Thursday, April 5, 2018

A Killing in Kiowa

This brief 1972 novel by Lewis B. Patten touches on a familiar theme for this author--a frontier outrage and the aftermath of passion skewed justice.

Here, we have the aftermath of a rape which occurs on page one that sets events in motion. This short novel is mature and treats nothing as black and white. It follows a formulary path but there is a maturity and wisdom here that had me enjoying the ride.

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