When Johnny Hanson - Sleepy Johnny to some - hit the dust trail to Cut-Y outfit and met Haywire Heep, Cut-Y and its neighbouring ranges seemed peaceful enough. But Johnny soon came to learn of the antagonism felt by some of the punchers towards the two foremen of Cut-Y. He even began to suspect there was good reason for it.
It is not long before Cut-Y becomes threatened by a powerful band of rustlers, and Dry Gulch County is filled with gun smoke.
Taking a violent dislike to the rustlers’ leader, Red Bandilo, and a strong liking for Marion Waring, one of the two daughters of the owner of Cut-Y, Johnny sets out to defend the outfit. As puncher is set against rustler, Two-Gun Texan captures the scintillating atmosphere of the old Wild West, amidst the fog of smoke and the crackle of six-shooters.
Born in Surrey, England, in 1908 into a poor family in which there were nine children, John Creasey grew up to be a true master storyteller and international sensation. His more than 600 crime, mystery, and thriller titles have now sold 80 million copies in 25 languages. These include many popular series such as Gideon of Scotland Yard, The Toff, Dr Palfrey, and The Baron. Creasey wrote under many pseudonyms, explaining that booksellers had complained he totally dominated the 'C' section in stores.
Never one to sit still, Creasey had a strong social conscience, and stood for Parliament several times, along with founding the One Party Alliance which promoted the idea of government by a coalition of the best minds from across the political spectrum. He founded the British Crime Writers' Association, which to this day celebrates outstanding crime writing. The Mystery Writers of America bestowed upon him the Edgar Award for best novel and then in 1969 the ultimate Grand Master Award.
Written by John Creasey under the pseudonym of William K. Riley.
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