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First Kensington Hardcover Edition.
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New York : Kensington Books, 2019.
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224 pages ; 22 cm
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2018912556
ISBN:
9781496716774 (hardcover)
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2
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209292
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W Spi
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Author Notes
Mickey Spillane was born Frank Morrison Spillane in Brooklyn, New York on March 9, 1918. He briefly attended Fort Hays State College in Kansas, but dropped out, moved back to New York, and began his writing career in the mid-1930s. His first stories were published mostly in comic books and pulp magazines. He created Mike Danger, a private detective, and also wrote for Captain America, Captain Marvel, and The Human Torch. During World War II, he worked as a flying instructor for the U.S. Army Air Force. <p> His first novel, I, the Jury, featured Mike Hammer and was published in 1947. His other novels include Vengeance Is Mine; My Gun Is Quick; The Big Kill; Kiss Me, Deadly; The Long Wait; and The Deep. Between 1952 and 1961 Spillane stopped writing full-length novels after converting to a Jehovah's Witness. In 1962, he brought Hammer back with The Girl Hunters, which was followed by Day of the Guns, The Death Dealers, The Twisted Thing, and Body Lovers. He also wrote two children's books, The Day the Sea Rolled Back, which won a prize from the Junior Literary Guild, and The Ship That Never Was. In 1995, he received the Grand Master award from the Mystery Writers of America. In the mid-1990s, he returned to comic books, by co-creating a futuristic Mike Danger. He died following a long illness on July 17, 2006 at the age of 88. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)
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Characters
Caleb York (Male), Sheriff, Gunslinger, Tough, Mysterious, Searches for missing stagecoach; determined to rescue his lady friends and the banker
Willa Cullen (Female), Daughter of ranch owner, George Cullen; Passenger on the stagecoach
Rita Filley (Female), Passenger on the stagecoach
Raymond L. Parker (Male), Banker, Wealthy, Passenger on the stagecoach
Genre
Fiction
Action
Historical
Western
Topics
Sheriffs
Prisoners
Secrets
Mysterious disappearances
Stagecoach travel
Manhunts
Outlaws
Setting
New Mexico - Southwest (U.S.) / West (U.S.)
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Summary
On a lively night at the Victory saloon in Trinidad, New Mexico, Sheriff Caleb York interrupts his poker game to settle a minor dust-up that raises the stakes into major trouble. The wounded miscreant he ushers to the hoosegow spills the secret behind the mysterious disappearance of a certain stage coach. Bound for Denver, the stage carried three important passengers-beautiful ranch owner Willa Cullen, lovely temptress Rita Filley, and wealthy banker Raymond L. Parker. The two women are rivals for the lawman's love, while Parker is a key investor in Trinidad's future. But all are gone, with only the corpses of fellow passengers as bullet-ridden clues. York follows a trail of blood to a ghost town known as Hell Junction. To rescue his lady friends and the banker, he must infiltrate an outlaw den . . . and pray no one among the thieves, killers, and kidnappers will recognize him. With only his desert rat deputy to back him up, York must free the captives, round up the badmen-and, whenever necessary, send them straight to Hell.
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