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New General Fiction from our Nextreads Newsletter for March

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The Adventures of Johnny Vermillion / by Loren D. Estleman

A thoroughly enjoyable yarn about a corrupt acting troupe that tours the frontier west and robs banks simultaneously with their stage performances.  Johnny Vermillion is the mastermind of this interesting group of rogues who has figured out the perfect alibi for the robberies by having the actors assume many different roles on stage to confuse witnesses.  Everything is going well until the Pinkertons get on their trail, and the troupe crosses paths with a dangerous outlaw gang.  This novel is…Continue

Started by Kim Allen Scott in Westerns 9 hours ago.

The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult

Review by Cynthia Haskell, a member to the Tuesday Evening Book Club.Published in 2013, The Storyteller is the 23rd novel by Jodi Picoult. The premise for most of Jodi’s books is a controversial issue, which often confronts her characters with moral or ethical dilemmas that can impact on their personal lives and emotions. For this reason she often uses the literary device of multiple narrators,…Continue

Started by Tuesday evening book club in Fiction A-Z (General) Apr 7.

The Stranglers / by Loren D. Estleman

It is hard to write a good western with believable dialogue and situations, but Loren D. Estleman is one of the best living writers of the genre.  In this story his character, Deputy U. S. Marshal Page Murdock, is sent out to hunt down an outlaw but also gets involved with a gang of central Montana scofflaws that have been lynching every lawman unfortunate enough to stumble into their territory.  Murdock completes his mission and even manages to right some pretty serious wrongs at his home base…Continue

Started by Kim Allen Scott in Westerns Apr 2.

East of Tucson / by Walter Lawrence Andrea

You can’t judge a book by its cover, they say, and apparently you can’t gauge its potential interest by its title, either.  I found this novel in the western fiction section of my local public library, and once I looked at the dust cover notes I was led to believe it centered on a section of southern Arizona where my own brother lives, and where I have spent many happy days.  (A certain Mosman librarian is also familiary with this area, I might add....) The thought of a western tale set in the…Continue

Started by Kim Allen Scott in Westerns Mar 28.

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