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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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Gunfight 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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Texans: A Short Story by Lee Clinton

06/08/20

  TEXANS  (A Short Story by Lee Clinton)   Brunswick, Missouri 1887   When John Crane walked into the back room of Tate’s to pick up dry goods, he had unintentionally entered the devil’s den. He was a man with a good nose for smelling …

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The Undiscovered Gems of Western Cinema with Lee Clinton

16/07/20

The Undiscovered Gems of Western Cinema  Lee Clinton rediscovers two gems of western cinema, Stagecoach and The Big Trail, that have long been lost to many fans of western films.    Every Western lover has their favourite books, the on …

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New From Black Horse Westerns

Fool’s Gold

Eric Niven

Trouble struck with the powerful boom from a large caliber rifle, the sound quickly evaporating like a rare morning mist in the hot desert air. The Whip felt the passing of the heavy slug as it blasted a hole in his hat and then tore off some wood molding on the back of the stagecoach before kicking up dust in …

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Where Guns Talk

Roger Norris-Green

Ahead was a cold-blooded killer and an innocent woman who wanted to believe he was no such thing. Behind was a God-fearing tyrant by the name of Isaac Madie and Madie’s three sons, all of them with vengeance in mind. And Blake Durant was caught smack in the middle. He wanted to rescue the woman and return a fortune in …

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So Who’s Arguin’

Adam Brady

Buck Halliday fled the town of Pardoo after being falsely accused of murder. In his haste to avoid a lynching, he strayed from the main trail and ended up in a desolate valley with a bad reputation. They said plenty of men had ridden into the nameless valley, but none had ever returned. It wasn’t long before Halliday discovered why. …

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Only the Fastest

Adam Brady

The old man and his lovely niece Hope were in big trouble. The local land baron, bully-boy Aldo Latimer, wanted their ranch – at any cost. But what made the old Clayton place worth so much to him? Why was he willing to try every dirty trick in the book to get it? All Dick and Hope Clayton knew was …

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Somewhere a Sundown

Roger Norris-Green

When Blake Durant reached the town of Lincoln, he really should have just kept riding. But he didn’t get the chance. Within moments of his arrival, a gun-tough named Nico Semole injured his horse and then tried to pick a fight with an old man. Blake stopped him and beat him to pulp. But Nico just didn’t know when to …

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Bandido

Cole Shelton

One hundred factory-new repeating rifles had gone missing, and if they fell into the wrong hands, the west would run red with blood.  The job of finding them and returning them to the Army fell to Shane Preston and Jonah Jones. But along the way they collected a rag-tag bunch of helpers, from a Mormon missionary to a disgraced, back-shooting …

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