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The Search For Temperance Moon

Jones, Douglas C.

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ISBN 10: 0805013873 / ISBN 13: 9780805013870
Published by Henry Holt and Company, New York, 1991
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Title: The Search For Temperance Moon

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company, New York

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good Plus

Signed: Signed By Author in Front Free Fly

Edition: First Edition.

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When outlaw queen Temperance Moon is found brutally murdered, her daughter, Jewel, madam of the finest brothel in Ft. Smith, Arkansas, hires Marshall Oscar Schiller and his associates to find out the truth of her mother's death

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Again proving himself master of his craft, Jones ( Come Winter ) contributes another outstanding novel set in the American West. This adroitly written story of murder, revenge, frontier culture and history takes place in Arkansas and the Indian Nations territory of the early 1890s. Celebrated madam Temperance Moon has been brutally slain. Her daughter, bordello superstar Jewel Moon, is dissatisfied with the purported resolution of the crime and, although the case has been proclaimed closed by "hanging judge" Isaac Parker of the Federal District Court in Ft. Smith, she hires former U.S. deputy marshall Oscar Schiller--debadged because he shot up a whorehouse while in a drunken rage--to investigate further. Oscar engages the services of an extraordinarily talented array of individuals on both sides of the law, who help him ferret out the real culprits. Witty, literate, resounding with employ ing ear-perfect dialect, and thoroughly absorbing, the novel excels as a depiction of the rapidly vanishing frontier, accurately reflecting the interaction of whites and Native Americans, the rising dominance of railroads and the devotion of rough-and-tough lawmen to their duties. Not least among the author's stellar achievements is his full-bodied, insightful character portrayal, as Oscar and his motley crew pursue justice in their inimitable and picturesque ways.
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