Synopses & Reviews
Every man walks with a shadow . . . but what happens when he acquires a second one? Just ask Brazos—a dead ringer for Jack Palance who’s a cold-blooded killer for hire with blood on his hands and a posse on his tail.
Desperate for cash, Brazos accepts $200 to gun down a local man named Brant. He’ll earn every penny . . . but in the end there’ll be the devil to pay. Because to put a bullet in Brant means putting one in his partner as well—an eerie stranger schooled in the black art of witchcraft. This is one killing that brings with it a deadly curse—and a second shadow.
As Brazos is about to discover, the Wild West doesn’t get any wilder than when a man is damned to live—and die—in the Shadows from Boot Hill.
A note from L. Ron Hubbard, written many years ago, that could as well be addressed to you, today’s reader: “Dear Range Boss: Four million of my words have been published in fifty different magazines. . . . Just now I’m larruping fantasy fiction more than anything else, though I’ve been writing Westerns for some time, too. Hope your readers like Shadows from Boot Hill. The Old West was superstitious in the extreme and . . . reeks with more fantasy than The Arabian Nights.”
Also includes the Western adventures The Gunner from Gehenna, in which a plot to steal a miner’s gold reveals how a good man can go bad . . . and a bad man can do good, and Gunman!, the story of an aging gunfighter turned lawman who shows his town what a real man is made of.
“Creates a true theater of the mind experience and is very highly recommended.” —The Midwest Book Review
“This audiobook contains three Western short stories written during the 1940s. The writing fits the genre, and the audio production is excellent. Voice casting is perfect for each character, music sets the mood, and sound effects complete the package. The title story finds a hired killer being haunted by the shadow of a voodoo witch doctor. “The Gunner from Gehenna” has a twist at the end that will make listeners smile. “Gunman” is a more traditional Western, with the right man winning the fight. Listeners will appreciate the voice acting as well as the realistic sound effects.”
“L. Ron Hubbard was a master storyteller from the American ‘Golden Age’ of pulp magazines. He especially excelled in genre sales set in American West. One of the distinctions Hubbard held was the ability to find new approaches to the well known material of gunslinger heroes and villains….’Shadows From Boot Hill’ creates a true ‘theatre of the mind’ experience and is very highly recommended for personal and community library audiobook collections.”
—Midwest Book Review
“…the story bears comparison to such notable western writers as Max Brand, T.T. Flynn and Alan LeMay.”
Outlaw Brazos races to take a “hit job” from Whisper Monahan. But things soon take a supernatural spin when Brazos acquires a second shadow after killing a witch doctor, who with his last breath, swears a deadly curse upon his soul.
ALSO INCLUDES THE WESTERN STORES: "THE GUNNER FROM GEHENNA" AND "GUNMAN"
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The outlaw Brazos has skipped town before collecting his blood money for killing a local banker. With the law hot on his tail, he escapes to Los Hornos and his "friend" Whisper Monahan. 'Course, the last time they parted ways, they weren't exactly on good terms, but Brazos don't got much of a choice neither.
Whisper greets Brazos with orders to kill a local fella named Scotty Brant that has poisoned over 4,000 acres of his land by sitting on the headwaters of a rare stream using cyanide to extract gold from oxide ore. But this time, Brazos bites off more than he can chew when he learns Brandt's hitched up with a witch doctor! And things get right spooky when Brazos picks up another shadow after slaying the witch doctor, who, with his last breath, swears a deadly curse on his soul. ALSO INCLUDES THE WESTERN STORIES "THE GUNNER FROM GEHENNA" AND "GUNMAN"
"...One of the distinctions Hubbard held was the ability to find new approaches to the well known material of gunslinger heroes and villains….’Shadows From Boot Hill’ creates a true ‘theatre of the mind’ experience and is very highly recommended for personal and community library audiobook collections." —Midwest Book Review
Every man walks with a shadow . . . but what happens when he acquires a second one? Just ask Brazos—a dead ringer for Jack Palance who’s a cold-blooded killer for hire. His latest job means putting a bullet in a man schooled in the art of witchcraft, and this is one killing that brings with it a deadly curse and a second shadow—and there’ll be the devil to pay.
Lock the doors and turn on the lights as the audio version of Shadows from Boot Hill puts a chilling supernatural twist on the classic Western. “A minor masterpiece.” —author Will Murray
About the Author
With 19 New York Times bestsellers and more than 230 million copies of his works in circulation, L. Ron Hubbard is among the most acclaimed and widely read authors of our time. As a leading light of American Pulp Fiction through the 1930s and '40s, he is further among the most influential authors of the modern age. Indeed, from Ray Bradbury to Stephen King, there is scarcely a master of imaginative tales who has not paid tribute to L. Ron Hubbard.