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Murder on the White Sands Reviews

“This is the ultimate Pat Garrett/A.J. Fountain, West Texas/Southern New Mexico manuscript.  I have never seen such a beautifully researched piece.  Nobody is going to excel it, although you will always find folks who want to argue with portions.  After this book, it will be a century before anyone approaches the subject again.  In short, this is the kind of book I wish I had written." - Leon Metz, author of Pat Garrett and John Wesley Hardin

“I am very impressed by the way Corey Recko has put the Fountain story together - quite the most comprehensive examination of all the evidence I've ever seen." - Frederick Nolan, author of The Lincoln County War and The West of Billy the Kid

“Recko is to be commended for drawing his information almost entirely from primary sources, using secondary sources sparingly.  He brings together for the first time all the available information on the subject, and in a final chapter provides his conclusions with regard to the affair." - Robert K. DeArment, author of Bat Masterson and editor of Life of the Marlows

“This is a solid contribution to Southwest literature and fills a definite void.  No one has focused on the disappearance, death, and investigation as completely as has been done here." - Chuck Parsons, author of Captain L. H. McNelly, Texas Ranger

“I certainly am impressed by the scope and thoroughness of Murder on the White Sands.  This book may correct some of the misconceptions, rumors and tall tales that have clouded the record for more than one hundred years." - Gordon Owen, author of The Two Alberts: Fountain and Fall

"This book recounts the mystery in apt detail, with most of the prevalent theories presented.  The story moves along like detective fiction, with chapters on the various aspects of the murders, investigation and trial.” New Mexico Magazine

“Corey Recko has done an admirable job in marshaling and arranging the Fountain data and has made an interesting, even useful, narrative of the story.” Roundup Magazine

“As for author Corey Recko, he himself does not point any fingers, but he has put together the most solid historical background and crime scene investigation and evaluation I have ever read.  His research into the trial, and into its principal characters, has been phenomenal.” Western Outlaw-Lawman Association Journal

“An absorbing contribution to western and New Mexico state history shelves.” The Midwest Book Review

“The first book to deal exclusively with the Fountain murders, this account of the disappearance, investigation and trial is for anyone who enjoys murder mysteries, outlaws and the American West, criminal investigations and the criminal justice system." Ruidoso News


Murder on the White Sands Reviews; Murder on the White Sands Introduction and First Chapter; Information About Murder on the White Sands (# of pages, table of contents, etc.); Biographies of: Colonel Albert J. Fountain, Pat Garrett, John Fraser, Henry Fountain, Albert B. Fall, Oliver Lee, James Gililland, William McNew, Ed Brown, Thomas Branigan, William H. H. Llewellyn; 1896 Newspaper Accounts of the Fountains' Disappearance; Map of New Mexico Sites; Mesilla, New Mexico; Hillsboro, New Mexico; Search the Index; Buy Murder on the White Sands; Who do you believe murdered murdered Albert and Henry Fountain? Talk About it in the Forum; Murder on the White Sands Related Articles; Appearances; Links; Author biography; Corey Recko News; Contact

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