Thursday, April 14, 2011

Coming Soon: The Outlaw Marshal

The few folks who have read my next story find it to be the darkest of the crime westerns in my Cash and Miles series. "The Outlaw Marshal" sees Mason Doig, newly released from Territorial Prison, claiming he endured beatings while in prison paid for by Cash Laramie. He suspects the outlaw marshal has followed him to Dodge City with revenge on his mind for the death of a friend. Top editor David Barber will have it published some time next week at the Flash Fiction Offensive and I hope you can take the time to check it out.

I had the pleasure the other day to hold several vintage weapons including this Colt that Cash very well could have used. It had been in a museum display case where it hadn't been moved in fifty plus years. What a thrill! Many thanks to my charmer for setting this up and the kind caretakers at the museum for the private tour.

18 comments:

Larry D. Sweazy said...

Very cool...

AC said...

Once again, the set up for the story sounds killer. I can't wait to read it.

Reb said...

Very cool to hold that colt and your story sounds exciting.

David Cranmer said...

Larry, And so is THE BADGER'S REVENGE so far. Top read, sir.

AC, You will like the ending to "The Outlaw Marshal." If it hadn't gone to FFO, it would have been perfect for ADR. Cash's no moral authority goes into overdrive.

I hope you will like it, Reb.

Chris said...

That old Colt is a splendid piece. You may have already been there, but the Cowboy Museum in OK City (I think that's what it's called) has a collection of old firearms that will make your head explode.

Ron Scheer said...

Too good to be true...

David Barber said...

David, thanks for sending it over to me. Readers are in for a treat. That museum sounds pretty cool. You can't go wrong with history and old weaponry.

What happened to your post yesterday regarding editors leaving comments? I was intrigued but it just wouldn't load.

Have a great day, buddy!

G said...

Looking forward to the story.

As for old pieces, if you ever get down to my neck of the woods, the Connecticut History Museum has a good collection of Colt firearms that you should check out.

Colt is what put Connecticut on the map back in the day.

David Cranmer said...

Chris, I haven't been but Denise and I are talking about a vacation in that direction.

Ron, Amen. You would have loved it.

David, I pulled that blog post because I thought I sounded like a ninnyhammer. But I have received several e-mails directing me to post it again. I may do that next week.

G, Samuel Colt was born in Hartford, Connecticut and I use to have family there. Maybe it's time to be reacquainted.

Alyssa Goodnight said...

What a cool opportunity!
Excited to see what Cash gets up to next... :)

Charles Gramlich said...

Love those old Civil War era guns. Just looks amazing. I want to at least get a replica of one of these.

David Cranmer said...

Murder, Alyssa. He has cold blooded murder on his mind. Be careful!

Same here, Charles. I write about these weapons all the time and to finally hold the real mcCoy was as cool as hell. And now I must own one.

Oscar said...

Many of the Colts look alike, but this looks like an 1851 Navy with a 7 1/2" barrel. Am I anywhere near right? The story sounds like a good one.

David Cranmer said...

Oscar, Not quite sure because there was very little info with it. I'm guessing you're right with the length. I'm going to look it up now because I'm curious. I'll drop another comment here tomorrow with what I find out.

Dave King said...

Sounds gripping. Congrats.

David Cranmer said...

Dave, Thank you, sir.

Oscar, Lo siento. I couldn't get any solid info on the Colt.

Oscar said...

That's okay.

Dan Fleming said...

Old guns are very cool. They have such a sense of history.