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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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Will Keen, Indian Scout by Art Isberg

06/07/18

Will Keen is a western man living his life in two different worlds – one white, one Piaute Indian. He dresses in white man’s clothes and adopts many of his habits and mannerisms. Only high cheekbones and dark eyes that miss nothing give a h …

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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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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

Valerons – Retribution!

Terrell L. Bowers

Not all criminals wear masks and carry guns. Some hide behind respectability and seldom wield a weapon. The Valerons seek justice for an attack and theft, but they find no smoking gun, no gunmen, not a single piece of evidence against the perpetrators. They realize they are dealing with clever and careful criminals. As Jared and Shane’s investigation alone can’t …

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Reuben’s Revenge

Ben Ray

Reuben and Grace Chisholm led a happy, almost idyllic life on a small homestead. Until one day that was to change their lives. While Reuben was in town collecting provisions, he had time for one beer. While in the saloon, he’d heard that their closest neighbours, the Carver family, had been murdered and their home burned to the ground. Reuben’s …

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Beware of the Guns of Iron Eyes

Rory Black

Iron Eyes finds himself staring at a forest. A forest that reminds him of a time long before he had become the scarred infamous bounty hunter he now was. As he waits for his beloved Squirrel Sally to show up on her stagecoach, his mind drifts back to how it had all started. Iron Eyes remembers the time when he …

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Vulture Wings

Dirk Hawkman

Infamous low-lives, the Strong brothers will do anything for a quick buck, but this was going to be no ordinary kidnap. They are paid to abduct two young men, and don’t ask too many questions when their paymaster gives them some unusual instructions. Then as the boys’ father races to rescue his sons, he realises that their snatching is linked …

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Houston’s Story

Abe Dancer

George Houston’s line of work carries with it a degree of infamy, a presage of danger and it’s not long before his peaceable ride through Utah is cut dramatically short. After a rare bank robbery and the killing of one of its leading businessmen, the town of Bullhead is angry and wound up. But Agnes Jarrow believes it’s not the …

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Vigilante Law

Dale Graham

Having escaped from a firing squad at the hands of the Mexican federales, Blue Creek Ben Chisum flees across the border into Texas. He is soon cast afoot when his horse breaks a leg. After wandering alone for a week he stumbles across a hanging and rescues a homesteader from ruthless vigilantes. The grateful man then offers him a half share …

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