[Free eBook] The Loner by Clinton Spurr [Western]

The Loner by Clinton Spurr, a pseudonym for British author Donald S. Rowland, 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 1973 by Robert Hale.

The story is centred on the post-revenge lifestyle of a man who has long-since achieved his mission of vengeance against those who done him wrong, and is now getting mightily sick of his empty existence as a lonely, mistrusted wandering bounty hunter and seeks to find a new path to a more just way or die trying.

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[Free eBook] Trigger Fever by Clinton Spurr [Western]

Trigger Fever by Clinton Spurr, a pseudonym for British author Donald S. Rowland, 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 1972 by Robert Hale.

The story involves an old family feud which flares up again for another generation, with the obligatory star-crossed romance between two younger members against the objections of their elders, and a greater looming threat in the surrounding county which might persuade the families to finally set aside their longstanding differences to counter it.

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[Free eBook] Hell’s Acres by John Russell Fearn [Western]

Hell’s Acres 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 imprint.

This was originally published in 1950 by Scion using the pseudonym Mick McCoy was later reprinted by both Robert Hale’s Black Horse Western and Ulverscroft’s Linford Western Library lines.

The story stars a wandering gambler left for dead in the desert, who decides to make a new life in the titular town run by the obligatory petty tyrants, whose beleaguered but welcoming locals begin to look up to the once-loner stranger who becomes embroiled deeper into their deadly affairs.

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[Free eBook] Hills of Blood by EC Tubb [Western]

Hills of Blood by the late British author EC Tubb, perhaps best known for his long-running science fiction Dumarest Saga, 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 1956 by John Spencer under the title Men of the West using the pseudonym Chet Lawson and was later reprinted under the title Massacre Trail using the pseudonym Chuck Adams, and yet later appeared again using the pseudonym Frank Weight as part of the reprints for Robert Hale’s Black Horse Western and Ulverscroft’s Linford Western Library lines.

The story is an attempted treasure hunt escape from captivity, which takes place during the US Civil War, as Confederate prisoners intending to secretly seek a cache of gold make a deal with their Northern captors to undertake a mission against the local native Comanche, upon whose territory the hidden gold is located, and slowly begin to bond in the face of shared danger, though perhaps too late to save them from succumbing to attack.

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[Free eBook] Lone-Wolf Lawman by Burt Kroll [Western]

Lone-Wolf Lawman by Burt Kroll, a pseudonym for British author Donald S. Rowland, 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 1974 by Robert Hale ().

The story has a touch of investigative mystery, starring a State deputy gone undercover to find his late Sheriff brother’s killer in a town where the local law is crooked and few allies will come to his aid.

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[Free eBook] Red Man’s Mesa by Gordon Landsborough [Western]

Red Man’s Mesa by the late English author Gordon Landsborough, a prolific and pioneering multi-genre pulp fiction writer and publisher, 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 1953 by Hamilton & Co Ltd using the pseudonym Mike M’Cracken as no. 82 in their Panther Books line.

The story is a tale of military men on the frontier, starring a tough Sergeant riding herd on mischief-making troopers, as they come across dead bodies which are part of a suspicious ambush and other incidents which may be an attempt to spark deadly conflict between the local Native Americans and assorted settler groups of various ethnic backgrounds, as the investigating squad finds themselves deep in hostile territory when the situation escalates.

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[Free eBook] Feud Valley Showdown by Denis Hughes [Western]

Feud Valley Showdown by the late British author Denis Hughes 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 1955 by Herbert Jenkins using the pseudonym Ken Kester.

The story is a part-investigative tale, starring a Federal Marshal returning home to find his sister missing and his brother-in-law dead, and himself mistaken for the murderer for being in the wrong place at the wrong time, discovering he must uncover what’s going on in the deadly feud between two men which escalated into this disaster.

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[Free eBook] The Trouble Seeker by Richard Wormser [Western]

The Trouble Seeker by the late Richard Wormser, a recipient of the Edgar Award for mystery and the Spur Award for westerns, 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 1970 by Fawcett as part of their Gold Medal line under the title On the Prod.

The story may or may not be a comedy of errors, starring an overinvested surprise ex who apparently assembles an increasingly odd posse upon a quest to take revenge upon his sweetheart, who has unexpectedly left town with another man (possibly voluntarily, possibly not).

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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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