Monday, 30 January 2012

Bestsellers on Amazon - 30 January

1. The Black Horse Westerns: Collection No. 1 by Abe Dancer, Dean Edwards, Tyler Hatch and Scott Connor (1 Jan 2011) - Kindle eBook
Available for download £6.86

2. The Kansas Fast Gun by Arthur Kent (31 Oct 2011) - Kindle eBook
Available for download £2.86

3. Gunhawk by John Long (31 Oct 2011) - Kindle eBook
Available for download £2.86

4. The Gallows Gang by I.J Parnham (30 Dec 2011) - Kindle eBook
Available for download £2.86

5. Dragonfire Trail by Hank J. Kirby (31 Aug 2009)
From £1.83

6. Cannon for Hire by Doug Thorne (29 Apr 2011)
From £8.25

7. The Killing Time by Logan Winters (30 Sep 2011)
From £7.84

8. Raking Hell by Lee Clinton (28 Feb 2011)
From £11.93

9. Jake Rains by Tony Masero (30 Nov 2011)
From £9.12

10. Captain Talbot's Reckoning by A. Doran Leishman (31 Oct 2011)
From £9.12

Monday, 16 January 2012

Howard Hopkins (1961 - 2012)

Howard (aka Lance Howard) died Jan. 12, 2012. According to Windy City Con founder Doug Ellis, "apparently he suffered heart failure while walking home in the snow, one month after his 50th birthday on December 12."

Comments can be posted on Howard's Facebook page here while his obituary and details about the service can be found here.

I considered Howard to be a good friend and I struggle to know what to say, but plenty of tributes are now being posted on-line. The first can be found at:


Western Fiction Review.

Tainted Archive.

Matthew Mayo.


All Pulp.

Laurie Powers.

Bobby Nash.

Bad Girls.

New Pulp.

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Review of No Coward by Lee Clinton

After really enjoying Lee Clinton’s first BHW, Raking Hell, I was very much looking forward to this, his second book, which has taken just under a year to appear, was it worth the wait...?

Read more at Western Fiction Review.

Saturday, 14 January 2012

E-BHWs - January 2012

Track Down the Devil by Greg Mitchell

Outlaws are plaguing the Santa Rosa area and Marshal Tim Cleary is sent there to investigate the theft of military rifles. He joins forces with Sheriff Lou Braga in an attempt to break up the gang and to determine the fate of Red Baxter, the freight company driver moving the rifles. Diaz, a delusional Mexican goat herder, claims to have seen the bandit leader and believes him to be the Devil. Now the two lawmen must try to decipher Diaz's terrified ravings and weave their way through false trails and desperate situations before they finally track unmask the Devil and bring retribution.

Available on and

Saddle Tramps by Owen G. Irons

When you work with a man, ride with him, eat the same food and even love the same woman, you are loyal to him. That was the way Corey Keogh had always believed it should be. But when his gun-happy partner, Andy Givens, turned killer and set his sights on robbing banks and then tried to force his unwanted attentions on Corey's one love, Marly Pierce, the day of reckoning was at hand. With Andy's gold-lust out of control and his desire for Marly unabated, the time comes when friend must turn against friend, even if only guns can sever the bond between them.

Available on and

The Gallows Gang by I. J. Parnham

After escaping en route to their appointment with the gallows, eight condemned men led by Javier Rodriguez blazed a trail of destruction. Wherever they went, the Gallows Gang left behind swinging bodies as a reminder of the fate they had avoided. Four men set out to bring them to justice, but the prison guard Shackleton Frost and Marshal Kurt McLynn both blamed the other for the prisoners having escaped. All they could agree on is that they didn't trust Nathaniel McBain. Wrongly condemned himself, the Gallows Gang held the key to proving Nathaniel's innocence. None of them knew what demons drove the enigmatic man known only as The Preacher. Can this mismatched group put aside their personal feuds for long enough to end the Gallows Gang's reign of terror?

Available on and

Gun for Revenge by Steve Hayes

While hiding out in Mexico Gabriel Moonlight is confronted by Ellen Kincaide, a novice nun who begs him to revenge the death of her sister and Gabriel's former girlfriend, Cally. He refuses to help, knowing if he returns to New Mexico he will be hung for his crimes as the outlaw Mesquite Jennings. Later, Gabriel learns Ellen has been kidnapped by bandits and now sets out to rescue her. With a change of heart he also promises to kill the man who murdered Cally. But when he discovers the identity of the murderer Gabriel knows that to exact retribution means almost certain death. Even so, a promise is a promise.

Available on and

Friday, 13 January 2012

Johnny Dead comes to Ebook

From out of the past come the roaring guns of a man long thought dead. Is he ghost or man?

Johnny Dead by Howard Hopkins is now available in Kindle and Nook. Formerly a Black Horse Western published under the penname Lance Howard, this new edition carries a brand new cover...

More details at Dark Bits.

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

E-BHWs - December 2011

Trail to Fort Laramie by Jack Edwardes

Jack Latimer has been sheriff since he stopped off at Beaver Creek, keen to put the horrors of the War behind him. For ten years he's been content to collect taxes, chase truants back to the schoolroom, and throw drunken cowboys out of the saloon on a Saturday night. He's drawn his Navy Colt only to win the annual shooting contest. Then the bridge on the trail to Fort Laramie is put out of action. Beaver Creek explodes. Hired killers arrive in the town. A strong-minded woman prompts the wrath of an all powerful rancher. There are gunfights and murder, and Latimer finds himself the target of ruthless men. If he's to survive he'll need to think fast and shoot straight.

Available on and

Viva the Brazos Kid! by Frank Longfellow

Bill Watson is not the luckiest of men. First he finds himself accused of robbery and murder. Then he is kidnapped by the gang who actually committed these crimes and gets framed for a further series of bank raids. As if that weren't enough, he incurs the hatred and jealousy of the meanest of the bunch and a determined and able lawman is on his track. It will be a miracle if Bill can escape with his life never mind his liberty. But then nothing is impossible for the man who comes to be known throughout the West under just one legendary name - the Brazos Kid!

Available on and

Drummond Takes a Hand by Alan Irwin

When Sheriff Will Drummond's brother Clint is tortured and murdered by outlaw Luke Brent, Will quits his job and sets out to find the killer. Learning that Brent's father, Eli, owns a ranch in a valley in Wyoming, he rides there in the hope of finding his quarry. He discovers that Eli Brent is mounting an operation of force all the homesteaders to leave the valley to make room for more of his own cattle. Will decides to take a hand, but can he possibly succeed in his twofold task of lifting the threat to the homesteaders and bringing his brother's killer to justice?

Available on and

Shadow Man by Andrew McBride

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 vengeful posses determined to see him hang.

Available on and

The Chicanery of Paco Ibanez by John Sheriff

Marshal Thornton Wilde takes delivery of two prisoners one of whom is the son he hasn't seen for 20 years! Then, just hours later, there is a jail break with the marshal 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 is there that the amazing truth is revealed and justice meted out.

Available on and

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 Comanches. Trouble was brewing on the staked plains of Texas and Hennessy, who was no stranger to it, quickly found himself right in the middle of a full scale Indian war. But gun-swift though he was, would even he survive the killing to come?

Available on and

Monday, 9 January 2012

Bestsellers on Amazon - 9 January

1. Jake Rains by Tony Masero (Hardcover - 30 Nov 2011)
From £9.12

2. The Black Horse Westerns: Collection No. 1 by Abe Dancer, Dean Edwards, Tyler Hatch and Scott Connor (Kindle Edition - 1 Jan 2011)
Buy: £6.86

3. Captain Talbot's Reckoning by A. Doran Leishman (Hardcover - 31 Oct 2011)
From £9.12

4. Trail to Fort Laramie by Jack Edwardes (Kindle Edition - 30 Dec 2011)
Buy: £2.86

5. The Ballad of Delta Rose by Jack Martin (Hardcover - 29 Jul 2011)
From £8.51

6. Arizona Pay-Off (Black Horse Western) by Duke Patterson (Kindle Edition - 31 Oct 2011)
Buy: £2.86

7. The Kansas Fast Gun (Black Horse Western) by Arthur Kent (Kindle Edition - 31 Oct 2011)
Buy: £2.86

8. Gunhawk (Black Horse Western) by John Long (Kindle Edition - 31 Oct 2011)
Buy: £2.86

9. Viva the Brazos Kid! by Frank Longfellow (Kindle Edition - 30 Dec 2011)
Buy: £3.19

10. Trail of the Burned Man (Black Horse Western) by Thomas McNulty (Hardcover - 30 Nov 2009)
From £0.50

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Review of Gunsmoke over New Mexico by Dale Graham

Dale Graham, who also writes under the pseudonym of Ethan Flagg, has written another fast paced and exciting story in this, his nineteenth book. The tale really shows how the press can be as much of a problem as the events it reports on...

Read more at Western Fiction Review.