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In 1998, if someone had told me I would be spending the next eight years of my life involved in injustice, I would have said "You are stark raving mad!". Well, I am here to eat those words.

In 1997, a friend was telling me about twin sisters, Betty Wilson and Peggy Lowe, from Alabama who were arrested and tried for supposedly hiring an alcoholic, drug addict con-man, James Dennison White, to kill Betty's wealthy husband, Dr. Jack Wilson, who was a very well-liked and well-known eye doctor in Huntsville. Both sisters were tried on the same evidence and lying testimony. Betty was convicted and sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole because she was a rich bitch and slept with a black man in Alabama. Peggy, the saintly one, was acquitted. The convicted con-man, who never really admitted to killing the doctor, has come up for parole several times but is still incarcerated.

After spending six years studying this case including both trial transcripts, putting up an extensive website (http://hankford.com/bettywilson) and spending the remaining two years putting together a book about this case Killer For Hire - The Final Chapter of the Alabama Twins Murder Case, I, as many others, believe that the real killer of the doctor is walking around free. Neither of the twin sisters had a motive to have the good doctor put away but the doctor's ex-wife and son did.

As time permits, I hope to present other similar cases of injustice along with information on books, movies, TV shows, video games, etc., related to mystery crime. In the meantime please visit http://mysterycrimescene.com/.

Harry Potter Book Series

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Article by Keelz Webstore

Harry Potter is a series of seven fantasy novels written by the British author J. K. Rowling. The books record the adventures of the teenager wizard Harry Potter and his best friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, all of whom are students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The main story arc concerns Harry's mission to overcome the evil wizard Lord Voldemort, whose plan is to conquer the wizarding world and conquer non-magical people, and who seeks to demolish all those who stand in his way, such as Harry's parents.

Since the 30 June 1997 release of the first novel Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, (retitled Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in the United States) the books have gained huge popularity, critical approval and commercial success worldwide. The series has also had some share of criticism, including concern for the increasingly dark tone. As of June 2008, the book series has sold more than 400 million copies and has been translated into 67 languages, and the last four books have consecutively set records as the fastest-selling books in history.

A sequence of many genres, including fantasy and coming of age (with elements of mystery, thriller, and romance), it has many cultural meanings and references. According to Rowling, the main theme is death, although it is primarily considered to be a work of children's literature. There are also many other themes in the series, such as love and prejudice.

The novels rotate around Harry Potter, an orphan who discovers at the age of eleven that he is a wizard, living within the ordinary world of non-magical or Muggle people. Wizard ability is inborn, but magical children like Harry are invited to attend Wizarding School to learn the magical skills necessary to succeed in the wizarding world. He becomes a student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and it is here that most of the events of the novels take place, as Harry develops through his adolescence, learning to overcome the harms that face him, magical, social and emotional, including normal teenage challenges such as friendships and exams, and the greater defy of preparing himself for the argument that lies ahead.

After the success of the films and books, Universal and Warner Brothers announced they would create "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" theme park at Universal Orlando in Florida. A soft opening was held at the end of March 2010, with the park opening again on 16 June 2010 for reserved guests. The park was officially opened to the public on 18 June 2010.

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Watch Cowboy Bebop Episodes Online

Article by Nataliya Watson

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KEYS TO THE KINGDOM By Senator Bob Graham

Keys to the Kingdom is a new political thriller. Based on actual events with a story line that cuts chillingly close to true-life dealings. Below is an excerpt from the book.

At 10:15 Friday morning Tony arrived at the senator's hideaway in the Capitol, one of seventy offices secreted throughout the Senate wing. Ranging from cubbyholes to ornate suites, they were assigned depending on that truest acknowledgment of status in the upper chamber, seniority. As seventeenth in years of Senate service, Billington had a room that overlooked the east lawn, decorated with furniture from the Senate storeroom and landscape art of his state.

"Mr. Ramos, have a seat," the senator greeted Tony.

"Thank you." He sat on the end of the sofa closest to Billington's desk.

The approving smile and tilt of the head indicated the senator was intrigued with Tony's athletic grace and presence. "Mr. Ramos, before we go to the subject of our meeting, may I ask if you had a relative with your name who played infield for the Havana Sugar Kings? As I recall, you look a great deal like him."

Impressed but not flustered, Tony replied, "Yes sir. That was my grandfather in the old Florida International League. I'm surprised you would remember that."

Billington placed his hands behind his head and stretched out in the desk chair. "My father loved baseball. When I was growing up, we had season tickets to the Miami Sun Sox, and he and I drove in from the farm to almost every home game. The Sugar Kings were the dominant team in the league. Dad especially liked your grandfather's grit and hustle."

"I wish I'd been able to see him play."

"You would have been proud. I remember when Dad told the sports editor of the Post about Tony Ramos and several of the other Cuban ballplayers. He said the Washington Senators should pick them up; the only thing they could do would be to improve the weakest team in the American League. But that was a couple of years before Jackie Robinson broke the color line, and the Senators were not about to do that in a southern-culture town like this one."

"That was my grandfather's dream, to play in the major leagues, and I know he would want me to thank your father."

Billington paused to pour two glasses of water. After offering one to Tony he sipped and continued, "That was yesterday and today is now. I'd like to ask a question."

"Yes sir."

"Mark Block is not an easy grader, and he has given you very high marks. I'm satisfied you have several of the aptitudes we will need for the inquiry, so I'm more interested in motivation. Why do you want to break your INR career path to take this on?"

Tony leaned forward. "I think the president has fundamentally mischaracterized 9/11 as the beginning of a war on terrorism. It is not a war unless we make it one. This is not a war. It is an intelligence and paramilitary operation against a relatively small and enormously out-gunned enemy."

"What do you mean by ‘relatively small'?" the senator asked.

"A week after 9/11, my current boss asked the head of the INR how many terrorists were there in the world?"

"And what did he estimate?"

"He said if you define a terrorist as a person who has been through training camps like al-Qaeda's in Afghanistan, or Hezbollah's in Syria or Lebanon, and who belongs to an organization prepared to use those acquired skills, he estimated 100,000. I don't disparage that figure, but it's hardly the Viet Cong, or Saddam Hussein in the Persian Gulf."

"So, that's why you want to join our inquiry staff?"

"Yes sir. To understand the nature, objectives, and capabilities of our enemy. And also to understand why we have exaggerated its threat. Those are some of the questions I think your inquiry can answer."

"Tony, that is a very thoughtful statement of our mission. I want you on the team."

Copyright © 2011 Senator Bob Graham, author of  Keys to the Kingdom

Author BioSenator Bob Graham, author of Keys to the Kingdom, is a former two-term Governor of Florida and served eighteen years in the United States Senate. He was appointed by President Obama to co-chair the National Commission on the BP oil spill and served on the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission.

He is recognized for his leadership on issues ranging from healthcare and environmental preservation, and for his ten years of service on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence -- including eighteen months as chairman of the Committee. In 2004, he authored Intelligence Matters, based upon his experiences during the Joint Inquiry and its analysis of the run-up to the Iraq War.

After retiring from public life, he served for a year as a senior fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. While there, he wrote a book about civic participation entitled . Currently,he chairs the Bob Graham Center for Public Service at the University of Florida.

Bob Graham is a frequent guest on CNN, Fox, and MSNBC, and has written op-eds for the New York Times, Washington Post, Financial Times, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, Miami Herald, St. Petersburg Times, and many other newspapers and magazines.

Bob and his wife, Adele, reside in Miami Lakes, Florida.

For more information please visit http://bobgrahamnow.com/ and follow the author on Facebook and Twitter

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Award Winning journalist and true crime writer Robin Yocum knows about mysteries. He spent eleven years following every detail of reported investigations, interviewing countless sources and cross-referencing data in order to uncover the truth, and revealing the often elusive culprits behind local crimes. He knows that sometimes the obvious criminal is not the real criminal, that the most important clues are always right where you forgot to look, and that some people have so much to lose that they will do absolutely anything to cover their tracks.

In Favorite Sons: A Novel, Yocum puts his knowledge of the way criminals think, the stories crime scenes tell, and the way peoples lives get caught in the balance to practice. The result is a skillfully crafted, emotionally harnessing, and authoritatively captivating thriller that blurs the lines between heroes and villains, and leaves the police, the protagonists, and even the readers conflicted over who they should be rooting for.

The book revolves around Hutch Van Buren, who was a carefree fifteen-year-old boy searching for arrowheads in a small industrial town in Ohio with his three closest friends when an altercation between his comrades and Petey Sanchez, a troubled seventeen-year-old, leads to Petey’s accidental death. Together, Hutch and his friends become ensnared in a web of secrets. One-Eyed Jack, a local ne’er do-well and child molester, goes to prison for the crime while the boys keep their pact of silence, each shouldering the burden of truth in his own way.

Thirty-three years later, Van Buren is the prosecuting attorney in Summit County, Ohio, and a candidate for state attorney general when he learns that he and his boyhood friends weren’t the only ones keeping a secret about Petey’s death. One-Eyed Jack has been released from prison and, facing new charges as a sex offender, attempts to blackmail Van Buren in exchange for his continued silence.

Van Buren must decide between his political career and the duty of the office he has sworn to uphold. With the clock ticking, Van Buren has a week to seek out his boyhood friends and search his soul while he sorts out three decades of deceit he helped create.

Favorite Sons: A Novel is a riveting novel in which friendships are pitted against truth with dead-on dialog and unforgettable characters. Yocum’s debut fiction novel is a fresh, fast-paced story that explores a sharply etched world of intrigue, friendship, politics, and, ultimately, the weight of truth.

About the Author:

The author of two nonfiction books, Robin Yocum was with the Columbus Dispatch for eleven years as a crime and investigative reporter, and is the recipient of thirty writing awards including those from the Associated Press and the Press Club of Ohio. Favorite Sons is his first novel. A native of Brilliant, Ohio, he is the founder of Yocum Communications, a PR firm in Westerville, Ohio.

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Dark Prophecy - Part 9 - The Tower

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Part Nine of the cyber-bridges from the Digi-novel "Dark Prophecy: A Level 26 Thriller" by Anthony E. Zuiker. Starring: Justine Bateman, Michael Ironside and Daniel Buran.
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Dark Prophecy - Part 4 - Ten of Swords

Part Four of the cyber-bridges from the Digi-novel "Dark Prophecy: A Level 26 Thriller" by Anthony E. Zuiker. Starring: Justine Bateman, Michael Ironside and Daniel Buran. Video Rating: 5 / 5

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Official The Number 23 New Movie Trailers

The Number 23 new drama / mystery / thriller movie trailers starring Jim Carrey, Rhona Mitra, Virginia Madsen, and Logan Lerman about the Illuminati conspiracy theories, the numerology, and the mystery of the 23 enigma. Video Rating: 4 / 5

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Local Retired Teacher Turns Mystery Thriller Author

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Michael Hake, a retired Lucia Mar teacher, has just launched his first two books in the mystery thriller genre. Hake, a graduate of Coast Union High School in Cambria, Cuesta Junior College, and Cal Poly of San Luis Obispo, retired five years ago after thirty-three years in the classroom. For the last couple of years he has been writing his first books of a series, Forgotten Past and Sins of My Brother.  Both books are available at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle e-book.

One unique aspect in both works of fiction is that they are set primarily in San Luis Obispo County. Much of the action takes place in Cambria where Sean Lordson, an ex-secret government operative, is located for much of the drama. Lordson is now a UC Santa Cruz English professor, but events have drawn him back into the life he had left far behind. His safety and that of his family will depend on his ability to use the skills he learned long ago.

The reader will be drawn into settings such as the Cambria Pines Lodge, the Morro Bay waterfront, Camp Roberts, and many more references to the Central Coast.

Book three in the series is well underway and will be out by July of 2011. The Spirit of San Luis restaurant and the San Luis Airport are the backdrop for some of the action in the Volume 3 tale depicting how the US found a way to alter the oil crisis America faces amid the Middle East turmoil.
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