Jeff Mariotte

Byrd’s Luck & Other Western Stories

Publisher: Silverado Press/Crazy 8 Press

Date: May 30, 2023

Pages: 240

ISBN: 979-8987838105


Series: Cody Cavanaugh Western Novels, Desperadoes

The crack of a rifle, the thunder of hooves, the silence of the desert at dawn . . . Mariotte takes you there

Western stories by Jeffrey J. Mariotte have appeared in collections alongside those of legendary Western writers like Louis L’Amour, William Johnstone, Elmer Kelton, and Loren Estleman. Now, Byrd’s Luck & Other Western Stories collects ten of his own riveting tales of the wild West.

Brand-new stories include “Byrd’s Law”—a sequel to the Spur Award and Peacemaker Award finalist “Byrd’s Luck,” costarring Cody Cavanaugh—the hero of his own action-packed novel trilogy—and the first-ever prose story featuring characters from Mariotte’s bestselling, award-winning horror-Western comics series Desperadoes. A mix of traditional and weird Western tales, this book has something for every fan of Western adventure.

“Speaking of short Western stories—my friend Jeff Mariotte has a terrific new collection available that includes ‘Byrd’s Law,’ a sequel to his title Spur Award and Peacemaker Award finalist story. Some of the finest short form fiction out there. Highly recommended!” – Richard Prosch, author of Pony Boys, Tough Job in Driftwood, Hellbenders, and more.

“This taut, superbly-written elegy also has a cinematic quality, and I thought of a Sam Peckinpah-directed end-of-the-west movie with a script by Elmore Leonard.” – Andrew McBride, on “The Fox and the Snake” (included in Byrd’s Luck & Other Western Stories).


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