J.v.L. Bell, winner of 2018 Will Rogers Medallion Award, Western Humor, Written.
Territory of Colorado, 1864. Millie and Dom Drouillard return with more murder, mayhem, and misadventures in J.v.L. Bell’s latest novel, Denver City Justice.
The newlyweds are barely settled into wedded bliss when their neighbor, the Widow Ferris, is found dead with an icicle piercing her cold heart. Suspects abound – Widow Ferris has been blackmailing most of the upstanding citizens of Idaho Springs, including its sheriff. Millie’s new husband, Dom, soon becomes the main suspect and is hauled off to jail for a taste of Denver City justice.
Can Millie arrive in Denver City in time? Joined by an unusual ensemble of proper matrons, her best friend Mary – a free black woman – and an Idaho Springs’ “fancy girl”, Millie heads to Denver City willing to do anything to keep Dom from swinging from the end of a rope.
Denver City Justice is a historical novel, rich in frontier lore, interesting Colorado history, and endearingly quirky characters.