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About Wayne D. Dundee
Wayne Dundee lives in the once-notorious old cowtown of Ogallala, on the
hinge of Nebraska's panhandle. He relocated there after spending the first
fifty years of his life in the state line area of northern Illinois/southern
Wisconsin. A widower, retired from a managerial position in the magnetics
industry, Dundee now devotes full time to his writing. To date, he has had over two dozen novels and nearly three dozen short stories published.
Most of his early work featured his PI protagonist, Joe Hannibal. Titles in the Hannibal series have been translated into several languages and nominated for an Edgar, an Anthony, and six Shamus Awards. Dundee is also the founder and original editor of Hardboiled Magazine.
In recent years Dundee has branched into the Western genre and has gained a growing following there. He is the recipient of three Peacemaker Awards from Western Fictioneers: DISMAL RIVER (best first Western novel 2011); This Old Star (best Western short story 2010); and Adeline (best Western short story 2012).
Dundee is planning more Westerns as well as further novels and stories featuring Joe Hannibal, and hopes to also find time to explore other genres.
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But the trail is not only cold, it is twisty and marked by dangers at every turn, even apart from the quarry he is after. Lone will have to fight and shoot his way through these menacing obstacles and threats to his own life before the real prey is finally in his gunsights.
“You will find yourself riding along with Lone McGantry, and crew when they strive to bring justice to those who cannot protect themselves!”
The dying request of an old friend sends former Indian scout Lone McGantry on a perilous journey from the barren Nebraska Sandhills to the ragged, snowy peaks of the Colorado Rockies.
Danger dogs his trail right from the start, beginning with a pack of vengeful brothers out for his blood. Along the way, Lone crosses paths with a gang of ruthless robbers and also learns that a bounty placed on his head by a misguided cattle baron is responsible for hired guns swarming the territory in search of collecting the pay-out …
The only bright spot in any of this is the companionship of an abandoned Oriental beauty with her own desperate need to reach the mountains. Lone's grudging agreement to escort her only adds complications, but it also adds a bittersweet hint of romance he didn’t know he was missing.
Lone McGantry is a former Indian scout for the Army, now in his late thirties, a drifting horse wrangler, cowboy and guide. He’s not fully ready to settle down but leaning gradually toward that lifestyle if he could find the right conditions.
In this duo of The Dismal River and Reckoning at Rainrock dark secrets are revealed and complex dangers have to be faced before true justice is served.
“…characters so real that you can smell the sweat and gunpowder as the situation builds toward the inevitable showdown…”
From the Oregon Trail to the Civil War this collection of western adventures will take you on a non-stop journey! Blood will be spilled, lives will be lost, fresh wounds will be inflicted … but the chance to heal old ones is what will keep everyone pushing forward.
“As usual, Dundee's writing is tough and well-paced. He's one of the best storytellers in the business.” – James Reasoner
Dangerous Trails: Collected Western Adventures includes: Trail Justice, Trail Revenge, By Blood Bound, The Fugitive Trail and seven novellas.
Bounty hunter Bodie Kendrick makes a living bringing in wanted men, sometimes face down across a saddle. In this tenacious, hard-edged collection follow Bodie on his countless journeys through the Old West.
The Bodie Kendrick Bounty Hunter Collection includes: Hard Trail to Socorro, Rio Matanza, Diamond in The Rough,, Gunfire Ridge and Wanted: Dead.
“If you like private eyes out of the mold of the hardboiled school--tough guys with their own codes of honor and hearts of gold--you'll like Joe Hannibal.”
When his reporter girlfriend, Jan Mosby, is viciously threatened in an attempt to keep her from investigating a wave of mysterious dognapping’s, Joe Hannibal becomes both personally and professionally involved. He is enlisted as a bodyguard to ensure Jan's safety as she digs deeper into the thefts to find out why they are occurring and who is behind them.
Together, Hannibal and Jan sift through a series of diverse leads that take them from secret animal research labs to the dark dealings of a Satanic cult. They are aided by representatives of an animal rights group, and they encounter a menacing motorcycle gang, the Hellraisers.
Before they arrive at the final startling answers, they will uncover more than the slaughter of dogs - human bodies are cropping up as someone tries to hide the truth…
Joe Hannibal P.I.: The Complete Series, Volume 2 includes: Fight In The Dog, Day After Yesterday, Goshen Hole, Tiger's Blade, Body Count.
It’s the late 80’s in Rockford, Illinois… P.I. Joe Hannibal travels to Hatchaloo County at the southern tip of the state in pursuit of a bail skip named Junior Odum. After nabbing his prey, Hannibal delays returning to Rockford with him due to having become intrigued by the question of whether or not Junior's late mother died an accidental death – or was murdered?
Hannibal encounters allies, those trying to deter his interest, and even a touch of romance before the truth is exposed in a fiery chase.
Joe Hannibal P.I.: The Complete Series, Volume 1 includes: The Burning Season, Skintight Shroud, Brutal Ballet, And Flesh & Blood So Cheap.
In the late 1880s, a series of grisly murders swept through the Whitechapel slums of London. The victims were all prostitutes, each found with her throat cut and her stomach sliced open. Sensationalized newspaper accounts of the killings spread throughout England and beyond to a horrified yet fascinated reading public. Heightening interest all the more were the taunting letters sent by the killer to Scotland Yard – boldly signed “Jack the Ripper”.
But then, abruptly, the killings stopped. The Ripper was never identified or captured, but the terror seemed over.
A few months later, however, on the American frontier in the raucous, rowdy mining camps that sprang up out of a silver boom in the Colorado Rockies, some eerily similar murders began to occur among the flocks of “soiled doves” who gathered to serve the men in those remote camps. With no law to speak of in such places and sudden death being all too common, no one seemed to take much notice.
Not until a sharp-eyed female journalist spotted the possible connection and became determined to find out the truth. Aided by a guilt-ridden though equally dogged frontier detective, the pair follow a bloody trail through the rugged mountains and boisterous mining camps to try and prove if Jack the Ripper truly ceased his killing ways … or did he merely move them out here – west of Whitechapel?
THE GUNS OF VEDAUWOO is the second Cash Laramie novel by Wayne D. Dundee, following on the heels of his bestselling MANHUNTER’S MOUNTAIN.
Praise for Wayne D. Dundee and Manhunter's Mountain:
“Dundee keeps the action moving along at a rapid pace, and as always, Cash Laramie is a compelling character, a testament to Cranmer's (Edward A. Grainger) creation of him in the first place.” -- James Reasoner
“Excellent hard-boiled western that does more than grip you with a strong story, but settles you among characters you'll miss when the last page is turned.” -- Thomas Pluck
“A solid, unflinching Western.” -- Nigel Bird
“Dundee doesn't write for the faint-hearted.” -- Mel Odom
“A fast, hardboiled Western that continues the Cash Laramie legend with swagger and good, solid writing.” -- Larry Sweazy
A fast, hardboiled Western that continues the Cash Laramie legend with swagger and good, solid writing. Wayne Dundee brings his masterful voice to the Western and tells a Cash Laramie story in perfect pitch. Manhunter's Mountain should be on every Western fiction reader's bookshelf.
-- Larry D. Sweazy, Spur Award-winning author of The Coyote Tracker.
Edward A. Grainger's outlaw marshal is on the trail again in this first full-length Cash Laramie novel written by hardboiled veteran Wayne D. Dundee.
As an orphan at St. Vincent's Asylum for Boys, he first learned the "sweet science" of boxing from Father Tim, the battling priest. Then the Marine Corps taught him far more lethal fighting tactics before shipping him off to do battle in the hell of the South Pacific.
Now, with World War II over, Danny "The Duke" has returned home and earned a respectable ranking as a regional heavyweight in the Milwaukee area. But his record, free of KO losses, is jeopardized by a mob front man who tries to push him into a series of rigged fights.
When Danny refuses, hard push comes to deadly shove, and he must call upon all his fighting skills to stand his ground. And when Danny comes out swinging, he’s determined to put the mob down for the count.
It's not complicated, really.
You take a handful of ingredients from classic hardboiled crime fiction like, say, a tough-as-nails police detective, a cityscape of decay and corruption, a cynical hit man with ice water in his veins, a couple of savvy, sexy dames … Mix in elements from classic horror lore like a nest of vampires, menacing shape-shifters, a coven of followers who worship the ways of the undead, and a bewitching Queen of Darkness driven by blood lust and bent on the destruction of all who try to stand in the way of her unholy desires … Mix it all together … And you get a chilling, thrilling tale of things that go bump in the night and forces aligned to bump back!
From the pen of award-winning, veteran hardboiled writer Wayne D. Dundee comes a tale of shocking horror, revenge, undying love, and bloody murder!