The Search for Temperance Moon

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HarperCollins Publishers, Feb 24, 1994 - Fiction - 400 pages
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Her husbands were many, her lovers legion. Temperance Moon both awed and scandalized the Arkansas Territory with her beauty, brains and brass -- and died, brutally gunned down on a muddy road. When the prime suspect is found murdered, the case is abruptly closed. Although she runs the most famous whorehouse west of Memphis, Miss Jewel Moon is not made in her mother's image. Unsatisfied with the verdict, she hires crusty ex-marshal Oscar Schiller to follow a cold trail of clues. With his band of cohorts, Schiller unravels a riveting tale of jealousy, blackmail, and deceit that rings the post-Civil War frontier vividly to life.

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The most successful madam in Ft. Smith, Arkansas, hires her own detectives to get to the bottom of her mother's murder in the latest western by one of the best writers in the genre (Come Winter ... Read full review


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Jones has a loyal recipient of The Golden Spur Award and, in 1993, received the Owen Wister Award for Lifetime Contribution and Achievement from the Western Writers of America.

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