The Bullwhip Breed by J.T. Edson

The Bullwhip Breed by J.T. Edson

J.T. Edson is an Englishman that writes American westerns and almost every one of his books features a female fight (cat fight).  I’d never read one of his books before, so I picked one with a Calamity Jane story.

However this book is not really a western, this book is set in New Orleans.  Jane is helping Phillipe St. Andre catch a strangler that’s killing woman in the park. His Calamity Jane, is a hard living two fisted woman that get what she wants.

The cat fight covers several pages and of course the girl she fights become Calamity friend after their battle. I’m not sure what I was expecting from the fight, but I didn’t get it.

The book is a quick read, with an average story and one developed character.