The Adventures of Johnny Vermillion

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Macmillan, Apr 1, 2007 - Fiction - 272 pages
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Johnny Vermillion's theater troupe brings masterpieces to the Wild West. The four actors are versatile enough to wear many costumes and play many roles. A few props, a little makeup, a costume and--voilą--applause on the rugged frontier.

Johnny also arranges a special attraction for each town. While his actors bustle in and out of costumes, on and off the stage in many roles, one plays the villain in the bank. Then the actors take their curtain calls and railroad away.

Who? Us? Rob a bank? But you saw all of us on stage. When could we have done that?

A Pinkerton man becomes the troupe's severest critic: He notices the news reports of stage performances one day and bank robberies the next. He follows the troupe, packing his suspicions. Finally, he sets a clever trap.

Loren D. Estleman's The Adventures of Johnny Vermillion features one of the most entertaining rogues ever to turn a dishonest dollar. Any audience will love a troupe that can transform A Midsummer Night's Dream into grand larceny.

 

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Contents

Section 1
11
Section 2
17
Section 3
27
Section 4
37
Section 5
47
Section 6
59
Section 7
71
Section 8
79
Section 14
151
Section 15
167
Section 16
175
Section 17
187
Section 18
199
Section 19
209
Section 20
219
Section 21
229

Section 9
91
Section 10
103
Section 11
115
Section 12
129
Section 13
139
Section 22
241
Section 23
251
Section 24
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About the author (2007)

Loren D. Estleman is the author of more than fifty novels, including the Amos Walker, Page Murdock, and Peter Macklin series. Winner of three Shamus Awards, three Western Heritage Awards, four Spur Awards and many other literary prizes. He lives outside Detroit with his wife, author Deborah Morgan.

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