Under the burning sun: western stories

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Five Star, 1997 - Fiction - 277 pages
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Western Described by Bill Pronzini as a poet of the Western shadowland, DeRosso s characters are usually gunslicks, bounty hunters, drifters, hard-scrabble ranchers, and outlaws who are lonely and disillusioned neither all good nor all bad. In The Bounty Hunter, Spurr is duped by scalp hunters into believing that he has killed his own son. Fifteen years later, when he learns the truth, he becomes obsessed with revenge. This and other stories by H. A. DeRosso, each of them powerful and spellbinding have been gathered for the first time by Bill Pronzini. *First Edition Western

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Bill Pronzini has received three Shamus Awards, two for Best Novel, and the Lifetime Achievement Award, from the Private Eye Writers of America; and six nominations for the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe Award. His novel, "Snowbound," was the recipient of the Grand Prix de la Litterature Policiereas the best crime novel published in France in 1988. "A Wasteland of Strangers" was nominated for best crime novel of 1997 by both the Mystery Writers of America and the International Crime Writers Association. A young adult short story, "Christmas Gifts," was the recipient of the Paul A. Witty Award presented by the International Reading Association for the best short fiction of 1999.
He has published sixty novels, including three in collaboration with his wife, novelist Marcia Muller, and twenty-nine in his popular "Nameless Detective" series. His work has been translated into eighteen languages and published in nearly thirty countries.

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