Okay, how can you not love an alternate history story set in 1890s America featuring an outlaw and his hippo? In fact, lots of hippos? It’s taken me too long to get onto this novella by Sarah Gailey, but I’m finally jumping on this bandwagon!
In the early 20th century, the US Government concocted a plan to import hippos into the marshlands of Louisiana as an alternate meat source. Well, things didn’t go well and now the bayou is infested with savage feral hippos and mercenary hippo wranglers(!!). Now Winslow Houndstooth has been tasked with ridding the waterways of the hippos, and to do that he has to gather a crew of outlaws and assassins for one explosive plan.