New Mexico’s American Valley Ranch Murders & Other Mysteries
by Don Bullis
220 pages; 6 x 9 (26 photos)
ISBN 978-1-936744-07-7 paperback $19.95
978-1-936744-94-7 Ebook format ($5.99)
Honorable Mention, Adult Nonfiction-History, 2015 New Mexico Press Women Book Awards
2nd PLACE, NONFICTION HISTORY BOOK: 2014 New Mexico Press Women Book Awards
BEST NEW MEXICO HISTORY BOOK: 2014 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards
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There are few subjects that fascinate people as much as New Mexico and a good mystery. New Mexico has always been an enigmatic place, filled with rich history. This book explores and examines forty-four of New Mexico’s most baffling mysteries, which lure the curious and beg for investigation even though their solutions have eluded experts, many for decades. Many relate to the death or disappearance of some of the best-known lawmen and outlaws in history — Sheriffs Pat Garrett, Les Dow, and William Brady, as well as Jesse Evans, Russian Bill Tethenborn, Bronco Bill Walters, and Mysterious Dave Mather, while others involve mysterious tales and legends of lost mines and treasures. And who can forget the UFO incident at Roswell? All this told by a former lawman and journalist who is one of the region’s leading historians, Don Bullis; Bullis also happens to be an award-winning author of over a dozen best-selling books on New Mexico’s past.
Leave it to Bullis, respected writer and historian, to open my eyes to a whole new world of outlaws, crooked politicians, puzzling crimes and surreal occurrences.…With a reporter’s affection for the hard questions, a novelist’s approach to bringing characters to life, and an historian’s attention to details, he has assembled a stellar collection of New Mexico’s mysteries, famous and obscure. — Anne Hillerman, author of Spider Woman’s Daughter
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Don Bullis is the author of eight non-fiction books and two novels, including The Old West Trivia Book (2009), New Mexico’s Finest: Peace Officers Killed in the Line of Duty, 1847-2010 (2010), Bloodville (2002), 99 New Mexicans ... and a few other folks (2005), and Bull’s Eye (2006). The New Mexico: A Biographical Dictionary is the precursor of this book.Volumes I and II (2006 and 2007) of the Biographical Dictionary have received nine awards/honors, including the Historical Society of New Mexico’s Lansing B. Bloom Award (2009), as well as first place awards in the New Mexico Book Awards (2007 and 2008), New Mexico Press Women Awards (2007), and the 2007 Notable Book from the Southwest Books of the Year. Other honors have come from National Best Books Awards, INDIE Excellence Awards, and IPPY Book Awards. His New Mexico Histlorical Biographies won the Eric Hoffer Award for Best Reference Book in 2013.