From the windswept plains and dusty streets of Dodge City, to the rocky arroyos of Arizona's Verde Valley, to the early summer green of the Little Bighorn Valley, these small gems give the reader a taste of all that made up the West. Saddle up with the inimitable Dusty Richards as he spins his yarns of lawmen, cowboys, Indians, miners, and the women that loved them.
Ride along with his characters as they facedown a pack of hungry wolves. Cheer them on as they find love in a Dakota blizzard. Laugh uproariously as a stray tomcat nearly destroys a town. Mourn with the girl who loved notorious outlaw Billy the Kid. Bargain along with a trader as he gets more than he bargained for in a Crow village. Be very quiet as you follow a young cowboy in his hopeless attempt to rescue a white captive from the Apache.
Grip the pages until your knuckles are white with tension, weep for love lost and love found, and laugh until you cry. This volume also contains the previously unpublished novella, Out of a Job and Not Earning a Dime. Most of all, though, sit back and relax as Dusty Richards, the master storyteller, brings to life the West as it really was.
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About the Author
DUSTY RICHARDS grew up riding horses and watching his western heroes on the big screen. He even wrote book reports for his classmates, making up westerns since English teachers didn’t read that kind of book. His mother didn’t want him to be a cowboy, so he went to college, then worked for Tyson Foods and auctioned cattle when he wasn’t an anchor on television.
His lifelong dream, though, was to write the novels he loved. He sat on the stoop of Zane Grey’s cabin and promised he’d one day get published, as well. In 1992, that promise became a reality when his first book, Noble’s Way, hit the shelves. In the years since, he’s published over 160 more, winning nearly every major award for western literature along the way. His 150th novel, The Mustanger and the Lady, was adapted for the silver screen and released as the motion picture Painted Woman in 2017.
Sadly, Dusty passed away in early 2018, leaving behind a legion of fans and a legacy of great western writing that will live on for generations.