Tag Archives: crime

Book Notes: “God Save the Mark” by Donald Westlake

Blowhard, Esq. writes: I enjoyed this Westlake, winner of the Edgar Award for best novel in 1968. Fred Fitch, a gullible sad sack, inherits $300,000 from his con man uncle and soon discovers that someone is willing to kill him to … Continue reading

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Quote Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: “The sadistic female usually treats crime more lightly than the male. The most serious and dastardly crime is treated with cold disdain. It is characteristic of such women when cornered to try to shift the blame entirely … Continue reading

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Linkage

Paleo Retiree writes: A fun set of snapz from the recent Burning Man festival. World’s happiest countries? Amazing story of a real-life psycho killer. Hate crime? Social Security cannot go bankrupt … though it certainly may need to be tweaked. Foseti … Continue reading

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“I Survived BTK”

Paleo Retiree writes: Low-budget documentary about Charlie Otero, a Wichita native whose parents and a couple of whose siblings were murdered in 1974 by “BTK,” a Wichita-based murderer who went on to become Kansas’ most notorious serial killer. It’s a … Continue reading

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Book Notes: Sherlock Holmes

Blowhard, Esq. writes: “There’s the scarlet thread of murder running through the colourless skein of life, and our duty is to unravel it, and isolate it, and expose every inch of it.” Everyone knows the character, but have you ever read … Continue reading

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Linkathon

Paleo Retiree writes: Punished. False accusation du jour. Overreaction du jour. Steve Sailer asks himself some questions about the Olympics.

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