Western / Mystery

A Dead Ranch Hand, a Silver Picture Frame, and a Curse

February 8, 2013
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On a western cattle ranch in 1896, honest, hard-working, ranch hand Colter Barnett, having been wrongly accused of stealing a valuable silver picture frame, is gunned down in cold blood by his boss, wealthy landowner Henry McKenna. Later, when McKenna discovers the silver picture frame to be “under a pile of old rags” in his closet, he tries to hide his mistake by burying the object with the body of his victim.

That’s when the curse begins, in Len Francis Monahan‘s book “Rattlesnakes, Ghosts and Murderers.”

Len Francis Monahan

The story chronicles the adventures of the murder victim’s son, young Colt Barnett, a self-reliant orphan boy who goes on to work for Mrs. Helen McKenna, widow of murderous Henry and the new owner of the McKenna Ranch empire. Where will this relationship go?

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The Seattle Post-Intelligencer likes Len Francis Monahan’s work:

Len Francis Monahan has a unique style of writing that captures the heartwarming drama of familial love, the life and death struggles of running a cattle ranch in the early American West with a fictional coming-of-age story. In Rattlesnakes, Ghosts and Murderers, Len Francis Monahan’s writing is addictive, entertaining, riveting and rewarding.

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