FIrst, I wish all of my readers, followers, and everyone else a Merry Christmas and a Happy and prosperous 2019! May you all be blessed with good health and happiness!
Second, you must read a comment on my last post regarding a Wolfeboro Town Hall type of event with all the VIP’s in the Stacey Burns murder case invited. The person who commented seems willing to get such an event started. Of course, there would be a tremendous amount of work to be done and shared, but that is a given.
My thanks to the person who submitted the following… Continue reading
It is always for someone to toss a dose of reality into a discussion. My last two posts on this blog have talked about how interesting it would be if a huge march of all of Stacey Burns (and Bobbie Miller’s as well) family, friends, acquaintances, etc. converged on the New Hampshire Attorney General’s office in Concord and demanded a report on the progress of the two investigations. a person who has worked tirelessly on getting and keeping the Burns murder case alive sent a email with an explanation why a march of this type will never take place.
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A thoughtful comment on my posts encouraging some sort of action on the part of those affected by the murders of Stacey Burns and Bobbie Miller made me think about a major theological issue with two subheadings.
As you may guess from the title of this piece, it is about good versus evil in this world of ours. This is a subject that easily divides into two realities. On the one hand, don’t we all expect that “justice will be served” or “Karma will win out?” However, the comment mentioned above talks about a crime solved twenty eight years after… Continue reading
This a follow-up to the last post in which I wondered what would happen if anyone even remotely involved in the Stacey Burns murder, whether family, friend, acquaintance, community member, or someone who is simply interested in seeing justice done showed up one day asking for an update on the case.
Today, I’m asking the question novelists often use to ignite their inspiration for writing a scene. The question? It’s simple. What if? What if this character said this or did this or didn’t say this or didn’t do this? Sometimes, the answer to the question sends the story in… Continue reading
Sometimes I wonder what might happen if every single person who is even remotely connected to the Stacey Burns and/or Bobbie Miller murder cases showed up one day at the Office of the Attorney General and asked (or demanded) that an update on the progress of these investigations be provided. By every single person, I don’t mean just family and friends. I mean everyone, from community members affected by the devastating grief associated with those crimes to those who have only read about the crimes and everyone in between.
I’m not suggesting that the crimes need to be solved at… Continue reading
This post is a bit different for this blog so apologies in advance to readers if it disappoints.
I am completely confused about how book sales ratings are compiled by Amazon. I know that my latest book, The Final Tipping Point, has sold more copies (by far) than the anthology, The Fallacy of Closure and other award winning stories and essays, has. Both were published this year yet the novel is rated far below any of my books, even A Favor Returned, which was published in 2014.
Again, sorry for straying from the usual topics… Continue reading
To the regular readers of this blog, I extend my apologies for such a long (two week) absence. A holiday trip to the East Coast and the usual busyness of the season intervened. I promise to get back on a more regular schedule again. Perhaps, I should say I promise to try to get back on schedule.
If you haven’t read the five comments to my last post regarding questions I’ve been asked recently about the party that Ed Burns attended the night of Stacey’s murder, you really should. Just go to my website (www.dukesouthard.com) and select the Murder… Continue reading
I received these interesting questions via email from a follower of this blog. With permission, I am reprinting them here, leaving out the three names preceding the question about being asked to be on the 20/20 show back in January, 2011. Suffice it say that these three had close relationships with Stacey Burns at the time of her murder. None of the three appeared in that episode of 20/20 so the questions about their appearance (or lack thereof) seem valid.
The second question dealing with the party that Ed Burns attended on that Saturday night of the murder has been… Continue reading
Again, a visit to my “murder book” on the Stacy Burns murder–
From a Granite State News article: February 2, 2011:
“In the Burns case, we have evidence, but not enough to make an arrest and that is what the state police are continuing to build on.”
So, over seven years ago, they had “evidence” but not enough to build on.
My question, asked in the utmost innocence- Are you still building on that evidence, or have you in all reality given up investigating this case and sitting back waiting for “someone to crack?”?
Have a good day!
When will the Stacey Burns murder reach a final tipping point?
On Saturday, we officially launched my new book, The Final Tipping Point. As I was once again perusing my murder book with material I’ve gathered on the Stacey Burns case, I thought about the central theme of the book and its relationship to that case.
Most human beings come to times in their lives when crucial decisions are made, sending them in certain directions. This happens to characters in the book. Call them whatever you might–watershed moments, turning points, or maybe tipping points. I’m wondering when a crucial… Continue reading