Re: RARA-AVIS: Dresser's westerns

From: James Reasoner (
Date: 03 Oct 2000

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> There were at least three westerns, possibly four, published by Davis
> under his own name. My memory is that they were originally published in
> hardcover (Morrow?) but had paper reprints in the early 50s. It was a
> that could be read as mysteries in a western setting. I remember three of
> them carried blurbs from E.S. Gardner and were pretty good.

Richard is right. I checked 20th Century Western Writers and found that Dresser published five Westerns under his own name, four of them featuring a character named Twister Malone. Dresser also published two romances in 1937 under his own name.

Best, James

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