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Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Into Still Waters....

Ever wondered what happened to Dirty Harry after he escaped from Alcatraz? Well a new novel from the son of the author who penned the non fiction, Escape from Alcatraz which came the basis for Dirty Harry's movie is to give us one possible answer.

The story is deep in Kevin Bruce’s genetic code. His father, J. Campbell Bruce, wrote for the San Francisco Chronicle for many years, was a Sunday stringer for the New York Times, wrote for Readers Digest and authored the non-fiction book, “Escape from Alcatraz.

Bruce himself has authored two books on art published by Random House’s Ten Speed Press.

“I always wanted to write fiction, but I didn’t know what to write,” he said.

A couple of years ago he attended a book signing by Michael Connelly, author of award-winning detective novels including those featuring LAPD Detective Hieronymus “Harry” Bosch and criminal defense attorney Mickey Haller. Connelly was the president of the Mystery Writers of America from 2003 to 2004 Bruce said Connelly gave the age-old advice, “Write what you know.”

Still Water is available now both on Amazon and via Ken's website - HERE
after the escape

On June 11, 1962, three men tunneled out of their cells, gained access to the cell-block roof, lowered themselves to the ground, and made their way to the shore of the Alcatraz Island. Clinging to an improvised raft they slipped out into the dark waters of the bay. They were never seen again. Their escape resulted in one of the most extensive manhunts in history. The pundits agreed that they could not have survived the cold waters and strong tides of the San Francisco Bay. The authorities finally concluded that since there was no trace of them, they must have died. They were wrong. This intriguing biographical book reveals what really happened after the infamous escapees left Alcatraz, how they eluded the authorities, and the fascinating lives they have led since they disappeared. This book was written by the son of J. Campbell Bruce, author of the book "Escape from Alcatraz" upon which the movie of the same name, starring Clint Eastwood, was based. Read the remarkable story of what really happened....after the escape from Alcatraz. 

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