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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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Gunfight at Hell’s End

25/01/19

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

18/01/19

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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Tomorrow – A Short Story by Lee Clinton

13/01/20

  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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The Guitar Man – Part 6: Jessie Jones and Me

09/01/20

The Guitar Man – Part 6: Jessie Jones 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 here. Par …

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New From Black Horse Westerns

Aces Wild

E. Jefferson Clay

They were an odd pair, the one-time Union captain and the former Confederate sergeant. They’d fought each other during the Battle of Pea Ridge and then ended up fighting shoulder to shoulder when a common enemy showed his face. Bo Rangle, leader of the guerilla force known as Rangle’s Raiders, took advantage of the slaughter to steal what the two …

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Drifter’s Revenge

Steve Hayes

They called him Drifter, because that’s what he’d done most of his life. But no matter where he went, he always came back to Santa Rosa, New Mexico–the nearest thing he had to a home. Still, there was trouble brewing outside town, and though Drifter wanted no part of it, fate had other ideas. Against his better judgment he signed …

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Kee-To Iron Hand

Art Isberg

Kee-To, Iron Hand is the one Sioux leader white soldiers have never been able to corner or capture. His daring raids and uncanny ability to avoid being behind bars have made him a priority for the cavalry officers to find and jail. But Kee-To has the blood of fighting ancestors and their mystical whispers to him to keep him free. …

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Kilraine!

Jack Crow

Kilraine: the fast gun who left to protect his family; Grace Jefferson: Kilraine’s wife who was shot when their ranch was raided by night riders; Lucy Jefferson: the daughter he’s never seen; Sam Jefferson: Grace’s father – they murdered him claiming self-defense; Carver Giles: he killed to have it all; Eli Carter: the brave young man who stood up for …

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The Gallows at Gila Bend

Paxton Johns

A vacancy has appeared in the riverside settlement of Gila Bend, Arizona. When the incumbent marshal, Bill Owen, is killed by a drunk, the English aristocrat Born Gallant steps in to fill the void. Little does he know that his spell as this town’s badge-bearer will be far more eventful than he predicted… He won’t have to handle the danger …

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Gun Law at Lost Bucket

Colin Bainbridge

A quiet life is the only thing Dane Cleadon wants, but it seems he can’t escape his past reputation as a gun fighter and town tamer. When he is called out by young Tim Ryland, he does his best to avoid trouble but to no avail. Ryland dies accidentally by his own gun and his father, local magnate Cass Ryland, …

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