Phil Stanford opens The Peyton-Allan Files | | Portland News, Local News, Breaking News, Weather | Live @ 7

Posted: November 11, 2010 in Books
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I guess Phil needs to make a living like everyone else, but why write a book on the Peyton/Allan murders? A case that’s fifty years old, the alleged wrongfully convicted have since been released, and the guy Phil thinks did it is locked up for most likely the rest of his life in another state. This coming from a man who bills himself on his website as being best known for his work on the Francke case. Why not write about the Francke murder and the wrongful conviction of Frank Gable? I would think there would be much more interest in that case, and it could help to free an innocent man who has been locked up for over twenty years.

I for one, have no interest whatsoever in the Peyton/Allan murders, and according to Phil, neither does local law enforcement as far as taking another look at the case. So what’s accomplished other than making a few bucks? There was a time when I felt Phil was about much more than that.

I will however be interested in reading Phil’s next book, “Rose City Vice.” Having an Uncle who was a Captain on the Portland Police force during the 70’s should help to make it interesting. Click the link to check out video of Phil promoting his book.

Phil Stanford opens The Peyton-Allan Files | | Portland News, Local News, Breaking News, Weather | Live @ 7

  1. Jeanette says:

    You have to live in a time when you went to Woodrow Wilson High and your folks lived in the west hills of Portland when there was no crime to speak of then and innocent was still a part of Portland living. My mother still looked like Mrs. Cleaver and she wouldn’t let me go to the school dance after reading the front page that morning.

    How things have changed.

    By the way, do you think the final chapter of future books will lead the reader to believe Tim Natividad as being the real murderer of Michael Francke? I don’t care if RS calls Greg Johnson Kellcy a liar. I believe this time he is telling the truth.

    • I guess that’s the point I’m trying to make. You have to be over 60 to even have an interest in the Peyton/Allan murders, not to mention being a pacific northwest native. Limits the number of prospective buyers. I suppose the same would hold true on the Francke murder, however I think the Francke case would appeal to a broader age group and the fact an innocent man is still in prison might generate more interest as well. There doesn’t appear to be any plans for a book on the Francke case by Phil, and that’s discouraging because time is of the essence. Steve Jackson says he can’t find a publisher. Phil’s got that covered by creating his own publishing company. So what gives? Has he just given up? Is he afraid to stir the pot? Has Frank’s lawyer got him stifled? Phil once told me that would never happen. Maybe Pam’s the one working on the book, huh? Judging from the type of site stats I get someone is doing a lot of research.

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