• The Bizarre Story of the 'Cowboy Mutiny'

    In 1902, Captain Robert Peattie was attacked aboard the Leicester Castle by a disgruntled sailor, who then killed the ship’s 2nd mate before escaping with two others on a flimsy raft. The Captain assumed the men had soon drowned in the South Pacific until he was called to America, with four bullets still in his body, to identify a suspect living as an Arizona Sheriff. 

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    Cheating Hearts: On James M. Cain and Infidelity

    Many noir tales feature infidelity as the motive behind mayhem and murder. More than a few of my favorite novels, films and songs...

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