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Blood at Sunset

(The seventh book in the Sam Spur series)
A novel by

Once again, the deadly trio - Sam Spur, Cusie Ben and the Cimarron Kid - ride the death trail, reluctant upholders of the law, bringing their own kind of violent justice to a wild land.
Sam Spur found guilty of murder by a power-hungry sheriff, waiting for the noose. Throw in a couple of beautiful women, a bloody manhunt in the hills of Arizona, a United States marshal murdered in cold blood, Spur, Ben and the Kid cornered by a posse without a bullet between them, and you have the perfect recipe for ... Blood at Sunset.


"I was trained as an artist and given an art school scholarship. Writing interested me from the age of about fourteen, and I never saw myself as being anything but a writer. Strangely enough, I have long been a professional writer and an amateur artist. In my late teens, I knocked about as a factory worker and such-like, did a little commercial art and then went to war like most other people of my age. That meant the Western Desert and the Burma border. All good stuff for a writer. I wrote steadily through the war, but had all my notes pilfered before I could bring them home. What thieves could do with a hundred thousand words of bad writing I'll never know. Maybe they had a literary turn of mind, and turned them into bestsellers! Since the war, I have been a civil servant, as which I initiated an edited two official magazines -- which was surprisingly interesting and I loved it. My first novel, Out of Yesterday, was published about 1950. Getting the second one into print seemed to be almost impossible. Many writers have experienced the same difficulty with their second book. I was just not good enough. A veteran writer looked at my work and told me that what I was producing could not be called writing at all. He told me in no uncertain terms the difference between what I was doing and real writing. In short, I knew nothing about the craft whatever. I swore I would never write again. I did, of course, but did not get another book in print for another ten years and about ten books later. This was a western called Halfbreed, which was bought outright for fifty pounds by Panther Books. It was a marvelous feeling."

Genre: Western

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Paperback Editions

December 1971 : UK Paperback

Title: Blood at Sunset (A Sam Spur western)
Author(s): Cy James
ISBN: 0-583-11918-2 / 978-0-583-11918-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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Kindle Editions

March 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Spur 7: Blood at Sunset (A Sam Spur Western)
Author(s): Cy James, Matt Chisholm
Publisher: Piccadilly Publishing
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