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Richard Prosch writes western crime fiction that captures the history and lonely frontier stories of his youth, where characters aren’t always what they seem and the wind burned landscapes are filled with swift, deadly danger. Richard’s work appeared in The Protectors, an anthology to benefit children, and most recently his short story "Hester's Vanity" was featured in the hardcover anthology Rough Country from High Hill Press. His newest collection, One Against a Gun Horde is now available for Kindle at Amazon.com. His work has also appeared at Optimist International and online at Boys' Life, as well as many non-fiction print publications.
on May 28, 2014 :
t's 1910, Halley's Comet is in the sky, and the world is all agog with purple prose about poison gas and doom for the Earth. Twelve year old Jo Harper, daughter of the newspaper publisher in the small Wyoming town of Willowby, is one of the true believers. At least she's excited by it all.
When she meets the new town constable, Abigail Drake, an older woman complete with sunburned face and one eye, leading a calf on a leash. Abigail had once been a part of Buffalo Bill's wild west show-and even knew Annie Oakley. She's there on a mission involving the calf and Jo takes to her immediately, getting involved with the goings on.
Author Richard Prosch gives us a western that avoids all the stereotypes of the genre and delves into the inner workings of a young giel and her new friend,
Enjoyed this one quite a bit.
(reviewed the day of purchase)