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Blood on the Page by Thomas Harding review – the first British murder trial held in secret

Writing a true-crime book while the legal process is still unfolding is a high-stakes business. There’s no assurance of a neat outcome, or really any outcome at all. The goodies might turn out to be baddies, and all that righteous anger about a possible miscarriage of justice could leave you looking foolish. Trial dates slip, which means you’re deprived of a cracking finale in which grateful relatives embrace you on the courtroom steps while the police stand by looking sheepish. You could end up, in other words, with a sort of fretful trailing off …

All of which happens in Blood on the Page. Despite the title, which promises a “body in the library” plot from the golden age of detective fiction, Thomas Harding has written a real-life procedural about an uncharismatic crime involving unattractive people, which might, nonetheless, have important implications for us all. Or there again, it

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Tenn. Teen Elizabeth Thomas Might be ‘Very Attached’ to Teacher Who Allegedly Abducted Her: Psychologist

Elizabeth Thomas might still be struggling with conflicted feelings about the high school teacher who allegedly abducted her, a psychologist who survived child sex abuse tells PEOPLE.

Last week, Elizabeth, now 16, gave an interview to the Columbia Daily Herald, saying, “I don’t regret it, nor do I say it was the right thing to do. It was an experience I’ll have to live with the rest of my life.”

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According to psychologist and author Dr. Michelle Stevens, sexual crime victims often are ambivalent about their abusers. Elizabeth, she says, might feel a range of emotions toward suspect Tad Cummins, 51.

“Kids who are abused often are very attached to their abusers,” says Stevens. “On one hand, [Elizabeth] objectively understands the she was [allegedly] kidnapped by this man, but because

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Tenn. Teen Elizabeth Thomas Speaks After Alleged Abduction By Teacher: ‘An Experience I’ll Have to Live With’

Tennessee teen Elizabeth Thomas spoke with a reporter about her high-profile alleged abduction in March by her high school teacher, marking the first time she has spoken out about the ordeal.

“I don’t regret it, nor do I say it was the right thing to do,” Elizabeth, now 16, told the Columbia Daily Herald in an impromptu interview at a fast food restaurant. “It was an experience I’ll have to live with the rest of my life.”

The Columbia teen was approached by an editor of the Herald while getting food with two children she was babysitting. She was in her pajamas at the time.

“There’s been so much speculation about me,” she told the paper. “There are people saying, ‘She’s not talking for this reason. She’s not talking for that reason.’ It’s not that. It’s just the publicity is affecting people. Everyone just needs to calm down. I am a human

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Tenn. Teen Elizabeth Thomas Speaks Out Six Months After She Was Rescued from Teacher Who Allegedly Abducted …

Tennessee teen Elizabeth Thomas spoke with a reporter about her high-profile alleged abduction in March by her high school teacher, marking the first time she has spoken out about the ordeal.

“I don’t regret it, nor do I say it was the right thing to do,” Elizabeth, now 16, told the Columbia Daily Herald in an impromptu interview at a fast food restaurant. “It was an experience I’ll have to live with the rest of my life.”

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The Columbia teen was approached by an editor of the Herald while getting food with two children she was babysitting. She was in her pajamas at the time.

“There’s been so much speculation about me,” she told the paper. “There are people saying, ‘She’s not talking for this reason. She’s not talking for that

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/elizabeth-thomas-alleged-abduction-teacher/

Elizabeth Thomas Speaks Out After Alleged Abduction – People

Tennessee teen Elizabeth Thomas spoke with a reporter about her high-profile alleged abduction in March by her high school teacher, marking the first time she has spoken out about the ordeal.

“I don’t regret it, nor do I say it was the right thing to do,” Elizabeth, now 16, told the Columbia Daily Herald in an impromptu interview at a fast food restaurant. “It was an experience I’ll have to live with the rest of my life.”

TBI

The Columbia teen was approached by an editor of the Herald while getting food with two children she was babysitting. She was in her pajamas at the time.

“There’s been so much speculation about me,” she told the paper. “There are people saying, ‘She’s not talking for this reason. She’s not talking for that

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/elizabeth-thomas-alleged-abduction-teacher/

Thomas Rhett, Jordin Sparks & More Join MISS AMERICA Celebrity Judges Panel


Thomas Rhett, Jordin Sparks  More Join MISS AMERICA Celebrity Judges Panel

The MISS AMERICA Organization, dick clark productions and ABC today announced the first four celebrity judges for the final night of THE 2018 MISS AMERICA COMPETITION “; multi-platinum ACM Male Vocalist of the Year Thomas Rhett, author, actress and model Molly Sims, multi-platinum recording artist and actress Jordin Sparks and PEOPLE Editor in Chief Jess Cagle. Additional celebrity judges to be announced in the coming weeks. The judges panel will evaluate the contestants’ performances in Lifestyle and Fitness, Evening Wear, Talent, Interview and On-Stage questions during the “The 2018 MISS AMERICA Competition,” which will air live on ABC from Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 (9:00 – 11:00p.m. ET/PT). The MISS AMERICA Competition showcases the intellect, grace and exceptional talent of 51 accomplished women representing their home states (and

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Thomas Rhett, Jordin Sparks & More Join MISS AMERICA Celebrity …


Thomas Rhett, Jordin Sparks  More Join MISS AMERICA Celebrity Judges Panel

The MISS AMERICA Organization, dick clark productions and ABC today announced the first four celebrity judges for the final night of THE 2018 MISS AMERICA COMPETITION “; multi-platinum ACM Male Vocalist of the Year Thomas Rhett, author, actress and model Molly Sims, multi-platinum recording artist and actress Jordin Sparks and PEOPLE Editor in Chief Jess Cagle. Additional celebrity judges to be announced in the coming weeks. The judges panel will evaluate the contestants’ performances in Lifestyle and Fitness, Evening Wear, Talent, Interview and On-Stage questions during the “The 2018 MISS AMERICA Competition,” which will air live on ABC from Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 (9:00 – 11:00p.m. ET/PT). The MISS AMERICA Competition showcases the intellect, grace and exceptional talent of 51 accomplished women representing their home states (and

Read more at: https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/Thomas-Rhett-Jordin-Sparks-More-Join-MISS-AMERICA-Celebrity-Judges-Panel-20170815

Family of Tenn. Teen Elizabeth Thomas Prepares for ‘Highly Emotional’ Trial of Ex-Teacher and Alleged Kidnapper

On July 25, Tad Cummins, the 51-year-old Tennessee man accused of kidnapping his 15-year-old student for 38 days and taking her across the country, will go on trial in federal court.

Cummins is charged with kidnapping and sex crimes in the alleged abduction of Elizabeth Thomas, then a freshman at Culleoka Unit School in Maury County. Meanwhile, Elizabeth’s father says the family is still coming to terms with the “horrific experience” he allegedly put them and their loved one through.

“It’s a highly emotional issue,” Anthony Thomas tells PEOPLE. “[Going to court] is going to be very difficult for everybody.”

Both authorities and Elizabeth’s family allege Cummins “groomed” Elizabeth for months before the alleged abduction. Shortly after the pair was reported missing, becoming the subject of an AMBER Alert, Cummins was fired from his teaching job after having previously been suspended for allegedly kissing Elizabeth on school grounds.

 

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/family-of-tenn-teen-elizabeth-thomas-prepares-for-highly-emotional-trial-of-ex-teacher-and-alleged-kidnapper/

Elizabeth Thomas Returns Home After Teacher’s Arrest: ‘She Has Suffered Severe Emotional Trauma’

The lawyer for Elizabeth Thomas says the Tennessee teen is “comfortable and resting” in a safe location with family and friends after returning today from her alleged abduction, according to a statement obtained by PEOPLE.

“She is being evaluated and treated by mental health experts specializing in trauma. There is no doubt she has suffered severe emotional trauma and that her process of recovery is only just beginning,” reads the statement from attorney S. Jason Whatley.

Elizabeth, 15, and her 50-year-old teacher, Tad Cummins, disappeared on March 13 and were the subject of an ongoing AMBER Alert for more than five weeks.

They were found early Thursday morning after a tipster reported they were living in a remote cabin in Northern California. Authorities had said they had been living there for about a week-and-a-half.

Cummins has been arrested and faces multiple

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/elizabeth-thomas-returns-home-after-teachers-arrest-she-has-suffered-severe-emotional-trauma/

Boulder author Paul Thomas Murphy’s book nominated for Edgar Award

Pretty Jane and the Viper of Kidbrooke Lane

Author: Paul Thomas Murphy

Publisher: Pegasus Books

Pages: 270

Cost: $28.95

More info: amazon.com

Having just tied up a few last loose ends for “Shooting Victoria,” a book examining the eight assassination attempts on England’s famous 19th century queen, Paul Thomas Murphy celebrated with friends on a good, old-fashioned London pub crawl.

Now casting around for his next project, Murphy turned to a friend who was a volunteer at London’s historic Brockley and Ladywell Cemeteries.

“I asked him who he would choose if he could write a book about anybody buried there,” says Murphy, a Victorian scholar and author who lives on Sugarloaf Mountain west of Boulder. “He immediately said, ‘Jane Clouson.'”

He’d never heard the name but soon learned that Jane had been the young, working-class victim of a brutal, now all but forgotten, 1871 murder. The case had generated sensational headlines at the time, including the horrific

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