares more about goats than he cares about his relatives.” In other words, don’t expect the rich to be generous.

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Worldbuilding: It's in Every Novel

I’m delighted that  Keith Shaw has agreed to share some of his thoughts about creating a believable world for fictional characters to inhabit. Having read his… 654 more words

Women And Writing

For what? Chee thought. But he didn’t say it. His mother had taught him one learns through the ear and not the tongue.

People of Darkness…

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Looking Back at Tony Hillerman

   Tony Hillerman’s beautifully written mysteries were set against the background of the Southwest and the Navajos Indian nation. My wife and I discovered Hillerman’s novels when speaking to a friend after our first trip to the Southwest many years ago. 725 more words