My own daddy loved Steve's books in part, I think, because the heroes were the kind of man my dad was--and Steve was, too--hard working, God-fearing, woman-respecting men who worked hard, tried not to complain, and did what was right even though it could be painful. Stephen Bly wrote dozens of westerns, and when he died before finishing his last book, his wife, Janet Chester Bly, and three of his boys helped finish the story.
I like that picture--children carrying on a ministry when the saint has to move on. :-)
In any case, the following is an article about the book and the effort required to finish the story:
In Stuart Brannon: The Final Shot, Brannon is forced to do a bit of clamming by his friend, Lady Harriet Reed-Fletcher. Then she makes him promise to try eating a razor clam fixed in various ways: a plain clam dip, a smoked clam dip, a clam cake and also a clam spread with a touch of hot sauce. I’ll let you read about his response towards the end of Chapter 21. I definitely think Brannon would like this chowder recipe.
Razor clamming is hard. Razor clam chowder is easy. I got this off the internet at Shelterrific.com. They got it from the ,
RAZOR CLAM CHOWDER
2 Tbl. - 3 slices of diced bacon or salt pork
1/2 C. chopped onion
1 - 1 ½ C. diced raw potatoes
2 C. water
1 pint clams ground or chopped and liquid
1 can evaporated milk (can use fat-free variety)
3 Tbl. butter
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. white pepper
You can prepare everything, including the sautéed items, in the same soup pot.
Sauté pork or bacon until crisp. Remove scraps from pan and reserve for use later as a garnish.
Add chopped onion to hot fat, sauté until tender, but do not brown.
Combine cooked onion and diced potatoes in a deep saucepan. Add water, bring to a simmer for about 15 minutes or until potatoes are done.
Stir in clams and all other ingredients. Heat until piping hot, but do not boil.
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 c. flour
1/2 c. shortening
Stuart Brannon's Final Shot is available or can be ordered wherever fine books are sold. :-) Link to Kindle edition here.