.Peter Christopher Watts was born in London, England in 1919 and died on Nov. 30, 1983. He was educated in art schools in England, then served with the British Amy in Burma from 1940 to 1946.
Peter Watts, the author of more than 150 novels, is better known by his pen names of "Matt Chisholm" and "Cy James". He published his first western novel under the Matt Chisholm name in 1958 (Halfbreed). He began writing the "McAllister" series in 1963 with The Hard Men, and that series ran to 35 novels. He followed that up with the "Storm" series. And used the Cy James name for his "Spur" series.
Under his own name, Peter Watts wrote Out of Yesterday, The Long Night Through, and Scream and Shout. He wrote both fiction and nonfiction books, including the very useful nonfiction reference work, A Dictionary of the Old West (Knopf, 1977).
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Spur (A Sam Spur Western Book 3)
Someone had given the unknown cowboy a rough ride. When Sam Spur found him, sprawled unconscious on the prairie, his hair was matted and filthy, his face bloody, his breathing shallow. With Spur’s help the unknown made a painful comeback, told his story, and the two of them set out on a vengeance ride that has become a classic of the West.
Blood on the Hills (A Storm Family Western Book 9)
BORN TO DIE A SUCKER’S DEATH
As the man threw a leg over the sill of the window, Jody shot him through the body. The rifle hit the ground and the man smashed back into the house.
More gunfire fractured the hot and dusty air. This time it was the sheriff who was hit: he’d run from cover into the bullet-thick street.
‘My God,’ thought Jody. ‘I’m all alone!’
FINAL BOOK IN THE SERIES
Man in the Saddle (A Sam Spur Western #2)
Two braves came up to Spur and ripped the remains of his shirt from his body. Then the man wearing the buffalo horns turned and faced him. In his hands he held a hot iron. He was still smiling. He capered a little, dancing nearer and nearer to Spur, hopping on alternate feet, crooning a gentle song. When he was close to Spur he held the iron near his eyes.
Battle Fury (Storm Family Western #8)
This epic new Storm story tells of the relentless feud between two cattle kings and their survival against Indians, rogue gunmen, prospectors ... and the love of two men for Kate Storm. Packed with more charge than a herd of stampeding steers, here is a western adventure that thunders with risk and violence.
The Gun is my Brother
His name spelt fear to every man in town.Was it six men he'd killed, or sixty? No one was sure, but they knew one thing - that Sam Spur meant trouble.
Now he's wounded, and trapped in a town where every man is after him. But Sam Spur didn't know how to quit, and so he decided to face them all ... alone ...
From the author of the best-selling Storm Family Cattlemen Saga books
A Breed of Men
Mart Storm cantered through the long New Mexico evening where a man expects guitar music and the smiles of beautiful, hot-blooded women. They came for him in the half-light. One of them knocked him out of the saddle with a single shot, another fired point-blank to blow his brains out. The bullet parted in his hair, creasing his skull. The devil, as the saying goes, looks after his own!
Thunder in the West (A Storm Family Western #6)
Mart Storm should have died that night. No doubt about it. He carried a thirty-thirty slug in his belly and a forty-four had creased his skull. A lesser man would have been dead within the hour. But Mart wasn’t a lesser man. He wasn't going to die in New Mexico - the men shot him were, only they didn't know it yet. 6th in the Storm Family cattlemen saga from best-selling author Matt Chisholm.
One Man, One Gun (A Storm Family Western #5)
He rode hard and he rode tall, slamming his way along a wild Colorado trail, beset by Indians and tricked by a treacherous friend. Jody Storm fought with his fists and with his gun. He loved and lost and lived to love another day. He was a Storm down to the bottom of his boots, he challenged the world, thumbed his nose at danger and took on odds that would make a hero pale.
One Notch to Death (Storm Family Western #4)
Mart Storm rode into the shadow of death, braced by two gunmen, caught in their crossfire. The order had gone out – “Kill the Storms. Cut then down one by one. Start with Mart. He’s the most dangerous one of them all.”
Number 4 in the all exciting traditional Western adventures of the Storm Family created by the bestselling author, Matt Chisholm.
Riders West (A Storm Family Western #3)
The saga of the Storm cattle family continues. Colorado’s Three Creeks country was a hard land indeed, where the strong took whatever they wanted to satisfy their greed and the weak were gunned down if they got in the way. Ed Brack ruled supreme.Mild Will Storm, his brother Mart and black Joe Widbee saddled and rode against Brack, guns in their hands and a murderous hatred in their hearts.
Hard Texas Trail (Storm Family Western #2)
The girl was a good looker as girls go, and Clay Storm wanted her for wife. Two ruthless riders from the North also wanted her - dead.
This is the second adventure of the Storm Family from the best-selling author Matt Chisholm.
Will Storm was heading north into Kansas with his family and three thousand head of wild, mean-minded longhorns. It was a journey that took courage from the start, grim tenacity to keep going and raw guts to see it through to the end. Mortal danger was a constant companion – danger from Indians, flood and rustlers. But Will Storm didn’t scare easy … (Storm #1)
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