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Hell's-a-Poppin' on Halfaday Creek By James B. Hendryx
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Limited edition hardcover, only 100 made. Altus Press is proud to present another new Halfaday Creek collection, containing eight previously-uncollected Black John & Halfaday Creek novelettes.... More > Part of the matching Halfaday Creek Library.< Less
Badmen on Halfaday Creek By James B. Hendryx
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Hardcover: only 100 made. Continuing the complete reprinting of the classic Halfaday Creek series by master Northwest author James B. Hendryx. Originally published in book form in 1950, this edition... More > has gone back to utilize the original magazine text versions (dating from 1947 and 1948), including all of the original illustrations. Black John Smith awakens to find himself upside down in a mine shaft—and the latest series of Halfaday Creek adventures is in full swing. Needless to say, he is speedily rescued, for only Black John can keep the peace in his famous colony on the Yukon-Alaska border. Breaking the law in the interests of justice is his favorite pastime: this time his unconventional methods help him to solve the Case of the Chocolate-Covered Cartridges, the Case of the Poisoned Moose Meat, and the Case of the Other Black John. As usual, his ardent pursuit of justice add a few headstones to the Halfaday Creek cemetery, where the Hs (Hung) and the Ms (Murdered) outnumber the Ds (Died Natural).< Less
Adventures on Halfaday Creek By James B. Hendryx
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Limited edition hardcover, only 100 made. For the first time in 65 years, a new Halfaday Creek collection! This edition contains five previously-uncollected Black John & Halfaday Creek... More > novellettes. Part of the matching Halfaday Creek Library. Contains: "Black John Sells a Claim," "Corporal Downey: 'Suicide.' Black John: 'Maybe.'," "For Some Little Sacks of Gold," "Foreclosure on Halfaday," and "All or Nothing."< Less
Skullduggery on Halfaday Creek By James B. Hendryx
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Limited edition hardcover, only 100 made. Readers of James B. Hendryx's previous books will have no difficulty in remembering Halfaday Creek on the Alaskan-Canadian border, or Black John, the one-man... More > police force who metes out justice to a variety of dubious characters. For those who are new to these tales of the Northwest, we need only say that Halfaday Creek is the home of a number of outlaws who find it convenient to have a border to step across when the law appears, and that Black John spends most of his time keeping the "crick" clear of swindlers, gold thieves, unwanted wives, and cardsharps. Black John's many fans will find him as resourceful and unpredictable as ever, and there is no slackening in the pace of life on Halfaday Creek.< Less
The Saga of Halfaday Creek By James B. Hendryx
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Limited edition hardcover, only 100 made. As Black John, "the Law" on the Creek, is fond of saying, the interval between the crime and the hanging is hardly worth mentioning. This time, and... More > with the sometime assistance of Corporal Downey, Black John deals competently with assorted skullduggery, and his many activities include— Solving a series of pay-roll robberies, Expertly swindling a swindler, Seeing to it that Lady Ainslee-Higginbotham’s fortune goes to the rightful heir, and not to a hospital for homeless mongooses in Rangoon. Then, too, the population of the Creek, made up mostly of outlaws who have tired of ducking insistent invitations from the Yukon and the United States police, has to be kept under control. Black John deals out justice to all with high accuracy, high speed, and high spirits.< Less
Murder on Halfaday Creek By James B. Hendryx
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In the notorious colony of outlaws on Halfaday Creek, every newcomer draws his name out of a tin can, and old Cush at the saloon keeps more money in his safe than most banks ever see. Tough, cagey... More > Black John Smith maintains law and order in the district, and in dispensing justice he never forgets the value of money. In this high-spirited, action-loaded series of stories about the Yukon-Alaska border country, he manages to rake in a profit with every adventure. He foils a plot dreamed up by as mean a gang of crooks as ever stacked a deck, exchanging twenty-five thousand dollars in fake bills for good ones; he runs a pair of swindlers out of town, after persuading them to leave their cash behind, in his name; and he doubles the twenty thousand he paid for some sacks of fool’s gold, and hangs a murderer in the bargain.< Less
Strange Doings on Halfaday Creek By James B. Hendryx
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Cushing’s Fort on Halfaday Creek is conveniently located in Canadian territory close to the border of United States territory, so that men in ill repute with the Mounted Police can elude them... More > easily. There are “outlaws” of Halfaday Creek live, a band of doughty prospectors ruled by their self-appointed czar, Black John Smith, one of many John Smiths that inhabit that notorious lair. In this warmhearted and humorous chronicle of strange doings on Halfday, Corporal Downey of the Mounted and Black John and Old Cush punish some murderers, claim robbers and scoundrels who have made the mistake of assuming that the “outlaws” are not men of honor. Black John needs no introduction to his many admirers; he is one of out most honest and lovable rogues.< Less