The Adventures of Johnny Vermillion

The Adventures of Johnny Vermillion

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Johnny Vermillion's theatre troupe brings masterpieces to the wild west. The four actors are versatile enough to wear many costumes and play many roles, a few props, a little make-up, a costume and-voila-applause on the rugged frontier. Johnny also arranges a special attraction for each town. While his actors bustle in and out of costumes, on and off stage in many roles, one plays the villain in the bank. Then the actors take their curtain calls and railroad away. Who? Us? Rob a bank? But you saw all of us on stage. When could we have done that? A pinkerton man becomes the troupe's severest critic: He notices the news reports of stage performances one day and bank robberies the next. He follows the troupe, packing his suspicions. Finally, he sets a clever trap. Johnny Vermillion is one of the most entertaining rogues ever to turn a dishonest dollar. Any audience will love a troupe that can transform "A Midsummer's Nights Dream" into grand larceny.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 30mm | 399.17g
  • St Martin's Press
  • FORGE
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0765309149
  • 9780765309143

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"Stylist extraordinaire Estleman shapes sentences like prose poems to the craft at hand, his details sharp as metal shavings, in a voice all his own." - Kirkus Review"show more

About Loren D. Estleman

LOREN D. ESTLEMAN, author of more than fifty books, is admired for both his novels of the West and his crime novels. A nominee for the National Book Award, he has won five Spur Awards. Estleman lives in Michigan with his wife, author Deborah Morgan.show more

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