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Adventures of Cash Laramie and Gideon Miles (Cash Laramie & Gideon Miles Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Edward A. Grainger
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Book Description

Adventures of Cash Laramie and Gideon Miles is a short story collection of eight rousing, noir Western tales with a hardboiled edge.

In 1880s Wyoming Territory, two Deputy U.S. Marshals find themselves on the outside of societal norms. Cash Laramie, raised by the Arapahos, is known as The Outlaw Marshal for his unorthodox conduct toward criminals and his cavalier approach to life. Gideon Miles, one of the first African Americans in the marshal service, is honorable, fearless, and unrivaled in his skills with guns, knives, and tracking.

These independent, resourceful lawmen develop a bond, establishing a formidable defense in a wayward land where good and wicked is often hard to distinguish and life is as cheap as a two-bit game of poker.

Product Details

  • File Size: 703 KB
  • Print Length: 144 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: BEAT to a PULP (June 9, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00558VIBC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #63,065 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If You Buy One Book Today, Make It This One.... June 23, 2011
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With ADVENTURES OF CASH LARAMIE AND GIDEON MILES, Edward A. Grainger has given fans of traditional Westerns something new and exciting to sink their choppers into. Not a fan of Westerns? Been a while since you've tucked into one? Prefer crime stories? No worries, these stories are as much crime, action, and adventure tale as they are Western. But all that genre affiliation aside, these are damn fine stories.

It would be an easy thing to go on and on about the tightly crafted plots, the characters so well rendered they feel as if they're speaking to you and pulling you into their adventures with them, the satisfying feeling of finishing one of these stories--and then finding there's another one to go, the disappointment at coming to the end of the book (though I've been told there are more such adventures to come)....

But what really should be said is that Edward A. Grainger (aka David Cranmer) is one of the most important writers of the new pulp movement, and these stories are very much worth your time. And for a buck? Egads, don't tell me you're still reading this review! Click "Buy Now," sink spur, and hang on....
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing collection at any price! June 10, 2011
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I confess, until I read Grainger's Cash and Miles stories, I always thought of Westerns as dusty, dated affairs. But Grainger proved me wrong. His blend of Westerns and crime fiction is pitch-perfect, bringing out the best in both genres. His take on the prejudices of his characters' time is both modern and nuanced, commenting beautifully on both their peers' biases as well as those our culture still carries today. And lordy, are these stories thrilling.

This collection is a steal at any price, and what Grainger's charging here, you'll feel like you just got away with something buying it. Just hope they don't send ol' Laramie after you; he don't take kindly to thievin'...
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Miles Of Cash Before I Sleep July 5, 2011
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If you took a razor blade and ran it down a wet canvas half dripping with black ink, then smeared it into the white area, you'd get a good replica of the characters Edward Grainger draws out in Cash & Miles. The backdrop is late 1800's. Times are harsh. A shot of whiskey doesn't go far. Cash is the harbinger of the law, but he bears much more than this, he bears a conscience that is often at disagreement with the law. It's this inner battle that carries the reader eagerly through the stories and wanting more. Miles holds my favorite shoot out scene in "Miles To Go." He's full of spunk, grit and is a sort of cornerstone to the series. There's a bit of everything for everyone in the book: gunfights, love, humor, horror, friendship and grit. One of my favorite reads for this year. I highly recommend, especially for those who are fans of Stephen King's Dark Tower books.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good western short stories April 6, 2014
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I did enjoy the short stories for the most part. The two main characters are interesting and likeable. I would have enjoyed these a lot more as a book rather than a group of short stories. You don't get a good flow of their adventures as it is...just stops and starts with another adventure. The one thing I disliked was the way the old time slang was thrown in at points. Sometimes it was as though the sentence was put in just so the slang could be used and it just felt awkward. I would still consider reading more by this author as that was not a major problem.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Six Shot January 11, 2014
By Rickles
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This book is a series of old west short stories. Each short story is one of the adventures of US Marshals Cash Laramie and Gideon Miles. Each story stands alone and deals with moral issue. The characters are nicely developed and the plots interesting. The book is a very quick read (I read it in an afternoon). I found the stories interesting and I enjoyed them.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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The latest in the series of excellent westerns is a collection of five previously published tales. Further Adventures of Cash Laramie and Gideon Miles as written by Edward Grainger contains snapshots of Cash and Gideon at various times of their lives. Their age may have slowed them down or worse, but the legacy of their actions lives on long afterwards.

Known by many as the “Outlaw Marshal” because of the way he often delivered justice, Cash Laramie has been gone for quite a while as “Missing” opens. He works out of the Cheyenne office as does Gideon Miles. Chief Deputy Devon Penn thinks that three months is enough and sends Gideon Miles sends him to go find Cash and get him back and on the job as it is 1888 and there is work to be done.

Messing with Cash as he sits at a table reading his paper in the Beckett Hotel and Saloon is not a good idea. It was a quiet July morning in “On The Death Of A President” until Colton showed up.

The young racist should be glad that Gideon Miles is trying to drown with whiskey his feelings over being forced to kill a man. It is a long way back to Cheyenne with the screams of the mother ringing loudly in his ears. So he needs a drink or two and really isn’t in the mood to have to kill an idiot. Otherwise he might not have had as much patience in “New Dog, Old Tricks.”

Cash and Gideon are on a hurried trip back to Cheyenne as an urgent case needs their attention. As it happens they are in the area of Mary Katherine’ home. As she is an old friend of Cash’s and the horses need tending to, Cash and Gideon have stopped by for a brief break from the trail in “Interlude.”

Miles is contemplating a major life change in “Bourbon Dreams.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Return with Us Now to the Glory Days of the Old West!
In all honesty, the Western genre has never been high on my list; I'm more of a mystery/thriller/horror reader. I picked this one up on the recommendation of a friend….. Read more
Published 2 days ago by William Simon
2.0 out of 5 stars I Like a Good Western...
But this wasn't a good Western.

The stories seemed to begin and end at random spots in the story line. Read more
Published 14 days ago by PMSteve
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
a good bunch of short stories, relly liked reading the book
Published 18 days ago by stanley vogt
5.0 out of 5 stars I've really enjoyed the characters in these short stories
I've really enjoyed the characters in these short stories. This title includes an introduction to a related character of more modern times. Different era, still great writing.
Published 20 days ago by Dave M.
5.0 out of 5 stars I like the fact that two men of different races could ...
I like the fact that two men of different races could work together without prejudice or any other issues other than mutual respect and friendship.
Published 29 days ago by john
5.0 out of 5 stars Life Goes On
You will enjoy reading about the lives of both Gideon Miles and Cash Laramie as they grow older,but still retain the style of the old west, even though they are now living in the... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Bwood..Bklyn, NY
5.0 out of 5 stars I love these two....
I love these stories and these characters sooooo friggin' much. They are probably my favorite western reads of all. Read more
Published 1 month ago by J. H.
5.0 out of 5 stars Keeps pulling me back to find out more about these two awesome...
Loved reading the further adventures of Cash & Gideon.
You always want to know, "what else, where did they go, did they marry, etc. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Meta Knapp
1.0 out of 5 stars Short stories
I was not aware of the fact that Cash Laramie and Gideon Miles were short stories do not like them
Published 2 months ago by J. Joyce
4.0 out of 5 stars Ending?
A series of short stories of two old men remembering and reliving parts of their past.
It takes you to the end when they pass of old age but not before they have a few end of... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Geo's
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More About the Author

Edward A. Grainger is the pen name of David Cranmer, who was born and raised in New York, though his heart has been in the Old West since his father introduced him to Gunsmoke at a young age. He is author and creator of the Amazon best-selling Cash Laramie and Gideon Miles series, as well as The Drifter Detective and The Lawyer series, and he's a charter member of the Western Fictioneers.

He is also editor and publisher of BEAT to a PULP webzine and books, and as a freelance writer, his reviews have appeared on the Macmillan sites Criminal Element and But by far his favorite role is that of father.


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