Friday, 30 April 2010

Black Horse Westerns - April 2010

Murdering Wells by Greg Mitchell

When a military deserter robs a mail contractor and leaves him to the mercy of Apache raiders in a remote corner of Arizona, the contractor's brother, Luke Adison, vows to track down those responsible. Soon, the tables turn, however, as Luke is captured by the deserters. Will he manage to escape and avenge his brother, or will he learn the true secret behind the sinisterly named Murdering Wells?

Between the Winds by M.M. Rowan

Kaid McEntyre hates his father with a vengeance and blames him for the life of drudgery the whole family has endured. Nevertheless, when his father is beaten half to death in Flat-Stone Creek, Kaid decides that he deserves some kind of justice. Unfortunately, Kaid must fight for justice alone. Lawman Ned Gorman and local hero Walt Gertz are determined to see Jerem McEntyre dead. But, Kaid decides that the time has come to find out why...

Doc Dryden, Gunslinger by Ted Rushgrove

Clay Dryden, a member of the band of outlaws known as the Sankey gang is challenged to a gunfight by the brother of the gang leader and kills him. But Sankey soon discovers that his brother hadn't any bullets in his revolver so he vows to avenge his brother's death. When Sankey catches up with Clay in the town of Crossville, he discovers that the former outlaw has set up a medical practice. But will the gang leader spare him? With the odds stacked against him, Clay's future as the town's doctor hangs very much in the balance...

Wind Rider by Thomas McNulty

His name is Hank Benteen, but the Sioux call him Wind Rider...When Benteen rides into a Wyoming valley, he saves a homesteader's life and that of his two children, but there's a range war brewing and some of the cowboys are hiding a murderous secret. Suddenly, Benteen finds himself involved in a deadly conflict as he resolves to help the homesteaders against impossible odds. Before long, Benteen finds himself the target of two greedy men intent on murder. Their dream of acquiring land by forcing out the homesteaders has turned into a deadly game and Benteen will need all of his skills as a gunman in order to survive...

By the Gun they Died by Matt James

With seven killers camped on his trail, big Blaize Morgan rode south into Weeping Woman valley. With his superior gun skills and horsemanship, Morgan expected to shake his pursuers quickly, but he soon realises he will be lucky to survive the next twenty-four hours... How can he possibly overcome such obstacles?

Gone to Texas by J.D. Ryder

Andy and Cletus, two young men wounded late in the Civil War, flee the battlefield and head for home...but things have changed. Yankee carpetbaggers have taken over. When Andy discovers that his family has been evicted from their ranch he turns to what he learned in the war: how to kill. This time, however, the enemies are Yankee politicians who came south to loot and plunder. With Wanted posters circulating, the two friends join a cattle drive going to Texas. One of the boys discovers how to make his mark by being quick with his Colt, whilst the other insists that the war hasn t changed him. In the end, though, the brutal past catches up with both men.

Unsigned Avenger by John Davage

When Will Cord is shot dead for the brutal killing of Ali Toombs, Joe Hayes and his two sons know that the real killer is still at large...Could it be Cole Sanderson, only recently arrived in Consolation? Saloon girl, Maggie Brown, knows he is not who he says he is. Or could it be Lew Rosen, long-time editor of the Gazette, who is himself suspicious of the Hayes brothers? As fear and suspicion spread faster than a prairie fire is anyone safe from accusation and violence?

Thursday, 29 April 2010

Linford Westerns - April 2010

I've been away so I haven't updated the blog in a week, but I'll be catching up with any BHW news over the next few days. For some reason the publisher hasn't posted up the cover images this month so here is just the blurb details.

Fires Of Vengeance by John Russell Fearn

ISBN: 9781444800883
Large Print (Soft Cover) - 256 Pages
Published - 01-04-2010
Genre - Western
Price - £ 8.99

When Clem Dawlish and Amos Grant discover a valuable oil field near the town of Carterville, they plan to eliminate the ranchers and homesteaders in order to stake their claim. They create a phantom to head a gang of outlaws and destroy the ranchers. The scheme works and Dawlish becomes a power in Carterville. But another phantom arises: one who would avenge all who had died at Dawlish's orders. Now the law of the gun - and justice - would surely prevail.

Quick On The Draw by Alan Holmes

ISBN: 9781444800890
Large Print (Soft Cover) - 376 Pages
Published - 01-04-2010
Genre - Western
Price - £ 8.99

Detained for a crime he had not committed, Glenister McCreedie is released on parole from prison. However, later that night, Glenister finds himself with a dead prison guard on his hands, and he flees to the railway construction town of Keedie. There his past catches up with him and he's forced to break his parole as he confronts brutal mule skinners and fights cattle thieves and train robbers.

The Liberators by Brett Landry

ISBN: 9781444800906
Large Print (Soft Cover) - 232 Pages
Published - 01-04-2010
Genre - Western
Price - £ 8.99

When General Grant Westerly of the defeated Confederate Army arrives home he finds his parents murdered and his house a ruin. Only Joseph remains, to tell him about the terrible slaughter that had occurred at the hands of five deserters from the Union forces. When Grant and Joseph pursue the vengeance trail, heading south and then north through Indian country, hardship and danger are their constant companions. Only their determination and fighting skills can bring the murderers to justice.

Left-Hand Gun by Walt Masterson

ISBN: 9781444800913
Large Print (Soft Cover) - 232 Pages
Published - 01-04-2010
Genre - Western
Price - £ 8.99

Grasping landowner Morgan Fetterman hires a professional gunman to get rid of Jemima Penrose from her ranch in the mountains of Arizona. However, his mistake is to choose Luke Horn for the job, because he dislikes what he hears about Fetterman. Then Horn, despite a disabling wound in his right arm, assists in getting rustlers brought to justice. But amid the plotting and gunplay, can Horn, Jemima and old guy Fed Sauermann bring Fetterman's plans tumbling down?

The Gallows Gang by I.J Parnham

ISBN: 9781444800920
Large Print (Soft Cover) - 240 Pages
Published - 01-04-2010
Genre - Western
Price - £ 8.99

After escaping the gallows eight condemned men, led by Javier Rodriguez, blaze a trail of destruction, leaving swinging bodies as a reminder of the fate they'd avoided. Four men set out to bring them to justice: prison guards Shackleton Frost and Marshal Kurt McLynn; Nathaniel McBain, a man wrongly condemned himself and under suspicion from Frost and McLynn, and the enigmatic man known as The Preacher. Can this feuding, mismatched group end the Gallows Gang's reign of terror?

Rule Of The Gun by Bryan Shaw

ISBN: 9781444800937
Large Print (Soft Cover) - 248 Pages
Published - 01-04-2010
Genre - Western
Price - £ 8.99

On the run from the law, Vince M'Cloud and his gang decided to take over the sleepy little town of Arrow's Flight and use it as their hideout. After killing the sheriff, M'Cloud instituted a tyrannical reign of gun law, holding the town under siege. Anger simmered amongst the populace, and plans of revenge were afoot. But it was the appearance of the mysterious outlaw Abe Fletcher that really threatened to turn events around...

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Dales Westerns - April 2010

The Bullion Trail by Ed Hapgood

ISBN: 9781842627563
Large Print (Soft Cover) - 192 Pages
Published - 01-04-2010
Genre - Western
Price - £ 11.99

The mission should have been an easy one: deliver a hundred bars of gold to a bank in the Mexican town of San Caldiz. Sergeant Tom Benson was to lead the mission since he spoke Spanish and his ex-wife was a Mexican, but the gold never arrived. Tom took the blame and was cashiered from the army. In his attempt to prove his innocence he was helped by the Colonel's niece, the attractive Emily. There were to be shoot-outs with Mexican outlaws and Apaches and much blood was to be spilled before Tom could win through.

Brazo Feud by Jim Bowden

ISBN: 9781842627037
Large Print (Soft Cover) - 224 Pages
Published - 01-04-2010
Genre - Western
Price - £ 11.99

When homesteaders settle on the range near Red Springs, the local cattlemen are worried. Joe Curry, owner of the Running W, hates homesteaders and sees in their arrival an opportunity to oust Dan McCoy from his position of Sheriff of Red Springs and seize land and power. Soon blood is spilt and the flames of range war are fanned. Not until Dan uses guile and flaming lead are the problems solved and peace restored.

Monday, 19 April 2010

Bestsellers on The Book Depository - 19 April

1. Blood on the Sky by Elliot Long

2. Killer on the Loose by Elliot Long

3. Death Range by Elliot Long

4. Arkansas Smith by Jack Martin

5. Trail of the Burned Man by Thomas McNulty

6. Wind Rider by Thomas McNulty

7. Hell Pass by Lance Howard

8. The Tarnished Star by Jack Martin

9. Doc Dryden, Gunslinger by Ted Rushgrove

10. Die This Day by Dempsey Clay

Monday, 12 April 2010

Bestsellers on Amazon - 12 April

1. Rangeland Justice by Rob Hill (Hardcover - 1 Sep 2010)
From £12.99

2. High Mountain Peril by Alan C. Porter (Hardcover - 26 Mar 1999)
From £3.49

3. Arkansas Smith by Jack Martin (Hardcover - 31 Mar 2010)
From £11.69

4. Wind Rider by Thomas McNulty (Hardcover - 30 April 2010)
From £11.69

5. The Gates of Hell by Alan C. Porter (Hardcover - Feb 1993)
From £1.68

6. Return to Warbow by Les Savage (Hardcover - 30 Nov 1993)
From £2.46

7. Trail of the Burned Man by Thomas McNulty (Hardcover - 30 Nov 2009)
From £7.45

8. Comanche's Ghost by Lance Howard (Hardcover - Feb 1994)
From £4.06

9. Hell Pass by Lance Howard (Hardcover - 29 April 2007)
From £1.42

10. Mystery at Gold Vista by Terrell L. Bowers (Hardcover - 30 Sep 2002)
From £4.79

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Precis som en död mula som skulle flås

No, I don't know what it means either, but it's an article looking at an Alan Irwin western. Read at Michael Peverett.

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Bestsellers on Amazon - 5 April

Purely looking at books issued in the last 3 months:

1. Faith and a Fast Gun by Chap O'Keefe (Hardcover - 31 Jan 2010)

2. Sharpshooter McClure by I.J. Parnham (Hardcover - 31 Jan 2010)

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

4. Border Fury by Corba Sunman (Hardcover - 31 Jan 2010)

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

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

7. Dead Man's Guns by Logan Winters (Hardcover - 31 Jan 2010)

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

9. Dynamite Daze by Ethan Flagg (Hardcover - 30 Jan 2010)

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

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Saturday, 3 April 2010

Gary Dobbs radio interview

Listen to Gary (Jack Martin) on BBC Radio Wales here