Winding Stair (Google eBook)
Fort Smith, Arkansas, in 1890, is a haven of justice presiding over thousands of square miles known as the Indian Nation, a land that harbors the most hardened criminals in the country. When a woman is found murdered, young attorney Eben Pay, newly arrived to the territory, is pulled into a posse that follows a trail of blood and destruction. Among the dead he discovers a survivor, the beautiful, traumatized Jennie Thrasher, and the question of what she witnessed hangs like a storm cloud over the investigation. From the trial to the courtroom, Winding Stair is a classic historical novel that brings to vivid life a bygone era.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing
This is set in a tighter historical frame than a lot of Westerns, and more fully explores the culture of the white man's west. A young lawyer gets a crash course in the peculiar misery that occurred ... Read full review
Review: Winding StairUser Review - Edwin - Goodreads
The Indian Nations is an area that has intrigued me. I imagine it as a huge island of wildness in the middle of a developing America. I suppose a lot of stories are set there. Judge Parker is the ... Read full review