The Wham Curse

( 4 )

Overview

A Tale of Two Crimes

In the 21st Century: In the rugged ranch country of eastern Arizona, Graham County Deputy Branden Allred and San Carlos Tribal Police Officer Allen Victor are investigating the death of a young Apache. At first it appears to be a freak accident, a conclusion the Sheriff likes, but the officers begin to suspect murder. Motive is the major missing element, and nothing makes sense until a one-hundred-year old unsolved crime ...

See more details below
Paperback
$18.95
BN.com price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (10) from $14.98   
  • New (6) from $15.20   
  • Used (4) from $14.98   
The Wham Curse

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$5.99
BN.com price

Overview

A Tale of Two Crimes

In the 21st Century: In the rugged ranch country of eastern Arizona, Graham County Deputy Branden Allred and San Carlos Tribal Police Officer Allen Victor are investigating the death of a young Apache. At first it appears to be a freak accident, a conclusion the Sheriff likes, but the officers begin to suspect murder. Motive is the major missing element, and nothing makes sense until a one-hundred-year old unsolved crime comes to light.

In the 19th Century: Near the end of the 1800's in the same vacinity as the present-day murder, US Army Major Joseph W. Wham, Paymaster, and his twelve-soldier escort were ambushed and the payroll in gold and silver coins was taken. Though several men went to trial for the payroll robbery, they were found not guilty. The loot was never recovered and never surfaced. Though the treasure was sought for decades it eventually faded from public memory.

In working the present-day case, the policemen must deal with politics, cultural differences, and limited resources. Two local ranchers, an evironmental activist, and an unknown horseman become the primary murder suspects. In a backdrop of historic places, diverse geology, wide vistas, breathtaking scenary, Native American culture, and rural society, the mystery carries the flavor of both the old and new West.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781432787356
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/8/2012
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Virgil Alexander was born and grew up in a rural area near Miami and Globe, Arizona, where many members of his family worked in law enforcement. He attended Miami schools. He had family who worked on a large ranch in Sulfur Springs Valley, and Pima. He lived in Central while attending Eastern Arizona College and his children are alumni of EAC. His wife’s family has deep roots in the Gila Valley; her great-grandfather donated the land on which EAC was built and served as it's President. He is retired from an Arizona mining company and worked in mines in Miami, Safford, and Morenci. He enjoys spending time with his family, visiting ghost towns and historic places, travel, history research, the outdoors and writing. He now lives in Tempe, Arizona with his wife of 45 years; their four children and fourteen grandchildren all reside in Arizona.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 4 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(3)

4 Star

(1)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 4 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2012

    Virgil Alexander is Arizona's answer to Montana's Craig Johnson.

    Anyone who has roots to Arizona will thoroughly enjoy Virgil Alexander's book, The Wham Curse...a modern day western mystery set in Eastern Arizona. Merv and I loved reading it on our new Nook!!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted August 7, 2012

    This was a GREAT story! I couldn't put the book down from the t

    This was a GREAT story! I couldn't put the book down from the time I began to read it! Having lived in Arizona it evoked visual memories of having lived in Arizona's beautiful dessert! I highly recommend this book! It has everything a book should have - suspense, intrigue, a story steeped in factual based fiction! Buy it and read it; you won't regret it!! I agree with another reviewer, I am ready for another story by Virgil Alexander!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2012

    I could not put this book down! I enjoyed the plot and the char

    I could not put this book down! I enjoyed the plot and the characters. This intriguing novel links the past with the present and will capture the interest of readers of all genres. I have read it twice and am on my third time through. If you buy this book, you will not be disappointed.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted March 31, 2012

    An solid plot cleverly tied between the historic and comtempary

    An solid plot cleverly tied between the historic and comtempary American Southwest. The characters are real, the dialog rings true. The intermingling of Apache Indian culture and lore is interesting and thoughful. The setting is well described, not only does your mind see the country, but you are caught up in the authors obvious love for the Southwest. Reminds me of Tony Hillerman in more ways than one. I am ready for another story by Mr. Alexander.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 4 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)