Stan Lynde
Western Novelist    Cartoonist   Merlin Fanshaw Western Mystery Series
NOVELS

Stan Lynde

Pages: 210
Size: 6x9
ISBN: 147526268X
Kindle: $3.99
Paperback: $12.99
Published:

July 23, 2012

Description

When U.S. Deputy Marshal Merlin Fanshaw mistakenly kills an innocent boy during a bank robbery in Miles City, Montana, he abandons his career as a lawman and rides out into a vast and sparsely settled region known as The Big Open. Hired as a cowhand by ranch woman Billie Hart, Merlin is soon drawn into a deepening conflict between Billie and a ruthless cattleman who will stop at nothing to possess her ranch. When violence threatens, Merlin takes a stand, and exorcises the ghosts of his past.


 


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Marshal of Medicine Lodge
by Stan Lynde

Pages: 198
Size: 6x9
ISBN: 9781583484647
Kindle: $3.99
Paperback: $12.99
Published:

December 29, 2011

Marshall of Medicine Lodge

Description

Montana Territory, 1886

"The last thing this territory needs is Indian trouble, or a bunch of nervous settlers demanding protection by the army. As United States Marshal for the territory, I figure to send Jeff a little help...I figure to send him you," he said.

U.S. Deputy Marshal Merlin Fanshaw arrives at the Crow Indian Reservation with orders to restore law and order. But a powerful rancher and his son block the deputy's efforts in order to retain their rigid control over the nearby settlement of Medicine Lodge. When a shocking murder rocks the town, tension and violence escalates between the Crow Indians and the settlers. Fanshaw must bring in the killer before an innocent man loses his life-or he forfeits his own.

"A particularly rewarding novel written by one of the finest Western novelists of our times. Stan Lynde's novels are laced with wry humor, thoughts on the art of living and growing, toughness and tenderness, and the keenest understanding of human nature I've ever seen in fiction."erstanding of human nature I've ever seen in fiction."

-Richard S. Wheeler,




 


Saving Miss Julie
by Stan Lynde

Published:

December 1, 2011

Saving Miss Julie

Pages: 240
Size: 6x9
Kindle: $3.99
Paperback: $12.99
ISBN: 978-1463728700
Description

Where is Julie? When cattle baron Thane McAllister's daughter disappears from her home and a ransom note signed by the notorious Coldwater brothers arrives at the ranch, U.S. Marshal Chance Ridgeway deputizes cowboy Merlin Fanshaw and sends him and legendary tracker Hoodoo Hawks to deliver the ransom and rescue Julie. The job is supposed to be a simple one, but Merlin soon learns that a "simple" assignment can sometimes be the most difficult of all. "There simply cannot be a writer better trained by environment and experience to draft western fiction," writes author and syndicated columnist Roland Cheek. "Stan Lynde is a master of imagery." And best-selling author Larry Delaney writes, "No one has ever captured the character of the west, or created more authentic and memorable characters than Stan Lynde." Saving Miss Julie is a thrilling page turner of a novel, combining action, mystery, and humor to produce a memorable reading experience, and a book the reader will save and read again.




 



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Editors Choice

To Kill a Copper King: A Merlin Fanshaw Western Mysterylin Fanshaw Western Mystery
by Stan Lynde

Pages: 264
Size: 6x9
ISBN: 9781450231206
Paperback: 12.99
Published:

Jun-10

Description

Butte City, Montana Territory, 1888 The chance discovery of a virtual mountain of copper brings incredible wealth and power to two men: Irish immigrant and miner, Marcus Daly, and merchant, banker, and investor, William Andrews Clark. The two men become bitter rivals, employing armies of workers from every corner of the world as they battle head-to-head for control of "The Richest Hill on Earth." And then, in the spring of that year, the stakes increase dramatically. Word reaches the U.S. Marshal's office at the Territorial Capitol in Helena that a sinister assassin is stalking Marcus Daly. U.S. Deputy Marshal Merlin Fanshaw is sent to Butte City to investigate the rumor. His assignment leads him into the heart of life in the booming camp and into a desperate race against time to save Daly's life—and his own!




 


Vendetta Canyon: A Merlin Fanshaw Western
by Stan Lynde

Pages: 200
Size: 6x9
ISBN: 9780595500376
Kindle: $3.99
Paperback: $12.99
Published:

May 14, 2012

Description

Sheepman Abel McKenzie and cattleman Zack Rainford were once the best of friends, but are now, in 1887 Montana Territory, mortal enemies. Their escalating feud threatens to throw the people of Meriwether County into a bloody range war. Three ranchers have already been killed, and the investigation into the homicides received only cursory review. One of those three men was McKenzie's employee. Deputy United States Marshal Merlin Fanshaw is sent to investigate and enforce the law.
Shortly after his arrival in Meriwether County, Deputy Fanshaw's assignment is complicated by the activities of a corrupt sheriff, a mysterious range detective, and a clandestine romance between the shepherd's son and the cattleman's daughter. Deputy Fanshaw accepts the burden of their secret and becomes an ally to the young lovers. If the two young people get married, it could help unite the feuding families, or it could light the fuse on the lethal powder keg.
With conditions in the area becoming more strained, the McKenzie and Rainford homes become armed camps, with malice running rampant between the cowhands and sheepherders. Can Deputy Fanshaw prevent any further bloodshed? What will it take for him to put an end to the Meriwether County War?




 


 

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Editors Choice

Summer Snow: A Merlin Fanshaw Western
by Stan Lynde

Pages: 212
Size: 6x9
ISBN: 9781583484005
Kindle: $3.99
Paperback: $12.99
Published:

February 26, 2012

Description

"Non-predictability is the hallmark of good writing and Summer Snow has that on page after delightful page."
-THE COWBOY CHRONICLE magazine
U.S. Deputy Marshal Merlin Fanshaw is out of town on the day George Starkweather and his outlaw band hold up the Cattleman's Bank of Dry Creek. Upon his return, Fanshaw's boss, U.S. Marshal Chance Ridgeway, suggests the deputy volunteer to infiltrate the gang as an undercover agent. Fanshaw hesitates only a moment before agreeing. He and Starkweather have a dark history, and he's eager to bring his old nemesis to justice. The winter of 1886?87 brings Fanshaw face-to-face with Starkweather, as he becomes a member of the outlaw band. As the bitter winter deepens, so does the danger, and Fanshaw finds himself in more trouble than he ever imagined. Just when he thinks he's played his cards right, Fanshaw lands in jail-charged with murder, while Starkweather roams free. But a surprising revelation will either bring retribution to the outlaw leader-or leave Deputy Fanshaw to face a hangman's noose.




 


 


 

 

Vigilante Moon - A Novel of Old Montana
by Stan Lynde

BK-78 Cloth: ISBN 1-886370-19-2
BK-79 Paper:

ISBN 1-886370-20-6

Hardcover: $32.63

Vigilante Moon

Description

Stan Lynde's new historical novel!

"A wonderful novel full of drama, action, and pathos as complex characters interact within a strong plot and against a setting so real the reader can hear the tinny music from the saloon and the crack of a broken neck as the Vigilantes hang another of Henry Plummer's gang."

--Doris Meredith, ROUNDUP Magazine




 


 

Careless Creek

by Stan Lynde

Audio Book: 6 hours running time, 4 cassettes
  Abridged and Read by the Author
ISBN: 1-886370-17-6
Paperback: $16.95

 

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Alias "The Bodacious Kid" rides again in a brand new exciting western novel.

This is Stan Lynde's second western novel, and sequel to "The Bodacious Kid."

The Bodacious Kid rides again in this classic western as young Merlin Fanshaw embarks on a quest for justice that takes him from the banks of the Yellowstone across Montana Territory to the goldfields of the Judith range.

Rich in characterization and evocative of time and place, "Careless Creek " treats historical events and locations of 1884 Montana with a deft blend of fact and fiction, high adventure and humor, that are the hallmarks of this popular author's work. --





 


The Bodacious Kid

The Bodacious Kid

by Stan Lynde

Audio Book: 6 hours 8 minutes running time, Download or CD
  Abridged and Read by the Author
ISBN: 1-886370-16-8
Audio Cassette: $23.31

Description

The long awaited first novel of master storyteller Stan Lynde begins during the last months of 1882 in Progress County, Montana Territory. With humor, suspense and authentic frontier atmosphere gained through a lifetime of living, researching and depicting the West, Lynde tells a story of adventure, romance and greed as Merlin Fanshaw, alias The Bodacious Kid, finds himself caught between the competing agendas of an outlaw band, two very different lawmen and one pretty girl.






The Bodacious Kid "Collector's Edition"

This book has a signed and numbered hardcover with hot stamped slip case. A great gift for that special friend or customer! Comes with a signed and numbered print of "The Bodacious Kid".

The book is 256 pages, hardcover and includes six Stan Lynde illustrations.

Those who are familiar with Stan Lynde's work on his two nationally syndicated cartoon strips will rejoice at his entry into the field of the western novel. Within its pages and beneath the sweeping movement of its plot lies a deft and subtle examination of such unchanging and timeless topics as character, morality, and the place of individual conscience in the life of its protagonist and in the lives of all of us.

The long awaited first novel of master storyteller Stan Lynde begins during the last months of 1882 in Progress County, Montana Territory. With humor, suspense and authentic frontier atmosphere gained through a lifetime of living, researching and depicting the West, Lynde tells a story of adventure, romance and greed as Merlin Fanshaw, alias The Bodacious Kid, finds himself caught between the competing agendas of an outlaw band, two very different lawmen and one pretty girl.

 


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