A wealth of cowboy poetry from some of Wyoming's best cowboy poets are included in this audiobook along with their biographies. Among them: Robert Roripaugh, a state poet laureate; John Nesbitt, Sue Wallis, Andy Nelson, Chuck Larsen, Georgie Sicking, Charlie Firnekas, Rhonda Sedgewick Stearns, Mick Kaser, Jean Mathisen Haugen, Dr. Kent Stockton, Echo Roy-Klaproth, Ada McDonell, Ron Bailey, Gene Shea, Leslie Keltner, Verlin Pitt, Ritt Pitt, Terry Henderson, Garland C. Kennington, Lynne Henderson, Pete Davis, Honey DeFord, Stephen Langer, and many more!
The Valley Retirement Village is the scene of a serial killer's revenge. Who is alphabetically killing Sew and So Club members, and why? When the newly-elected sheriff botches the investigation, Dana Logan and Sarah Cafferty, widows living in the village, decide to solve the murders themselves. Dana, a mystery novel buff, and Sarah, a private investigator's widow, soon make a sobering discovery: They are also on the killer's list. Dana's beautiful daughter Kerrie, a news correspondent, arrives, complicating matters, but she quickly proves her value in the investigation.
Who lives in the dark house at the top of Spider Mountain? The Hamilton Kids want to know. Jaime age 13, Sam 11, and Danny 9, live at the bottom of the huge hill they call Spider Mountain, which is inhabited by all kinds of small creatures, including trap-door spiders and an occasional tarantula that arrived on a banana boat from Central America. When they climb up their mountain, what they discover will change their lives forever.
"The stage is set for nonstop action in this debut novel by Jean Henry Mead with its delightful blend of western and Wyoming history. The dialogue rings true and is peppered with humor, making for a thoroughly enjoyable audiobook. The early introduction and resulting misadventures of Tom "Peep" O'Day (who is eventually blamed for the bungled bank robbery at Belle Fourche, South Dakota) adds a wonderful balance to the storyline and offers an interesting insight into members of the Wild Bunch..."
Susan Cameron, a young Missouri woman, arrives in Wyoming Territory determined to homestead on her own. Her nearest neighbors, Ellen Watson Averell and James “Jimmy” Averell, operate a small road ranch not far from the Oregon Trail on homestead land formerly grazed illegally by Albert Bothwell’s cattle. Ellen purchased a small herd of cattle and brand, but Bothwell claimed the Averells were operating a rural brothel and that Ellen took calves for her “favors.” Trouble haunts Susan, her veterinarian friend, Michael, and the Averells from the moment Susan attempts to take possession of her new homestead land, culminating in the hangings of both Ellen and Jimmy Averell by six prominent cattlemen, who then spread vicious lies in their controlled Cheyenne newspaper, calling Ellen “Cattle Kate.” The mystery deepens when the cattlemen are brought to trial and all the witnesses to the hangings have died or disappeared and Susan and Michael are kidnapped by hired gunmen...
When the Hamilton kids arrive at their Uncle's ranch in the Laramie Mountains, they want to see the ghost of Crimson Dawn. So their Uncle and aunt take them to the Summer Solstice Festival on Casper Mountain, which takes place each year on the first day of summer. There, 9-year-old Danny not only sees the ghost, she leads him to an injured dog. But who does the dog belong to and why was it shot? And is the dog connected to the person setting fire to their uncle's hayfield?
Interviews with Sue Grafton, Lawrence Block, Vicki Hinze, James Scott Bell, J.A. Jance, Vincent Zandri, Julie Garfield, Ann Parker, Bruce DeSilva, Hank Phillipi Ryan, Leighton Gage, and other best-selling and award-winning authors, some from as far away as South Africa, Brazil, England, Thailand, and Canada. Writing advice and articles from 58 mystery writers in 12 different subgenres including suspense, thrillers, crime, noir, traditional mysteries, amateur sleuths, private eyes, cozies, police procedurals, and much more.
This volume of candid interviews contains a sampling of hundreds conducted by Jean Henry Mead over a thirty-year period. Among them are photographers, artists, writers, ranchers, politicians, ranch hands, bunkhouse publisher, country singer, museum curator, and the nation's oldest talk show host.