A DEADLY REPUTATION

MARSHAL STOUDENMIRE

— FOUR DEAD IN FIVE SECONDS — The slender, well-dressed lawman crossed the street to grab a late lunch at the Globe Restaurant when he noticed a large band of heavily armed Mexicans riding into El Paso, headed to an inquest into the deaths of two vaqueros. Authorities discovered their bodies near a ranch outside the city.

Marshal Dallas Stoudenmire glanced at his pocket watch. A little after 1 p.m., Thursday, April 14, 1881. […]

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DEACON OF DEATH

KILLER MILLER

— BIBLE-TOTING KILLER FOR HIRE — A long-running feud between Sheriff Bud Frazer and “Deacon Jim” Miller reached the boiling point when two stood face-to-face on a Pecos, Texas, street, April 12, 1894.

About a year after being elected Reeves County sheriff in 1890, Frazer hired J.B Miller as deputy about a year later—a decision he would later regret.

Most of the people in Pecos liked Miller.

He wore a badge, went to church […]

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MASSACRE AT DEVIL’S KITCHEN

Devil's Kitchen

— — Eyeing a big pay-day, the Jim Hughes Gang waited in ambush at Devil’s Kitchen, situated at the west end of what would later be called Skeleton Canyon in Arizona Territory.

In the valley below, the Estrada Gang, a band of Mexican bandits, made camp so they could enjoy a siesta in the hot afternoon sun of July 1881.

The canyon, in the far southeast corner of Arizona, served as a corridor […]

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FlashBack Friday Newsletter

FlashBack Friday

Welcome to FlashBack Friday

Today, a quick recap of:

Blogs of the Week Tweets of RealityChecks and TimelessTips Additional updates and progress reports when available

 

Monday, Feb. 18

Death, Waiting in the Shadows: An excerpt from my novel LAST STAND AT BITTER CREEK. A murderous bounty hunter plans on adding three more notches to his Remington.

Tuesday, Feb. 19

StoryTeller’s 7: Richard Bard, and Second Chances: The author of the BRAINRUSH thriller series answers […]

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