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Diamonds, Emeralds, Cards and Colts

(Cards and Colts)
(Book 28 in the Floating Outfit series)
A novel by

When Miss Olga Chernyshevsky was shown how easy it was to make diamonds she demanded that she too should attempt the experiment - and accidently produced emeralds. The mistake meant she had to run for her life, straight into a poker game which resulted in the fight of a lifetime with the girlfriend of the notorious Arnaud 'le Loup Garou' Chavallier. And while Olga was jumping from one knife-edge predicament to another, Ole Devil Hardin's floating outfit were trying to keep the peace in Mulrooney - against heavy odds.

J.T. Edson was a former British Army dog-handler who wrote more than 130 Western novels, accounting for some 27 million sales in paperback. Edson's works - produced on a word processor in an Edwardian semi at Melton Mowbray - contain clear, crisp action in the traditions of B-movies and Western television series. What they lack in psychological depth is made up for by at least twelve good fights per volume. Each portrays a vivid, idealized "West That Never Was", at a pace that rarely slackens.

Genre: Western

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Hardback Editions

March 1988 : UK Hardback

Title: Diamonds, Emeralds, Cards and Colts
Author(s): J T Edson
ISBN: 0-7090-3022-3 / 978-0-7090-3022-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd
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Paperback Editions

May 1988 : USA Paperback

Title: Cards and Colts
Author(s): John Thomas Edson
ISBN: 1-55773-029-6 / 978-1-55773-029-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Diamond Books
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June 1986 : UK Paperback

Title: Diamonds, Emeralds, Cards and Colts
Author(s): J T Edson
ISBN: 0-552-12405-2 / 978-0-552-12405-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi
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Kindle Editions

October 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Floating Outfit 28: Cards and Colts (A Floating Outfit Western)
Author(s): J T Edson
Publisher: Piccadilly Publishing
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