The Horse Killer, by Joe Kilgore, is a good western adventure novel told in classic western style, but with an unusual twist. Texas Ranger, Raven Comstock, on the hunt for wayward criminals, comes across an abandoned farm where he finds the carcass of a brutally beaten horse. The crime sparks an investigative flame which then leads him to more such killings. As Raven chases down the perpetrator, there are adventures and altercations around every corner and sage brush. One senses what life was like on the open ranges of the American southwest, where rattlers and wild boars could end one's existence in minutes. This is a bizarre tale, one that challenges the reader to figure out who is behind the killings and why; and rest assured, it is not what you think. No spoilers - you'll have to read the story.
Review by International Writers Inspiring Change
About Joe Kilgore
Joe is an award-winning writer of novels, novellas, screenplays and short stories. His stories have been published in magazines, creative journals, anthologies, and online literary publications. One of them was honored by the Kurt Vonnegut Museum & Library. A collection of his short stories was recently published by Encircle Publications. Joe is the author of six published novels, one novella, and has won awards for original screenplays as well. In addition, he also writes professionally for national and international book review companies. Joe’s wife, Claudia, is an accomplished artist. They live in Austin, Texas with a dog, multiple cats, and other animals that always seem to be wandering by.