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Monday, May 28, 2012

Jefferson City, MO

I'm back to work on Murder Takes No Prisoners, my mystery that takes place in Jefferson City, MO. The state capital, this small town offers a rich variety of things to see and do. It is home to the Missouri legislature and the governor's home. Next to the State Capitol and the Governor's Mansion - both of which you can tour - is a monument to Lewis and Clark.

Not far away, the old Missouri State Penitentiary is closed to prisoners and open to tourists. Home to many infamous characters in our US history, the prison was the oldest west of the Mississippi River. It opened in 1836, the year of the Alamo; one hundred years before the opening of Alcatraz.

The city cemetery is home to graves that date back to the Revolutionary War. Next door is the Jefferson City National Cemetery - one of the only national cemeteries that is the resting place to both Union and Confederate soldiers.

Nestled in the hills of rural Missouri, Jefferson City's natural beauty adds to this friendly destination.

All of these - and more - provide the setting for Hap Lynch and Luke the Detective Dog's latest murder investigation. They are still searching for clues!

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