OUTLAW SHERIFF – A Vintage Western by Will Jenkins (also known by pen name Murray Leinster) with the author's photo and an introduction by his daughter Billee – –
“THERE'S A KINDA SATISFACTION IN FIGHTIN' FOR THE THINGS YOU USED TO BELIEVE IN.' That grim philosophy spurred the Outlaw Sheriff into saving his brother from the long arm of the law. He locks a sheriff in jail and flees from the county with a price on his head. Seeking unobtainable evidence to vindicate the guilty Ted Glmore, he plunges into the midst of a sinister range war and is appointed an official deputy by another sheriff who believes he is a rustler.
With the law hunting him, the lawless hating him, and the law-abiding distrusting him, he pits his skill and flashing six-gun in a long hard battle. In the background are the mysterious, wandering geologist, Tate, and the beleaguered Martha Joyce, who tries to control a gang of men the Outlaw Sheriff knew were thieves and believed were murderers.
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About the Author
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.