After I had written my second historical fiction novel, which included the story of a wild man in Indian Territory-1880’s, I sent my novel to my editor.
His reply was, ‘I love it, but I want you to expand more on your wild man character.” So I did, which also led me to do more research on serial killers during this time period. What did I find?
After a ton of research, I found a true story of ‘The Panther’ and was amazed how close true-life matched the fictional story I had written in The Devil’s Trap. I adapted the amazing true story of The Osage Killer into my novel.
Here’s the links to articles about the Indian Territory Serial Killer.