Black Jack Ketchum

Before And After He Was Hung

by Beth Smith Aycock

5.5 x 8.5, 108 pages, soft cover

ISBN 978-0-9843225-0-3

Price $15.00

Beth Smith Aycock’s new historical novel is about the boldest train robber the West ever produced. His nickname was Black Jack Ketchum and many stories and books have been written about his life, some true, others were fiction. We will probably never know.
Research for this book has taken Beth into outlaw country so she could present the true life of this outlaw who was feared in the late 1800s in this, her latest book.


About the author

Beth Smith Aycock was born on a ranch near Carlsbad, New Mexico. She has spent her life collecting materials for historical novels. She and her husband, Sam B. Smith, spent 37 years either owning or working on the most rugged and remote ranches in the Southwest. She has ridden every day with the cowboys who described her as “ a rider, roper and a pretty good windmill man.”
After Sam B. died, Beth married a polo player and learned the game at age 62. She is spending her retirement years writing, so far, three books, newspaper articles and for magazines.


The book is available directly from the author.

For more information, or to order copies of the book, please contact the author at Deep Creek Press, 1520 West Via De Roma, Green Valley, Arizona 85622 or call 520-625-6080


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