Book Discussion in Conjunction with Author Max McCoy

A discussion of Max McCoy’s novel, A BREED APART will be held on Tuesday, April 9, at 7:00 p.m. The discussion is being held in conjunction with an author event featuring Max McCoy which will take place Thursday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m. Both of these free programs will be held at the Hutchinson Public Library, 901 N Main Street and are sponsored by the Hutchinson/Reno Arts & Humanities Council (HRAH), Hutchinson Community College (HCC) and the Library.

Bill Sheldon, English Instructor at HCC, will lead the discussion of A BREED APARTMax McCoy
written by award-winning author and journalist Max McCoy. McCoy currently teaches at Emporia State University, and his first Ophelia Wylde paranormal mystery will be released this July. Other books he has written include four original Indiana Jones novels, the acclaimed thriller “The Moon Pool”, and the Hellfire western noir trilogy. DAMNATION ROAD, the last book in the trilogy, won the 2011 Spur Award from the Western Writers of America for Best Novel. HELLFIRE CANYON, the first book in the trilogy, also won the Spur and was named a Kansas Notable Book. Visit McCoy's website for more about the author.

“Aces and eights—everyone knows the tale of the Dead Man’s Hand. A BREED APART tells the story of Wild Bill Hickok, a giant in a vast land, a celebrity in the days of dime novels and the telegraph. Few men in the old West could fill his boots, but fewer still knew the real story, the making of a legend.

“To history, he was Wild Bill, but he came of age as James Butler Hickok. After his first showdown at the age of twenty-four, everyone could see that Hickok was a breed apart. As a green hand on the Overland Stage, he bravely faced off against a band of thieves. During the Civil War, he displayed nerve and savvy as a Union spy. And on one afternoon in the town square of Springfield, Missouri, Wild Bill Hickok wrote himself into the history books—with a revolver in his hand.”

The Library will be furnishing a limited number of paperbacks for the discussion. To register for the book discussion and reserve a copy of the book, contact Annette Smith at the Hutchinson Public Library, 663-5441, ext. 132 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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