This is a collection of stories I have written throughout the years. They are all short stories with some being longer than others and none of them having any chapters. If you enjoy this audiobook you might also enjoy my other titles, Genevieve of Tombstone, The Girl From New Hope and The Pocket Watch also available from Books In Motion. I hope you enjoy listening to them as much as I enjoyed writing them. - John Duncklee
The people of San Angela had no idea Mill Roth left his cattle empire to a woman by the name of Hattie Stamps, the widow of Beaver Stamps, who was Mill’s oldest and best friend. Until she showed up claiming the Roth Empire everything was fine. Some of the citizens, other cattle operators and people of high standing were filing section claims and branding cattle as fast as they could be caught. Plat Hargis and Floyd Sutter, both wealthy cattle and land owners were claimi..
Hawk Haynes was proud of Porterville Texas, a town he had founded. He had left it to go on a long honeymoon with Elizabeth Trudy, his new bride. When he returned a black cloud had descended upon the town. The peace and harmony was gone, and so was his best friend. Hawk was sure Lank Lankford didn’t leave of his own accord. Luke Tanner, an old army buddy had left with Lank, and that told Hawk things weren’t right. Lank would never partner up with the likes of Luke ..
Hawk Haynes ruled from his heart, but stayed alive by using his instincts. Hawk was on his way to start a new life in Texas when he runs into burned out wagons. He finds families slaughtered, the men killed, the women raped, and killed. Hawk Haynes had just introduced himself to Southwest Texas. Hawk had been deeded land just northwest of Rawlins for his services in taking care of Ted Rawlins and his wife until their death. According to Ted, the property he deeded to Hawk was..
The heydays of the gold rush brought many a would be millionaire to the mountains and streams of North Central Washington. The most feared and respected was prospector and mountain man, Bear Walker. But in this episode, Bear is the one subjected to fear. A fear he has never known when his prospector friends start dying from a mysterious cause. Panic sets in among the miners and many believe it’s the plague. But the more Bear investigates, the more curious the situation ..
Howie Blake and Dobie Tinkerman are two friends not expecting too much out of life. All they want is to make a living, and to have a good town to earn it in. When they met Waldo Fritz it looks like they might have at least found a paying job--armed robbery. Waldo tries hard to teach them the way of the outlaw, but the results are less than spectacular. Their hearts just aren't in it. When they finally do get some money together, Howie and Dobie, part ways with Waldo. They..
Cripple Creek, Colorado is the most infamous sinkhole of vice and violence in the Rockies. The town’s steamy bordello row and gambling halls beckon to Brad Medford who is set on tasting all the pleasures a young man can find. He sets out across the long miles to reach Cripple Creek and prove himself a man, but misfortune takes a hand when Brad’s path crosses that of a renowned gunfighter. It turns out Brad’s first meal in Cripple Creek may be his last. Learn..
Barrister McClain has sworn to avenge his brother's death, and that means nailing the hide of Able Gate to the barn wall. But gunfighter and secret Cavalry agent Gate is laying low up Montana way. Gate is hiding with an assumed name as artist Abernathy T. Gatelatch. Even as McClain thundered into town with pistols smoking, the U. S. Cavalry had sent Gate away on a special mission. With a lovely lady now held hostage and the town under siege, Gate must find a way back to g..
Matt Anderson was dead, shot down in a bank hold up that shocked the small community of Bozeman, Montana. At least the townsfolk thought he was dead. A case of mistaken identity may have saved Matt's life, but it would have to be a life lived in exile. His adventures took him south where he served in the confederate army. After the Civil War he followed his commanding general to Texas to work as a hired gun. Range wars and cattle drives kept him busy, and home life on the..
Joshua Ryder is eight when his mother is murdered. An old cowboy becomes the father he has never had and when he is dying asks Josh, now eighteen, to leave the ranch with their neighbor, Miguel, and get some experience working for another outfit. Riding Shadow, the buckskin he's raised from a colt, Josh comes to the Rawlins' ranch and hires on to help drive a herd of longhorns to Kansas. Martha Rawlins, the widowed ranch owner and her children, accompany the herd and ..
Joshua Ryder ashamed of being an outlaw's son and convinced he carries bad blood, leaves Texas in the spring of 1876 with a trail herd of longhorns bound for Montana. The following spring, he heads west with plans to settle near the Pacific Ocean and live in solitude with just his books and his horses for company. But a Nez Perce woman and her baby change his plans and he ends up in Virginia City, Montana. There an old washerwoman, a small half Chinese girl, and a young w..
"Apache Blood" Nate and his young family journey to the southern Rockies, only to have the child and woman taken by the Apache. With the help of his friend Shakespeare McNair, Nate would save his loved ones or die trying.
Read by Rusty Nelson
Approx. 5.55 Hrs. 5 CDs
Kansas Ex-gunslinger Dodge Mercer seeking a quieter life drifts west. When Mercer joins up with the Lilley clan in the rugged Tonto Basin of Arizona, he finds himself involved in a blazing feud. But he runs up against the Southwest's three most dangerous things: a beautiful young woman, sorghum booze runners, and hot-flying lead. Another great western written by the supreme story teller of life in the West.
Ex-Confederate officer Slate Creed is still intent on taking back his land from Yankee carpetbaggers and clearing his name. But a noose still hangs over Slate Creed's head for a crime he didn't commit. Now there's only one hope to clear his name: saving the neck of the man who framed him. The whole town wants Dick Barth dead, except for Creed, he needs him breathing - and confessing. But freedom for both men makes trouble a sure bet - especially when the wager is ..