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In 1998, if someone had told me I would be spending the next eight years of my life involved in injustice, I would have said "You are stark raving mad!". Well, I am here to eat those words.

In 1997, a friend was telling me about twin sisters, Betty Wilson and Peggy Lowe, from Alabama who were arrested and tried for supposedly hiring an alcoholic, drug addict con-man, James Dennison White, to kill Betty's wealthy husband, Dr. Jack Wilson, who was a very well-liked and well-known eye doctor in Huntsville. Both sisters were tried on the same evidence and lying testimony. Betty was convicted and sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole because she was a rich bitch and slept with a black man in Alabama. Peggy, the saintly one, was acquitted. The convicted con-man, who never really admitted to killing the doctor, has come up for parole several times but is still incarcerated.

After spending six years studying this case including both trial transcripts, putting up an extensive website (http://hankford.com/bettywilson) and spending the remaining two years putting together a book about this case Killer For Hire - The Final Chapter of the Alabama Twins Murder Case, I, as many others, believe that the real killer of the doctor is walking around free. Neither of the twin sisters had a motive to have the good doctor put away but the doctor's ex-wife and son did.

As time permits, I hope to present other similar cases of injustice along with information on books, movies, TV shows, video games, etc., related to mystery crime. In the meantime please visit http://mysterycrimescene.com/.












Superheroes And Pulp Fiction, Still An Influence In Today's Novels And Movies

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Pulp Fiction is not just a movie made in 1994 by Quentin Tarantino but in the 1920s, 30s and 40s was a very popular way to tell exciting stories. It was popular like graphic novels and comic books are today. Pulp fiction was printed on cheap pulp paper and sold millions of copies a month.
Although that may seem like a long time ago pulp fiction has a lot in common with the most visual and action packed graphic novels on the stands today.

Pulp fiction is an amazing and modern way of telling exciting stories using images and colors. When you read a story from the pulps you don't just hear ideas and theories but see action and villains in brutal color. You hear a man slowly breathe as he's about to be buried alive in a coffin. You see his breath fog the coffin glass. You hear his heart pound. You then hear the coffin burst out the back doors of the hearse and crash to the road. You see blood spatter as he lands. You see him escape and get up and run. When he seeks the evil coroner that tried to poison and kill him and he smashes fists for revenge you feel the smack and see the bruise. You see and feel Detective Sgt Terrence Lane covered in bloody gun shot wounds stagger as zombies stagger towards him! The words become heart pounding pictures. You enter the story bracing for bullets.

These images described from Hubbard's 'Dead Men Kill' are no less stark and unrelenting than the wild images of the Wolverine slashing through rogue scientists in a glossy comic book. Though one uses words the images they paint are just as clear and at times even more graphic.

In the other stories like Branded Outlaw and Under the Diehard Brand you are transported into a graphic novel where bullets fly in the black night and the lightening is cruel cutting all hope. The visuals are grotesque yet exhilarating. One is quickly reminded of the work of the great graphic artists like Frank Miller. The blood is as red and the terror is real. The fear feels the same.

So as you see the comic book and the pulp story are very closely related in style and purpose. The pulps greatly influenced the comics we have today but still speak the same language. Many of the great superheroes from Superman, Batman, Spiderman and many of their creators had been closely involved with or influenced by pulp heroes like Doc Savage, the Shadow, the Spider and others. The two mediums are one.

So if you like great action heroes of comic lore then pick up the pulps which are now in large numbers being reprinted. There's as much action and blood mayhem as the best comic around. There are swords slashing and bullets pounding the walls. There are beautiful women in danger or causing danger. There are evil rogues gone mad twice over and all in vivid blood soaked color! These are the pulps. They will quickly earn a place next to your favorite graphic novel.


Frederick Hail is a passionate advocate of lifelong learning through audio books on cd collections.

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Great Horror Books

Books in the horror genre are well known for being spine chilling and scary. Many readers don't know too many of the classic and recent terrific books of the terrifying horror genre. Some of the readers may only be familiar with Stephen King, and while his books are good there are tons of other awesome authors. These are a few great horror books that readers may not yet be familiar with.

One of the greatest modern horror writers is Richard Matheson . He wrote classics like Hell House, I am Legend and What Dreams May Come. Hell House is one of the original haunted house stories and it is a scary story that will make the hairs on the back of any neck stand up straight. The book I Am Legend is not done justice in the movies and it is a truly thought provoking horror stories. It is amazingly well written and the story is very unique and clever. What Dreams May Come is a very beautiful horror story almost in the poetic way of Edgar Allan Poe . The poetic way that this book flows is gorgeous and the story invokes tears in several places.

The Exorcist is a name that brings an old horror movie from the seventies to mind. The classic movie is inspired by a truly horrific book that is supposedly inspired by a true event. The book is authored by William Peter Blatty and details the story of the priest who attempts for a long time to exorcise a demon from a young child. These Catholic priests spend a very long time working in many different ways to cure the child. The story is chilling and very well written.

Another classic horror author is H.P. Lovecraft . Stephen King originally wanted his works to be similar to this author. His works are often found in the form of anthologies of shorter stories as well as some longer novels. This author is considered by some to be the best horror author of all time. Those interested in beginning reading horror can take a look at these to get a sense of the classic horror.

One more classic author is Edgar Allan Poe . Many people are familiar with him and he has many classic stories. The Tell Tale Heart and The Cask Of Amontillado are classic horror stories that don't take long to read but really get readers thinking. Poe also writes great horror poetry that those enjoy horror novels may enjoy as well. Reading Edgar Allen Poe is also a great way to get started on the horror genre by starting at the beginning.

These are some great horror books as well as the great authors who wrote them. The horror genre is a beautiful genre as well as a suspenseful and chilling genre.


Guillermo Ochoa-Cronfel lives in Austin, Texas and writes articles about various topics. Guillermo enjoys sports, working out, and reading. Various forums and websites where you can find Guillermo's other writings include Guillermo Ochoa-Cronfel's facebook page and his article submission sites.

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