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text 2018-03-22 13:54
Reading progress update: I've read 163 out of 224 pages.
One, Two, Buckle My Shoe - Agatha Christie

for a Poirot whodunit, it sure has turned into rather a thrilling, action-packed affair. melodrama and spiky personalities on display during Poirot's stay at Blunt's charming picturesque abode (lovely gardens). strange encounters and sudden violence...culminating in the master detective having an epiphany while singing an enlightening hymn lyric in church.


by gosh, I think he's figured it out before me!


(actually, that happens all the time.)

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text 2018-03-22 12:03
Return to Me - James Oliver French

DNF @ 30%, No Rating


When the Mcs starts to become just words to me and I can't connect to them and be invested in their story, I know then that I should stop reading.

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text 2018-03-22 07:03
The Degrees of Penalties Connected with Murder Charge

There are certainly numerous degrees of criminal charges which may be laid against a person who killed somebody. These various levels can vary between murder at the first-degree down to manslaughter. If you're now being charged with murdering someone, it's crucial that you are aware of the differences between these diverse degrees of killing and also the penalties which follow them. Hence, a reliable criminal lawyer Sydney is a must.


The serious and severe penalized type of murdering another man or woman is murder in the first level. This is actually a premeditated killing which implicates a condition of the mind termed as malice. Malice is extremely ostensibly understood to be the intention to kill.



The vital facets of the offense which turned it into a first-degree murder are pre-meditation and the mental state of this killer. As long as one of these factors is absent, the offense cannot be viewed murder in the first-degree. But it's likely to become charged using first-degree murder without even killing the other individual. Whether there are numerous individuals committing to a felony and one person dies, others might be charged with murder at the first level. This really is an exception to this principle above.


One measure below murder in the first level is murder in the second level. Second-degree murder would be that the charge placed contrary to the killer in case the offense wasn't premeditated. The malicious frame of mind, nevertheless, remains contained from the action of murder that is senile.


Murder in the second degree has to be which can be deliberate. Which usually means the killer should have already been looking to kill someone else. The one thing which divides murder at the first level from murder at the second level could be the shortage of premeditation. An exception to the rule is discovered in suicide pacts. In the case at least two people decide to try to commit suicide by murdering each other, then it's typical for one of them to survive. This leaves the person alive having a second-degree murder charge.


After a murder at the next level comes manslaughter in its various forms. Manslaughter isn't premeditated, nor can there be generally a condition of malice. You'll find, nevertheless, certain cases under the killer have been at a country of malice but are charged with manslaughter rather than murder while in the next level. That is only because the situation surrounding the murdering outweigh the killer's accountability.


Criminal cases are more complex, difficult, and will put your whole future at stake. For this reason, alleged offenders must perhaps not satisfy themselves with a public defender. As these tend to be highly educated and skilled lawyers, they have been also awarded a very large task load that they're forced to care. They are unable to give the total amount of tailor-made and personalized solutions that would best be in a position to help them protect their own legal rights.


If you choose to be assisted by a criminal lawyer Sydney (O’Sullivan Legal criminal lawyers) you need to find a way to rely on their capacity to offer experienced and competitive legal counsel. You have to be represented by an attorney which is more interested in protecting your rights compared to earning profits.

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text 2018-03-22 01:41
Reading progress update: I've read 97 out of 224 pages.
One, Two, Buckle My Shoe - Agatha Christie

it's very enjoyable--this whole idea of the suspect pool consisting mainly of whoever went into and out of the building where the deceased (suicide? a murder?) dentist's office is located, on that fateful day. Poirot was there too, though, so...once again...tough luck for any murderer hoping to get away with it. a few thoughts: I wonder why India keeps cropping up, from various angles. I'm wondering if I should focus mainly on the people who were actually known to be in the building right around the time of death...or did someone from earlier come back?? I wonder if Blunt is the key to the whole thing (he's the one with the political background that could endanger him...and yet, he's not the one who died). 


I've also got my eye on the alternate titles that have been used for this novel: An Overdose of Death, and The Patriotic Murders (plural). I'm far enough along to know why the older Fontana edition featured a gun prominently on the cover...but the edition I have features poison and a syringe, front and center. 


the hoax-telegram angle showed up in a Freeman Wills Crofts novel I read not too long ago, and if that is anything to go by and draw from...that telegram is not some innocent prank. that at least I'm pretty sure of. anyway--fully expect to wrap this up tomorrow, and I hope the solution is a nifty one. I know this isn't a particularly famous Christie novel, but I would still love to be flabbergasted at the end. maybe not Roger Ackroyd-level flabbergasted, but still...

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text 2018-03-21 13:06
Reading progress update: I've read 1 out of 224 pages.
One, Two, Buckle My Shoe - Agatha Christie

this is my first Agatha Christie read since Sad Cypress--another Poirot novel--several years ago, so I'm anxious to get to it. don't know anything about the Mystery content, except for the general set-up offered by the back cover, and I am hoping for a bit of an improvement over Sad Cypress, which was okay.

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