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Too Much Tequila, Too Little Sunscreen By Bob Rockwell
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Bob demonstrates his storytelling skills in this collection of seventeen of his best short stories. Bob set his story Three for Dinner in Boston, where he lived for many years, because he... More > couldn’t find a five-star French restaurant within hundreds miles of the Chihuahuan desert where he now lives, writes and sets most of his stories. He’s become an accomplished researcher seeking out interesting historical figures before he magically bends time and injects himself into the lives of these real but long-since-dead people. In Lottie Bob tells us of his love affair with the most colorful woman in the old West and in My Evening with the Family he describes his night with a group of hippies before they became infamous household names. And, don’t miss My Date with the Butcher, Bob’s story about his meeting with Pancho Villa’s most trusted lieutenant, General Pablo López.< Less
The Happy Hour Posse By Bob Rockwell
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The wife of one of the bar’s patrons is murdered while showing an upscale home to a prospective buyer. Why was she killed? She had no enemies. No jealous lovers. The police can’t identify... More > anyone who would want to harm her or benefits from her death. Their only clue is the unusual calling card the killer left behind. The police are baffled and the case is at a standstill when a group of the bar’s regulars form the Happy Hour Posse to help bring closure to their grieving friend. When two more similar murders are reported in nearby states the FBI Serial Killer Task Force steps in, takes charge, and makes no progress. Belly up to the bar and enjoy how this motley group of barflies outthinks and out-detects the FBI and solves these baffling murders.< Less
Boner By Bob Rockwell
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Bob, a crusty but erudite old liberal, lives along the Mexican border with his soul mate, Josefina Bernstein, PhD and his long-term guest they’ve aptly named Boner. Boner is a somewhat unique... More > young man. He grins constantly, he only speaks Swahili and he has this curse or blessing, depending on how you look at it, he has a perpetual erection. They go about their lives harboring illegal immigrants, hosting drug traffickers and taking pot shots at the US Border Patrol’s spy drone when a drug trafficker abducts Josefina to carry his colleague’s backpack containing a fortune in narcotics. Bob, Boner and their drug-runner buddy, Chui, take off on their adventure to rescue Josefina and recover Chui’s lost loot. Their quest takes them deep into the drug underworld and to California where Boner’s unique attributes earn him instant stardom in the porno movie industry before heading south into Mexico and the warring drug cartels.< Less
Can't Stop Ranting By Bob Rockwell
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Bob rants about all of the inconveniences, injustices, and especially the absurdities we encounter as we fumble through our hum-drum lives. Now that he’s retired and a member of the geezer... More > generation, he doesn’t have a job or a business to bitch about so he just complains about all of the little stuff we all have to deal with, but why do we? Geezers are big-time complainers and they can piss-and-moan about every-day stuff like it is the only thing they care about or have in common. Bob, in fine geezer fashion, has humorously captured the everyday things that really piss us off.< Less
Alone In The Dark By Bob Rockwell
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Alone in the Dark was how I wrote all of these stories. I won’t tell you that I was in my pajamas and drinking beer in the early hours of the morning, because you’d think even less of me.... More > The hardest part of writing is that I become so engrossed in the story I’m trying to tell that I let my beer get warm and go flat. I can’t even begin to count all of the beer I’ve wasted. I’ve got to develop a type – type – type – swig – type - type – type - swig writing technique. In the meantime here’s what I’ve warmed my beer over during the past five years.< Less
In the Jaws of the Beast By Bob Rockwell
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In the Jaws of the Beast is an engaging story of a troubled Confederate veteran overcoming his deep-seated hatreds and the prejudices of the times while dealing with the tragic death of his wife and... More > the kidnapping of this son by the Apache in 1867 New Mexico Territory. His life is changed forever when he teams up with a colored Yankee soldier at Fort Cummings to find Cochise and his Chiricahua band, and retrieves his son. The friendship between these two radically different men, at a time in history when our nation was struggling to come together, will captivate you in In the Jaws of the Beast.< Less
A Slightly Better World By Bob Rockwell
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Two totally different Philadelphia detectives become new partners in the tough 25th district. Enoch (Buck) Rogers, a young rookie from a privileged life out on the Main Line and Luciano (Luca)... More > Borrelli, a seasoned, cigar chomping goombah who looks like he just stepped off the set of The Sopranos become an unlikely team. Buck’s life isn’t going too well. His wife left him for another man, he doesn’t get to see his son often enough, his parents barely speak to him, and his new lieutenant is always on his case. The only joys in his life are his job and his ex-partner and lover, La-Teesha, a black policewoman and gourmet with a host of exotic recipes, an overactive sex drive, and a serious attitude. Luca, on the other hand, befriends and delights everyone he meets. His cell phone rings constantly, and Buck swears he knows everyone in Philadelphia. You’ll enjoy how these two dubious partners bond and pledge to make this a slightly better world.< Less
Antoine's Legacy By Bob Rockwell
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“It was a spring day in Paris in 1780, and Michael Barada, was 20. As he sauntered along a fashionable street, very gay in the silk, ribbons and ruffles of a young French gallant of the court... More > of Louis XVI . . .” So begins the charming story of Michael Barada and his chance meeting with the lovely Omaha maiden, Laughing Buffalo. This romantic fairytale was told to the US congress in 1934 in a bill granting my grandfather and other descendants of Laughing Buffalo membership in the Omaha tribe. The bill never passed but this unlikely fairytale became part of our history. Am I part Omaha? Is Laughing Buffalo my great grandmother? And if this story isn’t true what is her real story? Antoine’s Legacy is my search for the truth and my Omaha roots.< Less
Antoine's Legacy By Bob Rockwell
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“It was a spring day in Paris in 1780, and Michael Barada, was 20. As he sauntered along a fashionable street, very gay in the silk, ribbons and ruffles of a young French gallant of the court... More > of Louis XVI . . .” So begins the charming story of Michael Barada and his chance meeting with the lovely Omaha maiden, Laughing Buffalo. This romantic fairytale was told to the US congress in 1934 in a bill granting my grandfather and other descendants of Laughing Buffalo membership in the Omaha tribe. The bill never passed but this unlikely fairytale became part of our history. Am I part Omaha? Is Laughing Buffalo my great grandmother? And if this story isn’t true what is her real story? Antoine’s Legacy is my search for the truth and my Omaha roots.< Less
On the River with the Army of the Tennessee By Bob Rockwell
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On the River with the Army of the Tennessee is the diary penned by my great-great grandfather, Dr. William J. Rockwell in March and April of 1862 while he treated the sick and wounded of 11th Indiana... More > Regiment. His diary starts at Fort Heiman and continues as the Army of the Tennessee steams from Fort Henry into the heart of secession-dom and The Battle of Shiloh at Pittsburg Landing.< Less