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Post Mortem: September 14, 2008 - September 20, 2008

The Mystery Writer

I first met James Crumley, who died Tuesday, in 1985, shortly after I moved to Missoula, Montana. Missoula was and is a town full of writers, so I decided to create a set of short profiles showing where and how a few of them worked. I did short pieces on...

By Patricia Sullivan  |  September 19, 2008; 10:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Duck Girl of New Orleans

Truth is stranger than fiction, especially in New Orleans. The famous Duck Girl of New Orleans, Ruth Grace Moulon, an eccentric who zoomed from bar to bar on roller skates, often wearing a ratty fur coat or wedding gown and trailed by a string of her beloved ducks, died Sept....

By Patricia Sullivan  |  September 17, 2008; 12:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Famed shark fisherman Frank Mundus dies

Frank Mundus, believed to be the inspiration for the shark-fishing captain Quint in the movie "Jaws," has died. He forged his reputation as a fearless fisherman in Montauk beginning in 1951, hunting down the world's biggest sharks. "I had a lot of close calls," he once said. "Probably too many...

By Patricia Sullivan  |  September 15, 2008; 11:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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