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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A short story: Once I Moved Like the Wind by John McNally


Once I Moved Like the Wind by John McNally   The baby snuffled, started to pull a face and sighed. His mother, Jacali, lay on the hot ground with the others; she raised her blanket and covered herself and her baby son so that the sound …

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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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New From Black Horse Westerns


Alex Frew

John Carter is on top of the world as the sheriff in Destiny, one of the most law-abiding towns in the south-western states. But almost from the arrival of Rebecca Seymour, the attractive, temperamental Pinkerton agent, he is in trouble.   Now he’s a target for unknown assailants who want him injured – or dead – and they’re not too …

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Last Chance in Laredo

Frank Callan

Sometimes the past catches up with a man and he can’t outrun it. Jack Brady, at just thirty years old, has seen more of the hard edge of life than most. He’s worked cattle trails, ridden shotgun, and won a reputation as a hired gun. Then, as the American-Mexican War is breaking out, he is jailed after a fight in …

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Unfinished Business

Corba Sunman

Banham cocked his gun. The remaining two men came up off the floor side by side, guns smoking. Banham fired. The nearest man toppled over as the slug thudded into his chest and broke two ribs before piercing his heart. The last man was already levelling his gun. Banham shaded him, fired first, and a torrent of blood erupted from …

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Trooper Iron Eyes

Roy Black

Tracking down a wanted outlaw, Iron Eyes finds himself embroiled in the Indian wars. Badly wounded, he rides into Fort Liberty. Commanding office Colonel Brice Jay assumes that the bounty hunter is near death and takes a shine to the magnificent palomino stallion. When Iron Eyes recovers he finds that Jay has decided to take the stallion no matter what. …

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The Flames Alvorado

Peter Wilson

Matt Brogan, wrongly imprisoned for the murder of his wife and son, escapes to go in search of the real killers whose evidence brought about his conviction.   In the remote town of Alvorado, a hideaway for outlaws on the run and the power base of the McLagan family, Brogan links up with lawman Jed Harding and the pair set …

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Silent Witness

James Clay

When Range Detective Rance Dehner stops to make camp he hears a strange sound coming from the surrounding brush. A young girl of about five is hiding there, unable to speak and her eyes reflecting terror. Within minutes, someone tries to ambush both Dehner and the child.   Bullets continue to fly as Dehner discovers that the child has witnessed …

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