James Pylant

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An award-winning writer, James Pylant is the author of a family-authorized celebrity biography, In Morticia's Shadow: The Life & Career of Carolyn Jones. He has also interviewed several famous personalities, including Robert Englund (Nightmare on Elm Street), Dan Bucatinsky (Scandal), Audrey Landers (Dallas), Ruth Buzzi (Laugh-In), Peter Mark Richman (Dynasty), Linda Purl (Matlock), Stanley Livingston (My Three Sons), Mother Dolores Hart (King Creole), Dr. Henry Louis Gates (Finding Your Roots), among many others.

Using his skill as a researcher, James extensively documented a case of identity theft and bigamy for the book Destiny in Texas. He is also the author of Blood Legacy: The True Story of the Snow Axe Murders, Sins of the Pioneer
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James Pylant Hi Goldie. Thanks for your kind words. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed "Texas Gothic." Yes, I'm considering writing a book about Weatherford. In…moreHi Goldie. Thanks for your kind words. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed "Texas Gothic." Yes, I'm considering writing a book about Weatherford. In fact, I've collected some interesting stories about that town. But I haven't made a decision yet about the subject of my next book. Too many stories and not enough time!(less)
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Halloween 2015 marks the 165th birthday of Samantha Olds, a victim of an axe-wielding frenzy at a dilapidated Texas farmhouse in 1925. Samantha, one of the characters in my true-crime book, Blood Legacy: The True Story of the Snow Axe Murders, Blood Legacy The True Story of the Snow Axe Murders by James Pylant had been accused of conspiring with a lover to kill her first husband. Photographs of the fireplace where killer F. M. Snow burned her body show what so... Read more of this blog post »
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" One of the longest I've read is Ann Rule's Everything She Ever Wanted, though it's not really all that long. Most true-crimes that I come across are ...more "
In Morticia's Shadow by James Pylant
"I love Carolyn, really enjoyed reading about her life.

Shocks me to think she stopped getting good roles because she was in her mid thirties! Madness how that was considered old.

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"Every child wanted to grow up to marry Morticia. If they didn't they wanted to grow up to be her.

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Witnesses from the Grave, Christopher Joyce and Eric Stover’s book about famed forensic anthropologist Clyde Snow, tells about many fascinating cases, including identifying the remains of "the Angel of Death," Dr. Josef Mengele, and also the victims ...more
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