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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

Revenge at Powder River

John McNally

Sam Heggarty returns home to hunt for the gunmen who robbed and executed his father. As he makes his way back, he witnesses another murder and stumbles across a clue to the people responsible for his father’s death. Sam becomes caught up in the chase to track down an escaped prisoner as he partners up with ageing lawman, County Sheriff …

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The Legend of Link Bonner

Shorty Gunn

Link Bonner never wanted to gain a reputation as a fast hand with a six-gun and the will to use it. But sometimes circumstances drive the lives of men even beyond their own desires. Bonner was such a man, always in the middle of trouble he was not looking for. It took a woman to change Bonner and losing her …

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Quigley’s Way

Philip McCormac

A dying man, Peter Barker asks Sheriff Quigley to deliver a message to his family. Quigley does so, only to find himself the target of range baron Huston McRae, who controls everything in Gila County, including the local sheriff, and doesn’t want an outsider nosing around in his affairs. And above all, he doesn’t want Quigley helping Noreen Barker, Peter …

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The Sins of the Motherlode

Gillian F. Taylor

Sin was a profitable commodity in a mining town like Motherlode. Lust made money for the madam, wrath and avarice created targets for the manhunter, and the newspaperman was greedy for stories. ‘He had no right to take you against your will.’ When a prostitute is raped during the robbery of the Motherlode stage, Jonah Durrell seems to be the …

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The Outlaw Legend Begins

Saran Essex

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid have given up robbing banks and trains and are now ranch owners, and are waiting to hear from the Governor of Wyoming about a possible pardon. While in Buffalo, Wyoming, to buy supplies, they have an unfortunate encounter with Luther Greeley, an outlaw from a rival gang based at Hole-in-the-Wall, during which Sundance is …

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The Man Who Shot Jesse Sawyer

Scott Connor

When Sheriff Cornelius Doyle is killed, his estranged son Kane sets out to find the culprit, hoping to reconcile with a family that doesn’t want to know him – but he soon discovers that his father’s apparently honourable life was a lie. The sheriff had become a legend when he killed the notorious outlaw Jesse Sawyer, but Kane discovers that …

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