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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The Guitar Man – Part 3: Harry Coen and Me


The Guitar Man – Part 3: Harry Coen and Me    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 series can be read her …

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Meet the Author: Paul Bedford


Meet the Author: Paul Bedford Meet Paul Bedford: author of titles such as Gone West!, Reign of Terror and now back with a new novel, Texas Fever. Of all your books which did you enjoy writing the most? That’s a tricky one. ‘Reign Of Terror’ …

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New From Black Horse Westerns

Hunting Harker – Paperback

Greg Mitchell

When Ollie Harker’s wagon fails to arrive at Logjam Creek, his employer, JD Cookson, hires Tom Parry and Durango Finch to find it. It appears that Harker has been killed by hostile Indians, but when a murder in the town is linked to him, Harker’s mission is revealed to be something more than a routine freighting operation. The trail leads …

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Sundown Comes Twice

Art Isberg

Judd Miller and his brother work to start a small ranch outside the town of Red Bluffs. But other interests in their valuable property lead to the powerful mayor of the town, working with other crooked officials, to fleece the brothers of their deeded ground, culminating in the killing of Judd’s brother, Randall. Unknown to Judd, the transcontinental railroad is …

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The Angry Land – Paperback

Sam Peeples

He pays his debts with hot lead! This is the story of a kid who turns killer, a boy who grows to manhood long before his time. Seeing no justice in the land, he takes the law into his own lightning swift hands. The legend that grows around Billy Bascom is born the day they planted the cross that read: …

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Return to Sundown Valley

Cole Shelton

Luke Dawson and his Navajo Indian sidekick, Honani, both Union soldiers, have ridden home from the Civil War. Each man yearns to return to a normal life but while they rode away to the War, things changed in Sundown Valley. Instead of peace in the valley, they face Dallas Zimmer who’s consumed by greed and has a bunch of killers …

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Revenge Riders

Alex Frew

Hawk had Indian forebears, but lived the life of a peaceful rancher. Until, that is, the bandits came. With his wife dead and his son gone, kidnapped and beyond finding, Hawk returns to the ways of his people. He goes hunting, only this time he is hunting for the hardest game of all – the evil men who have committed …

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Dead Man Walking – Paperback

Derek Rutherford

The authorities warned Jim Jackson that if ever set foot in Texas again then he wouldn’t get out alive. But Jim is back. Searching for information about old friends incarcerated in the cruel Texas penal system, with intentions to bust them out of wherever they are. When Jim foils a train robbery, he’s suddenly a hero and a hunted man. …

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