book cover of The Quest for Bowie\'s Blade

The Quest for Bowie's Blade

(1974)
(Book 38 in the Floating Outfit series)
A novel by

 
 
The task had seemed simple enough to the Ysabel Kid. All he had to do was ride into Mexico, find the man who had killed James Bowie at the Alamo and ask him to return Bowie's legendary knife to its rightful owners. Nothing simpler ... or so the Kid thought ...
But before the job was through he had locked horns with some mighty bad hombres. Men like Manos Grande, the fearsome Yaqui war chief; Silk, a dude but also a lightning fast killer; Juan Escuchador, as mean a bandido as ever slit a throat; or Octavius Xavier Guillemot, the international criminal with a nature as deadly as a rattlesnake, to name but a few who wanted to lay hands on Bowie's blade.
And then there were the women, real tough ladies like Belle Boyd, the rebel spy working for the U.S. Secret Service or Belle Starr, the outlaw - but at least they were on the Kid's side - or were they?

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

Used availability for J T Edson's The Quest for Bowie's Blade

Hardback Editions

November 1982 : UK Hardback

Title: Quest for Bowie's Blade
Author(s): J T Edson
ISBN: 0-7278-0850-8 / 978-0-7278-0850-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

October 1988 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: The Quest for Bowie's Blade
Author(s): John Thomas Edson
ISBN: 1-55773-143-8 / 978-1-55773-143-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Diamond Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


August 1986 : USA Mass Market Paperback
thumb

Title: Quest Bowies Blade (Floating Outfit)
Author(s): J T Edson
ISBN: 0-425-09113-9 / 978-0-425-09113-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


November 1982 : USA Mass Market Paperback
thumb

Title: Quest Bowies Blade
Author(s): J T Edson
ISBN: 0-425-05654-6 / 978-0-425-05654-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


November 1974 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: The Quest For Bowie's Blade
Author(s): J T Edson
ISBN: 0-552-09607-5 / 978-0-552-09607-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi Childrens
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

August 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumb

Title: The Floating Outfit 38: The Quest for Bowie's Blade (A Floating Outfit Western)
Author(s): J T Edson
Publisher: Piccadilly Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU