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The Killer Gun - a book by Paine, Lauran

The Killer Gun

The Killer Gun( )
Author: Paine, Lauran
Publication Date:Sep 2013
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $14.95
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It was no ordinary gun. It was specially designed to help its owner kill a man. George Mars customized a Colt revolver so it would fire when it was on half cock, saving the time it took to pull back the hammer before firing. But then the gun was stolen from Mars's shop. Mars had engraved his name on it but, as the weapon passed from hand to hand, owner to owner, killer to killer, his identity became as much of a mystery as why possession of the gun skewed...
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Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Westerns
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.5 x 8.2 x 0.7 Inches
Author Biography
Paine, Lauran (Author)
Lauran Paine was born on February 25, 1916 in Duluth, Minnesota. He spent his youth working as a cowboy. Paine entered the publishing scene in 1950, when he had 14 books published. Those first books were written under his own name and included Adobe Empire, Timberline, Geronimo, Wake of the Moon, Valour in the Land, The Bounty Hunter, Sixgun Atonement, The Apache Kid, Kiowa-Apache, Greed at Gold River, The Modoc War, Lawman, and The Story of Buckhorn.

Paine has also done quite a bit of magazine work, as well as motion picture work on Westerns, livestock dealing, rodeoing, blacksmithing and ranching. Paine's books have been translated into every major European language, and have even been reprinted behind the Iron Curtain and in Africa.

In 35 years of serious writing, Paine had seen over 900 of his manuscripts published as books, including at least 515 Westerns, all of them under about 74 pen names. He was listed in the Guiness Book of World Records from 1980 to 1984 as the world's most prolific living author.

Lauran Paine died December 1, 2001 in Fort Jones, California.


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