"As a biographer of John Henry "Doc" Holliday, I can only be envious of Victoria Wilcox's telling of his story. The facts of a life so intriguing—and the gaps in the facts—are cruel dampers to the historian, limited as he is by the record. Wilcox pursues the truth in a powerful and moving novel that is not tainted by the legend of its central character, trapped by the documentary evidence of his life, or tempted to ignore history. She tells his story with an intimate voice that is surprisingly fresh and compelling. Here, Doc is alive and his world real—wonderfully so.'" --Dr. Gary Roberts, bestselling author of Doc Holliday: The Life and Legend
"This wonderfully written novel brings together one of the great stories of the American Frontier. Author Wilcox has done a superb job through fiction of creating a sense of time and place and giving us an intriguing look at one of the most controversial figures in the West—Dr. John Henry Holliday." --Casey Tefertiller, Pulitzer Prize nominated author of Wyatt Earp: The Life Behind the Legend
"Through her intimate, firsthand knowledge of Doc Holliday, his youthful environs and his living relatives, Victoria Wilcox has discovered and distilled much of Doc's actual history, weaving it in with passed-down family folklore. This firsthand account of Doc's travels and acquaintances rivals other historical novels like Gettysburg and Killing Lincoln. Although much of Doc's life is shrouded in mystery, Wilcox's Inheritance is the best book yet that traces his life, entertainingly mixing known historical facts with educated guesses. It is a must read for anyone searching for a seamless Doc Holliday biography." --Don Weber, New York Times Bestselling author of Silent Witness
About the Author
is founding director of Georgia's Holliday-Dorsey-Fife House Museum, the antebellum home of the family of Doc Holliday. Her work with the house led to eighteen years of original research and inspired her novel trilogy, "Southern Son: The Saga of Doc Holliday." She has been advisor and contributor to other authors, has lectured extensively, and appeared on various television programs relating to her work. A member of the Western Writers of America, Wilcox's writing on the Old South and the Wild West has appeared in such publications as North Georgia Journal and True West. Drawing on a life-long love of music and theater, she has written songs for Nashville recording artists and authored the musical "Goin' To Zion!" along with numerous smaller theatrical works. She is currently working on a historical novel about the real-life pirate of the Caribbean, Stede Bonnet.