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Why Write a Novel About Murder? A Bunk on Death Row

Tweet I am currently working on a ”historical fiction’ book with the Edgar Smith murder case as the background for an alternative outcome of the actual events. I’ve been steadily researching and writing for the last five months, and hope to have it completed by midyear 2015. In the coming weeks and months I will […]

Thoughts on a Murder Novel in Process

Tweet     `A while back I published a post on reasons why a writer should consider finding a novel in their finished full length play, but I hadn’t actually gone down the road of creating a novel that way, at least until now. I’m currently in the process of creating a novel based on […]

A Reasonable Doubt – Book Review – Murder

Tweet A Reasonable Doubt, by Edgar Smith was published in August 1970 by Coward-McCann. The reader cannot begin to read this book before understanding who the author is and the circumstances in which it was written. Edgar Smith was a convicted murderer of a fifteen year old girl in the New Jersey and sitting in […]

Book Review of Mama’s Madness – Billy Ray Chitwood

Tweet Chitwood’s novel tells the story of Tamantha Preen, a fictional character based on a real person who terrorized her family in northern California.  Tamantha had a real or imagined depraved upbringing, and she is hell bent to pass depravity on. She murders two daughters and seems determined to make it three if her daughter […]

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