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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Gunfight at Hell’s End


Gunfight at Hell’s End By Brent Towns writing as Sam Clancy   He came in from the scorching alkali flats late in the afternoon. At first glance, the speck in the distance could have been mistaken for a mirage amid the shimmering heat h …

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Mountain Justice by B S Dunn


Mountain Justice By Brent Towns writing as B S Dunn   Dan Pearson kicked out the fire and cursed the cold. A small column of brown smoke flecked with glittering orange sparks floated up into the bitter morning air. He pulled the collar …

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The Guitar Man – Part 7: Happy Jack Straw and Me


 The Guitar Man – Part  7: Happy Jack Straw and Me After his brilliant short story series ‘Dogbite’, Chris Adam-Smith has written a new series  featuring the adventures of The Guitar Man. The first installment in this series can be read her …

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Tomorrow – A Short Story by Lee Clinton


  TOMORROW (A Short Story by Lee Clinton ) Gallup, New Mexico 1888 Sheriff Harry Carter pulled the kid off the 4:15 Atlantic and Pacific after a formal complaint to the station master. The allegation involved a physical altercation with two …

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New From Black Horse Westerns

A Badge For Brazos

E. Jefferson Clay

Trouble was brewing in the town of Harmony, between the gun-toughs who manned the Two-Bar ranch, the hardcases who hung around the Rawhide Saloon and the beleaguered miners out at Whipple Creek. Into this explosive situation rode Hank Brazos and Duke Benedict. With a thin bankroll, they were looking to earn some fast money to continue their hunt for a …

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Bullet for a Sheepman

Cole Shelton

Trouble was brewing in the town of Longhorn, Utah. A band of nesters had moved onto land the local cattlemen had always previously claimed as their own. The nesters weren’t breaking any laws – by order of the government, they were entitled to claim and work the land. But what made things worse was that they also happened to be …

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Trail To Nowhere

Sheldon B. Cole

Blake Durant was on his way to Crimson Falls when he stopped by Jessica Gray’s ranch for water. Before he could move on again, the young widow’s son came galloping into the yard, badly beaten. Three men had stolen their two calves and beaten young Jess when he tried to stop them. Much as he knew he should just ride …

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One Grave too Many

Matt Cole

Ross Chisenhall lies defenceless and defeated as four riders viciously kill his only son. In time he recuperates from near-mortal wounds, but he is left not only with a scar on his face, but a darkness inside that cannot be quenched until his child’s death is avenged. Under an assumed name he escapes to the town of Mesilla, where he …

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Greenville Raiders

Alex Frew

While Sheriff Flint is out of town, bandits strike. Only they have came at the wrong time and do not get the haul they expected, leaving behind a trail of destruction. They not only destroy property, but injure three people badly enough to alter the course of their lives. When Flint comes back from his trip to another town, he …

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Adios, Bandido

E. Jefferson Clay

It had been months since Brazos and Benedict had started their search for Bo Rangle, the outlaw who’d killed most of their comrades in the War and stolen a fortune in gold. But the west was a big place and Rangle could have been anywhere.  Then they chanced upon the best lead they’d had in months…. the only trouble was, …

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