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V.P. Chandler

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V.P. Chandler has a B.A. in Literature from Southwestern University and has been a paralegal, a teacher, and a rancher. She grew up in a family involved with the criminal justice system, (parole officer, criminal justice professor, pathologist, photographer, etc.), so thinking about crime is in her blood.

She's a member of Sisters in Crime and Austin Mystery Writers. She is also an administrative assistant at Writer Unboxed and a moderator for its Facebook group.

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The Last Straw, a novella co-written with Manning Wolfe (Oct. 2019)

Anthologies, Murder on Wheels (winner of the 2016 Silver Falchion Award for Best Short Fiction Anthology) and Lone Star Lawless. (2017)

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True Crime Podcasts Worthy of Binge-Listening

by V.P. Chandler





Originally posted on Austin Mystery Writers





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Several years ago AMW member Laura Oles suggested that I might like listening to true crime podcasts. She kept talking about one titled, Serial.









“Yeah, yeah, I don’t really do the podcast thing.”





Then our family was scheduled to take a trip to West Texas. It’s not exactly a short drive to get there, so I thought it would be

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Joseph Heller
“Man was matter, that was Snowden's secret. Drop him out a window, and he'll fall. Set fire to him and he'll burn. Bury him and he'll rot, like other kinds of garbage. The spirit gone, man is garbage. That was Snowden's secret. Ripeness was all.”
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“...to the last I grapple with thee; from hell's heart I stab at thee; for hate's sake I spit my last breath at thee.”
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