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First Two Books Are Stories for Grownups

Bounty Hunter Nate Landry: Major Issues by Mark L. Redmond

Nate Landry was a bounty hunter and always off looking for an outlaw.

When he returned to his cabin near Phoenix after a hunt, he was surprised to find that he wasn’t alone. He walked in to face a pistol in the hands of a woman who knew how to use it.

Anne Thomas was desperate to find and recover her kidnapped son, Daniel. Her husband, David, had been shot and killed during the kidnapping and his dying words to her were to find Nate Landry, the Union Army soldier who had released him from captivity years before.

In a twisted turn of events, Nate and his trusted companion, Wolf, found that it had been one of their former Army majors who had kidnapped Daniel Thomas. With Anne along to deliver the ransom, a dangerous game of cat and mouse—with major issues—ensued.

5 Star Review: Author Mark L. Redmond is a western action adventure writer, who takes his readers back to the old wild west in 1877, where campfire coffee is strong and everyone knows the language of a six-shooter.

*****Chapter One of Bounty Hunter Nate Landry: Major Issues opens in Florence, Arizona, when Bounty Hunter Nate Landry returns home to find Anna Thomas waiting in his cabin with her pistol aimed straight at him. Anna is a mother on a mission to recover her kidnapped son Daniel.

*****The adventure unfolds as Nate and his trusted companion Wolf, accompanied by Anna, begin their search for Daniel Thomas.

*****Here is a quote from Chapter Six, as Nate, Wolf, and Anna go in search of bad man Major Campbell.

*****We rode in silence for nearly an hour, letting the horses run awhile in the coolness of the morning. I was praying and watching. One of the things that made Campbell so dangerous was the fact that he was unpredictable. He had often succeeded in defeating the rebs by making moves that no other officer would have considered. He had never cared about sacrificing the lives of his men. Most of the time, the insanity of his tactics had protected his soldiers. He had favored the element of surprise, and he had known how to make it work in his favor. I reckoned Campbell hadn’t changed.

*****I considered the matter of what to tell Anna about Campbell and how we had met David. We had no idea of what she already knew about this devil who had murdered her husband and stolen her son. And then she told us. “We named him after you,” Anna said.

*****I looked at her, but she stared straight ahead. “Daniel Nathan Thomas,” she said. “David wanted to name our son after you. He said you and Wolf had saved his life. He was wounded and came home a year before the war ended.

*****He told me about what happened to the other men who were captured with him. He always believed that God had spared him so that he could take care of me—”

*****Anna began to cry softly.

*****“I’d like to kill Campbell very slowly,” Wolf said.

*****“I reckon he’d do the same to us if he got the chance,” I said.

*****“If and when he finds out who we are,” Wolf said, “he’ll come after us. We have the edge right now because we know who he is. All he knows about us is that we’re two riders escorting Mrs. Thomas.”

*****If you need a change of pace, miss the old, wholesome western stories, and appreciate mid-western Christian values, Bounty Hunter Nate Landry: Major Issues should be your next read. Author Mark L. Redmond has two western books for “grownups” and six westerns in his Adventures of Arty Anderson series, geared for middle grade readers.

Review by Theodocia McLean (Book Marketing Global Network).

Global Library: Westerns, Action & Adventure Fiction

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Five For The Trail by Mark L. Redmond

In the old west, when a cowboy carried his six-shooter on the trail, he kept an empty chamber under the hammer to prevent the gun from firing accidentally.

When he knew he was going to have to use his gun, he thumbed a cartridge into the empty chamber.

I put five short stories into this book, and then I “thumbed” a sixth one in—just in case. That’s where the title came from.

I hope you enjoy Five for the Trail. Mark L. Redmond

Global Library: Historical Fiction/Western, Short Stories
Age: Stories for Grownups

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Below Are The Adventures of Arty Anderson: Middle Grade Fiction

Arty’s Tough Trail (Adventures of Arty Anderson Book Six)
by Mark L. Redmond

Life moves on at an exciting pace for Arty Anderson!

He now faces the opportunity of a lifetime: helping take a herd of over a thousand head of Texas longhorns up the Chisholm Trail! Yes, sirree, it’s an authentic cattle drive from the Circle a Ranch in Texas to Dodge City, Kansas!

Along the trail, Arty and the other cowhands encounter such dangers as angry steers, quicksand, lightning storms, stampedes, rustlers and Indians. Over and over, Arty is reminded to trust in God for help and strength. Through it all, Arty’s faith in the Lord is strengthened as he finds opportunities to witness for Christ.

Global Library: Westerns, Christian Books & Bible, Literature & Fiction, Religious & Inspirational Fiction, Historical Fiction
Age: Middle Grade Fiction

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Arty and The Cattle Rustlers (Adventures of Arty Anderson Book Five) by Mark L. Redmond

In previous volumes, Arty Anderson, a teenage cowboy, has survived scrapes with a cougar and a flash flood, but this time he’s up against a classic western villain–cattle rustlers!

Long-time enemy, Jeff Chastain, is back with a gang of outlaws who have escaped from prison. When they learn that a posse is organizing to come after them, Chastain plans a diversion that could spell disaster for the Circle A ranch.

Ride along as Arty, Marshal Bodie and the ranch hands get help from Little Hawk, the Indian boy who lives at the ranch, as they chase down the bad guys and have a showdown before they can reach Mexico.

Global Library: Westerns, Christian Books & Bible, Literature & Fiction, Religious & Inspirational Fiction, Historical Fiction
Age: Middle Grade Fiction

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Arty’s Long Day (Adventures of Arty Anderson Book Four)
by Mark L. Redmond

Set in post-Civil War Texas, the Arty Anderson series follows the lives of an eleven-year-old boy and his recently widowed mother as they leave their home in Ohio and move to a Texas cattle ranch.

Arty and his mother travel by stagecoach to care for the ranch that his recently deceased father had purchased.

Arty comes face to face with a killer mountain lion, discovers a body, gets caught in a flash flood, goes toe-to-toe with cattle rustlers and goes on the ultimate trip…a cattle drive!

Global Library: Westerns, Christian Books & Bible, Literature & Fiction, Religious & Inspirational Fiction, Historical Fiction
Age: Middle Grade Fiction

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Arty and The Texas Ranger (Adventures of Arty Anderson Book Three) by Mark L Redmond

Fourteen-year-old Arty Anderson can now ride and track like an Indian and defend himself expertly, but when he and his friend Jasper discover a man’s body in Coyote Canyon with a Texas Ranger’s badge pinned to his shirt and a “Wanted” poster in his pocket, all their skills are tested in order to solve the mystery.

Following the example of his favorite fictional detective, Arty carefully gathers the subtle clues and pieces them together, leading him to a risky late-night adventure in town, an unexpected suspect and a final, climactic, face-to-face meeting!

Global Library: Westerns, Christian Books & Bible, Literature & Fiction, Religious & Inspirational Fiction, Historical Fiction
Age: Middle Grade Fiction

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Arty and The Hunt For Phantom
(Adventures of Arty Anderson Book Two) by Mark L. Redmond

No longer a tenderfoot, thirteen-year-old Arty Anderson has become “Arty the Kid”–a tough Texas cowhand, complete with gun and holster, but he has yet to learn some of the unwritten rules of the Old West.

Arty’s exciting adventures continue as he stalks old Phantom, a bloodthirsty black cougar described as the “biggest, meanest and smartest cat” in that part of the country. The vicious animal has for eight years escaped all attempts to capture him. Will he escape Arty? What other enemy awaits as Arty rides the range?

If you like a challenge, then step into the saddle and join Arty on his hunt for Phantom–but I warn you…stay out of sight!

Global Library: Westerns, Christian Books & Bible, Literature & Fiction, Religious & Inspirational Fiction, Historical Fiction
Age: Middle Grade Fiction

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Arty Goes West (Adventures of Arty Anderson Book One)
by Mark L. Redmond

Saddle up, pardner, and hang on! Arty Anderson is about to take you on a rip-roarin’ ride through the Old West.

Arty’s adventure begins when he and his ma head west to live on a ranch left to them by Arty’s pa. Arty’s first stagecoach ride introduces him to some real “owlhoots,”; who just can’t leave the tenderfoots alone; and being a twelve-year-old, Arty just naturally gets himself into all kinds of trouble with them, beginning with Mr. Chastain.

If you like adventure, excitement and fun, then hurry up and get your ticket. The stagecoach is about to leave for the Circle A. “All aboard!”

Global Library: Westerns, Christian Books & Bible, Literature & Fiction, Religious & Inspirational Fiction, Historical Fiction
Age: Middle Grade Fiction

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About The Author: Mark L. Redmond taught high school English for 29 years in South Bend, Indiana.

He has been a freelance writer for over 30 years. An avid reader since childhood, Redmond has studied the history of the American West and has focused on showing his middle grade readers what the old West was really like.

He has published over 25 short stories and articles, a six-book middle grade fiction series (The Adventures of Arty Anderson), and a collection of short stories (Five for the Trail).

A member of Western Writers of America and Single Action Shooting Society, Redmond has been studying the West through reading and travel for most of his life (and he’s an old timer, born in 1953!).

Extensive research and travel throughout the western states combine to make his fiction accurate. Redmond currently lives in Indiana with his wife Susie. He and Susie are work-campers, who live in their motor home as they continue to explore the West.

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