The Cross-Cut by Courtney Ryley Cooper

The Cross-Cut by Courtney Ryley Cooper

by Courtney Ryley Cooper

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The Cross-Cut by Courtney Ryley Cooper by Courtney Ryley Cooper

A Colorado mining story dealing with the attempt of "Squint" Rodain and his son to wrest the Blue Poppy Silver Mine from Robert Fairchild. A Western novel of high order -- with a superb plot, a realistic background and excellent characterization, this novel will engross the reader to the very end.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149430482
Publisher: Civitas Media LLC
Publication date: 04/10/2014
Series: Civitas Library Classics , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 179 KB

About the Author

Courtney Ryley Cooper (1886-1940) was an American writer, journalist, circus performer, publicist, and noted crime novelist. Born in Kansas City, he joined the circus at age 16 where he worked first as a clown, eventually working his way up to general manager. After a brief stint as a journalist and as a marine, Cooper turned to writing screenplays, westerns, and crime novels in the 1920s and 1930s. He achieved moderate success with his crime novels, even earning the admiration of F.B.I. director J. Edgar Hoover, who called him "the best informed man on crime in the U.S." Cooper committed suicide by hanging in a New York hotel room in 1940; persistent rumors suggested his death was actually murder, but no suspects were ever found. Cooper was reportedly investigating German activity in Mexico just prior to his death.

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