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Black Hats April 1920 The Prohibition Era Has Just Begun, And The Wild West Is A Fading Memory Legendary Lawman Wyatt Earp Is Spending His Golden Years In Los Angeles As A Private Detective And Sometime Consultant On Cowboy Movies Bored And Restless, He Jumps At The Chance To Go East To Help The Son Of His Late Friend Doc Holliday The Young Man S Mother Fears Her Gambler Son Will Lose Everything, Including His Life, In Wild And Woolly Manhattan, Where Johnny Holliday Has Opened One Of The First, And Glitziest, Speakeasy Nightclubs.Wyatt S Onetime Deputy, Bat Masterson, Joins The Defense Of Young Holliday Against A New Breed Of Badmen Mobsters Led By Brooklyn S Brash, Brutal Alphonse Capone Young Al And His Sadistic Boss Frankie Yale Have Targeted Holliday S Nightspot, Where Jazz Baby Diva Texas Guinan Is Welcoming Suckers And Money Is Flowing Like Bootleg Beer As The Twenties And Machine Guns Start To Roar, The Lawless Lawmen Move Through A Glittering World Of Beautiful Showgirls, Ruthless Gangsters, And High Rolling Gamblers Taking One Last Glorious Stand That Makes The O.K Corral Shoot Out Pale, Signaling The End Of Their Legend And The Beginning Of Scarface Al S Black Hats Is A Thrilling And Colorful Ride Into A Time And Place Where Good Guys And Bad Guys Blur, And Big City Dreams Turn On A Dime In Vivid Detail, The Enigmatic Earp S Character Draws Into Sharp Focus, While Capone S Young Personality Comes Alive, Foreshadowing The Master Criminal He Would Become Wearing Another Hat, Patrick Culhane Is One Of Suspense Fiction S Most Respected Writers, And His Newest, Most Innovative Blockbuster Is Grand, Enormous Fun.


10 thoughts on “Black Hats

  1. says:

    Picked it up for two bucks in a remainder heap Enjoyable enough so far, but the author seems to be padding the story with a lot of unnecessary backfill ie retelling the Battle of the OK Corral and the Saint Valentine s Day Massacre.Still, it drew me in Fans of historical what ifs and of tough...


  2. says:

    Max Allan Collins is a superb wordsmith He can use obsolete lingo in a way that is immersive without being heavy handed, and his wit is dry and deft His portrait of Wyatt Earp is compelling His landscape of prohibition era New York and L.A is detailed and well researched, providing a fully painted backdrop but again, without taking center stage The plot is solid, but the momentum comesfrom interest in the character...


  3. says:

    Not my typical fare, but this was indeed enjoyable It even had a bit of a surprise, so I will also say that it not at all predictable Light reading, if you re looking for something that takes license with historical accuracy and admits it and is also an interesting combo of Wild West and Roar...


  4. says:

    What Black Hats shows is that times change but people don t Many individuals who spent their youth and salad days in the wild West saw the horse give way to the car and even to the aeroplane, but they adapted, adjusted and made their way in a changing world, just as those of us who remember a time without computers or even television now tap out book reviews on electronic keyboards, screens and even mobile phones Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson, two real life lawmen from the o...


  5. says:

    This was a fun period piece A 70 year old Wyatt Earp teams up with Bat Masterson and the son of Doc Holliday against a young firecracker of a gangster, Al Capone Patrick Culhane Max Allan Collins does a masterful job of evoking Prohibition era New York City The characters are bright and pop off the page The story is gripping, leading from shootout to duels at the poker table to a con that would evoke jealousy from Danny Ocean It was an easy read and I enjoyed it Not available as an ebook a...


  6. says:

    Wyatt Earp Bat Masterson Al Capone Geriatric badass Earp, spending his sunset years in LA as a P.I., takes a case back east extricating the son of Doc Holliday from a little Prohibition Era trouble with the mob It sounds like the set up for a bad joke, but Max Allan Collins writing here as Culhane doesn t just make it work, he makes it sing With the exception of Holliday s son, characters are almost to a man drawn from history Fascinating, though all that nasty, inconvenient factuali Wyatt Earp Bat Masterson Al Capone Geriatric badass Earp, spending his sunset years in LA as a P.I., takes a case back east extricating the son of Doc Holliday from a little Prohibition Era trouble with the mob It sounds like the set up for a bad joke, but Max Allan Collins writing here as Culhane doesn t just make it work, he makes it sing With the exception of Holliday s son, characters are almost to a man drawn from history Fascinating, though all that...


  7. says:

    How can an author go wrong with having Wyatt Earp face Al Capone I mean, really This book lives up to its name Constant action return return It s 1920 The young punk Al Capone is trying to muscle his boss s way into the liquor business in NYC But Doc Holliday s son runs his own speakeasy and has his own liquor supply He doesn t want to deal with Capone s people There s the conflict Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson show up to save the day Even though they are senior citizens, they still ca How can ...


  8. says:

    it s a little known fact that Earp spent the last twenty years of his life as a private detective in Los Angeles So when his best friend, Doc Holliday s, mistress implores the aging lawman to track down her and Holliday s errant son in Manhattan, Earp willingly takes the case His task to convince the young man to give up his ill advised involvement in organized crime and bootlegging.Earp enlists his old friend, Bat Masterson, who s now a sportswriter, and delves deep into the world of the New it s a little known fact that Earp spent the last twenty years of his life as a private detective in Los Angeles So when his best friend, Doc Holliday s, mistress implores the aging lawman to track down her and Holliday s errant son in Manhattan, Earp willingly takes the case His task to convince the young man to...


  9. says:

    This is a thoroughly enjoyable story, an audacious fiction with enough facts behind it to make it seem as if it could have happened Bat and Wyatt, as well as the other real life persons, are depicted the way we ve been led to believe they would have talked and acted, and the many legends about them are woven into the story as well It s a fun romp through a time in American history when old legends were fading fast and new ones were rising, but this brief moment when the old and the new might h This is a thoroughly enjoyable story, an audacious fiction with enough facts behind it to make it seem as if it could have happened Bat and Wyatt, as well as the other real life persons, are depicted the way we ve been led to believe...


  10. says:

    A library loaner, it sounded fun The 1920 s, prohibition, with Wyatt Earp a PI in California with his best friend, Bat Masterson, now a sports writer in NYC, in the big city to help their late friend, Doc Holliday s son, John, dentist, gambler, and speakeasy owne...