About the book:
It is 1887. Snow is falling in the high country of Colorado. Bill Ewing led a bank heist in the small mountain town of Kinsey City — but just woke up tied to the back of a mule. "Sipping Whiskey in a Shallow Grave" is an epic novel chronicling Bill Ewing’s gang of thieves and the posse that takes after them, the cowhands of the B-Cross-C, and the unexpected turns of life which bring them all together.
Following the Great Die-Up, the harshest winter to ever hit the West, LG Pendleton and Casey Pruitt lead a mixed herd of Polangus and Durham cattle down the stage road in Lefthand Canyon. Their way of life is fading with the changing times. Fences cross what once was open range, locomotives are eliminating the trail drive, and both Casey and LG must learn to change with it — or fade away themselves.
At once both personal and immutable, "Sipping Whiskey in a Shallow Grave" is a sweeping tale of randomness and destiny, reminding us of the power of the human spirit in the face of adversity.
“Nothing like being drawn back into another time! Old West Colorado comes alive in this novel. Depicting the many different lives, of Lawmen, Thieves, and true working Cowboys out on the Range. All done with the authenticity that makes you really understand what life might have been like back then. Not the glorified romance of many tales of the West, but bringing alive the true hardships, of an untamed Country. While letting us realize what tough, rugged individuals, they must have been, all in the name of survival. A great read, that completely revived my Western Spirit!”
-- Fred Hargrove - Western Cowboy, Singer / Songwriter
Sipping Whiskey in a Shallow Grave is a fun and enthralling read! Mark Mitten has managed to create both an authentic voice, filled with western flair, and a freshness. The characters are so alive that you expect them to walk through the door as you put the book down. A great first effort for this wonderful new author!”
-- Carol Heiden - Executive Director, Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center
"While reading Sipping Whiskey in a Shallow Grave, I found myself in the middle of the action both mentally and emotionally. Mark does a great job developing the characters and the story so that readers are in the center of it all. Anyone who has an interest in the western world should read this one!"
--- Dr. Clint Unruh, DVM, Colorado Equine Veterinary Services
Sipping Whiskey in a Shallow Grave
Authored by Mark Mitten
List Price: $16.95
6" x 9" (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
Sunbury Press, Inc.
BISAC: Fiction / Westerns
Also available on Nook and Kindle
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