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The “Dream Hunch” that Spawned a Killing Spree

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In his infamous nonfiction novel In Cold Blood, Truman Capote briefly mentions the colder and bloodier story of George “Ronnie” York and James Latham, whose cross-country murder spree began in York’s hometown of Jacksonville, Florida. National newspapers published the “murder map,” which stretched from Jax to Utah, while Jax papers published the “Route of Death” across the Westside for Patricia Anne Hewett and Althea Ottavio, two Valdosta women who’d decided to play a “dream hunch” at the dog tracks.

New Story: Phil May Re Ron Chamblin

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Several stories above the Ortega River, Phil May recalls his book collection of 100,000 volumes.

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He remembers when Ron Chamblin bought Cy Crawford’s bookshop, when Crawford Bookmine became Chamblin Bookmine.