Simon & Schuster, Paperback, 9780743246842, 300pp.
Publication Date: August 8, 2005
It is 1830, and the Berrybender family rich, aristocratic, English, and hopelessly out of place is on its way up the Missouri River to see the untamed West as it begins to open up. With irascible determination and a great deal of outright chaos the party experiences both the awesome majesty and brutal savagery of the unexplored land, from buffalo stampedes and natural disasters to Indian raids and encounters with frontiersmen and trappers, explorers, pioneers, and one part-time preacher known as "the Sin Killer." Packed with breathtaking adventure, charming romance, and a sense of humor stretching clear over the horizon, Sin Killer is a truly unique view of the West that could only come from the boundless skill and imagination of Larry McMurtry.
The Washington Post A sprawling parody of the frontier encounter....Sin Killer is a zany, episodic ride. With gusto and nonstop ingenuity, McMurtry moves his cast of characters and caricatures steadily upstream.
Chicago Tribune A story as big as the West itself.
The New York Times Irresistible.