The Archive has secured permission to serialize in four instalments a complete, classic Black Horse Western. Elsewhere, readers are being asked to pay prices in the region of £90 for good, secondhand copies of this rarity. Now you will be able to read the complete book online, FREE!
Yep, thanks to the efforts of Archive friend, Chap O'Keefe who has secured the rights to do this we are publishing the entire classic novel in four parts. Part one will kick off on Wild West Monday (2nd March) and then we'll continue with the novel in weekly instalments.
The book was originally published by Black Horse Westerns and is long out of print - this is due to the curious state of the UK western genre - and recently a copy went for £90 on Ebay which is testament to O'Keefe's popularity.
I am proud and privileged to publish this novel on The Tainted Archive, which with the help of people like Chap O'Keefe is fast becoming the home of the western on the net.
So saddle up folks - from next Monday and for the following three Mondays the Archive becomes home of Chap O'Keefe. But keep an eye out for posts leading up to the debut electronic publication as I'm going to get Chap/Keith in a headlock and force him to tell us something about this novel.
As dangerous as unstable dynamite . . . That was
Sheriff Ross Kemp's assessment of Jessica Blackwood. She was
darkly beautiful with flirting amber eyes, and she was married
to the richest rancher around. Kemp was no sucker. He stayed
out of Jessica's cheating games. But mysterious notes, a
bizarre accusation and the bushwhack murder of her madly jealous
husband shoved him into the biggest trouble of his life.
Tried and convicted on a trumped-up charge, Kemp was
sentenced to ten years of living hell in the state pen.
His only hope of being saved was by trusting Jessica's lovely, unspoilt
stepdaughter, Ellen. But as she began to uncover the truth, so she
fell into deadly danger from Orson Rymer, gambler and
blackmailer, and Snake McClay, evil-minded gunslick. It looked as if
justice would never be done!
AND ANYONE WANTING A QUICK O'KEEFE FIX SHOULD VISIT
BEAT TO A PULP
THIS WEEKEND WHEN THEY WILL BE
PUBLISHING A O'KEEFE SHORT STORY ABOUT THE REAL JESSE JAMES