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Richard S Wheeler

USA flag (1935 - 2019)

Richard Shaw Wheeler was an American author and former newspaper editor. He is best known for his novels set in the American West, including the "Barnaby Skye" series.

Genres: Western, Historical
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Anthologies edited
Non fiction
Richard S Wheeler recommends
Johnny Blue and the Hanging Judge (2001)
(Johnny Blue, book 2)
Joseph A West
"Western fiction will never be the same."
Marshal of Medicine Lodge (2005)
(Merlin Fanshaw, book 4)
Stan Lynde
"A particularly rewarding novel written by one of the finest Western novelists of our times. Stan Lynde's novels are laced with wry humor, thoughts on the art of living and growing, toughness and tenderness, and the keenest understanding of human nature I've ever seen in fiction."
Dead Man's Boot (2016)
Patrick Dearen
"The very essence of what great fiction should be."
This Scorched Earth (2018)
William Gear
"William Gear has written a powerful and breathtaking fiction drawn from a host of fields, including the Civil War, the frontier, and prehistory. A reader ends up not just absorbed, or fascinated, but also educated, and This Scorched Earth catches the human condition in all its glory and sorrow."
A Sinister Splendor (2019)
Mike Blakely
"Blakely’s genius is to dramatize American history. He brings ardor and passion to this large task. He draws his characters from the dusty pages of history and brings them vividly to life. His novels brim with real people making fateful decisions. I admire him and his fine historical fiction."
The Plains (2019)
(Flight of the Hawk, book 2)
W Michael Gear
"No one reads a Gear novel without being transformed in beautiful ways."

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