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No one knows who or what is killing the cattle at Groom ranch, but Sam Dryden, with his supernatural greenwood gun, and Raisy, with her ‘deck’ of knives, are determined to find out. What they discover is more horrifying than either of them ever dreamed, and the secret may be one that takes them to the grave. Seasoned with a dash of horror and a pinch of sci-fi, Deadstock i ...more
Paperback, 78 pages
Published May 2011 by Stonebunny Press
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mark monday
Oct 25, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: horror-modern
yee-haw, it's Weird Western time!

I had no idea that somewhere within me was a craving for unusual westerns featuring a man with a magic gun, a tough lass with a coat full of knives, and a cat traveling with them in a saddlebag. the duo (trio?) apparently ride about solving supernatural mysteries in the Old West; this particular mystery features cow mutilation, levitating zombies, witchery, and something strange buried in the scrub.

I liked this fast-paced novella. the writing was polished, the h
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Tobin Elliott
Aug 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: hard-copy
Another cool Ian Rogers novella. And oh so close to five stars. I loved the set up, loved the interplay between Dryden and Raisy, loved Dryden's gun.

Rogers is a great writer, which is important to note, because, quite honestly, in the hands of a lesser writer, this book would have been a hot mess. Instead, it's entertaining, and thought-provoking.

Unfortunately, it's also very obviously setting up more stories. Stories I hope we actually get to read, but it's this book's only downfall and the rea
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Christopher Irvin
Nov 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I could read Roger's weird western tales all day long. Great fun.
Derek Newman-Stille
In the Weird West a ghoul’s gotta do what a ghoul’s gotta do and there ain’t nothin’ to stop them… except for a man with a gun that has no bullets and sucks the life from its user and a woman with 52 knives and a cat that rides in her saddlebags. Ian Rogers’ novella "Deadstock" is a fast-paced read set in a western outpost town with magic, mayhem, and mystic weapons. Like most Wild West narratives, this Weird West tale pits humanity against a forbidding and hostile environment with characters th ...more
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Ian Rogers is the author of Every House Is Haunted, winner of the 2013 ReLit Award. His novelette, “The House on Ashley Avenue,” was a finalist for the Shirley Jackson Award. His short fiction has appeared, or is forthcoming, in several publications, including Tor.com, Cemetery Dance, Broken Pencil, and Shadows & Tall Trees. His work has been selected for The Best Horror of the Year and Imaginariu ...more

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