MONTY McCORD. Mundy’s Law

MundysLawFrontMONTY McCORD. Mundy’s Law. Five Star Publishing. Hardcover, 242 pages, $25.95, www. gale.cengage.com/fivestar.

This tale of frontier town life, cattle rustling and vengeance seeking on the snow-covered Nebraska plains in 1876, moves briskly with vivid characters, from the methodical Mundy to the suspicious-minded Sarah Welby to the vigor of Pastor Cadwallen Christmas Evans. McCord reveals a sure handedness at storytelling throughout, particularly in Mundy’s almost dispassionate recollection of what lead him to become a lawman. Mundy’s Law was a Spur finalist for Best Western Audiobook in 2010, and is now published in hardcover.