Hello friends, thank you for dropping by. Today I am posting excerpts from my true crime biography, The Crime of the Century-murder in a small town. This crime made national headlines and took nearly 30 years to solve. I will be awarding two lucky people who comment a paperback or kindle of one of my new releases. I love giving out books. Thank you and lets get started.
October 4, 1982 started out as an ordinary autumn evening. The sticky summer was gone. The ground was blanketed with gold and red leaves, and the last full moon before All Hallows’ Eve was complete. A cosmic cycle said to stir passions in some, anger and rage in others.
“Beggars’ Night” was just around the corner. Homes were elaborately decorated with Mache witches and goblins, as carved pumpkins of all sizes sat on porches and in yards, made even creepier with lit candles.
Yes, it would have been an average evening, if not for two unnerving events. First, the arrival of the notorious motorcycle gang, The Devil’s Disciples. The group frequented the Home Tavern, a sordid bar on the corner of Gallagher and Motherwell.
According to police reports, having a thirst for alcohol, the bikers and their sweaty, leather-clad women produced numerous problems while in town. Calls from residents, concerning fistfights and disorderly conduct, flooded the police station. Locals reported spotting some members of the gang roaming the streets as the reports of vandalism kept the police busy.