REVIEW: SHOT ALL TO HELL by Mark Lee Gardner

Few names in American have the instant recognition, and connotation, as Jesse James.  Star of the dime novel, his legend became more noted than perhaps his true self.  But as you will discover in this historical visit to the end of the James-Younger reign, much of his status earned.  The details may have been been…

REVIEW: LADY AT THE O.K. CORRAL by Ann Kirschner

I must admit – I never knew that Wyatt Earp was married.  He was, by most accounts, a dashing and magnetic man.  But for every larger-than-life aspect of his legend, there was Josephine (Marcus) Earp. Daughter of a Jewish family, she struggled to find her own identity in Victorian Era America.  When one could not…

BOOK PHOTOS: Medical Muses and Sisters Brothers

So, I thought I might try something a little different.  I’m going to start photographing the books I review with props or in settings that are relevant.  I think it might be a little fun, plus challenge my creativity.  I’m going to try to catch-up just a bit with some past reviews and book covers.…

REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: THE SISTERS BROTHERS by Patrick DeWitt

Long live the Western.  Author Patrick DeWitt brings fresh verve to a classic genre in his new novel.  It is told from the first-person perspective of Eli Sisters, one half of a hired gun team.  They’ve set out to find and kill Hermann Kermit Warm (ironically, the name of a famed art director in early…

REVIEW: APPALOOSA (2008)

Based on Robert Parker novel, this Western manages to use the tropes of its genre mostly to its advantage.  Ed Harris (who also directed) stars as the no-nonsense gun-for-hire Virgil Cole, brought to town to quell the unruly Bragg clan.  His right-hand man, Everett Hitch (Viggo Mortensen) slings an 8 gauge better than anyone and…

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