Black Hats: A Novel of Wyatt Earp and Al Capone

Black Hats A Novel of Wyatt Earp and Al Capone am Books Picked it up for two bucks in a remainder heap Enjoyable enough so far but the author seems to be padding the story with a lot of unne

Black Hats: A Novel of Wyatt Earp and Al Capone am Books Picked it up for two bucks in a remainder heap. Enjoyable enough so far, but the author seems to be padding the story with a lot of unnecessary backfill - ie: retelling the Battle of the OK Corral and the Saint Valentine's Day Massacre.Still, it drew me in. Fans of historical "what-ifs" and of tough guy shoot-em-ups will not be disappointed. I felt the end could have been a little bigger, but it was definitely a page-turner and worth picking up.Steve. April 1920 The Prohibition era has just begun, and the Wild West is a fading memory Legendary lawman Wyatt Earp is spending his golden years in Los Angeles as a private detective and sometime consultant on cowboy movies Bored and restless, he jumps at the chance to go east to help the son of his late friend Doc Holliday The young man s mother fears her gambler son wilApril 1920 The Prohibition era has just begun, and the Wild West is a fading memory Legendary lawman Wyatt Earp is spending his golden years in Los Angeles as a private detective and sometime consultant on cowboy movies Bored and restless, he jumps at the chance to go east to help the son of his late friend Doc Holliday The young man s mother fears her gambler son will lose everything, including his life, in wild and woolly Manhattan, where Johnny Holliday has opened one of the first, and glitziest, speakeasy nightclubs.Wyatt s onetime deputy, Bat Masterson, joins the defense of young Holliday against a new breed of badmen mobsters led by Brooklyn s brash, brutal Alphonse Capone Young Al and his sadistic boss Frankie Yale have targeted Holliday s nightspot, where jazz baby diva Texas Guinan is welcoming suckers and money is flowing like bootleg beer As the Twenties and machine guns start to roar, the lawless lawmen move through a glittering world of beautiful showgirls, ruthless gangsters, and high rolling gamblers taking one last glorious stand that makes the O.K Corral shoot out pale, signaling the end of their legend and the beginning of Scarface Al s Black Hats is a thrilling and colorful ride into a time and place where good guys and bad guys blur, and big city dreams turn on a dime In vivid detail, the enigmatic Earp s character draws into sharp focus, while Capone s young personality comes alive, foreshadowing the master criminal he would become Wearing another hat, Patrick Culhane is one of suspense fiction s most respected writers, and his newest, most innovative blockbuster is grand, enormous fun.. Popular Kindle Black Hats: A Novel of Wyatt Earp and Al Capone Max Allan Collins is a superb wordsmith. He can use obsolete lingo in a way that is immersive without being heavy-handed, and his wit is dry and deft. His portrait of Wyatt Earp is compelling. His landscape of prohibition-era New York (and L.A.) is detailed and well-researched, providing a fully painted backdrop (but again, without taking center stage). The plot is solid, but the momentum comes more from interest in the characters and general suspense, rather than from a clearly driven sequence of actions. Because it isn't specifically prepared for, the climax lacks the full power of, say, the shoot-out at the O.K. Corral. Another bit of mutedness comes in the first quarter of the book, which is heavy in flashbacks that slow the progress of the plot. But then, the pace throughout is the even, unhurried pace of Earp himself, who was confident in his abilities and never one to force things or make more of a fuss than necessary. Perhaps if the subject had been different, the slower pace would have been more of a deficit.
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  1. Picked it up for two bucks in a remainder heap Enjoyable enough so far, but the author seems to be padding the story with a lot of unnecessary backfill ie retelling the Battle of the OK Corral and the Saint Valentine s Day Massacre.Still, it drew me in Fans of historical what ifs and of tough guy shoot em ups will not be disappointed I felt the end could have been a little bigger, but it was definitely a page turner and worth picking up.Steve


  2. Max Allan Collins is a superb wordsmith He can use obsolete lingo in a way that is immersive without being heavy handed, and his wit is dry and deft His portrait of Wyatt Earp is compelling His landscape of prohibition era New York and L.A is detailed and well researched, providing a fully painted backdrop but again, without taking center stage The plot is solid, but the momentum comes from interest in the characters and general suspense, rather than from a clearly driven sequence of actions Be [...]


  3. Not my typical fare, but this was indeed enjoyable It even had a bit of a surprise, so I will also say that it not at all predictable Light reading, if you re looking for something that takes license with historical accuracy and admits it and is also an interesting combo of Wild West and Roaring Twenties Gangster.


  4. What Black Hats shows is that times change but people don t Many individuals who spent their youth and salad days in the wild West saw the horse give way to the car and even to the aeroplane, but they adapted, adjusted and made their way in a changing world, just as those of us who remember a time without computers or even television now tap out book reviews on electronic keyboards, screens and even mobile phones Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson, two real life lawmen from the old west, no doubt had [...]


  5. This was a fun period piece A 70 year old Wyatt Earp teams up with Bat Masterson and the son of Doc Holliday against a young firecracker of a gangster, Al Capone Patrick Culhane Max Allan Collins does a masterful job of evoking Prohibition era New York City The characters are bright and pop off the page The story is gripping, leading from shootout to duels at the poker table to a con that would evoke jealousy from Danny Ocean It was an easy read and I enjoyed it Not available as an ebook and out [...]


  6. Wyatt Earp Bat Masterson Al Capone Geriatric badass Earp, spending his sunset years in LA as a P.I takes a case back east extricating the son of Doc Holliday from a little Prohibition Era trouble with the mob It sounds like the set up for a bad joke, but Max Allan Collins writing here as Culhane doesn t just make it work, he makes it sing With the exception of Holliday s son, characters are almost to a man drawn from history Fascinating, though all that nasty, inconvenient factualism somewhat ha [...]


  7. How can an author go wrong with having Wyatt Earp face Al Capone I mean, really This book lives up to its name Constant action return return It s 1920 The young punk Al Capone is trying to muscle his boss s way into the liquor business in NYC But Doc Holliday s son runs his own speakeasy and has his own liquor supply He doesn t want to deal with Capone s people There s the conflict Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson show up to save the day Even though they are senior citizens, they still can handle a [...]


  8. it s a little known fact that Earp spent the last twenty years of his life as a private detective in Los Angeles So when his best friend, Doc Holliday s, mistress implores the aging lawman to track down her and Holliday s errant son in Manhattan, Earp willingly takes the case His task to convince the young man to give up his ill advised involvement in organized crime and bootlegging.Earp enlists his old friend, Bat Masterson, who s now a sportswriter, and delves deep into the world of the New Yo [...]


  9. This is a thoroughly enjoyable story, an audacious fiction with enough facts behind it to make it seem as if it could have happened Bat and Wyatt, as well as the other real life persons, are depicted the way we ve been led to believe they would have talked and acted, and the many legends about them are woven into the story as well It s a fun romp through a time in American history when old legends were fading fast and new ones were rising, but this brief moment when the old and the new might hav [...]


  10. A library loaner, it sounded fun The 1920 s, prohibition, with Wyatt Earp a PI in California with his best friend, Bat Masterson, now a sports writer in NYC, in the big city to help their late friend, Doc Holliday s son, John, dentist, gambler, and speakeasy owner Enter Al Capone and it s the Mob vs the Old West Gunslingers Flashback of the old west and descriptions of 20 s New York City landmarks and lifestyles keep the story going.


  11. This is a nifty novel The author has carefully researched history and come up with a cool plausible what if scenario What if Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson tangled with Al Capone It didn t happen, but it could have, and the result is very entertaining It wraps itself up nice and tidy, too My family and I took an impromptu vacation to Dodge City, KS in order to learn about the famous cowboys and marshals of the old west.


  12. In this historical what if, Wyatt Earp travels to New York to save Doc Holliday s son from the protection racket of a young Al Capone ROAD TO PERDITION author Max Allan Collins using the Culhane pseudonym has a wonderfully researched grasp of the Prohibition era, and great voices for his famous characters Unfortunately, a hard to swallow and anti climactic final scene don t do the rest of this fun book justice.


  13. Wyatt Earp has become a private detective in Los Angeles in his golden years.Doc Holliday s former mistress asks him to check on Doc s son.With the help of Bat Masterson, now a sportswriter, they try to turn Doc s son from the shady path he has started walking.But New York City is being taken over by organized gangsters including a young Al Capone.Can two aging gunmen save Doc s son from the gangsters of 1920 s NY gangsters


  14. This somewhat historical novel is a unique blend of bringing together Wyatt Earp, the son of Doc Holliday and also Bat Masterson with Al Capone Just this should be enough to intrigue you and get you interested in the book It is an interesting read and the characters are sketched out very well.J Robert Ewbank, author John Wesley, Natural Man, and the Isms


  15. I love gangster Prohibition stories I just love the setting, so having Wyatt Earp square off against Al Capone was what sold me Now to be honest, Al Capone isn t the focus here There s a nice chapter focusing on his backstory, but otherwise he s mostly an antagonist in name only That s still good though.Uh s good I really don t have anything else to add What a terrible review.


  16. Another solid find at my local dollar store Black Hats is a very entertaining read that follows historical figures along a fictional plot Even the time line is accurate with Wyatt Earp as an aging private detective gambler and Al Capone as a young upstart just rising through the ranks of Brooklyn s underworld during prohibition An interesting premise despite a rather predictable ending.


  17. I really like Collins and his historic fiction I m particularly a fan of his Nate Heller series In this one, Wyatt Earp has come to the aid of the fictional Doc Holliday s son, whose speakeasy is being threatened by Brooklyn hoods, of which one Is Al CaponeFUN READ


  18. What would have happened if Wyatt Earp and Al Capone had met up Probably not what transpired in this book, but it was extremely entertaining and full of historical detail That is not to say it actually happened, but what fun speculative fiction.


  19. An aging Wyatt Earp goes up against a young Al Capone in 1920 Prohibition NY.I was disappointed this story had a lot of unrealized potential It wasn t bad but it was pretty shallow and fluffy The historical flashbacks are kind of graceless, feeling oddly out of place Not a good book.


  20. Pretty entertaining meeting of legends from the wild west and the early mobster era There is a lot of remembrance of times past for Wyatt Earp, but that is fine as he is the protagonist and the story is thru his eyes Wyatt Earp is a favorite character of mine anyway.


  21. probably 3.5 starsneat and twisty and clever and fun A few moments that made me roll my eyes or harumph, but I could accept them as true for a 70 years old in 1920s Also times when author subtly mocked or challenged such issues.


  22. If you like Boardwalk Empire and twilight of Westerns you have to read this Al Capone takes on Wyatt Earp C mon This should be a movie Well it is Harrison Ford is rud to be in it






  23. This was an interesting take on Wyatt Earp and Al Capone Light easy read that made historical characters come to life and how they might have interacted if thrown together Quick read.



  24. gave it a shot, but just not for me wyatt earp versus al capone is just too implausible a set up probably would have made a hell of a graphic novel, though.



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