Re: RARA-AVIS: Perma Red by Debra Magpie Earling

From: James Reasoner (
Date: 12 Nov 2005

> I count the Medicine Pipe Bearer's Award as equivalent
> to a Spur. In fact, the actual award for Best First
> Novel is now a regular Spur trophy, rather than a
> stylized Indian medicine pipe as in years past.

I didn't know that. But I haven't been to a WWA convention for several years and don't even belong to the organization anymore.

> > One of Cooke's other historical novels, THE
> > San Francisco's Barbary Coast and might be
> > hardboiled enough to interest
> > some readers here.
> Another one of Cooke's novels that might interest RA
> members is SOUTH OF THE BORDER. It purports to be an
> unpublished manuscript by real-life frontier private
> eye turned writer Charlie Siringo, and tells the story
> of how Siringo, now retired and living in Hollywood
> just after WW1, is hired to work as a
> screenwriter/security agent during the location
> shooting of a Western movie in Mexico. Along the way
> he crosses paths with revolutionary Pancho Villa and
> the long-thought-dead train robber, Butch Cassidy (a
> guy Siringo almost caught in real life).

I don't have SOUTH OF THE BORDER. Sounds like I need to find a copy, though.


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