Peter Bowen was born at a quite early age, in a place so loathsome he does not speak its name. Grew up in Colorado and Montana, in Bozeman, before the Holocaust. He has written of the West in his books as it is all he knows or cares about. In the sixteen Du Pre' mysteries he has touched lightly on the romantic history of the Metis', Children of the Fur Trade, and in the comic Yellowstone Kelly novels retold some history in a manner calculated to offend the dreary scribblers of hack "Western"novels. He is now nearly finished with a long novel set in 1923, a year when Jack Dempsey and Tommy Gibbons fought for the World Heavyweight title, Tom Mix made movies up there, and prosperity came to Montana's plains, bootlegging hooch. Things were more fun then.
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