Thursday 5 January 2012

Angelo and the Strongbox

By Cody Wells
Lobo ebook, August 2011

Heading for Tombstone, Arizona Territory to begin a new life, Angelo finds himself slap bang in the middle of a stagecoach hold-up. When fate forces him to take a long overdue rest in the town of Gatlin, he becomes a key player in trying to solve the mystery of the stolen strongbox. 

This short story first appeared in the terrific anthology A Fistful of Legends, published in 2009. Cody Wells recently made it available as a stand-alone ebook that offers great value for money. ($0.99 / £0.77 at the time of writing this)

One of the main reasons for publishing it as an ebook is so that readers who are looking forward to reading Cody Wells’ first full length Black Horse Western, Six Ways of Dying, that will be published at the end of January, and also stars Angelo and partner Mr. Jinx, can catch up on just how these two teamed up.

Angelo is a memorable hero who finds himself up against some well-crafted villains. There’s plenty of action and more than one twist to the fast moving plot. And, of course, there’s Mr. Jinx, who will remain in any readers’ mind for a long time, and who adds moments of humour and terror (if you’re a man reading this) to the story. 

Definitely a very entertaining read, that has me looking forward to Six Ways of Dying.

Cody Wells is a pseudonym used by Englishman Malcolm Elliot-Davy who now lives in America and works as a leathersmith. 

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