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This mildly diverting western concerns a desperate flight in a broken-down coach from the rough-and-tumble Montana goldfield towns of Alder Gulch and Virginia City, where road agents--highwaymen, bushwackers, thugs--make travel hazardous. While you can make a fortune in this hardbitten territory, you'd better not try to leave town with it. Nevertheless, doughty miner Aristotle Scrimshaw, Professor Randolph Figaro, an honest gambler, and Angelica Ramirez, a whorehouse madame with a heart (and 600 pounds) of gold, have their reasons for decamping. Fortitude Hays and Calvin Creed help fix up a coach and borrow a team to make an unscheduled run for it. Once nefarious characters get wind of the treasure (totaling a hard-to-tote half-ton of gold dust), the travelers are attacked and harassed all along the treacherous coach route. Though plot twists and mounting tension move toward a heartwarming finale, Wheeler's ( Dodging Red Cloud ) dialogue rings hollow, stock characters ''retort'' and ''guffaw'' overmuch and disbelief--present from early on--finally triumphs.

Genre: Western

Used availability for Richard S Wheeler's Fool's Coach

Hardback Editions

November 1992 : USA Hardback

Title: Fool's Coach
Author(s): Richard S Wheeler
ISBN: 0-517-09427-4 / 978-0-517-09427-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Value Publishing
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April 1990 : USA Hardback

Title: Fool's Coach (Thorndike Press Large Print Western Series)
Author(s): Richard S Wheeler
ISBN: 0-89621-964-X / 978-0-89621-964-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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May 1989 : USA Hardback
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Title: Fool's Coach
Author(s): Richard S Wheeler
ISBN: 0-87131-560-2 / 978-0-87131-560-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: M. Evans & Company
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Paperback Editions

September 2015 : UK Paperback

Title: Fool's Coach
Author(s): Richard S Wheeler
ISBN: 1-78541-011-3 / 978-1-78541-011-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft
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August 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: Fool's Coach
Author(s): Richard Wheeler
ISBN: 0-595-32907-1 / 978-0-595-32907-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Backinprint.com
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June 1991 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Fool's Coach
Author(s): Richard S Wheeler
ISBN: 0-8125-1297-9 / 978-0-8125-1297-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Audio Editions

May 2005 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Fool's Coach by Richard S. Wheeler from Books in Motion.com
Author(s): Richard S Wheeler
ISBN: 1-59607-062-5 / 978-1-59607-062-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books In Motion
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1995 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Fools Coach
Author(s): Richard S Wheeler
ISBN: 1-887546-00-6 / 978-1-887546-00-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pegasus
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