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Published by Head of
Zeus, 18 June 2015. ISBN: 978-1-7818-5262-8
This collection of short tales bills itself as 'Stories from Joe
Pickett Country,' which means Wyoming, where the author's long-time
protagonist, Joe Pickett, Wyoming game warden, operates. Not all these
stories feature Joe: there is a particularly chilling story set in Paris (Le
Sauvage Noble), and a sad historical one set in 1835 during a freezing
winter in the.Wyoming wilderness: The End of Jim and Ezra.
I was hooked by the author's ability to conjure up the
wild and dangerous beauty of his settings, though he is equally assured in
France and Montana. Out of a masterly collection, I would especially
recommend Blood Knot and The Master Falconer. But if you
like short stories (and I do), these are all high-quality.
C J Box is a Wyoming native and has worked as a ranch hand,
surveyor, fishing guide, a small town newspaper reporter and editor, and he
owned an international tourism marketing firm with his wife Laurie. In 2008,
Box was awarded the "BIG WYO" Award from the state tourism industry.
An avid outdoorsman, Box has hunted, fished, hiked, ridden, and skied
throughout Wyoming and the Mountain West. He served on the Board of Directors
for the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo. They have three daughters. He lives in Wyoming
Susan Moodywas born and brought up in Oxford. She has published over 30 crime
and suspense novels, including the Penny Wanawake series and the Cassandra
Swann bridge series. She is a past Chairman of the British Crime Writers'
Association, a member of the Detection Club, a past Writer-in-Residence at the University of Tasmania and a past President of the
International Association of Crime Writers. She divides her time between
south-west France and
Nominated for the CWA short story award. Nominated for the RNA's