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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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New from the pen of Pulitzer nominee James Hitt

10/08/18

Bodie by James Hitt Lawyer Josh Thorn believes in the law and justice. Even so, when he agrees to defend prostitute Rosa May Whitefield, he knows he jeopardizes his standing in the community. In 1880 the mining town of Bodie, California, av …

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Will Keen, Indian Scout by Art Isberg

06/07/18

Will Keen is a western man living his life in two different worlds – one white, one Piaute Indian. He dresses in white man’s clothes and adopts many of his habits and mannerisms. Only high cheekbones and dark eyes that miss nothing give a h …

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The Cowards of Coyote Crossing: A Short Story

17/04/18

  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

14/03/18

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

Bodie

James Hitt

Lawyer Josh Thorn believes in the law and justice. Even so, when he agrees to defend prostitute Rosa May Whitefield, he knows he jeopardizes his standing in the community. In 1880 the mining town of Bodie, California, averaged a killing a day, but Rosa May’s crime broke all the rules when she killed one man and wounded two others because …

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Open Range Fury

George Arthur

Anson Hawkstone is on the trail of an errant husband who deserted his wife and infant child to become a cowboy in Wyoming Territory. But Hawkstone’s quest becomes complicated when he encounters three women – a deserted Mormon wife, a white Kiowa captive, and a Chinese girl abandoned by her parents – and ends up escorting them on their wagon …

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The Forgotten Land

Paul Bedford

A hardened frontiersman, known only as Bannock, and his friend Chet Butler are escorting members of a religious sect, the Children of God, through the wastes of Sonora in Northern Mexico. The colonists, eager to be free from persecution, have fled the USA in search of a new home. Unfortunately for the strict pacifists, a band of raiding Comanches finds …

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No Place to Hide

John Davage

When Joe Spearman sees a face from the past, he gets a shock. It’s the face of a killer. It is also someone who now has a good deal of influence and power in the little town of Ox Crossing. Someone who won’t want his past catching up with him. However, before Joe can do anything about his discovery, the …

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Two Trees Hollow

Frank Chandler

Sweetspring is a quiet western town until an itinerant gang of robbers causes havoc. Wesley Vernon, a twenty-four year-old mine engineer, thinks he recognizes the robbers’ leader as a childhood friend and determines to bring him to justice. Before he sets off he is devastated to learn that his intended bride, Maddy, has been promised to a wealthy banker from …

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Arizona Mayhem

Corba Sunman

Forder managed to get into a sitting position. He was half-turned away from Carter. His right hand was sliding inside his jacket, reaching into his left armpit. Carter watched him until the hand reappeared from the jacket, saw it was holding a gun, and lunged forward to grapple with him. While Carter was concentrating on Forder, Cassie produced a .41 …

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