On the way to get my older daughter from camp, I saw that the weekly Lagniappe (Mobile’s free, alternative newspaper) was in its box. I grabbed a copy.
The bad news that that they were serving cold potatoes – an old story from 2004 when they were just getting started. The good news is that it’s a terrific, true-crime story.
In 1973, someone murdered Arch McKay, who was one of the editors of the Mobile Press-Register newspaper. The case has never been solved. But the story is amazing. It involves – among many other things – the Dixie Mafia, prostitution, gambling, drugs, hints of homosexuality, and illegal kickbacks from concerts staged @ Mobile’s Civic Center.
Cold potatoes or not, don’t miss this one. Here’s the link –
I read a little bit in Kem Nunn’s Tijuana Straits. I’m determined to finish, but it’s dragging.