R. Doug Wicker is the author of The Globe,  a murder mystery available for the Amazon Kindle or any device capable of using the Kindle Reading Applications (PC, Mac, Android, iPhone, iPod, iPad, and Blackberry).

He is also the author of the psychological murder mystery Decisions, available on both Kindle and the Barnes & Noble Nook.


24 responses to “About

  1. Jowauna Stegall

    My my, Ursela directed me to your website for photo tips. Now, I learn you are a writer. Will be exploring and making a purchase soon.

  2. Hope you enjoy the book, Jowauna. It’s available as an eBook for the Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, or any device on which you can download and run the free Kindle or Nook apps (links to the apps to the right). That means you can also read Decisions on the PC, Mac, iPad, iPod, iPhone, Android, and Blackberry. I’ll be coming out with three more titles over the coming months.

  3. Jerry & Marlene Harner

    Hi Doug & Ursula,
    I just downloaded “Decisions” to my iPad and read some of your blog about the cruise. We enjoyed having dinner with you early on the cruise. I like your writing style and the colors on your web site are beautiful.

    • Thank you very much, Jerry. Please let me know what you think of the book. I’d also really appreciate it if you could leave a review on the Amazon and/or Barnes & Noble Product Page.

      How are you liking the cruise pictures?

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  5. Hey Doug, thanks for paying a visit to my site. I find opportune meetings are always interesting. I must admit it is interesting to have the same name as one of your characters in the book Decisions. I’ll have to grab a copy and see how I show up as an Air Traffic Controller! Just out of interest, do you also write non-fiction books?

    • Yes, Donovan, I do. I have one nonfiction title out, written for Rosen Publishing for school libraries—The Bombing of Pan Am Flight 103. I also wrote an as yet unpublished book on the FAA.

  6. Daniel Coggan

    Dear Mr R. Doug Wicker,

    I am doing research into the Lockerbie bombing for my dissertation and would appreciate it if you and/or others you know that have knowledge of the disaster and subsequent trial could fill out a survey. All answers are kept confidential and cannot be traced back to you. I would value your opinion.

    If you could email me, I can send throught the survey to you,

    Kind Regards


    • I don’t have your email, Daniel. And I’d be glad to help, but that book I wrote on the subject was researched some 11 years ago.

  7. Thanks for visiting my blog Doug, and leaving a comment. Your page looks great! Will be downloading your book, The Globe, to my Kindle. Sounds interesting 🙂

  8. Don Tedrow

    Hi Doug, liked your interview. Retirement is wonderful, still have my C172. Give your pretty wife a hug for me. DT

  9. Tom Ciurlik

    Doug-don’t have e ,mail addres to send note-did you recieve thumb drive for snaps from China
    tanx Tom n met

    • Not only did I receive it, I loaded up onto it the photos for both the Lantern Festival and the nighttime river cruise, and Ursula got it mailed off back to you on the same day — Monday. It took a week to arrive to us, so you’ll probably have it back not later than next Monday.

      • Tom n Meg

        Thanks much-Just back from AMS looking for apartments on flipkey for Sept wine tour-staying in AMS for 5 days (8 of us) B4 going on to Koln
        Hope your cruise goes well and stay safe

  10. henrylib

    enjoyed reading this blog…keep on following for more.

    • It sounds as if you have a German police trade-in that was then imported to the U.S. Through Interarms (VA). I’m with limited internet access right now, but the folks at WaltherForums.com should be able to help you out, especially if you can post pictures of it there. Otherwise I can help you out sometime after the end of the month.

  11. What blog is that? The Bottom Whine? I’m confused. Sorry.


  12. Karen Shear

    Mr. Wicker. I was hoping you could help me understand more about a Walther PP that I purchased around 1985. The markings appear to be German, but there is reference to VA. There is also what appears to be a German police insignia but it has an X through it. This is a mystery to me. I’m thinking of selling it but I have no idea if the value is high or low. I have the original holster. Thank you.

  13. Jim

    Your comparison of the new “Inland Manufacturing” carbine to a late Universal Firearms carbine shows a lack of understanding of replicas of the .30 caliber carbines of WWII. The late Universal was a “carbine” that fired the same cartridge using the same magazine but was not a replica of an M1 Carbine. It was a hybrid whose internal and external parts were based on a different design with most being incompatible with any other M1 carbine or M1 carbine replica.. M1 carbine owners generally disliked the late Universal’s due to the changes in design. The carbines Universal initially made 1962-1967 were replica’s of the WWII carbines. Those with serial numbers above 100,000 were made 1967-1984 with more than 250,000 having been made and sold. Universal made two very different firearms. The one you chose to compare the Inland too was not an M1 Carbine design and unpopular with most M1 carbine fans. The comparison also fails to take into account the changes in technology from 1962-1984 in comparison to 2015-2017. Try comparing the new Inland to an original Inland made in the 40’s and look close. Or compare it too another modern day replica of the .30 caliber carbines of WWII. And look closer after 500 rounds thru a retail purchased Inland.

    • Oh, I think I understand these replicas well enough. Directly from my comparison article:

      “Universal began producing their Universal M1 Carbine using surplus parts, but as supplies dried up they began manufacturing in-house.  Unfortunately, in-house means increased cost.  Universal thus redesigned the basic M1 Carbine to cut manufacturing cost, resulting in a reduction in quality, reliability, and according to some, safety.”

      “After I took it home and began researching M1 Carbines, I found that the 3rd generation Universals bore little in common with the original design, and even far less in quality and reliability.”