2016/08/17

Angel Hero: Murder in Paradise by Lizbeth Hartz - Book Blast

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Dazzled by open-hearted Hawaii firefighter Vic Lazzarini, dispatcher Lizbeth is puzzled by his friendship with Jaku Cardoza, a little man who thinks he’s something big. Liz shakes like a palm frond in the trade winds when Jaku corners her in the alarm room and pummels her with sadistic stories. Gentlemanly Vic couldn’t be more different, and she dreams of romance with this Prince Charming she’s found after too many frogs.


But a grisly crime in the gentle rain of a Hawaiian Valentine’s Day morning shocks her out of her fantasies and plunges her into the greatest struggle of her life. Liz knows one wrong move could snuff out her life quicker than she can say, “Fire Department. Are you reporting an emergency?”


This is a true story. Names and descriptions, dates, and places were changed to protect the innocent.


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lizbethnewphoto"I spent 14 of my 36 years with federal civil service employed as a dispatcher for two military fire departments on Oahu. My true-crime memoir Angel Hero grew out of that experience. I live with my fiancé, Barry, in lush Manoa Valley above the University of Hawaii."


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2016/08/04

Dumbest Thieves, Thugs, & Rogues by Leonard Birdsong - Book Excerpt and Giveaway

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The Professor has delighted in telling you stories from his first two book series, Dumbest Criminal Law Stories and Weird Criminal Law Stories. Now he writes for fun and your enjoyment in his latest, Professor Birdsong’s Dumbest Thieves, Thugs, & Rogues.


These stories are some of the best from around the world and should bring you many good laughs. For instance:

A thief in Phoenix just released from County jail on drug charges ran laps around the jail celebrating his freedom, then tried to carjack a truck belonging to the jail.

The Miami man arrested for stealing a corpse from a casket at a funeral home. An Orlando bandit who broke into a convenience store by bashing in the front door with his head.

The awkward thief who burglarized an Albuquerque home only to be confronted by the 66-year- old wife and her 70-year- old husband who held him at gunpoint in his car loaded with their household possession until police arrived.

The San Jose thug who confessed to murder by cutting out the middle man and presented himself to the Santa Clara County jail with his confession.

An impatient Wendy’s drive-thru customer in Chicago, so hungry he opened fire on another driver who tried to cut in front of him;

The thug who was sentenced to a year in jail for trying to sell a backpack of dirty socks as marijuana.

The Norwegian prisoner gone rogue who used a surfboard to escape from an island prison.

A Frenchman suspended from his job with pay for 12 years who sought compensation of $500,000 because he claimed his career was ruined.

And so many other stories about dumb thieve, thugs, and rogues that will make you laugh out loud.


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MINNESOTA:  Those must have been some really big pants!  A suburban Minneapolis man managed to walk out of a store with a 19 inch TV shoved down his pants.  He also had a remote control for the TV, power cords and a bottle of brake fluid in his pants.  Eric Lee King, 21, was caught when a police officer saw him drop a box of candy in the parking lot.  The officer realized that King was walking strangely and at the same time he was trying to hold up his pants.
 
MINNESOTA: The headline to this one could have read” “This crime was jug of bull.” A bandit stole $70,000 worth of bull semen from a farm in LeRoy. It appears that a storage unit in the farm’s milking parlor was left unlocked, allowing the still at large thief to swipe the valuable material. Perhaps it was an inside job.

 

 
MISSOURI: Perhaps he was really paving his highway to heaven. A man apologized for building a patio out of the gravestones of dead war veterans. The unidentified homeowner in Ozark County said he got the gravestones from a nearby landfill after they were abandoned by a local monument maker. “I was just making something out of nothing. Ninety percent of them are broken. They were never in a cemetery,” he said, adding that he plans to dismantle the patio.

 

 
NEW JERSEY: A really creepy and desperate school bus aide. A former school bus aide accused of taking lunch money and bagged lunches from preschoolers in the town of Millville has now also been charged with stealing cash from the bus driver. Rosa Rios, 33, was charged in March with additional theft and robbery counts. Police report that the new charges came after Rios had been earlier caught on a surveillance camera rummaging through students’ backpacks. She was originally only accused of stealing money and food from the 3-to-5-year-olds she was supervising in January and February.



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birdsong-color About the author:

Professor Birdsong received his J.D. from the Harvard Law School and his B.A. from Howard University. He teaches law in Orlando, Florida. After graduation from law school he worked four years at the law firm of Baker Hostetler. He then entered into a varied and distinguished career in government service. He served as a diplomat with the U.S. State Department with various postings in Nigeria, Germany and the Bahamas. Professor Birdsong later served as a federal prosecutor. After leaving government service, and before he began teaching, Professor Birdsong was in private law practice in Washington, D.C.




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