Family Mysteries Posts

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Unearthing the bones of a mystery novel A young woman, with an infant child at home, disappears without a trace. The husband is a prime suspect. This frightening premise has…

My novel

With the buzz starting to grow for the Family Mysteries Podcast, things are moving fast. Stories are coming together about Marcia Nolan’s disappearance. We continue to learn more about what…

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Murphy’s Law Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong. According to those who knew him best, Patrick Nolan was a living embodiment of tough luck. He always seemed to be…

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Meet the Nolans In this episode, we hear a first-hand account of the night that Marcia Nolan disappeared. Recently, Lauren and I traveled to Utah to meet her great-aunt and…

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I’m thrilled to present my very first episode of the Family Mysteries Podcast. This first season will include 8 bi-weekly episodes. The podcast features music written and performed by Marcia…

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Elizabeth (Betty) Arand was the daughter of prominent Newport pharmacist and state senator George Wilhelmi and his wife Rosa. The Wilhelmis wielded considerable influence in the community,¬†through their business and…

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Patrick Nolan was a drunk. Of this fact, there seems to be very little disagreement. He’s been described that way by his sister and brother-in-law, and anyone who knew him…

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Wow, what a weekend! Before I talk about this experience, I have to apologize for the lack of posts this week. Lauren and I returned from our trip to Utah…

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My mother-in-law Sharon passed away on Valentine’s Day of 2012. A few days later, while still mourning the loss of her mother, Lauren noticed a voice mail on her phone.…

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