The Disappearance of Walter Collins

I can’t imagine what it would be like to have a missing child. Perhaps even worse is spending the rest of your life not knowing the child’s fate. But that is exactly what happened to Los Angeles resident Christine Collins. Public Domain photo of Christine Collins On March 10, 1928, Christine’s son, nine-year-old Walter, went... Continue Reading →

The Flannan Lighthouse Keepers

I love lighthouses. For centuries, these towering structures marked dangerous coastlines, hazardous shoals, and guided ships to safe harbors. With cheaper and more sophisticated navigational systems, few lighthouses are in use these days. A lighthouse was the setting of my short story, The Keeper’s House which is included in the anthology Macabre Sanctuary. Two friends... Continue Reading →

Texarkana’s Phantom Killer

This month's Mystery Monday is about a series of murders that took place in 1946. Almost eighty years later, the mystery is still unsolved. Interested? Read on. Texarkana is a city in Northeast Texas. Along with its twin city, Texarkana, Arkansas, it’s home to around 65,000 people. In the 1940s, the combined population was less... Continue Reading →

The Fate of The USS Cyclops

Two years ago I wrote about the mysterious disappearance of Flight 19 in 1945 near the Bermuda Triangle. This month’s Mystery Monday post takes us back to the Atlantic for another strange occurrence. In March 1918, the biggest ship in the United States Navy vanished without a trace. The collier USS Cyclops was on a... Continue Reading →

The Bizarre Deaths at Dyatlov Pass

Hey, readers. This month’s Mystery Monday post also takes us over the waters of the Atlantic to the continent of Europe and the country of Russia. A little warning if you’re a little squeamish. In 1959 Igor Dyatlov, a 23-year-old radio engineering student at the Ural Polytechnical Institute assembled a group of nine other hikers... Continue Reading →

Overtoun Bridge #MysteryMonday

Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you enjoyed the holiday season. Time to kick of 2022 with a new Mystery Monday post. This month, we’re going across the pond to the country of Scotland. Overtoun House is a nineteenth-century country mansion built between 1860 and 1863 near West Dunbartonshire, Scotland. Originally owned by James White,... Continue Reading →

Bobby Fuller #MysteryMonday

Hey, everyone. It’s time for another Mystery Monday post. You may not recognize the name Bobby Fuller but many will remember the mid-1960s hit single, “I Fought the Law (And the Law Won).” The Bobby Fuller Four. Left to right, Randy Fuller, Bobby Fuller, DeWayne Quirico, and Jim Reese. (Fair use photo) The Bobby Fuller... Continue Reading →

The Haunted Queen Mary #MysteryMonday

Hey everyone. October is the time to talk about ghosts and hauntings, right? This month’s Mystery Monday is about the retired British ocean liner, RMS Queen Mary. The Queen Mary in New York City (Public Domain) The ship first sailed on May 27, 1936, as part of the Cunard-White Star Line. During World War II,... Continue Reading →

Jimmy Hoffa #MysteryMonday

Hey, everyone. Last week was Labor Day in America, or what many call the unofficial end of summer. New York City held the first Labor Day parade and the state of Oregon was the first to make it an official holiday in 1887. In 1894, it became a Federal Holiday. With the holiday, I decided... Continue Reading →

Ghost Blimp #MysteryMonday

Those who've read my blog for a while know by now I love a good mystery, especially those that aren’t easily explained. I happened upon this story while searching for another Mystery Monday post and found it intriguing. In 1942, the United States was still reeling from the attack on Pearl Harbor. The outcome of... Continue Reading →

US Presidents #MysteryMonday

Hey, everyone. My Mystery Monday posts have been sparse this year, and now that the book tours for House of Sorrow and Cold Dark Night are over, I thought it was a good time to revise this monthly series. Last Sunday was Independence Day, and America celebrated its two hundred forty-fifth birthday. Since the official... Continue Reading →

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