The Peaceful Valley crime wave

Bill Pronzini

Book - 2019

In the quiet town of Peaceful Valley, Montana, Sheriff Lucas Monk must deal with an unexpected crime wave, which is ignited by the theft of a wooden cigar store Indian.

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Subjects
Genres
Detective and mystery fiction
Mystery fiction
Western stories
Western fiction
Published
New York : Forge 2019.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Item Description
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Physical Description
252 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN
9780765394415
0765394413
Main Author
Bill Pronzini (author)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

Sheriff Lucas Monk is startled when his quiet town of Peaceful Valley, Montana spirals into an unexpected crime wave after a wooden cigar store Indian is stolen, a teenager goes missing and a housekeeper is poisoned.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

1914. Nothing much happens in Peaceful Valley, Montana ... and that's just how Sheriff Lucas Monk likes it. He hasn't had to resort to his fists or sidearm in years. Then the theft of a wooden cigar store Indian sets off a crime wave like nothing Lucas has ever seen. Teenager Charity Axthelm goes missing, and Reba Purvis's housekeeper is poisoned with cyanide Reba is sure was meant for her. It's not long before the first corpse shows up, and it's up to Monk to solve each of the crimes and restore the peace. -- adapted from jacket

Review by Publisher Summary 3

In the quiet town of Peaceful Valley, Montana, Sheriff Lucas Monk must deal with an unexpected crime wave, which is ignited by the theft of a wooden cigar store Indian.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

Bill Pronzini’s riveting western mystery, The Peaceful Valley Crime Wave, takes on the modern world with old-fashioned violence--and his Peaceful Valley is anything but… Nothing much happens in Peaceful Valley, Montana. And that’s just how Sheriff Lucas Monk likes it.Aside from the occasional drunken brawl or minor disturbance out on the reservation, he hasn’t had to resort to his fists or sidearm in years.That is, until mid-October, 1914, when the theft of a wooden cigar store Indian sets off a crime wave like nothing Lucas has ever seen. Teenager Charity Axthelm goes missing, Reba Purvis’s housekeeper is poisoned with cyanide Reba is sure was meant for her, and Lucas’s gut tells him that this is only the beginning.It’s not long before the first corpse shows up, bringing the peace in the valley to a thundering end.