Seth Strummar, after seventeen years of running on the wrong side of the law, has retired at last. Determined to provide a better life for his family, he has settled down in the Arizona Territory, where the townspeople barely tolerate the notorious killer. But that fragile peace is shattered when and old flame -- gorgeous, cunning, and diabolical -- shows up in town to settle an old score.
-- "Compelling tragedy laced with irony and fueled by friendship, loyalty, and love. Most memorable, though is Billy himself ... Billy and the time he lived in come off the page and capture the imagination". -- Kirkus Reviews, pointer review on Billy the Kid: The Legend of El Chivato
"Other novels have been written about Billy the Kid, and it is likely that more will be. But it is unlikely that any will surpass Elizabeth Fackler's in epic scope, in emotionaldepth and in rich characterization. She makes the legend live". -- Elmer Kelton on Billy the Kid: The Legend of El Chivato
"A compelling novel, one well worth reading. The setting and depiction of isolated ranch life in that time are vividly real". -- El Paso Herald-Post on Texas Lily
"(Texas Lily) has enormous entertainment value for fans of Western fiction, particularly stories focusing on the heroism of women of the West". -- San Antonio Express-News on Texas Lily