Spring is always beautiful in Michigan, but this year it's really fabulous. We are almost three weeks ahead of schedule. My daffodils are just about to burst into bloom!
This is a picture of Dr. Jualynne Dodson, our Voodoo consultant for Five Voodoo Dogs. Got to hear her present her work studying the religious traditions in Cuba. Many of the separate and distinct religions in Cuba came from the Congo with slaves that were taken to Cuba to work the sugar plantations. It's been very enlightening working with Jualynne. She's a Professor in the Department of Sociology at Michigan State University.
Got my first "Google Alert" yesterday. It was from the Portland Book Review and quoted Detective Wayne Nichols as saying “‘This damn case,’ Wayne said aloud and hit his steering wheel with his open palm. He had never come across a case with such a dearth of actual evidence. They didn’t have a murder weapon. Since the murder had been committed with a needle and not a gun, and they had never found the syringe, there was no blood spatter to analyze or bullet to track back to a weapon. Without that syringe, there were no fingerprints that would point to the killer. They had no DNA, no trace evidence, and the only indication of assault on Chester’s body was the needle mark on his toe.”
Don Messerschmidt wrote a lovely long review for us of Four Dog's Sake. Thank you Don. Lia
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