Winner of the Spur Award for Best Historical Western
One of Entertainment Weekly's 10 Great Summer Thrillers
A rollicking novel about Nat Love, an African-American cowboy with a famous nickname: Deadwood Dick.
Young Willie is on the run, having fled his small Texas farm when an infamous local landowner murdered his father. A man named Loving takes him in and trains him in the fine arts of shooting, riding, reading, and gardening. When Loving dies, Willie re-christens himself Nat Love in tribute to his mentor, and heads west.
In Deadwood, South Dakota Territory, Nat becomes a Buffalo Soldier and is befriended by Wild Bill Hickok. After winning a famous shooting match, Nat's peerless marksmanship and charm earn him the nickname Deadwood Dick, as well as a beautiful bride. But the hellhounds are still on his trail, and they brutally attack Nat Love's bride. Pursuing the men who have driven his wife mad, Nat heads south for a final, deadly showdown against those who would strip him of his home, his love, his freedom, and his life.
Here are the details of our limited hardcover edition:
World's first illustrated edition
Signed by author Joe R. Lansdale & artist Ben Baldwin
Limited to only 350 hand-numbered copies worldwide
Full colour panoramic dust jacket illustration with extra wide flaps
Full colour wraparound book board illustration
Over fifteen black & white interior illustrations
Illustrated signature page
Full colour illustrated endpapers (printed full colour on both sides)