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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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A VISIT FROM FAYE A Short Story by John McNally

06/09/18

A Visit from Faye by John McNally  author of Revenge at Powder River and A Gift From Crick   Walt sat on the veranda in his rocking chair. He made the chair himself those three years past and he reckoned it just got more comfortable wi …

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New from the pen of Pulitzer nominee James Hitt

10/08/18

Bodie by James Hitt Lawyer Josh Thorn believes in the law and justice. Even so, when he agrees to defend prostitute Rosa May Whitefield, he knows he jeopardizes his standing in the community. In 1880 the mining town of Bodie, California, av …

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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

Chace Hexx

Frank Chandler

At the age of twenty-eight, Chace Hexx is in danger of letting life pass him by. Drifting from ranch to ranch, he hones his skills with guns, horses and cattle, but for what purpose? Then, out of the blue, a proposition is made by a friend who turns out to be something rather different. Gunplay, tragedy, murder and disaster suddenly …

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Cast a Dark Shadow

Ethan Flagg

Acclaimed army scout Wink Jefford finds himself put on trial for helping a captured Apache brave to escape from Fort Defiance in New Mexico. Forced to leave in disgrace, Wink is hired to guide some settlers to the town of Tularosa,but they are attacked by Apaches led by Mangus Voya who is intent on driving the hated invaders from his …

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Brody’s Pledge

Alvin Ford

Brody comes to Brentwood Falls in Arizona Territory to keep a pledge made at his mother’s deathbed, to avenge the wrong done to her years earlier. Befriending town sheriff Will Tasker, and catching the eye of beautiful singer Louise Delaware, Brody is a man of wealth, yet prefers a life of manual labour, and accepts employment shoeing horses in the …

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Purgatory

Alex Hawksville

They came in the night and took away every inhabitant of the isolated mining town that they could capture. Men, women, and the one child had been taken from the town that they rightly called Purgatory. But one man who had fought heroically against the invaders, John King, who they had left for dead, was left to fight back against …

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The Vengeful Deputy

I.J. Parnham

The town of Lone Ridge was a lawless hell-hole until the ruthless Nyle King eliminated all the gunslingers. Now Nyle controls the town and everyone who opposes him ends up dead, so US Marshal Caine tasks his deputy Gabriel Flynn with bringing Nyle to justice. Gabriel goes to Lone Ridge, but only because he’s searching for the outlaw who killed …

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Crows Creek

John Vale

The nephew of President Hayes has been murdered in Crows Creek so he orders the Governor to hire a first class Marshal, someone with a proven track record for solving crimes. Unfortunately the best person for the job is Daniel Wheetman, an Englishman who has no experience of the West; he cannot ride or shoot, and his abrupt manner and …

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