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Why we LOVE Stacey Abrams

If you’re celebrating seeing Donald Trump and the worst of his deplorable followers driven off social media, thank Stacey Abrams.

She devoted years to building the Democratic Party in Georgia. Wrote a book about voter suppression and co-produced an Amazon Prime documentary, “All In: the Fight for Democracy.”

People in the know credit Stacey Abrams for flipping the 2 Senate seats from Republican to Democrat.

NOW the Biden team has control of all 3 branches of government for 2 years.

NOW the Biden team can enthusiastically regulate BIG TECH.

NOW Twitter, Facebook and pretty much every other major platform is banning Trumpy hate speech.

Thanks Stacey.

books

The Fallen by David Baldacci

The Fallen (2018) is book #4 in the Amos Decker Memory Man series by David Baldacci.

Star FBI detective Amos Decker and his colleague Alex Jamison must solve four increasingly bizarre murders in a dying rust belt town–and the closer they come to the truth, the deadlier it gets …

… It’s a bleak place: a former mill and mining town with a crumbling economy and rampant opioid addiction. Decker has only been there a few hours when he stumbles on a horrific double murder scene. …

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There’s much to like about this book.

Decker is brilliant but socially awkward due to brain injury from an old football hit.

In this one he finally starts showing some empathy to other people, one 6-year-old girl in particular.

BUT … the plot is still 40% too long and complicated. Baldacci needs a more ruthless editor.

books

Peter Galloway #5 by Randy McCharles

My brother Randy switched genres from Fantasy to Murder Mystery.

I just finished the 5th novel in his Peter Galloway, Private Investigator, series.

There are more to come.  Perhaps 5 more.

Murder on the Mall (short story)

  1. Murder in Wood Buffalo
  2. The Christmas Carol Murders
  3. Murder in Mazatlan
  4. The Bridal Veil Murders 

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Book 5 is set in our home town.

In fact, local heroes Nickelback are playing the Saddle Dome.  😀

AND in a nostalgic bit, The Stampeders play a wedding.

Peter Galloway’s pursuit of his mother’s killer brings him back to Calgary, where he determines the accidental death of a rodeo star at the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede is in actuality murder.

Enlisting the aid of RCMP Sergeant Angela Ford, his investigation into the workings of the international rodeo circuit leads to an attempt on his life as well as an answer to the 20-year-old mystery of who killed his mother.eye.

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Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

Excellent.

Magpie Murders is a 2016 mystery novel by British author Anthony Horowitz and the first novel in the Susan Ryeland series.

The story focuses on the murder of a mystery author and utilizes a story within a story format.

Susan Ryeland is the editor of the mystery author Alan Conway, who is known for his well-received series of novels centering upon the detective Atticus Pünd and for being very difficult to work with.

Fans are eagerly awaiting Conway’s latest novel, rumored to be the last in the series, but when Susan reads through the manuscript she discovers that it is unfinished.

And that Alan Conway is dead.

Does the manuscript provide clues?

related – PBS Adapting MAGPIE MURDERS as Six-Part Mini-Series

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