Synopses & Reviews
Meet Idaho's Wild Ones From Florence to Lewiston, Boise to Grangeville, the frontier towns of Idaho were populated by some of the toughest and most dangerous characters in the West. Serial killer Lyda Lewis poisoned her unsuspecting husbands to cash in on their life insurance policies. The Eddy and Splawn families created counterfeit U.S. gold pieces. And Diamondfield” Jack Davis, a notorious killer, even shot a childs dog. From Butch Cassidy to George Levy, Harry Orchard to Caleb Lyon, read about the most notorious desperados in the history of the Gem State. Through these astonishing true stories, Outlaw Tales of Idaho introduces you to a state you thought you knewand a West wilder than you've ever imagined.
Massacres, mayhem, and mischief fill the pages of Outlaw Tales of Idaho. Ride with horse thieves and cattle rustlers, stagecoach, and train robbers. Duck the bullets of murderers, plot strategies with con artists, hiss at lawmen turned outlaws. A refreshing new perspective on some of the Rocky Mountain's most infamous reprobates.
About the Author
has written about Idaho for more than a quarter of a century, as a newspaper columnist, reporter and author of a book about Idaho's political history, Paradox Politics (Ridenbaugh Press). He edits four newsletters on Northwest public affairs and natural resources. He has lived in all the corners of Idaho, currently at Boise.
Table of Contents
(1) The Magruder Incident (2) The Opportunist (3) A Civil War Re-Enactment (4) Justice Overtaken (5) The Storyteller (6) Counterfeit (7) Diamondfield Jack (8) The Montpelier Job (9) In Levy's Alley (10 The Assassin (11) Deadshot (12) Serial Wife