Starting tomorrow, the ebook reprint of the first novel in the long-running Edge Western series will be available from Amazon, Smashwords, and the other usual suspects. The cover is a nice one, reminiscent of the original series but different as well. The book includes a pair of fine introductions by the author, Terry Harknett, and our friend Gary Dobbs, who played a large part in making the series available again.
I first read this novel more years ago than I like to think about and enjoyed it a great deal. Pinnacle published nearly fifty books in the series, and I read a lot of them (but not all). Other books were published in England but not in the U.S., and in recent years Terry Harknett has written several sequels that take up the story of Edge's life as an older man. This seems like a good time for me to reread the first one, which I intend to do in the near future. I like books written in a distinctive voice, and the Edge novels certainly qualify. At the time they first came out, there wasn't anything else like them, and although they were widely imitated, they still remain the prime example of Piccadilly Cowboy sub-genre of Westerns. The Edge series probably isn't for all Western readers, but I've always liked it and hope its return is a triumphant one.