Saturday, August 29, 2009

Cap'n Bob's Corner: Who Rides with Wyatt

The Almanack welcomes mystery writer and western aficionado Cap'n Bob Napier, who will now discuss...

Who Rides With Wyatt by Will Henry (Bantam 1979; orig., 1954, pb). Wyatt Earp meets a kid with a fast gun and faster temper, takes him under his wing, but isn’t able to shape the young fool into walking the straight and narrow. The kid’s name: Johnny Ringo. From there on it’s pretty much a telling of the Tombstone/OK Corral legend. Somehow, the Earp women weren’t around for this story, but they weren’t needed and I suspect the author decided it wasn’t worth mentioning them. Will Henry is a first-rate writer and you can’t go wrong with any of his books. If you have a Wyatt Earp jones you’ll want to add this to your reading list.

2 comments:

Dave Lewis said...

Thanks for stopping by, Cap'n. Keep those reviews coming.

Jake Murdock said...

You're never disappointed when you pick up a Will Henry western.