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Shotgun and Six Bits a Day

Shotgun and Six Bits a Day

Two Complete Novels

Elmer Kelton

Forge Books


Rancher Blair Bishop of Two Forks, Texas, has too many enemies…and they're closing in. Macy Modock, whom Bishop sent to prison ten years ago, returns to Two Forks looking for vengeance. Cowman Clarence Cass conspires with Modock to ruin his rival even though Cass's daughter and Bishiop's son are in love. The black-hearted duo lay claim to untitled lands where Bishop grazes his cattle—a plan that leads to a deadly confrontation in which two men will die.

Six Bits a Day
To keep his conservative brother from getting married and starting life as a farmer, Hewey Calloway convinces Walter to join him on a mission for Boss Tarpley, driving 600 head of cattle from beyond San Antonio to the Double-C ranch on the Pecos. The journey is both memorable and dangerous: a murderous outlaw is searching for Hewey; and another ruthless character is determined to sabotage the cattle drive. When the drivers reach the Pecos they find Tarpley in the midst of a vicious range feud with Eli Jessup, a neighboring cowman. Hewey and his brother Walter have to get the herd safely across Jessup's land—but how? Two thrilling Westerns from the legendary Elmer Kelton

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Praise for Shotgun and Six Bits a Day

“[Kelton was] one of the best of a new breed of Western writers who [drove] the genre into new territory.” —The New York Times

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Elmer Kelton

ELMER KELTON of San Angelo, Texas, a native Texan, was author of fifty Western novels and several nonfiction books. Among his best-selling books are The Day the Cowboys Quit, The Time It Never Rained, and The Good Old Boys. He was recognized with countless awards for his work and was honored as the Greatest Western Writer of All Time by the 600-member Western Writers of America, Inc. Mr. Kelton died in August, 2009, at age 83.

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