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Robert Hale Ltd published their first Western in 1936, and have been publishing Western fiction continuously since that time, firstly under their own imprint, and since the mid 1980s under their wholly owned imprint BLACK HORSE WESTERNS. In 2015 Robert Hale and its Black Horse imprint became part of The Crowood Press, a family owned publishing house, which is committed to continuing with the Black Horse imprint and to working with both new and established authors and editors.

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Cats, Cougars and Three-legged Dogs (Dogbite Ten)

12/06/17

DOGBITE TEN By Chris Adam Smith    Dan Crow walked into the near empty bunkhouse covered in dust encrusted sweat and thumped himself down on the old barroom chair he favoured. Henry Lee looked up from a week old Dogbite Bugle he was re …

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Meet author Chris Adam Smith aka Harry Jay Thorn

19/12/16

ALL THE BLACK HORSES Chris Adam Smith aka Harry Jay Thorn looks back to the origins of his love of the old west and his first Black Horse Western novel…   I do not rightly recall where it all began, my love of the western, but at the b …

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THE SMILE OF HANNAH DUBOIS (Dogbite Nine)

05/07/17

THE SMILE OF HANNAH DUBOIS (Dogbite Nine) ‘Laughter is a great peacemaker, Henry Lee, you know what I’m saying here? There is nothing quite like an ordinary everyday smile to brighten your way and some smiles are brighter than others, hard …

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THE SMILE OF HANNAH DUBOIS

03/07/17

DOGBITE NINE By Chris Adam Smith ‘Laughter is a great peacemaker, Henry Lee, you know what I’m saying here? There is nothing quite like an ordinary everyday smile to brighten your way and some smiles are brighter than others, hard to beat a …

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New From Black Horse Westerns

Even Marshals Hang!

Sam Clancy

‘They’ll send him next,’ Perry croaked again. ‘He’ll come and he’ll kill you all.’ ‘Who?’ ‘Ford.’ Josh Ford, United States Deputy Marshal! When it comes to fighting outlaws, he’s hell on wheels and this time he’ll need to be. Two of their own have disappeared in the Moose River Mountains and the trail leads to Stay. A small town under …

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A Short Ride to Hell

Paul Green

When a Wells Fargo stage is robbed and all the passengers murdered, Sheriff Luke Callaghan is suspicious of Jackson Tate’s claim that this was the work of Apaches. He sets off in pursuit of Tate and his gang, only to find himself battling the gun running Mexican bandit, Hector Salinas. Things go from bad to worse, and Callaghan is forced …

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Day of the Hired Gun

Ethan Flagg

Hired gunfighter Cole Jardine has decided to call time on his dangerous profession when he receives a mysterious job offer from the Colorado town of Red Mesa. All set to ignore it, his partner Waco Santee suddenly arrives back at their cabin in Wyoming to announce that the army are hot on their heels. With minutes to spare, flight across …

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Gunpowder Empire

Matt Cole

Raw hatred ravaged the range land! Luke Bragg – a man with a dark past – has come to claim the sheep ranch his uncle left for him. Only once he arrives in Preston Gulch, Bragg soon finds himself in the middle of a range war with the valley’s two biggest cattle ranchers. This clash of interests, which Bragg tries …

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Guns and Dreamers

Scott A. Gese

Jason McKinney feels the need to explore and decides to head out on his own to see the country beyond Kansas. When his offer of help is declined by a couple of bounty hunters he tried to hook up with in Wichita, Jason makes the decision to head south. Upon his return from a eye-opening, but short-lived, venture into Texas, …

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McAllister’s Last Ride

Bill Cartwright

When Marshal Brent McAllister is told by the doctor that he has less than a year to live, he decides that he will not wait passively for death to overtake him. Instead, he determines to hunt down and dispose of the worst men in the state; vicious and depraved criminals, whom the law cannot touch. It is McAllister’s expectation that …

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