Ragtime Cowboys

CD - unabridged
Audio (6 discs)
Product Number: BN5818
Released: May 06, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781480507210
Narrator/s: Dan John Miller
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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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.

Author(s): Loren D. Estleman
Genre: Western

All formats/editions

Author(s): Loren D. Estleman
Product Number EB00535072
Released: Aug 28, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781466813380

Professional reviews

"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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