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Mission Creek : a western duo / Frank Bonham ; edited by Bill Pronzini.

By: Bonham, Frank.
Contributor(s): Pronzini, Bill | Bonham, Frank | Pronzini, Bill (Edited By).
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Thorndike Press large print western.Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2013Copyright date: ©2011Edition: Large print edition.Description: 325 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781410456809 (hardcover); 1410456803 (hardcover).Uniform titles: Novels. Selections Contained works: Bonham, Frank. Rodeo killer | Bonham, Frank. Mission Creek.Subject(s): Large type booksGenre/Form: Large type books. | Western stories.DDC classification: 813/.54
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Rodeo killer -- Mission Creek.
Rodeo killer -- Mission Creek.
Contents:Rodeo killer -- Mission Creek. -Rodeo Killer is a tale of the smoldering and violent conflicts among New Mexico cattle ranchers, cattle buyers, and breeders of horses for the rodeo circuit. In Mission Creek, the Red River region of Texas is the background for the fiery tale of Ruel Starrett who, after struggling all his life to gain a foothold in ranching, takes the opportunity to purchase a half interest in the great Spade Ranch there.
Summary: Rodeo Killer is a tale of the smoldering and violent conflicts among New Mexico cattle ranchers, cattle buyers, and breeders of horses for the rodeo circuit. In Mission Creek, the Red River region of Texas is the background for the fiery tale of Ruel Starrett who, after struggling all his life to gain a foothold in ranching, takes the opportunity to purchase a half interest in the great Spade Ranch there.
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Published in 2011 in conjunction with Golden West Literary Agency--T.p. verso.

Rodeo killer -- Mission Creek.

Rodeo killer -- Mission Creek.

Contents:Rodeo killer -- Mission Creek. -Rodeo Killer is a tale of the smoldering and violent conflicts among New Mexico cattle ranchers, cattle buyers, and breeders of horses for the rodeo circuit. In Mission Creek, the Red River region of Texas is the background for the fiery tale of Ruel Starrett who, after struggling all his life to gain a foothold in ranching, takes the opportunity to purchase a half interest in the great Spade Ranch there.

Rodeo Killer is a tale of the smoldering and violent conflicts among New Mexico cattle ranchers, cattle buyers, and breeders of horses for the rodeo circuit. In Mission Creek, the Red River region of Texas is the background for the fiery tale of Ruel Starrett who, after struggling all his life to gain a foothold in ranching, takes the opportunity to purchase a half interest in the great Spade Ranch there.

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Rodeo Killer, the short subject on this western double bill, is a lean, fair-to-middlin' story about a man, a woman, a racehorse, and a murder. It has romance and action, but it's nothing special. The feature, Mission Creek, however, is first-class storytelling. Ruel Starrett, who has wanted to own his own ranch for years, finally manages to purchase an interest in the Spade Ranch from its new owner, Susanna Dalhart. Starrett's first move is to fire foreman Zack Markley, who quashed Starrett's earlier attempt to buy into the ranch, and install his own son, Rex, in his place. But Rex doesn't want the job, and Zack, who claims legal entitlement to 20,000 acres of the ranch's prime land, has no intention of going anywhere. Bonham creates a cast of compelling characters: stubborn, short-sighted Ruel Starrett; his idealistic, more rational son; the hateful Markley; and the seemingly naive (but, just possibly, clever and conniving) Susanna. The story, which soon escalates to downright murderousness, is gripping and memorable, well worth the price of admission.--Pitt, David Copyright 2010 Booklist