Friday, February 06, 2009

Life Imitates "Art"

Re-enactor Is Indicted in Shooting of a Yankee - NYTimes.com: "The mysterious shooting of a would-be Yankee cavalryman from the Bronx during the filming of a Civil War re-enactment in Virginia in September has been solved, according to the authorities, with the indictment of a latter-day Johnny Reb who, they say, accidentally fired a .44-caliber ball from an 1860 Army Colt pistol that was supposed to be empty."

They should read that classic novel Murder in the Mist by Willard Scott.

4 comments:

Jerry House said...

Damn, that Scott guy can really write!

Bill Crider said...

He's one of my favorites.

Todd Mason said...

It's remarkable what the writing life has in store for one.

I shall have to seek this out...of all people to have the byline...

Fred Blosser said...

Didn't Elmore Leonard's TISHIMINGO BLUES also have a bit about a shooting during a Civil War reenactment? But I think "Willard" was first in that instance too.