The Hanging of Samuel Ash
By Tea at Trianon on August 08, 2013
The talents of one-armed railroad detective Hook Runyon are put to the test in Sheldon Russell's mystery The Hanging of Samuel Ash. In the post-war West of the late ‘40s, Hook and his faithful dog Mixer are dealing with pickpockets and the usual ups and downs of life on the rails when the corpse of a young veteran is found hanging from a wigwag signal. Reluctant to abandon a war hero to a pauper’s grave, Hook sets out with the casket to find the young man’s family, if there is one. . . .