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The Resource The contractor, James C. Work

The contractor, James C. Work

Label
The contractor
Title
The contractor
Statement of responsibility
James C. Work
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the old West, many men got away with murder. Too few lawmen, too much hustle and bustle going on. This seemed the case in 1868 when a railroad contractor, Kane Kelly, shot a boy dead. Kelly fled the territory and that, most people thought, was that. But they didn't reckon on Detective N.K. Boswell of the Rocky Mountain Detective Agency. He promised the boy's family that he would bring the killer back to Laramie for trial. Boswell finds his man supervising a railroad crew in Iowa. But bringing him back to Laramie will be difficult and dangerous. Kane Kelly's brother Sligo is also ramrod of a railroad crew and with his gang of toughs he is determined to stop Boswell. He has plenty of opportunities; it's forty miles by buggy to the nearest railroad. Then there's the flooded Missouri River to cross, and four hundred miles of open prairie. Sligo tries brute force, using flunkies to do his dirty work. He tries bribery. He persuades a woman to seduce Boswell into a compromising situation. In the end, Boswell's legendary patience runs out. He lays a cunning trap, using his prisoner for the bait. If it works, Boswell will arrest Sligo Kelly, too. If it works
Cataloging source
DLC
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Work, James C
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3573.O6925
LC item number
C66 2017
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print western
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Large type books
  • Detective and mystery stories
  • Murder
Label
The contractor, James C. Work
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1012635302
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
291 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432839345
Lccn
2017017814
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)1012635302
Label
The contractor, James C. Work
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1012635302
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
291 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432839345
Lccn
2017017814
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)1012635302

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