Monthly Archives: March 2018

Book Review: Diamondback: Shroud of Vengeance

Pick a Saturday afternoon, any Saturday afternoon, and grab your favorite beverage and perhaps a good cigar. Settle in for a couple of hours and enjoy Pike Bishop’s Diamondback: Shroud of Vengeance. This is an adult Western, the 1970s and 1980s version of a pulp Western, and it’s just old-fashioned fun. It’s the type of

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Book Review: The Day the Cowboys Quit

“The Day the Cowboys Quit” is a 1971 Elmer Kelton book, based in the early 1880s on the Texas Panhandle. Things are changing rapidly, and few, if any, are equipped to handle the change. The old-school cowboys want to keep their way of life, working hard for $25 a month, riding for the brand and,

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Book Review: The Californios

“The Californios” is a Louis L’Amour book, which means I’m predisposed to like it, which I did. It has been almost 10 years since the last time I read it, so the benefit of my bad memory paid off, and I got to enjoy it almost as if it were the first time. It’s a

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Book Review: Strong Convictions

“Strong Convictions” is the first in a three-book series by Gary (G.P.) Hutchinson. The protagonist, Emmett Strong, has two tragedies strike him five years apart. The two combined control and direct his life. Joined by two friends, including the brother-in-law of his deceased wife, Strong heads to Nevada to track down his brother’s killer. They

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