In August 1876, Jack Jones, a reporter for a Chicago newspaper, is assigned to write about the doings of Deadwood, Dakota Territoryan illegal gold camp that knows no law. The lure of gold in the Lakota’s Black Hills draws prospectors and many colorful characters, such as Al Swearengen, Calamity Jane, Colorado Charlie Utter, Seth Bullock, Madame Mustache, and Sol Star, and it also lures crime. After the shocking murder of an acquaintance, Jack Jones begins investigating an entire string of murders that begins with Wild Bill Hickok and leads Jack down a treacherous trail that has him wondering if he won’t be next.
|Publisher:||Amphorae Publishing Group, LLC|
|Product dimensions:||9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
A member of Western Writers of America (WWA), Bill Markley is a staff writer for WWA’s Roundup Magazine. He has written three nonfiction books, and also writes for True West, Wild West, and South Dakota magazines. He earned a master’s degree in Environmental Engineering, has worked in Antarctica, and currently works for the South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Raised on a farm near Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, Bill has always loved history. He reenacts Civil War infantry and frontier cavalry and has participated in movies, including "Dances With Wolves," "Far and Away," and "Gettysburg." Bill and his wife Liz live and work in Pierre, South Dakota, where they have raised two children, now grown. Deadwood Dead Men is Markley’s first novel.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Too verbose History interrsting but repeating Deadwood Gulch too much Reader smart enough to follow storyline Same applies to chacters names Hope this helps, Billy Get after your Editor They should have picked this up Keep going it will get better Proud to say I know you
Bill Markley's Deadwood Deadmen is the perfect combination of authentic western and mystery. As a fellow member of the Western Writer's of Amerca I know a great book when I read one. Pick this one up and have a great read.