Originally from Iowa, Barney Terrell is a museum educator and researcher. He worked at the Campbell Historical Museum in Campbell, California, where he became familiar with the crimes of James C. Dunham. He is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research and holds an MA in Military History. He currently lives in Pittsburgh with his wife and cats.
Jim Dunham murdered his entire family (with the exception of his three-week-old son) one California spring evening in 1896, along with some of the farm helpers who worked his in-law's farm. Dunham was never caught, and sightings of him from Texas to Florida were reported for years afterward. Cold Wrath looks at the case with modern eyes, in an attempt to do the impossible: discover what went on in the mind of a man 115 years ago that would make him murder those closest to him.