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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

Death in Deming

Alex Frew

When ‘Dangerous’ Dan Tucker is asked to go to Deming, he looks on it as another routine case he doesn’t want to do. He’s forced to go there by Harvey Whitehill, US Marshall of Grant County, to help clean out a few bad men who have taken over the town for their own ends. His visit to the town is …

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Bleak Winds of Destiny

Dale Graham

The Rebel Raiders are heading for New Mexico territory to rob the bank in Tucumcari. Major Deke Hogan, a Civil War guerrilla fighter, heads the contingent. The proceeds of the attack are intended to support the Confederacy in a last ditch effort to regain the initiative. But destiny has played a mean trick when Hogan discovers that the surrender had …

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Death Trail

D. D. Lang

Travelling West was never easy. Men, women and children endured the rough terrain, the heat, the cold, illness and, sometimes, Indians. So, when sickness struck, and wagons had to be segregated, the danger was increased. There were always men ready to take advantage and Clem Watkins and his gang were ready to do just that.  Ardal Maloney, his wife Kate …

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Bighorn Gold

Art Isberg

Jesper Tubbs has spent his life wandering the western mountains searching for the elusive glint of gold. But Fate plays its fickle hand late in his life when, at the point of starvation, he literally stumbles upon a fabulous strike.  But Tubbs finds far more than just gold. His chance discovery is to turn sane men into wanton killers who …

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Hogan’s Bluff

Harriet Cade

When his father is killed and his sister kidnapped following a confrontation with a powerful rancher; it falls to fourteen-year-old Zachariah Hogan to set matters straight. That this would entail his riding with a band of Sioux warriors was something that the boy could not, in his wildest dreams, ever have imagined. So it is that a youngster who has …

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The Tumbleweed Trail

Jack Martin

Jake Preston, travelling with his wife and children, takes the Tumbleweed Trail, heading for Kansas City. And if the mile after mile of inhospitable terrain was not enough to contend with, there is the added complication of a gang of marauding bandits led by the notorious Sam Brady who have vowed to kill Jake and his entire family. The family …

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