From the Publisher
Blood for Blood contains short stories based on true incidents which occurred on the western frontier in the late 1780s and early 1800s. They are tales of bitter revenge. In this book, Turpin tells about 1) “Thirteen Who Will Die” - When fifteen year old Mary Cunningham was raped and brutally murdered by a vicious band of Mexican bandits, the family swore at her graveside to find and kill every last one of them. Thirteen of them would die for their despicable deed and their deaths would not be easy ones. 2) “Indian Hater” - The soft-spoken, timid-appearing John B. Townsend was a Cherokee half-breed with an undying hatred for all Indians, especially Apache and Comanche. Frontiersmen, used to seeing death in its gory, gruesome forms, were sickened by Townsend’s vengeful ways. In the dark of the night he prowled the hills and valleys, stalking his victims. The half-breed never discussed his actions with anyone, not even his family. It was claimed Townsend single-handedly killed twenty-seven Arizona Indians before his death.