"Deep Creek is a vivid, scary, beautiful exploration of a dark moment in American history, all but forgotten, now brought explosively to life." 
  — Richard Preston, author of The Hot Zone and The Wild Trees.

"I read this detailed, sharply etched, and vivid evocation of time and place—a novel that is also an exemplary work of historical geography—with profound admiration and not a little envy." 

  —Yi-Fu Tuan, author of Coming Home to China.

"The best piece of Old West historical fiction I've seen since Wallace Stegner's Angle of Repose.  It deftly mixes fact and imagination, richly evoking a real time and place, as it tells a compelling story of people wrestling with the dark and tragic side of the frontier." 

  — Donald Worster, author of Under Western Skies and Dust Bowl.


"Dana Hand has created a remarkable book—both a high-voltage crime novel and a true account of a violent episode in the history of the American frontier. And it works—vividly, with a fierce narrative power that never slows down."
   — Samuel Hynes, author of Flights of Passage.

"The roundup of serious writers who have written Westerns [since 1960] is impressive: Larry McMurtry, Cormac McCarthy, E. L. Doctorow, Thomas Berger, Charles Portis, N. Scott Momaday...and, this year, Deep Creek by Dana Hand, a grim and fascinating fictional account..." 
  —Allen Barra, The Daily Beast/Newsweek

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