Billy the Kid: The Legend of El Chivato

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Sunstone Press, 2003 - Fiction - 516 pages
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When young Englishman John Tunstall arrived in Lincoln County, New Mexico Territory, in 1876, he felt he had found the true frontier at last. Here was the toughest little spot in America, and he jumped eagerly into the game of getting rich. Lawyer McSween coated his own ambition with pious motives, but his worldly wife predicted disaster. Their marriage, and McSween's alliance with Tunstall against the local kingpin of the corrupt Santa Fe Ring, set the fuse for the bloody Lincoln County War. In the explosion of violence that followed, Billy Bonney slowly rose from obscurity to become "the" Kid of American legend. This is how it happened. ELIZABETH FACKER is the author of the critically-praised Seth Strummar series of western novels as well as novels of psychological suspense. Her latest mystery is When Kindness Fails. She lives in the Pecos Valley of New Mexico.

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BILLY THE KID: The Legend of El Chivato

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Fackler (Road from Betrayal, 1994, etc.) offers an ambitious portrait of the West's most famous outlaw while sorting out complexities of the bloody Lincoln County War of the late 1870s. A survey of ... Read full review

A History Book that Reads like a Novel

User Review  - thuerena - Borders

For those just becoming interested in Billy the Kid, and you think traditional biographies are boring, this is the best book to start you off. It is a must read. It is written from the views of Billy ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Elizabeth Fackler, Elizabeth Fackler is known for her work in historical fiction, especially "Billy the Kid: The Legend of El Chivato" and "Texas Lily." She writes a series with the main character by the name of Seth Strummer, a story of which will appear in the anthology "Weird Trails." Fackler also dabbles in mystery, having written the tale "Patricide" set in El Paso.

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