I will help make Belmont a mecca for Mystery and Western Writers. What became of the remains of Carl and Doris Janke after their bodies were dug up in the middle of the night? Who was behind the mass eviction of the Jankes from the Oddfellows graveyard?
Yesterday I found an article written in 2014 that connects Ian Fleming with Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett. Mary and Royal Rosamond would be pleased to know their grandson has connected them to a very successful author, and he found our lost kin in Belmont – that the Belmont Historic Society failed to tell me about! Did Mary Magdalene Rosamond hear rumors about her son-in-laws side of the family? Too bad – they could not connect! Better late then never. What year did I receive that letter from my muse, Rena Easton, who inspired my Bond book ‘The Royal Janitor’? I wonder if Fleming read Jack London.
There is a certain paradox about James Bond’s relationship with all things America. Devoted to the Anglo-American war against Communism, there is a…
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