Josey Angel Rides Again

Avenging Angel, the third Josey Angel novel, got this terrific write-up from my old friends at The Daytona Beach News-Journal. And it was a special treat to get to share the spotlight with my dear friend and former editor, Cal Massey. Jim Abbott is a wonderful writer. Here’s a little of what he wrote, plus a link to the full story.

“For fans of historical westerns, writer Derek Catron has returned with “Avenging Angel” ($25.95, Five Star, 319 pages). It’s the conclusion of a trilogy that follows the adventures of Josey Angel, a taciturn gunslinger in the aftermath of the Civil War, famous for his speedy draw with a rifle or pistol.

“For Catron, a former managing editor at The Daytona Beach News-Journal who now works as an investigative team editor at USA Today, the new “Avenging Angel” continues the evolving story of the marquee character, Josey Angel, his resourceful, independent-minded wife, Annabelle, and a cast of historically based characters that includes legendary Indian warrior Crazy Horse.

“Those characters powered the plots of Catron’s 2016 debut, “Trail Angel,” and its follow-up, “Angel Falls,” a little over a year later. After enduring the treacherous Bozeman Trail and bloody attacks in the early days of the Plains Indian War in the first two books, Josey and Annabelle now aim to leave the war behind, but they find themselves drawn into danger again.”

Read more about Avenging Angel, plus Cal’s book, Own Little Words on The News-Journal website.

It’s always a thrill to open the first box of new books.

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