Sunday, 28 February 2010

Black Horse Westerns - February 2010

The Tombstone Vendetta by Ralph Hayes

When Billy Clanton and his friends are murdered in Tombstone by the town marshal and his deputies, the growing tension between the local authorities and the ranchers spirals out of control. The once sleepy frontier town is mired in hatred, with bad blood and scores to settle on both sides. Families are torn asunder as the violence rages on. Will there ever be peace in Tombstone? Or will peace only come when one side reigns victorious?

The Judas Metal by Gillian F. Taylor

There are things that friends should never have to say to one another. 'Have you betrayed me?' is one of those things. Pat Williams and Robson Hyde were a successful partnership. Together they had gained control of the now-flourishing silver mine down in south-west Texas, but when bandits began to ambush the loads of silver bullion, things started to change. The bandits' knowledge of the route was so precise they had to have inside information, and as Hyde struggled to discover who was behind the attacks, a resentful enemy started to sow the seeds of doubt in Williams' mind. Did Hyde want all the silver for himself? Unchecked, suspicion turns to fear and the pair's friendship comes to an abrupt end with a violent death at the silver mine.

Wild Meddow by Caleb Rand

With a small herd of cattle and a big pack of trouble, the man known as Burt Lane rode into Northern Wyoming. Outside the town of Clayburn, the cattle ranch known as Wild Meddow had lain untended and overgrown for many years. With no apparent lawful owner, its water and fertile soil were of much interest to the covetous Cole Dodgson and Vaughn Maber. When they eventually decide to overrun the ranch, Burt Lane must declare his real identity. Then, when his friend, Hester Brax, is taken hostage, he decides that the time for long-awaited retribution has arrived.

Guns of Ponderosa by Chuck Tyrell

When Jake Cahill and his gang take over the town of Ponderosa, sawmill magnate Fletcher Comstock sends for his friend and former town marshal Matt Stryker. When Stryker arrives though, Cahill is waiting. He gelds Stryker's fine Arabian stallion and beats Stryker terribly, disfiguring him for life. But Stryker will not give up. Bearing the scars of his beating, he returns to Ponderosa to pin on the marshal's badge. Matt Stryker must tame a rowdy town and get rid of the ruthless Cahill gang as the guns of Ponderosa blaze and blood runs red in the Arizona high country.

The Legend of Tornado Tess by Terrell L. Bowers

Amy Cole wants to do more than write a story: she wants to live one. Her chance comes when one of her fans, who is trying to clear a doctor of murder, writes to her for help. Investigating the murder means entering the fortress called Little Babylon, a bandit stronghold in the middle of the New Mexico wasteland. Whitney Scott is on the trail of a band of killers, a trail which leads to Little Babylon. When he meets Amy, he is caught up in her story-both figuratively and literally. They agree to work together but an unknown assassin is out to kill Whitney. In the end, Amy realises that solving the murder mystery is not nearly as important as staying alive.

Confederate Paydirt by Robert Anderson

Gentleman Jim Murphy was content to play high stakes poker until he heard about the gold; Billy wanted to avoid his former confederate, tough ex-Union Sergeant Joshua O'Donnell; Seraphim Angel McCall wanted all she could get; and nobody trusted anybody. Not the best of starts when the four banded together to form an unlikely partnership to search for the long lost Confederate bullion, especially since they were up against the redoubtable Zachariah Holmes and his murderous band of comancheros. The trail began in Madison and led into the trackless wastes of the hostile, sun blasted desert, where the intrigue redoubled with treacherous plots and counter plots flying as fast as the bullets. The gold may have been there, but would anybody live to retrieve it?

Friday, 26 February 2010

The Guns Of Ponderosa - Part 3

Article about the writing of Chuck Tyrell's latest BHW :

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Monday, 22 February 2010

Bestselling Linford Westerns on 2 February

Something a little different this week with the bestselling large print titles on the US amazon site.

1. Sundance: The Pistoleros by John Benteen (Mar 1993)
From $3.08

2. Sundance: Hangman's Knot by Peter McCurtin (Aug 1989)
From $1.95

3. Durango Gunhawk by Tyler Hatch (Feb 2008)
From $17.49

4. Gambler for Hire by Rio Blane (Mar 2003)
From $5.31

5. Frontier Lawman by Lee Floren (Jan 1992)
From $65.36

6. The Lawman Wore Black by Marshall Grover (Jul 1995)
From $0.99

7. Gunn Came Back by Sam Gort (Dec 1991)
From $9.97

8. Run for the Money by Clayton Nash (Apr 2005)
From $17.57

9. They Called Him Lightning by Mark Falcon (Mar 2008)
From $20.99

10. Saratoga by Jim Lawless (Apr 2009)
From $3.79

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Linford Westerns - February 2010

Daughter Of Evil by H.H. Cody
ISBN: 9781444800128
Large Print (Soft Cover) - 216 Pages
Price - £8.99

When Jake Probyn hauls up outside the Circle F ranch, he's looking for work, not trouble. But he finds trouble in the shape of the boss's daughters and the foreman, Ransome. Things get worse when the old man dies leaving the ranch to his daughters. Then there are back shootings, range fires and one daughter goes missing...and while the Drowned Valley on Circle F land has its own eerie story to tell, there's trouble galore waiting for Jake...

Anderson's War by Jackson Davis
ISBN: 9781444800135
Large Print (Soft Cover) - 248 Pages
Price - £8.99

Drifter Hank Anderson plans to go straight as the new town marshal in Abilene. But troubles begin when town reporter Jane Cox probes his dark and secretive past. Then a young lad called Newt turns up claiming to be Hank's nephew, and fast-shooting killers rob the town bank. Hank's dilemma, as he and Newt chase them into Indian territory, is whether to return with the stolen cash to Jane in Abilene, or head for a new life in California...

Brand 8: Devil's Gold by Neil Hunter
ISBN: 9781444800142
Large Print (Soft Cover) - 272 Pages
Price - £8.99

Jason Brand's new assignment has him pitched against Kwo Han, Chinese Tong Master, in a struggle to gain control of Confederate gold, lost for over twenty years. Brand has to battle the odds, violence and betrayal as he moves from New Mexico to Yucatan, gaining a new partner and facing blazing action. In his return to duty Brand brings his own justice to the lawbreakers - and they are no match for his deadly skills!

Paths Of Death by P. Mccormac
ISBN: 9781444800159
Large Print (Soft Cover) - 304 Pages
Price - £8.99

He had done with killing. That was all in the past. Zacchaeus Wolfe was a peaceful dirt farmer. But the Lazy K didn't like sodbusters. The Kerfoots owned the range...and the law. His little farm did not fit into their plans. So old man Barrett Kerfoot and his five sons, backed by a full complement of cowboys, began to push Zacchaeus. But they'd find out the hard way what it was to have a curly wolf by the tail...

The Guns Of Caleb Jones by Alan C. Porter
ISBN: 9781444800166
Large Print (Soft Cover) - 240 Pages
Price - £8.99

Caleb Jones rode into Desert Bluffs to make peace with his daughter whom he had not seen in twenty years. But Aguilar's raiders, from across the Mexican border, denied him the opportunity, killing her and taking his granddaughters. Then as Caleb rode in to get them back, guns blazing, it seemed that this explosive rescue mission into Mexico was doomed from the start. But Caleb wouldn't accept defeat lying down. When his guns spoke, men listened or died...

Sharpshooters In The Hills by Ron Watkins
ISBN: 9781444800173
Large Print (Soft Cover) - 200 Pages
Price - £8.99

When map-maker Roger Stone disappears in the Black Hills, Indian territory, sharpshooters McGee and Salmon search for him, seeking a reward. But Stone has been murdered and an Indian attacks McGee. Then Dan the whiskey man and his daughter, Daisy, arrive in Caraton with a mysterious order of whiskey. This could inflame the Indians, resentful of their enforced removal to the reservation. An uprising looms and the duo need all their sharp-shooting skills to survive the gun battles ahead.

Thursday, 18 February 2010

The making of Guns of Ponderosa

Article about the writing of Chuck Tyrell's bhw here :

Part 1

Part 2

Monday, 15 February 2010

Bestsellers at The Book Depository - 15 February

1. Trail of a Hard Man by Chuck Tyrell (Jun 2006)

2. The Man They Couldn't Hang by Scott Connor (April 2007)

3. Brevet Ridge by Abe Dancer (Feb 2007)

4. Misfit Lil Robs the Bank by Chap O'Keefe (30 Sep 2009)

5. Sharpshooter McClure by I.J. Parnham (Jan 2010)

6. Faith and a Fast Gun by Chap O'Keefe (Jan 2010)

7. Freighter's Way by Abe Dancer (Jun 2006)

8. Big Greasewood Add by Caleb Rand (Aug 2004)

9. The Tarnished Star by Jack Martin (Jun 2009)

10. The Short Creek Rustlers by J.D. Ryder (Jul 2009)

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Dales Westerns - February 2010

Black Water Canyon by Jim Bowden
ISBN: 9781842627044
Large Print (Soft Cover) - 192 Pages
Published - 01-02-2010
Price - £ 11.99

When Eugene MacCarthy attempts to take over the ranches and land around Santa Rosa, New Mexico, in his move to rule the territory, he enlists the aid of the Hart gang after their abortive raid on a bank in Colorado. Arson, rustling and double-cross follow in quick succession, with suspicion thrown on Frank McCoy, owner of the Lazy A. His attempt to clear himself, the discovery of gold in Black Water Canyon and the unmasking of Eugene MacCarthy make an exciting, fast-moving tale of the West.

The Man They Couldn't Hang by Scott Connor
ISBN: 9781842627129
Large Print (Soft Cover) - 208 Pages
Published - 01-02-2010
Price - £ 11.99

Marshal Lincoln Hawk rode into Independence hell-bent on finding the man who had gunned down his old friend Sheriff Ben Pringle, but within hours of arriving in town the saloon burns down, a businessman loses everything in a crooked poker game and Lincoln is fighting to save his own life against an unknown assailant. He suspects that one man may be responsible for all these incidents and that an old photograph might just hold the key to uncovering who he is. The trouble is, all the evidence points to the culprit being a man who was hanged ten years ago!

Friday, 12 February 2010

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

The making of The Guns of Ponderosa

Chuck Tyrell's new blog The Outlaw Trail looks at the writing of his latest BHW at The Outlaw Trail

Monday, 8 February 2010

An Interview with Chuck Tyrell

Black Horse Weekend article

Bestsellers on Amazon - 8 February

1. Small-town Gun by Dan Claymaker (Hardcover - 31 Dec 2001)
From £0.99

2. Shot Gold by Abe Dancer (Hardcover - 29 Feb 2004)
From £0.33

3. Misfit Lil Robs the Bank by Chap O'Keefe (Hardcover - 30 Sep 2009)
From £7.30

4. Spurs of the Spectre by Rory Black (Hardcover - 30 Jan 2001)
From £2.85

5. Sharpshooter McClure by I.J. Parnham (Hardcover - 31 Jan 2010)
From £5.99

6. Big Greasewood by Caleb Rand (Hardcover - 31 Aug 2004)
From £1.55

7. Brevet Ridge by Abe Dancer (Hardcover - 28 Feb 2007)
From £1.13

8. Death Song by Abe Dancer (Hardcover - 31 Oct 2003)
From £0.01

9. Freighter's Way by Abe Dancer (Hardcover - 30 Jun 2006)
From £0.49

10. Glass Law by Caleb Rand (Hardcover - 25 Jun 1999)
From £0.79

Sunday, 7 February 2010

The Black Horse Community

Black Horse Weekend article


Black Horse Extra - #17

Latest issue available here

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Friday, 5 February 2010

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Iron Eyes

Ray Foster discusses the Black Horse bounty hunter at Broken Trails

An interview with David Whitehead

BH Weekend #5