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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Gun Fire 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 Short Story: Ghost Town by Chris Adam Smith


 Ghost Town by Chris Adam Smith THE FIRST THING I saw as I walked the tired bay out of the rocky arroyo and onto the dirt road was the iron-fenced and carefully tended cemetery. It stood within the shelter of a small stand of lodgepole pine …

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A short story: Uriah’s Cask by Brian Gabriel


Uriah’s Cask By  Brian Gabriel The mean yellow sun bore down on a mule-pulled wagon rolling west past desert scrub up through Redington Pass, which splits the Rincons and the Santa Catalinas. In the wagon’s bed, covered by worn canvas, a pi …

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New From Black Horse Westerns


Dirk Hawkman

The money, the looks, the brains… rich banker Abdon Timpson has it all – and he knows it. But his uppity arrogance doesn’t help Abdon when the sheriff cuffs him and locks him up for the night. There’s a gunman on the loose, and this outlaw is a dead ringer for Abdon. The shootings don’t stop when Abdon’s in jail, …

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Gunsmoke Express

Gillian f Taylor

Thanks to a tip-off, Sheriff Alec Lawson and his deputies fight and capture the notorious outlaw Saul York. But the trouble doesn’t end there. Alec falls desperately ill and when he recovers, he finds that York’s lawyer has got him out on bail. Although still weakened by his illness, Alec is determined to get back to work. He soon finds …

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Deadly Carnage

Edwin Derek

When the train carrying him to prison is derailed, Confederate prisoner-of-war Jeff Kyle is surprised when a Yankee sergeant helps him escape. However, the sergeant is Confederate scout Mike Avison in disguise. Together, the two hatch a plan to escape to freedom, but fate intervenes in the shape of Clara Marston, who has in her possession a key to a …

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Gunn’s Avengers

Alvin Ford

Searching for his estranged sister who is homesteading in Dakota, Scottish clergyman Guthrie Gunn is bushwhacked, and subsequently discovers that the same outlaws had previously killed all but one of his living relatives. Rescued by the Lakota, he finds his nephew living among them. Finding new faith after undergoing a Vision Quest, which shows him that his destiny is to …

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Gunman’s Pledge

Ethan Flagg

Infamous gunslinger Wes Longbaugh is heading for his next job in Utah when he comes across a traveller cast afoot in Nevada’s arid Humboldt Sink. Never one to turn the other cheek when help is needed, Wes intercepts the staggering loner. It turns out that Mace Farlow was the sole outlaw to survive a stagecoach robbery that had gone badly …

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The Pinfire Lady

P. J. Gallagher

Abigail, Lady Penraven, is an Englishwoman set adrift in the wilderness of the Great American Desert. But Abbie is made of stern stuff, and she develops skills with firearms and establishes herself as a gunfighter and wagon master. During a trek westwards, seeking the supposed inheritance left by her deceased father, she encounters numerous perils that test her new skills …

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