Thursday, 30 September 2010

Black Horse Westerns - September 2010

Across the Rio Grande by Edwin Derek

When Matt and his cousin Luke, a notorious bounty hunter, are besieged by the Mexicalaros, they know that they must fight their way to victory or die trying. Everyone knows the Mexicalaros: the renegade gang who terrorise ranches and settlements on both sides of the Rio Grande are feared by all. Now, the cousins are forced to use that fear to recruit help from both sides of the border and to lead a counter-attack on the deadly Mexicalaros. But will the Mexicalaros hit back? And how many must be slain before peace can return to the border? As Matt and Luke hunt for the leader of the deadly gang, the time has come to find out what the cousins are made of.

Crossing the Bravo, For Pueblito by Jim Lawless

When rancher, bully and wife-beater Clayton T. Pallister is murdered, the tragedy has its compensations. For his wife, Rosie, the harsh years are over, the Rolling P ranch is hers and her young son Warren looks forward to a life away from his powerful father's stifling rules. Then, only days after the funeral, a young woman rides across the Bravo from Mexico and everything is thrown into disarray. Not only is doubt cast on the legality of Rosie's inheritance but the young woman has brought in her wake two ruffians who are clearly up to no good. They are soon followed by a Mexican landowner who is keen to get a foothold on the rich soil of southern Texas. So, as Clayton T. Pallister's mysterious past is resurrected and the fight for the Rolling P becomes ever more complicated and violent, Warren realizes that he has a fight on his hands that can only be settled when all factions come together in a blaze of gunfire.

Smuggler's Gulch by Logan Winters

The dark-eyed lady wanted wandering Jake Staggs to collect the bounties on twenty members of an outlaw band. Maybe she was a little crazy, but Jake had no choice but to try things her way since his only other option was the hangman's noose. Anyone, even a wanted man like Jake, could ride into the rustlers' camp at Smuggler's Gulch, but if Kit Blanchard didn't want you to leave then you weren't going to make it out alive. Jake had cheated fate there once before and now he was ready to make his second attempt for the sake of a madwoman. Of course, somewhere in the distance Marshal Trouffant would be waiting to hang Jake if he failed.

Hangtree County by Hank J. Kirby

All his life, Drew Hardy had been overshadowed by his brothers, Kerry and Luke. Then, he was jailed for murder. Seven years later, Drew found himself free from the penitentiary rockpile in a surprising twist of fate. But what kind of freedom would await Drew on the outside? Freedom to work with Kerry and Luke on the prod, as they made sure he never got his share of the family ranch? As time went by, Drew decided that the only way to settle the matter was with guns - and he had learned plenty about those since he had been in jail. Now, for the first time in his life, Drew was a force to be reckoned with.

Apache Rifles by Ethan Flagg

When Brick Shaftoe receives an urgent cable from his brother, he hurries to the town of Brass Neck in New Mexico, for it is there that the Apache chief, Mangonellis, is being supplied with guns to terrorize the smaller ranchers. Soon after, Brick discovers that his brother has met with a fatal accident and he is sure that this is no coincidence. Through his sorrow, Brick vows to find out the truth about what has been going on in Brass matter how rocky the road is along the way.

Wade's War by Chet Cunningham

Fourteen-year old Wade Tretter watches in horror as outlaws murder his parents on their small Missouri farm, a few days before the end of the Civil War in 1865. Wade's father trained him as a farrier but when his father dies, Wade sells the few cattle they have left and heads west to find the killers. After killing two of them in the spirit of retribution, Wade finds the last two men posing as model citizens in a small Kansas town. How can he beat the odds and bring these powerful men to justice without hurting their new families?

Long Blows the North Wind by Owen G. Irons

Brian McCulloch's only friend and partner is gunned down by Jason Grier and his prowling gang after they set upon the pair, hoping to steal a cartload of valuable furs. To avenge his friend and to prove himself a man, Brian needs to track down Grier...but the trail is long and cold, and the storms he must pass through are more violent than he could have ever expected.

Silent Woman Showdown by M. C. Young

Tom Bantry just can't understand why the pretty Cora Lee won't give him the time of day, especially after he rescued her from a man like Rufus Earle. Soon, however, Tom has other problems to think about. He stands to lose his ranch to the Earle brothers while his good friend Silas Sidwell hopes to benefit from the chaos the troublemakers are causing. Cora Lee may be keeping quiet for now, but she will have a crucial role to play in bringing things to a head when the time comes.

Monday, 27 September 2010

Bestsellers on Amazon - 27 September

1. Bushwhacker by Bill Morrison (Hardcover - Oct 2004)
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2. Mystery at Black Boulder by Robert J. Martell (Hardcover - Dec 2003)
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3. Flight from Felicidad by Steven Gray (Hardcover - 30 Mar 2007)
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4. Hard as Nails by Billy Hall (Hardcover - 30 Jun 2006)
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5. Hope's Last Chance by Rob Hill (Hardcover - 31 Jan 2011)
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6. Dead Man's Guns by Logan Winters (Hardcover - 29 Jan 2010)
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7. Dynamite Daze by Ethan Flagg (Hardcover - 29 Jan 2010)
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8. The Last Rider from Hell by I. J. Parnham (Hardcover - 31 Jan 2002)
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9. Find Madigan by Hank J. Kirby (Hardcover - 29 Dec 2006)
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10. Crazy Woman Creek by Billy Hall (Hardcover - 31 Jul 2004)
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Sunday, 26 September 2010

Black Horse art & G.F. Unger

Dirk has provided some more fascinating examples of Black Horse Western artwork appearing on reprints of bestselling German author G.F. Unger's novels at Western Romans.

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Linford Westerns - September 2010

Dead Man's Range by Paul Durst

ISBN: 9781444803587
Large Print (Soft Cover) - 320 Pages
Published - 01-09-2010
Genre - Western
Price - £ 8.99

The murder trail was eight years old when Jeff Carmody got out of Huntsville Prison. His only clue: the rowel of a broken spur he'd found that night beside Clint Merriweather's body. Booth Anson's Anvil range hemmed the tiny Merriweather ranch on all sides, but Clint's widow, Anne, hung stubbornly on. Anson had killed to build his empire, now a woman stood in his way - would he balk at killing her too? That was when Carmody picked up his gun...

Dragonfire Trail by Hank J. Kirby

ISBN: 9781444803594
Large Print (Soft Cover) - 248 Pages
Published - 01-09-2010
Genre - Western
Price - £ 8.99

You could call them 'blood brothers': they had shed plenty of their own blood during the savage battles of the War. And it had mingled more than once. Afterwards, they rode together, getting into and out of scrapes, sidekicks and friends watching each other's backs. Then that old enemy and infamous disrupter, gold, was struck. Lots of it - already tainted with blood. The only way it could be settled was over blazing guns.

Shoot-out At San Lorenzo by Henry Remington

ISBN: 9781444803600
Large Print (Soft Cover) - 224 Pages
Published - 01-09-2010
Genre - Western
Price - £ 8.99

With guns blazing, a vicious gang of killers sets fire to the homes of Arizona settlers. Who is behind the terror attacks? Security man James Slaughter suspects Joe Hagerty, mayor of San Lorenzo. He's buying up the settlers' dispossessed land quickly and cheaply. And who is the mysterious Mr Black, arriving at their casino in the middle of the night? Big trouble looms as Slaughter searches for the gang's hideout and their psychopathic leader. Lightning strikes and guns thunder!

Ready For Trouble by Corba Sunman

ISBN: 9781444803617
Large Print (Soft Cover) - 248 Pages
Published - 01-09-2010
Genre - Western
Price - £ 8.99

When Clay Overman is shot at he suspects the worst; he has no idea who wants him dead. Then the stream, supplying water for the Bar O ranch, runs dry. Scheming men are intent on robbing him and his father of their ranch and their lives. In this lawless world everyone must fight to retain their possessions and Clay is ready for trouble. But when the shooting begins his life will be on the line until the last shot...

Silver Express by Gillian F. Taylor

ISBN: 9781444803624
Large Print (Soft Cover) - 256 Pages
Published - 01-09-2010
Genre - Western
Price - £ 8.99

Sheriff Alec Lawson is riding on the Northern Colorado Railroad train when silver bullion, worth thousands of dollars, is stolen. He and his deputies search the mountains and mining camps for the thieves. Lawson is convinced it's no simple theft. Greed lies at the root of it all: bribes, bounties, social status and death. The Sheriff and his men risk all for other people's money, and death seems close when you ride on the roof of a runaway train!

Gannon's Law by Peter Wilson

ISBN: 9781444803631
Large Print (Soft Cover) - 232 Pages
Published - 01-09-2010
Genre - Western
Price - £ 8.99

Sheriff Jim Gannon's wife-to-be, Kate, is killed by a sniper, triggering a chain of events that brings the lawman into a conflict with bullying Jack Clayton and his sons. Gannon is drawn into a web of treachery, robbery and murder, involving stolen Union gold and a mysterious renegade Confederate soldier - Clay McIntire. Gannon tracks down the outlaws and learns of their secret past. Then realizes, perhaps too late, that his life is in danger from friend and foe alike...

Monday, 20 September 2010

Bestsellers on Amazon - 20 September

1. Dead Man's Guns by Logan Winters (Hardcover - 29 Jan 2010)
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2. Dynamite Daze by Ethan Flagg (Hardcover - 29 Jan 2010)
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3. The Last Rider from Hell by I. J. Parnham (Hardcover - 31 Jan 2002)
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4. Find Madigan by Hank J. Kirby (Hardcover - 29 Dec 2006)
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5. Bushwhacker by Bill Morrison (Hardcover - Oct 2004)
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6. Brogan: Shepherd's Gold by L.D. Tetlow (Hardcover - 31 Oct 1990)
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7. Crazy Woman Creek by Billy Hall (Hardcover - 31 Jul 2004)
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8. Robbery in Savage Pass by D.M. Harrison (Hardcover - 1 Sep 2009)
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9. Hideout by Eugene Clifton (Hardcover - 30 Mar 2007)
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10. Silver Galore by John Dyson (Hardcover - 29 Apr 2007)
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Thursday, 16 September 2010

Whipple (Chuck Tyrell) wins award

Charles Whipple, who writes Black Horse Westerns as Chuck Tyrell, won THE 2010 OAXACA INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE COMPETITION, AGAVE AWARD FOR LITERATURE for his short story A Matter of Tea.

The competition is held in conjunction with the Oaxaca International Film and Video Festival because cinema and literature have always been closely intertwined. This competition provides a forum for writers from around the world to display their talents.

Whipple's story was selected as the winner from a thousand entries. He will fly to Oaxaca, Mexico, to receive the award. The top ten stories in the competition will be published in a special commemorative edition.

Dales Westerns - September 2010

Shootout At Hellyer's Creek by Chap O'Keefe

ISBN: 9781842627877
Large Print (Soft Cover) - 240 Pages
Published - 01-09-2010
Genre - Western
Price - £ 11.99

Paid to mind other folk's business, Joshua Dillard did it with a .45 Colt Peacemaker. But he also had a mission of his own and when Butch Simich and his bunch stuck up the stage from Tucson he swung into vengeful action. The fight led into treacherous territory, up against rogue town marshal Virgil Lyons and saloonkeeper Dice Sanders, whose greed for women and money produced mayhem - and the most violent gun battle one-horse Hellyer's Creek had ever seen.

Tombstone Showdown by Mike Stotter

ISBN: 9781842627853
Large Print (Soft Cover) - 240 Pages
Published - 01-09-2010
Genre - Western
Price - £ 11.99

It started with bloodshed - a stagecoach hold-up with a difference, an attempted robbery that ended in death, a kidnapped Mexican beauty and a lovesick outlaw. Before the day was out Tombstone would reverberate with gunfire and more blood would spill across the Arizona earth. Cards and Bible give way to the law of the Winchester and Colt as Brandon and Slate enter into an adventure that will change their lives forever.

Friday, 10 September 2010

More examples of re-used BHW covers

Further to yesterday's post, Dirk has provided some more interesting examples of BHW covers being re-used for recent European westerns at Western romans

Note Google translator provided the following :

Recently, I have the English Black Horse Westerns (BHW) discovered. These are thin (160 pages) hardcover books, published by Robert Hale, who really only in the lending libraries are designed. The booklets are available from is new, but most second-hand copies are discarded from libraries. When I saw the covers of more titles from the BHW series looked, I noticed that there were some that were identical as in some novels of the famous western German author GF Unger. Many of these are paintings of the Spanish and illustrators Prieto Muriana Sanjulian. When I compared the covers a bit better I noticed that at the GF Unger cover often more visible than in the BHW-cover. Occasionally a woman is missing and often missing the outside of the painting. The women are probably omitted because Hale no sex in the BHW books will have (on the contrary has no objections brute force).

Thursday, 9 September 2010

The Last Cover from Hell

Ian Parnham looks at a re-used BHW cover at The Culbin Trail.

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Bestsellers on Amazon - 6 September

1. Pack Rat by Colin Bainbridge (Hardcover - 29 Oct 2010)
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2. Lone Stand by Billy Hall (Hardcover - 31 Aug 2007)
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3. Jason Kilkenny's Gun by Steve Travis (Hardcover - 30 Jan 2009)
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4. Bad Moon Over Devil's Ridge by I. J. Parnham (Hardcover - 29 Dec 2006)
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5. Calhoun's Bounty by I.J. Parnham (Hardcover - 31 Jul 2006)
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6. Bushwhacker by Bill Morrison (Hardcover - Oct 2004)
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7. The Frontiersmen by Elliot Conway (Hardcover - 29 Oct 2004)
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8. Shannon by Dempsey Clay (Hardcover - Nov 2003)
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9. Poison Pass by Lance Howard (Hardcover - 28 Apr 2006)
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10. Creekback by A. Dorman Leishman (Hardcover - 30 Jun 2010)
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