Chris G. Derrick

Biography

Chris G Derrick was born and grew up in a small town situated between the cities of Bath and Bristol in the south west of the UK. Born in 1957 his favourite genre of film has always been the Western. A birthday treat to watch The Magnificent Seven with some young friends when he was around six years of age no doubt had a hand in developing his life long appreciation of the Old West.
After leaving school Chris started his working life as an accountant, with a short spell in HM Royal Marines in his early twenties. From the 1980’s onwards he earned a living as an IT professional up until the end of March 2013.
Chris’s favourite part of the world happened to be the South Western states of the USA – Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas and Utah. He'd always enjoyed writing, creating a picture with words, and still maintained his affection for a good Western and the cowboy way of life.
With this in mind Chris decided he'd combine these three things - and write a Western himself set in those states of the USA.
The Tainted Dollar was written with a keen eye on western history, and there are plans for other books to follow. Each one will retain Jake Base - if not as the main then certainly as a central character within each story.

Books

Joel 'Hatchets' Miller - Battling the Bozeman
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 145,460. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Western
There’s a fresh setting for this novel, in Wyoming. We're introduced to a new central character - Joel ‘Hatchets’ Miller. Will Joel and his friends manage to evade the evil intentions of the Sioux, and the other ‘interested’ parties, and successfully make it around to Virginia City with the riches which came their way by sheer chance? It won’t be easy…………….!
The Sheriff's Sister - Harbinger of Death
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 121,350. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Western
Anna Constance - once again. A thorn in the Laredo sheriff’s side from way back now riding with a band of Mexican villains. The lawman also has the previously encountered, marauding, band of scalp hunters returned to the area. There’s a Cheyenne maiden a long way from home, and a livery owner with a fondness for swinging a quirt. One question remains. Will Jake finally get the better of Anna?
Wagon Mound to Santa Fe - The Search for Sarah
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 131,620. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
A family visit ends up as a tragedy. Alex Sawicki. Both parents brutally murdered. His sister, Sarah, taken by the Apache. A group of men hoping to strike it rich in the New Mexico desert. A well respected Santa Fe Trail wagon master whose eyesight is rapidly failing. Eventually each of their paths is destined soon to cross. Together they will set out to bring the young girl home.
The Sheriffs Sister - Bad Blood
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 117,820. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Jake Base – a town sheriff with a difference. Adopted by the Cheyenne as a child and now the law in Laredo after shooting the deranged lawman Nick Salmonist. Making the trip from Ohio, there’s the previous sheriff’s sister – Anna Constance. A woman hell bent on revenge. Throw in two escaped convicts with a grudge, and a band of marauding scalp hunters. Who will get their retribution in first?
The Tainted Dollar
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 103,570. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Adventure » General
Jake Base - a US Marshal, but with a difference. Orphaned at a young age, raised by the Cheyenne as one of their own. Back amongst his own people he’s a US marshal on the trail of two back-shooting killers. This story has it all, bar room brawls, brutal murder, cattle rustling, dusty streets and a new, but dangerous, love. One thing remains constant, the silver coin. The Tainted Dollar.

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