CHRIS ENSS. Outlaw Tales of California


CHRIS ENSS. Outlaw Tales of California. Two Dot. Trade paperback, 146 pages, $16.96, GlobePequot.com.

Chris Enss has a unique talent for rummaging around in history and assembling collections of stories that reveal interesting, and often obscure, aspects of the Old West. She’s done it with notorious women, female physicians, mail-order brides, gamblers, teachers and more. She does it again in this second edition of Outlaw Tales of California, offering the reader bite-size profiles of Golden State desperados. Included are legendary figures like Joaquin Murieta and Black Bart, and lesser known but every bit as nefarious bandits such as Tom Bell and Dick Fellows.