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Cattle Kate

(2014)
A novel by

 
Cattle Kate is the only woman ever lynched as a cattle rustler. History called it "range land justice" when she was strung up in Wyoming Territory on July 20, 1889, tarring her as a dirty thief and a filthy whore.

But history was wrong. It was all a lie.

Her real name was Ella Watson. She wasn't a rustler. She wasn't a whore. And she'd never been called Cattle Kate until she was dead and they needed an excuse. She was really a 29-year-old immigrant homesteader, lynched with her husband by her rich and powerful cattle-baron neighbors who wanted her land and its precious water rights.

Some people knew the truth from the start. Their voices were drowned out by the all-powerful Wyoming Stock Growers Association. And those who dared speak out - including the eyewitnesses to the hangings - either disappeared or mysteriously died. There was no one left to testify against the vigilantes when the case eventually came to trial. Her six killers walked away scot-free.

But the legend was stronger than the truth. For over a century, newspapers, magazines, books - movies,too - spread her ugly legacy.

Now, on the 125th anniversary of her murder, the real Ella comes alive in Cattle Kate to tell her heartbreaking story. Jana Bommersbach's debut novel bares a legend central to the western experience.

 
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Hardback Editions

October 2014 : USA Hardback
Title: Cattle Kate
Author(s): Jana Bommersbach
ISBN: 1-4642-0302-4 / 978-1-4642-0302-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

October 2014 : USA Paperback
Title: Cattle Kate
Author(s): Jana Bommersbach
ISBN: 1-4642-0303-2 / 978-1-4642-0303-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2014 : USA Paperback
Title: Cattle Kate
Author(s): Jana Bommersbach
ISBN: 1-4642-0304-0 / 978-1-4642-0304-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

February 2015 : USA Audio CD
Title: Cattle Kate
Author(s): Jana Bommersbach
ISBN: 1-4830-7942-2 / 978-1-4830-7942-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2015 : USA Audio CD
Title: Cattle Kate: A Novel
Author(s): Jana Bommersbach
ISBN: 1-4830-7944-9 / 978-1-4830-7944-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2015 : USA MP3 CD
Title: Cattle Kate: A Novel
Author(s): Jana Bommersbach
ISBN: 1-4830-7943-0 / 978-1-4830-7943-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2015 : UK Audio edition
Title: Cattle Kate: A Novel
Author(s): Jana Bommersbach
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

October 2014 : USA Kindle edition
Title: Cattle Kate
Author(s): Jana Bommersbach
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Availability: Amazon   


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