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Title:
The Tobermory manuscript : a western story
Author:
Work, James C.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Unity, Me. : Five Star, 2000.
Physical Description:
299 pages ; 22 cm.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780786221035
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On June 19, 1874, James Nugent and William Brown were riding across Colorado Territory when Griff Evans unexpectedly fired at them. Nugent would later die of his injuries, while Brown disappeard - along with a manuscript Nugent was thought to be working on.


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Work's family goes back to Cripple Creek and Leadville during the Colorado gold rush. A man who clearly knows the territory, he tells the story of James Nugent, a trapper called Mountain Jim, who was shot in 1874 by fellow trapper Griff Evans. There are questions about Nugent's death--Did a British visitor induce the drunken Evans to pull the trigger?--and they remain unanswered for more than 100 years, until Colorado professor David Lachlan takes up the search for a handwritten manuscript Mountain Jim was said to have produced. The hunt for answers and the manuscript takes Lachlan all the way to a rock clock tower in Tobermory, Scotland. This cleverly conceived and stylishly presented tale adds several levels of complexity to the standard western formula. Work's work works. --Budd Arthur