“One of the most intriguing elements of Kelton’s novel is the late 19th century Texas frontier backdrop. Kelton smoothly integrates into his narrative, lessons in Texas history and pictures of life in early Texas. Kelton’s masterful use of words, his creative talent for weaving together an intriguing plot full of suspense, romance, and humor, and his use of descriptive detail that affords the reader an opportunity to actually live a piece of Texas history all combine to make each of his novels a unique experience. Jericho’s Road is no exception.”
--Texas Books in Review on Jericho's Road
“Storytelling as ripe as a bank ripe for robbing. Its quietly knifelike sentences will skin you alive.”
--Kirkus Reviews on Texas Vendetta
“[Kelton] continues to show his contemporaries how to tell a simple story with clear and concise writing that holds the reader to every page.” –San Angelo Standard-Times on Ranger's Trail.
“In Ranger's Trail, Elmer Kelton does once again what he does better than anyone: tell a turbulent story calmly. The failings that animate the characters of this book, and the tragedies that befall them, are rendered in such precise and unexcitable prose that it is no wonder that after 40 novels Kelton's reputation continues to expand. He has earned his prestige word by honest word.”
--Stephen Harrigan, author of The Gates of the Alamo