The Lady Detective

 Posted by at 12:06 am  Nick's Blog
May 282021
 

Society in the 1800s made very clear distinctions between what was considered men’s work and what was women’s work, and policing and law enforcement were definitely men’s work. So when a young woman told Allan Pinkerton, the owner of the famous Pinkerton Detective Agency that she was looking for a job in 1856, he told […]

Nov 162020
 

Thursday and Friday night were wonderful for me, no backaches whatsoever, and I slept soundly. But as I was getting dressed Saturday morning, I bent over to put a sock on and was suddenly hit by the most excruciating pain I had felt in a long, long time. It felt like it did before my […]

Sep 242020
 

If you were to believe popular fiction or current events, there is a lot of animosity between police and the press. Sometimes that animosity is well-earned on both sides, but at least in fiction, much of it is overblown. With my own background of having been around law enforcement, I always enjoyed a very good […]

Toledo Police Museum

 Posted by at 12:09 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 252019
 

While in Ohio researching a new book series, we spent some time at the Toledo Police Museum. This was a place I was especially interested in visiting because of my family’s association with the police department. Though small, the museum’s volunteers have managed to cram a lot of history of Toledo, and specifically Toledo law […]

Sep 122018
 

Definition of potpourri – 1: a mixture of flowers, herbs, and spices that is usually kept in a jar and used for scent. 2: a miscellaneous collection. The second definition above pretty much describes today’s blog, a collection of miscellaneous thoughts and info that I’m sharing because I really don’t have anything else to talk […]

Sheriff Buckshot Lane

 Posted by at 12:15 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 282017
 

Note: This is a story from my book Highway History And Back Road Mystery. Tough Texas lawmen are legendary characters who painted the West with broad brushstrokes, their exploits living on long after their mortal souls have departed this earth, and with every retelling their stories seem to get bigger, until the line between fact […]

Mar 012010
 

Saturday night when we got ready to take our showers, we discovered that we had no hot water. Because we are on 20 amp electric here at the Yuma Fairgrounds, we’ve been running the water heater on propane, so my first thought was that we had run out of propane gas. I went outside and […]

Test Drive

 Posted by at 5:06 am  Nick's Blog
May 192009
 

It’s a good thing that we don’t spend more time with Terry’s cousin Carolyn and her husband Mel because it’s really hard on my waistline. Yesterday, Carolyn made Mel a chocolate cake, and I just could not in good conscience let him do to his skinny little body what I’ve done to mine, so I […]