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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
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
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
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