Cabinet 16: Westerns: Guys & Guns
Tod Conrad, Hellcat You’re a Honey. Sydney: Horwitz, 1957. Pulp Literature Special Collections PR9610.C65 H44
____, Hangtree Justice. Sydney: Transport Publishing, . Pulp Literature Special Collections PR9610.C65 H36
Tod Conrad wrote 21 westerns for Horwitz, and according to Graeme Flanagan in his Australian Vintage Paperback Guide (1994), Hellcat You’re a Honey was first printed in May 1957. Nine years earlier, Conrad, whose real name was Richard Wilkes-Hunter, wrote Laughing Guns for Transport Publishing. Their ‘Sporting Western’ series was usually a slim digest of 48 to 66 pages long and often contained both a novelette and a short story. In this instance, Conrad’s Hangtree Justice  stands alone in this publication.
Cleveland Publishing had numerous ‘western’ imprints such as Big Horn, Condor, Sierra, and Santa Fe. Des R. Dunn, co-writer of the ‘Larry Kent’ detective novels, penned Next Stop Boothill, a Bison Western, under the very western-sounding name of Gunn Halliday.