Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (44)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. So here's a thing I find I'm looking forward to: Ragtime Cowboys, by Loren D. Estleman (6 May 2014.)

Los Angeles, 1921: Ex-Pinkerton Charlie Siringo is living in quiet retirement when Wyatt Earp knocks on his door and asks him to track down his missing horse. What begins as horse thievery turns into a deeper mystery as Siringo and another ex-Pinkerton, the young Dashiell Hammett, follow clues that take them from the streets of Los Angeles to Jack London's farm, until they discover a conspiracy masterminded by the notorious and powerful Joseph P. Kennedy. From beginning to end, these ragtime cowboys chase the truth in this compelling tale of the Old West and early Hollywood.

I'm not usually a big reader of Westerns, though I got through most of Louis L'Amour one summer in college; but I love stories like this, which show the icons of the Wild West living on well into the 20th century. This one seems to have a lot more going on than a missing horse, and sounds like a lot of fun.

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