Shots Fired

Shots Fired

Stories From Joe Pickett Country

Book - 2014
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The author of the Joe Pickett novels presents 10 suspense stories about the Wyoming he knows so well--and the dark deeds and impulses that can be found there--in a collection that includes four stories that feature Pickett himself.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, ©2014.
ISBN: 9780399158582
9780425275405
Characteristics: xvii, 269 pages :,illustrations ;,24 cm.

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gloryb
Mar 30, 2020

This book is a collection of Box's short stories that he had published in several different publications of collected short stories. I enjoyed reading Box's prologue in which he explains how each story came about, where it was originally published, and any requirements such as length that he had to observe. The stories are a good length and all have some punch at the ending. All of the stories are set in the same territory that he uses for his Joe Pickett series - the hills, mountains, and rivers of Wyoming. The characters in these stories are outdoors people, usually Joe Pickett is not included in these stories. While I personally find short stories not as enjoyable to read as longer novels, each can be read in a short amount of time - a treat perhaps for those with limited time for reading or for those with memory issues.

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seeker472
Jan 09, 2018

Great book. Interesting stories in an easy read format. I enjoyed it.

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jeff2809
Aug 31, 2016

I am a fan of the Joe Pickett series. These stories vary in structure, characters and resolution, which I generally liked. But don't expect to like every story, because they do vary.

karcoldelharvic5 Sep 30, 2014

Normally do not like short stories, but because I like this writer I reserved the book. Loved it, stories just long enough.

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Onewhoissaved
Aug 23, 2014

I have waited 8 months for this book, "Shots fired". What a waste. I am disappointed at the lack of effort being put into writings these short stories. I feel let down by whom was arguably my latest favorite author.

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