Doesn’t matter if you’re local or not, there’re two great stories in the KNS over the past two days that are very intriguing. Â The story is about two possibly connected murders from 1968 and 1972 respectively. Â Everything needed for a good novel is involved–an unsolved murder of a prominent wife whose husband was having an affair with a woman of notoriously ill repute, an unsolved murder of the husband of a prominent local madam who may or may not have been involved in the first murder, a possibly crooked police officer’s involvement in both, deathbed confessions that never happened, etc.
I love it that the KNS is featuring this type of thing. Â There’s some great work involved in piecing together bits and pieces of information–police reports, old articles, interviews with old friends. Â This is exactly what I meant back in January when I said newspapers can still do some reporting better than bloggers and armchair pundits ever will. Â I’d love to see more of this, and I hope there’s a book in the making. Â It’s a really interesting piece of local history.