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Killer Nashville’s Featured Book / Friday, October 4, 2013 / “Roots: The Saga of an American Family” by Alex Haley / Reviewed by Clay Stafford

As abhorrent as I have always viewed slavery, this book actually made me feel it. Roots: The Saga of an American Family by Alex Haley Like most of Americans in the 1970s, I was riveted to the mini-series “Roots.”  Also probably … Continue reading

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Location, Location, Location: Should You Go? / Author Alana White

If the book you are writing is set in your hometown, details and interesting locations are relatively close to hand: a few days will go a long way in establishing tone, mood, and finding intriguing, unusual places for scenes to … Continue reading

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Killer Nashville’s Featured Book of the Day / “Dead Insider” by Victoria Houston / Friday, May 17, 2013 / Reviewed by Clay Stafford

Today’s featured book is Dead Insider by Victoria Houston There is so much to like about Victoria Houston’s new novel, “Dead Insider,” I almost don’t know where to begin. Plot-wise, it is what I might call a suspenseful cozy, or maybe a … Continue reading

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Killer Nashville’s Featured Book of the Day / “Another Sun” by Timothy Williams / Tuesday, May 14, 2013 / Reviewed by Clay Stafford

Today’s featured book is Another Sun by Timothy Williams I love taking trips to places I’ve never been and I think this is the first novel I’ve read set in Guadeloupe.  It is an underdog tale with a twist. “Another Son” by … Continue reading

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Killer Nashville’s Featured Book of the Day / “The Watchers: A Secret History of the Reign of Elizabeth I” by Stephen Alford / Monday, March 4, 2013 / Reviewed by Clay Stafford

Today’s featured book is The Watchers: A Secret History of the Reign of Elizabeth I by Stephen Alford “Assassinations, espionage, torture, spies, double agents, cryptography, indignities. Page turning. Well-researched. This could be a spy novel, but it’s not; it happened. The Elizabethan … Continue reading

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Killer Nashville’s Featured Book of the Day / “Bonded Labor: Tackling the System of Slavery in South Asia” by Siddharth Kara / Friday, March 1, 2013 / Reviewed by Clay Stafford

Today’s featured book is Bonded Labor: Tackling the System of Slavery in South Asia by Siddharth Kara “Brings new meaning to owing your soul to the company store. A study of debt bondage and violent enslavement of men, women, and children in … Continue reading

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How to Tell a Judge He (or She) Screwed Up / Bill Hopkins, Author and Retired Judge

I’m going to tell you how to diplomatically tell a judge that he (that’s used as an inclusive pronoun) has screwed up. You can use this information in your writing when you want your character–whether it’s a judge, lawyer, or … Continue reading

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Killer Nashville’s Featured Book of the Day / “And When She Was Good” by Laura Lippman / Monday, February 25, 2013 / Reviewed by Clay Stafford

Today’s featured book is And When She Was Good by Laura Lippman. “A mom’s sacrifices for her only child. A mom’s secret Heidi Fleiss life behind a gated community. A suicide that might be murder.  Washington D.C. politicians and power managers. Betrayal. … Continue reading

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Killer Nashville’s Book of the Day / Tuesday, December 11, 2012 / “The Facility” by Simon Lelic / Reviewed by Clay Stafford

Today’s featured book is The Facility by Simon Lelic. A novel that will leave you questioning everything. Why Clay Stafford chose this book: About the first page of the first chapter, I thought, “What the…” Yet, I was riveted. The story takes … Continue reading

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Killer Nashville’s Book of the Day / Tuesday, December 4, 2012 / “L’Assassin: A Thriller” by Peter Steiner / Reviewed by Clay Stafford

Today’s featured book is L’Assassin: A Thriller by Peter Steiner. Anti-terrorist fanaticism can be as dangerous as the real thing Why Clay Stafford chose this book: Today’s Book of the Day comes from fellow University of Miami alum (had to plug it) … Continue reading

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Killer Nashville’s Book of the Day / Monday, November 12, 2012 / “Luther: The Calling” by Neil Cross / Reviewed by Clay Stafford

Today’s featured book is Luther: The Calling by Neil Cross. Womb raiders. A missing child. A serial killer. Why Clay Stafford chose this book: I’m a speed reader. I read one book a night. This one I had to take slowly like … Continue reading

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Killer Nashville’s Book of the Day / Thursday, October 25, 2012 / “The Accomplice” by Charles Robbins / Reviewed by Clay Stafford

Today’s featured book is The Accomplice by Charles Robbins. If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog. Why Clay Stafford chose this book: In the race for a new president, this is a political thriller in the truest sense, a … Continue reading

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Killer Nashville’s Book of the Day / Wednesday, October 17, 2012 / “They Eat Puppies, Don’t They?” by Christopher Buckley / Reviewed by Clay Stafford

Today’s featured book is They Eat Puppies, Don’t They? by Christopher Buckley. Washington, D.C. has gone upside-down. Why Clay Stafford chose this book: This book cracked me up. In honor of the political season, today’s Killer Nashville Book of the Day is … Continue reading

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Killer Nashville’s Book of the Day / Tuesday, October 16, 2012 / “Only One Life” by Sara Blædel / Reviewed by Clay Stafford

Today’s featured book is Only One Life by Sara Blædel. A dead teen and an ethnic community wishing autonomy. Why Clay Stafford chose this book: Today’s Killer Nashville Book of the Day is an introduction to author Sara Blædel, Denmark’s designated “Queen … Continue reading

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Killer Nashville’s Book of the Day / Friday, October 12, 2012 / “The Story of My Assassins” by Tarun J. Tejpal / Reviewed by Clay Stafford

Today’s featured book is The Story of My Assassins by Tarun J. Tejpal. Whores, waifs, politicians, venture capitalists, and a journalist who must investigate himself. Why Clay Stafford chose this book: Today’s book of the day takes us on a thrilling and … Continue reading

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Killer Nashville’s Book of the Day / Tuesday, September 11, 2012 / “The Yellow Birds” by Kevin Powers / Reviewed by Clay Stafford

Today’s featured book is The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers. Why I chose this book: THE YELLOW BIRDS This is a book that will change the way you look at war and what an appropriate book to release on 9/11. It … Continue reading

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Killer Nashville’s Book of the Day / Monday, September 10, 2012 / “What You Wish For” by Janet Dawson

Today’s featured book is “What You Wish For” by Janet Dawson. Why I chose this book: WHAT YOU WISH FOR Lindsey Page’s world is about to change: her estranged daughter comes home, her friends are not what she thought they were, and … Continue reading

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The FBI Role in a Post 9/11 World

No one could deny that the world has changed since September 11.  The roles of U.S. Intelligence and Investigative Agencies has changed since then as well.  FBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge Keith Moses will give you an insider’s perspective … Continue reading

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