Weird Wild West

True Tales of the Strange and Gothic

by Keven McQueen

Published by: Indiana University Press

184 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in

  • Paperback
  • 9780253043672
  • Published: August 2019

$18.00

  • Hardcover
  • 9780253043665
  • Published: August 2019

$55.00

  • eBook
  • 9780253043702
  • Published: August 2019

$17.99

The Wild West is infamous for its outrageous stories, cowboys, and gun battles. But the region is also known for its ghost stories, unexplained deaths, bizarre murders, and peculiar burials.


In Weird Wild West, author Keven McQueen brings together a fabulous collection of tales of the darker and stranger side of Texas, Oklahoma, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Idaho, Montana, Colorado, Wyoming, Oregon, and Washington. Exploring mysterious deaths, true crime stories, and paranormal activity, this eerie collection uncovers long buried and disturbing stories of the region. Included are the unforgettable tales of the body-snatching of Billy the Kid, the revenge curse of a former deputy district attorney in Colorado, and the weird tale of Mr. Moon, who couldn't keep his dearly departed wife in the ground despite his best efforts.


An intriguing, frightful, and entertaining exploration of the strange and gothic side of the Western states, Weird Wild West promises to send chills down your spine.