Mini Reviews, Vol. 14

The Black Dove by Steve Hockensmith Holmes On the Range Mystery #3 – I know, look at me reading all the series! Big Red and Old Red Amlingmeyer end up "deducifying" in Gold Rush San Francisco, looking to solve the mystery of Dr. Chan's death. Hockensmith does a good job of keeping these mysteries fresh; … Continue reading Mini Reviews, Vol. 14

Review ~ The Doctor and the Kid

The Doctor and the Kid by Mike Resnick Welcome to a West like you've never seen before! With the O. K. Corral and the battle with the thing that used to be Johnny Ringo behind him, the consumptive Doc Holliday makes his way to Deadwood, Colorado. But when a gambling loss drains his bankroll, Doc … Continue reading Review ~ The Doctor and the Kid

Review ~ Hombre

Hombre by Elmore Leonard Set in Arizona mining country, Hombre is the tale of a white man raised by Indians, who must come to the aid of people who hate him when their stagecoach is attacked by outlaws. As thrilling as [Leon's] contemporary novels of crime, double-cross, and murder in Detroit and Miami, Hombre is … Continue reading Review ~ Hombre

Deal Me In, Week 14 ~ “The Luck of Roaring Camp”

Hosted by Jay @ Bibliophilopolis What's Deal Me In? "The Luck of Roaring Camp" by Bret Harte Card picked: 8♠ Found at: The Story For a story set in a mining camp in 1850 California, this is an awfully sweet tale. There was commotion in Roaring Camp. The commotion is the birth of a … Continue reading Deal Me In, Week 14 ~ “The Luck of Roaring Camp”

Review ~ On the Wrong Track

On the Wrong Track by Steve Hockensmith It might be 1893 and the modern world may in full-swing, but cowboy Gustav "Old Red" Amlingmeyer is an old-fashioned kind of guy: he prefers a long trail ride even when a train could get him where he's going in one-tenth the time. His brother Otto ("Big Red"), … Continue reading Review ~ On the Wrong Track

Review ~ The Sisters Brothers

The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt When a frontier baron known as the Commodore orders Charlie and Eli Sisters, his hired gunslingers, to track down and kill a prospector named Herman Kermit Warm, the brothers journey from Oregon to San Francisco, and eventually to Warm's claim in the Sierra foothills, running into a witch, a … Continue reading Review ~ The Sisters Brothers

Review ~ Territory

Territory by Emma Bull Just as legends and fragments of history from ancient Britain became the Arthurian tales we know—the story of Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, the Clantons and others, told and retold in innumerable stories and dramatizations, has became a great American myth. In Emma Bull's Territory, some of the mystery of that brooding, … Continue reading Review ~ Territory