Paul Colt Books
Home to 2009 Spur Award Finalist Grasshoppers in Summer and the J.R. Chance, U.S. Marshal Series. Paul Colt is a member of the Western Writers of America and a featured author on Western e-Books.
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Paul creates historical fiction that crackles with authenticity. His political insight, military knowledge, research and genuine horse sense bring history to life. His characters walk off the page into the reader’s imagination in a style that fuses Jeff Shaara’s historical dramatizations with Robert B. Parker’s character driven action.
Emmy and Spur Award winning screenwriter Kirk Ellis calls it “Speculative History.” Colt’s stories are driven by believable portrayals of historical characters with a strong supporting fictional cast. “Speculative History” gives us permission to wonder how things happened and why.
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Scheduled for Release: December 2013
From Five Star Publishing
Boots & Saddles
A Call to Glory
The turning point saved George Patton’s military career. At thirty two, Patton is a West Point graduate 2nd Lieutenant, mired in a dead end career. He is a cavalry officer and saber master, a nineteenth century warrior, facing the realities of twentieth century warfare and an army that has no place for him. Prospects for the glorious military career he desires seem lost, until the United States cavalry is called to one last fight.
A Question of Bounty
The Shadow of Doubt
Historians agree. Sheriff Pat Garrett killed Billy the Kid, July 14, 1881. Still questions remain. Witnesses suggest Garrett killed the wrong man and covered it up. Is Garrett’s claim proven beyond the shadow of doubt; or is it a hastily conceived cover up?