Duke Southard

Author, Educator, Lecturer

My Tips

As I contemplate why only one person has responded to my request for knowledge of people interviewed during the tenth year of the Stacey Burns murder investigation, I began thinking about the “tips’ about the murder that have come my way as a result of my blog and my visits to New Hampshire.

I’ve been told, and I understand the concept, that police are under no obligation to inform someone who submits a tip or possibly relevant information of the results of the investigation of that tip. So, with that in mind, I still think I’m allowed to wonder about… Continue reading

Yeah, but what about . . .?

I’ m wondering about this as it becomes more prevalent. I call it the “but what about?” syndrome.

The syndrome kicks in when someone is accused of anything, from a serious crime to hurling a simple verbal insult. No sooner is the perpetrator called for the infraction, whatever it is, that he or she responds with a “but what about” and names some other person who allegedly committed the same or similar infractions in the past to excuse their behavior.

This is not a political post, although politics contains much of the “but what about” syndrome. It is a simple… Continue reading

Twelve Days

After waiting twelve days for responses to my last post, I decided that I should let you know the results of my request.

That post, read by dozens of people, resulted in two responses. Both can be read on my website under the category of “Murder in a Small Town.”

One was from a person who has followed this blog and posted responses on a regular basis but is not one who has been close to the murder case of Stacey Burns. The other is a regular contributor here and has been clearly involved in the case since the first… Continue reading

Interviews and followups(From March, 2013)

Five and half years ago, (March 28, 2013) back when I believed that the murderer of Stacey Burns would be caught, I asked this question in a blog post. 

It makes sense, to me at least, to ask the question again since it seems a valid one, even after over five years. So, here it is.

“How many of you out there who were initially interviewed by the police have been reinterviewed within the last six months? (By anyone, including cold case detectives, other state police personnel, local police, reporters) It just seems that the answer to this… Continue reading

The Final Tipping Point (e-books)

All types of e-book versions of The Final Tipping Point are now available. Here are the links:

Amazon (Kindle) http://www.amazon.com

Barnes and Noble (Nook) http://www.barnesandnoble.com

Google http://play.google.com/store/books

Thanks for your support and be sure to review it on Amazon if you so inclined. It really helps!

Thanks!

Duke

When Truth Isn’t The Truth

To my readers:  Apologies for the brief hiatus- Wonderful time with grandchildren intervened. . . .

Here’s a quote from my draft version of Murder in a Small Town: The  Tragic Death of Stacey Burns.”

As absurd as it may be, the fact is that the truth of what happened during Stacey Burns’s final thirty-six hours is elusive. . . .(Unnamed source) captured the ongoing dilemma of trying to sort out the truth when she said that she only knows her truth, admitting that others no doubt have their own version of the truth.”

I remembered this… Continue reading

Horseback riding . . .

Hannah on the left, Grammie Barbara in the middle, and Ben on the right!

I’ve been somewhat busy with a wonderful visit from our grandkids from Maryland and tomorrow will be going back east with them so blog posts have not been on the priority list.

I thank those who have commented on recent posts and continue to stay interested.

Until next week, I leave you all with this thought. Horseback riding is a lot easier when one is “younger.” I did manage to mount my horse and have a nice hour ride with my wife and the grandkids. However,… Continue reading

And Speaking of Revisiting . . .

Given the recent development with Ed Burns in Massachusetts, I’m wondering if  it may be time for the detectives in New Hampshire who have been actively investigating the Stacey Burns murder case to revisit everything about Mr. Burns’ alibi.

Wouldn’t it seem prudent to do so from the start (Michael Brabant’s information, hotel cameras, etc.) to finish? Of course, we can be certain that all of this has been reexamined many times over the last nine years, but why not try again since it seems that Mr. Burns may have a penchant for violence.

Luckily, the public has been… Continue reading

Goodreads and Bookbub

         

Finally, seven of my eight books are now available on both Bookbub and Goodreads. If anyone is a member of either of these, it would be nice to get a follow or a review if you’ve read any of the books pictured. This sort of exposure really helps, as does an Amazon review.

Currently, my books have forty Amazon reviews (thirty five stars and ten four stars) but can always use a lot more.

THANKS!

Duke

Waning Interest?

As I look back at my history of posts about the murder of Stacey Burns, I’m finding a definite pattern in the number of people reading them, and a similar pattern  in the number of comments.

I am hoping and praying that this pattern is the fault of my posts and not the interest in this case. Speaking frankly (and why would I not?) I will admit that it is difficult to say much that is original about this case any more, thus the “revisits” I’ve been posting.

So, is it the natural human tendency to move on, to… Continue reading

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