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Fatal Frontier, the (1997) [Anthology]
by Jon L. Breen Fredric Brown Bill Crider H.A. DeRosso Deborah Estleman Loren D. Estleman Brian Garfield Joe Gores Ed Gorman John Harvey Jeremiah Healy Morris Hershman John Jakes Wendi Lee Elmore Leonard Gary Lovisi Marcia Muller William F. Nolan Bill Pronzini Robert J. Randisi James M. Reasoner Mike Stotter L.J. Washburn Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Edited by: Ed Gorman and Martin H. Greenberg

Before Dashiell Hammett or Pulp Fiction, there was the frontier: a land of outcasts, loners, criminals, and lawmen, where disputes were ended by a six-gun. Now, the world's leading contemporary crime writers return to the most dramatic American setting, where the tales of good guys and bad guys, crime and punishment, began on...The Fatal Frontier

In The Boy Who Smiled Elmore Leonard tells the haunting story of a lynching, and the savage saga of revenge it spawns. John Jakes' The Woman At Apache Wells captures a violent falling-out among thieves, and a man and woman making a clean break for California. In The Time of the Wolves Marcia Muller leads a young wife into a long night of madness and survival on a wind-swept Kansas prairie. And in Riverboat Fighter, Brian Garfield masterfully protrays a gambling man's struggle with his past, his future, and a murderous enemy he encounters on the Rio Colorado.

A stunning anthology that brings the American West vividly to life, The Fatal Frontier showcases the exceptional talents of today's most popular mystery and crime storytellers in tales of deadly choices, flaring passions, and the hard battles of men and women living on the edge of survival.


  • The Boy Who Smiled by Elmore Leonard
  • Vigilante by H. A. DeRosso
  • The Time of the Wolves by Marcia Muller
  • The Woman at Apache Wells by John Jakes
  • Not a Lick of Sense by Bill Pronzini
  • The Tarnished Star by Jon L. Breen
  • Hacendado by James M. Reasoner
  • The Skinning Place by John Harvey
  • Winston’s Wife by Wendi Lee
  • Gunman in Town by Joseph Gores
  • Hollywood Guns by Livia Washburn
  • Fool’s Gold by Deborah Estleman
  • McKinney’s Revenge by Michael Stotter
  • To Tally the Dead by Jeremiah Healy
  • Shadow Quest by William F. Nolan
  • Pards by Ed Gorman
  • A Private Vengeance by Morris Hershman
  • Enough Rope by Gary Lovisi
  • The Hanging of Chick Dupree by Bill Crider
  • The Ghost with Blue Eyes by Robert J. Randisi
  • Riverboat Fighter by Brian Garfield
  • Bullet for Bullet by Fredric Brown
  • Mago’s Bride by Loren D. Estleman

Original title: The Fatal Frontier
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionCrime and Mystery

The following works are contained within this one:
     Woman at Apache Wells, the (1952) [Short Story]
      Author: John Jakes
     Riverboat Fighter (1967) [Short Story]
      Author: Brian Garfield
     Gunman in Town (1967) [Short Story]
      Author: Joe Gores
     Time of the Wolves, the (1988) [Short Story]
      Author: Marcia Muller
     Pards (1992) [Short Story]
      Author: Ed Gorman
     Tarnished Star, the (1997) [Short Story]
      Author: Jon L. Breen
     Hanging of Chick Dupree, the (1997) [Short Story]
      Author: Bill Crider

Edition #1: Fatal Frontier, the

Fatal Frontier, the (1997)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edited by: Martin H. Greenberg Ed Gorman
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ISBN: 0786005971

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