Kindle Price: $4.99

Save $5.00 (50%)

Read this title for free. Learn more
Read for Free
with Kindle Unlimited
OR

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Little Man, and the Dixon County War (Book 1) by [Mitchell, Stan R.]
Kindle App Ad

Little Man, and the Dixon County War (Book 1) Kindle Edition

4.4 out of 5 stars 94 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
$4.99

The Muse: A Novel by Jessie Burton
"The Muse" by Jessie Burton
From the author of The Miniaturist comes the story of two young women—one in 1960s London and one in 1930s Spain—and the mystery that links them together. Learn more | See related books
click to open popover

Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.


Editorial Reviews

Review

"There are no wasted words in Stan Mitchell's debut western which eschews the florid (and, let's face it, boring) descriptions of Louis Lamour or Zane Grey in favor of something leaner than thrice-dried jerky and meaner than a longhorn steer with a scorpion on its scrotum. ... Fans of the action-western genre should consider this mandatory reading, as should anyone who enjoys a good old-fashioned tale of good versus evil played out in a hailstorm of bullets and blood." -- Mark Allen, author of "The Killing Question"

About the Author

Stan R. Mitchell writes action-packed thrillers, which readers have compared to the works of Vince Flynn, Stephen Hunter, and Tom Clancy.

You can learn more about him here: stanrmitchell.com.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2202 KB
  • Print Length: 262 pages
  • Publisher: Stan R. Mitchell; 2 edition (December 28, 2013)
  • Publication Date: December 28, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00776E5OC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #77,310 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images or tell us about a lower price?

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
There are no wasted words in Stan Mitchell's debut western which eschews the florid (and, let's face it, boring) descriptions of Louis Lamour or Zane Grey in favor of something leaner than thrice-dried jerky and meaner than a longhorn steer with a scorpion on its scrotum. The amount of people shot or stabbed (or, sometimes, both) in this violent tale of the Old West is quite impressive, making this a must-read for those who want their gun-blazing action swifter than a stallion with its tail on fire and who prefer their literary heroes do their talking with hard fists and cold steel rather than soft smiles and hollow words.

Mitchell has pared the story down to the bare bone yet keeping things interesting. It's a straight-forward tale of good guys versus bad guys but takes the time to let you know what makes the protagonist tick. Not a lot of time, mind you--that would interfere with moving things along to the next action scene--but enough time to ensure Little Man is not just some one-dimensional stereotype with a stetson and a sidearm.

I read Mitchell's 2nd novel, "Sold Out," first, and consider it to be a damn good read. But "Little Man" is not a damn good read...it's a damn great one. Fans of the action-western genre should consider this mandatory reading, as should anyone who enjoys a good old-fashioned tale of good versus evil played out in a hailstorm of bullets and blood.
Comment 15 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
"Little Man" is a true hero of the old West. He proves you don't have to be big in stature to walk tall. Stan Mitchell does a great job painting a classic picture of the wild, untamed Western frontier. This ain't your grandfather's story of the romantic cowboy singing around the campfire. This is a gritty, sometimes dirty but always exciting story of how the West was really won!
Comment 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
Mr. Mitchell's book was actioned packed from page one. It seems he purposefully leaves out lengthy descriptions of the scenery and towns and instead adds bullet after blood spattering bullet throughout the novel. I started the book on a Saturday and closed the last page on Monday. This is a must read for anyone who enjoys nonstop action and the ruthless bloodlust of the Old West.
Comment 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
No guts, no glory? Our hero, Paul Zachery, has both...in spades. He's not short on brains nor on gun-fighting skills, and he comes from a long line of heroic family members. He became a legend in his own time.

Set in the post-Civil-War West, this story of a brave man's determination to bring justice to the frontier, to re-pay the heroism of a dead comrade, races along, bringing us at a gallop with it.

I admired "Little Man," and appreciated his strategic and tactical thinking and his dedication to justice. Yes, as the book cover proclaims, "outnumbered and outsized, but not outmanned."

Stan R. Mitchell, a newspaper editor by day, writes well, creating characters to cheer for and a few to hiss. There's a bit of romance, too.

I rarely read Westerns, but if many are this good, I am missing out on some fine stories.

As usual, I read and listened to it on my Kindle, which I love.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Little man is a western tale of honor, determination, justice, and gun fights, lots of gun fights.

Paul Zachary comes from a long line of honorable men. Men whose word was their bond and have an un-resistible drive to right wrongs. Those traits have made a legacy but come at a high price and Paul is well aware that the men in his family die young, a trend he has no intentions of following.

Barley into his new job as Deputy Sherriff Paul is called to a disturbance that will test his honor, earn him his soon to be famous moniker Little Man, and change his life forever.

Fame is a fickle beast. On one hand the perks and benefits are fantastic, on the other hand it can draw unwanted attention to you. In the early twentieth century that attention for a gun fighter often spells an early death. Killing a famous gun fighter is high on the list for fortune seekers.

Love can have a strange effect on a man and for Paul a young, never married man facing a quest that surely ends with his death, the effect is as uncharacteristic as it is unexpected.

Join Paul as he fights for justice, honor, and a family legacy that weights heavily on his soul.

I loved this book. I don't read many western books but I have read all of the authors other books so I felt confident that I wouldn't be disappointed and I wasn't. This is a story filled with action from beginning to end. I could not put this book down.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This Western has more than enough action and gunplay for any reader who is not faint of heart! It is interesting and well written, but the hero's feats do push somewhat beyond the bounds of credibility. That said, I enjoyed this tale and believe that many other fans of the Western Genre will also enjoy this story.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition
Great western tale that satisfies with lots of scenes of gunplay. The whole book read like the kind of western movies I love, Clint Eastwood with a bit of Young Guns thrown in, though with the added benefit of seeing the main character's internal monologue, showing that even the toughest gunslinger might have his doubts and fears about the dangers he's forced to deal with. Definitely recommend this book for anyone with a love for old west stories and the violent, gritty men that seemingly inhabited this era, or people that are fans of other writers likes Stephen Hunter. Who Mr. Mitchell has accurately pointed out as one of his inspirations, but without seeming like just a simple knock-off.
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Little Man, and the Dixon County War (Book 1)
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Little Man, and the Dixon County War (Book 1)