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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Short Western Stories - Killing Trail

Charles Gramlich has written this collection of short stories which includes the following shorts:

Killing Trail
Showdown at Wild Briar
Powder Burn
Once Upon a Time with the Dead

And also a couple of short essays.

Col Colman's choice was Showdown at Wild Briar as he states in his blog Col's Criminal Library where he reviewed the book. I also liked that story, but I choose Killing Trail as my favorite because it is a little longer and a more detailed plot and more characters (at least, to me). Charles explains his writing of this story in one of the essays, why he wrote it and what it is based on (Louis L'Amour) and uses his great imagination to compose the story.

Well, I liked the other stories, too. There is plenty of action and suspense to keep me glued to the pages in each of them. And I just wanted to add my two cents to the mix and let you know where I stand. And Mr. Gramlich's book about his beer drinking feats is a fun read, too.

14 comments:

  1. Charles has a find imagination no matter what genre he's working in.

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  2. I was wondering ... what's the definition of a western story? Is it purely to do with location or does the time period and cattle rustling come into it?

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    1. The traditional western has cowboys, maybe Indians, cattle rustling, shootouts, revenge, suspense, drama. etc., and not everyone has all of the above, some may have only one major cowboy, but they are usually always set in the Western US between 1880 and the early 1900's, generally..

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  3. That collection was an early addition to my Kindle.

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  4. Oscar, thanks much. Very glad you enjoyed!

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  5. Loved these stories early on. Chrles can write.

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    1. Like Ron says above, no matter the genre.

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  6. I have this one on my list, now that you have whetted my appetite think I will download.

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    1. You can't go wrong with this one, Neil.

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  7. Thanks for mentioning my review. I don't read much western type fiction but the collection has whetted my appetite. I'm currently enjoying Bill Crider's Outrage at Blanco, soon to be followed by Holborn Stark (who is he/she?) - Nunslinger.

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