Try a morsel of THE LONG WAY HOME, by M.D. Poole, where a gutsy frontier girl fights for her family.
D’Ross took a deep breath like he was going to jump feet first into a pond of cold water, and he said, “I took her on my horse and we… “ Here the heavy boy fluttered his meaty hand in the air. “You know… we…” There was the flutter again. “Back in the woods.”
Turkey listened to the gasps go through the room. “Are you telling me, that Verna Ware, the very first time she ever met you, spent intimate time with you? Is that what you are unable to say, when you do this?” The lawyer fluttered his own hand in the air, a touch of drama he liked.
D’Ross answered, “Yep.” He was starting to enjoy being the center of all the hub-bub and whispers. “And Abe too.”
Turkey spun around with his mouth open to look at the pretty young lady standing between her father and her brother, and he asked, “Did you say Abe Finney also had relations with Verna Ware? That same day?”
Not a person in the jury or on the bench rows was breathing, waiting for the paunchy young man to answer. D’Ross started to smile and flutter his hand, thinking that would make everyone laugh again. And then his body jerked right. A loud crack sounded, filling the air with a roar and smoke, and D’Ross fell out of the witness chair. The sound repeated, just as loud, louder, and everyone was jumping up or flattening out on the floor.
John Haines stood up, yelling. His second yell turned into a squeal like a hog caught in barbed wire, and he fell down. That’s when Henry Haines dropped down on top of his son, knowing that hell had opened up.
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Riding on the heels of strong reviews for M.D. Poole’s THE LONG WAY HOME, the chronicle of Detective Frank “Pink” Bettman’s crime-solving exploits in Fort Worth, Texas is now available on Amazon!
In COWTOWN CRIME, Detective Frank “Pink” Bettman, Head of Major Crimes, comes face to face with six corpses, some bloody, some decayed, all of ‘em needing Pink to figure out who-dun-it.
Pink has an opinion about everything, from owning a dog to the best enchilada in town. Better than that, he has a knack for solving murders.
With his police pals, Pink Bettman works the Fort Worth scene, knowing every short cut, dance hall, and politician. He cracks six mysteries in COWTOWN CRIME, with homey investigations and a Texas twang.
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THE LONG WAY HOME traces the trajectory of a single bullet, through generations of a Texas family.
THE LONG WAY HOME is a psychological Western, full of action, with vivid scenic background, a big-screen story folded into the pages.
In THE LONG WAY HOME, the Ware family declares its value in the Texas frontier and courts of law, before moving into the future, independent and tough.
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Yesterday, a Brit insulted the American film industry, saying it produced only unrealistic inanities. The facts prove her wrong. Hollywood is an artistic center with an oeuvre spanning a staggering array of movies, from 2001 A Space Odyssey, Philadelphia, and Raiders of the Lost Ark, to Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Casablanca, National Velvet, and On the Waterfront.
Hollywood and a boundless collection of independent film companies serve the United States with a trillion-dollar industry. It does not produce weapons of mass destruction or environmental pollution. Annually, it employs 2.1 million Americans, paying almost $150 billion in wages, and contributing over $15 billion in taxes. It is a unionized industry replete with politically active and philanthropic individuals.
The dramas, comedies and romances, the adventures, fantasies and fictions of the American film industry reveal the nuances of human consciousness to a world-wide audience of 4 billion people each year. The film industry in the USA is the godmother to television which has shrunk the world into a single global community. The American film industry recognizes and honors creations across international borders, strengthening respect and connection among countries.
Directors, actors, writers, technicians, editors, financiers, musicians, designers, and costumers – thousands of imaginative people leap together into the unknown, to turn a wisp of an idea into a communal reality – a reality which changes the world with a laugh and a tear, with products such as:
Citizen Kane (1941), From Here to Eternity (1953), The Godfather (1972), Amadeus (1984), Gone with the Wind (1939), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Star Wars (1977), The Sound of Music (1965), The Wizard of Oz (1939), The Graduate (1967), Fantasia (1940), Schindler’s List (1993), A Beautiful Mind (2002), Singin’ in the Rain (1952), Stagecoach (1939), Some Like It Hot (1959), Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Psycho (1960), An American in Paris (1951), One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975), To Kill A Mockingbird (1962), Midnight Cowboy (1969), King Kong (1933), The Birth of a Nation (1915), Pulp Fiction (1994), A Clockwork Orange (1971), Bringing Up Baby (1938), ad infinitum….
American movies fuse talent, craft, innovation, technology and artistry into spectacles which predict and inspire the future, critique and give ease to the present, and shine spotlights on the past.
I applaud the American film industry and its work.