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…

Added by Dick Stodghill on February 15, 2008 at 12:39am — 1 Comment

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