Chuck Tyrell


Born and reared in Show Low, Arizona, USA. Professional copywriter, journalist, and non-fiction writer since 1976. First western novel published 2005.

Raised on a ranch but spent my time dreaming of sailing on the ocean. Built a yacht in New Zealand 2005-2008 and set off on solo circumnavigation. Shipwrecked and was rescued. Returned to writing western novels.

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Smashwords book reviews by Chuck Tyrell

  • The Lost Coast -- A Larison Short Story on March 18, 2011
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    I've had the privilege of knowing Barry since John Rain was born. Larison's story here is typical Eisler. Hardhitting, real, and satisfying. Well, it serves as an appetizer anyway, because you'll never be able to stop with just one Eisler story. The Lost Coast is not for the faint hearted, but then, other authors write for the faint, Barry writes for the connected. So, if you're into slamdunk reality of setting and character, read Barry Eisler; read The Lost Coast. Charles Whipple aka Chuck Tyrell The Snake Den
  • The Man from Shenandoah on May 05, 2011

    Marsha Ward really does write Westerns with heart. And her Owen family saga is among the best you'll ever read. Learn what our ancestors did to build this land. Like the Man from Shenandoah. Highly recommended.
  • The Running Gun on May 25, 2011

    Dan Cord gets double-crossed, then double-crossed again, and double-crossed a third time. After the first time, when he's framed as a killer, a lawman believes in him, gets him out of jail, and sends him off on a goose chase without clearing his name. He goes back home and sees his girl, but neither her nor her family believe he's innocent. He has to push on. Dan clings to his honesty and his values as things go from bad to worse, and the deputy who first arrested him turns out to be in the pay of the man who framed him. Then he get tied in with a dirty Texas Ranger (who'd ever believe a Texas Ranger could be turned?) and has to face off with him. Can Dan Cord get out of this odyssey alive? Can he get his good name back? And will the girl he loves even speak to him when it's all over? Excellent storytelling by one of the masters -- Jory Sherman.