January, 2021

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Sin of Omission
by James A. Tweedie
When circuit-riding Pastor Robert Graves boards a late-night train in Topeka, his plans to fall asleep are interrupted when a nervous teenage boy with an empty bag sits across from him and starts asking questions about sin, the law, and what a man has to do to be hanged.

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A Prairie Nightmare
by Paul Grella
Faro, a newcomer to droving, had seen some salty episodes during his indoctrination to the Wild West but one chilled his mind as well as his bones. It was the nightmare he was never able to forget.

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Flat Rock's First Cigar Store Indian
by Tom Sheehan
The woodcarver was reputed to be a true master of his craft, but could he create a full-sized Indian? It would take all of his skill to pull off that one. And, in the end, what good was a wooden Indian?

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Mitchell and the Killing at Canadian
by Dick Derham
The robbers were already scheduled for their trials and refused to implicate the mastermind behind the crime. With no clues, what could Detective Dave Mitchell hope to achieve?

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Fight to the Finish
by William S. Hubbartt
Teamster Clint Carrigan discovers a wagon train under attack by Comanches. As Clint sights on a target, an arrow to the shoulder knocks him from his mount and he drops his revolver. The brave and Clint both scramble for this prize. Who will win this fight to the finish?

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Vengeance Was She
by David A. Carillo
Marshal Kegan and seven riders headed to K Dot Ranch to evict Rebecca Kettner and her children. It should have been easy pickings with her husband away. But the farmers of Capay Valley were gathered on her property for a funeral that day, and Big Cattle had themselves a fight.

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