Lottie Deno: Gambling Queen of Hearts
"Who are Carlotta J. Thompkins, Lottie Deno, Miss Kitty, Laura Denbo, Faro Nell, and Charlotte Thurmond? For answers to these and other questions, read Cynthia Rose's account of the life of Lottie Deno.... Recommended for anyone that is interested in reading a complete history of a western gambler from cradle to grave". (Review of the West)
"Rose paints an intriguing picture of Western heroine Lottie Deno.... Readers will gain insight into the devastation caused by the Civil War and also into the wild but opportunity-filled West". (School Library Journal)
The true story of the woman who has been "immortalized" in frontier novels and more recently in television and film (as "Miss Kitty" in "Gunsmoke" and "Laura Denbo" in Gunfight at the O.K. Corral). Santa Fe writer Cynthia Rose presents verbatim accounts by people who knew Lottie Deno and rare period photographs documenting her life and times.