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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Tomorrow – A Short Story by Lee Clinton


  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


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

Trouble in Prospect Valley

Ian Parnham

Kingsley Madsen goes to Prospect Valley to search for gold, but ends up feuding with his fellow prospectors. Before long an argument gets out of hand, leaving one man dead and another man badly wounded. Kingsley is blamed for the incident and after spending seven years in jail he never wants to hear about Prospect Valley again. Unfortunately, other people …

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Bad Guy – Rough Justice

Ethan Flagg

In pursuing the notorious Silver Dollar Gang, undercover agent Drew Henry is catapulted into a bizarre criminal conspiracy in the Wyoming town of Bridger. Three deputies have disappeared in mysterious circumstances, leading Drew to place himself in the firing line as the fourth potential victim. Suspicions abound as to the identity of the culprits. But only when he accidentally stumbles …

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The Forsaken Man

Pete B Jenkins

Jim Sandford has been elected sheriff of Caldwell by a landslide victory. Riding on a wave of popularity, it looks like Jim can do no wrong, even securing the attention of the prettiest woman in town. However, she has another admirer who isn’t happy about the liaison and sets about to sabotage things for Jim.   Then Jim receives information …

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The Law According to Merriweather

Lee LeJeune

Jacob Merriweather and his wife Marie have established thriving businesses in a growing town in California – hers as the proprietor of The Silversmith Hotel and his as the owner of a law firm. They have three children, two girls and a boy. Many years before, Jacob was a gunman, but he has put all that behind him … or …

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Time to Decide

Frank Callan

Riding to Colorado to investigate a shipment of doctored silver ingots, Trey Cormac comes across a robbery. Scattering the bandits and saving a hostage is what any professional bounty hunter would do, but nothing is quite what it seems. At twenty-five and slightly inexperienced, he lets himself be sweet-talked by a pretty young woman, which lands him in a whole …

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The Holdfast

Bill Cartwright

Joshua Morgan barely escaped with his life following a bungled bank robbery in Ohio, less than a year after the end of the war between the States. He could not have guessed that he would then find salvation in escorting a ten-year-old boy across the Indian Nations, in order to return the child to his mother.   Simon Webb, who …

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