Okay - I hope this doesn't sound like blasphemy. Let me start by saying that I have been the biggest PHC fan since I was a teenager. I have read every single one of his works several times, and my favorite volumes have been read dozens of times through the years. I have told so many people about his writing, and etc. etc. So all that to say, what I am about to tell you just blows my mind, and I hope that you guys can help me out here. I was in a very high dollar gun store the other day, the kind that sells heirloom quality double shotguns that cost more than my car and then some. It's in a very ritzy part of town, and they do a lot of business. About the only thing I can afford in there is a box of shotshells, but I love going there to browse, and to dream about owning one of those guns one day. Well, another thing they specialize in is rare books about hunting. They've got original editions of Ruark, Hemingway, etc., etc. So being a lover of African lore in general, I commented to the store owner about his lack of Capstick in his library. To which he basically snorted "Why would I carry anything by THAT phony?" You can imagine my shock at that response - I just stood there, dumbfounded. Basically, he went on to tell me that everyone knew that Peter Capstick was NEVER a pro big game hunter in Africa, that he was only a bartender who created his stories by listening to the exploits of the real hunters that bellied up to his bar(!) When I asked him about the videos of Capstick on safari, he said that yes, he did go on a few hunts, but that he was a cowardly type who would never follow a wounded animal into the thick stuff, and insisted that his professional do the dirty follow up work. I was also told that all the "real" professional hunters simply tolerated Capstick's success, that they knew he was a charlatan, and just held their tongues. Now, I mean, come ON! I was flabbergasted at what this guy was saying, but he said it with such certainty, and in his defense, his clients definitely have the financial means to actually go on safari in Africa, and they would therefore work with the high dollar professionals hunting there today. I guess what I'm wondering is if I'm the only one who's ever heard this type of thing about Capstick. I mean, this guy has been a hero of mine ever since I first read "Death In The Long Grass," and this is really bothering me. Anyone have any insight? I appreciate it!