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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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Money in the Bank  (Dogbite Eleven)

16/08/17

DOGBITE TEN by Chris Adam Smith It was raining, a wet Wyoming drizzling rain that soaked both man and horse as fast as any downpour. Too wet to ride to Dogbite which meant it would be a miserable Saturday evening in the bunkhouse. There was …

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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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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

Lightening Strike!

Brent Towns

His name was Billy Swift and he wore a brace of .45s, grips inlaid with silver lightning bolts. They said he was dead, but now he’s back … For five years it was thought that the gunfighter known as ‘Lightning Swift’ was dead. He’d just crawled off into the desert to die after being wounded in a gun battle with …

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Spanish Gold Fever

Bill Sheehy

Gold discovered out in California excites young Dan Bartlett, but life as a ’49er isn’t what he expected. Penniless, hungry and still innocent of life, he takes work holding a few horses, and when his new partner Tom Hodges yells at him to get in the saddle and ride, he naturally does as he’s told. Then Dan realizes that they …

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Hunting Hawk

Greg Mitchell

When Ollie Harker’s wagon fails to arrive at Logjam Creek, his employer, JD Cookson, hires Tom Parry and Durango Finch to find it. It appears that Harker has been killed by hostile Indians, but when a murder in the town is linked to him, Harker’s mission is revealed to be something more than a routine freighting operation. The trail leads …

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Death on the Bozeman

Paul Bedford

One year after the end of the Civil War, three southerners are heading northwest on the Bozeman Trail to the gold mining camp at Virginia City. When they find the army has closed the trail because the Sioux are on the warpath, the three friends accept work at Fort Phil Kearny. After an Indian ambush, the men flee the fort, …

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Long Rider

Colin Bainbridge

Wes Stretton has ridden a long way to gain vengeance on Yoakum, who he holds responsible for killing his friend. The trail takes him to the town of Buckstrap where he meets the enigmatic Lana Flushing and walks straight into a range war between rival ranches: the Bar Seven and the Sawtooth. But someone knows of his arrival and is …

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The Long Trail

John Armstrong

At seventeen, Dot Pickett is young to be taking on the role of trail boss on a cattle drive. But Dot’s life has been hard, and he has learnt to be brave, resourceful – and occasionally ruthless. Now he has successfully led a cattle drive from Texas to Kansas and is setting off for home with the bag of gold …

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