Murphy's Herd

Gary Paulsen


Reviewed by
Marie Brennan, Library Assistant

Third in the ‘Murphy’ series, this book continues the fateful tale of lawman Al Murphy and his trials in the wild west of the late 1800s.


I enjoyed this book immensely. Paulsen, well-known for his children’s books, easily transfers his clean, efficient writing to the adult western.


Murphy’s Herd is packed with intriguing, well-researched characters, and is masterfully woven together to create an exciting tale.

It is a great beach read, and, at 147 pages, perfect to take along on your spring break trip.