Heresy

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Heresy
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"An all-out women-driven, queer, transgender, multiracial takeover of the Old West . . . and that's exactly what Melissa Lenhardt delivers in her unapologetically badass western, Heresy." - New York Times

In this novel told through journal entries, interviews, and newspaper columns, uncover the hidden history of America's first and only all-female gang in the American West.

"Readers who relish an unusual narrative structure will enjoy this unique take on the traditional western." - Booklist

Margaret Parker and Hattie LaCour never intended to turn outlaw.

After being run off their ranch by a greedy cattleman, their family is left destitute. As women alone they have few choices: marriage, lying on their backs for money, or holding a gun. For Margaret and Hattie the choice is simple. With their small makeshift family, the gang pulls off a series of heists across the West.

Though the newspapers refuse to give the female gang credit, their exploits don't go unnoticed. Pinkertons are on their trail, a rival male gang is determined to destroy them, and secrets among the group threaten to tear them apart. Now, Margaret and Hattie must find a way to protect their family, finish one last job, and avoid the hangman's noose.

For more from Melissa Lenhardt, check out:

The Sawbones Series
Sawbones
Blood Oath
Badlands
  • Orbit; October 2018
  • ISBN 9780316435338
  • Read online, or download in secure EPUB format
  • Title: Heresy
  • Author: Melissa Lenhardt
  • Imprint: Redhook
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  • 9780316435338

About The Author

Melissa Lenhardt is the author of Heresy, the Sawbones historical fiction series, and the Jack McBride mystery series. Her debut mystery, Stillwater, was a finalist for the 2014 Whidbey Writers' MFA Alumni Emerging Writers Contest, and Sawbones, her historical fiction debut, was hailed as a "thoroughly original, smart and satisfying hybrid, perhaps a new sub-genre: the feminist Western" by Lone Star Literary Life. She lives in Texas with her husband, two sons, and two Golden Retrievers.

Subject categories
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  • 9780316435338