Saturday, May 23

Mez: A DEADLY MIX (3#) -

Meredith Kercher Murder -

On Friday, the Prosecution tipped its long-held hand to show us some cards we hadn't seen before: multiple discreet pieces of evidence - and the aggregate picture they represented was ominous. Unless Defense can provide an alternate scenario which persuasively accounts for the Prosecution's mosaic of evidence, the cumulative effect will be damning for the defendants.

We expected to see the alleged weapon presented: the knife. But there was more. At several locations in the house there was a mixture of DNA evidence containing both Knox and Kercher genetic material, including the light switch in the bathroom and in Filomena Romanelli's bedroom.

Why did this particular mixture exist?
And why was it at those locations?

What did Amanda's statement to the
Court about the pink rabbit sex toy tell us?

It seemed to tell us that Amanda believed that Meredith was an accessory in her life equivalent to a sex toy or a comb.

Which word does not belong in the following group:

murder - roommate - comb - university.

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:: Nick Pisa :: -- [Andrea Vogt] -- [Ann Wise]


Bookish: INTO THE HEAT (6#) -

Entering Summer Territory . . .

Is Seattle too nice for Noir?
Too laid-back and politically correct?

Seattle Mystery Bookshop is launching
Akashic's latest city darkside with its Seattle Noir.

# Feature about Eric Ambler in this weekend's WSJ.

# Jeffrey Eugenides shares his
enthusiasm for Bellow's Herzog at NPR.

# New issue of Book Forum
posted online: June-July-Aug 2009.

# Hay Lit Festival

# Whatever happened to Pat Conroy?
... and other provocative reads ... Sara Nelson's
Book Picks for this summer. Try to catch this one.


Thursday, May 21



Former Pop Idol contest winner Suzanne Tamim was stabbed to death in her Dubai apartment last July. The verdict for this sensational case has come in. Shock and chaos in the courtroom followed.

# Pakistan: The BBC's Owen Bennett-Jones is on assignment in Peshawar. He says that Pakistani public opinion has turned against the Taliban, replacing apparent apathy.



Having the same computer problem
again; keyboard not working properly.

Don't despair,
but posting may be sparse
until fixed or replaced.



Following The Money . . .

Federal Auditor demands repayment of $2.5 million,
which had been meant for The Poor over the past
two decades, from the City of Fort Lauderdale.

:: sentinel :: - [comment thread] - [#79]



Madoff victims sell off their luxury tschochkes,
including jewelry and paintings, in an auction
at the Kodner Galleries of Dania Beach FL.

:: uk times :: - - [wptv] - - [sentinel]


Tuesday, May 19


The BBC's Wallander mystery mini-series has won four Bafta awards in London "for original television music, photography and lighting in fiction or entertainment, production design, and best sound fiction or entertainment." It is being seen on this side of The Pond on PBS. [guard]

I watched Episode 2 - Firewall on Sunday night. There are 3 episodes in the mini-series which we have here currently.

I like the way the stories unfold. And the photography has been outstanding. Wouldn't mind watching a rerun of this group of stories if they are presented again later in the year.

NB: We've been having stormy weather.