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House of Dads

by Kathleen Costa


Do you remember the Five&Dime on the corner with the penny candy, the family owned restaurant where the owner always knew your name, the ice cream shop with the on-site creamery you could watch through the big window? Where have they all gone? Many communities have had the same change in the landscape, but despite several ongoing emotional protests, the superstore Price Cuts still broke ground. Sadly, after a year, several Mom and Pop shops are being forced ‘out of business’ making a plan to destroy the superstore an obvious response…and as Francis Bacon says, “Revenge is like a wild justice.”

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by Sunny Frazier



It’s not beach blanket bingo but Murder on the Beach. That’s the theme of this year’s Bouchercon, set in Long Beach, California, November 13-16.
Bouchercon is the Annual World Mystery Convention. It’s named after Anthony Boucher, aka William Anthony Parker White. He was a writer, editor and critic. Some consider him the cornerstone of modern mystery analysis. Like the Olympics, the convention is bid on by different cities. The convention attracts major mystery authors and fans from across the globe.

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