c44407The writer’s group, Western Fictioneers, offers us a selection of fine western stories from Ed Gorman, a writer who excels in several genres. We have nine stories and an essay on writing the modern western.

One of Mr. Gorman’s novel Characters. bounty hunter Leo Guild, appears in GUILD AND THE INDIAN WOMAN.

The title story concerns a pistol that some people have ascribed magical powers that make the bearers unbeatable.

MAINWARING’S GIFT happens n Christmas Eve as a man comes to town looking for a young woman he’d met nine months before only to find her about to give birth and dying and a town full of bluenoses.

Those were my favorites, but ther’s not a bad one in the bunch.