I've just received my complimentary copies of the large print paperback version of Sheriff Without a Star. The bloke in the picture looks tough enough, although I was amused by the decision to advertise a book called Sheriff Without a Star by depicting a sheriff with a star. The book is my 18th Linford Western and it'll be available in all good libraries from the end of the July.
Cassidy Yates had been stripped of his Sheriff's star by the townsfolk of Monotony. Leland Matlock's son had died, due to his error of judgement. Then Leland, ready to reveal information that could have shed new light on the sheriff's downfall, was shot. Cassidy believed that Leland's shooting was connected to the death of his son. So, rising to the challenge to uncover the link, Cassidy endeavoured to get that star pinned back on his chest where it belonged.
Friday, 19 July 2013
Wednesday, 3 July 2013
I see that the cover for my next Black Horse Western has now been posted on amazon. The depicted character doesn't look particularly devily or marshaly, but as I'm fairly sure there's a scene somewhere in the story featuring a hat-wearing bloke with a gun standing outside a saloon, I'm happy. The book will be out in October.
In a travesty of justice, bounty hunter Brodie Latimer's sister Lucinda is found guilty of murder. Thwarted, when a witness is killed, but convinced of her innocence, he vows to find the real killer and, as more of Hamilton's leading figures die in mysterious circumstances, the clues lead him to Derrick Shelby, a man known as the Devil's marshal. The only trouble is, Derrick died a year ago.
How can Brodie clear his sister's name and bring the guilty to justice when the killer appears to be the spectre of a long dead lawman?