Neither Fear Nor Favor: Deputy United States Marshal John Tom Sisemore

This is a true story about Deputy U.S. Marshal John Tom Sismore in the Western District of Louisiana. He was considered one of the best deputies during the 1890’s. The author did a great in researching the deputy from old newspapers and court documents. He also interviewed descendants of Sismore.

This is a very good written book about a very interesting man. The author did a great job writing this book.

Brushed Away (Benny James Mystery Book 3)

Brushed Away


This is the third book in the Benny James series and in my opinion the best. So far… I hope there are more to come mainly because I would miss these wonderful characters and the great town of Tilly. The ending is unexpected, I would dare even say shocking. Many twists and turns as I kept trying to convince myself I had it all figured out. Well, lets just say I didn’t see it coming. Good entertainment and while I am glad I read these books in the order they were released, you can probably jump into any one of them. Like any good series though, I recommend starting at the beginning. Like any good fisher man, Jason Deas seems to know how to set a hook and reel in the reader.




Hell’s Princess: The Mystery of Belle Gunness, Butcher of Men [Kindle in Motion]

Hell's Princess


This book is a mini bio of a purported female serial killer/black widow from over 110 years ago. It is a very well researched second and third hand account of the dastardly life of Norwegian immigrant Brynhild “Belle” Gunness. She lured lonely men to her “murder farm” and butchered them partially for their insurance money but mostly for sheer pleasure.The book pulls together accounts (sometimes very dry) of court documents and personal remembrances that paint a picture of what “might have happened”. There are photographs of Belle herself, dead husbands. missing farm help, newspaper clippings and little animated vignettes. That is the Kindle in Motion part.



Kindle In Motion
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The Man from the Train: The Solving of a Century-Old Serial Killer Mystery

The Man from the Train



On June 9th, 1912, eight people, a family of six and two children visiting for the night, were murdered with the blunt side of an axe. The murder of eight people, six of them children under 12 years of age, rocked the small farming town of Vilisca, Iowa. But the Moore family were simply the latest victims of this violent perpetrator. Someone with an axe to grind was traveling across the breadth of the country and leaving piles of corpses in his wake .

This book starts with a series of axe murders that took place between 1909-1912. The man on the train had broken into the murder business before that but apparently was hitting his stride then.

Serial Killer Grandparents : The True Story of Ray & Faye Copeland

Serial Killer Grandparents


Ray and Faye Copeland were your average farming couple, but Ray was constantly running a scam. He would buy cattle at an auction, pay with a check, and sell the cattle before the check bounced. After he was blacklisted by all of the auction barns, he hired vagrants to fill in for him and murdered them, then buried them in shallow graves on his neighbors’ land. Ray and Faye were the oldest serial killer couple on record. Both were sentenced to death but Faye’s sentence was later commuted to life and she was paroled to a nursing home.

The bonus story is about Franklin Delano Floyd