THIS IS THE TENTH COLE-HITCH WESTERN, and Robert Knott has proven he is supremely qualified to carry on the series. He cowrote the screenplay (with actor/director Ed Harris) for the big-screen adaptation of Appaloosa, based on Robert B. Parker’s novel, and coproduced the movie as well.
A THIRD-GENERATION ACTOR, writer, and producer, Knott descended from colorful cowboy stock—his grandparents had a traveling tent show that followed the wheat harvest throughout the West. When the show closed, his family settled in Oklahoma, where he was born and raised.
THE OLD WEST may run through Knott’s veins, but he’s a seasoned Hollywood veteran. Plus, he writes like a dream, and his attention to every detail of history, weaponry, and language is spot-on.
WESTERNS have been experiencing a resurgence in popularity. From HBO’s newest hit TV show Westworld to Craig Johnson’s Longmire featured on A+E, the Western is at the forefront of today’s pop culture.
THE ROBERT B. PARKER BRAND REMAINS STRONG even after Parker’s passing—with more than fifteen new coauthored titles across the three series selling more than a million copies since his passing.
STRONG ONLINE COMMUNITY: The Robert B. Parker Facebook page is a treasure trove of Robert B. Parker correspondence, photos, current media updates, and insider information, and is a place for fans to meet and talk about their favorite books and characters. Reader feedback has been outstanding.
PARKER’S POPULARITY REMAINS UNDIMINISHED: The successful continuation of the Spenser and Jesse Stone series shows fans are still rabid for Parker’s characters, and the great reviews prove we’ve got all the right writers to carry on his name.
“Knott ups his game with every entry he contributes to the Cole-Hitch series. The dialogue is sharper, the plotting more complex, and Knott is mastering Parker’s spare style. Very entertaining reading for western fans.”—Booklist
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