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A western mystery storyJuly 6 2013
- Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This is a fun, quick read. Although its a western novel, I agree with some of Gorman's critics who claim its really a Sam McCain mystery novel, set in the old west. It has the same young almost naive hero and is written in the first person. There's a murder and a few plot twists that add up to a classic murder mystery. There are actually few references to "western" things and occasionally the reader has to remind herself that the book is set in the old west.
But on the other hand,I enjoy Gorman's Sam McCain novels and he really is a terrific storyteller whether he's writing mysteries or westerns and this is an enjoyable read no matter which way you look at it.