“Winding Stair is True Grit for grown-ups... A significant and highly entertaining contribution to the popular literature of the American West.”—The New York Times
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 - 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