Monthly Archives: March 2016

What good is history?

If you ask a group of schoolkids to name their favorite subject, not many would say history. Many would say history is just memorizing what a bunch of now-dead people did a long time ago, so who cares? On the … Continue reading

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Death across the Chesapeake

Death across the Chesapeake is out! Here is the video trailer.. and here is the Amazon listing.

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More Eastern Shore mayhem

Next week, Death across the Chesapeake, my latest Roaring 20s mystery based on real cases will be released. In the sixth Max Hurlock Roaring 20s Mystery, set in 1926, the Hurlocks are back on Maryland’s sleepy Eastern Shore expecting to … Continue reading

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In Search of Zazil Ha: The mother of modern Mexico

In the whole bloody saga of the Spanish conquest of Mexico, there are few stories more remarkable than that of Gonzalo Guerrero and Zazil Ha. Guerrero was a would-be Spanish conquistador who was shipwrecked on the unknown coast of the … Continue reading

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When the Dominican Republic almost became an American territory

Samana, in the Domincan Republic in the Caribbean, today is a stop for cruise ships due to its protected waters and tropical climate. But few of the cruisers enjoying the beaches and sipping rum punch realize that in 1867, Samana … Continue reading

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