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The Cimarron Kid

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

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The Kid was a nasty little killer if ever there was one. He claimed to be nineteen years of age and to have killed a man for every year of his life. He was poison, and had been known to kill for the possession of a single horse. He'd also been a loner his whole life until he met Sam Spur and Cuzie Ben...
Those two might well turn out to be the Kid's salvation.


"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."

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Paperback Editions

May 1986 : UK Paperback

Title: The Cimarron Kid (Linford Western Library)
Author(s): Cy James
ISBN: 0-7089-6212-2 / 978-0-7089-6212-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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Kindle Editions

September 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Spur 5: The Cimarron Kid (A Sam Spur Western)
Author(s): Cy James, Matt Chisholm
Publisher: Piccadilly Publishing
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