WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE PECORDS?
This book is a TRUE mystery story (It is not a CRIME STORY, It may turn out to be one but not at this time) of a missing family, the Pecords, who vanished from their home. They were the last remote stop on the author’s paper route, 50 ft. from the Connecticut River, one Friday evening, early Fall 1959. Parts of the theme and era’s similarities were evident in Stand by Me which was set a year later in 1960 based on the fiction novella “The Body” by Stephen King.
Instead of calling the police, he called two buddies to conduct their own investigation and nearly got killed. The book is also a memoir in a sense that the author allows the reader to peer into the ‘50s era as he remembers it, through the use of nervous flashbacks he incurred and recorded afterwards, during a run for his life, Because of a sworn oath between he and his two buddies, he was unable to tell their story until now.
As a coincidence, a relatively new college [Goodwin College] purchased the missing family’s home, and invited the author to tour the home with them after 50+ years, for one last time. (They acknowledged that they planned to tear it down and build the President’s cottage on the site.) They shared with him how the street he grew up got its name, “Colt Street”, and they described how the Pecords home was originally part of a ferry landing set up by Samuel Colt (Colt 45). Mr. Colt also lived in their ferry landing house, while another of his mansions was being constructed on a hill toward left side of the street, facing the Connecticut River. If you log onto Goodwin College. Com , you can maneuver yje telescope on the peak of their building to view the area. webcam.goodwin.edu/view/index.shtm/
Please note: the search for the Pecords is still going primarily by the readers. Bits and pieces continue to flow in and will be published in my soon to be released Blog Jump In and Start Swimming, November 2016. You can also go to my book website KeyPublishingCompany.com click on the Contact Tab and forward any information you might have or submit any questions. Recent findings will be updated soon.
|Publisher:||Key Publishing Company|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.22(d)|
About the Author
James P. Naughton: Author/Consultant/Coach, Founder of KEY Publishing Company. He has had the unique experience of having many different jobs/careers. Including the largest Federal Credit Union, Electric Power Lineman, and Carpentry. After a stint in the Marines, he graduated from Central Connecticut State University with a degree in English/Psychology. His first job after graduating came with a yearlong insurance school, after, he was a Group Insurance Account Executive, an Independent. He has had the Agent and a Classroom Trainer in the insurance industry.
In 1980, he joined a large Wall Street Firm as a Wholesaler of Insurance and Annuity products, followed by two more Financial Services Firms as a Regional Vice President responsible for production of Mutual Funds and Separate Accounts. Over the years he received a multitude of awards for his success. In addition, he hired and trained many associates who went on to become successful in their own right.
As a result of all his business and personal experience, Mr. Naughton is planning to share it with you his readers.
He also will be launching a Blog, "Jump In and Start Swimming" the title of his first book in just a few weeks- November, 2016. He was granted an international Trademark on this title.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Whatever Happened to the Pecords? is a quick read that successfully achieves the goal of setting the stage for a mystery to unfold. It takes us back to a more innocent time when communities were safer and tight-knit, and allowed its youth to explore the world around them more freely. Sometimes the exploration led to moments of bravery. Other times it was met with parental disappointment. Either way, James Naughton's writing style is such that it made me wish I grew up in the same time and place that he portrays. I could easily see this constructed into a cinematic tale for the Boomer generation.