Dick Burton is awoken from a drunken stupor by a phone call from his eccentric friend, Percy Pumpernickel, aka The Minister. Percy has been arrested along with a local character named Shady Slim. They’re both suspects in the murder of Clyde Hankey, a resident of the small mountain town of West Point California. Dick with a little help from his friends heads north to help.
Meandering Through Angels Camp explores the mining and literary history of one of California's best preserved Gold Rush towns. (4800 words)
The Not So Fast travel essays explore fascinating places for readers who enjoy slow and easy travels — who like photographing landscapes, wandering gentle trails, strolling through libraries or along ocean beaches, who like to check out historic buildings.