Thursday, 31 December 2009

Black Horse Westerns - December

Gun Law by Lee Walker
As a boy of fourteen, Jake Chalmers saw his parents callously murdered by two drunken cowboys in the street. Now a young man, he is determined to protect himself, even if he has to use his gun to do so. On the run after killing in self-defence, Jake arrives in Sweetwater, a boomtown growing rich on cattle drives. His plans to keep a low profile soon go awry as he finds himself in the middle of a feud between the ruthless business man, Jordan Carter, and an elderly sheriff, Luke Gardner. Finally, Luke is murdered by one of Carter's henchmen and Jake must choose between the law of the land and the law of the gun.

The Kansas Fast Gun by Arthur Kent
Dave Frome was a man with a secret past, which only a few friends knew. Holding himself responsible for the death of his family, he had vowed never to carry a gun again. He wanted to be left alone to raise cattle on his Broken Arrow spread, but mining interests were in the hills, contaminating the water which brought life to Frome's cattle. Hesta Le Roy, daughter of a neighbouring rancher, was horrified when Frome refused to carry a gun against the miners who had, she thought, killed her own brother. It is not until he sees an innocent man brutally lynched that Frome buckles on his gun to battle with the bad men of both factions and eventually win the hand of the girl he loves.

Dalton's Mission by Ed Law
When Dalton and Loren Steele happen across an ambushed gold shipment, they are too late to help. Everyone dies, attackers and defenders alike. Being honest men they try to return the gold to Perry Haynes of the Durando Mining Company, its rightful owner, but unbeknown to them Perry has been overthrown. With corruption and the law of the gun now ruling in Durando they are slammed into jail on the dubious charge of having stolen the very gold they had rescued! The two men befriend Perry but to help him reclaim his mine, they'll have to strap on their six-shooters and tame the hell-hole that is Durando.

Shoot, Run or Die! by Jake Douglas
They called him 'Catamount' Cody because he had once fought a cougar to a standstill - bare-handed. No man to mess with. But Curtin and Willis tried, robbed him of his cache of furs, left his partner parboiled, the cabin a pile of ash. There was no place for the killers to hide this side of hell. But Cody was ready to follow them to hell - and back, and almost did, earning a reputation that made a whole town want him for their sheriff. But Deputy Blake Ross figured the job was his. He made more trouble for Cody than he had ever seen - enough to plant him on Boot Hill with men he had hunted and killed.

Six for Laramie by Rick Dalmas
Six of them came to Laramie that early summer: six gunfighters all hungry for money and not too fussy about how they earned it. They all had their reasons - greed was not a factor in every case. Bannerman, toughest and fastest, had a special reason: one of the six had backshot a friend, and there was no charge for what he intended to do to that man. Even if it disrupted the plans for the main job for which he had been hired. And that would put him on the wrong end of the gun. Five guns.

The Branded Man by J.D. Ryder
Cordy Lowell lost more than his youth and his horse when they branded him, but the red-hot branding iron did more than just scar his chest, it forged a strong thirst for revenge. Taking sides in a range war, Cordy found himself fighting on the side of a wheelchair bound ranch owner against Bosewell, a greedy man who wasn't satisfied with owning most of the basin, getting rich from his cattle and horse breeding operation. It wasn't long before the fight became personal and Cordy had a chance to find retribution. If he lived long enough.

Long Ride to Yuma by Will Keen
When Clyde Manson, Hoss Kemp and the Mexican, Guerrero, ride from the Mexican border to Sasabe, Arizona, there is much more on Manson's mind than a straightforward bank robbery. Manson is a high-flyer from New York. Why is he involved with outlaws? Why does such a man so desperately need money? Why is he determined to reach Yuma? The bank robbery is successful, but Deputy Marshal Will Hawker is shot dead. Suddenly the outlaws have a posse led by Marshal Slade Hawker hot on their heels as they take flight across the arid Arizona deserts. With the figure of Deputy US Marshal Wyatt Earp proving a sinister presence there is a final, bloody showdown.

Monday, 28 December 2009

Bestsellers on Amazon - 28 December

This week the chart is purely for books published after Januyary 2009

1. A Colt for the Kid by John Saunders (Hardcover - 30 Oct 2009)

2. Arkansas Smith by Jack Martin (Hardcover - 31 Mar 2010)

3. Trail of the Burned Man by Thomas McNulty (Hardcover - 30 Nov 2009)

4. McRae's Last Trail by Terry Murphy (Hardcover - 30 Nov 2009)

5. A Coffin for Santa Rosa by Steve Hayes (Hardcover - 30 Oct 2009)

6. Gun Fury by Walt Keene (Hardcover - 31 Aug 2009)

7. The Tarnished Star by Jack Martin (Hardcover - 30 Jun 2009)

8. Packing Iron by Steve Hayes (Hardcover - 31 Aug 2009)

9. The $300 Man by Ross Morton (Hardcover - 29 May 2009)

10. The 45 Goodbye by Dempsey Clay (Hardcover - 30 Jun 2009)

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Linford Westerns - December

Too Many Sundowns by Jake Douglas
ISBN: 9781847829245
Large Print (Soft Cover) - 248 Pages

Chance Benbow thought he had found the place - and the woman - which would bring him peace and quiet and a future. But then it all blew up in his face. When he recovered from the bullet wounds, he saw his future clearly, albeit clouded by gunsmoke. He would stride through it with a gun in each hand - and if hell waited on the other side, then he would meet it head-on, taking a lot of dead men with him.

Gun For Revenge by Steve Hayes
ISBN: 9781847829252
Large Print (Soft Cover) - 264 Pages

While Gabriel Moonlight hides out in Mexico, Ellen Kincaide asks him to avenge the death of her sister and Gabriel's former girlfriend, Cally. He refuses, but when Ellen is kidnapped by bandits Gabriel sets out to rescue her. Then he has a change of heart and promises to kill the man who murdered Cally. But he discovers the identity of the murderer and knows that to exact retribution means almost certain death. Even so, a promise is a promise.

The Shadow Riders by Owen G. Irons
ISBN: 9781847829269
Large Print (Soft Cover) - 312 Pages

The Arizona Rangers give Tyrone Cannfield a tall order: he must get himself interned in an army punishment camp with hard labour and escape from the chain gang to track down the murderous Shadow Riders gang. Furthermore, alone he must bring in the gang's leader Mingo, and halt a train robbery. Yet Cannfield will do everything possible to eliminate him and the Shadow Riders - Mingo was the man who murdered his wife back in Texas...but can he survive?

Jason Kilkenny's Gun by Kit Prate
ISBN: 9781847829276
Large Print (Soft Cover) - 312 Pages

Josh Kincaid was too young to be skipping school and daydreaming about dime novel gunfighters. When he found injured bounty hunter Rance Savage and brought him into town, Josh fell under the spell of a real life hero. But Savage, obsessed by an old grudge against the man who'd left him to die, was overwhelmed with bitterness. He wanted retribution. Before he realised what was happening, Josh became the mankiller's unwitting accomplice in a deadly scheme of vengeance...

The Chicanery Of Paco Ibanez by Jack Sheriff
ISBN: 9781847829283
Large Print (Soft Cover) - 224 Pages

When Marshal Thornton Wilde takes delivery of two prisoners, one of them is the son he hasn't seen for twenty years! Then, there is a jailbreak with Thornton and the town drunk in hot pursuit. Gradually a complicated plot unfolds involving a series of bank robberies and a Mexican peasant with lofty ambitions. Somebody is desperate to keep Wilde and the Texas Rangers away from El Paso, but it's there the amazing truth is revealed and justice meted out.

The Land Grabbers by Logan Winters
ISBN: 9781847829290
Large Print (Soft Cover) - 208 Pages

They wanted to hang Giles Clanahan for a murder committed by Jake Shockley. To clear his name and bring Shockley to justice, Clanahan flees across the Arizona desert and stumbles across a plot. A band of ex-Confederate soldiers, led by Hammond Cole, plans to seize a valley known as Canoga and drive off the new settlers living there. The only man aware of the plot is Clanahan, and he must play out a bloody game on the open range.

Monday, 21 December 2009

Bestsellers on Amazon - 21 December

1. Red Dawning by Vic J. Hanson (Oct 1999)
5 Used & new from £0.01

2. Red River Riot by Clayton Nash (Jan 2002)
3 Used & new from £0.01

3. Massacre in Madison by Daniel Rockfern (Dec 2006)
Buy new: £10.13
15 Used & new from £1.61

4. Shootout at Fischer's Crossing by Daniel Rockfern (Aug 2007)
Buy new: £11.99
10 Used & new from £1.70

5. Trail of the Burned Man by Thomas McNulty (Nov 2009)
Buy new: £12.99 £11.69
8 Used & new from £10.14

6. Run for the Money by Clayton Nash (Dec 2003)
2 Used & new from £7.49

7. Mojave Wipeout by Tex Larrigan (Feb 1991)
3 Used & new from £0.34

8. Fever of the Colt by Glenn Morton (Aug 2002)
5 Used & new from £0.06

9. Shoot to Live by Dan Claymaker (Sep 2000)
1 Used & new from £0.37

10. Death's Deputies by Vic J. Hanson (Nov 1993)
7 Used & new from £0.08

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Dales Westerns - December

Shadow Man by Andrew Mcbride
ISBN: 9781842627150
Large Print (Soft Cover) - 192 Pages

His name was Calvin Taylor but the Apaches called him Shadow Man. Now he was the guide for a wagon train of down-on-their-luck farmers following the Trail of Lost Souls, but the trail became a journey of death and Taylor found himself branded a renegade. Only a man with his peculiar talent for making enemies could find himself in the middle of the bitter war between white man and Apache, being hunted by both sides. He was pursued across a savage land by Loco's Mescaleros and by the real renegade whose deadly secret Taylor might reveal.

Livin' Ain't Forever by Ryan Bodie
ISBN: 9781842627167
Large Print (Soft Cover) - 176 Pages

When the iron gates of Sharrastone Prison finally creaked open to release its toughest inmate, Shane Gabriel, every man from the warden down to the lowliest convict heaved a sigh of relief. He'd done his time and his slate was clean. Yet for Gabriel, the real challenge - to clear his name and prove his innocence - was only just beginning...

Monday, 14 December 2009

Bestsellers on - 14 December

Please note this list is from the US Amazon site.

1. Danger in the Desert by Terry Murphy (Oct 31, 1992)
2 used from $2.87

2. A Rider of the High Mesa by Ernest Haycox (Feb 1994)
1 used from $20.84

3. The Border Bunch by Andrew Grey (Jul 31, 2001)
1 new from $70.76
3 used from $42.05

4. Dakota Manhunt by Alan T. Leacroft (Dec 31, 2002)
1 used from $67.53

5. Pirate Pass by Lance Howard (Feb 28, 2002)
4 used from $37.41

6. Casey by Billy Hall (Jun 28, 2002)
3 used from $37.19

7. Castoff Cowhand by Billy Hall (Jan 31, 2002)
5 used from $9.90

8. Battle at Lost Mesa by Terrell L. Bowers (May 31, 2002)
3 used from $2.81

9. The $300 Man by Ross Morton (May 29, 2009)
5 new from $16.44
2 used from $16.43

10. Abilene by Vic Frances (Jun 30, 2003)
1 used from $3.23

Thursday, 10 December 2009

New Author Website

Website of Bill Sheehy, who writes BHWs as Carlton Youngblood can be found at

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Bestsellers on Amazon - 7 December

1. Two-gun Trouble by Gillian F. Taylor (29 Sep 2006)

2. Trail of the Burned Man by Thomas McNulty (30 Nov 2009)

3. Navajo Rock by Gillian F. Taylor (29 Mar 2002)

4. Bender's Edge by Paul Marsden (28 Feb 2003)

5. Grand Valley Feud by Mark Bannerman (Dec 1995)

6. Lust to Kill by Mark Bannerman (31 Aug 2003)

7. A Coffin for Santa Rosa by Steve Hayes (30 Oct 2009)

8. A Colt for the Kid by John Saunders (30 Oct 2009)

9. Gun Fury by Walt Keene (31 Aug 2009)

10. Black River by Adam Wright (28 Nov 1997)

Friday, 4 December 2009

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Bestsellers on Amazon - 1 December

A normal bestseller list this week.

1. Black River by Adam Wright (Hardcover - 28 Nov 1997)

2. Death at Bethesda Falls by Ross Morton (Hardcover - 31 Jul 2007)

3. Death or Bounty by I.J. Parnham (Hardcover - 30 Sep 2002)

4. Missouri Man by Curt Longbow (Hardcover - 29 Mar 2002)

5. The Outlawed Deputy by I.J. Parnham (Hardcover - 31 Aug 2001)

6. Railroad law by Ty Kirwan (Hardcover - 30 Nov 1999)

7. Two-gun Trouble by Gillian F. Taylor (Hardcover - 29 Sep 2006)

8. The Mexican Bandit: A Zococa Novel by Roy Patterson (Hardcover - 30 Jan 2001)

9. Flint's Bounty by Ben Coady (Hardcover - Feb 2004)

10. Valley of Hate by Clay Burnham (Hardcover - Feb 2004)

Monday, 30 November 2009

Black Horse Westerns - November 2009

Rustler's Range by Billy Hall
Tad Strong had made a bold attempt to capture the outlaw king in his own domain. Everything had gone dreadfully wrong. Now he was pinned down, surrounded, and hopelessly outnumbered. Tad retreated to the wall, propping himself against it. He was suddenly overwhelmed with the constant barrage of bullets, splintering wood, shattering objects, pounding a relentless cacophony of his certain and impending doom. He realized with a rush the enormous stupidity of thinking he could slip into Bligh's stronghold, take him out, and escape. At least he would die thinking of Becky, and the feel of her lips against his. There was no further sense in even trying to prolong the inevitable. There were too many. Bligh was dead, but in everything else he had failed. He sighed in resignation, leaned his head back against the wall, and waited for the bullet that would end it.

McRae's Last Trail by Terry Murphy
With the relentless bounty hunter Durell close behind, the badly wounded outlaw Maury McRae reaches the small town of Gray's Flat. Nursed back from the verge of death by the beautiful Heather Cordell, McRae discovers what life could have been. In need of money, his fast gun brings an offer of work from the ruthless rancher Max Nelson. Learning that his new job involves a serious threat to Heather and her brother is a dilemma for McRae. Trapped in a hopeless set of circumstances, yet still hoping to begin a new life, McRae sees that dream fading away as a highly dangerous situation develops.

Waiting for the Hangman by Carlton Youngblood
James Buckley Armstrong, called Buck by most people who knew him, couldn't turn Professor Fish down when he was asked to take on the job of protecting the girl sitting on the bench of the rocking stagecoach across from him. What neither of them knew was the man they were on their way to visit, her Uncle Clarence, was in jail waiting for the hangman. Clarence had not denied he was once part of the Henry Plummer gang and when the hangman arrived he'd pay the price. But before that happened, he wanted Buck to help the girl find Plummer's hidden stash of stolen gold. Buck didn't want her to have the memory of his hanging to take home and he wasn't sure about the gold, either. But others wanted both the hanging and the gold.

Always the Guns by Matt James
A murder charge followed by desperate flight and pursuit halfway across the West for two innocent young ranchers - could fate be more brutal? Darien Pell and Slim Carroway are soon to find out during an odyssey which takes them from the once-peaceful East to the wilds of old Texas...with a vengeful posse in pursuit. Is it simple bad luck that they fall in with flamboyant old Mack and his gans of wild desperadoes? Or might it prove to be their one hope of dodging the hangman's noose?

Take Me to Texas by Ryan Bodie
Carmody was once a respected lawman. Even now, when he is running from the law with his gang of desperadoes and is wanted in three counties for jailbreak and robbery, he can hardly believe how much things have changed. He cannot forgive his former friend, Sheriff Reece Chandler for putting him in once he has pulled off the biggest robbery in Whiplock's history and before he flees to exile in Mexico, he vows to have his revenge.

Trail of the Burned Man by Thomas McNulty
When Rafe Morgan rides into a Wyoming town called Twisted Oak he gets into a saloon brawl and horribly disfigures an outlaw named Dutch Williams. Vowing revenge, Dutch and his men pillage the town and take two hostages, including the marshal's daughter. Rafe joins Deputy U.S. Marshal Ethan O'Hara and a small posse in the hunt for Dutch, but they soon realize that Dutch didn't take hostages to negotiate, he took them as bait. Dutch won't be satisfied with stolen money, he wants blood, and he'll stop at nothing until Rafe and the posse are destroyed. Following the outlaw's trail, the posse now find themselves in a desperate struggle for their very lives.

Revenge by Fire by Bill Williams
Steve Ross has been forced to give up the struggle to keep his small ranch going during the Arizona's worst drought in living memory. He intends to leave town in the morning, but events result in him being given an unusual ultimatum. He must face the prospect of hanging for killing a man, or becoming the Deputy Marshal of Craigy Plains. Ross has never owned or fired a pistol, but following his appointment as a lawman he is taught how to handle a weapon by an old gunfighter. His prowess with a gun is soon given a severe test. He is drawn into the tragic events that put his own life in the greatest danger.

Sunday, 29 November 2009

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Linford Westerns - November 2009

The Gun Hand by Robert Anderson
Johnny Royal had lived on his wits and his gun after leaving home following a foolish argument. Returning home, however, he finds the neighbourhood is threatened by rustlers and outlaws. He meets a local rancher, the beautiful Sarah, whose uncle's past criminal deeds have returned to haunt them. Now, Johnny, Sarah and the ranch foreman must blaze a path of destruction against the forces searching for her uncle's ill-gotten gains, in the teeth of the outlaw's meanest gunslingers.

Trail To Fort Laramie by Jack Edwardes
Jack Latimer has been sheriff of Beaver Creek for ten years. He's content collecting taxes and throwing drunken cowboys out of the saloon on Saturday nights. His Navy Colt is used only to win the annual shooting contest. Then, when the bridge on the trail to Fort Laramie is closed, Beaver Creek explodes into violence as hired killers arrive and ruthless men target Latimer. To survive he'll need to think fast and shoot straight.

Dakota Death by Billy Hall
Cotton Lang, astride his horse, knew it could be suicide to ride across the open stretch of ground. Yet his promised bride was in great peril from the twisted love of an insane suitor. Could he yet save her? Braced against the expected volley of bullets, he spurred his mount on. Now dangerously exposed and riding low and fast, nothing less than a miracle would let him survive to even learn his sweetheart's fate.

Wildcats by Tyler Hatch
He'd lived among whites for thirty years, yet there was a lot of Indian in Jim Santee. His gunspeed and ready fists made him a good and loyal friend - or bodyguard. Governor Burdin blessed the day he hired him. That was until Santee failed a crucial assignment. To make amends, Santee tore the Territory apart and ran the killer down, but shock developments raised serious doubts...and no gunfighter should reach for his guns if he's unsure of his target.

Hot Lead, Cold Heart by Matthew P. Mayo
His Honor Newland Pontiff III, late of Exeter Territorial Prison, presides over Cayuse Falls and his vast tract of land. He has ambitious plans for the town, but a demon from his past looms on the horizon... Mason, mankiller and vigilante hero, has come to settle one last score with the man who'd wronged the famous 'killer of killers'. Nothing will stop him from seeing this last mission through to its end - an end he knows he won't survive.

Rawhide Rider by Dale Mike Rogers
Seasoned gunfighter Rawhide Jones quits working for Diamond Jim Brady to start a new life as a lawman, far from Laredo, in the border town of Santa Maria. But Brady sets his gunmen on Jones's trail to kill him: nobody quits Diamond Jim Brady and lives to tell the tale. Can Rawhide Jones turn the tables on his evil boss? With the help of Marshal Ethan Parker and his two sons, Jones tries to do the impossible and live.

Monday, 23 November 2009

Bestsellers at The Book Depository - 23 November

This week the Lance Howard, sorry, bestseller chart is from The Book Depository. Please note that at the moment pre-ordered titles have a 25% discount.

1. Nightmare Pass by Lance Howard

2. Savage's Quest by Sydney Bounds

3. Hell Pass by Lance Howard

4. Haunted Pass by Lance Howard

5. Overland Stage by Logan Winters

6. Blood Creek by Lance Howard

7. Winters' War by Matthew Mayo

8. Last Chance Saloon by Ross Morton

9. Draw Down the Lightning by Ben Bridges

10. Death at Bethesda Falls by Ross Morton

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Dales Westerns - November 2009

All Guns Blazing by Doug Thorne
Cal Hennessy was on his way to meet up with old friend Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls. The plan was to catch up on each other's news over a beer or three, but before he got there he ran into two dead men and a bunch of blood-hungry Comaches. Trouble was brewing on the staked plains of Texas and Hennessey, who was no stranger to it, quickly found himself right in the middle of a full-scale Indian war. Gun-swift as he was, would even he survive the killing to come?

Desperate Men by Corba Sunman
Deputy Sheriff Matt Cameron was worried as he rode back to town after unsuccessfully hunting rustlers. Lawlessness was on the increase, and Matt had heard that his brother Buck was riding with Eli Kimber's gang. He had warned Buck off years earlier and his brother had dropped out of sight. Now it seemed Buck was back on the crooked trail. Matt also had a showdown looming in the shape of Hulk Grayson, the bullying town slaughterman. Trouble piled up when he found Ben Turner, the liveryman, murdered, and when he caught up with Buck. Now it would all flare into deadly action.

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Monday, 16 November 2009

Bestsellers on Amazon - 16 November

This week the chart is for pre-orders only.

1. Arkansas Smith by Jack Martin (Hardcover - 31 Mar 2010)

2. Brazos Fugitive by Tyler Hatch (Hardcover - 31 Mar 2010)

3. Confederate Paydirt by Robert Anderson (Hardcover - 26 Feb 2010)

4. The Devil's Gold by M. Duggan (Hardcover - 31 Mar 2010)

5. Guns of Ponderosa by Chuck Tyrell (Hardcover - 26 Feb 2010)

6. The Judas Metal by Gillian F. Taylor (Hardcover - 26 Feb 2010)

7. Kincaid and the Barton Gang by Alan Irwin (Hardcover - 31 Mar 2010)

8. The Legend of Tornado Tess by Terrell L. Bowers (Hardcover - 26 Feb 2010)

9. A Man Named Shonto by Ryan Bodie (Hardcover - 31 Mar 2010)

10. Rough Justice by Jackson Davis (Hardcover - 31 Mar 2010)

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Bestsellers on Amazon - 9 November

For variety, this week the bestseller list is for books published after January 2009.

1. Arkansas Smith by Jack Martin (Hardcover - 31 Mar 2010)

2. A Coffin for Santa Rosa by Steve Hayes (Hardcover - 30 Oct 2009)

3. Packing Iron by Steve Hayes (Hardcover - 31 Aug 2009)

4. The Tarnished Star by Jack Martin (Hardcover - 30 Jun 2009)

5. Comanche Country by Greg Mitchell (Hardcover - 30 April 2009)

6. Hangtown by Logan Winters (Hardcover - 30 Oct 2009)

7. On the Great Plains by Logan Winters (Hardcover - 30 April 2009)

8. Rio Bonito by Caleb Rand (Hardcover - 31 Jul 2009)

9. Iron Eyes Makes War by Rory Black (Hardcover - 30 Oct 2009)

10. Trail of the Burned Man by Thomas McNulty (Hardcover - 30 Nov 2009)

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Bestsellers on Amazon - 2 November

1. Arkansas Smith by Jack Martin (Hardcover - 31 Mar 2010)

2. Shannon by Dempsey Clay (Hardcover - Nov 2003)

3. Lobo Apache by John Brand (Hardcover - 30 April 1999)

4. The Border Crossing by Clint Custer (Hardcover - 29 Mar 1996)

5. The Tarnished Star by Jack Martin (Hardcover - 30 Jun 2009)

6. The Frontiersmen by Elliot Conway (Hardcover - 29 Oct 2004)

7. The Legend Lives on by Alan C. Porter (Hardcover - 31 Oct 2000)

8. Count Your Bullets by Hank J. Kirby (Hardcover - 31 Jan 2003)

9. Kinsella's Revenge by Mark Falcon (Hardcover - 30 Sep 2004)

10. Comanche Country by Greg Mitchell (Hardcover - 30 April 2009)

Monday, 2 November 2009

Change of venue

Joanne Walpole is moving her blog to its new home at:

Saturday, 31 October 2009

Black Horse Westerns - October 2009

A Colt for the Kid by John Saunders
Johnnie Callum was a half-grown boy when Donovan's riders stamped his parents' homestead flat and sent him running terrified into the night. He ran far and fast over the trackless range that was Donovan's empire and fetched up in the hands of Josh Manders, a brutal sheepherder. Manders worked him hard and in six years came near to breaking Johnnie's spirit. But not near enough. Finally, there came a day when Johnnie's resentment took charge and his big, bony hands wrapped around Manders' throat in an unshakable hold. Johnnie took Manders' horse and then worked for Sam Stevens. But when Donovan was all set up to wipe out Stevens' ranch Johnnie began to get gun-minded!

A Coffin for Santa Rosa by Steve Hayes
Dying of typhoid fever, Ingrid Bjorkman asks Gabriel Moonlight to bury her beside her late husband in Santa Rosa. Knowing he's an outlaw with a rope awaiting him in New Mexico, she makes him promise to hire a Pinkerton to escort the coffin. But Gabriel loves her too much to let anyone else handle the burial and accompanied by her rebellious teenage daughter, Raven, he takes the coffin to Ingrid's former farm where her husband is buried. But the shadow of the rope looms over Gabriel. Faced with betrayal, can he escape with his life?

Hangtown by Logan Winters
Of what use is a deserted ghost town? None at all unless like the old desert rat, Josh Banks and his young partner, Wage Carson, you have nowhere else to go and are tired of sleeping out with the rattlesnakes. In Hangtown, at least, they would have some shelter from the elements, some water for their weary mounts. In the spirit of things the two saddle bums vote Josh mayor of Hangtown and appoint Wage town marshal. They weren't alone for long. Within days the painted ladies arrived, followed by a detachment of soldiers. Things were already out of control when four rough-looking strangers arrived seeking a brief respite from the harsh desert. There was to be no respite for any of them, especially for Josh and Marshal Carson. It was not long before gunplay erupted and the silent town was prodded to violent life.

The Staked Plains by Billy Moore
When buffalo-hide hunter, Quentin McLeod, rescues Carlotta Mainord from Comanche raiders, their struggle is still far from over. They must face further hostility from the Indians, flash floods and white brigands, only to find themselves in even greater danger when they arrive in the apparent safety of New Mexico. Carlotta Mainord is attacked and left helpless in a coma and McLeod is blamed and accused of being a Comanchero. Can he convince the hanging jury of his innocence and will he escape the lynch mob in time?

Sweep of Fury by Dempsey Clay
Killer Jimmy Tucker wanted to die. 'Do It now, Gant,' he begged the stone-faced lawman. 'Don't let 'em swing me off their gallows. Just shoot me now!' He was pleading with the wrong man. The Marshals' Manual was Gant's bible. 'The law says you're to hang, Tucker,' he pronounced, 'and I'll see you do it.' 'You ain't human, Gant!' Gant nodded, Maybe Tucker was half-right but he'd still swing. The next badman to receive mercy from Marshal Gant would be the first.

Iron Eyes Makes War by Rory Black
The infamous bounty hunter, Iron Eyes, is forced to chase the wanted outlaw Joe Brewster down into an arid desert even though he has been badly wounded in a showdown with Brewster's brothers. Losing his pony, Iron Eyes is forced to follow on foot. To his surprise, he discovers an oasis in a valley. Iron Eyes trails the outlaw into the valley and soon finds that a few families are living there under threat of death by Don Miguel Sanchez and his army of vaqueros. Will Iron Eyes leave or fight until the bloody showdown?

The Battle for Skillern Tract by Matt Laidlaw
When desperate ex-Confederate officer Zac Hunter rides into Nacogdoches, he has his mind set on bank robbery. What he finds when he walks into the bank is a robbery already in progress and town marshal Dan McCrae dying from gunshot wounds. Hunter is accused of murder by councillor Morgan Jarrow, then abruptly offered the job of town marshal. He is forced to serve notice on businessmen drilling for oil on the Skillern tract, crosses swords with lawyer Tyne Coburn and the two gunslingers Yantze and Levin, and must decide if Deputy Quint's strange confession is the truth. As the various factions in Nacogdoches struggle for supremacy, Hunter is drawn into a vicious cycle of treachery and murder. The showdown would come in a blazing gunfight on the Skillern tract.