Mind Wanderings

Welcome to my blog. I will be frequently posting writings about things that catch my eye, thoughts that arise in my mind, observations, and rantings.

I hope you find some enjoyable, humorous, and infuriating. Feel free to let me know your reaction.

Writing without readers is pointless.

Joe B.

P.S. After you have an opportunity to read my posts I would love it if you would check these links to my novels.



2 thoughts on “Mind Wanderings

  1. Hello Joe, Just got the info on your Tillinghast book in my FB feed. Never heard of you but knew the Tillinghast name from a “snitch” interview I did with a Providence guy back in 1986 when I was a Drug Task Force Agent working the Old Orchard Beach, Maine area. This “snitch” helped to make me a star drug agent up here. I ran him as long as I could before the US Attorney made us cut him loose. The guy got arrested in RI and called me from ACI wanting out and willing to work. I could do nothing with him but turned him over to an ATF agent down there around 1998-1999. Got the call a few weeks later that he had gotten out and was found in the trunk of a car “wrapped in plastic, subdued with a blunt object possibly an axe, shot 9 times with wounds to his knees, elbows, etc. The guys name was Gene A. Michaud dob 10/11/49. Curious if you have ever run across the story.

    • HI Dave. I worked with Monty Monteiro and Matt Horace from ATF on a number of cases. That name isn’t familiar, but Jerry has any number of unsolved homicides to his name. A bit of background. The book was started by a news reporter who passed away. After the Crimetown Podcast on Providence that made Jerry “famous” again (if you haven’t listened to it you should, they’re in Season 2 but Season 1 is about Providence) Jerry’s lawyer, Paul DiMaio reached out to me after he read one of my novels. It’s been an interesting project. I think they’ll be more to come. While he doesn’t give up all the secrets he does offer a version of the story that will raise some eyebrows. I will see if I can find out any more.

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