— A DANGEROUS LIFE — The two men playing cards in a Mexico saloon spent most of the game trading angry remarks until the tension got so thick they stood up, kicked their chairs back, and went for their guns.
One man fired first. The bullet shattered the two front teeth of 20-year old Josiah “Doc” Scurlock, went through his mouth, and came out the back of his neck—but caused no […]
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— A CRIME NEVER SOLVED — On the night of July 2, 1899, a tall stranger dressed in black stepped up to the porch of the former sutler’s store in Camp Verde, Arizona, where several men sat talking.
The four men included Mack Rodgers, who owned the business, Captain John Boyd, a former prospector, store clerk Lew Turner, and an unidentified mail carrier.
Rodgers, at one point, […]
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Someone once advised Steven W. Kohlhagen to “Do good work and lots of it.” He responded by focusing on creating compelling fictional characters in historical fiction murder mysteries.
Steven’s award-winning novel, Where They Bury You, is an 1860s historical fiction mystery based on an actual murder and features a cast of interesting characters, including con artists – some historical, some fictional – during their poker games, scams, love affairs, and bank robberies,.
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