— DEADLY SHOWDOWN — Three men moved with caution navigating a lonely, uneven trail in Rocky Canyon, high in the cold Sierra Nevada Mountains. Unknown to them, a gang of gunmen waited in hiding. 

Captain Jonathan R. Davis, a veteran of the Mexican-American War, served as leader of the group. Davis had been battle-tested several times before a bullet wound put him out of action. 

After he left […]

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Innkeeper Henry Van Sickle

— A DANGEROUS NUISANCE — Wearing an Indian-made buckskin coat with double fringes around the bottom edge, bad-man Sam Brown rode into Nevada Territory in the 1860s bragging about killing more than a dozen men—some hacked to pieces with his curved Bowie and others shot down without warning.

Longhaired Sam Brown struck terror among most settlers, but one man wouldn’t be intimidated.

Brown earned […]

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FlashBack Friday Newsletter # 16

FlashBack Friday

Welcome to FlashBack Friday

Today, a quick recap of:

Blogs of the Week Selected Tweets Selected Facebook posts


Sunday, June 2

James M. Cain, A One-Two Punch of Classic Crime Fiction: The writer who gave us The Postman Always Rings Twice, and Double Indemnity.

Monday, June 3

The Deacon of Death: Bible-spouting gunman ranked among the West’s most fear assassins.

Tuesday, June 4

StoryTeller’s 7 -Larry Sweazy and Scrambling the Genres: Despite 15 years […]

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