“BRAZEN BILL”

BRAZEN BILL

— MAN IN THE MUSLIN MASK — A lone gunman, face and head wrapped in black gauze to hide his features, stepped out of the shadows and ordered a California-bound stagecoach from Prescott, Arizona, to bring the big rig to a stop.

Armed with a shotgun and revolver, he ordered two of the passengers to throw out the express box and mail bags.

He […]

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“AUTHOR WILLIAM CAMPBELL GAULT”

Crime Fiction

A New York Times review once labeled fictional detective Brock (The Rock) Callahan “one of the major private detectives created in American fiction since (Raymond) Chandler’s Philip Marlowe.”

As an author, you couldn’t ask for a better comparison.

Author William Campbell Gault created Private Eye Callahan, an ex-LA Rams football player with a bad knee, and based in Beverly Hills.

Gault wrote crime fiction and […]

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“A TARNISHED STAR”

TRAIN ROBBERY

— GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER — In the early morning of September 29, 1883, three gunmen boarded the westbound Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Express when it rolled into a small cattle station in Coolidge, Kansas.

The leader, holding a pistol in each hand, shoved one of them into John Hilton’s chest and ordered him to stop the train.

Hilton, a family man with […]

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“MAN WITH A BADGE”

Bill Hickok

— JUSTIFIABLE HOMICIDE — A boozed-up band of teamsters, led by troublemaker Samuel Strawhun, stormed through the doors of a Hays City, Kansas, saloon on a night in late September, intent on continuing its hell-raising ways. But, things turned violent.

The wide-open freight and cattle center attracted gunman of all types, along with buffalo hunters, drifters, and soldiers.

Strawhun and his group crowded […]

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