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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The Gonzales Gang By David P. Barker


“We are rough men and used to rough ways” – Bob Younger, famed outlaw of the Wild West   It was still dark outside when he woke up. He grunted and ran a hand over his eyes to wipe the sleep from them. Sitting up in bed, he stretched to …

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The Cowards of Coyote Crossing: A Short Story


  The Cowards of Coyote Crossing By David P. Barker   Sheriff McShea hated bare-knuckle boxing. He hated seeing grown men that should otherwise be with their families spend money watching other grown men, who should be spending time wi …

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The Role of the Cowboy in the Old West


Pat Gallagher, the man behind the pen name Greg Mitchell and a long time writer of BHWs helps dispel the myths surrounding the role of the cowboy in the Old West….   The popular image of a cowboy is someone riding quietly beside a he …

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New From Black Horse Westerns

Return to Crows Creek

John E Vale

Return to Crows Creek is the second in the series following the adventures of Englishman Marshal Daniel Wheetman, who has been given over to President Hayes by Queen Victoria in an attempt to bring to justice to the lawless west. However, Daniel’s methods of policing are in complete contrast to those employed by other US sheriffs and marshals; he cannot ride …

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Tracking Apache Joe

George Arthur

A small band of renegade Apache led by Broken Hand have captured the daughters of a preacher and are headed for Mexico. After them are Anson Hawkstone and Black Feather, scouting for the army, plus the preacher with four gunmen, and a cavalry patrol that cannot cross the Mexican border. Added to that, Apache Joe and his Choctaw squaw are …

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The Battle for the Bar-Q

Will Black

Mitch Evans is riding to his brother’s small ranch after receiving a telegram saying there was trouble brewing. But Cal Morgan, a ranch hand for the Bar-Q, has been forced by his ruthless foreman, Latham Parry, to ambush Mitch before he can get to his brother’s ranch, the Bar-B. Both men shoot each other – Mitch in the shoulder and …

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Boyd Rode Alone

Matt Cole

Alvin Boyd was a killer, not a bad man, but when he tried to escape his past, he found he stood alone. After Alvin’s death, his brother, Asa, rode into town looking to avenge him. What he found was a white-hot range war. Quickly finding job as the town’s deputy, Asa found it to be a tough job in this …

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Ambush at Skyline Ranch

Thomas McNulty

Pinkerton Agent Cameron Scott arrives at the crossroads town of Willow Branch Creek seeking answers to a series of train robberies. He gets more than he bargained for when he befriends the lovely Becky Drake when defending her son from one of rancher Jim Gilson’s cowpunchers. To complicate matters, an old enemy has come to town, Larry Strickland, who did …

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Massacre at Maple Bluff

Brent Larson

When Cade Kellerman and his gang bungled their robbery of a train and killed more than twenty passengers, they could not have known that the husband of one of those killed was himself a former bandit, who would stick at nothing to revenge himself on those he blamed for the loss of his wife. Together with an idealistic law student, …

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