Saturday, September 18, 2010

David Cranmer Rides Again!


Yep, Cash Laramie is back, this time in "Kid Eddie" at The Western Online. Edward A. Grainger (aka David Cranmer) delivers yet another crackerjack yarn in this fine series.

Cash Laramie, you may recall, made his debut in the Express Westerns anthology A Fistful of Legends, in "Cash Laramie and the Masked Devil. He turned up next (along with Marshal Gideon Miles) at BEAT to a PULP with "Miles to Go." This time his job is to escort an accused killer to trail. Trouble is, the accused is little more than a kid, and a likable one at that. Could he be innocent? (As a bonus, this tale reveals that Cash inhabits the same Western universe as one of everyone's favorite TV heroes.)

Still another Cash adventure, "The Wind Scorpion," is coming our way PDQ in the print anthology BEAT to a PULP: Round One, and two more have already been written. I'm hoping we'll soon see him in a novel, and I know I'm not alone!

9 comments:

Laurie Powers said...

I loved "Kid Eddie." And nice use of that Wild West Weekly cover.

Ron Scheer said...

I'll second that. Great story. David's storytelling is very spare, but he finds a way to work the genre for some psychological depth. Meanwhile, "Miles to Go" goes for unexplored territory. I'd enjoy a western novel written with his intelligence and sensibility.

Chris said...

"Kid Eddie" is another in a line of stories that're fast making Cash Laramie one of my all-time favorite lawmen. David's on a tear.

David Cranmer said...
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David Cranmer said...

Thanks, Evan. And I agree with Laurie that is a marvelous cover.

Ron, Very kind words and the novel is in progress.

Chris, Thanks, amigo.

David Barber said...

Totally agree! A great story, indeed. David's a fine writer and 'Cash' is a great character.

Regards.

Paul D. Brazill said...

Top story, to be sure.

pattinase (abbott) said...

David is becoming a master of the western short story very quickly.

David Cranmer said...

Thanks, all. After a long day of work this was very nice.