Bio: Matt Cole lives and works in Florida, with his wife and son. He has a master's degree in english. He plans to teach and will continue to write. This is his second novel, The Widow Begley's Last Stand, was published in 2001.
Set on the harsh streets of New York in 1873, Coffin-Notice introduces private investigator Anson Priddle and his assistant, Flannery McKay, as they work to solve the murder of a young Protestant activist in New York's gritty Five Points district. To make matters worse, found with the body is a coffin-notice, or a card with a coffin crudely drawn on it along with a death threat, as originally used by the Molly Maguires. When the peculiar and mysterious Priddle takes the case, he must hire an ass... more info>>
Chet Hargraves hadn't planned on staying long when he rode into the small Montana town of Dead Horse Creek. He was just a ranch hand, line rider with no work between seasons, trapped by a pending blizzard before he could leave. But even before he had arrived his past had caught up with him. Perhaps he should have braved the blizzard and left as he was told to do. Chet Hargraves hated to be told what to do. It became even tougher to leave when he saw Beth again. She was the woman he's loved for s... more info>>
This is a novel of the life of William "Bill" Matthew Tilghman, the most infamous lawman in the history of the West. He's the one man many historians describe as the greatest sheriff of the Wild West. The novel is told through the individual voices of some seventy plus people who knew him--kinfolk, lawmen, bartenders, prostitutes, friends and enemies. The result is an astonishing series of vignettes, each revealing a period of Tilghman's life, each rendered honestly and in a unique, evocative vo... more info>>