Friday, June 11, 2021

Friday Memes: Beyond the Headlines by R. G. Belsky

 Happy Friday everybody!

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A black-pajama-clad figure crouched alongside the sandbags piled up to protect the building in Saigon--a building filled with U.S. soldiers.
Friday 56:
"Well, before you label me as a sexist male curmudgeon, I know one thing for a fact: I never hit you when we were married."

"No, you didn't."

He smiled. "But I did think about it a few times."

"I'll bet you did," I said.
This week I am spotlighting Beyond the Headlines by R. G. Belsky. This is the fourth Clare Carlson mystery. Here is the description from Amazon:
She was a mega-celebrity—he was a billionaire businessman—now he’s dead—she’s in jail

Laurie Bateman was living the American dream. Since her arrival as an infant in the U.S. after the fall of Saigon, the pretty Vietnamese girl had gone on to become a supermodel, a successful actress, and, finally, the wife of one of the country’s top corporate dealmakers. That dream has now turned into a nightmare when she is arrested for the murder of her wealthy husband.

New York City TV journalist Clare Carlson does an emotional jailhouse interview in which Bateman proclaims her innocence—and becomes a cause celebre for women’s rights groups around the country.

At first sympathetic, then increasingly suspicious of Laurie Bateman and her story, Clare delves into a baffling mystery which has roots extending back nearly fifty years to the height of the Vietnam War.

Soon, there are more murders, more victims, and more questions as Clare struggles against dire evil forces to break the biggest story of her life.


  1. I like the sound of this one! Great excerpts, too. Here's mine: “THE PHOTOGRAPHER”

  2. It sounds really good! Thanks for sharing it on Book Beginnings.

  3. I'm intrigued.... more by that beginning and the character lying in wait. Happy weekend!


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