Re: RARA-AVIS: Review of THE WHEELMAN and true stories

From: Joy Matkowski (
Date: 01 Nov 2005

And his name was Buchon Buchanan? Am I the only one here with a silly side who wonders if he's originally from Maggody, Arkansas?


Duane Swierczynski responded to:
>> By the way, Duane, was that tidbit in the bio true, about a receipt for
>> your non-fiction book on bank jobs being found in a getaway car? How
>> did you find out? And was your book good enough that the crook got
>> away?

> Absolutely. Here's a clip about his sentencing last year:
> I found out a few weeks after the fact, when a friend e-mailed me the
> Associated Press clip with the subject line, "Did you see this!?" I
> thought it was a joke until I dig some Lexis-Nexis searching, and found
> out that it was true.
> As for the book being a good instruction manual, let's put it this way:
> Buchanan had robbed something like 30 banks before he was caught. The
> day before he was caught, he bought my book, thereby ending his streak.
> At the very least, I think THIS HERE'S A STICK-UP served as a jinx...

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