Saturday, 30 January 2010

Lance Howard spills the Beans

BH Weekend #1

Over the course of the weekend 30-31 January around 100 posts are appearing on the Tainted Archive that will be of interest to Black Horse Western readers. Some items are original new material, some are reprints and some are not specifically related to the Black Horse series. I will be providing links over the next few weeks to the items that are new and which are purely Black Horse related.

First up, an interview with Lance Howard - Part 1, Part 2

Friday, 29 January 2010

The Black Horse Western weekend

The weekend of a hundred Black Horse related posts is underway now at Tainted Archive

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Black Horse Westerns - January 2010

Faith and a Fast Gun by Chap O'Keefe

Riding into trouble was a habit with ex-Pinkerton detective Joshua Dillard and his sentimental journey to a mission graveyard in Texas proved no exception. Guns blazed and chips flew off the headstones as he intervened to save a girl called Faith from the clutches of Lyte Grumman and his gunhawks. Joshua learned that Grumman was a ruthless cattle baron who'd lost a thousand head of longhorns in what he reckoned was a rigged poker game. Grumman was intent on recouping his loss, whatever it took...Buying in on Faith's behalf, Joshua soon found his skills with a Colt Peacemaker to no avail against superior numbers and a deadly tangle of inopportune passions and double-cross. Then a grim past and a frightful present turned Faith's hand insanely against all men!

Sharpshooter McClure by IJ Parnham

Mike McClure had been a deputy sheriff for only a week when U.S. Marshal Jesse Cole recruited him for a dangerous undercover mission to infiltrate the hired guns who were harassing the homesteaders of Harmony. But in a dreadful night of bloody carnage the mission ended in failure and with the marshal dead, Mike had to flee for his life. To escape from the gunslingers on his trail, Mike holed up with Brandon Webb's "Wild West Show" where he assumed a new identity. But no matter how successful he became in his new life, Mike could never forget the terrible events he had witnessed. One day he must return to Harmony and call upon all his gun skills to bring the guilty parties to grim justice.

Border Fury by Corba Sunman

Buck Starrett, Texas ranger, had a reputation for fast shooting and a determination to win against overwhelming odds. He was optimistic when he took a novice ranger to Adobe Flat on the Mexican border, but he was unaware that the grim set-up that awaited them would be his toughest challenge yet. When they plunged into an all-out war with Mexican rustlers operating on both sides of the border, Starrett discovered that this desperate situation was only half the problem facing him. He would have to shoot his way into the crooked situation enveloping Adobe Flat before he could even begin to overcome the criminal element and shoot his way out again.

Dead Man's Guns by Logan Winters

The killer Frank Lavender was dead, so how could it be that he was involved in a gunfight at Hoyt's Camp, a logging town along Wyoming's Snake River? Either Lavender had found a way to cheat Death or it was someone else using the gunman's name. Lyle Colbert didn't like it either way for Frank Lavender, or whoever it was, had come to town to destroy Lyle Colbert, supposedly out of love for the pretty Tess Bright. It wasn't certain if Tess reciprocated the gunman's love, but it did not matter for she would have no time to make up her mind. Colbert was determined to kill Frank Lavender. Again.

Quinn's Last Run by Owen G Irons

The stage to Yuma was down and the Jicarilla Apaches were attacking. The driver had been killed and only Tom Quinn now stood between the renegades and the young blonde woman travelling with him. The arrival of Sheriff Mike Hancock appears to ease the crisis but, in fact, complicates matters even further. Hancock is escorting a murderer to Yuma Prison and now Quinn must take him aboard the coach as well. Pressed into service, Quinn must drive the stagecoach across a hundred miles of dangerous country, rife with Indians, infested by border raiders and complicated by the arrival of the one particular passenger. This is no way to begin a career as a stage driver, and the question hovers ominously - is this to be Quinn's first run or his last?

To Die this Day by Clint Ryker

The rich and powerful Traffords are both proud and relieved when their eldest son, Tom, returns home safely to the family ranch after the war. When his wartime partner and hero, Clayton Grady, shows up too, the homecoming celebrations rock the county. How could veteran Grady know that this seemingly happy event would in time tear his family apart and lead to a nightmare of deceit, suspicion and bloody murder, as horrific as anything he had encountered during the war...

Dynamite Daze by Ethan Flagg

Outlaw Duke Santee stumbles across the opportunity of a lifetime when he meets a sacked railroad employee who wants to get even with the Company. Never one to pass up a golden opportunity, the gang boss offers to help him rob the Flagstaff Flyer. Unfortunately, the plan backfires as Santee has little experience of using the high explosives which destroy the train's express car as well as its payroll shipment. However, all is not lost, for a newspaper reveals that a dynamite man called Lee Jago is being transferred to Yuma prison by wagon. Santee wastes no time in organising a rescue mission, but that is only the beginning of the troubles that will ultimately bring Santee to justice.

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Bestsellers on Amazon - 25 January

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

2. Guns Up by Ernest Haycox (Hardcover - 30 Jun 1994)
From £7.99

3. Six for Laramie! by Rick Dalmas (Hardcover - 31 Dec 2009)
From £11.51

4. The Short Creek Rustlers by J.D. Ryder (Hardcover - 31 Jul 2009)
From £7.31

5. Blood Hunt by Robert Dyer (Hardcover - Jan 1994)
From £3.40

6. Mail Order Bride by Frank Fields (Hardcover - May 1997)
From £2.82

7. A Rider of the High Mesa by Ernest Haycox (Hardcover - Feb 1994)
From £3.95

8. The Avenging Angel by Rory Black (Hardcover - 30 Nov 1999)
From £4.90

9. Spurs of the Spectre by Rory Black (Hardcover - 30 Jan 2001)
From £2.84

10. Trail of the Burned Man by Thomas McNulty (Hardcover - 30 Nov 2009)
From £10.82

Friday, 22 January 2010

Linford Westerns - January 2010

Die This Day by Dempsey Clay
ISBN: 9781847829627
Large Print (Soft Cover) - 240 Pages
Published - 01-01-2010
Price - £ 8.99

When their troubled town was again without a peace officer to enforce the law, the citizens agreed on what must be done: forget the cost and hire a town-tamer. The famed marshal seemed to meet all their requirements - until the day gun hell erupted again. The town looked confidently to their hero to deal with the trouble - while only the marshal himself realized that this town - and this adversary - might prove the one to put him in his grave.

The Avengers Of San Pedro by Edwin Derek

ISBN: 9781847829634
Large Print (Soft Cover) - 208 Pages
Published - 01-01-2010
Price - £ 8.99

In Texas renegades attack San Pedro, a Mexican settlement, massacring its inhabitants. Brad Miller pursues them into New Mexico, but then a storm forces him to shelter in a ranch owned by Jane Latham. Jane is caught up in a feud between the Bar Zero ranch and the Blackwash silver mine. When a range war breaks out involving the renegades, can Brad, aided by a deadly gunman, bring justice to New Mexico, where the only law is the six-gun?

Divided Loyalties by Ethan Flagg

ISBN: 9781847829641
Large Print (Soft Cover) - 240 Pages
Published - 01-01-2010
Price - £ 8.99

Outlaw gang leader Curly Ben Clovis hears of shipments of silver stored at Hashknife in southern Colorado. He sends his lieutenant, Jim Kane, to suss out the best way of seizing the silver. When Kane is mistaken for the new lawman he assumes the guise of Marshal Jonas Kelly in order to secretly organize the robbery. But then he becomes embroiled in a dilemma where he is forced to make choices that will lead to double-dealing and bloodshed.

Coyote Deadly by Lance Howard

ISBN: 9781847829658
Large Print (Soft Cover) - 232 Pages
Published - 01-01-2010
Price - £ 8.99

When the Chulo brothers sweep into the town of Thanody, all hell breaks loose. Marshal James Tredder calls in old friend and manhunter Josh Dellin to track down the vicious killers known as the Prairie Wolves. As the West runs scarlet with blood, Josh is forced to confront a powerful landowner, protecting his guilty sons' brutal raids, whilst struggling to protect the life of a beautiful young woman who's the only witness to their foul deeds.

Blast To Oblivion by Chap O'keefe

ISBN: 9781847829665
Large Print (Soft Cover) - 240 Pages
Published - 01-01-2010
Price - £ 8.99

Fifteen years in a penitentiary had warped his mind, and Zach Skann came to Denver toting a deadly 12-gauge Greener shotgun... His victim, mines investor Ryan Bennett, had been responsible for his incarceration and his comrades' hangings. Subsequently, gun-for-hire Joshua Dillard was summoned by Bennett's sister Flora to seek the truth about her brother's murder. To clear up the accusations and trickery, Joshua rode to a mining-town hell-hole. There the trail of inquiry became a trail of more blood!

Lanigan And The Silent Mourner by Ronald Martin Wade
ISBN: 9781847829672
Large Print (Soft Cover) - 240 Pages
Published - 01-01-2010
Price - £ 8.99

Shawnee Lanigan is a half-breed man-hunter. He's commissioned by a grieving grandfather to track down Marsh Kennebec, who murdered the old man's daughter and her husband. However, Lanigan finds himself fighting for his life against outlaws and corrupt lawmen attempting to bar his path. He finds the killer but, outnumbered and outgunned, he's soon standing trial for his life before a jury of desperados. If convicted, he will hang. If found innocent, he faces a duel to the death.

Monday, 18 January 2010

Bestsellers at The Book Depository - 18 January

1. Trail of the Burned Man By Thomas McNulty - Nov 2009

2. McRae's Last Trail By Terry Murphy - Nov 2009

3. Hideout By Eugene Clifton - Mar 2007

4. Iron Eyes Makes War By Rory Black - Oct 2009

5. Misfit Lil Robs the Bank By Chap O'Keefe - Sep 2009

6. Blood Creek By Lance Howard - Apr 2008

7. The Tarnished Star By Jack Martin - Jun 2009

8. A Colt for the Kid By John Saunders - Oct 2009

9. Shootout at Fischer's Crossing By Daniel Rockfern- Aug 2007

10. Massacre in Madison By Daniel Rockfern - Dec 2006

Friday, 15 January 2010

Dales Westerns - January 2010

Viva The Brazos Kid! by Frank Longfellow

ISBN: 9781842627136
Large Print (Soft Cover) - 192 Pages
Published - 01-01-2010
Genre - Western
Price - £ 11.99

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 known throughout the West under just one legendary name - the Brazos Kid!

Return Of The Bounty Hunter by Ron Watkins

ISBN: 9781842627143
Large Print (Soft Cover) - 192 Pages
Published - 01-01-2010
Genre - Western
Price - £ 11.99

Ben Daley returns to Alderton after an absence of five years. He hopes to join his family and lead a peaceful life, but his past soon catches up with him. The Collins gang seeks revenge for Ben's activities as a bounty hunter and an attractive young lady, Miss Weller, is caught up in this web of killing. She wishes to return to her family in Boston, but is forced to stay by the events that transpire. Will Ben's skill as a bounty hunter help to save him, or will the final shoot-out decide whether he has collected his last bounty?

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Monday, 11 January 2010

Bestselling Linford Westerns on Amazon - 11 January

Linford Westerns this week:

1. Battle of the Guns by Thomas Kelly and Norman A. Lazenby (Paperback - 1 Jan 2004)
Buy new: £8.99
14 from £0.01

2. Framed in Guilt by Lester Davidston (Paperback - 1 April 2004)
Buy new: £8.99
9 from £0.01

3. Darrow's Word by Gillian F. Taylor (Paperback - 1 Sep 2002)
10 from £1.52

4. Edge of the Badlands by Lance Hayden (Paperback - 1 April 2004)
10 from £0.01

5. Railroaded! by Mark Bannerman (Paperback - May 2003)
11 from £0.01

6. A Gunfight Too Many by Chap O'Keefe (Paperback - Jun 2009)
2 from £26.57

7. The Judas Hunters by James O. Lowes (Paperback - 1 Sep 2001)
13 from £0.01

8. Starkey's Gold by Newton Ketton (Paperback - 1 Sep 2002)
4 from £0.57

9. Badge of Evil by Andrew Johnston (Paperback - 1 Jun 2006)
1 from £7.99

10. The Claim-jumpers by Doc Adams (Paperback - 1 May 2002)
7 from £0.01

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Bestsellers on Amazon - 4 January

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

2. Mud City Murders by Frank Fields (Hardcover - 31 Dec 2001)

3. Blood Creek by Lance Howard (Hardcover - 30 April 2008)

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

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

6. Die in the Saddle by Lincoln Drew (Hardcover - 29 Sep 1995)

7. Vulture Gold by Chuck Tyrell (Hardcover - 29 Jul 2005)

8. Lightning Killer by Wes Overland (Hardcover - 30 Jun 2003)

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

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

Sunday, 3 January 2010

Saturday, 2 January 2010