Saturday, August 1

Bookish: Heading South (2#) -

A woman's severed head was found
floating in a Broward County canal on . . .

April 28, 2007. DNA enabled the establishment of the victim's identity. She was a 41-year-old resident of New York who had seemingly vanished after buying a money order at a Waldbaum's supermarket. Now, a grotesque dispute has erupted over jurisdiction which is necessary in order to proceed with the prosecution of the case.

All too often these days the victim of a homicide seems to get submerged under a mountain of evidence or the polemic performances of the lawyers.

Tobias Jones has written an essay on Ross Macdonald included in this week's Guardian Book Review which happens to highlight this issue.

:: Head Case :: Paula McMahon, Sentinel ::

:: Jones on Macdonald :: Guardian ::