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The Butcher of Bear Creek

(Sidewinders #7)

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  110 ratings  ·  6 reviews
There's nothing like family. At least that's what people say. But when Bo and Scratch come home to Bear Creek for a long-overdue visit, Bo's family kindly invites him to turn around and leave. His old friends and neighbours turn tail and run when they see him. Next thing he knows, he's in jail for the brutal murder of two saloon girls in neighbouring Cottonwood. Unfortunat ...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published June 4th 2013 by Pinnacle (first published January 1st 2013)
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Lisa Johnson
Jan 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: johnstone-novels
Title: The Butcher of Bear Creek (Sidewinders #7)
Author: William W. Johnstone with J. A. Johnstone
Pages: 329
Year: 2013
Publisher: Pinnacle Books
My rating is 5 out of 5.
On New Year’s Eve, I was searching for a good western to get lost in. While looking through my Johnstone collection, I choose a Sidewinders book. I couldn’t put this action-packed, suspense-filled, western/mystery thriller down! I got pulled into the story from the first page and was really surpr
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larry brashear
Dec 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Exceptional Book!

I enjoyed this tale immensely as it was interesting and exciting with a great plot. The book is also well written and edited.
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Mar 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: westerns
One of the best western that I have read. The pages flew by. I like his work!
Randy
Jun 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Bo Creel and Scratch Morton come home to Bear Creek after a ten year absence to strange circumstances. People that meet them, known to both, seem terrified of Bo. Even Bo's family seem a little put off by him.

They soon learn that two women, saloon girls, have been killed, sliced up with a big knife and the one witness to one murder has described the killer, then drew his picture, which has been identified as Bo Creel by folks that know him.

He's quickly arrested and seems
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Jun 16, 2013 rated it liked it
2.5 stars. These books are supposed to be written for adults, but they read like an early middle school level. They would actually be great for kids that age because there is no profanity, nothing remotely sexual and if there is violence, it touches on it only enough to give a clear understanding, with metaphors a child would understand. Nothing overly graphic! Plot was well thought out and orchestrated but I felt I should be reading it aloud to a class of 10-11 year olds. For me, it was lacking ...more
Dale Cordell
Jan 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I've been reading Johnstone books, for years! I rally got into the Sidewinders series and kind of wish they were still being printed. This is just another great book to read, if you are in to JA Johnstone, following up in Bill's footsteps.
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William Wallace Johnstone was a prolific American author, mostly of western, horror and survivalist novels.

Born and raised in southern Missouri, Johnstone was the youngest of four children. His father was a minister and his mother a school teacher. He quit school when he was fifteen and worked in a carnival and as a deputy sheriff. He later served in the Army and, upon returning to civ
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