Dick Stodghill's Blog (2)

Would you rather write or rob banks?

This is a story I've told many times before about a mystery writer I knew in his mature years. His name was Al Nussbaum and when he was young he was a bank robber who made the Top 10 on the FBI's Most Wanted list.

When he was hiding out, Al decided the best way to do it was pretend to be a writer because that way he had an excuse for seldom leaving his rented room. He bought a sports coat with elbow patches and a pipe because he thought that made him look like a writer. He also bought a… Continue

Added by Dick Stodghill on May 13, 2008 at 6:51am — 2 Comments

The heroes of their time

This has nothing to do with crime or mysteries but I'm copying this Stodghill Says So blog here anyhow:

In the spring and summer of 1930 we were living in a brick apartment building only a stone’s throw from Navin Field, home of the Detroit Tigers. I didn’t know what it was about, but sometimes on spring afternoons I could hear people cheering inside the big enclosure that to me looked like just another building.
There were other boys in the neighborhood, most of them a…
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Added by Dick Stodghill on February 15, 2008 at 12:39am — 1 Comment

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