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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A new short story series: The Guitar Man


After his brilliant short story series ‘Dogbite’, Chris Adam-Smith has written a new series  featuring the adventures of The Guitar Man. Part one : Madge Brody and Me Madge’s Boarding House was the cheapest I could find in the township of S …

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Meet the Author: Ian Parnham Interview


Meet Ian Parnham, a Black Horse Western author whose books include, Marshal of the Barren Plains, The Vengeful Deputy, and a new release this month, Hopeman’s Legacy.  Of all your books which did you enjoy writing the most? That would be De …

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New From Black Horse Westerns

Reign of Terror

Paul Bedford

Buffalo hunter Woodrow Clayton experiences the full horror of the Comanche terror at the Battle of Adobe Walls, and then again in the bloody aftermath that spreads along the frontier. He vows to help the US Army put an end to it, once and for all. Homesteader Jared Tucker sees his wife and son slaughtered, and daughter, Lucy, carried off …

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Brent Towns

  Blaine Saracen has returned home to Texas to find his parents dead and his sister taken by Black Ted Allen. So begins a long quest to find his sister. In the course of his journey, Saracen is caught up in a bloody showdown, having saved the lives of two United States Marshals, then is given the job of transferring …

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The Fury of El Tigre

B S Dunn

El Tigre – the Tiger. That’s what the Mexicans called him. His name was Jim Curtis, and he was a product of the Civil War, who went to Mexico to fight in the Revolution. Now, he just roams the West, riding from one town to the next – a drifter with no home. Then fate intervenes, in the form of …

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Ambush on the Butterfield Trail

Jay Clanton

When Abednego Merton’s young daughter is seized by Comancheros, he resolves to recover his beloved child, no matter what the cost. He also vows privately that he will, in the process, kill every man who had any part, howsoever small, in taking his daughter from him.   Simon Webb, who lives on the outskirts of London, is the author of …

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Dark Horse

Lee Clinton

Nettie Youcheck must fight for what is rightfully hers, the large and profitable Double U cattle ranch. If she fails, her future will be a life of servitude under the control of a vicious and vindictive father. By her side are just two allies – Hollis, the old, black house servant, and Rita, who runs the town brothel and knows …

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The Pinfire Lady Strikes Back

P. J. Gallagher

English aristocrat Abbie Penraven has forged a new life for herself in the West. She has had to fight hard to gain respect and has become known as the Pinfire Lady due to her skill with her pinfire revolver. When Abbie’s ranch is raided and her friends kidnapped, she once more takes to the trail, to rescue the stolen ones …

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