The Hanging of Samuel Ash
Sheldon Russell
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Railroad bull Hook Runyon and his dog, Mixer, are chasing persistent pickpockets on the Santa Fe line, when Hook is called to investigate a malfunctioning wigwag signal in the middle of nowhere A young man has been strung up there, hung from the signal, and left strangled to death Hook finds no identification on the body, other than a bronze hero s medal around the corpsRailroad bull Hook Runyon and his dog, Mixer, are chasing persistent pickpockets on the Santa Fe line, when Hook is called to investigate a malfunctioning wigwag signal in the middle of nowhere A young man has been strung up there, hung from the signal, and left strangled to death Hook finds no identification on the body, other than a bronze hero s medal around the corpse s neck, with the name Samuel Ash engraved on it Refusing to bury what seems to be a World War II hero in a pauper s grave, Hook vows to find the dead boy s family, as well as his killer.With the casket in tow, and slowed down by an over educated sidekick, Junior Monroe, and a stream of new tasks from the head of division, Hook finally finds his way to Carmen, Oklahoma But no one there has ever heard of anyone named Samuel Ash There are secrets in Carmen, most of them associated with the local orphanage and its disliked director, and Hook is determined to get to the bottom of the mystery of the hanging of Samuel Ash.Vivid characterizations, searing descriptions, and a twisty plot make Sheldon Russell s The Hanging of Samuel Ash a gripping read.
  • Title: The Hanging of Samuel Ash
  • Author: Sheldon Russell
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  • Page: 127
  • Format: Kindle Edition

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Zora Jun 16, 2019 - 13:05 PM
It's more than a little insane that 50 Shades of Awful Writing has a million ratings here and a solid series like this is sputtering along on book four with eight reviews. (Nine, now.) It's a mystery series, about a one-armed train detective or "yard dog" in the 1940's. You can tell how well-researched it is, and yet you never feel lost in the railway slang of the era. You are there, among the clanking and soot and clever pickpockets and angry wildcat strikers.The second half of this one is far [...]
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Loretta Micheals Jun 16, 2019 - 13:05 PM
As I said in another review, it's pretty rare to find a series that continues to impress and keeps up the level of intensity and great writing throughout. This is certainly one of those series.For a one armed man, Hook Runyon, is the consummate juggler as he handles multiple investigations, a new trainee, Eddie Preston (his boss), rough traveling conditions, money woes, and his burning desire to add to his book collection. Oh, and let's not forget, the crummy railway equipment that plagues his w [...]
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Tex Reader Jun 16, 2019 - 13:05 PM
4/5 starsI'm excited to have won this as a First Read – so thanks!I had not read any of the Hook Runyon series before this, but no need – this stands alone well, telling about a month in the life of a yard dog (railroad security agent), centered around a mysterious hanging in the hot summer of 1947. There are also other cases happening along the way, taking him across the small towns and railways of eastern New Mexico, the Texas panhandle, and northwestern Oklahoma.Sheldon Russell spins a g [...]
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Melissa Jun 16, 2019 - 13:05 PM
I'd have to say that this book was "okay". It sounded like a really good concept for a story, and it read quickly, but it wasn't very exciting. There were a lot of redundant themes, as well. I understand that you want to establish habits in a character sometimes, but there are only so many times of: hopped a train, borrowed money, and drank Jim Beam that one wants to read. I will say, that I DID like the attitude of the main character. He was very sarcastic, and I find that type of wit quite fun [...]
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John Kues Jun 16, 2019 - 13:05 PM
I really enjoyed this book, I think Russell's humor is growing on me. One armed Hook has a way of plowing through problems of his own making, and his borrowing of money from some of the other RR employees and the way he manipulates the memory of some of them is hilarious. Talks down the amount he borrowed to the point that one thinks he owes Hook money. The new rookie he has working for him added another twist, and you have to admire the way Hook keeps going, no matter how many scrapes he gets i [...]
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Dave Hoff Jun 16, 2019 - 13:05 PM
Better & better. With this Hook Runyon book, I'm qualified to work for the railroad, 60 years younger, maybe as a Yard Bull. Enjoyed it, kind'a a vacation from my non-fiction Greenland Icecap studies. Clovis-Carlsbad RR run quite different from glaciers.
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Danath01 Jun 16, 2019 - 13:05 PM
Not as good as the first two Hook Runyon books but worth reading
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Charlene Jun 16, 2019 - 13:05 PM
I thoroughly enjoyed the humor, the characters, and Mr. Russell's ability to hold my interest throughout the entire story.
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Art Jun 16, 2019 - 13:05 PM
I think this is the strongest book in the series. I had almost lost hope after the last book but this is a nice rebound. Looking forward to the next one.
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The Hanging of Samuel Ash By Sheldon Russell Railroad bull Hook Runyon and his dog, Mixer, are chasing persistent pickpockets on the Santa Fe line, when Hook is called to investigate a malfunctioning wigwag signal in the middle of nowhere A young man has been strung up there, hung from the signal, and left strangled to death Hook finds no identification on the body, other than a bronze hero s medal around the corpsRailroad bull Hook Runyon and his dog, Mixer, are chasing persistent pickpockets on the Santa Fe line, when Hook is called to investigate a malfunctioning wigwag signal in the middle of nowhere A young man has been strung up there, hung from the signal, and left strangled to death Hook finds no identification on the body, other than a bronze hero s medal around the corpse s neck, with the name Samuel Ash engraved on it Refusing to bury what seems to be a World War II hero in a pauper s grave, Hook vows to find the dead boy s family, as well as his killer.With the casket in tow, and slowed down by an over educated sidekick, Junior Monroe, and a stream of new tasks from the head of division, Hook finally finds his way to Carmen, Oklahoma But no one there has ever heard of anyone named Samuel Ash There are secrets in Carmen, most of them associated with the local orphanage and its disliked director, and Hook is determined to get to the bottom of the mystery of the hanging of Samuel Ash.Vivid characterizations, searing descriptions, and a twisty plot make Sheldon Russell s The Hanging of Samuel Ash a gripping read.

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