Sunday, October 24, 2021
  • Archie Ferguson

    Archie Ferguson is the last of the original fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants Alaska bush pilots to be the subject of a biography. Dubbed \Alaska's Clown Prince,\" he added many hilarious chapters to Alaska's history. He is also the originator of the \"Arctic Bump,\" current practice of airline pilots who give a blast of Read More
  • The Matter of the Phantom Purloiners

    Captain Heinz Noonan, Master of the Impossible Crime, is in Wyoming to solve an odd murder. A transient is under arrest, accused of murdering himself with a weapon that cannot be found at a time no one could pinpoint for an unknown motive. And how is this murder linked with Read More
  • The Matter of the Dematerializing Armored Car

    In The Matter of the Dematerializing Armored Car, Chief of Detectives Heinz Noonan is asked to solve the disappearance of an empty armored car and its two drivers from a tunnel with guards on both ends. Why would anyone want to steal an empty armored car and is it linked Read More
  • The Matter of the Duct Tape Tuxedo

    Captain Heinz Noonan, “Master of the Impossible Crime,” is called upon to solve the most puzzling of riddles. If it's odd, you call Noonan. Why, for instance, would someone steal 200 garden gnomes and then leave them in a pattern across a city? Better yet, how can air cargo increase Read More
  • Beating Banks At Their Own Game

    As you are reading this, banks are giving away millions of your dollars in gift mortgages. The banks are borrowing money from the federal government for mortgages, claiming the loans have ‘gone bad' and then giving the title of the property to ‘deserving individuals.' There is no federal check on Read More
  • The Matter of the Deserted Airliner

    Unicorn Airlines Flight 739 with no pilot, no crew, and no passengers land at Anchorage International Airport. As the authorities are wondering what happened, a ransom demand is made for the passengers: $25 million in diamonds. Chief of Detectives for the Sandersonville, North Carolina, Police department, Captain Heize Noonan, is Read More
  • The Matter of the Vanishing Greyhound

    How can a Greyhound Bus with four bank robbers, $10 million in cash, the contents of all of the safety deposit boxes and 12 hostages being follow by the San Francisco Police vanish off the Golden Gate Bridge? The police are stumped so a specialist in impossible crimes, Captain Heinz Read More
  • Walrus With A Gold Tooth

    In the two decades between the Second World War and the Great Alaska Earthquake, Anchorage grew by a factor of 10. Money was, quite literally, washing down the street. The economic boom was so great that all you needed to make a million dollars was a cash register. At the Read More
  • Cowboys of the Sky

    For more than 80 years, bush pilots have carried supplies, delivered mail, and transported emergency personnel over Alaska's rugged terrain. They've flown with felons handcuffed to the seat, with corpses strapped to the wing, and with drugged polar bears sleeping in the cargo compartment. Ever since aviation came to Alaska Read More
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