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The red well : a western trio [text (large print)] / by Max Brand.

By: Brand, Max, 1892-1944 [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2016Copyright date: ©2011Edition: Center Point Large Print edition.Description: 295 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781683240822; 1683240820; 9781683240860; 1683240863.Uniform titles: Novellas. Selections Related works: Container of (work): Brand, Max, 1892-1944. Bad news for bad men | Container of (work): Brand, Max, 1892-1944. Lion's share | Container of (work): Brand, Max, 1892-1944. Novellas. Selections.Subject(s): Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.) -- Fiction | Large type booksGenre/Form: Large type books. | Western stories. | Western fiction. | Short stories.DDC classification: 813/.52
Contents:
Bad news for bad men -- The lion's share -- The red well.
Summary: "In three novellas, young men who have started to build bad reputations for themselves turn their lives around when they defend the innocent and bring down bad men"-- Provided by publisher.
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Originally published in 2011.

"In three novellas, young men who have started to build bad reputations for themselves turn their lives around when they defend the innocent and bring down bad men"-- Provided by publisher.

Bad news for bad men -- The lion's share -- The red well.

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Publishers Weekly Review

These three reissued short novellas from the popular and wildly prolific Brand (real name Frederick Faust, 1892-1944) are classic examples of his carefully plotted, suspenseful, and action-packed horse operas. In "The Lion's Share" (1928), outlaw Jerry Garlan develops a guilty conscience after a deadly stagecoach robbery, but a wily sheriff, a pretty girl, and a blackmail artist put him in a tough moral dilemma. "The Red Well" (1934) finds gunman Charlie "Quick" Kimball leaving his sweetheart to aid a friend besieged on his arid cattle ranch by a gang of murderous cutthroats, even though the land seems almost worthless. Best is "Bad News for Bad Men" (1934), about a smart-mouth, hell-raising saddle bum who becomes an unlikely newspaper editor in a lawless frontier town. On a lucrative bet with his rich uncle, Jimmy Jones agrees to take over the failing Jasper Journal, but finds that his six-guns won't be enough to save the paper. The shrewd and audacious Jimmy then turns an accidental death into a murder and slanders the back-shooting Burwell clan, creating a sensational story to boost circulation. But Jimmy's false accusations unexpectedly turn out to be true, unleashing a passel of violence and death. This is fun western reading, revealing that Brand's stories are just as exciting today as they were yesterday. (Dec.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.