In prohibition-era Southern California, real life detectives Charles D. Siringo and Dashiell Hammett must solve a mystery involving a ruthless politician-Joseph P. Kennedy. With sharp dialogue and rich historical background, Ragtime Cowboys is an exciting, suspenseful tale in which the Old West and Hollywood collide. Los Angeles, 1921: Ex-Pinkerton Charlie Siringo is living in quiet retirement when Wyatt Earp knocks on his door and asks him to track down his missing horse. What begins as horse thievery turns into a deeper mystery as Siringo and another ex-Pinkerton, the young Dashiell Hammett, follow clues that take them from the streets of Los Angeles to Jack London's farm, until they discover a conspiracy masterminded by the notorious and powerful Joseph P. Kennedy. From the first page to the closing chapter, these ragtime cowboys chase the truth in Loren D. Estleman's compelling tale of the Old West and early Hollywood.
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by Loren D. Estleman
by Loren Zane Grey
by Johnny D. Boggs
"This Western story is a mix of fact and fiction featuring real-life detectives Charles D. Siringo and Dashiell Hammett from the 1920s. Narrator Dan John Miller reads the narratives with an even pace and clear enunciation, but itÕs his character voices that make the story stand out. Miller deftly portrays ex-Pinkerton Siringo, a cantankerous and humble old man who is asked by Wyatt Earp to take on a horse-thieving case. This leads to a partnership with another ex-Pinkerton, Dashiell Hammett, portrayed nicely by Miller right down to his tubercular cough. The two detectives are led to writer Jack LondonÕs ranch and then into serious trouble involving politician Joseph P. KennedyÑall of which is made more interesting by MillerÕs variety of character voices. M.M.G. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine"
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