The Films

Doc Holliday in the Movies – Dennis Quaid

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Looking at film Doc Hollidays from the 1990s, Val Kilmer’s Doc in Tombstone is always the one that gets mentioned the most. He has the best lines for sure. I love Val’s portrayal. It’s hard not to love it, but historically, I think Dennis Quaid’s Doc Holliday in the 1993 film Wyatt Earp wins hands […]

History

Death Threats in Tombstone

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In the aftermath of the O.K. Corral hearing, the cowboy gang were not willing to accept Judge Spicer’s verdict. The Earps were found justified in their actions during the gunfight. There would be no murder trial. After the hearing was over, several Earp associates and also Judge Spicer received letters warning them to leave town. On December 14, 1881, the night stage from Tombstone was attacked and fired upon. John Clum, Tombstone’s town mayor narrowly escaped the shooting. In a letter to Stuart N. Lake (Wyatt Earp’s biographer) dated January 24, 1929, he described the event as:

The Book

A Halloween in Tombstone

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In the aftermath of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, Halloween October 1881 was not a happy one for the Earps or for Doc Holliday. Both Virgil and Morgan Earp were recovering from wounds that they had received during the gunfight. The cowboys had held a combined funeral for Billy Clanton, Tom and Frank McLaury […]

News

A Gentleman in Hell available in Paperback

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The paperback version of my Doc Holliday novel, A Gentleman in Hell, arrived in the mail this week. It’s looking fabulous! I really do win the prize for procrastination with this, but it’s finally here and available for sale on Amazon. Click here for more information.

History

Another view of Doc Holliday

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I love digging for descriptions of people from Tombstone, especially Doc Holliday. Here’s a good one from a book called Leadville Sketches. “He is a thin, spare looking man; his iron gray hair is always well combed and oiled; his boots usually wear an immaculate polish; his beautiful scarf, with an elegant diamond pin in […]

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Dogs of the Old West

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There’s a photograph of Molly Fly (wife of Camillus Fly, yes the same one that had the photography studio at the site of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral) that was taken in Tombstone, AZ. By Mollie’s feet is a Redbone Coonhound. The photograph started me thinking about dogs out West. In the film Tombstone, […]

The Book

The death of Morgan Earp

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Around midnight, on March 18, 1882, Morgan Earp died in a card room at Campbell and Hatch’s saloon in Tombstone, Arizona. He was a few weeks shy of celebrating his 31st birthday. Despite tension mounting with the cowboys, he and his brother Wyatt had visited Schieffelin Hall  to see a play called Stolen Kisses. Afterwards, […]

The Book

A Gentleman in Hell is Available

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I’m really excited to announce the release of my new slick all-in-one Doc Holliday novel: A Gentleman in Hell. The Doc Holliday Book Series has officially been replaced. Why don’t you go take a peek of it on Amazon. It’s available as an ebook for Kindle right now at a sweet $5.99. The paperback will […]

History

Is this the face of Doc Holliday?

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The first question that I had after watching Tombstone was “What did the real Doc Holliday look like?” At the time I was living in Scotland and the internet was not what it is now, so this question was a hard one to answer. I don’t know how many libraries I had to troll through […]

News

Coming Soon…A Gentleman in Hell

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I have some really exciting news for you, there are big changes coming with my books. I’ve decided to combine all three books in The Doc Holliday Series into one big book called A Gentleman in Hell, which will be available as an e-book and paperback. The Doc Holliday Series of  e-book novellas are going […]