Legend of the Piasa Bird

Legend of the Piasa Bird

by J. R. Roberts

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The Piasa bird is a bizarre buzzard with antlers like a deer, a beard like a lion, a body covered with scales--and damned if Clint Adams didn't catch a glimpse of it along the Mississippi. His curiosity about the mysterious legend leads him to Alton, Missouri, where a lovely but bashful librarian is willing to answer his questions, and the Law is eager to ask them--not about some fool bird, but about a killing.

The Piasa bird may be a myth, but there's nothing fictitious about a woman's murder. Now the Gunsmith must separate fact from fancy--because he himself is the main suspect...

Product Details

BN ID: 2940159012500
Publisher: Speaking Volumes
Publication date: 04/17/2018
Series: The Gunsmith , #206
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 688,120
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

J.R. Roberts (Robert J. Randisi) is an American author who writes in the Detective and Western genres. He has authored more than 500 published books and has edited more than 30 anthologies of short stories. Booklist magazine said he "may be the last of the pulp writers."

He co-founded and edited Mystery Scene magazine and co-founded the American Crime Writers League. He founded The Private Eye Writers of America in 1981, where he created the Shamus Award.

2013: Mr. Randisi received the President's Award (which recognizes a major career contribution to excellence in Western literature) from the ReadWest Foundation.

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