Archives for May 2012

NHSC to hear David McLeod appeal

The New Hampshire Supreme Court has accepted an appeal by the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office in the case against David McLeod. Prosecutors have until June 15 to file a brief as posted by the Sentinel Source. McLeod is accused of setting fire to a multi-unit apartment building in the early morning hours of January 14, […]

Book alert: “Cold a Long Time: An Alpine Mystery” by John Leake

“Cold a Long Time: An Alpine Mystery” about Duncan MacPherson by author John Leake is my new “must read” for this summer. Duncan Alvin MacPherson (Feb 3, 1966 – Aug 9, 1989), a Canadian professional ice hockey player, went missing during a short stay in Austria. John emailed to give me the heads up about the book. I scanned […]

The 1975 Scioto River mystery

The 1975 mystery of the unidentified man found in the Scioto River in Chillicothe, Ohio has finally been solved. In 1975, a man’s body was pulled from the Scioto River. He was naked and his ankles were tied with rope. The autopsy showed that the man died by drowning but the tied ankles leave authorities with many questions. […]

Recap #cclivechat May 18, 2012

Today, Ken Lang returned for another cclivechat related to his books, his cases used in the books and how he transitioned from cop to author. Ken is not just about crime control. He is an artist as you can see from his 3D skull reconstructions. Ken told us about his work methods, how he styled […]

Connecticut Appellate Court to review 1987 Bernice Martin murder

“The Appellate Court is scheduled to hear arguments Friday [today] in the appeal of 66-year-old Richard Lapointe, who was convicted of murdering Bernice Martin and sentenced to life in prison. Lapointe insists that DNA evidence shows he’s innocent and that his former lawyers were ineffective.” On March 8, 1987, fire fighters were called to the […]

Books that influenced me

This post was a long time in the “making” because I went back and forth with my decision and indecision to write this. Nice sentence, right? It reflects how I felt! I read these three books when I was decades younger and at that time, they made an impact on me. After reading them, I […]