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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A new Short Story: Poke County Tales 1


Poke County Tales 1 HARRY LONGSTREET, CHUCKLEBERRY AND WACO YANCY BLACK A new short story series from Chris Adam-Smith the writer behind ‘The Guitar Man’ . This is a time travel western story and, before you get all antsy, partner, let me t …

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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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New From Black Horse Westerns

Animal Instinct

Lee Clinton

It was the perfect hold-up, conducted with military precision by four men who calmly walked out of the Ozark Branch of the First National Bank with close to $50,000. Then it all went wrong. One unfortunate shot hits their leader Frank Jerome as he rides away. What to do? Take the risk and try to ride out the 250 miles …

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The Valerons – Winter Kill

Terrell L Bowers

The cold and blizzards of the winter of 1886-87 forever changed a way of life in cattle country. But, while winter storms might bring many things in the world to a standstill, evil never rests and romance doesn’t follow a season or timetable. Jared Valeron had become embroiled in the search for a killer, but ends up taking a load …

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Return of the Buffalo Hunter

Ralph Hayes

Wade Guthrie is a menacing man. Turning away from the life of a Texas Ranger after murdering the entire family of a wanted man, he became an outlaw with a deadly gang by his side. The gruesome group get wind of a man known only to most as O’Brien. A buffalo hunter and a trapper, he just wants a quiet …

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Deception Point

Alex Frew

When the going gets tough the men who are being hunted turn into the hunters. A young man is suspected of a crime that he denies, but he has a secret that can’t be revealed. He has nothing to do with those who want to kill, but young Wheeler has a secret that will turn not just his world upside …

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Beware A Wronged Avenger

Ethan Flagg

An army patrol led by Lieutenant Shadrak Pickett is making its way through the Pioneer Mountains in southwest Montana. Its purpose is to deliver the monthly payroll to Fort Wisdom. Everything changes when a solitary traveller is encountered who claims his horse has died from a snakebite. The man asks for a ride to the next settlement. Being an old …

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Stage to Nowhere

Jefferson Clay

The sheriff of Tumbleweed took an instant dislike to Duke Benedict and Hank Brazos. The dude and the giant in the garish purple shirt looked like trouble to him. So he gave them one-way tickets for the next stage out to Flintlock …. and that’s when the trouble really began. The minute it left town, the stagecoach became a target. …

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