[Free eBook] The Proud Rebel by John Glasby [Western]

The Proud Rebel 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 imprint.

This was originally published in 1967 by John Spencer using the pseudonym Chuck Adams and was later reprinted by Robert Hale as part of their Black Horse Western line using the pseudonym Michael Stansfield.

The story stars a man returning home after the US Civil War to find his family dead and the killers out to kill him, too, putting him on the obligatory mission of survival and revenge.

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[Free eBook] Dakota Manhunt by John Glasby [Western]

Dakota Manhunt 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 imprint.

This was originally published in 1965 by John Spencer using the pseudonym Chuck Adams and was later reprinted by Robert Hale as part of their Black Horse Western line using the pseudonym Alan T. Leacroft.

The story stars an embittered man hardened by his past, who reluctantly takes on a town sheriff job and rapidly becomes fed up with it, but must keep things from becoming personal as criminal incidents escalate.

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[Free eBook] The Dark Destroyer by John Glasby [Supernatural Mystery Horror]

The Dark Destroyer by the late British author John Glasby is his standalone supernatural horror novel with investigative mystery elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally posthumously published in 2007 by Linford’s Linford Mystery Library line, and is said to include minor links to H. P. Lovecraft’s popular extended Cthulhu Mythos, to which the late author contributed a number of tales.

The story deals with uncovering the mystery surrounding the obligatory ancient awakening evil stalking some quaint village, with possible ties to an extinct old family with rumoured unsavoury practices, the source of which the locals must figure out before it’s too late.

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[Free eBook] The Coming of Cthugha by John Glasby [Lovecraftian Sci-Fi Mystery Horror]

The Coming of Cthugha by the late British author John Glasby is the 1st novel in his Dark Armageddon trilogy of Lovecraftian science fiction horror thrillers, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This is one of their original publications, selected posthumously from the author’s extensive literary estate. The setting is based directly upon the extended Cthulhu mythos originated by the late H. P. Lovecraft, and the title character of Cthugha created by August Derleth sports a quote from one of Glasby’s own pulp fiction stories on its Wikipedia page.

The trilogy combines science fiction and horror with mystery and conspiracy thriller elements, as individuals are recruited into a plucky secret Organisation of intellectuals trying to prevent the stars coming right and unleashing eldritch abominations from the furthest depths of space and time upon the Earth. This story shows the recruitment of one such individual, a nephew looking into his uncle’s disappearance and unraveling the trail of clues sparked by examining an odd manuscript.

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[Free eBook] Hang the Hellion High by John Glasby [Western]

Hang the Hellion High by the late British author John Glasby 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 2003 by Robert Hale as part of their Black Horse Western line using the pseudonym Stephen Hartmann.

The story stars the sole survivor of a herding party ambushed by rustlers against a crooked sheriff who has charged him with conspiring to rustle said herd, who is intent on grabbing land through underhanded and brutal means if necessary, as he tries to avenge his companions and stop her by any means possible.

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[Free eBook] The Streets of Sundown by John Glasby [Western]

The Streets of Sundown 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 imprint.

This was originally published in 1962 by Robert Hale under the title The Savage Gun using the pseudonym Chuck Adams and was later reprinted as part of their Black Horse Western line using the pseudonym Richard D. Howard.

The story is set some years after the US Civil war, with one lone gunman intent on taking vengeance upon an old enemy he’s finally hunted down, who turns out to have ruthlessly taken over a frontier town in the aftermath of the wartime chaos, in which the gunslinger might find unexpected allies who could help him rid them of the man.

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[Free eBook] Dark Conflict by John Glasby [Paranormal Horror Thriller]

Dark Conflict by the late British author John Glasby is his standalone paranormal horror thriller, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This is a posthumous original publication, selected from his extensive literary estate. The story stars the unknowing owner of a mysterious artifact that may or may not induce a lycanthropic state, and a race against time to save a friend from a cult intent on human sacrifice.

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[Free eBook REPEAT] Dark Armageddon by John Glasby [Lovecraftian Sci-Fi Horror Thriller]

Dark Armageddon by the late British author John Glasby is the 3rd novel in his The Dark Armageddon trilogy of Lovecraftian science fiction horror thrillers, free again for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This trilogy is one of Venture’s original publications, posthumously selected from Glasby’s extensive literary estate, and actually based on the extended Lovecraft mythos, using elements such as Great Old One Cthugha (from August Derleth’s additions; fun fact: the Wikipedia article for Cthugha has a quote from one of Glasby’s vintage pulp stories featuring him) and classic settings such as Miskatonic University.

The trilogy mingles the Cthulhu mythos with conspiracy thriller elements, starring a number of individuals previously recruited into what turned out to be a plucky secret Organisation of intellectuals trying to keep the stars from coming right and allowing the invasion of unthinkable horrors from deep space. This installment wraps up the tale of their desperate efforts traveling throughout time and space to prevent the worst from befalling the Earth.

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[Free eBook] Hideout at Mender’s Crossing by John Glasby [Western]

Hideout at Mender’s Crossing by the late British author John Glasby 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 2010 by Robert Hale as part of their Black Horse Western line ().

The story stars an undercover Army special operator who is sent to infiltrate a town taken over by outlaws who’ve grown bold enough to ruthlessly rob a gold train guarded by soldiers, who is tasked to stop them from carrying off further robberies as well as bring them to justice for the slaughter.

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[Free eBook] Wreath for a Lady by John Glasby [Vintage Murder Mystery/Crime Thriller]

Wreath for a Lady by the late British author John Glasby is his vintage standalone pulp murder mystery/crime thriller, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press.

This was originally published in 1959 by John Spencer & Co using the pseudonym Max Baroni and was later reprinted by Linford as part of its Linford Mystery Library line.

The story is set at a carnival, and stars an investigator looking into peculiar happenings which he thinks are a straightforward scheme to put the owner out of business, but soon escalate into an unexpected murder which puts the investigator at risk as well, as the unknown culprit targets him for seeming to know too much even as he tries to discover who it really is, with his own life at stake.

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The fun times are over…

Mike Torlin takes on the job of investigating the peculiar happenings at Pete Donati’s carnival ground.

He figures it must be a straight forward case of somebody wanting to put Donati out of business, but through multiple strange occurrences, he soon realises it’s going to take a lot more work to uncover the truth…

In the final act on stage, a peculiar chicken is produced out of an egg, when a dead girl, shot with slugs from her own shooting gallery is revealed instead.

The investigation is intensified when Torlin gets targeted twice and it is made clear that somebody must think he knows too much.

Whilst trying to save himself, discover the murderer and prevent anymore killings, Torlin is at high risk, feeling no closer to the truth.

Things are made even more difficult to understand when his attempted killer is revealed and it was not on his list of suspects…

It seems that no killer can sidetrack Torlin for long however, and when the final showdown comes, he is forced to stand his ground and face up to the killer…