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The Memoirs of Wild Bill Hickok and Shadow on the Sun

The Memoirs of Wild Bill Hickok and Shadow on the Sun

Two Classic Westerns

Richard Matheson

Forge Books


Gunfighter. US Marshall. Legend.

James Butler Hickok was a celebrity before there was a Hollywood...and he was dead before he was forty. Spur Award-winning author Richard Matheson delves into the life and times of the man behind the myth. The cruelty that turned him violent. The fears that drove him. And the unforgettable events that cause his name to live on more than a century later.

Southwest Arizona. An uneasy truce exists between the remote frontier town of Picture City and the neighboring Apaches. That delicate peace is threatened when the mutilated bodies of two white men are found. The angry townspeople are certain the “savages” have broken the treaty, Billjohn Finley, the local Indian agent, but has another suspect in mind.

There’s a tall, dark stranger in town, and he rode in wearing the dead men’s clothes....


Since I am best known as a writer of fantasy, it is appropriate, I feel, to state at the outset that this novel may well be a fantasy. While there is evidence supporting much of what I fictionally contend, at the same...

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Richard Matheson

RICHARD MATHESON was The New York Times bestselling author of I Am Legend, Hell House, Somewhere in Time, The Incredible Shrinking Man, A Stir of Echoes, The Beardless Warriors, The Path, Seven Steps to Midnight, Now You See It…, and What Dreams May Come, among others. He was named a Grand Master of Horror by the World Horror Convention, received the Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement. He has also won the Edgar, the Spur, and the Writer's Guild awards. Matheson died in June, 2013, at the age of eighty-seven.

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Richard Matheson

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