What some reviewers have to say about Van Holt’s writing:
“Step aside Louis L'Amour, another great Western writer is here…” --Heather
“I had a feeling that Van Holt…might actually be the successor to Zane Gray, a master Western storysmith, whose novels set the style of a generation.” --Stern0
“Van Holt is King of the Spaghetti Western…” --Rarebird1
The man who called himself John Parker never actually admitted that his real name was Frank Maben. And old Al Maben, the only one who would have known for sure, had been shot from the brush by an unknown killer as he sat on his front porch in his rocking chair, perhaps thinking about his dead wife and a son he hadn’t seen since before the Civil War.
The local ranchers and rustlers seemed convinced that the tall two-gun stranger was in fact old Al Maben’s long-lost son. When they weren’t too busy fighting among themselves, they spent their time trying to kill him or drive him off the Maben ranch. But when the shooting was over, most of them were too dead to cause any more trouble.
WARNING: Reading a Van Holt western may make you want to get on a horse and hunt some bad guys down in the Old West. Of course, the easiest and most enjoyable way to do it is vicariously – by reading another Van Holt western.
Van Holt writes westerns the way they were meant to be written.