Men of violence [large print] / Bill Brooks.

  • 24 May 2018
cover image"When John Henry Cole and his agents set out to capture Sam Starr and his outlaw gang, an informer sends them into an ambush, leaving only Cole and Charley Hood alive, but badly wounded. Soon the Starr gang is making plans to finish off the two survivors"-- Provided by publisher.

Venom of the mountain man / William W. Johnstone with J. A. Johnstone.

  • 23 May 2018
cover imageWhen Smoke Jensen sees a gang of outlaws holding up a stagecoach, he storms in with guns blazing, killing one of the gunmen. The dead man is the brother of the notorious outlaw Gabe Briggs and Briggs will want revenge. Tired of the savagery of the lawless countryside, Smoke's wife Sally heads back east for a spell, only to find the big city choking in filth, violence and corruption. Before Sally can head back home, though, she's snatched right off the street. When Smoke gets word that Sally's been kidnapped, he hops the first train east, but Gabe Briggs and his band of bad men are along for the ride. Unless Smoke can punch their ticket to hell first, they'll low this train sky high...

Coltler's journey [large print] / William W. Johnstone with J. A Johnstone

  • 23 May 2018
cover image1845, in the untamed Oregon Territory. Tim Colder escapes when his family is ambushed by a gang of cutthroats; his parents butchered, his sisters missing. Luckily he finds a friend in Jed Reno, a one-eyed trapper who's lived in the Rockies since the 20's-- and is looking for the same gang that attacked Tim's family. Colter has no choice but to grow up fast, face his fears, and fight back with everything he's got.

Gambler's odds : a Western quartet / T.T. Flynn.

  • 23 May 2018
cover image"'Who'll Tame the Wild Tabors' is the story of Brad Tabor, the grandson of King Tabor, a rancher who has been locked for years in a feud with Bo Kemstead of the Ladder P. Brad's grandfather doesn't think Brad has what it takes to ramrod the ranch, but that is before King Tabor is shot from ambush. Mart Gaines in "Brand of the Hangtown Kid' was abandoned by his outlaw father, Big Jack, and taken in by Cap Hollister. Mart has grown into a man of integrity and is foreman of Hollister's Lazy W Ranch. Then his life is turned upside down when he learns that his father is cornered by a posse in a mine shaft. Mart knows of a way to escape from the mine shaft, but to help Big Jack will mean deserting the life he has come to know and the kind of person he has become. Pres Morehead in 'The Quickest Draw' left home and found his fortune in the Argentine. Now he returns to the land where he grew up, only to learn that his brother was killed in a gunfight and his father was murdered. Hoping to learn the truth, he hides his identity because he knows the shadow of danger is everywhere. It is truly 'Ride the Blood Trail' for Dave Garrison, who finds that rancher John Farrow has been hanged, his niece, Marcia Ames, is also dead, and one of Farrow's retainers is staked out over an ant hill. Dave joins in the pursuit of the killers, but the trail leads in an unexpected direction filled with unpleasant surprises and finally desperation"--Jacket flap.

This gun for hire / Jo Goodman.

  • 23 May 2018
cover imageColorado, 1888. While protecting a powerful mine owner with many enemies, Quill McKenna hires bounty hunter Calico Nash to help guard his boss's daughter, but is unable to control his attraction to her as death threats come thick and fast.

Wyoming winter [large print] / Diana Palmer.

  • 22 May 2018
cover imageThere's something about those Wyoming men... New York Times bestselling author Diana Palmer returns to the Cowboy State with a brand-new tale of desire and deception. Cultivating his vast Wyoming ranch is all security expert J. C. Calhoun wants. His land is the only thing the betrayed rancher can trust in after discovering his fiancee was pregnant by another man. But all J.C. holds dear becomes compromised when a lost little girl leads him to Colie Jackson, the woman who destroyed his life. Colie stops at nothing to protect the people she loves. Years ago she left J.C. for his own good. Now, for the sake of her daughter, she must depend on a hard-hearted man who won't forgive her. As a band of ruthless criminals tracks their every move through the frozen Wyoming winter, Colie and J.C. will be forced to confront the lies that separated them--and the startling truth that will bind them forever...

To hell and beyond [large print] / Mark Henry.

  • 22 May 2018
cover imageIt's been thirty years since they battled through a war-torn frontier. Now they'll ride together once again--and the bullets will fly . . . THE HELL RIDERS During the bloody Apache Wars, Trap O'Shannon, Clay Madsen, Ky Roman, and a few others distinguished themselves with uncommon valor in the brutal Geronimo Campaign. Known as the Scout Trackers, this fearsome bunch of battle-hardened warriors rode hard, shot straight and plenty, and took chances no one else was willing to take. But times have changed and the brotherhood is scattered here and there in a changing land--until the past comes rolling back with a vengeance.; HARD ROAD TO HEAVEN Reunited, the gang is ready to ride hard from Montana all the way to the Arizona Territory to enforce their fearless brand of justice. Killers of every stripe will stand in their way, but that only means Trap and his men will fight that much harder to bury every last one of them . . .Here together for the first time are Mark Henry's explosive Western epics that show the brutal, gut-punching American West in all its violent glory.--Provided by Amazon.com.

Galloway's gamble [large print] / by Howard Weinstein.

  • 22 May 2018
cover image"After the Civil War, bickering brothers Jamey and Jake Galloway set out from Serenity Falls, Texas to seek their fortune at poker tables across the west. Cautious Jamey prefers being a live coward to a dead hero, but brash big brother Jake rarely backs down from a fight. Cheated out of a fortune, they return to Texas to find their hometown threatened by a land-grabbing cattle king and a shady banker. Can Jamey and Jake cook up a scheme to outfox dirty-dealing scoundrels and save Serenity Falls--without getting themselves killed? Inspired by classics like Maverick, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Silverado and The Sting, Galloway's Gamble is a timeless tale about battling greed and corruption, as relevant today as it was in 1873!"-- Provided by publisher.

The last chance [large print] / by Mike Blakely.

  • 22 May 2018
cover image"When Indians massacre an army troop, Ross Caldwell's wife fears he's among the victims. But Caldwell is on the run, pursued by bitter enemies from the Civil War enemies. Caldwell finds refuge in the arms of the sultry madam of Last Chance Gulch. But his bloody past catches up with him. A murderous ex-soldier is on his trail, and his wife has tracked him down as well..."--Page [4] of cover.

Timberline / Matthew P. Mayo.

  • 22 May 2018
cover image"1875-1885 high-country train wreck. Mountain man Maple Jack and Roamer trail the killers in a blizzard"-- Provided by publisher.

The grub rider [large print] / by James C. Work.

  • 21 May 2018
cover image"Mysterious forces drive Gabe Allen to leave home in search of the Keystone Ranch. Job by job, handout by handout, he finally makes it. But his next journey will be far more dangerous, more demanding. He is to see an arrogant lady safely home to her own ranch where her sister is being held hostage by an outlaw gang whose leader is almost certainly insane. Gabe's only weapons are his wit, ingenuity, and a .44 revolver; but what can one man and one gun do against an outlaw who decorates his stronghold with the skeletons of other men who have come against him?"--Amazon.

Once more into the fire / Peter Brandvold.

  • 21 May 2018
cover image"1880's fast moving hard hitting western duo. Sheriff Ben Stillman, Johnny Nevada"-- Provided by publisher.

Denver draw [large print] : the gamblers / Robert J. Randisi.

  • 21 May 2018
cover imageOn the run from his family's murderers, Ty Butler survives with a few good hands, a loaded gun, and a little luck. But lying low is harder since he's earned a rep at the poker table and made some new friends named Earp, Masterson, and Holliday. In Denver, Butler finds Holliday in the clutches of corrupt lawmen. Wanted for murder in Tombstone, he'd rather go out in a blazing gunfight than face a hanging judge. Butler just has to keep Doc breathing until Earp and Masterson arrive, and that won't be easy.

When comes the spring [large print] / Janette Oke.

  • 21 May 2018
cover imageElizabeth and Wynn find that their commitment to God and to each other gives their life meaning. Can their love for each other sustain them through a harsh winter, loneliness, and rigors of life without any of the conveniences they're used to?

When breaks the dawn [large print] / Janette Oke.

  • 21 May 2018
cover image"Having survived the harshness of their first year in the far Northwest, Elizabeth and Wynn, her Royal Canadian Mountie, are now challenged by a crushing disappointment. Will their love for each other, hope for the future, and their faith in God carry them through?"--Provided by publisher.

In the distance / Hernan Diaz.

  • 20 May 2018
cover image"A young Swedish boy finds himself in penniless and alone in California. He travels East in search of his brother, moving on foot against the great push to the West. Driven back over and over again on his journey through vast expanses, Håkan meets naturalists, criminals, religious fanatics, Indians, and lawmen, and his exploits turn him into a legend. Diaz defies the conventions of historical fiction and genre (travel narratives, the bildungsroman, nature writing, the Western), offering a probing look at the stereotypes that populate our past and a portrait of radical foreignness. At first, it was a contest, but in time the beasts understood that, with an embrace and the slightest push, they had to lie down on their side and stay until Håkan got up. He did this each time he thought he spied someone on the circular horizon. Had Håkan and his animals ever been spotted, the distant travelers would have taken the vanishing silhouettes for a mirage. But there were no such travelers-the moving shadows he saw almost every day in the distance were illusions. With the double intention of getting away from the trail and the cold, he had traveled south for days. Hernan Diaz is the author of Borges, Between History and Eternity (Bloomsbury 2012), managing editor of RHM, and associate director of the Hispanic Institute at Columbia University. He lives in New York"-- Provided by publisher.

Flight of the hawk : the river / W. Michael Gear.

  • 20 May 2018
cover imageOnce again, New York Times and internationally best-selling author W. Michael Gear turns his master's hand to the frontier West. In the vein of his best-selling Coyote Summer, Gear now takes us to the 1812 Missouri Fur Trade. An intimate of the Burr conspiracy, the condemned and hounded John Tylor signs on as boatman with Manuel Lisa's expedition. But the river is now contested as the British, Spanish, and other fur companies prepare to break Lisa’s hold. As the expedition battles its way up the violent river, Fenway McKeever lurks in Tylor's shadow. Not only is the half-mad McKeever paid to kill Tylor, but he's convinced himself that by destroying Lisa's expedition, he can sell his services to the highest bidder.--Provided by Amazon.com.

Sycamore promises / Paul Colt.

  • 20 May 2018
cover imageA young couple leaves Ohio for the promise of a new life on the Kansas plains. They settle a prime tract of farm land near Lawrence, Kansas. A second young couple slips the bonds of slavery in Missouri. Circumstance brings them together. Set against the backdrop of a nation divided over the issue of slavery, the young settlers fight to hold their land and realize the future that unites them. Opposed by powerful forces they face human treachery, hostile Indians, prejudice, and a bloody, burning prelude to war as they battle to hold a hard-won home and fulfill the promises of their future. Sycamore Promises is a sweeping personal saga told with attention to history so as to both entertain and inform.--Provided by Amazon.com.

Escape to Fort Abercrombie / Candace Simar.

  • 20 May 2018
cover image"Mama and little Elsa are kidnapped by Indians. As his father lies dying, fourteen-year-old Ryker Landstad promises to take the nine-year-old twins to safety and rescue Mama and Elsa. It takes all Ryker's gumption, to reach the fort, only to discover that Fort Abercrombie is besieged by 500 warriors"-- Provided by publisher.

The devil's waltz / Ethan J. Wolfe.

  • 20 May 2018
cover imageYuma, Arizona, in the early 1880s. When U.S. Marshal Dale Posey needs help bringing notorious outlaw Tom Spooner to justice, he turns to the one man he knows who can deliver: the former leader of Spooner's gang, a man now serving a lengthy sentence at Yuma Prison, Jack Posey, Dale's younger brother. Dale has a deal for Jack: a full pardon if Jack helps Dale capture Spooner and his gang. Jack doesn't exactly jump at the deal, but he does accept it, partially because it offers him a chance to settle an old score with Spooner, his former second-in-command. Structurally resembling a police procedural leads followed, sources interviewed, etc.

Ernest Haycox and the western / Richard W. Etulain.

  • 19 May 2018
cover imageWestern fans today may not recognize the name Ernest Haycox (1899–1950), but they know his work. John Ford turned one of his stories into the iconic film Stagecoach, and the whole Western literary genre still follows conventions that Haycox deftly mastered and reshaped. In this new book about Haycox’s literary career, Richard W. Etulain tells the engrossing story of his rise through the ranks of popular magazine and serial fiction to become one of the Western’s most successful creators.

Fire sermon / Wright Morris.

  • 19 May 2018
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The which way tree / Elizabeth Crook.

  • 19 May 2018
cover image"Early one morning in the remote hill country of Texas, a panther savagely attacks a family of homesteaders, mauling a young girl named Samantha and killing her mother, whose final act is to save her daughter's life. Samantha and her half brother, Benjamin, survive, but she is left traumatized, her face horribly scarred...The Which Way Tree is the story of Samantha's unshakable resolve to stalk and kill the infamous panther, rumored across the Rio Grande to be a demon, and avenge her mother's death. In their quest she and Benjamin, now orphaned, enlist a charismatic Tejana outlaw and a haunted, compassionate preacher with an aging but relentless tracking dog. As the members of this unlikely posse hunt the panther, they are in turn pursued by a hapless but sadistic Confederate soldier with troubled family ties to the preacher and a score to settle."--Dust jacket.

Give-a-Damn Jones / Bill Pronzini.

  • 19 May 2018
cover imageGive-a-Damn Jones arrives in a small Montana town rife with tensions related to a convict's efforts to prove his innocence, a cattleman's demand for respect, a snooping editor, and a feud between a dentist and a blacksmith.

Josey Wales : two westerns / by Forrest Carter ; afterword by Lawrence Clayton.

  • 19 May 2018
cover imageTwo classic westerns in one paperback--The Outlaw Josey Wales and Gone to Texas--the basis of Clint Eastwood's movie The Outlaw Josey Wales. By the author of The Education of Little Tree.

An Arizona Christmas / William W. Johnstone with J. A. Johnstone.

  • 18 May 2018
cover image"Like most families, the Jensens gather together to celebrate the holidays. This year, since half the clan is scattered across the American West, they've decided to split the difference and meet up in Tucson. Matt and Luke will be there, for sure, and maybe Ace and Chance, too. That leaves Sally, Preacher, and Smoke Jensen, who've reserved three seats on a westbound stage to make sure they don't miss out on the festivities. What could possibly go wrong? Mother Nature is the first to strike, dusting up the trail with a sandstorm as blinding and deadly as any northern blizzard. Then comes an Apache ambush, forcing the passengers and drivers to seek shelter in a cave. Even if Smoke and Preacher manage to shoot their way out of this, they have another big surprise waiting -- a ruthless gang of outlaws after the cargo of cash on the stage, happy to slaughter anyone who tries to stop them. If the Jensens hope to save Christmas this year, they'll need to save their own lives first"--back cover.

Thalia : a Texas trilogy / Larry McMurtry.

  • 18 May 2018
cover imageLarry McMurtry burst onto the American literary scene with a force that would forever redefine how we perceive the American West. His first three novels-- Horseman, Pass By (1961), * Leaving Cheyenne (1963), and The Last Picture Show (1966)-- all set in the north Texas town of Thalia after World War II, are collected here for the first time. In this trilogy, McMurtry writes tragically of men and women trying to carve out an existence on the plains, where the forces of modernity challenge small- town American life. From a cattleranch rivalry that confirms McMurtry's "full- blooded Western genius" (Publishers Weekly) to a love triangle involving a cowboy, his rancher boss and wife, and finally to the hardscrabble citizens of an oil- patch town trying to keep their only movie house alive, McMurtry captures the stark realities of the West like no one else. With a new introduction, Thalia emerges as an American classic that celebrates one of our greatest literary masters.

Adobe moon : Wyatt Earp, an American odyssey / Adobe Moon / Mark Warren.

  • 18 May 2018
cover image"It is 1862. With his older brothers fighting in the war, Wyatt Earp - at fourteen - is left to manage the family's Iowa farm under his father's iron rule. These years of labor inculcate into him an ambition to seek his fortunes by his wits rather than the sweat of his back. The open territory to the west, he knows, offers that opportunity. When his family treks to California he makes the passing acquaintance of a beguiling Mexican girl, whose philosophy of success and failure will haunt Wyatt for years to come. It is the prophecy of the "adobe moon," a rusty-hued orb that reminds a man: If you do not achieve your dreams, you must settle for what you have. Though rejecting this creed, Wyatt feels the notion dog him like a ghost. After stints as coach driver, freight-hauler, and grader for the railroad, Wyatt takes his first "respectable" job as constable in a small Missouri town. There he meets the woman who teaches him the value of settling down with family. When she dies with child, Wyatt sinks into a depression where the lines of ethics blur. Wanted by the law he loses himself in the waterfront slums of Peoria working in brothels. Fed up with his self-made squalor, he returns to the West for a second chance at a proper life. In a Kansas cattle town he comes face to face with his salvation . . . and his destiny as a lawman with his own iron rule" -- Provided by publisher.

The ox that gored / by James Crownover.

  • 18 May 2018
cover image"Synopsis:Lee Sowell, a would-be bootlegger and outlaw, is compelled by Judge Isaac Parker to become a U.S. deputy marshal. He receives his training under the tutelage of famed deputy Bass Reeves and becomes a deputy with a posse of his own, ranging across the Indian Territory chasing bootleggers, murderers, and robbers. Creek Indian Lighthorse police bring Lee a man accused of murdering a young girl he had kidnapped. This is Lee's first encounter with A.B. Chew, a pathological murderer. Other adventures include an encounter with New Mexican comancheros and a gang of stock thieves operating along the cattle trails. Lee is captured by Seminole warriors and is suspected of being the thief who stole their horses. Chief Puma shows Lee how the Seminole take care of horse thieves. Lee and his posse rescue Deputy U.S. Marshal Tracey Price and his posse, who have been captured by cattle thieves, and are being taken to the Comanche Indians for torture. Later, Price and his posse disappear in the western Indian Territory and Judge Parker sends Lee to find them. What they find sends them on a manhunt across the territory that ends in a showdown at Robbers' Roost in the Cimarrón Strip"-- Provided by publisher.

The book of Murdock [large print] / Loren D. Estleman.

  • 18 May 2018
cover imagePosing as Brother Bernard Sebastian of the Church of Evangelical Truth, Page Murdock dons a clerical collar to worm his way into the confidence and good graces of the wary residents of Owen, Texas. Seems a gang of ruthless bandits is terrorizing the Texas panhandle, and all evidence points to the dusty cattle town as their base of operations. Murdock aims to unmask the gang, if he can pass himself off as a preacher long enough to get the drop on him.

Red Range : a wild western adventure / Joe R. Lansdale, creator & writer ; Sam J. Glanzman, illustrator ; Jorge Blanco & JOK, colorists ; Douglas Potter, letterer.

  • 18 May 2018
cover imageIn a tale of hope set amidsts the hyper violence of America's 19th century. Red Range tells the tale of Red Mask, a touch-as-nails vigilante who rides to fight the tragic racism of a Klan-dominated Texas. Written by multiple Bram Stoker Award winner Joe R. Lansdale and illustrated by Golden Age comic book master and WWII veteran, Sam J. Glanzman, this volume presenta the classic graphic novel in color for the first time, and includes an introduction by Mojo Press' Richard Klaw and Afterword by Stephen R. Bissette. As a bonus, this book contains a little-seen story by Glanzman, "I Could Eat A Horse!"

Hell's gate [large print] / by William W. Johnstone with J. A. Johnstone.

  • 18 May 2018
cover imageAfter crossing the dry Arizona desert--and missing six meals in a row--Sam Flintlock is flat-out desperate. For food. For work. For lodgings. Luckily he finds all three in the high timber country east of the Mogollon Rim. Lucy Cully, a young and pretty heiress, has an unusual proposition for the bounty hunter. She will pay him cold, hard cash to spend one full week in the Gothic mansion of her murdered uncle. What's the catch? The place is haunted. Sometimes even a man who sets traps for a living can step right into one.

The stacked deck [large print] / by JD March.

  • 17 May 2018
cover imageLife for former gunfighter Johnny Fierro has never been straightforward or easy. He and Lady Luck don t always see eye-to-eye. Some days he thinks she likes to turn the cards and stack the deck against him. Although Fierro s returned to the Sinclair ranch, he still feels like an outsider. He doesn t believe this new life can last, or that he s found a place that he can finally call home. And, even as he struggles to settle into a normal life and build relationships with the various members of his once-estranged family, his past comes back to haunt him. Lady Luck shows her hand, and once more his life is thrown into turmoil. His worst fears are realized. Two lawmen arrive at the ranch with a warrant for his arrest, and take him to Utah to stand trial. For murder Johnny Fierro has dark, terrible secrets he ll share with no man. As the fates conspire against him, Fierro fears that the trial might expose him, lay bare the man Johnny Fierro really is. And while he fights to avoid revealing the truth and escape the noose, newly forged family ties are tested to the limits as his brother, Guy, faces some unpalatable truths. Guy must question everything he thinks he knows about Johnny, and decide if he can not only live with what Johnny is capable of, but if he can continue to call him brother .

Trail angel [large print] / by Derek Catron.

  • 17 May 2018
cover image"From award-winning journalist and first-time novelist Derek Catron comes a historical Western and love story set on "the bloody Bozeman," the trail that sparked the only Indian war that ended with the army's defeat. In the spring of 1866, Annabelle sets out with her extended family to the gold fields of Montana. Guiding the wagon train is Josey Angel, a cavalryman said to have killed more men than any soldier in the Union army. His reputation frightened Annabelle. His almost boyish appearance and manner intrigued her. The journey through landscapes so beautiful and vast that anything seems possible will test--and strengthen--Annabelle, a Southern widow who lost everything in the war. Josey discovers new purpose in seeing to the safety of the settlers. Haunted by memories of the war and what he did to survive it, he sees in Annabelle a reason to think beyond living one day to the next, if he can only find redemption for his sins. As they begin to turn to each other, Annabelle and Josey discover even greater perils. A mysterious gang of bandits stalks their trail, and the Sioux will do anything to drive away the interlopers. Josey, Annabelle and all of those they care for are unwittingly headed into the path of a new and savage war. With richly drawn characters and an action-packed plot, Trail Angel takes readers on a fast-paced ride from a new and distinctive voice in the genre"-- Provided by publisher.

Hate thy neighbor [large print] / William W. Johnstone with J.A. Johnstone.

  • 17 May 2018
cover imageAfter a two-year drought, the Kerrigan ranch is dry as a bone and as dusty as a honky-tonk bible. On the brink of ruin, Kate Kerrigan hires the rainmaker Professor Somerset Lazarus, who promises salvation -- in the form of a deluge. Kate is desperate enough to try anything. But when four angry gunmen show up, ready to lynch the phony rainmaker for swindling them out of their money, the Kerrigans have to choose sides fast -- before the bullets start to fly. It doesn't take a divining rod to figure out that these unsatisfied customers want more than a refund. They have their sights set on the Kerrigan ranch. And it's just a matter of time until it's raining water or raining bullets. Either way, there will be blood.

Snake oil : too good to be true / Marcus Galloway.

  • 17 May 2018
cover image"Professor Henry Whiteoak is a liar and a swindler heading to Montana. Corey Maynard is a thief who has worked with Whiteoak and backs him in business adventures of crooked card games and deadly shootouts in Montana. Bounty hunters are looking to cash in on the reward"-- Provided by publisher.

Call me lonesome / Brett Cogburn.

  • 17 May 2018
cover image""The Arkansas Traveler, a hired assassin is obsessed with killing Morgan. He's waiting for him on the Arkansas River. The Pinkerton Detective Agency have put their best man hunters on his trail. Morgan has one thing going for him. His enemies have made him very mad, and surviving is the only way he can kill them all"--Provided by publisher.

The Carroll Farm fight [large print] / by Greg Hunt.

  • 17 May 2018
cover imageMel Carroll, a self-sufficient hill farmer, just wants to plow and harvest, tend to his stock, marry his sweetheart, and live quietly in the rugged Ozark country of southwest Missouri. But with the arrival of a northbound Confederate army, his farm is transformed into a fortified military camp. When the enemy arrives the outmanned Confederates collapse, and Mel is captured. Later, he barely escapes with a single goal in mind: make his way to the farm where his sweetheart lives.

When I die : the legend of Joe Mundy / Monty McCord.

  • 17 May 2018
cover image"After surviving a shooting in Taylorsville, and the 1876 influenza outbreak, Marshal Joe Mundy is enjoying the summer courting Sarah, the abandoned wife of the town's first marshal, George Welby. Until the killings begin. The cattlemen's association has threatened to campaign against Sheriff Canfield in the upcoming election unless he curtails the area's rustling problem. Bitter and unforgiving, Canfield's secret solution is a hired assassin, a convenient way to eliminate those in his way, along with the rustlers. The plan goes awry when a young, local cowhand is killed and Mundy is expected to stop the killer. In this second installment of the Joe Mundy series, his life is further complicated when after a long absence, George Welby returns to his wife, Sarah, and runs for sheriff"-- Provided by publisher.

Hellgate / P. Grady Cox.

  • 17 May 2018
cover image"Hellgate. The name strikes fear throughout Arizona Territory. Mason McCabe's nightmarish village huddles in an extinct volcano's crater. His business is stolen goods and stolen women. All criminals welcome. An outlaw, Caleb Connor, is protecting the captive Rose LaBelle, but her life is endangered when McCabe takes a personal interest in her. Rose fights the horrors of Hellgate while her Aunt Mary Alice, at her home in Prescott, the territorial capital, struggles with her own bondage to laudanum, alcohol, and morphine. Hellgate is a fast-paced story filled with realistic characters and historic details. The gothic darkness of Hellgate juxtaposed with the civilized territorial capital provides the perfect backdrop for this story of courage, redemption, and triumph over despair."-- Provided by publisher.

Blood oath [large print] / by Melissa Lenhardt.

  • 16 May 2018
cover image"Outlander meets post-Civil War unrest in this nonstop sequel to Sawbones ... Laura Elliston and William Kindle are on the run -- from the Army and from every miscreant in the West eager to claim the $500 bounty for Laura's capture as their own. But the danger isn't just from those pursuing them. Laura and Kindle have demons of their own and a past that won't stay dead. Exhausted, scared, scarred and surrounded by enemies, neither realize the greatest danger is yet to come"-- Provided by publisher.

Days of thunder [large print] : a western duo / Peter Brandvold.

  • 16 May 2018
cover imageThe Shotgun Rider: In this tale of bloody redemption, Dag Enberg is a shotgun rider for Arizona's Yuma Stage Line, and he's one of the best in the business. When a group of outlaws led by Cougar Ketchum kidnaps Enberg's pregnant wife and threatens to kill her if Enberg doesn't turn over a valuable strongbox, Enberg turns over the box without a fight. The owner of the strongbox, Logan Cates, believes that Enberg has thrown in with Ketchum. A bloody war breaks out... as well as a desperate chase into Mexico for the stolen gold and Enberg's woman.

Whispering pines [large print] : the Langtry sisters / by Scarlett Dunn.

  • 16 May 2018
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Destiny at dry camp [large print] / by John D. Nesbitt.

  • 16 May 2018
cover imageA stranger named Dunbar comes to the town of Dry Camp and goes to work at Rich Stanton’s ranch. Shortly after Dunbar’s arrival, he helps find the body of an old man named Ross Guilford. The foreman, Paul Kelso, picks a fight with a ranch hand named Willard Brumley. Dunbar intervenes, and Kelso fires him. As Dunbar asks around, he learns from Jack Brumley, Willard’s father, that Guilford knew something about Brumley’s wife, Louise, a beautiful woman of color who disappeared twenty years earlier. Stanton hires a man named Holcomb, who pairs up with Kelso to provoke Willard into a fatal gunfight. Jane Lancaster, an old friend of Louise, tells Dunbar some revealing information. Then Jane turns up dead. After a showdown with Kelso and then with Holcomb, Dunbar fights Stanton and beats him to death. Workmen dig up the remains of Louise Brumley, evidence that Stanton had an illicit affair with Louise and killed her to keep her silent.

Billy Pinto's war [large print] / by Michael Zimmer.

  • 16 May 2018
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Cold-blooded [large print] / by William W. Johnstone with J.A. Johnstone.

  • 16 May 2018
cover imageSheriff Jess Casey and his oddball band of sidekicks have pulled off the impossible: taming Hell's Half Acre, the most lawless town in Texas. But now the politicians in Austin have decided it's cheaper to dump hordes of criminals on Casey's town than hanging 'em. In one dreadful week it seems as if the gates of Hell have burst open: freed outlaws, gunslingers, rapists, drifters and miscreants are roaming Hell's Half Acre. And Casey and his deputies are running out of bullets fast.

The mule tamer [large print] : the case of the silver Republicans / by John C. Horst.

  • 16 May 2018
cover image"The beloved Mule Tamer gang is back: the affable Arvel Walsh and his wild Mexican bride, Chica, the terse Dick Welles, the aborigine healer, Billy Livingston, Dan George, Uncle Bob and Pilar, along with a brand-new cast of colorful characters. In the election year of 1896, the future of the fledgling Arizona Rangers, captained by Arvel Walsh and Dick Welles, hangs by a political thread. The latest crisis, a greedy silver republican bent on controlling the politics and wealth of Arizona and beyond, is driving a wedge between the two stellar ranger captains. Lori Parker has been savaged in a Tombstone brothel by a son of the prominent silver prospector and political operative David Gold, a well-connected businessman accustomed to buying his ne'er-do-well sons' way out of trouble as he builds his empire of corruption and avarice. Follow the Arizona Rangers as they chase deranged killers and Mexican bandits through the wilds of Arizona and Mexico, unaware that Arvel's beloved new family is to be targeted for execution. Has Gold finally met his match in the form of The Mule Tamer and his wild Mexican bride, or will this be the end of the finest law enforcement team the land has ever known?"--Provided by publisher.

Mountain man

  • 15 May 2018
cover imageSam Minard is a mountain man who seeks the freedom that the Rocky Mountains offers trappers. After his beloved Indian wife is murdered, Sam Minard becomes obsessed with vengeance, and his fortunes become intertwined with those of Kate Bowden, a widow who faces madness. This remarkable frontier fiction captures that brief season when the romantic myth of the far West became a fact.

Badlands [large print] / by Melissa Lenhardt.

  • 15 May 2018
cover image"Laura's worst fears have been realized: Kindle has been taken into custody and she is once again on the run. The noose awaits her in New York, but Laura is realizing that there are some things worse than death. Finally running out of places to hide, it may be time for Dr. Catherine Bennett to face her past"-- Provided by publisher.

An Arizona Christmas [large print] / William W. Johnstone with J. A. Johnstone.

  • 15 May 2018
cover image"Like most families, the Jensens gather to celebrate the holidays. This year, they've decided to meet up in Tucson. Matt and Luke will be there for sure, and maybe Ace and Chance, too. That leaves Sally, Preacher, and Smoke Jensen, who've reserved seats on a westbound stage to make sure they don't miss out on the festivities. What could possibly go wrong? The first to strike is a sandstorm. Next is an Apache ambush, then a ruthless gang of stage robbers. If the Jensens hope to save Christmas this year, they'll need to save their own lives first." -- From publisher's description.

Dead man's boot [large print] / by Patrick Dearen.

  • 15 May 2018
cover image"Clay Andrews is like a dead man, adrift in an uncaring dark. But he's also searching, and in 1869 he rides to the Pecos River. Back in Central Texas Clay's sister died, and only on this river might he learn why. The person responsible may have fled here, a no-man's-land you enter at your peril. Comanche attacks... a kidnapping... a chase through Apache country to Skeleton Cave and on to the Guadalupes -- for Clay, the answers will never come unless he rides into a mountain range where Indian spirits are rumored to guard a golden hoard." -- From publisher's description.

The bloody spur [large print] / by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins.

  • 15 May 2018
cover imageThe Santa Fe Railroad wants to build a spur through Trinidad, New Mexico, linking the town to the cattle trade. Only one man stands against it - rancher George Cullen. At the request of the town council, Sheriff Caleb York rides out to the Bar-O to reason with his old friend. With murder in the wind, the whole town's in danger. To bring a killer to justice, and protect the woman he loves, Caleb York must strap down his Colt .44, enter the big game, and bet his life on the turn of a card - and the speed of his draw.

Forever his Texas bride / Linda Broday.

  • 15 May 2018
cover image"All his life, Brett Liberty has straddled two worlds: white and Iroquois. The only place he's truly at peace is with his wild mustangs. But after he's arrested for the color of his skin, he discovers Rayna Harper in the cell next to him. Rough and tumble Rayna has known little kindness, but Brett sees the depth of her heart hidden beneath layers of hurt and fear, and he refuses to leave without her. Fierce and loyal, kind and strong, Rayna is everything Brett has ever wanted. But the world doesn't look kindly on a love like theirs, and he would rather let her go than bring her pain. Yet when the demons of his past threaten her future, Brett realizes he will do anything to keep Rayna safe...and make her his."--Page [4] of cover

If these walls could talk / James D. Crownover

  • 15 May 2018
cover image"Can the walls of an abandoned house absolve a man accused of a thirty-year-old murder? Not before Silent Cooper and Dempsy Nealy battle Apache thieves, Pancho's Villistas, marauding outlaws, and El Tigre of the Playas Valley. The loss of a letter beneath the ruins of a famous Arizona ranch house thirty years ago led to an untimely marriage for Dempsy's Aunt Cindy, who now runs three ranches with an iron will and a shotgun loaded with buckshot. No man stands in her way--for long. Dempsy dreams of a ghostly visitor in the desert, or was it a dream? The rock house of the Smuggler Hills seems to be an impregnable fortress until a small creature descends the chimney. A cemetery reveals a scandalous secret." -- Amazon.com

In the valley of the sun : a novel / Andy Davidson.

  • 14 May 2018
cover image"Deftly written and utterly addictive, this Western literary horror debut will find a home with fans of authors like Joe Hill, Cormac McCarthy, and Anne Rice. One night in 1980, a man becomes a monster. Haunted by his past, Travis Stillwell spends his nights searching out women in West Texas honky-tonks. What he does with them doesn't make him proud, just quiets the demons for a little while. But after Travis crosses paths one night with a mysterious pale-skinned girl, he wakes weak and bloodied in his cabover camper the next morning-with no sign of a girl, no memory of the night before. Annabelle Gaskin spies the camper parked behind her motel and offers the cowboy a few odd jobs to pay his board. Travis takes her up on the offer, if only to buy time, to lay low and heal. By day, he mends the old motel, insinuating himself into the lives of Annabelle and her ten-year-old son. By night, in the cave of his camper, he fights an unspeakable hunger. Before long, Annabelle and her boy come to realize that this strange cowboy is not what he seems. Half a state away, a grizzled Texas Ranger is hunting Travis for his past misdeeds, but what he finds will lead him to a revelation far more monstrous. A man of the law, he'll have to decide how far into the darkness he'll go for the sake of justice. When these lives converge on a dusty autumn night, an old evil will find new life-and new blood"-- Provided by publisher.

A bride for Gil [large print] / by Dusty Richards.

  • 14 May 2018
cover imageGil Slatter is quick on the draw and has a head for running a ranch, but he is a lonely man with only a cot in the bunkhouse at the TXY Ranch to call home. Then the ranch's foreman drops dead of a heart attack. Picked to take his place, Gil's entire world turns upside down. One day life is simple. The next he is running the entire outfit. But the old foreman also leaves behind a daughter, a willful young woman named Kate. When Gil drops by to pay his respects, she shocks him with a proposal of marriage.

The bogus bondsman [large print] / by Paul Colt.

  • 14 May 2018
cover image"A faceless New York investor sets in motion a hostile railroad takeover financed by more than a million dollars in counterfeit bearer bonds issued by a rival railroad. The work is carried out by a ruthless, ultra-secret crime syndicate using an enigmatic beauty hired to beguile unsuspecting bankers while passing the bogus paper. The Texas & Pacific Railroad turns to Pinkerton to stop the fraud while victimized banks retain the Great Western Detective League to recover their losses. Colonel David J. Crook assigns the case to ace operatives Briscoe Cane and Beau Longstreet. Pinkerton partner Reginald Kingsley is joined by seductively talented agent Samantha Maples in a pursuit that races across the west and southwest, riding the rails from one exciting encounter to the next unexpected twist. Kingsley and Cane match deductive wits to outsmart the mysterious bogus bondsman." -- Provided by publisher.

Bill Riley's head / Douglas Hirt.

  • 14 May 2018
cover image"The love being Francine Toutant, daughter of wealthy St. Louis businessman Pierre Toutant. The money (because to acquire Francine's hand in marriage requires much) is one Bill Riley--notorious Dakota Territory outlaw. And thus we find bounty hunter T.J. Ragland riding across the bleak Dakota Territory carrying the head of Bill Riley in a gunny sack, bound for Fort Leavenworth. The three thousand dollar reward will satisfy Pierre Toutant, and Ragland can marry Francine. Ragland's trek brings him to the sorry little town of Bend City, tucked into a wide bend of the Missouri River. He intends to catch a riverboat to Fort Leavenworth, which will shorten his traveling time by a couple weeks, and thereby relieve him of the foul odor emanating from the gunny sack. Regrettably, Missouri River riverboats don't keep to regular schedules, delaying Ragland. Due to some poor decisions, Bill Riley's head is stolen, and the deputy territorial marshal, Bethany Bulger, becomes a roadblock to him recovering old Bill. Bethany is a no-nonsense sort of woman who would like nothing better than for Ragland to leave town. Ragland finds this curious until he discovers that Bethany and some other folks are neck deep in insurance fraud. Throw in a drunken Indian, an undercover Pinkerton's detective, foreign agents, and murder, and Ragland quickly discovers a lot more is happening in Bend City than its sleepy appearance suggests. And, of course, there's more to Bethany Bulger than Ragland had bargained for as well"-- Provided by publisher.

.45-caliber : a western duo / Peter Brandvold.

  • 14 May 2018
cover imageTown Under Siege: "A gang of cutthroats who call themselves 'the Boys' led by the savage killer Cecil Craig run Cuno’s freight wagon off the road and into a canyon, killing the young freighter’s mules and setting him afoot. That’s only the start of the desperados’ depredations." -- Amazon.com.

The ballad of Black Bart / Loren D. Estleman.

  • 13 May 2018
cover imageBetween July 1875 and November 1883, a single outlaw robbed the stagecoaches of Wells Fargo in California's Mother Lode country a record of twenty-eight times. Armed with an unloaded shotgun, walking to and from the scenes of the robberies, often for hundreds of miles, and leaving poems behind, the infamous Black Bart was fiercely hunted. Between robberies, Black Bart was known as Charles E. Bolton, a distinguished, middle-aged man who enjoyed San Francisco's entertainments in the company of socialites drawn to his quiet, temperate good nature and upper-class tastes.Meanwhile, James B. Hume, Wells Fargo's legendary chief of detectives, made Bart's apprehension a matter of personal as well as professional interest.

Nellie and the bandit / Eileen Ross ; pictures by Erin E. Kono.

  • 13 May 2018
cover imageWhen Desperado Dan breaks out of jail, Nellie sets out to find her Pa, the sheriff, but finds the outlaw first.

Robbing the pillars / Kalen Vaughan Johnson.

  • 13 May 2018
cover image"Gold Rush California's notorious "Legislature of a Thousand Drinks" launches a secret consortium of frontier barons, triggering the collapse of independent mines throughout Sierra Nevada. James MacLaren, a fugitive from Scotland, embarks on a new life in California, escaping his secrets but not his hatred for the upper class. He is a man always on his guard, leery of the entitled and wary of his own temper. While raising a beautiful, headstrong daughter, and denying his love for a woman he cannot have, he champions miners in their fight against the Coleridge Sierra speculators seeking to maneuver a mining industry monopoly. San Francisco's Judge Dandridge sees himself as a man of vision. But when retributions fail in his courtroom, reparations are administered in the back rooms of vigilante justice. His venal and mercenary machinations tie him to the powerful Sam Brannan, the Chinese Tong and a shadowy control of the governorship of California. Robbing the Pillars is a story of the working class fighting for legitimacy against a legacy of gold and all it seduces -- a tale of hidden pasts, love and betrayal, and the fulfillment of dreams against incredible odds. Robbing the Pillars is the first book in The Empire Barons series") -- Provided by publisher.

Buzzard bait [large print] : a widowmaker Jones western / by Brett Cogburn.

  • 13 May 2018
cover imageNewt Jones is none too proud of his deadly nickname. But when you tangle with the likes of Judge Roy Bean and the notorious Mexican outlaw Juan Cortina, a man's bound to earn a reputation. Or get stuck with a moniker like "Widowmaker." Even so, Newt is ready to put his gunslinging days behind him, hang up his Winchester, and take it easy. There's just one problem: Ain't nothing easy about living in Apache country . . . When Newt gets word that a renegade tribe has kidnapped Matilda Redding's grandson, he can't just sit by and let the local authorities bungle it. Matilda once did him a good turn up on the Pecos and--flat broke and half drunk or not--he's got to help the old gal out. So he saddles up his horse, straps on his dead man's gun, and sets off to save this boy before he's buzzard chow. Sure, Newt's outnumbered, outgunned, and probably out of his mind. But they don't call him Widowmaker Jones for nothing . . . -- Amazon

Dead reckoning [large print] / by Mike Blakely.

  • 13 May 2018
cover imageAfter a botched confidence scam, swindler Dee Hassard begins a killing spree that covers half of the Colorado Territory. His first victim is the brother of rustler-turned-preacher Carrol Moncrief. Now Carrol must fall back on his former outlaw savvy to track the murderer down. As the manhunt drifts mysteriously toward a legendary wilderness landmark known as the Mount of Snowy Cross, it embroils a number of men and women whose lives it will change forever. In the final reckoning, either the preacher or the killer must go to his dusty death. --Amazon

Ten Mile Valley [large print] : a Western story / Wayne D. Overholser.

  • 13 May 2018
cover imageMark Kelton is eighteen years old -- part boy, part man. On the trail to set up ranch in eastern Oregon, his parents are killed by an unknown assailant and their strongbox containing $8,000 is stolen. Marks heads out onto the empty plain where he encounters Bronco Curtis, a man who knows what he wants, and Curtis befriends the young orphan. When Curtis was a boy, an older man had done the same for him. Under Curtis's tutelage, Mark becomes a hardened rider and an experienced cowboy, capable in the use of firearms. In Ten Mile Valley, Curtis purchases a small cattle ranch and appoints Mark as his partner, even though Mark is destitute. Even so, always at the back of Mark's mind is the knowledge that, somewhere on the plains, the murderer of his parents still rides free. Mark is convinced that he cannot truly becomes a man until he find that murdering thief.

High desert [large print] : a western duo / Wayne D. Overholser.

  • 13 May 2018
cover image"Murdo Morgan returns to Paradise Valley to fulfill his father's dream of settling a thousand farming families there despite opposition from the rancher responsible for the deaths of Monroe's father and brothers. In 'The Fence' Sheriff Jim Hallet has a murder to solve while removing the barrier between him and the woman he loves"-- Provided by publisher.

Hard way out of hell [largeprint] : the confessions of Cole Younger / Johnny D. Boggs.

  • 12 May 2018
cover image"Cole Younger, one of the most famous Western outlaws, tell his own story, warts and all, in this novel of retribution and redemption"-- Provided by publisher.

Where hope prevails [large print] / Janette Oke, Laurel Oke Logan.

  • 12 May 2018
cover imageElizabeth Thatcher's return to Coal Valley after a long summer with family back east is full of surprises. She will have to decide between her teaching position in the valley and her Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman, Jarrick Thornton.

Where courage calls [large print] : a when calls the heart novel / Janette Oke, Laurel Oke Logan.

  • 12 May 2018
cover image"In the early 20th century, new schoolteacher Beth Thatcher is assigned a post in a remote mining community in Western Canada. There her courage--and her heart--will be tested in unexpected ways"-- Provided by publisher.

Where trust lies [large print] / Janette Oke ; with Laurel Oke Logan.

  • 12 May 2018
cover imageAfter teaching in a 1920s mining town in western Canada, Beth Thatcher no longer feels at home among her wealthy family in the East. Her heart is torn between two very different worlds-- one the world of her family, the other the world of the man who has her heart.

Little Bighorn [large print] / by John Hough, Jr.

  • 12 May 2018
cover imageColonel George Armstrong Custer hires eighteen-year-old Allen Winslow as an aide for his 1876 campaign against the Sioux and Cheyenne. Traveling west, Allen finds himself in the company of Addie Grace Lord, sixteen, whose brother is a regimental surgeon. They fall in love, and it is with foreboding that Addie Grace watches Allen and her brother ride out with the Seventh Cavalry. Weeks later in Montana, the Seventh brings its quarry to bay beside the Little Bighorn River.

The ballad of Black Bart [large print] / by Loren D. Estleman.

  • 12 May 2018
cover imageBetween July 1875 and November 1883, a single outlaw robbed the stagecoaches of Wells Fargo in California's Mother Lode country a record of twenty-eight times. Armed with an unloaded shotgun, walking to and from the scenes of the robberies, often for hundreds of miles, and leaving poems behind, the infamous Black Bart was fiercely hunted. Between robberies, Black Bart was known as Charles E. Bolton, a distinguished, middle-aged man who enjoyed San Francisco's entertainments in the company of socialites drawn to his quiet, temperate good nature and upper-class tastes.Meanwhile, James B. Hume, Wells Fargo's legendary chief of detectives, made Bart's apprehension a matter of personal as well as professional interest.

Revenger [large print] : a Western duo / Frank Leslie.

  • 12 May 2018
cover image"Synopsis: From the celebrated author of the popular Yakima Henry novels, a new western adventure series ... After the War Between the States, the former Confederate Mike Sartain came west and joined the frontier cavalry. Wounded by Apaches in Arizona, he was nursed back to health by an old desert rat and his beautiful granddaughter, Jewel. When the prospector and Jewel were viciously murdered by marauding Yankees, Sartain hunted the soldiers down and killed them in his own fierce Cajun style, for Jewel had been carrying Sartain's unborn child. That's how Mike Sartain's lust for revenge got started. That's how he became a wanted man, with a dead-or-alive price on his head. Now, with no choice but to keep on riding, The Revenger rides for anyone who has an ax to grind"-- Provided by publisher.

The Texas badge [large print] / Dusty Richards.

  • 12 May 2018
cover imageSaddler County Sheriff Dell Hoffman is charged with bringing the perpetrators of these horrific crimes to justice, but even the toughest and most cunning lawman in Texas has his limits. With nothing to go on but five bloody bodies, a cracked safe, and an empty jail, Dell works the fringe of his sleepy western town--the forgotten, the invisible, those who often see without being seen. The more he learns, though, the more he wishes he could forget. In search of the truth, Dell finds himself pulled into an dark world of murder, deception, and brutality the likes of which he never imagined. Will he solve the most heinous crime in Texas history? Or will Dell's drive for justice lead him to an even greater tragedy for both himself and those he cares for most? --Amazon

The butcher of Baxter Pass [large print] / by William W. Johnstone with J. A. Johnstone.

  • 12 May 2018
cover imageThey call him "The Butcher of Baxter Pass," the notorious former Union general who massacred 200 Confederate prisoners--just because he could. Now it's Sheriff Jess Casey's unenviable job to protect the bloodthirsty murderer from those who want him dead, which turns out to be pretty much everyone south of the Mason-Dixon Line. When the Butcher arrives in Fort Worth--followed by the vengeance-hungry McNamara clan--Casey has to swallow his disgust and uphold the law, even if it means saving a mass murderer's hide. But it won't be easy.
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