The Laughing Guns

By Brett Cameron (Reginald Alec Martin)
First Published 1952 by Werner Laurie

A Western novel for adults - part of the Blue Sombrero series.

First edition wrapper. Click to enlarge and see full picture
First edition dustwrapper
Werner laurie 1952
Fresh from the great success of The Blue Sombrero, Brett Cameron reintroduces that gay caballero, Don Panchito, the "Robin Hood" of the Bad Lands, in another stirring tale of hot-blooded adventure and desperate intrigue. summoned by his cousin to the High Sierras, where Pordillo, a self-made "king" hold sway, Panchito kills one of Pordillo's henchmen in fair fight, is arrested and ordered to fight a sabre duel to secure his freedom. From then on the action accelerates to end dramatically in a fast-moving battle, when the air is split with the crack of whips and the bark of the "laughing" guns.
First edition:
Werner Laurie 1952:
Hardback, with dustwrapper; 130x190 mm; yellow cloth with black blocking; Werner Laurie's 'Western' logo on spine of the book and the jacket spine; 175 pages; dustwrapper artwork signed by Wilding; 'blurb' from the dustwrapper is transcribed above; cover price 8s 6d net.

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