Book Review-Hang Billy Mulligan: Rebellion in Gold Rush San Francisco-John Rose Putnam | Miki's Hope

Book Review-Hang Billy Mulligan: Rebellion in Gold Rush San Francisco-John Rose Putnam

Friday, August 13, 2021

San Francisco in 1855 was a very rough and tumble town run by all the undesirables you can possibly think of. When one of them shot a US Marshall--well people knew he would get off scot free. There were a bunch of people who were trying to take back the town for respectable people!

Memphis has just met the sister of the murdered Marshall and fell head over heels for her. Then he was asked to try and help the good people--I won't say how cause that will give away too much. Memphis was no angel but he really was trying to be so that Loretta would not tell him to go take a hike!

There are a couple of twists and turns in this tale with a major one concerning Memphis and the corrupt jailer Billy Mulligan near the the end!!

The characters and the time period will come to life for you while reading this fast moving book!!

About the Book: (from Amazon)

1855 San Francisco was a wild and open supply port for the gold rush. When a rich gambler shot a Deputy US Marshal his prostitute mistress hired Memphis, a small-time poker player, to take bribe payments to corrupt jailer Billy Mulligan. But on that very day Memphis met Loretta, the Marshal's sister, and is pulled into a growing conflict between honest businessmen and crooked politicians while he falls in love with a woman who won't approve of his lifestyle.

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About the Author: (from Amazon)

John came west as a young man and settled in Berkeley where he graduated from the University of California. He still lives and writes there and often gives a talk on the California gold rush to the gang at the Freight and Salvage.

He spent a lot of time digging into that gold rush too and many of his stories take place back then. John's characters are so real they'll jump right off the page and talk to you; his villains have hearts as cold as midnight and his heroes almost always do the right thing in the end.

He's working up quite a reputation for his knowledge of that era too. His blog, My Gold Rush Tales, attracted the interest of some TV folks and he appeared in a segment for the Travel Channel about Henry Meiggs, the man who built San Francisco's famous Fisherman's Wharf.

While his first novel, Hangtown Creek, a story of adventure, romance, and coming of age in the early days of the gold rush, was published in 2011, his brand new book, Into the Face of the Devil, moves between Hangtown and the sawmill where James Marshall first found gold, and pits a young man in love for the first time against a killer so evil he could pass for Satan.

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Melissa Meyers said...

The plot of this book sounds very interesting. I look forward to reading it.

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