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Sin Killer is a novel by Larry McMurtry. It is the first, both in chronological and publishing order, of The Berrybender Narratives. Set in the year 1832, it follows the adventures of a clan of eccentric British aristocrats and their retainers as they begin a hunting expedition up the Missouri River.
The title refers to the nickname given to frontiersman Jim Snow, a Berrybender ally who violently hates sin of all kinds.
The movie, "Duel in the Sun," King Vidor's 1946 epic of 1880s Texas, featured actor Walter Huston in the role of Jubal Crabbe, a traveling preacher nicknamed "Sinkiller." The character, a hellfire-and-brimstone charlatan had designs on the leading character, Pearl, whom he was summoned to "save."
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