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Saturday, 12 December 2009

A Fistful of Legends - progress report-04





Although the book A Fistful of Legends is now 'published', due to the vagaries of online setup etc, you can't order this until 31 January 2010. Its ISBN is 978-0-557-19954-9. But it's worth the wait and starts the new year and new decade with several bangs! Here are the front and back covers.

The introduction is by James Reasoner. He has written over 200 novels, including ten books in the Civil War Battle series; he's renowned for the mystery Texas Wind and his latest two books are Death Head Crossing and Gabriel Hunt at the Well of Eternity. Visit him at his blog http://jamesreasoner.blogspot.com and also at www.jamesreasoner.net.

As was proven in the previous anthology, Where Legends Ride, and reiterated by James Reasoner in this book’s Introduction, the western can cover all manner of storylines relevant to today’s readership. And this collection endorses that belief in spades.

The line-up and page-numbers...
DEAD MAN TALKING Derek Rutherford 7
BILLY Lance Howard 20
LONIGAN MUST DIE! Ben Bridges 29
THE MAN WHO SHOT GARFIELD DELANY I J Parnham 44
HALF A PIG Matthew P Mayo 51
BLOODHOUND Courtney Joyner 56
MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE Gillian F Taylor 66
BIG ENOUGH Chuck Tyrell 78
ONE DAY IN LIBERTY Jack Giles 91
SHADOWS ON THE HORIZON Bobby Nash 104
ON THE RUN Alfred Wallon 117
THE GIMP Jack Martin 125
VISITORS Ross Morton 134
THE NIGHTHAWK Michael D George 147
THE PRIDE OF THE CROCKETTS Evan Lewis 153
DARKE JUSTICE Peter Avarillo 165
ANGELO AND THE STRONGBOX Cody Wells 176
CRIB GIRLS Kit Churchill 193
MAN OF IRON Chuck Tyrell 206
CASH LARAMIE AND THE MASKED DEVIL Edward A Grainger 215
DEAD MAN WALKING Lee Walker 227

Legends ride again.

6 comments:

Chap O'Keefe said...

The cover looks great, Nik. It cries out for decent retail display. Yeah, I know, that's dreaming, but sales, surely, would follow.

ARCHAVIST said...

I too love the cover an am over the moon at having a story within the book.

Nik said...

The online lulu offering gives the browser the full introduction from James Reasoner and part of the first story, so hopefully it will attract readers. And, compared with other books of short stories on lulu, the price is really attractive. Yes, we can only wait and see... But 2010 may just be a very good year...

I.J. Parnham said...

Everyone, please make sure you check in later today to either The Culbin Trail at http://ijparnham.blogspot.com/

or Davy Crockett's Almanack at http://davycrockettsalmanack.blogspot.com/

for a very special announcement of a one-off chance to get your hands on a pre-publication copy of the book at a discounted rate.

Bobby Nash said...

Beautiful cover. I'm proud to be a part of this collection.

Bobby

Rob Innis said...

Wish you every success with Fistful of Legends - love the title.