How would we describe Len Francis Monahan’s award-winning Rattlesnakes, Ghosts and Murderers? Think cowpuncher-comedy meets Lonesome Dove!
This novel may be cross-categorized under the genres of Western, Historical Fiction, Young Adult, Family, Inspirational, Alternative Family, as well as Humor
Volume-1, McKenna and Barnett (the first in Monahan’s series of Western Adventure) opens up against a backdrop of murder and insanity and goes on to chronicle the adventures of Colt Barnett, a hard-working, self-reliant, orphan boy. Familial love also becomes a major theme of the story, focusing on the relationship between Mama Helen, the new owner of the McKenna Ranch empire, and the independent youngster.
This story takes many unexpected twists and turns, provides historically accurate, factually informative details while remaining thoroughly entertaining throughout. A paranormal sub-theme (triggered by homicide and represented by an iconic, silver picture frame) runs throughout the series. And, although life and death issues and the struggles of running a cattle ranch in the American West are graphically depicted, the tale is related with great humor. It’s a novel that is hard to put down.
Adults and young adults will relate to Rattlesnakes, Ghosts and Murderers, a book filled with fascinating characters, high adventure and amusing situations and dialogue.
Successive volumes of Rattlesnakes, Ghosts and Murderers extend on for more than 100 years, recording the lives and adventures of the characters and their descendants – with all of them being tied together by the curse of the silver picture frame.
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Published January 22, 2013
by Greta Fox Publishing.
Westerns, Literature & Fiction, Self Help, Action & Adventure, Children's Books.