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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Review: Winding StairUser Review - Chris - Goodreads
A marvelous setting and colorful cast. I've read this one a couple times and bought a copy for future rereads. Read full review
Review: Winding StairUser Review - Charles - Goodreads
I'm from Arkansas, and Fort Smith, Arkansas was a wild and wooly town once upon a time. Many outlaws hung out in the Indian Nation across the river from Fort Smith, in what is now Oklahoma. This is a ... Read full review