Gene Curry

Biography

Gene Curry was a psuedonym used by Peter J. McCurtin - born in Ireland on 15 October 1929, and immigrated to America when he was in his early twenties. Records also confirm that, in 1958, McCurtin co-edited the short-lived (one issue) New York Review with William Atkins. By the early 1960s, he was co-owner of a bookstore in Ogunquit, Maine, and often spent his summers there.
McCurtin's first book, Mafioso (1970) was nominated for the prestigious Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award, and filmed in 1973 as The Boss, with Henry Silva. More books in the same vein quickly followed, including Cosa Nostra (1971), Omerta (1972), The Syndicate (1972) and Escape From Devil's Island (1972). 1970 also saw the publication of his first "Carmody" western, Hangtown.
Peter McCurtin died in New York on 27 January 1997. His westerns in particular are distinguished by unusual plots with neatly resolved conclusions, well-drawn secondary characters, regular bursts of action and tight, smooth writing. If you haven't already checked him out, you have quite a treat in store.
McCurtin also wrote under the name of Jack Slade.

Books

Jim Saddler 7: Yukon Ride
Series: Jim Saddler. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 56,970. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2018 by Piccadilly. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Western
Saddler arrived at the Alaskan-Yukon border but he wasn’t there for gold—he was hired to transport the body of Judge Phineas Slocum to San Francisco. Winter was sweeping in with killing force and so was a crazed gunman not only his blood, but the Judge’s corpse as well!
Jim Saddler 6: Ace in the Hole
Series: Jim Saddler. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 58,810. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2018 by Piccadilly. Categories: Fiction » Western, Fiction » Western
Jim Saddler was down to his last buck in a cathouse in Jackson Hole when the infamous Butch Cassidy and his boys stormed in. The outlaw, looking for a reliable gun, pressed Saddler into joining up. It wasn't long before ‘Mad Dog’ Harry Tracy forced a showdown with Butch for control of the gang—with Saddler and his women caught right in the line of fire!
Jim Saddler 5: Wild, Wild Women
Series: Jim Saddler. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 60,200. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2017 by Piccadilly. Categories: Fiction » Western
After gunning down trailblazer Bullwhip Danner, Jim Saddler took his place to guide a California-bound wagon train full of fifty lusty ladies. Saddler thought he had gone to heaven. But before long the journey became a living hell, because for every beauty who wanted Saddler warm and under the covers, there were ten who wanted him cold and under the ground.
Jim Saddler 4: Hot as a Pistol
Series: Jim Saddler. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 57,980. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2017 by Piccadilly. Categories: Fiction » Western, Fiction » Erotica » Westerns/Cowboys
Dragoon Wells was just another dusty, two-bit road-stop for Jim Saddler. Before he knew it, Saddler found himself pinned with a deputy’s star and the impossible job of saving the town was renegade Peyton Ballard and his Mexican pistoleros. Saddler had been through dangerous times and beautiful women before—and he knew that when you put the two together, someone is likely to die!
Jim Saddler 3: Colorado Crossing
Series: Jim Saddler. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 55,430. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2017 by Piccadilly. Categories: Fiction » Western, Fiction » Erotica » Westerns/Cowboys
Liz Kelley was the orneriest hellcat Saddler had ever run into. But he liked the money her millionaire father offered him to bring her home, and he loved the way the sexy spitfire tried to fight him. The only problem with his plan was her desperado boyfriend. Saddler had the outlaw hot to put him six feet under, and the wildcat heiress even hotter to gun him down between the sheets.
Jim Saddler 2: Wildcat Woman
Series: Jim Saddler. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 51,230. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2016 by Piccadilly. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
When Jim Saddler first laid eyes on Jessie James, he thought she was a boy. On closer examination, he realized that he’d made a big mistake. Jessie was all woman, sweet as a prairie flower and deadly as a mountain lion. Jessie claimed to be the daughter of the late outlaw Jesse James. She had a crazy scheme for picking up his career when he’d left off – and that scheme included Saddler!
Jim Saddler 1: A Dirty Way to Die
Series: Jim Saddler. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 50,810. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2016 by Piccadilly. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Erotica » Historical/America
Jim Saddler's luck ran out at Miss Molly’s New Orleans bordello. When he awoke, he found his gambling winnings of five thousand dollars was gone. His search for the money and the girl led him into more danger than he could possibly have imagined. He’d have to be quick on the draw and fast on his feet if he wasn’t going to wind up on Boot Hill! First in an Adult Western series.

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