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Archive for March, 2010

March 2010 in Black Lamb

Volume 8, Number 3 — March 2010

March 1st, 2010

The All Crime Issue

In our cover article, attorney Bud Gardner looks back on My career in crime. In Even I am a criminal, Greg Roberts observes that practically everything has been criminalized. In Crimes against the person, Rosemary McLeish deplores the fact that almost every woman has been the victim of sexual assault at some time in her life.

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The Case of the Missing Family Tree

March 1st, 2010

BY JOHN M. DANIEL

IN THE AJAX BUILDING

A dame shaped like Centerfold Barbie glided into my office. “Mr. Blank,” she purred in an upper-class English accent, “I’m Josephine Toy. My family has lost its family tree. Can you help us?”

“I know nothing about English trees, Mrs. Toy,” I answered. “Just the ones in northern Minnesota.”

“It’s Miss.” She tossed an envelope onto my desk, then turned to leave. Her jeans were so tight I could read the tattoos on her buttocks: “Right,” “Left,” in that order.

“Those are instructions, Mr. Blank,” she said over her shoulder. “So you can get in touch with me.”

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