From Hell to MidnightLarge Print - 2006
Recipient of the Owen Wister Lifetime Achievement Award.
In a tweed coat and pith helmet, Hannibal Jones stands out from the hardscrabble crowd on the Nevada frontier. But the legendary mining geologist fears no man -- and that includes the ghost believed to haunt the long-closed Alice mine. Lucky Haggerty struck gold in Alice and then mysteriously shut the mine down before he died. Now, Hannibal is trying to learn what treasure the mine still holds -- and who actually owns it. He doesn't get far when someone tries to scare him off. But instead of running, Hannibal digs even deeper into Lucky's life.
Richard S. Wheeler was given the Owen Wister Award for his lifetime contribution to western literature by the Western Writers of America. Winner of several Spur Awards, he is the author of more than fifty novels of the American frontier.