Shotgun and Six Bits a Day

Shotgun and Six Bits a Day

by Elmer Kelton
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Shotgun
Rancher Blair Bishop of Two Forks, Texas, has too many enemies…and they're closing in. Macy Modock, whom Bishop sent to prison ten years ago, returns to Two Forks looking for vengeance. Cowman Clarence Cass conspires with Modock to ruin his rival even though Cass's daughter and Bishiop's son are in love. The black-hearted duo lay claim to

Overview

Shotgun
Rancher Blair Bishop of Two Forks, Texas, has too many enemies…and they're closing in. Macy Modock, whom Bishop sent to prison ten years ago, returns to Two Forks looking for vengeance. Cowman Clarence Cass conspires with Modock to ruin his rival even though Cass's daughter and Bishiop's son are in love. The black-hearted duo lay claim to untitled lands where Bishop grazes his cattle—a plan that leads to a deadly confrontation in which two men will die.

Six Bits a Day
To keep his conservative brother from getting married and starting life as a farmer, Hewey Calloway convinces Walter to join him on a mission for Boss Tarpley, driving 600 head of cattle from beyond San Antonio to the Double-C ranch on the Pecos. The journey is both memorable and dangerous: a murderous outlaw is searching for Hewey; and another ruthless character is determined to sabotage the cattle drive. When the drivers reach the Pecos they find Tarpley in the midst of a vicious range feud with Eli Jessup, a neighboring cowman. Hewey and his brother Walter have to get the herd safely across Jessup's land—but how? Two thrilling Westerns from the legendary Elmer Kelton


At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“[Kelton was] one of the best of a new breed of Western writers who [drove] the genre into new territory.” —The New York Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781466859791
Publisher:
Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date:
03/25/2014
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
135,320
File size:
835 KB

Related Subjects

Meet the Author

ELMER KELTON of San Angelo, Texas, a native Texan, was author of fifty Western novels and several nonfiction books. Among his best-selling books are The Day the Cowboys Quit, The Time It Never Rained, and The Good Old Boys. He was recognized with countless awards for his work and was honored as the Greatest Western Writer of All Time by the 600-member Western Writers of America, Inc. Mr. Kelton died in August, 2009, at age 83.


Elmer Kelton (1926-2009) was award-winning author of more than forty novels, including The Time It Never Rained, Other Men’s Horses, Texas Standoff and Hard Trail to Follow. He grew up on a ranch near Crane, Texas, and earned a journalism degree from the University of Texas. His first novel, Hot Iron, was published in 1956. Among his awards have been seven Spurs from Western Writers of America and four Western Heritage awards from the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. His novel The Good Old Boys was made into a television film starring Tommy Lee Jones. In addition to his novels, Kelton worked as an agricultural journalist for 42 years. He served in the infantry in World War II. He died in 2009.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >