Two for the Trail

Two for the Trail

by Matthew P. Mayo

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Two for the Trail by Matthew P. Mayo

Two for the Trail: A Pair of Gritty Western Short Stories by Matthew P. Mayo. This smokin’ collection includes the two short stories, “Half a Pig” (2010 Spur Award Finalist, Best Western Short Fiction Story, Western Writers of America), and “Snows of Montana.”

Half a Pig
Blood is thick. Rope is thicker…. Rancher Eamon Riggs is a hard man disinclined to tolerate theft—no matter the thief, no matter the reason.

Snows of Montana
On his way north, Texas cowboy “Pal” Palchik stops at a small farm for a hot meal. Then he meets the farmer’s daughter…. Pal should have kept on riding.

(Plus an excerpt from Roamer, Book 1: Wrong Town!)

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016231617
Publisher: Gritty Press
Publication date: 02/25/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 844 KB

About the Author

Matthew P. Mayo is a Western Writers of America Spur Award Finalist and a Western Fictioneers Peacemaker Award Finalist. His short stories have appeared in a number of publications including Moonstone Books' and DAW Books' anthologies, and many others. Mayo's novels include the Westerns Winters' War; Wrong Town; Hot Lead, Cold Heart; Dead Man's Ranch; Tucker’s Reckoning; and The Hunted. And he contributes to several popular series of Western and adventure novels.

His non-fiction books include Cowboys, Mountain Men & Grizzly Bears; Bootleggers, Lobstermen & Lumberjacks; Sourdoughs, Claim Jumpers & Dry Gulchers; Haunted Old West; and Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in New England History. He has collaborated with his wife, photographer Jennifer Smith-Mayo, on a series of popular coffee-table books: Maine Icons, New Hampshire Icons, and Vermont Icons. He and Jennifer also operate Gritty Press (, the flying spin-kick of the publishing world, and can frequently be found roving the highways and byways of the West, searching for hot coffee, smooth whiskey, and high adventure. Visit him on the Web at

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