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   Updates: 25 July 2014      
 

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As technology pushes into all areas of our life, I wondered if it had improved the traditional handcuffs that police and soldiers use. The handcuffs (the kind we visualize when we see that word) are largely based on 19th century technology.

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Taser-cuffs for the 21st Century

From pre-historic times, we have been slapping handcuffs on an intruder, stranger, criminal suspect, violent lunatic or someone you simply don’t like. The idea of handcuffs is not to kill, but to restrain a person by limiting the movement of their arms and hands. From the beginning of our kind, we’ve used vines, reeds and animal hide as handcuffs. As our technology in the Iron and Bronze ages evolved through Greek and Roman times, our handcuffs also improved allowing us to securely bind felons and prisoners of war with fetters, chains and irons.

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Asia Hand, the second book in the Vincent Calvino private eye series, had won the Shamus Award in the Best Paperback Original category for the Shamus Awards. The Shamus Awards are sponsored annually by the Private Eye Writers of America.

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Reunion (A Novella)


Reunion was nominated for Arthur Ellis 2013 Best Novella award. The award is given each year by the Canadian Crime Writers. Reunion appears as a standalone novella and is also included in the anthology titled Phnom Penh Noir.

Reunion has also been translated into German and into French under the title: Retrouvailles.

 

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(Left to right: James Newman, John Garland, Chris Catto-Smith,
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At the CheckInn99 on Sunday 4th May 2014 were a couple of writers, a poet, painter, and literary critic who came to hear some fine jazz. It was a memorable improv session with Jafar Idris on sax.
(Photo: courtesy of Chris Catto-Smith.)

Listening to Sax player Jafar Idris on YouTube. I saw him on Sunday performing at CheckInn99 jam session. He brought down the house. An incredible talent. Chris Catto-Smith snapped this photo.

 

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