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GAMBLIN? KID - A Vintage Western Adventure by Will Jenkins (also known by pen name Murray Leinster) with the author's photo and an introduction by his daughter Billee ?

Quick wit and quick aim were predominant qualities of the mysterious stranger known as the Gamblin' Kid. He entered town at a time when extraordinary happenings were going on at the Blue Streak Mine and the nearby ranches; stagecoach holdups, kidnapping, and baffling murder; ...
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The Gamblin' Kid

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Overview

GAMBLIN’ KID - A Vintage Western Adventure by Will Jenkins (also known by pen name Murray Leinster) with the author's photo and an introduction by his daughter Billee –

Quick wit and quick aim were predominant qualities of the mysterious stranger known as the Gamblin' Kid. He entered town at a time when extraordinary happenings were going on at the Blue Streak Mine and the nearby ranches; stagecoach holdups, kidnapping, and baffling murder; when gambling stakes grew higher and wilder nightly at the Gila Monster Saloon and Dance Hall; and peaceful ranch folks, especially the lovely Marian, shunned the town.

How the Kid rescues Marian and then becomes suspect of a cowardly plot—
How he thwarts the plans of the treacherous gang that terrorize the town —
All of the Kid's actions are related in a series of gripping adventures, packed with excitement and suspense, which reach their climax when the Kid gambles everything on the turn of the cards at the Gila Monster, and later when Marian and the Kid decide to take "the greatest gamble of all."

This vigorous Western is written with a punch that will please the western audience.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148527244
  • Publisher: ML Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Science fiction fans recognize the name Murray Leinster as one of the most prolific writers of the pulp fiction era, producing over 1500 short stories, 100 books, movie scripts, and more. But under his own name, William Fitzgerald (Will F.) Jenkins wrote extensively in other genres, from Westerns to adventure stories and mysteries. Jenkins’s work appeared frequently in “Argosy,” “Amazing Stories,” “Colliers,” “Cosmopolitan,” “Saturday Evening Post,” “Woman’s Home Companion,” “Country Gentleman,” “American,” and other national magazines, and a handful of his stories (including MEXICAN TRAIL) were turned into movies in the early film era.

Born in Norfolk, VA on June 16, 1896, Jenkins served with the Committee of Public Information and the United States Army (1917-1918) during World War I before becoming a free-lance writer. In 1921, he married Mary Mandola, and they had four daughters. He enjoyed tinkering and held two patents (#2727427 and #2727429, issued December 20, 1955) for devices for producing photographic effects.

As Murray Leinster, Jenkins was often known as “The Dean of Science Fiction” for his innovative writings and fascination with gadgetry. His short story “A Logic Named Joe” is generally regarded as the first fictional account of home computers and the Internet (published in 1946). He won the Liberty Award in 1937 for "A Very Nice Family," the 1956 Hugo Award for Best Novelette for "Exploration Team," and a retro-Hugo in 1996 for Best Novelette for "First Contact." With a writing career that spanned well over half of the 20th century, Jenkins earned many devoted readers as well as the respect of his fellow authors before his death in 1975.
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