Dare I Call It Murder? A Memoir of Violent Loss - Larry Edwards

Book Release
July 9, 2013

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An Afternoon with Book Club Readers

November 18, 2015 — San Diego, CA

Larry Edwards with book club members


Author Larry Edwards met with a book club from Orange County (CA) on November 18, 2015, at Cucina Urbana in San Diego, CA. Unfortunately, not all members could attend, but a good time was had by those who did. Thank you, Chere Hines, for organizing this.

Larry discussed Dare I Call It Murder?: A Memoir of Violent Loss, answered questions and autographed books. The members asked a number of pertinent questions, including perhaps the most common one at this type of event: Where are "they" now, meaning Larry's estranged family members and the family friend who sailed on the boat. The readers also had questions about the investigation, the evidence in the case, and why the U.S. attorney in Seattle never took the case to trial.

They commented that Larry has a saint for wife to have him supported throughout this endeavor. "So true," he replied. "I could not have completed this book without the help and support of my dear wife, Janis Cadwallader."

The most probing question they asked was: How do the family members — and you — live with these tragic deaths, knowing what they know?

Larry can't speak for the others, but for him it's by using a method that works well for survivors of violent loss: by focusing on the lives of his parents, not their deaths. Remembering how they lived and the loving people they were. Another facet of this approach is having a "mission" that not only gives purpose to the life of a grieving survivor, but the memory of the deceased loved ones.

Larry's "mission" involves participation in efforts that support survivors of violent loss, and he has edited two books that provide help for survivors of violent loss: The Journey: 10 Steps to Learning to Live with Violent Death, and Murder Survivor's Handbook: Real-Life Stories, Tips & Resources.

Both books were written by Connie Saindon, a marriage and family therapist who specializes in violent death bereavement.

Larry is currently editing the second edition of The Journey, to be released on December 8, 2015, in memory of Connie's sister "Tiny" who was murdered, at age 17, on December 8, 1961.

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