Title: A Killing in New Town
Publisher: La Alameda Press, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Publication Date: 1996
Binding: Trade Paperback
Book Condition: Very Good +
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: First Edition.
First edition, stated. Inscribed and signed by the author on the half-title page: "To M-- / Whom T-- clearly loves very much! / Kate Horsley." Winner of the 1996 Western States Book Award for fiction. The book is tight and unmarked; slightly cocked. Spine and wraps uncreased; Mylar protected. Bookseller Inventory # 001674
Las Vegas, New Mexico Territory, nineteenth-century edge of the future. Fear, greed, and real estate turn the windmill into a hanging tree. Each train into this booming railroad town unloads a cargo of carpetbaggers, entrepreneurs, seekers, Civil War veterans, and strong, lonely women--like Eliza Pelham. Good mother, drunk and unfaithful wife, Eliza stands at this juncture of raw change and random justice, caught in a reality of callousness and redemption. As Eliza searches for her stolen children, she discovers three allies: an Irish saloon girl, an Apache man who reads Melville, and La Llorona, the weeping mother, fierce in a black dress, thousands of years old.
From the Publisher: Published by La Alameda Press
Distributed by The University of New Mexico Press
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