Midway through his triumphant lecture tour of the American West, English writer Oscar Wilde discovers that someone in his entourage has been savagely murdering prostitutes. U.S. Marshal Robert Grigsby - gruff, resolute, and occasional sober - suspects Oscar. And so the flamboyant esthete, determined to clear his name, sets out to reveal the madman's identity by what he calls "a systematic application of the poetic imagination".

Before he finally confronts the killer, Wilde conducts a passionate affair with the fiancee of the most powerful man in Colorado; samples the pleasures of opium; finds himself stalked by a brutal, bearlike buffalo hunter; and shares an occasional drink with Doc Holliday, gunman and gambler. A tense mystery, a perverse comedy, Wilde West is a brilliant novel that includes, as all books should, murder, sex, insanity, cannibalism and a herd of goats.

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for Walter Satterthwait's Wilde West

Hardback Editions

February 1992 : UK Hardback
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Title: Wilde West
Author(s): Walter Satterthwait
ISBN: 0-00-232376-1 / 978-0-00-232376-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Collins Crime
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August 1991 : USA Hardback
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Title: Wilde West
Author(s): Walter Satterthwait
ISBN: 0-312-05997-3 / 978-0-312-05997-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: St Martins Pr
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Paperback Editions

June 2014 : Paperback
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Title: Wilde West
Author(s): Walter Satterthwait
Publisher: Mysterious Press
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June 1993 : UK Paperback
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Title: Wilde West
Author(s): Walter Satterthwait
ISBN: 0-00-647288-5 / 978-0-00-647288-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fontana Press
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Audio Editions

2001 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Wilde West
Author(s): Walter Satterthwait
ISBN: 1-4025-1290-2 / 978-1-4025-1290-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books LLC
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2001 : USA Audio CD

Title: Wilde West
Author(s): Walter Satterthwait
ISBN: 1-4025-2942-2 / 978-1-4025-2942-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books Productions
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Kindle Editions

June 2014 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Wilde West
Author(s): Walter Satterthwait
Publisher: mysteriouspress.com
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April 2012 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Wilde West
Author(s): Walter Satterthwait
Publisher: MysteriousPress.com/Open Road
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