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by Bill Hyde

Frances 'Tip' DeQuill-affluent housewife, mother, and sometimes newspaper writer-was mortified when the iron door clanked shut. Yes, she was locked up in the Bridgeport jail. Imprisonment marked the beginning of the price she would pay for investigating a sequence of ominous, unlikely events that had occurred close to Bridgeport and the nearby ghost town of Bodie, California. Frances had been obsessed trying to unravel the mystery of the strange things that had happened, much like prospectors who had been driven to seek Bodie's 'Veda Madre.' No warnings, no threats, and not even jail could divert her attention. Her quest for a story would take her back in time to the gold rush days and urge her to chronicle the stories of eight strangers who had struggled to reach Bodie seeking gold, love, lust, adventure or revenge. Her strangers would interact with some of the best known characters from the Old West and they would experience many historical happenings. But nothing they suffered would prepare them for their bizarre departure from Bodie. Would Frances find the truth? Could she escape her hunters? Would she have time to expose the cover-up and find the real meaning of BODIE GONE?
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ISBN: 0865343179
ISBN13: 978-0865343177
Category: Literature
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Author: Bill Hyde
Language: English
Publisher: Sunstone Press; 1st edition (April 15, 2001)
Pages: 288 pages
ePUB size: 1443 kb
FB2 size: 1122 kb
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 802
Other Formats: azw lit txt lit

I enjoyed the historical stories about the early west, based on true characters. The aurhor expressed many of his personal beliefs in his stoyr, which I found interesting and thought provoking. A good easy read especially if you have ever hiked or camped in the eastern Sierras.
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Bodie Gone by Bill Hyde is a well-researched, clever first novel that deserves to be widely read. The story is a historical novel, where the main character is Tex Garland, a cowboy with gold fever and on his way to Bodie, California, wrapped by a science fiction novel, where the main character is Frances DeQuill, a newspaper reporter on the trail of the story of a lifetime. Without giving away the suprises, let me say that my 4-star rating is based on the fact that the two parts of the novel didn't quite work together for me. The historical novel with a different ending would've been fine with me -or- a better connection between the historical story and the science fiction ending. That said, I enjoyed the story immensely and would recommend it to any fan of the history of the 1800's, the history of gold in western North America, the history of California, and the history of Bodie. Despite some minor sex scenes, the book might be appropriate for outside reading in an American or California history class in a high school. I recommend you take your own trip to Bodie with Bill Hyde's Bodie Gone.