R. S. Belcher's debut novel, The Six-Gun Tarot, was enthusiastically greeted by critics and readers, who praised its wildly inventive mixture of dark fantasy, steampunk, and the Wild West. Now Belcher returns to Golgotha, Nevada, a bustling frontier town that hides more than its fair share of unnatural secrets.
Golgotha in 1870 is a haven for the blessed and the damned, including a fallen angel, a mad scientist, a pirate queen, and a deputy who is kin to coyotes. The town has come through many nightmarish trials. Now an army of 32 outlaws, lunatics, serial killers, and cannibals are converging on the town, drawn by a grisly relic that dates back to the Donner Party . . . and the dawn of humanity.
Sheriff Jon Highfather and his deputies already have their hands full dealing with train robbers, a mysterious series of brutal murders, and the usual outbreaks of weirdness. But with some of the most vicious killers on Earth riding into Golgotha in a just a few day's time, the town and its people will be tested as never before-and some of them will never be the same.
Now in trade paperback, The Shotgun Arcana confirms R.S. Belcher's status as a rising star.
The Shotgun Arcana