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  1. Shadows from Boot Hill (Western Short Stories Collection)
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  2. Shadows from Boot Hill (Western Short Stories Collection)

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Saturday, July 26, 2014 is the official National Day of the Cowboy, which is an official holiday in 8 states. To celebrate the holiday, I'm reviewing several western titles by the late L. Ron Hubbard. The audiobooks are produced by Galaxy Press using a talented voice cast and outstanding sound effects. These stories were published in the 1930s and 1940s, or otherwise known as the Golden Age, in Pulp magazines.

Shadows from Boot Hill first appeared in the June 1940 issue of Wild West Weekly and centers on the hired-gun, murderer and outlaw, Brazos, who bailed out on his payment for killing a banker, as lawmen were hot on his trail. He takes shelter briefly in Los Hornos, where his so-called friend, Whisper Monahan, offers him $200 to murder a man named Scotty Brant.

Scotty Brant has beeb using cyanide to extract gold from an oxide ore, which is located on the land owned by Whisper. Now all 4,000 of acres of his land has been poisoned. All Brazos has to do is kill... Read more
This was a great story! A supernatural western with lots of action. Hubbard's story was first published in 1940 at a time when westerns were commonplace. Will Murray (of Doc Savage fame) notes on the back cover blurb that supernatural westerns were rare. Hubbard's westerns were especially popular and this one was no exception. This reprint from Galaxy Press is the sixth western from the pulp era. The bonus stories are "The Gunner From Gehenna" and "Gunman!" I recommend all of L. Ron Hubbard's classic pulp westerns! Great fun! If you enjoyed this book you will also enjoy Cargo of Coffins, Golden Hell, Hostage to Death and many others!
I read the stories and enjoyed them. Easy to read, short stories that are action packed from the beginning. If you like Western-style stories, you’ll like these!

There are three stories included in this book. I liked that I was able to read them all in an afternoon. Because they are short stories, there isn’t much, if any room, for dragging the story. The action starts quick and continues to the last page. The creativity with which L. Ron Hubbard wrote continues to surprise me. Very engaging read!
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