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Stamping Ground

Stamping Ground

A Page Murdock Novel

Page Murdock Novels (Volume 2)

Loren D. Estleman

Forge Books




In Loren D. Estleman's Stamping Ground, Deputy U.S. Marshall Page Murdock isn't happy when Judge Blackthorne decides to send him on an assignment to North Dakota. He passed through the territory once before and is not eager to return to a land of sudden blizzards and spring floods. And to make matters worse he has been handed the nearly impossible job of apprehending the renegade Cheyenne leader Ghost Shirt, who is responsible for several massacres in the area.

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Chapter One

Simmer down, Page. Northern Dakota isn't the end of the world."
As he spoke, Judge Blackthorne ran the fingers of his gavel hand through his raven chin-whiskers. I suppose he thought that made him appear wise and...


Praise for Stamping Ground

“Mr. Estleman plays in the majors...and his nervy characters can talk their way home on a double. A good clean game.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Estleman could rewrite the Ann Arbor phone book and I'd pay to take a peek.” —Chicago Sunday Tribune

“Estleman ranks among the best of current American novelists.” —San Diego Union-Tribune

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About the author

Loren D. Estleman

Loren D. Estleman was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a BA degree in English Literature and Journalism in 1974. In 2002, the university awarded him an honorary doctorate in Humane Letters for his contribution to American literature.

He is the author of more than fifty novels in the categories of mystery, historical western, and mainstream, and has received four Western Writers of American Golden Spur Awards, three Western Heritage Awards, and three Shamus Awards. He has been nominated for the Edgar Allan Poe Award, Britain's Silver Dagger, the National Book Award, and the Pulitzer Prize. In 2003, the mammoth Encyclopedia of Detective Fiction named him the most critically acclaimed writer of U.S. detective.

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