Matt Chisholm

Biography

.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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Books

McAllister 2: McAllister and the Spanish Gold
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 50,830. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2017 by Piccadilly Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Western
The Comanche Crossing—the dreaded width of the Staked Plain between the Texas brasada and Colorado. McAllister and a handful of men, with three thousand cattle, would challenge distance, thirst and the most dreaded Indians if they were to make it across in one piece. Easier said than done, because the Comanche reckoned McAllister owed them a life, and they were determined to collect in full.
Sam Spur 4: Longhorn
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 55,200. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2017 by Piccadilly Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Western
They were mean, all three of them. They had been travelling hard for four days and there hadn’t been much food or rest or water. The bay mare had a kick like a Colt .45, the big Kentucky mule had bitten man and horses from Missouri to the far west, and the man … the man was the meanest of the lot. Sam Spur – his name meant death!
McAllister 1: McAllister on the Comanche Crossing
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 54,720. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2016 by Piccadilly Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Available at a low price for 7 days only! The Comanche Crossing—McAllister and a handful of men, with three thousand cattle, would have to challenge distance, thirst and the most dreaded Indians in the West if they were to make it across in one piece. But that might be easier said than done, because the Comanche reckoned McAllister owed them a life, and they were determined to collect in full …
Sam Spur 9: The Brave Ride Tall
Series: Sam Spur Western. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 52,600. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2016 by Piccadilly Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Final book in the series. A crazy killer loose in an Arizona cow town. A man drunk with ambition tries to blast his way to power. A sheriff, a freighter and a girl all horribly killed. So they call in Sam Spur, ex-gunslinger, now Deputy US Marshal. Spur rides the death-trail again, sided by Cusie Ben and the Cimarron Kid, all cursing hell out of each other as they challenge a dozen lawless men.
Sam Spur 8: Gun
Series: Sam Spur Western. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 55,060. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2016 by Piccadilly Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Sam Spur was in trouble—gun-trouble, law-trouble, bandit-trouble … and finally, the worst trouble of all—woman-trouble. Right at the start he was in a mess and he thought matters couldn’t be worse. But he was wrong. They could be a lot worse. It all ended violently on the Mexican border in a shoot-out with the most vicious organizer of crime in the Arizona Territory.
Sam Spur 7: Blood at Sunset
Series: Sam Spur Western. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 52,460. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2016 by Piccadilly Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
Once again, the deadly trio – Sam Spur, Cusie Ben and the Cimarron Kid – ride the death trail, reluctant upholders of the law, bringing their own kind of violent justice to a wild land. Throw in a bloody manhunt, a murdered United States marshal, Spur, Ben and the Kid cornered by a posse without a bullet between them, and you have the perfect recipe for ... Blood at Sunset.
Sam Spur 6: Trail West
Series: Sam Spur Western. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 52,130. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2015 by Piccadilly Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Wayne Ulster had cleaned up many dirty towns with brains, guts and a fast gun. But three men were too much for him and he landed up full of lead. Sam Spur, the most wanted man in the West, helped track down his killers, assured by the Governor of a free pardon. But someone else wanted the killers out of the way—badly. Someone who was a little too close to the Governor’s side for comfort.
Sam Spur 5: The Cimarron Kid
Series: Sam Spur Western. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 55,520. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2015 by Piccadilly Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
The Cimarron Kid was a nasty little killer if ever there was one. He claimed to be nineteen years of age and to have killed a man for every year of his life. He was poison, and had been known to kill for the possession of a single horse. He’d also been a loner his whole life until he met Sam Spur and Cuzie Ben... Those two might well turn out to be the Kid’s salvation
Sam Spur 3: Spur
Series: Sam Spur Western. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 51,030. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2015 by Piccadilly Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
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.
The Storm Family 9: Blood on the Hills
Series: Storm Family - Cattlemen Saga. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 51,980. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2014 by Piccadilly Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
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
Sam Spur 2: Man in the Saddle
Series: Sam Spur Western. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 41,870. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2014 by Piccadilly Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
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.
The Storm Family 8: Battle Fury
Series: Storm Family - Cattlemen Saga, Book 8. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 54,950. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014 by Piccadilly Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
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.
Sam Spur 1: The Gun is my Brother
Series: Sam Spur Western, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 60,740. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2014 by Piccadilly Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
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
The Storm Family 7: A Breed of Men
Series: Storm Family - Cattlemen Saga, Book 7. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 58,600. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2014 by Piccadilly Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
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!
The Storm Family 6: Thunder in the West
Series: Storm Family - Cattlemen Saga, Book 6. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 54,920. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2014 by Piccadilly Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Adventure » Action
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.
The Storm Family 5: One Man, One Gun
Series: Storm Family - Cattlemen Saga, Book 5. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 55,740. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2014 by Piccadilly Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Adventure » Action
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.
The Storm Family 4: One Notch to Death
Series: Storm Family - Cattlemen Saga, Book 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 53,730. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2013 by Piccadilly Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
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.
The Storm Family 3: Riders West
Series: Storm Family - Cattlemen Saga, Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 52,180. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2013 by Piccadilly Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
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.
The Storm Family 2: Hard Texas Trail
Series: Storm Family - Cattlemen Saga, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 53,000. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2013 by Piccadilly Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
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.
The Storm Family 1: Stampede!
Series: Storm Family - Cattlemen Saga, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 55,040. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2012 by Piccadilly Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
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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