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Peter McCurtin was a paperback writer. None of his books ever came out in a hardcover edition in the United States. He wrote fast-paced pulp fiction, Westerns, thrillers and crime novels from the late 1960s into the 1990s.

Born in Ireland on October 15, 1929. He immigrated to the United States as a young man and found work as an editor and writer. His name is found as co-editor of NEW YORK REVIEW, as assistant editor of ALL-MAN, as editor of CAVALCADE. The first published book under his own name was a 1968 Midwood called ANYTHING GOES. McCurtin was soon working as an editor for Midwood publisher Harry Shorten. Shorten would lose Midwood, but he put McCurtin to work editing books for his other lines, Tower, Belmont (later Belmont Tower), and Leisure Book. And there, as an editor, McCurtin also wrote some of the books, both under his own name and house names. And he used his own name as a house name too, hiring other writers to create books under the byline "Peter McCurtin".

Due to McCurtin's love of pseudonyms (and pseudonyms who wrote as other pseudonyms), and due to his use of ghost writers, we know it will probably never be complete. Piccadilly Publishing are only issuing the Sundance titles that they know to be 100% written by McCurtin. We hope you enjoy these as well as you do those written by John Benteen. You can find them here

"Peter McCurtin brings real vitality to the action Western." - Ed Gorman, Spur Award-winning author.

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Published November 01, 2018
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    23: APACHE WAR

Sundance was dispatched on a mission to Fort McHenry, Arizona, where an arrogant young Army major was itching for war. The major's "enemy", the Apache people had been living in peace for years but by the time Sundance arrived, the killing had begun.

The soldiers were out for blood, and only Sundance could prevent an all-out war in the desert.

Published August 01, 2018
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    22: SCORPION

Jim Sundance knew he wasn't traveling in good company. But Burt McGill had more to offer than a beautiful wife and a nasty disposition - he had five hundred spanking new Winchesters.

And nobody needed them more than Sundance's old compatriot Paco Acosta - the only honest man in Mexico.

Too late, Sundance realized that McGill was in cahoots with the man they called The Scorpion, a killer who aimed to be crowned Emperor of Mexico. To pull it off, The Scorpion needed those Winchesters in his hands and a dead Sundance!

Published May 01, 2018
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Jim Sundance was no lawman, but when his friend John Tree was gunned down by the notorious Ryker gang, he found the swiftest course of revenge was to take the job of sheriff of Cimarron City.

The last two sheriffs had been brutally murdered by the bloodthirsty gang, and now Ryker and his boys aimed to take over the town.

The terrified towns-people were forced to side with the outlaws but Sundance would rather face the savage killers alone than turn his back on them.

Published February 01, 2018
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Jim Sundance learned of a plot to kill his old friend General Cook, an outspoken opponent of the corrupt Indian Ring in Washington. The general, however refused to go into hiding, making a walking target of himself for his enemies.

There was only one man who could give Sundance information about the plot, but when the halfbreed went to question him, he found him dead.

To save Crook's life, Sundance would now have to solve a case with no clues and find a killer without a name or face!

Published November 01, 2017
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Trouble was brewing in Canada among the halfbreeds and full-blooded Indians. Led by a fantatic, they were forming a renegade army whose purpose was to destroy whites on both sides of the border.

Jim Sundance was the logical choice to infiltrate the band of rebels in order to prevent an insurrection that could only lead to widespread bloodshed.

For the first time in his life, he was faced with the necessity of betraying his own people. Even with all he knew to be at stake, Sundance wasn't sure he could do it!

Published August 01, 2017
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Jim Sundance could be a deadly enemy, but he was also a lifelong friend. Simon Tolliver found this out when the halfbreed showed up to help him save his ranch from the landgraber Greely Nash.

Nash had an outlaw army at his disposal, led by an ex-cavalry officer who hatred of Sundance knew no bounds.

Sundance loved a good fight, and this looked like it would be one of the best!

Published May 01, 2017
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    17: MANHUNT

First in the series written by Peter McCurtin

He was a half-breed fighting man and professional killer. No joy was too tough if the money was right. When Sundance was on your trail it was only a matter of time.

Sundance was riding north from Arizona to Seattle at the request of an old friend. Several trappers had been murdered while setting out their winter lines. There were no clues except for an old piece of wood found near each body with one word, Carcajou, burnt into it.

No sooner had Sundance set foot in town than he found himself in a tangle with a couple of gunmen aiming to see that he didn't stick around long. But Sundance wasn't the kind to get caught in a trap. Just before the two men died, one managed to utter a single word: Carcajou!

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