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THE LAST ENEMY – Grace Brophy

” A rough wind lifted the decaying leaves that lay in front of the burial chamber and sent them swirling through the iron gates that separate the living from the dead.  Two figures occupied the chamber’s narrow inner space.  The … Continue reading

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BEASTLY THINGS – Donna Leon

When a body is pulled from the canal, Commissario Guido Brunetti is sure he has seen him somewhere.   The man is disfigured from a rare disease that thickens his skin.  He is dead from multiple stab wounds.  The man in … Continue reading

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REDEMPTION – Kate Flora

Joe Burgess and Reggie Libby looked out for each other in high school and in Vietnam.  Now, Joe still looks out for Reggie because he isn’t capable of looking out for himself.  Joe returned intact, returned to society, and serves … Continue reading

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THE FIRST RULE OF TEN – Gay Hendricks and Tinker Lindsay

“Two hours later, matching redheads…contemplated me across a king-size bed….My pulse was racing…”How’s it going, girls?’ I said. Lola’s mouth was an immovable line. I switched my attention to Maude and her eyes met mine….’So what happened? You swap souls … Continue reading

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LEIGHTON GAGE ON MURDER AND THE GAME THAT UNITES BRAZIL

  In that I live in New England, it should be no surprise to my fellow Americans that the only news being covered this week is football.  The New England Patriots are playing the New York Giants in the Superbowl.  … Continue reading

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FOR THE THRILL OF IT (LEOPOLD and LOEB) – Simon Baatz

In 1924, the murder of fourteen year-old Bobby Franks caught the attention of the nation.  Bobby was lured into a car by his seventeen year-old second cousin, Richard Loeb.  Loeb and his friend, Nathan Leopold killed Bobby and dumped his … Continue reading

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CRIME – THE WORLD IS ITS STAGE

Today’s post is one of the first to make its appearance on Murder By Type.  It explains, to some degree, one of the reasons I started the blog almost nineteen months ago. “How The World Became One Big Crime Scene” Posted … Continue reading

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