Sunday, 31 October 2010

Black Horse Westerns - October 2010

Pack Rat by Colin Bainbridge

When Wesley Roach scalps and kills old-timer Pack Rat Dan, Jack Carson vows revenge. But to vindicate his friend he must face not only Roach but his gang of hardcase gunslicks, the local marshal and, worst of all, the notorious Canyon Kate. Riding for a rival outfit and teamed with the oddball Tombstone, it isn't until Carson is forced on the run that he comes to realise just what he is up against - especially when his boss' daughter Laura disappears. Will Carson come face to face with his target? And how much lead must fly before he does?

Coltaine's Revenge by Scott Connor

After six months of searching, Lewis Coltaine tracked down Emerson Greeley, the man who had murdered his wife. Lewis was hell-bent on vengeance but before Emerson died, he taunted Lewis with the promise that even after his death he'd find no peace. Lewis dismissed the taunt, but when he returned to his family home, Emerson's chilling threat had already come to pass. Lewis' eldest brother had been murdered. Lewis' surviving brothers now vow to find the man responsible for destroying their family, but the clues point to the murder being connected to a dark, long-buried family secret. With the revelations he uncovers threatening to tear the family apart, can Lewis Coltaine finally deliver his revenge?

Echoes of a Dead Man by Terry James

When gambler and gunman Matt Lomew arrives in Garner to recuperate from a near-fatal shooting, he isn't looking for trouble. But when his childhood friend Jessie Manners is kidnapped, Matt is forced into an uneasy alliance with the brother of a man he once killed. He knows that such a partnership can only spell trouble but he has nowhere else to turn. As Matt races to Jessie's rescue, he knows a showdown is inevitable, but he is soon to find out that he is not the only one being haunted by the echoes of a dead man...

The Fighting Cowboy by Gordon Landsborough

Steve Blondel was winning a reputation as 'El Cougar, the fighting cowboy' but his career was interrupted when he learned of the disappearance of his brother, a Pinkerton Detective who had vanished on his way to see a fight. When it becomes apparent that he has been murdered by a gang of vicious train-robbers, Steve vows vengeance. He sets out alone to the outlaw haven in the Tahoe mountains but he is about to get more than he bargained for when he meets Carmen, the beautiful sister of the notorious Morton brothers...

Caleb Blood by P. McCormac

Caleb Blood was a man who had seen too much blood-letting. He tried to hide inside a whiskey bottle but his demons, past and present, would not let him alone. All the things he should have cherished were being stripped from his life and he had no option but to take up arms again. Once the guns were unlimbered, the death toll mounted and he faced so many enemies that it seemed he had no chance of survival. When, he wondered, would the killing end?

Twin Rivers by John Nesbitt

When Clay Westbrook, a cowhand on a Wyoming ranch in the 1890s, sticks up for a Mexican sheepherder, he runs into serious trouble. But Clay maintains his friendship with the Mexicans, much to the dislike of the bullying rancher Sutton and his gang of thugs. He even develops an ill-advised romantic interest in Tony's niece, Guadalupe. Before long, Clay finds himself without a job and is harassed by Sutton and his men, who burn down his homesteader's shack and sabotage his outfitting camp. Clay then discovers that Sutton has designs on his homestead and plans to cut a ditch project across the land. It is up to Clay to thwart Sutton...but can he do so in time?

The Black Mountain Dutchman by Steve Ritchie

When Maggie Buckner is captured by a gang of outlaws, an unlikely old man known as 'The Dutchman' is the only one who can set her free. Outnumbered eight to one, the Dutchman perches on a bench near Savage Peak, watching the fugitives as they ride out onto the open prairie. He adjusts the sights on his Remington No. 1 Rifle and waits as the first rider comes into range. When he stops shooting, three of the captors lay dead. After striking the first deadly blows, the Dutchman trails the group across South Pass through the unpredictable Wyoming springtime weather, like the fourth horseman of the apocalypse...and surely Hell follows with him.

The Bone Picker by Derek Rutherford

When Sam 'Buzzard' Jones stumbles across a dying cowboy, he has no idea that the man's final words will lead him into a world of terror, betrayal and torture. From that moment, Sam is set on a quest that will not only change his own life but also have repercussions for an entire nation. Set in the cauldron that was Bleeding Kansas, "The Bone Picker" follows Buzzard Jones in his fight for truth, justice, and freedom - as he tries to save his own skin from those who want him dead. With just a small band of allies - an undertaker, a school teacher, and a newspaper man - Buzzard battles an unknown organisation, never sure who is a friend and who is a foe...and never knowing where the next bullet is coming from.

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Linford Westerns - October 2010

Gun Law by Lee Walker

ISBN: 9781444804010
Large Print (Soft Cover) - 240 Pages
Published - 01-10-2010
Genre - Western
Price - £ 8.99

Aged fourteen, Jake Chalmers witnessed his parents' murder by drunken cowboys. Now he's a young man - with a gun for protection... On the run after killing, in self-defence, Jake arrives in Sweetwater. But he's unable to maintain a low profile when he becomes embroiled in a feud between the businessman Jordan Carter, and sheriff Luke Gardner. Then one of Carter's men murders Luke, and Jake must choose between the law of the land and the law of the gun...

Arizona Pay-off by Duke Patterson

ISBN: 9781444804003
Large Print (Soft Cover) - 360 Pages
Published - 01-10-2010
Genre - Western
Price - £ 8.99

When Tex Scarron, six feet of whipcord and steel, rides home to the Bar X in Arizona, he finds Parson Dean and his gang working a lucrative 'protection' racket. Ranchers who fail to pay up find that their cattle are rustled, their homesteads are burnt down and their cowhands are shot in the back. As Tex sets out to rid the territory of the Parson, his experience of fighting hoodlums comes in handy when the gunplay gets fast and furious.

Dalton's Mission by Ed Law

ISBN: 9781444803990
Large Print (Soft Cover) - 232 Pages
Published - 01-10-2010
Genre - Western
Price - £ 8.99

Dalton and Loren Steele happen across an ambushed gold shipment where everyone dies, attackers and defenders alike. They try to return the gold to Perry Haynes of the Durando Mining Company, its rightful owner, but Perry has been overthrown. Gun law and corruption reign in Dorando and both men are jailed - charged with stealing the very gold they've rescued! Now, to reclaim Perry's mine, Dalton and Steele must strap on their six-shooters and tame the hell-hole that is Durando.

Gun Fury by Walt Keene

ISBN: 9781444803983
Large Print (Soft Cover) - 216 Pages
Published - 01-10-2010
Genre - Western
Price - £ 8.99

When veteran gunfighter Tom Dix and his pal Dan Shaw get a telegraph message from the remote town of Gun Fury, it's from their friend Wild Bill Hickok. Realising that something perilous is brewing they saddle up and ride. Death awaits them when they reach Gun Fury - bodies soon start to pile up. Curiously, the infamous Hickok claims he never sent for them. But Dix and Shaw are trapped in Gun Fury - and fighting for their lives...

Six For Laramie by Rick Dalmas

ISBN: 9781444803976
Large Print (Soft Cover) - 248 Pages
Published - 01-10-2010
Genre - Western
Price - £ 8.99

Six gun-fighters come to Laramie - all hungry for money. Yet greed is not everyone's sole motive. Bannerman, the toughest and fastest, has a special reason: one of the other five has shot his friend in the back. There's no charge for what he intends to do to him, even though he knows this might disrupt the plans for the work he's been hired to do - and that it could put him on the wrong end of FIVE guns!

Cowtown Kidnap by David Bingley

ISBN: 9781444803969
Large Print (Soft Cover) - 264 Pages
Published - 01-10-2010
Genre - Western
Price - £ 8.99

When Slim Petersen overhears kidnap plans, involving the son of one of the Vargo boys, he fails to convince the brothers of the plot - until there's an attempt upon his own life. Then, despite him working to thwart the kidnappers, it seems that the outlaws' plans are working. One Vargo dies and another is taken prisoner. Slim has help when he faces the renegades in a final, explosive showdown. Men die and he frees the prisoner - but can he survive?

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Monday, 25 October 2010

Bestsellers on Amazon - 25 October

1. The Long Ride Back by Peter Taylor (Hardcover - 28 Sep 2001)
4 used from £0.01

2. Trail to Sonora by Tom Hughes (Hardcover - 30 Jun 2001)
3 used from £0.01

3. Driftwood Lady by L.D. Tetlow (Hardcover - 29 Apr 2005)
1 new from £3.99, 5 used from £1.74

4. The Frontiersmen by Elliot Conway (Hardcover - 29 Oct 2004)
2 new from £0.01, 7 used from £0.01

5. Shannon by Dempsey Clay (Hardcover - Nov 2003)
10 new from £0.01, 6 used from £0.01

6. Blood Runs Deep by Peter Taylor (Hardcover - 31 Oct 2005)
Buy new: £10.99
3 new from £5.50, 2 used from £1.20

7. Hard Men Riding by Elliot Conway (Hardcover - 31 Jan 2007)
Buy new: £10.13
3 new from £2.91, 5 used from £0.83

8. Nightmare Pass by Lance Howard (Hardcover - Dec 2006)
Buy new: £10.13
11 new from £5.69, 7 used from £0.66

9. This Man Kills by Ben Nicholas (Hardcover - 31 Oct 2005)
Buy new: £10.99
10 new from £1.47, 10 used from £0.01

10. Bushwhacker by Bill Morrison (Hardcover - Oct 2004)
4 new from £0.01, 3 used from £0.01

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Dales Westerns - October 2010

Guns Along The Brazo by Jim Bowden

ISBN: 9781842627013
Large Print (Soft Cover) - 208 Pages
Published - 01-10-2010
Genre - Western
Price - £ 11.99

There seems little to connect a hired gun with rustling from the herds driving north through Texas to the rail-heads, but when the owners of two herds are killed, Dan McCoy, Sheriff of Red Springs, has a tough problem on his hands. He finds himself in the position of having to protect the killer from mob violence whilst rustlers are plaguing the herds. When Dan finds the connection and unmasks a scheme for revenge, all is set for the showdown in Red Springs, Texas.

Gunsmoke Legend by Matt Logan

ISBN: 9781842627839
Large Print (Soft Cover) - 288 Pages
Published - 01-10-2010
Genre - Western
Price - £ 11.99

Jack Page was a living legend - a Union Army sharpshooter, scout, Indian fighter and US marshal. Ash Colter, by contrast, was a mild-mannered orphan. They were complete opposites, and yet theirs was a partnership forged in blood. These were the men who survived the famous Snake River Shootout; the men who led Colonel George Armstrong Custer to one of his most controversial victories against the Cheyenne; the men who tamed the hell-towns of Kansas and Dakota Territory. They were as close as brothers and yet they were on opposite sides of the fence when the time came for the final, bloody showdown.

Monday, 11 October 2010

Bestsellers on Amazon - 11 October

1. Trail to Sonora by Tom Hughes (Hardcover - 30 Jun 2001)

2. The Peaks of San Jacinto by Terry Murphy (Hardcover - 31 May 1999)

3. Trask Range Feud by Jack Heron (Hardcover - 31 Oct 1990)

4. Driftwood Lady by L.D. Tetlow (Hardcover - 29 Apr 2005)

5. The Hunting Man by Terry Murphy (Hardcover - 30 Apr 1993)

6. The Frontiersmen by Elliot Conway (Hardcover - 29 Oct 2004)

7. Shannon by Dempsey Clay (Hardcover - Nov 2003)

8. Blood Runs Deep by Peter Taylor (Hardcover - 31 Oct 2005)

9. Hard Men Riding by Elliot Conway (Hardcover - 31 Jan 2007)

10. Nightmare Pass by Lance Howard (Hardcover - Dec 2006)

Monday, 4 October 2010

New blog by BHW author

Keith Souter (Keith Moray and Clay More) has started a new blog The West Uist Chronicle