Death on the Lonely Llano Estacado: The Assassination of J. by Bill Neal,Chuck Lanehart

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By Bill Neal,Chuck Lanehart

within the iciness of 1901, James W. Jarrott led a band of twenty-five homesteader households towards the Llano Estacado in a ways West Texas, newly opened for payment via a populist Texas legislature. yet frontier cattlemen who were pasturing their herds at the unfenced prairie land have been enraged via the encroachment of those “nesters.” In August 1902 a recognized employed murderer, Jim Miller, ambushed and murdered J. W. Jarrott. Who employed Miller? This crime hasn't ever been solved, in the past. Award-winning writer invoice Neal investigates this chilly case and effectively items jointly the entire threads of circumstantial proof to slot the noose snugly round the neck of Jim Miller’s organization. What emerges from those pages is the power of fascinating characters in an engrossing narrative: Jim Jarrott, the diminutive recommend who fearlessly champions the reason for the little man. The ruthless and slippery murderer, Deacon Jim Miller. and eventually Jarrott’s younger widow Mollie, who perseveres and flourishes opposed to nice odds and tells the settlers to “Stay put!”

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