Thursday, 31 March 2011

Black Horse Westerns - March 2011

The Skull of Iron Eyes by Rory Black

In a remote forested valley six miners, led by the once famous magician Will Hayes, strike pay dirt. As it turns out, a fortune in golden nuggets is hidden throughout the length of the dense landscape, waiting to be gathered up and taken back to civilization. A small isolated tribe of natives are the miners' only obstacle but Hayes has a dastardly plan. All goes well for Hayes and his ruthless followers until they make the mistake of killing a child and casting her body into the river. What none of the miners realize is that the body will be found by the infamous bounty hunter Iron Eyes. He vows to discover who killed the little girl and he won't stop until he sees justice done.

Strangers Move On by Ryan Bodie

It was mid-summer in Colorado when gunfighter Clay Bodie rode into town with the sunrise, searching for peace.

But wild Big Ben was not a peaceful town - until Bodie chose to stay on and make it so - not matter what it cost in gunsmoke....

Stand-Off at Copper Town by Scott Connor

When Nathan Palmer and Jeff Morgan save Patrick Hilton's life, the delighted old prospector lets them join him on a mission to reclaim a gold nugget he left buried in an abandoned mine tunnel. But their quest goes awry when they reach the location only to find that it is now in the middle of bustling mine at Copper Town. The three men are already facing a race against time to find the gold before the tunnel re-opens, and their situation worsens when a gunslinger arrives to stake his claim for the nugget with hot lead. Now a stand-off develops - one in which the victors' prize will be the gold and the losers' fate will be a trip to Boot Hill...

Valley of the Guns by Rick Dalmas

Zack Clay was a quiet man looking for a quiet life. He hadn't reckoned on Dutch Haas, Burt Helidon and sundry gunfighters brought in by these two range-grabbers coming to hassle him. Clay met fists and boots with the same, gunsmoke with gunsmoke. In the end, they hung a badge on him. That was when things really hotted up in Benbow. But they all made the same mistake, these hustlers, gunslingers, and wild trail-men - these townsmen who put dollars before citizens. They found out the hard way that Zack Clay was also stubborn - and he would never go down without a fight.

Killer Chase by John Davage

It was supposed to be a simple bank robbery until a nervous member of Wolf Cotton's gang shot the bank manager, thereby rousing half the people of Suta Springs. Wolf and Ab Cooper were killed during the getaway while Curtis Jordan managed to disappear into the back streets. But Drew Hudson, the trigger-happy gang's newest member, got away clean - and with the loot! When Drew doesn't bring the money he owes the others to their pre-arranged meeting-point, an enraged Curtis vows to find and kill him. Meanwhile, Deputy Danny Ridge is more interested in discovering the identity of the person who gave Wolf Cotton the key to the bank's back door. Who will get their comeuppance first? One thing's for sure: the chase is on.

The Long Hunt by Alan Irwin

Texas Ranger Dan Kennedy is in Amarillo when he hears that his young nephew, Jamie, has been kidnapped from the Rocking K Ranch owned by Dan's father. When the culprits turn out to be the Morgan gang, Dan vows to hunt them down and bring Jamie safely home. He heads south with ex-ranger and expert tracker Josh Brennan but the Morgan gang soon become aware of their pursuers, leaving Dan and Josh vulnerable to attack. Can they survive this formidable threat and bring Jamie home alive?

Hard Road to Holford by by Greg Mitchell

The stagecoach run from Muddy Creek to Holford should have been an easy one. But since one of the passengers is being hunted by a Mexican revolutionary colonel who was swindled in an arms deal, things are unlikely to be that simple. - Forced to abandon their coach, the travellers must experience many dangers before they reach their destination - and even then their safety is by no means guaranteed.

Last Reckoning for the Presidio Kid by Emmett Stone

A stagecoach robbery and a train explosion announce the sudden return of the elusive Presidio Kid. Hardly anything is known about the Kid and what triggered these events remains a mystery. In an isolated mountain cabin, Clugh Bendix is nursing a gun wound to the leg, vowing to find out who shot him and why. His journey takes him to the volatile Texas borderlands: right to the heart of the mystery of the Presidio Kid. For Bendix, the mystery becomes a battle and he must rely on his wits and his guns to survive. Long-buried secrets and an unexpected romance are revealed, but what will his fate be when the explosive showdown arrives?

Monday, 28 March 2011

Bestsellers on Amazon - 28 March

1. Satan's Gun by Bill Williams (Hardcover - 30 Mar 2007)
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2. The Black Horse Westerns: Collection No. 1 by Abe Dancer, Dean Edwards, Tyler Hatch and Scott Connor (Kindle Edition - 1 Jan 2011) - Kindle eBook
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3. Last Reckoning for the Presidio Kid by Emmett Stone (Hardcover - 31 Mar 2011)
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4. Revenge by Fire by Bill Williams (Hardcover - 30 Nov 2009)
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5. Iron Eyes Makes War by Rory Black (Hardcover - 30 Oct 2009)
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6. Scar County Showdown by Elliot Long (Hardcover - 28 Feb 2011)
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7. Gun Law by Lee Walker (Hardcover - 31 Dec 2009)
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8. Coyote Falls by Colin Bainbridge (Hardcover - 28 Feb 2011)
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9. The Tarnished Star by Jack Martin (Hardcover - 30 Jun 2009)
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10. Ambush at Lakota Crossing by Terrell L. Bowers (Hardcover - 31 Jan 2011)
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Thursday, 24 March 2011

Linford Westerns - March 2011

High Mountain Stand-Off by John C. Danner

ISBN: 9781444805864
Large Print (Soft Cover) - 272 Pages
Published - 01-03-2011
Price - £ 8.99

The only thing Sam Harper knew about himself was his skill with a gun. His past was a blank, his future unknown. Then he met the beautiful and wealthy Virginia Maitland whose life was under threat from unseen enemies - she desperately needed his help to find answers. Together they rode a dangerous trail, battling the raging elements as well as their would-be assassins. Only the crash of gunfire would determine the outcome in a final showdown.

Showdown At Bonawa by Alan Irwin

ISBN: 9781444805871
Large Print (Soft Cover) - 224 Pages
Published - 01-03-2011
Price - £ 8.99

Brothers Jake and Ward Bannister run the Diamond B cattle ranch in Colorado. Ward goes missing after he goes to buy horses from the Circle Dot ranch in New Mexico. Jake finds Ward's body buried between Deano in the Texas Panhandle and the Circle Dot - murdered by Craven's men, outlaws operating from the Box C ranch nearby, who had also killed Marian Redford's father. Together, Jake and Marian set out to bring the gang to justice, but can they possibly succeed?

Time To Kill by Lee Lejeune

ISBN: 9781444805888
Large Print (Soft Cover) - 296 Pages
Published - 01-03-2011
Price - £ 8.99

Ten years after the Civil War, ex Confederate soldier Nat Jordan returns by railroad to his home near Kansas City. But so-called Quantrill raiders hold up the train. Their leader, Captain Coulter, recognises Jordan as a fellow Confederate, which leads to complications. Pinkerton agent McGill suspects Nat is in cahoots with the raiders, and tragedy strikes at the Jordan homestead. Who actually is on the side of the law? Because it's time to kill, but who will die?

The Tarnished Star by Jack Martin

ISBN: 9781444805895
Large Print (Soft Cover) - 256 Pages
Published - 01-03-2011
Price - £ 8.99

Sheriff Cole Masters just wants to raise a family with the woman he loves. But upholding the law, when guns rule, is a dangerous business. When Cole arrests a rancher's son for the murder of a saloon girl, the father will do anything to free his son. And soon the lawman is on the run for murder - chased by two gunmen. The rancher wants Masters dead - but blood will run as Cole Masters attempts to reclaim his tarnished star.

Bad Day In Babylon by Clayton Nash

ISBN: 9781444805901
Large Print (Soft Cover) - 248 Pages
Published - 01-03-2011
Price - £ 8.99

After seven years of marriage to Steve Bannister, Linda discovers that she really doesn't know her husband at all. Thinking she's comfortably settled, with a suitable lifestyle in a good town, she now must face moving on - at any time. It would be sudden - in the middle of the night, or during a meal, such is the threat of danger. Steve's past is catching up with him...the only way it can be stopped is with a smoking gun.

Misfit Lil Cheats The Hangrope by Chap O'Keefe

ISBN: 9781444805918
Large Print (Soft Cover) - 240 Pages
Published - 01-03-2011
Price - £ 8.99

Misfit Lil was riding for a fall. She'd chosen to intervene in the fortunes of a wagon train of emigrants, incompetently led by erstwhile outlaw, Luke Reiner, their guide. Lil's first mistake was to save a bunch of children when the wagons were caught in a blizzard, then to enlist Jackson Farraday's assistance. This only resulted in a bloody fight with Reiner. Lil's interventions have serious consequences when Jackson is accused of murder. Can she save him from hanging?

Monday, 21 March 2011

Bestsellers on - 21 March

1. The Black Horse Westerns: Collection No. 1 by Abe Dancer, Dean Edwards, Tyler Hatch and Scott Connor (Jan 1, 2011) - Kindle eBook
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2. Ambush at Lokota Crossing by Terrell L. Bowers (Jan 2011)
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3. The Black Mountain Dutchman by Steve Ritchie (Jan 1, 2011)
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4. High Gun at Surlock by Terrell L. Bowers (Jan 2006)
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5. Warrick's Battle by Terrell L. Bowers (Jul 31, 2007)
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6. Raking Hell by Lee Clinton (Feb 2011)
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7. Galvanized Yankee by Mark Bannerman (Apr 29, 2001)
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8. Trail of the Burned Man by Thomas McNulty (Feb 1, 2010)
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9. Caleb Blood by P. McCormac (Jan 1, 2011)
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10. Shoot-Out at San Lorenzo by Henry Remington (Feb 1, 2010)
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Friday, 18 March 2011

Two more Chris Scott Wilson BHWs re-issued.

On 28th March 2011, Boson Books of Raleigh, North Carolina USA releases the next two titles of their exclusive six ebook contract with the Saltburn by the Sea author Chris Scott Wilson to be distributed worldwide. Both westerns, in The Copper City, Quantro’s fans can follow the next step of his story where he learns what ‘Fire in the hole’ really means. A tale of a completely different kind is Desperadoes. Bad guys are bad guys. Right? Wrong. There’s no such thing as all black. No such thing as all white. And no such thing as all good or all bad. The truth is many shades of grey. Sometimes the good guys can be the bad guys. And the bad guys? Sometimes they can be, well, nearly good. When bounty hunter Preacher Creech oversteps the line, the desperadoes he’s hunting stop in their tracks and instead become the hunters.

A spokesman for Boson Publishers says, “We feel the Western genre is undergoing somewhat of a renaissance due to the success of the movie True Grit, justifying our decision to reissue six of Chris’ westerns in the new ebook formats. Westerns are not just popular in America , but also worldwide for their gritty realism.”

Chris Scott Wilson explains, “As a writer, I want every reader to smell that thin sheen of oil on their fingers after cleaning a Colt or sniff the gunsmoke after they’ve squeezed the trigger. I want them to hear the empty brass cartridges as they scatter or the jangle of spurs and clomping of boots on the boardwalk, the rattle of bit between a horse’s teeth. I want them to slide a foot in the stirrup and grunt as they heave themselves up into the saddle, and to experience the motion of that live animal beneath them as the sun beats in their faces and the wind claws their hair. I want them to relish every moment as they come along with me on that exhilarating ride into an adventure.” Chris pauses. “What I really want is a new generation of readers to discover the excitement of the Old West, and they’ll then share the secret the rest of us already know.”

The Copper City and Desperadoes by Chris Scott Wilson are available now from Amazon, W.H. Smith and other leading online retailers. To read sample chapters, please visit Boson Books website: then choose Fiction, Westerns. Or visit Chris’ own website:

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Dales Westerns - March 2011

Death In The Canyon by Jim A. Nelson

ISBN: 9781842627921
Large Print (Soft Cover) - 256 Pages
Published - 01-03-2011
Price - £ 11.99

In Montana, Big Sky Country, the threat of a ranch war over a new breed of cattle hung over The Leaning B and the DR ranches. Bloodshed was the last thing on everyone's mind but nevertheless blood was spilt. Hired gunman Wes Calhoun soon found himself elevated as co-owner of The Leaning B, and that's when the real trouble began. Fists flew and lead kissed the air as the threatened ranch war grew ever closer. Calhoun soon became the target of death threats from mystery quarters but the question was, could he survive the bloody struggle?

Trail To Sedalia by Kirk Ford

ISBN: 9781842628232
Large Print (Soft Cover) - 208 Pages
Published - 01-03-2011
Price - £ 11.99

When Jed Masters rides into Chrystal City, he finds a mystery surrounding the death of his friend which he is determined to solve. This results in him taking over as trail boss for a herd made up by small ranchers who are dependent on its successful sale in Sedalia. Troubles beset him on the trail, and he finally sees a connection with an unexpected quarter. Proving this is another matter, and how Jed does this in the face of false accusations make the trail to Sedalia an exciting ride.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Black Horse writer caught up in the Japan disaster

Keith Souter at the West Uist Chronicle reports that Japan-based writer Charles Whipple (Chuck Tyrell) is alive and well.

More details in Charles' own words at The Outlaw Trail.

Monday, 14 March 2011

Bestsellers on Amazon - 14 March

1. Gun Law by Lee Walker (Hardcover - 31 Dec 2009)
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2. The Black Horse Westerns: Collection No. 1 by Abe Dancer, Dean Edwards, Tyler Hatch and Scott Connor (Kindle Edition - 1 Jan 2011) - Kindle eBook
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3. Coyote Falls by Colin Bainbridge (Hardcover - 28 Feb 2011)
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4. The Tarnished Star by Jack Martin (Hardcover - 30 Jun 2009)
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5. Hell Comes to Town by Derek Taylor (Hardcover - 31 May 2002)
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6. Ambush at Lakota Crossing by Terrell L. Bowers (Hardcover - 31 Jan 2011)
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7. Twin Rivers by John D. Nesbitt (Hardcover - 30 Nov 2010)
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8. Arkansas Smith by Jack Martin (Hardcover - 31 Mar 2010)
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9. The Devil's Left Hand by J.D. Kincaid (Hardcover - 31 Aug 2006)
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10. Brevet Ridge by Abe Dancer (Hardcover - 28 Feb 2007)
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Thursday, 10 March 2011

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

More Chris Scott Wilson BHWs re-released

Following the release of Double Mountain Crossing by Chris Scott Wilson, Boson Books of Raleigh, North Carolina USA announces the release of the next two titles of their exclusive six ebook contract with the author to be distributed world-wide. Both rooted in the old West, The Quantro Story is a hard tale of revenge, while in The Fight at Hueco Tanks a band of renegade Apaches break out of the San Carlos Reservation, pursued by the U.S. Cavalry.

Well-known western author Randy D. Smith writes of The Fight At Hueco Tanks, “Wilson credibly depicts the mind-set, fears, and prejudices of both the white and Native American cultures during the turbulent Apache wars era of the 19th Century,” and adds, “If you want to read an intriguing story of the West with a touch of realism and a bunch of adventure, The Fight at Hueco Tanks is well worth your time.” Reviewer Mary Williams states more simply, “The author is a novelist and he knows how to tell a story...”

Chris Scott Wilson himself says. “I’ve been out to what was the frontier, and it took tough and resilient men, and of course women, who did whatever they had to in order to survive, to carve out a life and build a future for their children. It can be a harsh and unforgiving land out there in the west.”

A spokesman for Boson Publishers said, “We believe Westerns have been much neglected of late, and unlike any other form of American fiction, they vividly portray the hardships and challenges Americans faced and conquered in founding this wonderful nation. They are stories which deserve to be told.”

The Fight at Hueco Tanks & The Quantro Story by Chris Scott Wilson are available now from Amazon and other leading on-line retailers. To read sample chapters, please visit Boson Books website : then choose Fiction, Westerns.

Monday, 7 March 2011

Bestsellers at The Book Depository - 7 March

1. Twin Rivers by John D. Nesbitt (Nov 2010)

2. Arkansas Smith by Jack Martin (Mar 2010)

3. Pack Rat by Colin Bainbridge (Oct 2010)

4. Massacre at Bluff Point by I. J. Parnham (Jul 2007)

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

6. Coyote Falls by Colin Bainbridge (Feb 2011)

7. Fool's Play by Carl Williams (Dec 2010)

8. Long Shadows by Terry James (May 2009)

9. Rangeland Justice by Rob Hill (Jul 2010)

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

Friday, 4 March 2011

Steve Ritchie rides again

Fans of Steve's acclaimed first Black Horse Western The Black Mountain Dutchman will be pleased to hear that his second western novel Sabina's Kid will see print in 2012.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011