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Gunman's rhapsody

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A novel of the Old West, imagined as only Robert B. Parker can. "He already had a history by the time he first saw her...he was already a figure of the dime novels, and he already half-believed in the myth of the gunman that he was creating, even as it created him." Robert B. Parker, the undisputed dean of American crime fiction, has long been credited with single-handedly resuscitating the private-eye genre. As the creator of the Spenser, Jesse Stone, and Sunny Randall series, he has proven, again and again, that he is "Boston's peerless man of mystery" (Entertainment Weekly). Now he gives his fans the book he always longed to write-a brilliant and evocative novel set against the hardscrabble frontier life of the West, featuring Wyatt Earp. It is the winter of 1879, and Dodge City has lost its snap. Thirty-one-year-old Wyatt Earp, assistant city marshal, loads his wife and all they own into a wagon, and goes with two of his brothers and their women to Tombstone, Arizona, land of the silver mines. There Earp becomes deputy sheriff, meeting up with the likes of Doc Holliday, Clay Allison, and Bat Masterson and encountering the love of his life, showgirl Josie Marcus. While navigating the constantly shifting alliances of a largely lawless territory, Earp finds himself embroiled in a simmering feud with Johnny Behan, which ultimately erupts in a deadly gunbattle on a dusty street. Here is the master's take on the hallowed Western, as expertly crafted as the Spenser novels, and with the full weight of American history behind it.
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Grouping Title gunman s rhapsody
Grouping Author parker robert b
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Spenser creator Robert B. Parker turns his eye to the Old West with his stirring rendition of the legendary exploits of Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, the Clanton Gang, and the fateful gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

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subject_facet Dodge City (Kan.) -- Fiction, Earp, Wyatt, -- 1848-1929 -- Fiction, Large type books, United States marshals -- Fiction
title_display Gunman's rhapsody
title_full Gunman's Rhapsody, Gunman's rhapsody / Robert B. Parker, Gunman's rhapsody [(text) large print] / Robert B. Parker
title_short Gunman's rhapsody
topic_facet Earp, Wyatt, Fiction, Large type books, United States marshals, Western