This collection of short, action-filled stories of the Old West's most egregiously badly behaved female outlaws, gamblers, soiled doves, and other wicked women offers a glimpse into the Western women's experience that's less sunbonnets and more six-shooters. During the late 1800s, while men were settling the new frontier and rushing off to the latest boomtowns, women of easy virtue found wicked lives west of the Mississippi when they followed fortune hunters seeking gold and land in an unsettled territory. Prostitutes and female gamblers hoped to capitalize on the vices of the intrepid pioneers. Pulling together stories of ladies caught in the acts of mayhem, distraction, murder, and highway robbery, Wicked Women includes famous names like Belle Starr and Big Nose Kate as well as lesser known characters.
We've sent an email with your order details. Order ID #:
To access this title, visit your library in the app or on the desktop website.
Strong Women Out West
Fascinating, Daring, Informative.
No favorite. All of the ladies were special.
The scene where the madam shoots her lover one night, misses, then shoots him the next.
- William R. Toddmancillas
- Looloo's mom