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Title:
The witness
Author:
Wheeler, Richard S.
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Publication Information:
New York : Signet, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
298 pages ; 18 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780451200754
Format :
Book

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Summary

A wealthy banker has the frontier town of Paradise in his pocket, but one man's silence cannot be bought in this latest dramatic western from Spur Award-winning author Richard S. Wheeler.Praise for Richard S. Wheeler:"Draws his memorable characters with bold and bigger-than-life strokes." --Terry C. Johnston, award-winning author of The Plainsman "An extraordinary writer." --The Roundup Quarterly


Author Notes

Richard S. (Shaw) Wheeler was born in Milwaukee in 1935 and grew up in nearby Wauwatosa. Wheeler spent three years in Hollywood in the mid-50s, where he worked in a record store and took acting lessons while struggling as a screenwriter. He eventually returned home, and attended the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

He spent over a decade as a newspaperman, working as an editorial writer for the Phoenix Gazette, editorial page editor for the Oakland, California, Tribune, reporter on the Nevada Appeal in Carson City, and reporter and assistant city editor for the Billings, Montana, Gazette.

In 1972, he turned to book editing, working in all for four publishers through 1987. As an editor for Walker & Company he edited twelve Western novels a year. Sandwiched between editing stints, in the mid-70s he worked at the Rancho de la Osa dude ranch in Sasabe, Arizona, on the Mexican border. There, in the off season, he experimented with his own fiction and wrote his first novel, Bushwack, published by Doubleday in 1978.

Five more Western novels followed Bushwack before Wheeler was able to turn to writing full time: Beneath the Blue Mountain (1979), Winter Grass (1983), Sam Hook (1986), Richard Lamb (1987) and Dodging Red Cloud (1987).

(Bowker Author Biography)


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