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 Crime fiction writers have complete control over their material. They can create dialogue, see into characters’ minds, plant clues and red herrings, and tie things up in a neat bundle by the book’s end. They can also delete whatever isn’t working or add what might be missing after the first…
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The “Six Tudor Queens” project begun by novelist and historian Allison Weir comes to its conclusion with this final volume, “Katharine Parr: The Sixth Wife,” a novel about the last wife of England's King Henry VIII. The series began years ago with a thick volume telling the life and unhappy …
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Big Canoe is located on the southwestern flank of Oglethorpe Mountain, which forms the southern terminus of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Blue Ridge is one of the classic mountain ranges of the world. Its southern part is composed of some of the oldest exposed rock on this planet ranging fro…
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In spite of freezing temperatures, the 10 horse Johnson outboard kicked off on the second pull. While the motor warmed up, I put the bird banding supply box in the aluminum Jon boat along with a pair of binoculars and a boat paddle. I pulled away from the dock and unscrewed the drain plug so…
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Nearly a year into the pandemic now and we’re still trying to do the best we can to avoid both catching and spreading the virus. Aside from masks, isolating and distancing, hand sanitizers and other disinfectant products have been an effective way combat the spread. Unfortunately, in our zea…

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