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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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Gun Fire 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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Shooting Irons – A Brief Outline

12/02/19

Pat Gallagher, the man behind the pen name Greg Mitchell and a long time writer of BHWs takes a look at the firearms popular during the time of the Old West. The idea of a multi-shot weapon firing shots from a revolving cylinder had been ar …

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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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New From Black Horse Westerns

Easy Money

Derek Rutherford

Easy money has never been so hard to make. John Cavendish is down on his luck. Released by the Pinkerton Detective Agency after suffering a terrible injury, with his rent going up and his money going down, Cavendish has to take desperate measures to survive. Cavendish heads to the snowbound plains of north Nebraska where the Indian wars are raging …

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Valerons – Beyond the Law!

Terrell L Bowers

It sounded simple enough – Wyatt Valeron is hired to escort a man from Paradise to Denver Colorado. However, upon arrival at the secluded mining town, he learns a sinister tyrant named Gaskell controls everyone and everything. His hired ‘enforcers’ maintain a form of law that supersedes all outside authority. To break a rule can mean punishment or even death. …

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El Dorado Sojourn

Paxton Johns

Born Gallant returns to Salvation Creek on a whim, but this leads to a bloody saga he could never have foreseen. Word from the elderly Frank Lake leads Gallant on a quest to rescue a young lawyer, who has been kidnapped to prevent her from blocking a corrupt Kansas City politician’s chances of fame. To the north of the town …

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Kid Cheyenne

Ty Walker

A mysterious hired gunfighter, known only as Kid Cheyenne, has just received a telegraph wire from a remote settlement called Bloodstone. The sender, a man named Ben Black, wants to hire his dubious talents to kill someone for him. The Kid rides to Bloodstone but soon discovers that Black is not what he seems. Kid Cheyenne might just be fighting …

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Red Diamond Rustlers

Will DuRey

Law was a rare commodity on the vast cattle ranges and a man had to fight if he meant to hold on to what he owned. A rancher dispensed his owned justice when he caught those who stole his livestock, but Titus Sawyer lost more than cattle when rustlers raided his Red Diamond spread. Men were killed, too, slaughtered in …

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Money Train

Michael Stewart

Danny Spence plans to stay in Gila Creek for only one night, but then he gets mistaken for a snake named Zeke Tolan, and from then on it is just one damn thing after another. He falls foul of the evil Ma Cole, gets himself on the wrong side of the vicious Hernando Ortiz and his sadistic bodyguard Bracho – …

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