Tag Archives: New Orleans

Review of Dan E. Ellis’ Lady in Red

If you forced me to name a great, undiscovered part of America, I’d nominate the Mississippi Gulf Coast. In the popular imagination, Mississippi stands only for backwards. But when my sister was a graduate student at the University of Southern … Continue reading

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Review – Hall of Mirrors by Robert Stone

Hall of Mirrors by Robert Stone Publisher – Houghton, Mifflin Copyrights – 1964, 1966 409 pages Rating – 6.5/10 Summary – Hall of Mirrors is Robert Stone’s first attempt at The Great American Novel. Set in New Orleans in the 1960s, the … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading – Tuesday, 21 June 2016 – Killers in the Family, Saudi Women in the Wall Street Journal, & Garden & Gun’s June-July Issue

Tuesday morning, the Mojowoman drove the kids over to camp while I rode shotgun. I stole a few glances @ Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal, which I’d just grabbed from our driveway. They always have a great human-interest story on the front … Continue reading

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Book Review: Deadly Weekend by John Dillmann

Deadly Weekend – A True Story of Obsession and Murder by John Dilmann Publisher – Berkely Copyright 1991 256 pages Rating – 8/10 Summary – The murder of a wealthy physician (who was also a closet homosexual) in one of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Specific Intent by O’Neil De Noux

Specific Intent by O’Neil De Noux Publisher – Pinnacle Books Copyright 1993 370 pages Rating – 5/10 Summary – In 1985 a group of degenerates raped and murdered and eight-year-old girl near New Orleans. Specific Intent recounts this case in … Continue reading

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Book Review: New Orleans – Behind the Masks of America’s Most Exotic City by Carol Flake

New Orleans – Behind the Masks of America’s Most Exotic City by Carol Flake Grove Press 351 Pages Copyright 1994 Rating – 9/10 Summary – Carol Flake gives a terrific view of Mardi Gras in New Orleans from three different … Continue reading

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“A Junior Varsity New Orleans” … Mobile Enviously Eyes New Orleans

As mentioned in the previous post, my wife and I have the official Mobile, Alabama, Mardi Gras flag. It is purple and yellow as opposed to the far-better-known New Orleans flag that is purple, yellow, and green.  The New Orleans … Continue reading

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