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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Loren D. Estleman Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2010 ISBN: 9781449844349
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A unique novel of England and the old West

Roy was Judge Roy Bean, the infamous, notorious real-life justice of the peace whose life has been the source of biographies, novels, plays, and films. Lillie was Lillie Langtry, the celebrated “Jersey Lily” of the British stage. They never met, but they wrote letters to each other. From very different backgrounds, living vastly different lives, separated by an ocean and most of a continent, these two unforgettable people share something unique in the “lost letters” of this novel. For many years Bean, the cantankerous self-styled arbiter of rough frontier justice, wrote fan letters to the beautiful actress across the sea; occasionally, she wrote back. He even renamed the town in which he lived Langtry in her honor. And they would have met, if Bean had not died shortly before Lillie, after years of strange but poignant correspondence, finally kept her promise to visit her distant admirer.

In this story of letters lost, Loren D. Estleman, with all the nuance and narrative skill, brings to life an untold chapter of transatlantic love that is as tender as it is unique.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Estleman, a longtime mystery and western writer, turns in an unusual sort of real-life-inspired novel…This spruced-up account of one of history’s great unconsummated relationships remains pleasurable reading from a veteran storyteller.” 


  • “Rowdy Roy Bean, lovely Lillie Langtry—a fine romance with no kisses…The Estleman hallmark has always been the quality of the prose. After sixty or so books, that remains fresh, flavorful, and worth the price.”

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  • Finalist for the Spur Award for Best Western Short Novel
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