I received a free Kindle copy of The Notrious Reno Gang by Rachel Dickinson courtesy of Net Galley and Rowman & Littlefield, the publisher. It was with the understanding that I would post a review to Net Galley, Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and my history book review blog. I also posted it to my Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google Plus pages.
I requested this book as I have read a great deal about the west and the description presented something that I had not read about. This is the first book by Rachel Dickinson that I have read.
The book was a bit of a disappointment. While it is well researched, the book tends to bog down in several places due to the author’s writing style. I have read similar types of books and the authors have been able to make the book read almost like a novel versus a somewhat dull presentation of the facts. This occurs even when the book gets into some conjecture on dialogue. Overall, it is not a very satisfying read.