Wandering DogiesLarge Print - 2016
Orville Woodruff was just twenty-five and for the past two years he had been cooped up in an office in San Francisco taking verbal abuse from Henry Ellis, who was never satisfied. Orville dreamed of open spaces and being free of Henry Ellis & Co., wholesale jewelers. Then a letter arrived from his father saying he had struck gold. Orville promptly quit his job with plans to join his father. Despite the shock of discovering the letter had been postmarked in Encinitas, Arizona, fifteen years ago, Orville took the morning train hoping to find some trace of his father. Meanwhile, outside Encinitas, Micky Davis and Spook Sullivan were searching for two hundred calves that had been stolen from their ranch when they came upon a skeleton sheltered in a crevice. Lying beside the skeleton was a rusted Colt .45 and half a dozen chunks of quartz filled with gold. Scratched in the sandstone was a message: Jack Woodruff murder. They hurried to town to report their finding to the sheriff, but did not say anything about the gun or the gold. Two days later, the stage Orville Woodruff had boarded in Sierra Vista arrives in Encinitas, but Orville is missing. The skeleton has also disappeared. And there are still the missing calves. Could all these events be related? Will the sheriff solve this puzzle before anything or anyone else goes missing?
Publisher: Thorndike, Maine :, Center Point Large Print,, 2016.
Edition: Large print edition.
Copyright Date: ©1938
Characteristics: 239 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.