|Author:||de la Garza, Phyllis|
|Genre:||Westerns; The Old West|
Phyllis de la Garza has proven herself a master storyteller of old Arizona through her numerous published books, both fiction and non-fiction, and magazine articles. Even many of her factitious tales are woven with historical characters, places, and events. A favorite theme is how the tough women she describes faced the hardships and lawlessness of the Old West.
Her latest novel is Railroad Avenue in which Bonnie Faraday struggles with the upkeep of her deceased parents’ ranch in Cochise County while keeping tabs on her younger brothers and their devious, demanding Grandfather.
After Gramps is kidnapped and a brother killed by the outlaw Brady, events turn increasingly ugly. Bonnie’s biggest challenge is finding anyone she can trust in the town of Willcox, filled as it was with rowdy cowboys and the Constable, Burt Alvord, as violent and corrupt as the rest.
The Southern Pacific runs through the town and is Bonnie’s route for help. But then there is an attack on the train and she recognizes the outlaws.