[Free eBook] Storm Over Mendaro by John Glasby [Western Historical Action Novel]

Storm Over Mendaro by the late British author John Glasby is his vintage standalone western historical action adventure novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Pioneering Press imprint.

This was originally published in 1971 by John Spencer under the title Lone Gun Renegade using the pseudonym Tex Kirby and later reprinted by Robert Hale as part of their Black Horse Western line using the pseudonym James Adams. This story stars a wandering gunslinger who finds himself in a tiny town along the Mexican border where bandits have taken over and the law is just as crooked, where he gets swept up in dirty deals and double crossing even as he tries to help a local cattle rancher protect his home from the villains which abound everywhere.

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[Free eBook] Coyote Brand by John Glasby [Western Historical Action Novel]

Coyote Brand by the late British author John Glasby is his vintage standalone western historical action adventure novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Pioneering Press imprint.

This was originally published in 1964 by John Spencer under the title Showdown using the pseudonym Chuck Adams and later republished by Robert Hale using its current title as part of their Black Horse Western line using the pseudonym C. J. Beaton. The story pits a lone gunslinger against entrenched outlaws, as a team of cattle drivers taking their herd on the trail finds that the town at the only safe crossing has been taken over by a gang whom none dare stand against, except for one man with a mission…

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[Free eBook] Hidden Guns by Gordon Landsborough [Western Historical Action Novel]

Hidden Guns by the late British author Gordon Landsborough is his vintage standalone western historical action adventure novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Pioneering Press imprint.

This was originally published in 1961 by Brown, Watson Ltd.. The story is one of sibling vengeance as a deadly gunslinger must solve the mystery of his brother’s abrupt murder, meanwhile foiling a greater plot as well, which may be preying upon the troubles of a nearby Apache reservation. NB: This was written during the 1960s and uses some terms to describe assorted ethnic groups which are no longer acceptable usage today, as well as a few stereotypically clichéd depictions which were unfortunately widespread for the time. YMMV if it’s not the sort of thing that you want to come across in your leisure entertainment reading, even if said groups are not villainized in the story.

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[Free eBook] Rattlesnake by John Russell Fearn [Western Historical Action Novel]

Rattlesnake by the late British author John Russell Fearn is his vintage standalone western historical action adventure novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Pioneering Press imprint.

This was originally published in 1950 by Scion and later republished by Robert Hale as part of their Black Horse Western line using the pseudonym Hugo Blayn. The story is centred around a dispute over the discovery of gold lurking in an old mine, which leads to an estranged son’s attempt to claim both justice and treasure in the wake of his father’s untimely related death.

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[Free eBook] Troubleshooter by Alan David [Western Historical Action Novel]

Troubleshooter by Alan David, a pseudonym for prolific multi-genre British author Donald S. Rowland, is the 1st novel in his Chet Manning trilogy of western historical action adventure novels, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Pioneering imprint.

This was originally published in 1979 by Magread under the title Iron Rails using the pseudonym Bart Shane. The trilogy stars a gunslinging troubleshooter for the South and West railroad company. This installment sets up the rivalry between S&W and a competitor with ambitions of being the first to lay tracks to a certain area by whatever means necessary, and Manning’s attempts to defend his own company from an opposite number determined to put them out of business, starting by targeting S&W’s chief troubleshooter.

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[Free eBook] Deluge! by John Russell Fearn [Western Historical Action Novel]

Deluge! by the late prolific multi-genre British author John Russell Fearn) is his vintage standalone western historical action adventure novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Pioneering imprint.

This was originally published in 1949 by Muir-Watson under the title Gunsmoke Valley, and was later reprinted by Robert Hale as part of their Black Horse Western under its current title using the pseudonym Arnold Ryden. The story centres around a resource dispute between landowners, starring a wandering mining engineer who finds a night’s shelter with an old rancher (with the requisite beautiful daughter) whose property is suffering from a lack of water supply, apparently the work of a ruthless neighbour, whose sabotage the engineer takes it upon himself to remedy, no matter what the cost.

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[Free eBook] Shooting Match by Philip McCormac [Western Historical Action Novel]

Shooting Match by Philip McCormac is his standalone western historical action adventure novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Pioneering imprint.

This was originally published in 2006 by Robert Hale under the title Ayli Valley using the pseudonym Gary Astill. The story features the deadly deadly rivalry between two brothers, exacerbated by their suspicious sudden inheritance of valuable property which a greedy landowner covets, whom one of the brothers allies himself with as the other narrowly escapes with his life.

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[Free eBook] Messenger of Zhuvastou by Andrew J. Offutt [Science Fiction Adventure]

Messenger of Zhuvastou by the late Andrew J. Offutt is his standalone science fiction “fantasy” adventure novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1973 by Berkley’s Medallion imprint. This is a science fiction novel of the old school fantasy-ish “planetary romance” type, set in a future where an athletic playboy from Earth goes undercover on a primitive, sword-swinging planet in order to track down someone who has fled there for reasons unknown, and finds himself fitting in better with the swashbuckling “barbarian” culture than any he knew before.

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[Free eBook] Coffin Canyon by Mason Macrae [Western Historical Action Novel]

Coffin Canyon by Mason Macrae, a pseudonym for the late James L. Rubel, is his vintage western historical action adventure novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Pioneering imprint.

This was originally published in 1959 by Collins. The story stars a ex-convict who completes his prison sentence determined to start a straight-shooting life, only to find the past catching up with him as someone steals his old criminal moniker in order to commit new crimes, whom he finds himself hired by the authorities to hunt down, dead or alive.

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[Free eBook] The Gold Bonanza by John Russell Fearn [Western Historical Action Novel]

The Gold Bonanza by the late British author John Russell Fearn is his vintage western historical action adventure novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Pioneering imprint.

This was originally published in 1950 by Scion under the title Aztec Gold, and later reprinted by Robert Hale as part of their Black Horse Western line, using the pseudonym Thornton Ayre. The story is set in Arizona, where an old prospector has found a secret mine full of Aztec gold, which makes his a target for ambitious people who kidnap him to reveal its location, even as a saloon singer friend grown suspicious of his sudden disappearance tries to mount a rescue squad.

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