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The Short Cut

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. Six western books by Jackson Gregory are in this Kindle six-pack: The Short Cut; The Everlasting Whisper; The Joyous Troublemaker; Six Feet Four; The Bells of San Juan & Man to Man

The Short Cut (A western murder mystery)
The woman breathed deeply as her dog, Shep, found something in the deep grass and went snarling across the water -- almost under her horse's legs. Not ten steps from the edge of the water her mare's nostrils suddenly quivered and she trembled a moment. So primitive was her urge to flee from death, she could not get closer to the spot where a man lay dead in the sunshine

The Everlasting Whisper: A Tale of the California Wilderness
It was Springtime in the California Sierra when a man on a cliff top watched as two figures were torn apart. One drew suddenly back. The other fell through the gorges, plunging straight down and striking against a ragged rock. The man who had seen all this from his own slope spoke aloud for the first time: "Swen Brodie. There's not another man in the mountains brute enough for that."

The Joyous Troublemaker (1918)
Beatrice, 21, is heir to the Carliss fortune and she has inherited her father's money and his business sense. Unfortunately, she also inherited his impatience. It was no surprise then that she found rough-and-tumble gold prospector Bill Steele to be the most infuriating of men. Steele refused to succumb to her womanly charms or her orders. Beatrice was determined to teach him a lesson. This is a story of love, revenge, fortunes made and lost, gambling, shooting, fighting and redemption under the big sky in America's wild west. Jackson Gregory's The Joyous Troublemaker was made into a Hollywood film of the same name

Six Feet Four (1918)
A cowboy who is 6-foot, 4 inches is the same height as the suspect in a hotel robbery, and when a young damsel is also robbed the cowboy is the chief suspect. The real criminal appears to be the sheriff and a gang who follow his orders, so the cowboy sets out to clear his good name. This book has everything a good western should have - outlaws, cowboys, a damsel in distress, a bent sheriff and a stagecoach robbery.

The Bells of San Juan(1919)
Lawman Rod Norton lives in a lawless land of bandits and criminals. Will the bell toll for him as he risks his life for justice and a pretty young woman?

Man to Man
It had been three months since Steve Packard had sailed out of a South Sea port and three days since he had ridden out of the sun-baked town of San Juan. Word of his father's death had come to him. The world was his. Ranch Number Ten belonged to him now. His mood changed quickly however when he spotted a young woman in his path. Later, perhaps, he would admit that she was amazingly pretty; that the curves of her little white body were delightfully perfect. At any another time, that would have put sheer delirium into a man's blood.

About The Author
American writer Jackson Gregory (1882 - 1943) was a teacher, journalist and novelist born in California. Jackson began his career as a San Francisco newspaper reporter and was later a high school principal. He worked in Illinois, Texas, and New York. He eventually settled in California and Jackson became a prolific writer of western and detective stories. Several of his stories were the basis of Hollywood films including The Man from Painted Post.

Other Books by Jackson Gregory include:
Under Handicap: A Novel (1914)
Wolf Breed (1916)

Genre: Mystery

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