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Death's Pale Horse (Paddy Moretti series #1)

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A well-told tale in which 1890s bad-boy reporter Paddy Moretti tries to clear Isaac Murphy, the first black jockey ever to ride at Saratoga, of murder.
Mass Market Paperback, 0 pages
Published February 12th 1987 by Fawcett (first published February 1980)
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Aug 07, 2011 rated it did not like it
I don't have a lot to say about this one. I expected Death's Pale Horse by James Sherburne to have all the elements I look for in a good historical mystery. Setting: late 1800s (one of my favorite time periods) among the Saratoga horse racing scene. Interesting and somewhat unsual protagonist: sportswriter Paddy Moretti. Story revolves around Moretti trying to clear the first black jockey to ever ride at Saratoga of the murder charge--sounded like an exciting hook for the reader. But I just coul ...more
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James Robert Sherburne (1925 - 2011).
"Author James R. Sherburne, formerly of Woodford County, died Saturday, May 7, 2011, in Lawrenceburg.

Born in 1925 in East Lansing, Mich., he was the son of Col. and Mrs. Thomas L. Sherburne. Following his father’s retirement from the military, he finished high school in Lexington in 1942. He was accepted into the Naval V-12 program and served in the Pacific T
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