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Death Head Crossing
by James Reasoner (Goodreads Author)
Death Head Crossing is just the name of a little town in Texas - until the population starts shrinking one body at a time. But the deaths are as mysterious as the face of the murderer, and only gunslinger Hell Jackson has what it takes to ride through the reign of terror and put an end to the killings.
Paperback, 304 pages
Published August 1st 2007 by Pinnacle
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Oh, it's a western. Not a L'Amouur western, where everything happens "swiftly" and everyone drinks gallons of coffee, but it's formulaic. Five women: one owns the boardinghouse and is dumpy and crabby and racist. The other four are beautiful. One is a fiery Mexicana beauty. No one has sex, but they think about it, often. The main character is a gunslinger who is noble. There is a mystery, and of course he solves the mystery, and rescues the--wait! here's a twist: he rescues the ingenue who is a ...more
Nifty Western teams New York City reporter Everett Sidney Howard with gunslinger Hell Jackson to solve a murder mystery. The twisty plot involves religious fanatics, beautiful ladies, and floating lights. Hardboiled with humorous asides add to its considerable appeal. I look for other Western titles by the author. James Reasoner one of my favorites.