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 10: The Last Gunfight and Me


The Guitar Man – Part 10: The Last Gunfight and Me After his brilliant short series ‘Dogbite’, Chris Adam-Smith has written a new series featuring the adventures of The Guitar Man. The first installment is available here. Part 10: The Last …

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The Flatland Dance: A Short Story by Derek Rutherford


The Flatland Dance by Derek Rutherford   She watched Cole working the stones loose from the field south of their shack. Prising up the big rocks and carrying them to the edge of the field, dropping the rocks, straightening, stretching, …

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New From Black Horse Westerns

Race Against Time

P J Gallagher

Corporal Race Monro, an ex-Confederate Officer, now a member of the North West Mounted Police, is on a mission into Montana Territory when he is murderously attacked and left for dead by a fellow mounted policeman. But Race survives and has to complete his mission and also bring the murderer to justice. P.J. Gallagher was born in the U.K. and …

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Outcast County

Sheldon B. Cole

It all started with the discovery of three dead men, each of whom had been shot from ambush. Blake Durant did the decent thing and buried them, and that should have been the end of it. But then he met up with Ben Adamson, discovered that the men had been working for him, and decided to help the old-timer drive …

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Coyote Terror

James Clay

Range detective Rance Dehner arrives in Conrad, Texas for a few days of fishing and finds himself in the midst of treacherous Indian trouble. Akando, who heads a band of renegades, demands that the town ban Indian children from attending its school. He threatens that if his orders are defied, Conrad will be attacked by Coyote, a mythical man/wolf of …

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Fool’s Frontier

E. Jefferson Clay

Crossing the Red Man River when it was in full flood wasn’t the wisest thing gambler Duke Benedict and his cowboy sidekick Hank Brazos had ever done. And when the ferry they riding tore free of its ropes, they found themselves driven downstream until their wild ride ended on the banks of Peaceful Valley. Here, a religious order had built …

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The Talons of Iron Eyes

Rory Black

In pursuit of Squirrel Sally on his way back from Fort Liberty, the infamous Iron Eyes is bushwhacked by a pair of horse thieves who steal his thoroughbred palomino stallion. Leaving him for dead, the outlaws head on to the logging town of Bear Creek. What neither man knows is that Squirrel Sally has observed the outlaws leaving the valuable …

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Fool’s Gold

Eric Niven

Trouble struck with the powerful boom from a large caliber rifle, the sound quickly evaporating like a rare morning mist in the hot desert air. The Whip felt the passing of the heavy slug as it blasted a hole in his hat and then tore off some wood molding on the back of the stagecoach before kicking up dust in …

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