The Dry Gulcher

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Center Point Pub., 2010 - Fiction - 207 pages
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Justin Albright was a power-drunk devil. He planned to stampede his huge Skull herd through Marcon Canyon into the rich grassland beyond just to see the handful of peaceable settlers there trampled into their land. His desperado gang would ride over dead men to do it.

Dan Matson knew the brutes coming after the settlers were a ruthless bunch, but as people began to die, he came to the realization that the man who led this vicious gang wasn't just a paid assassin. He was a monster who hurt people for the sheer joy if it. And Dan Matson and the brave valley ranchers weren't going to take the abuse lying down. That's when Albright's dry gulcher brought his hellish guns to Smith's Hole, and began to pick off settlers one by one . . .

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Wayne D. Overholser was born in Pomeroy, Washington on Septmeber 4, 1906. Overholser received his B. S. from the University of Oregon and worked as a teacher and a high school pricipal until he became a full time writer in 1945. Overholser has written under many pen names, including John S. Daniels, Lee Leighton, Dan J. Stevens and Joseph Wayne. Lawman, written as Lee Leighton, won the Spur Award from WWA for best novel in 1954. In 1955, Overholser won the award again for a book written under his own name, The Violent Land. He won for a third time in 1969 for the juvenile novel, The Meeker Massacre. At the 1989 WWA Convention in Portland, Overholser was presented with the Saddleman Award for outstanding contributions to the literature of the West. Wayne D. Overholser died August 27, 1996 at the age of 89.

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