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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Meet the author: Derek Rutherford


Meet the author: Derek Rutherford Meet Derek Rutherford: author of the Dead Man trilogy, Easy Money and now back with a new novel, The Last One Standing.   Of all your books which did you enjoy writing the most? The Last One Standing w …

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The Guitar Man – Part 2: Horace Swinton and me


The Guitar Man – Part 2   After his brilliant short story series ‘Dogbite’, Chris Adam-Smith has written a new series  featuring the adventures of The Guitar Man. The first installment in this four part series can be read here.   …

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New From Black Horse Westerns

Ridgeway’s Bride

Will DuRey

Cassie Edmond was puzzled by the odd behaviour of those around her. First it was the curious bark from their dog Butte, then the old Ute called Charlie who sometimes called to trade for coffee and flour but now sat silent on his droop-headed paint at the yard gate. Finally it was her father, lifting down his Winchester to go …

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Hopeman’s Legacy

I. J. Parnham

When Leopold Hopeman bequeaths his fortune to the townsfolk of Little Creek, they use the money wisely and found the prosperous Hopeman Town. But with the booming settlement attracting men who want only personal gain, Mayor Tucker hires former Pinkerton detective Nimrod Dunn to find out why the fortune is now being squandered.   Nimrod soon uncovers the likely culprit, …

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Hell in Paradise

Pete B Jenkins

  Ex-sheriff Jed Grayson is on his way to Wyoming when he stops at the township of Paradise to rest few days. At the Golden Nugget Saloon he has an altercation with Zach Bassett, the son of the wealthiest rancher in the territory. Beating Zach to the draw, he humiliates the youngster in front of the saloon’s patrons.   Zach …

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Baruch Elias

Frank Chandler

Baruch Elias is a lucky man. At twenty-three he has pretty much everything he wants including the girl he hopes to marry. But life never runs so smooth. When a rider races into the yard with some devastating news, he has to unravel a fire, a family secret, a fatal accident and work out how all that fits together. A …

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The Valerons – Double Ante

Terrell Bowers

Sketcher, as ramrod over the Valeron cattle, takes Reese Valeron’s place on a trip to the yearly auction in Chicago with Shane and Jared Valeron. A simple sketch becomes the impetus that quickly involves Sketcher with several street urchins, a person called Mother and an unsolved murder. Meanwhile, Wyatt goes to visit a friend in the small town of Solitary. …

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The Sons of Some Dear Mother

Matt Cole

The five sons of Dorothy Daniels – Frank, a notorious gunman; Hugh, an attorney; Urban, a drifter who works odd jobs; Virgil, a sober and serious rancher; and the youngest, Casey – reunite in their hometown of Blue Springs Creek, Missouri, for their mother’s funeral, after she is murdered.   The townspeople are shocked, and an eyewitness claims it was …

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