Monday, July 17, 2023

Ep 66, 67, 68 & 69- Solving the West Georgia Murder of Gwendolyn Moore AND The Cold Case Murder of Fred Wilkerson by Clay Bryant



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Blue ribbon grand jury, LSD Law, 2023.

Clay Bryant, Solving the West Georgia Murder of Gwendolyn Moore: A Cry from the Well, History Press, Charleston, SC, 2021

Clay Bryant, The Cold Case Murder of Fred Wilkerson: Untangling the black Widow's Web in West Georgia, History Press, Charleston, SC, 2023.

Income and Poverty in Appalachia, Appalachian Regional Commission, 2021.

Sache Lichine: Life should be easy to drink, 2023.

Sweet Georgia Peach Crumble, Sizzling Eats, 2023.

The Beach, Whispering Angel Wines, May 2023.

Twist in the Wind, Detective Diaries, Discovery Channel, Sept 27, 2021.

Viswa Vannapali, Fred Wilkerson's Murder- Where is Connie Quedens Now?, The, Sept 27, 2021.

Ep 66-69 Georgian Peach Crisp Recipe & Beach wine!


Sizzling's fresh Peach Crumble-
From West Georgia with love!


5 large Georgia Peaches

6 Tbsp flour

5 Tbsp Sugar or Stevia

4 Tbsp light brown sugar

pinch of salt

2 egg whites

6 Tbsp butter

2 Tbsp cinnamon

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease a small baking dish, 9 X 9ish.

2. Wash, dry, core and slice peaches. Add them to a large bowl and coat with brown sugar.

3. Melt butter, skim the foam off the top.

4. In separate bowl, mix all other ingredients, creating a crumble mixture.

5. Place peaches in the baking dish, sprinkling the crumb on top.

6. Bake for 40-45 minute.  

             Serve with ice cream on top!  (I used vanilla), such goodness!

Thank you  Sizzling Eats! Most appreciated

And our wine recommendation- The summer is here! So is the wine: The Beach

A perfect pairing for our book club snack, Peach Crisp- Beach Wine, a rose, by Whispering Angel.  An authentic Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence wine, it is a pale pink with green hues, clear and expressive.  A fresh aroma, it is subtle but fresh, with red fruits and a hint of lime, that plays on the palate. The finish is tinged appropriately with peach and citrus!

Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Book Review: Solving the West Georgia Murder of Gwendolyn Moore: A Cry from the Well by Clay Bryant


Featured on the Murder Shelf Book Club Podcast, Episodes 66, 67, and 68

1970 true crime murder that turned cold the day Gwendolyn Moore died, her battered and broken body found at the bottom of an old well. It was an open secret that husband, Marshall Moore, was violent and abusive. So why would 32 years go by before the cold case thawed? Investigator Clay Bryant, son of the Chief of Police of Hogansville, Georgia, is a born storyteller.  He captivates as he tells the tale that leads from a silent well of fear to justice and acceptance, while leaving a trail of wise breadcrumbs throughout the story. A remarkable book that teaches as you read, it reminds us all that common decency does exist in communities, between neighbors, friends, and families, and that doing the right thing is a goal, in and of itself. 

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