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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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THERE’S GOLD IN THEM THAR PILLS… Short Story

13/04/18

Dogbite Seventeen by Chris Adam Smith aka Harry J Thorn   Long before Old John Halloran opened up his Saloon and Pool Hall in Dogbite with the added attraction of the ladies upstairs, Halloran had been a fair country doctor who quit hi …

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Meet author George Snyder

13/03/18

George Snyder has written: The Gunman and The Angel, Dry Gulch Outlaws and Shadow Shooters. A bachelor who lives aboard and sails his small sloop in Southern California, George Snyder has published 53-plus books and dozens of short stories …

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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

Empire

Will Starr

On his way out West to find land of his own, Ben Tower finds and rescues beautiful Mattie Sullivan, the lone survivor of a doomed wagon train. Ben and Mattie soon fall in love and plan to travel West to start a new life together. But the trail westwards is never easy, and wild animals, greedy ranchers, flash floods are …

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Merriweather Rides West

Lee Lejeune

Failed law student and ex-outlaw Jacob Merriweather is riding west to start a new life when he strikes up a friendship with Sam Critchley, an eccentric travelling preacher. Sam suggests that they call in at a smallholding owned by his friends Stan and Beth Salinger, only to find that the young couple has been shot dead. They report the murder …

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Coyote

Lee Clinton

A family is brutally murdered and their homestead burnt to the ground. The bodies are so badly disfigured that identity is difficult to determine, but one of the daughters is known to be missing. Is it eighteen-year-old Grace Mayfield or her younger sister, Chrissy? The missing Mayfield girl must now be found and the killers brought to justice. Some say …

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Whiteout!

Jay D. West

Henry Mullins, a young cowboy from Southern California, sits back and watches the woman he loves marry someone else. That’s when he decides to leave and ride off into the great unknown. Intending to get to Los Angeles, he is forced inland by marauding Mexican bandits and eventually into the Sierra Nevadas, where he starts to trap wild animals to …

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Feud Along the Dearborn

Will DuRey

Until the night of the fire, Stanton, Montana, was a peaceful town. It boasted a church, a school and a bank, and no longer attracted those hard-riding, hard-drinking characters who brought with them the kind of lawlessness and destruction that had been rife during its earlier frontier days. Its marshal, Silas Tasker, rejoiced in the knowledge that he had rid …

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The Trail to Devil’s Canyon

Cole Mathews

Anton Kozlov, a mountain man who wanted no part of trouble, had escaped Russia and made a life for himself living on and near Battle Mountain in Nevada. Anton is asked to do a ‘favor’ for a US Cavalry officer-to retrieve a mail order bride from a stage station and return her to the cavalryman. It sounds easy enough until …

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