Once Upon a Dead Man (A Sheriff Ben Stillman Western 7) by Peter Brandvold
A MURDERED LAWMAN AND A FRONTIER TOWN WITH A DEADLY SECRET…
Sheriff Ben Stillman knows that every lawman could face sudden death. But that doesn't ease his anger over Marshal Charlie Boomhauer's brutal murder. And ol’ Charlie's shoes have already been filled by his brash, young deputy--who isn't exactly out shaking the bushes to find Charlie's killer or killers.
The new marshal is blaming the murder on a band of Gypsies who moved north--or was it south? It's becoming clear that the town of Lone Pine has something to hide--and that Stillman is outside his jurisdiction. But the lawman's code says that you take care of your own. Ben isn't going home until he's served up some justice--whether it's by the rules or not.
Once Upon a Dead Man is the seventh novel in the fast-moving, western classic Sheriff Ben Stillman Series.