Discussion moderated by Carole Shmurak, author of The Susan Lombardi Mysteries and Professor Emerita at CCSU.
The word "lede" was once an alternative spelling of lead; now it's mainly journalistic jargon for the introductory portion of a news story--the first part of an article that gives the gist of the story and contains the most important points readers need to know. One should never "bury the lede" or begin a news story with nonessential details. This fall, we'll follow some journalists as they solve mysteries and try to avoid being buried themselves.
Rogue Island  by Bruce DeSilva
When journalist Liam Mulligan realizes that someone is systematically burning down his childhood neighborhood in Providence, Rhode Island, he ignores his bosses and his budding relationship to figure out the firebug's identity.