The McGlincy Killings: An Interview with Author Tobin Gilman
On the morning of May 27, 1896, the peaceful township of Campbell awoke to shocking news. Six people were brutally murdered at the home of Colonel Richard P. McGlincy, one of the town's most respected citizens. The suspect, James Dunham—the colonel's son-in-law—fled the scene and disappeared into the hills of Mount Hamilton overlooking Santa Clara County. This heinous crime triggered a massive, nationwide manhunt while investigators pieced together the details. Author Tobin Gilman examines the mind and motives of the killer, the sensational media coverage and the colorful personalities associated with the protracted and unresolved pursuit of justice.
As a teenager, Tobin Gilman spent weekends working at a building located at the corner of McGlincy Avenue and Union in Campbell, California. At the time, he was unaware of the grisly crime that occurred in the vicinity more than a century earlier. Tobin has spent over thirty years as a marketing professional in the information technology industry, and his hobbies include antique bottle collecting, motorcycling and shooting sporting clays. He is the author of 19th Century San Jose in a Bottle.