I just heard from Ron Shiflet that my story "Decently and Quietly Dead" will be included in vol 2 of his magazine, "In Lovecraft's Shadow." Ron's a great guy and a talented writer. His stories stories I've read are fast paced adventure with a nice dollop of horror and a touch of humor. They have the same appeal for me as Robert E. Howard stories but they're not at all imitation Howard.
Anyway, the story puts Mysterious Dave against (surprise) another Lovecraftean horror. It seems that "Hanging Judge" Isaac Parker (a real old west figure http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_Parker ) is upset because a criminal he had hanged has the gall to escape after the execution. Dave has to bring him back in the judge's words, '...decently and quietly dead.'
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