There's Trouble on the Range
In these thrilling tales from yesteryear, Coyote Cal and his trusty sidekick Big Yap encounter a wizard able to change his shape at will, a scheming witch, a confused zombie, la chupacabra grande, bloodthirsty vampyres, and other sordid fiends. Our heroes will have to rely on their wits, skills, and loads of hot lead to ensure justice prevails.
This volume collects all 9 weird western stories in the Coyote Cal Adventure Series, including:
"Fool's Gold" - Coyote Cal and Big Yap encounter their most challenging adversary yet: a Portuguese wizard able to change his shape at will. Our heroes will have to rely on their wits, skills, and loads of hot lead if they hope to foil this shape-shifter's evil schemes before he ends them, once and for all.
"Coyote Cal's Guide to the Weird, Wild West" - Coyote Cal must match wits with Donna "the Witch" Jamison, a master of the dark arts intent on planting him in the ground. Cal has stood toe to toe with his fair share of villains in the past--but this time, he's up against something altogether different in the form of a metal-mouthed gunslinger named Sleepy Rider and his dead brother, Easy.
"El Diablo de Paseo Grande" - Something's attacking the livestock outside the little town of Paseo Grande, and our heroes are hot on the monster's trail. But Coyote Cal, Big Yap, and Donna "the Witch" Jamison may have bitten off more than they can chew this time, and only one of them will be able to save the day -- or die trying.
"Harbinger of Arroyo Seco" - Like many heroes, Coyote Cal was once a boy... There's a storm brewing over the town of Arroyo Seco, and a sheriff with his uncanny eye on the future sees nothing but trouble for our hero-in-the-making. In love with an older woman and hunted by a gang of outlaws seeking retribution, young Calvin must walk a fine line between protecting the one he loves and becoming a ruthless killer.
Short Stories - Weird Western / Horror / Humor
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About the Author
Milo James Fowler is a teacher by day and a speculative fictioneer by night. When he's not grading papers, he's imagining what the world might be like in a dozen alternate realities. Over the past 5 years his work has appeared in more than 100 publications, including AE SciFi, Cosmos, Daily Science Fiction, Nature, Shimmer, and the Wastelands 2 anthology. His novels Captain Bartholomew Quasar: The Space-Time Displacement Conundrum and Westward, Tally Ho! are now available. Visit milojamesfowler.com and join The Crew for news and updates.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Coyote Cal is the hero of this here tale. And Big Yap is his trustworthy, old sidekick. Six weird and wild stories in the old West. This collection was more fun than rowdy rodeo. Bigger than life characters where over the top works wonderfully. Familiar western story plots with supernatural twists. Shape-shifters, zombies, witches, vampires, and monsters. The stories are clever and highly entertaining. "Fool's Gold" was my favorite and the perfect tale to start off the collection. Coyote Cal and Big Yap face off against a wizard that has some surprising powers. "El Diablo de Paseo Grande" was a close second. While I'm a big fan of Cal, I also liked the addition of Donna Jamison. She's a witch and not you're typical woman of the old west. She's got bite, but there might be things in the dark that she can't face alone. Highly recommended for those that love weird west stories.