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Review of ‘To the Gallows’

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Cole Winter is an African-American cowboy, who also happens to be a U.S. marshal, one of the first of his race in the Indian Territory. Fast with a gun and incorruptible, he accepts a warrant to bring in Joseph Two Guns, who just happens to be his brother-in-law.

Cole finds Joseph and has to break him out of jail ahead of a lynch mob. At the same time, he frees Jessie Wainwright who has falsely been accused of murder. Together, the three must stay one step ahead of corrupt sheriffs, lynch mobs, and Clement Fournier, a bounty hunter who is on Cole’s trail, as Cole tries to get Joseph to safety and rescue Jessie’s sister, Kaye..

To the Gallows by G. S. Luckett is the legend of Cole Winters, a fictional tale of an African-American lawman in the American West. Filled with gun and knife fights, and plenty of fisticuffs, Gallows is loosely – very loosely – based on a real-life lawman, Bass Reeves. Unlike the real thing, Cole Winter is literate and a Civil War veteran. And, unlike Reeves, who used his wits more than his gun, Cole is not at all hesitant to put a bullet into a bad man.

For fans of classic shoot ‘em ups, this is a book that will please. You’ll be kept entertained and thrilled as Cole and Joseph work out some serious family difficulties, and cheer when another evil-doer bites the dust. I would have liked to see Cole’s character more fully developed, but I’m probably alone in that, as most western fans want to see the action, and the author gives plenty of that. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my review. I give it three and a half stars. With a few fewer typos and errors (e.g., sawn off shotgun rather than sawed off shotgun), I would bump that up to a solid four stars.

Help Turn ‘Frontier Justice’ into a Movie

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A Reader’s Review of ‘Frontier Justice: Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal’

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Today, I received the following unsolicited review of Frontier Justice: Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal from Pearl Watts:

My retired Foreign Service husband and I read in the AFSA monthly magazine recently about Foreign Service people who have written books.  We found your book, “Frontier Justice – The Story of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshall” mentioned in the article.  Since we have an interest in Judge Parker, we sent for your book and have enjoyed reading it very much.  Thank you for that.
Our interest stems from my own family genealogy.  My father’s family came from Switzerland before the American Revolution and settled in Pennsylvania where they established lumber mills.  Soon, the hardwoods became scarce and the family sent some members to Fort Smith, Arkansas to open mills.  There were abundant hardwood trees in the nearby in Ozark Mountains.  My great grandfather, Martin Luther Stoufer, was one of those early settlers.  Martin built the 12 gibbet scaffold for Judge Parker which earned the judge the nickname “Hanging Judge Parker”. 

… After reading your book, my husband and I are planning to make a trip to Arkansas in the spring.  I am sure there must still be family there.  My dad, who was a career man in the Navy and left Arkansas when he was 17 in about 1931 and visited seldom.  I was born in 1936 on one of those visits while he was transferring the family from the east coast to the 7th Fleet on the west coast where my family has lived for many years. My husband and I have retired to the Mendocino Coast of northern California.  If you are ever in the area, we would be happy to have you drop by.

This is the kind of reader response every writer dreams of. My thanks to Ms. Watts and any other readers who have read and enjoyed this, or any of my other works. Keep ’em coming.