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Legends from a small town come in many forms. Near Tsalagee, Oklahoma a monster lurks and an infamous 19th Century outlaw's booty lays hidden. When two renegade bikers ride into town looking to find the Lost Treasure of Belle Starr, local legends Hayward Yost and Socrates Ninekiller suspect the ruffians' involvement in the murder of a local farmer; a man rumored to have knLegends from a small town come in many forms. Near Tsalagee, Oklahoma a monster lurks and an infamous 19th Century outlaw's booty lays hidden. When two renegade bikers ride into town looking to find the Lost Treasure of Belle Starr, local legends Hayward Yost and Socrates Ninekiller suspect the ruffians' involvement in the murder of a local farmer; a man rumored to have knowledge of the lost treasure's location...and its curse. As events unfold, others in the community are drawn into the hunt - a Wiccan who moves to town to pursue her New Age lifestyle; her bumbling, socially inept boyfriend women can't seem to resist; a young Iraqi War veteran home to heal his physical and emotional wounds; and a mysterious creature known in Native American lore as a forest demon whom they call "Hill Man who screams at night." Mystery, romance, comedy, and adventure await in Legends of Tsalagee....

Title : Legends of Tsalagee
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ISBN : 9780937660959
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 252 Pages
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Legends of Tsalagee Reviews

  • Deb Novack
    2019-04-30 10:14

    When you have a small town in Oklahoma with a treasure being hunted and a mystery of a Bigfoot in the woods and romance you have a great combination for a successful book and this one proved that. This story started off a bit slow but quickly picked up speed. The characters were well-written, interesting and believable. This was an enjoyable book with a great ending anf gave me quite a few laughs throughout.

  • Rosann
    2019-05-03 10:27

    very cute book. Didnt know what to expect when I first began reading.. maybe scary urban legend, supernatural reading maybe ?? Instead I found myself laughing at the things these character got themselves into..even with best intentions.Fun book, fun characters :-)

  • Martha Cheves
    2019-04-28 15:16

    Legends of Tsalagee – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat and Think With Your Taste Buds – Desserts“One day I was out looking, as I did pretty regular back then. It was in November. A rainstorm had come through the night before and left it cold and damp. The woods dripped, and dark thick clouds still filled the day. Anyway, I was climbing up the side of this wooded hill. My feet kept slipping on the thick fall of wet leaves, and I had to grab saplings as I went so’s not to slide down the hill. All of a sudden, this feeling come over me that I was being watched, so I stopped and looked around. Didn’t see a thing. I then noticed how quiet it had gotten. Now in November in the woods around here you don’t hear a lot anyway, but this was beyond that. No birds, no wind, no nothing. It was down right spooky. And things just didn’t smell right. I tell ya, I’ve done a fair amount of hunting in these woods, and when a bear or a cougar or bobcat came around, I knew it; even came up on a small pack of wolves once. But this wasn’t like them times. Something in the woods was watching me that day, and I had no idea what. What I did know was that a little voice inside was yelling at me to skedaddle. So that’s what I did, and I ain’t gone back to look for that treasure since. Don’t really care about that sort of thing any longer, though. I figure I’ve got all I need right here. I wouldn’t know how to act if I’uz rich, anyway.”In 1889, the famous outlaw Belle Starr was killed. Rumor had it that she had a rather large stock of money and gold hidden, which had been acquired through her robberies, but where? Her son Ed knew where it was stashed so after his mother was killed, he divided it between his sister and lit out before the law decided to pin the murder on him, of which he just might be guilty. Belle Starr lived - and died in Younger's Bend on the Canadian River, near the town of Eufaula, OK. After her 'death' Ed decided to ride up further northeast into the Cherokee Nation where the town of Tsalagee is located. There he met Ned Starr and settled down. But in the back of his mind he still felt the law was looking for him. He decided the best thing for him to do was to not spend any of his mother’s money but to hide it somewhere instead. Thus, the legend of the Belle Starr Treasure took on its beginning.It turns out that the Starr Treasure wasn’t the only legend floating around the area. The Choctaw and the Cherokees had a legend of their own. All the way back to 1850, the tribal stories of a large hairy man-beast roaming the woods and hills was passed on generation after generation. The Choctaw called him “Hill Man Who Yells at Night” while the Cherokee called him “He Who Lives in the Hills” with the name later being shortened simply to “The Hill Man.” They also believed that the Belle Starr treasure was cursed and protected by the Hill Man. But of course, that didn’t stop many a man from striking out with the desire to find this famous treasure, town’s people included.Once in a while I’ll read a book that simply hits me as being Great! This is one of those books. In the beginning you have your traditional murder prompted by greed giving the book a bit of “catch me if you can” but the more I read, the more I had to remind myself that there was a murder. The characters are so down-to-earth, even the bad guys. They are comical as well as serious. Author Phil Truman has created characters that I will never forget. He even has me believing in the “Hill Man.” I couldn’t get enough of this book and really hated to have it end. It left me wanting more!2011Deadly Niche PressISBN #978-0-937660-95-9Review Stir, Laugh, Repeat at Stir, Laugh, Repeat

  • Quetzi Fernald
    2019-04-27 14:12

    I loved LEGENDS OF TSALAGEE by Phil Truman! This book is engaging from page one to the last page! I found it full of quirky characters who sometimes make you laugh out loud & other times you say, "what on earth were they thinking?!" It's a great mystery novel filled with ups & downs & you never know what to expect from the characters. You'll find everything from treasure hunters to folklore about a Hill man who screams at night in it. At first you don't know if the folklore is true or not, & the book keeps you guessing almost to the very last page! I fell in love with the characters, such as Punch, who gets himself in to all kinds of trouble, including his triagled romance that he carries on with a hippy named Sunny & the local waitress in the towns local cafe. There are times that you just love Punch & other times where you would love to hit him upside the head!!! When you look at the characters in this book, you could probably find a few with the same personalities in any small town across America! Needless to say, you will just love this book. I'm looking forward to reading more books by Phil Truman now. I wish he would write another story with these characters, because after I finished this book, I just felt that these are the type of characters that you just can't get enough of. I'm sure that Punch & Sunny & all the rest could still send us careening on more adventures! ;)

  • Esme
    2019-05-05 12:15

    Legends of Tsalagee ist so etwas wie eine Kriminalroman, jedenfalls nichts für Puristen. Etwas über den Inhalt zu sagen, ist fast unmöglich. Die Legenden von Tsalagee ranken sich um einen versteckten Schatz und den Tsalagee Hill Man, eine Art Bigfoot wahrscheinlich. Am Anfang steht ein Mord.Es ist ein wilder Ritt durch die Zeiten, vor und zurück, mit einem Abstecher ins 19. Jahrhundert. Die achronologische Erzählweise findet sich aber nur im ersten Viertel und ist zuerst etwas verwirrend. Ich habe mich oft gefragt: Worum geht es hier eigentlich? Das macht aber nichts, weil man merkt, dass Phil Truman die Sprache liebt, viel Freude am fabulieren und Sinn für Humor hat.Tsalagee ist eine kleine Stadt in Oklahoma mit einer hohen Dichte von Exzentrikern, die alle sehr liebenswert sind. Schon nach kurzer Zeit fühlt es sich so an, als würde man selbst dort leben. Ich mußte auch oft laut lachen. Am Ende fügt sich alles in der Halloweennacht bei Vollmond zusammen. Diesen Roman habe ich mit großem Vergnügen gelesen.

  • Tima
    2019-05-09 09:33

    Two legends exist in a small Oklahoma town. The first is of a big foot type character called the Hill Man. The second is about a buried treasure worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.The book tells the story of these legends and how the local residents deal with intruders in their town.I wasn't sure what to expect, but was pleasantly surprised. It's humorous and flows well. It was very easy to read and kept my attention. If comparing with another author, I think I would compare it to one of F. Paul Wilson's Repairman Jack books with a bit more country and humor. I will definitely be reading more by Phil Truman.I received this book free of charge in exchange for my honest opinion.

  • Gerald Hickman
    2019-05-17 12:36

    I enjoyed the variety of experiences in this book. I especially liked the Hill Man (Sasquatch guy) from Oklahoma. Belle Star's outlaw treasure was the main element of the plot along with tickling catfish and trapping racoons who were eating the local chickens. A fun book with lots of rural humor and adventure.

  • Steve
    2019-05-14 15:33

    At first, it was tough to keep track of so many characters and time periods being thrown at me but, as the book went on, the author began to limit it to the main ones. Good plots throughout. I liked the development of the characters...good interaction between them. Ending was terrific. Good book. It kept my attention.

  • Suzette
    2019-05-01 09:22

    What a hoot! Broke out laughing numerous times! Not literature, as such, but well worth the silly antics of these Good Old Folks from Oklahoma. Too many characters to expand upon but each has there own quirkiness! If you are familiar with noodling catfish, take a few hours and enjoy!

  • Mary Ellen Dryden
    2019-04-26 09:19

    Greed HurtsA very colorful cast of characters, a old legend and a. unbelievable myth leads to laughter and mystery. This is a must-read can't put it down book of fact(?) and fiction in a small town. Good read, great fun.

  • Wade
    2019-04-22 11:26

    Written in stereotypic uneducated Oklahoma dialogue. The dialogue got old fast, slow developing story. This book was not for me.

  • Jeanne Wysocki
    2019-05-03 08:26

    Good story themebut long winded writer

  • judith seats
    2019-04-25 14:13

    AdventurousEntertaining, funny, hard to put down. Interesting especially the Cherokee names and language. Lot of wild action and unexpected adventure.

  • Rabbit {Paint me like one of your 19th century gothic heroines!}
    2019-05-13 15:36

    I was cackling for most of this book.It was an awesomely bad written book that was hilarious. If it was ever made into a movie, I would definitely watch it. I swear this book is also satirical.

  • Chaplain Stanleigh Chapin
    2019-05-17 14:17

    A fun readAny who grew up in a small community in the middle of the country, like I did can well identify with this account.

  • Pat
    2019-05-10 15:25

    A great summer read.

    2019-04-27 09:15

    Bit of a rambleQuite enjoyed reading this. Good basic story but got a bit lost at times when it rambled off on one of its little side roads. Worth reading

    2019-05-20 15:37

    Great . StoryA good story with many characters that you wish you knew personally. A laugh out loud funny tale. I wish the story would not end.

  • Gayle Mills
    2019-05-06 07:30

    InterestingWhat an interesting story. It had interesting story characters especially one that is tall and hairy. You might just like it.

  • Shannon
    2019-05-23 14:40

    Not far into the book but being an Okie, how can I not like this book?!

  • Robert Bowers
    2019-04-25 11:13

    A bit too much soap opera and not enough monster

  • Wes Bartlett
    2019-05-19 11:24

    Very slow and confusing read.