Shore Conviction by Michelle Giles

by Barb Goffman

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From Crime Scene: New Jersey 3 (Clued In Press 2010)

A newspaper office is blown up, killing an investigative reporter. Suspects abound, including a former reporter he sexually harassed and a state senator he was investigating.

The story is written from many points of view. It was a good story, except for the distracting errors that should have been caught and addressed before publication. For instance, if a bomb goes off in a building, there is no way that a mere ten minutes later every media outlet in town will be there reporting that the firefighters have already been through the building, determined there was only one dead body inside, and declared it likely to be arson. A second example: No one who files a lawsuit gets discovery documents from the other side a week later. Just doesn’t happen.

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