Doc Harker illustration by Francis Saint Martin. I wanted to use it for my novelette, “Silence of Death”, featuring Doc Harker with the reprint of the three stories from ALTUS PRESS, but we couldn’t get approval from copyright holder to use the new story. I had to change the names of the characters and publish it myself. “The Silence of Death” by Tom Johnson. Originally written as a Doc Harker novelette, but characters changed when I wasn’t able to use them. Colonel Jeremiah Custer's Wild West Show comes across murder in a small Texas town. A mystifying murder mystery ensnares the famous criminologist and sharpshooter, Colonel Jeremiah Custer when his team encounters a young boy accused of mayhem. The lad cannot deny the charges for he can neither hear nor speak. The scientific brain of the greatest man hunter is put to task as he attempts to unravel this new crime! The ex intelligence officer puts his scientific brain to work to prove that the deaf mute boy is not the killer. Follow Colonel Custer and his aides as they unravel this deep mystery, and bring to justice an evil murderer. $1.99 from Amazon Kindle at http://www.amazon.com/Silence-Death-Tom-Johnson-ebook/dp/B00A9YQE70/ref=la_B008MM81CM_1_44?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1429533217&sr=1-44 Also available in short story paperback collection, NEW CLASSIC PULP FICTION STORIES from Tom at $15.00, post paid (US).