- Publisher : Five Star Publishing (November 17, 2021)
- Language : English
- Library Binding : 293 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1432886460
- ISBN-13 : 978-1432886462
- Item Weight : 14.4 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches
Perilous Frontier: A Quartet of Crime in the Old West
“”Double Deceit” by John D. Nesbitt: A man named Dunbar comes to Temple Basin where he goes to work for an old rancher who is laid up with a broken leg. The rancher’s granddaughter tells the story. After one man turns up dead and another man is known to have gone missing, it becomes known that Dunbar has come on a mission to find a killer and bring him to justice.
“Scarecrows” by Jim Jones: Tommy Stallings hears his aunt and uncle in Texas are in trouble. He and his cousin, Rusty, leave the New Mexico Territory and head east. Cattle rustlers are terrorizing small ranchers in the Texas Panhandle and his Aunt Martha insists they look like “scarecrows” because of the canvas bags they wear to hide their faces. Tommy and Rusty join forces with Bill Slaughter, agent for the Stock-Raisers’ Association of North-West Texas, to investigate the rash of crimes.
“Cold the Bitter Heart” by Phil Mills, Jr.: A child’s personality often mirrors that of a parent. Could it be Catherine Baxter was hiding behind a façade of fake innocence? Although Jake Summers would follow a trail littered with suspects had he missed the most obvious one and in the end did he really know the truth?
“Wind in His Face” by Larry D. Sweazy: Scrap Elliot, a veteran Texas Ranger of the original Frontier Battalion is on an important courier mission when he encounters an old flame in Waco, Texas. When the woman’s husband dies in front of Scrap, the old flame disappears. That sets Scrap on a mission to find the woman and prove to the local sheriff tha the was nothing more than an innocent bystander, not a cold-blooded killer”