Riding along the Sonora Trail, Speed Johnson and his pardner, Tom Basco, are mistaken for the murderers of Madison,
former rancher in Ranibow Valley. Having convinced their ambushers of their innocence, Speed and Tom decide to
help Madison's daughter, Glyn, and her Aunt Madie to run the real murderes to earth.|
Madison had met his death after receiving several mysterious notes threatening that "The Curse of Laughing Canyon"
would wreck (sic) its vengeance on him. On his death Glyn and Aunt Madie had been evicted
from the ranch, but Speed is convinced that Aunt Madie, although mad on revenge, knows more of the
circumstances of her brother's death than she is prepared to disclose !
Speed rides on to Madison's old ranch, challenges the new manager, and several of Madison's old hands decide
to join him to see justice done to their late employer's daughter.
From then on it is war to the hilt, with Speed dealing rough-handed justice to all who stand in its way, until
"The Curse of Laughing Canyon" has been silenced, and her rights restored to Glyn Madison.
Nelson Western edition 1956:
New paperback edition; 120x180mm;154 pages; not illustrated; cover artwork wraps completely around the book (see enlarged image); cover price originally 2/- net.
My copy has had an additional '6' added to the price on the cover , presumably reflecting a later price rise.