By Richard S. Wheeler
In “Mugs Birdsong’s Crime Academy,” celebrated legal Mugs Birdsong makes a decision to chanced on an academy that would train lawmen at the methods and technique of lawlessness. “The final Days of Dominic Prince” is the tragic story of a livestock baron and his ultimate clash with the forces of political correctness. “Dead Weight” introduces us to a coffin maker who constructs a piece of paintings. And within the identify tale, younger males within the gold fields of California spend one final evening jointly as one in all them confronts his personal drawing close death.
This assortment additionally comprises “The sq. Reporter,” “A advertisement Proposition,” “The nice Filibuster of 1975,” “The Tinhorn’s Lady,” “Hearts,” and “Looking for romance at a Romance Writers Convention.”
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