Blood on Big River
Cleveland Western no 1224
I can't find any date on this book whatsoever - it's an Australian pulp book published by the Cleveland Company. A Google search on the author comes up with very little other than a list of other books published under the name. Anyone know anything about this writer?
The cover price is UK 7and a half pence so I'd say the book came out sometimes during the Sixties - least in the edition anyway.
The cover illustration is typical of the pulp westerns with a great painting of a gun man crouched, gun in hand, over a fallen man who is also holding a Colt and sporting a nasty gash to the side of the head. The back cover features an AD for Bison Westerns so I guess the imprint must have been a part of the Cleveland Company.
My knowledge of the early pulps is not great but I am improving all the time so anyone know anything else about this book then please let me know.
It's not the best western I've ever read but it's an enjoyable enough page turner and because of its brevity it can be consumed cover to cover in a little over an hour.