By Carolyn Hart

Someone is taking part in a slightly nasty April Fool's prank on secret book shop proprietor Annie Darling. A felonious forger at the idyllic -- if hardly tranquil -- South Carolina island of Broward's Rock has made it seem like Annie is accusing a few of her associates of homicide. within the wink of a bloodshot eye, the Darling identify is dust . . . after which the Broward's Rock physique count number begins mysteriously expanding. And now it's as much as Annie to stick with the well-hidden path of the vicious trickster -- or a mystery slayer's subsequent deadly "joke" could be on her!

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You know, you know, a lot of them want to keep that party goin’, so and that’s whether it was marijuana or heroin, so mmm, I would probably say the majority [bought drugs with the money we gave them for being interviewed]. Yeah. So…. So, they didn’t go pay bills. ” Worry about tomorrow tomorrow. But uh, I can’t say exactly how many went to the drug dealer after me, but you know, I feel, I’m sure that out of the, the, the person who made the most money from us was probably the weed guy. You know, you know, a lot of their money, somebody probably bought a dime bag or some kind of way it’s a little weed.

I rode on a plane only one time other than that. And, at that time the plane company was called Ozark. Uh huh. What do you remember about flyin’? ” So, that’s when I was doin’, started drinkin’ Bloody Mary’s on the airplane. Uh huh. (laughter) And so, do you remember when uh, Dick Gephardt and Joan Kelly Horn [two former members of the US House of Representatives from St. Louis] got on the plane with us? Yeah. I do recall seein’ them. ” And, you said, “All these people who get on the plane now, they just see a black guy in first class.

Each of the stories is different, as different as the authors and their backgrounds. A number of themes do come through in many of the contributions. For example, a number of the authors indicate, some explicitly, the value of tenure that permitted them to explore new or complicated issues that would not result in immediate results. Others describe the benefits of mentoring and of persistence and not being discouraged by initial failure. The specific methods used run the gamut from ethnographic (N = 1) studies to research on big (or biggish) data.

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