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eBook Blood Storm (A John Henry Cole Story) ePub

by Bill Brooks

  • ISBN: 1594149119
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Bill Brooks
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Five Star (March 21, 2012)
  • Pages: 344
  • ePub book: 1659 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1660 kb
  • Other: mobi txt mbr lit
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 381

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John Brooks (December 5, 1920 – July 27, 1993) was a writer and longtime contributor to The New Yorker magazine, where he worked for many years as a staff writer, specializing in financial topics

John Brooks (December 5, 1920 – July 27, 1993) was a writer and longtime contributor to The New Yorker magazine, where he worked for many years as a staff writer, specializing in financial topics. Brooks was also the author of several books, both fiction and non-fiction, the best known of which was an examination of the financial shenanigans of the 1960s Wall Street bull market.

Blood Storm, a quick-moving, tightly-knit tale, is the first in a series of books about John Henry Cole. Brooks didn't provide the year for Blood Storm's events until nearly the book was nearly 2/3 over, so I was kept guessing. The people of Deadwood are familiar in Old West fiction - perhaps so well-known that aficionados know exactly when events took place there. Nevertheless, I enjoyed reading about Detective Cole and his world, and so will any fan of Old West fiction.

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I liked the John Henry Cole story here so much that I'll read the rest of them. Looking forward to the next one, etc, etc, etc. Then I think I'll read his other books too. It isn't often I read something I enjoy a book so much I'm sorry it's over.

A John Henry Cole Western. Using real-life characters and settings from one of the most notorious times in the history of the Wild West, veteran author Bill Brooks spins another edge-of-your-seat thriller

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When three young escorts turn up dead in the mining town of Deadwood, John Henry Cole is called in to investigate the murders.

Comments

Oso Oso
It's a rip-roaring, action-packed, bloody western. I got book #6 of the series, "Go and Bury Your Dead," first and after enjoying it I decided to start from the beginning. This one is almost as good. The author has a knack for keeping things interesting. I wish he represented the characters more like L'Amour did, wherein most people were basically good, the people didn't use much foul language, and they didn't fall into bed freely with everyone. L'Amour wrote in a different time when society was more moral, and it is regrettable that virtually all authors nowadays cater to modern immorality... but I suppose the goal is to sell books, after all. At any rate, Brooks is one heck of a Western yarn-spinner, and John Henry Cole is a terse, tough yet tender-hearted character that's easy to like. All of Brooks' characters come alive on the pages and seem real.
My biggest complaint with this story is, quite simply, that Cole never does explain why Frank Straw was wearing a dress when Cole brought him in, dead of a self-inflicted gunshot! I was certain we would learn the truth by the end of the book, but the author pulls a dastardly trick and doesn't fill us in. Ah well, on to book #2.....
Oghmaghma Oghmaghma
I usually read a lot of Science Fiction, but I bought this book to sort of cleanse the palate. What surprised me was that I enjoyed the story, as Mr Brooks is a very good story teller, and the words he puts in his characters mouths you can believe that they would say them. I liked the John Henry Cole story here so much that I'll read the rest of them. Then I think I'll read his other books too. It isn't often I read something I enjoy a book so much I'm sorry it's over.
Gajurus Gajurus
Brooks continues to impress me with his writing of the John Henry Cole character. I'll continue to read them as they have nice plots, are well written, and the characters work well together.
Diab Diab
One of the better books he has written , but a little to much details in some part , language could be toned down. As a whole it was very good reading which I enjoyed reading.
Hbr Hbr
Mr. Brooks is the real deal. Fictional stories with a true historical feel. He is rapidly becoming my most favorite Author.
Thorgaginn Thorgaginn
Carried a mystery throughout the entire book. You wanted to keep reading to find out who was going to be the next possible victim or villain.
Nightscar Nightscar
Always enjoy a John Henry story. Predictable plot but well written. Looking forward to the next one, etc, etc, etc.
A request for help sends Detective John Henry Cole to Deadwood, the wildest gold mining town in Dakota Territory's Black Hills in 1876. It seems that Lydia Winslow, the proprietor of a female escort service, has seen three of her girls die since opening business in Deadwood. The first two were thought accidental, but the third was clearly murder. Cole also leans that Winslow has placed an ad in the newspapers, offering a reward to whoever can solve the three murders.

In Blood Storm Detective Cole learns that every gunslinger and bounty hunter west of the Mississippi is on the way to Deadwood. A couple have already had unfriendly brushes with him. Cole must separate who is friend and foe, even before he reaches Deadwood on the Black Hills Stage. Once there, he is aided by Martha Canary, a rough-spoken, hard-drinking woman better known as Calamity Jane. He also learns that Lydia Winslow suspects that the murderer is Doc Holliday, later of the OK Corral fame.

Blood Storm, a quick-moving, tightly-knit tale, is the first in a series of books about John Henry Cole. The people of Deadwood are familiar in Old West fiction - perhaps so well-known that aficionados know exactly when events took place there. Brooks didn't provide the year for Blood Storm's events until nearly the book was nearly 2/3 over, so I was kept guessing. Nevertheless, I enjoyed reading about Detective Cole and his world, and so will any fan of Old West fiction.

(Previously published in Historical Novel Review)