His horse was mud-spattered, tired and hungry. So was he. He rode into the sprawling town with nothing but the clothes he wore – and his gun. That would be enough, though, for him to take the town over. By … Continue reading
First US edition of Jim Thompson‘s King Blood. Published by Otto Penzler Books in 1993. Introduction by James Ellroy. The fact this was published as part of The Armchair Detective Library had everything to do with Thompson’s reputation and absolutely … Continue reading
He packed justice on his hip, with a greased-lightning draw to back it up Written by Dudley Dean McGaughy under the Dudley Dean pseudonym. Cover uncredited.
Major Bonesteele smiled cynically when he ordered Captain Zachary Sain to attack and disperse the hordes of bloodthirsty Apaches who swarmed the Texas hills – with only a handful of men. Hopelessly outnumbered, the troopers’ chances of survival were slim, … Continue reading
Originally published as Lone Star Preacher, Thomason‘s novel follows exploits of a Bible-toting rebel during the Civil War.
Edna Ferber‘s historical land rush novel, the basis for the 1931 & 1961 films of the same name. Cover by Jonas.
Roy Beaudry, the son of a sheriff who had died with his guns blazing, was known as a fighting “vaquero.” But Beulah Rutherford knew the secret behind his reputation for bravery. …why he dared to ride into an outlaw kingdom … Continue reading
Frank and Press Rannigun were drifting cowhands – two-fisted men who loved a fair fight, raw whiskey and fiery women. Then Press won a two-bit spread in a poker game and settled down to the life of a rancher. Frank … Continue reading
One was a kid, the other a killer, but both were Hunted Riders If you shoot a man, and then throw his body in a ravine, and push five tons of rock on the corpse, You Expect That Man To … Continue reading
Bullets Couldn’t Stop Him! They said he was soft, soaked with drink. They reviled his name, accused him of dry gulching. And then their hired killer put a gun to his head. But Jack Hamlin wasn’t soft and the two … Continue reading