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Author: Marcus Galloway
ISBN13: 978-0060567682
Title: The Man From Boot Hill
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Language: English
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Publisher: HarperTorch (July 27, 2004)

The Man From Boot Hill by Marcus Galloway



Author: Marcus Galloway. The first book in the Boot Hill series, a hybrid of Unforgiven and Six Feet Under. Nick Graves is a Mourner. His profession is to arrange funerals and organize gatherings for wakes as well as hangings, supplementing his meagre income by making coffins. He has come to this job, a profession he learned from his father, after years making his living with a fast draw and a cool nerve. Now he wants to forget his past, forget the destruction he has caused by assuming a simple life.

This is just the beginning of Marcus Pelegrimas' (writing as Marcus Galloway) entertaining western The Man from Boot Hill. The plot quickly becomes complicated, bringing in the corrupt sheriff's department and a mysterious stranger who is living in the town's jail. Despite what I've written above, The Man from Boot Hill isn't one of those westerns that reads more like a mystery. This is a western through and through. The plot is generally advanced at the point of a gun rather than by stumbled upon clues. The book runs about four hundred pages and the pace is somewhat leisurely. It doesn't ever feel like it is dragging or padded, but whittling down the page count would probably have helped tighten things up making the book more of a page turner. Still, I did like the book overall.

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Remove from Wishlist. Expand/Collapse Synopsis. Proditor: Book 5 of the Heku Series. 1,77 €. Encala: Book 3 of the Heku Series. Ralph Compton Straight to the Noose. Galloway pulls off the pacing beautifully. The characters are interesting, relatable, and leave an impact after the book. While reading this, it was very easy for me to visualize, as if I were watching it on the big screen, and that is why I will continue to follow the author. Great read, pick up this series. An exciting new western series! Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 14 years ago. Nicolai Graves drove his wagon in from the western plains to the town of Jessup Nebraska in 1881. It seems the town had a need of a man of Nick's talents, a coffin maker, grave digger and a Mourner

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This is just the beginning of Marcus Pelegrimas’ (writing as Marcus Galloway) entertaining western The Man from Boot Hill. The plot quickly becomes complicated, bringing in the corrupt sheriff’s department and a mysterious stranger who is living in the town’s jail. Despite what I’ve written above, The Man from Boot Hill isn’t one of those westerns that reads more like a mystery.

The first book in the Boot Hill series, a hybrid of Unforgiven and Six Feet Under.

Nick Graves is a Mourner. His profession is to arrange funerals and organize gatherings for wakes as well as hangings, supplementing his meagre income by making coffins. He has come to this job, a profession he learned from his father, after years making his living with a fast draw and a cool nerve. Now he wants to forget his past, forget the destruction he has caused by assuming a simple life and a quiet vocation.

But the job he takes in new town also includes some old problems. The town is stocked full of corrupt men, men who will make it very difficult for Nick to continue the family trade, men who will force him to return to his old profession, when he created corpses instead of cared for them.

Reviews: 3
Qiahmagha
Mortician and `Man With A Past' Nick Graves rides into the town of Jessup, Nebraska and is immediately accosted by a would-be robber. The stick-up man winds up dead and Nick discovers that the man was a deputy.

This is just the beginning of Marcus Pelegrimas' (writing as Marcus Galloway) entertaining western The Man from Boot Hill. The plot quickly becomes complicated, bringing in the corrupt sheriff's department and a mysterious stranger who is living in the town's jail.

Despite what I've written above, The Man from Boot Hill isn't one of those westerns that reads more like a mystery. This is a western through and through. The plot is generally advanced at the point of a gun rather than by stumbled upon clues.

Nick Graves (don't worry, the too cute surname is explained in the prologue) was an interesting character. Though he's as handy with a gun as any other western hero, there's a humility about him that is unusual for the stereotype. I don't want to say that he's soft, as he is not in any way. But he at least comes across as someone who could function in a town. He doesn't automatically punch/shoot anyone that crosses his path and at the same time is not portrayed as a saint.

We get snippets of Nick's checkered past sprinkled through the course of the novel, though this being the first book in a series, not everything is revealed. That's to be expected of course, but I wonder if maybe a little too much was left out. At one point Nick mentions that his past will never leave him alone. Yet all that we have been told about his past was resolved by the end of the book. Maybe just a mention of others seeking vengeance against him would have helped me understand why he feels so hunted.

In the previous books of his that I'd read I noticed that Marcus Pelegrimas is weak in describing action scenes and that is the case here. For instance, there is a vital (and violent) confrontation that takes place in an alley. Often in the description of the close quarters fistfights, things would get muddled. I think he may be trying to describe too many fine details in his brawls, making them clunky to read.

The book runs about four hundred pages and the pace is somewhat leisurely. It doesn't ever feel like it is dragging or padded, but whittling down the page count would probably have helped tighten things up making the book more of a page turner.

Still, I did like the book overall. It wasn't as good as the last western I'd read by this author: Death of a Bad Man, but was an enjoyable read anyway. I have picked up the rest of the series and will read them. And I have to give an extra star to any western that manages to wrap up its story with a duel.
Gorisar
Nicolai Graves drove his wagon in from the western plains to the town of Jessup Nebraska in 1881. It seems the town had a need of a man of Nick's talents, a coffin maker, grave digger and a Mourner. Previously Nick's tool of trade had been the gun. Even a man with a gnarled hand can be a dangerous man with a gun. Before Nick progress's to far into the town of Jessup, he is confronted by one of the town's deputies who who is planning on shaking Nick down. Jed Avery, a local farmer comes to Grave's aid. Words are exchanged, gunfire erupts and when the smoke clears the deputy lay dead in the street. Nick makes his way to Dan Callum's funeral parlor. Sheriff Corey manes hears about the shooting of his deputy and finds it hard to believe that a farmer could be responsible. In the funeral parlor, Nick has a run in with two mopre of Mane's deputies. Graves is getting the picture of what is taking place in Jessup. But nick was not in the town of Jessup by chance. He was hoping to meet a man there. Instead Nick met Nathan Skinner, another man from his past. Nathan is a man who kills for the pleasure. Using a Bowie Knife, Skinner carves up two workers from The Porter House Resteraunt who are trying to protect Catherine Winters. In his short stay in Jessup, Nick has been shot at and beaten by Manes and Skinner. Will Jessup be Grave's last stop and will he be able to make a new life with Catherine? Or will Nick end up in a grave on Boot Hill along side the other victims of Manes. THE MAN FROM BOOTHILL IS AN EXCITING new western serier. Marcus Galloway is a new talent who has a bright future in the western genera. DON'T MISS THE MAN FROM BOOT HILL.

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Thozius
As a new reader to the Western genre, my initial concern was how a Western book's pacing would come off. One of the most important things to me, as a reader, is pacing. Galloway pulls off the pacing beautifully. The characters are interesting, relatable, and leave an impact after the book.

While reading this, it was very easy for me to visualize, as if I were watching it on the big screen, and that is why I will continue to follow the author. Great read, pick up this series.