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Dead Or Alive!

(A book in the Sudden series)
A novel by

The Cullanes owned San Jaime - body and soul. They always had. In San Jaime what the Cullanes said was law, and God help the man who crossed them. So when the capable-looking drifter rode into town and tossed the rulebook out of the window, most of the townspeople ran for cover. But this time Cullane men died and San Jaime was no longer in bondage. How long this freedom would last was another question - for up in the mountains Old Man Cullane bellowed his order at his cutthroat crew . . . Bring him in . . . Bring me Sudden - dead or alive!


Frederick Nolan, a.k.a. 'Frederick H. Christian', was born in Liverpool, England and was educated there and at Aberaeron in Wales. He decided early in life to become a writer, but it was some thirty years before he got around to achieving his ambition. His first book was The Life and Death of John Henry Tunstall, and along the way he became an authority on the history of the American frontier, founder of The English Westerners' Society, and something of a connoisseur of western fiction in the days when it was a flourishing literary genre.

In addition to the Angel westerns, Fred also wrote five entries in the popular 'Sudden' series started by Oliver Strange. Among his numerous books is the best-selling The Oshawa Project (published as The Algonquin Project in the US) which was later filmed by MGM as Brass Target, starring Sophia Loren, John Cassavetes, Max von Sydow, George Kennedy, and Robert Vaughn.

A leading authority on the outlaws and gunfighters of the Old West, he has scripted and appeared in many television programs both in England and in the United States, and authored numerous articles in historical and other academic publications. His award-winning books on Southwestern frontier history include The Life and Death of John Henry Tunstall (1965), The Lincoln County War: A Documentary History (a New York Times 'Book of the Year' in 1992), Bad Blood: The Life and Times of the Horrell Brothers (1994), The West of Billy the Kid (1998), an annotated edition of Pat Garrett's Authentic Life of Billy the Kid (2000), and a popular introduction to the history of the frontier, The Wild West: History, Myth and the Making of America, published in 2003.

Genre: Western

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Paperback Editions

1973 : UK Mass Market Paperback

Title: Sudden - Dead or Alive!
Author(s): Frederick H Christian
ISBN: 0-552-09170-7 / 978-0-552-09170-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi, London
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November 1970 : UK Paperback

Title: Sudden - Dead or Alive
Author(s): Frederick H Christian
ISBN: 0-552-08567-7 / 978-0-552-08567-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi
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Kindle Editions

December 2013 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Sudden - Dead or Alive (A Sudden Western Book 4)
Author(s): Frederick H Christian
Publisher: Piccadilly Publishing
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