New Arrivals · Western Fiction

January 21, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Preacher's hellstorm

January 20, 2017
Johnstone, William W., author.
©2017
vi, 376 pages ; 18 cm.
"Long ago, the legendary trapper known as Preacher took shelter with the Absaroka, and fell in love with a girl called Bird in the Tree. Twenty years later, he rescues a woman and her son from an ambush by the hated Blackfoot. The woman is Birdie, and the valiant young warrior is Hawk That Soars--Preacher's son. Now the greatest fighter on the frontier is about to go to war, to protect a family he never knew he had. Led by the vicious war chief Tall Bull, the Blackfoot are trying to wipe out the Absaroka. Hopelessly outnumbered by vicious warriors, Preacher and his son launch a war that will stain the Rocky Mountain snow with Blackfoot blood." -- Back cover.

Texas John Slaughter

January 20, 2017
Johnstone, William W., author.
©2014
328 pages ; 17 cm
"It's been barely a decade since the notorious gunfight at the O.K. Corral. Rustlers and outlaws still terrorize the land, and the good citizens of Tombstone are at the end of their ropes. Enter Texas John Slaughter--the new sheriff of Cochise County and the toughest lawman west of the Rio Grande. With a backbone of steel to match the iron law of his badge, Texas John is determined to bring peace to this parched desert hell even if it kills him. Which it just might. When word gets out about an untapped vein of silver in the Dragoon Mountains, every man in town heads for the hills. The streets of Tombstone are an easy target for raiders, looters--and one gang of outlaws foolish enough to kidnap Slaughter's young, pretty wife. Forget keeping the peace. This is war."-- Publisher's description.

Luke

December 15, 2016
Ryan, R. C., 1937- author.
New York : Forever, 2016.
350 pages ; 17 cm.
Includes an excerpt for Reed (pages 317-336) and a Cowboy's Christmas Eve (pages 339-350).
Wild. Reckless. Stubborn. That's Luke Malloy in a nutshell. The solitary life of a rancher and the untamed Montana wilderness make him feel alive-and nothing will ever change that. Not even being thrown from his horse and forced to accept a stranger's help. The fact that this stranger is a beautiful blonde with a passion for ranching that rivals his own doesn't hurt. But there's a secret she's hiding, and Luke won't rest until he uncovers it... Ingrid Larsen doesn't need anyone's help. Not with managing her family's ranch. Not with raising her little sister. And certainly not with the mysterious incidents occurring on her property. When this too-sexy-for-his-own-good cowboy needs a place to recover, she hopes he'll be in and out in no time flat. But just as she's beginning to trust Luke's promise of protection, Ingrid's secret threatens to tear them apart.

Brutal night of the mountain man

December 15, 2016
Johnstone, William W., author.
New York, NY : Pinnacle Books/Kensington Publishing Corp., [2016]
vi, 377 pages ; 17 cm.
"Pinnacle western"--Spine.
After a man guns down a greedy, overbearing rancher in self-defense, Smoke Jensen and his posse come to his defense when the rancher's goons aim to string him up.

Back in the saddle : a novel

December 5, 2016
Herne, Ruth Logan, author.
Colorado Springs, Colorado : Multnomah Books, 2016.
309 pages ; 21 cm.
"Here comes a captivating western romance and family-centered drama with a heart of gold, featuring plenty of cowboys and family drama, from prolific author and networker Ruth Logan Herne"-- Provided by publisher.

Home on the range : a novel

December 5, 2016
Herne, Ruth Logan, author.
©2016
303 pages ; 21 cm.
"Can the brother left behind and a woman without hope work together for the good of two precious children? Nick Stafford stayed in central Washington, working his family's large ranch after his brothers left to pursue other passions--but his toughest job is being a single dad. As a child he watched his father fail at marriage and parenting, so Nick was determined to show him up. He'd be a better husband, father, and ranch manager than Sam Stafford ever was. Despite that commitment, three years after Nick's wife left him, he has a daughter in trouble at school and both of his girls are facing issues that force him to rethink his stubborn plans. For Dr. Elsa Andreas, life fell apart when tragedy caused her to abandon her family therapy practice and retreat to the backwoods of Gray's Glen. Her school principal sister believes Elsa can guide the Stafford girls and that working with kids will draw Elsa out of her protective bubble. Summer on the Double S teems with life and adventure. Amid the bounty of God and land, will Nick and Elsa find the courage to build futures based on faith rather than fear?"-- Provided by publisher.

Christmas in the Lone Star State

November 23, 2016
Manning, Jason, author.
©2016
263 pages ; 17 cm.
"A Texas holiday is worth fighting for"--Cover.
Texas Ranger Bill Sayles rode scout for Sam Houston when he was no more than fifteen. These days the lawman on the wrong side of three score years, and the glory days of the Rangers are on the wane. But Sayles still hits what he aims at and is not a man to cross. Ten days before Christmas in the harsh winter of 1876, Sayles arrives at the state prison in Huntsville to escort prisoner Jake Eddings on a furlough to his hometown, where his ten-year-old son is being laid to rest. In a desperate scheme to save his farm, Eddings took part in a stagecoach holdup in which the driver was killed. After serving two years of a fifteen-year sentence, he is already a broken man. Despite the agony of regret, he longs to see his wife and bury his beloved boy. But when Sayles gets wind that the murderous Litchfield brothers are headed in the direction of Eddings farm, the Ranger and his prisoner join forces to keep Eddings wife from harm and maybe grab a last shot at redemption.

Vyzhivshiĭ : roman o mesti

November 14, 2016
Punke, Michael, author.
Moskva : Izdatelʹstvo "Ė", 2016.
314 pages : map ; 21 cm.
A story of survival on the American frontier chronicles the exploits of fur trapper Hugh Glass, who is attacked by a grizzly bear and left for dead by his fellow trappers, but survives and treks through the wilderness to seek justice.

Christmas at Dove Creek

November 10, 2016
Dunn, Scarlett, author.
©2016
364 pages ; 17 cm
Lily Starr rides like an angel and she's a crack shot. She's determined to shepherd a helpless group of outcasts from Texas to Wyoming by Christmas, including a pregnant woman whose blessed event is drawing near. So, encountering handsome Thorpe Turlow along the dangerous trail is a welcome unexpected gift, for he's as formidable as he is reserved. Besides, understanding this gentle, secretly wounded man is another challenge Lily isn't about to resist.

A Colorado Christmas

November 9, 2016
Johnstone, William W., author.
©2016
412 pages ; 17 cm
At the Sugarloaf Ranch, Smoke and Sally Jensen prepare to welcome Preacher home for the holidays--unaware that their friend is trailed by a storm full of trouble. On a mission of vengeance, an old trapper is rescued by Ace and Chance Jensen from ruthless outlaws--and wanted by a driven bounty hunter named Luke Jensen. And, just released from prison, a criminal mastermind assembles a vicious gang of cutthroats to extract his final revenge against his enemy--the sheriff of Big Rock, Colorado. With a snowstorm brewing, a community in jeopardy, and a showdown ready to explode, these courageous pioneers are brought together by fate and fury to forge peace on earth. But they're going to have to fight for it. With guns. With grit. With glory. Because this Christmas, the greatest gift of all is . . . staying alive.

Kill town : A Corrigan brothers western

November 9, 2016
Smith, Cotton. author.
©2016
326 pages ; 17 cm.
"A Corrigan brothers western" --Cover.
Agon Bordner is dead, and the ranch he cheated for has been handed over to Deed Corrigan and his brothers. But before they can get the Bar 3 back on its feet, Deed, Holt, and Blue must fight to rebuild the town by buying the bank and appointing a marshal. For a moment, peace looks possible for these three weary veterans of the trail--until the guns begin to fire. Seeking vengeance for their boss, eight of Bordner's killers storm the town. They rob the bank, kill the marshal, and break the rest of their gang out of the jail. To save the town, Deed and Holt hit the trail, planning vengeance the only way they know how. Blue stays behind, stepping into the marshal's role to guard the jail, as the Corrigans risk their necks to save the only place they have ever called home

A stranger in town

November 9, 2016
Johnstone, William W., author.
New York, NY : Pinnacle Books, Kensington Publishing Corp., [2016]
344 pages ; 17 cm
"A Will Tanner western"--Cover.
The train grinds to a halt somewhere in the Indian Nations, and the bandits get onboard. They take everything on the train worth stealing and gun down a guard to make their escape--just another notch on the belt for Ben Trout and Zack Larsen, two of the most savage killers in the west. U.S. Deputy Marshal Ed Pine follows them to Muskogee. There the trail runs cold, and Ed Pine disappears. To save his friend, Deputy Will Tanner rides for Muskogee, where justice extends only as far as the range of a Colt .45. Tanner earned his badge in a blistering gunfight, when he got the drop on a trio of killers and saved the life of another fellow marshal. Now, he'll have to be just as quick--and just as deadly. To bring in Trout and Larsen, Tanner must set his badge aside, and resort to the law of the gun.

The Kid

October 19, 2016
Hansen, Ron, 1947- author.
©2016
xii, 301 pages : maps ; 24 cm
"Born Henry McCarty, Billy the Kid was a diminutive, charming, blond-haired young man who, growing up in New York, Kansas, and later New Mexico, demonstrated a precocious dexterity at firing six-shooters with either hand--a skill that both got him into and out of trouble and that turned him into an American legend of the old West. He was smart, well-spoken, attractive to both white and Mexican women, a good dancer, and a man with a nose for money, horses, and trouble. His spree of crimes and murders has been immortalized in dime westerns, novels, and movies. But the whole story of his short, epically violent life has never been told as it has been here"-- Provided by publisher.

El Paso : a novel

October 18, 2016
Groom, Winston, 1944- author.
©2016
xii, 477 pages ; 25 cm
When the Colonel's famous Valle del Sol ranch is raided, it was Pancho Villa who not only stole the cattle but also murdered the ranch manager. Even worse, Villa's henchmen abduct the Colonel's grandchildren in another daring raid only days later. Frantic, the aging patriarch and his adopted son race to El Paso, hoping to gather a group of cowboys brave enough to hunt down the generalissimo on his own turf. But their deep pockets and political clout mean next to nothing in a crumbling nation rife with communist sympathizers. When a twist of fate unites his party with that of Johnny Ollas, an aspiring matador whose wife has also been kidnapped by the marauding revolutionaries, the two factions gallop off on an extraordinary manhunt through some of the most inhospitable terrain on earth: the vast and snake-ridden Sierra Madre.

To love a Texas ranger

October 13, 2016
Broday, Linda, author.
©2016
441 pages ; 18 cm
"The men of legend" --Cover
After being gravely injured chasing a notorious criminal, Texas Ranger Sam Legend heads for home, only to find himself locked in battle to save a desperate woman on the run.

Bill Doolin : American outlaw

September 12, 2016
Brooks, Bill, 1943- author.
©2016
243 pages ; 23 cm
"Leader of the last of the great outlaw bands, the Olklahombres, Bill Doolin outfoxed the law while trying to walk the line between being a good man and bad. He was a family man and a bank and train and stagecoach robber. By the end of his reign, almost every one of his gang had been gunned down, and now the law was out to finish him as well. But it would not be easy, not even for the likes of the famed U.S. Marshals led by Heck Thomas. A fictional account based on factual evidence about the last of the badmen" -- Amazon.com.

Love's sweet revenge

August 29, 2016
Bittner, Rosanne, 1945- author.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Casablanca, [2016]
503 pages : genealogical chart ; 18 cm.
"The powerful third installement of the Outlaw hearts saga"--Cover.
Over the years, Jake and Miranda Harkner have endured all the dangers a wild and brutal West could throw at them. Now, settled on their ranch in the beautiful Colorado hill country, they've finally found peace. But for a man like Jake Harkner, danger is always lurking, and the world may not be ready for an infamous outlaw-turned-lawman-turned-legend to hang up his guns. Threatened by cruel men in search of revenge, the Harkner clan must be stronger than ever before. Yet nothing can stop the coming storm. With the Old West dying around them and the rules of this new world ever-changing, Jake vows to end the threat to his family no matter what it takes. Even if it means sacrificing himself so his beloved Miranda may live.

Where hope prevails

July 8, 2016
Oke, Janette, 1935- author.
©2016
317 pages ; 23 cm.
"When Beth Thatcher returns to Coal Valley, she has much to be excited about. She anticipates Jarrick's proposal of marriage and perhaps a spring wedding. The mine is expanding, and there are more schoolchildren than ever. But the town's rapid growth brings many challenges. A second teacher is assigned, and Beth finds herself going head-to-head with a very different philosophy of education--one that dismisses religion and rejects God. Fearful for the children who sit under the influence of Robert Harris Hughes, Beth struggles to know how to respond. At the same time, Beth wonders if Jarrick is considering a position at her father's company simply for her sake. Should she admit her feelings on the matter? Or keep silent and allow Jarrick to make up his own mind?"--Provided by publisher.

The big showdown : a Caleb York western

May 24, 2016
Spillane, Mickey, 1918-2006, author.
New York, NY : Kensington Books, 2016.
xi, 223 pages ; 22 cm.
A Caleb York western --Cover.
Before leaving for San Diego and his new job as a Pinkerton man, Caleb York vows to make the streets of Trinidad, New Mexico, safe once again.

Easy pickings

May 24, 2016
Wheeler, Richard S., author.
©2016
285 pages ; 22 cm
"Includes 'Dead Weight' a never-before-published short story" --Cover.
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
"A widow must defend herself and her property from greedy townsfolk..."--Amazon.com.

Cape Hell

May 19, 2016
Estleman, Loren D., author.
©2016
224 pages ; 22 cm.
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
"U.S. Deputy Page Murdock is ordered by Federal Judge Harlan A. Blackthorne to Cape Hell, Mexico, to verify a report that former Confederate Captain Oscar Childress is raising an army to take over Mexico City--and then intends to turn north to rekindle the Civil War. Childress, it seems, has the weapons, wealth, and moral compass to do it. Unable to talk himself out of the mission, Murdock heads south on a steam train named "El Espanto"--The Ghost. With only Hector Cansado, an engineer who can't be trusted and Joseph, a Native American fireman with a few secrets of his own, Murdock hurtles through the murderous desert of a foreign land toward a man bent on wholesale massacre--unless Murdock can stop him."--Book jacket.

The last ranch : a novel of the new American West

May 16, 2016
McGarrity, Michael, author.
©2016
525 pages : illustrations, maps, genealogical table ; 24 cm.
"When Matthew Kerney returns to his ranch in the beautiful San Andres Mountains after serving in Sicily during World War II, he must not only fight to recover physically and emotionally from a devastating war injury, but he must also battle attempts by the U.S. Army to seize control of his land for expanded weapons testing. Forced off public grazing lands, banned from gathering his cattle on high mountain pastures, and confronted by military police guarding a high security army post on the northern reaches of the range, Matt finds himself at the center of a heavy-handed government land-grab. The reasons behind this surge of secrecy and control become clear when Matt witnesses the boiling, blinding explosion of the first atom bomb at Trinity Site. As he struggles with an aging, stove-up father no longer able to carry a heavy load at the ranch, an ex-convict intent on killing him, and a failing relationship with a woman he dearly loves, Matt must draw upon all his mental and physical resources to keep his world--and the people in it--from collapsing."-- Provided by publisher.

The devil you know

May 3, 2016
Goodman, Jo, 1953- author.
New York : Berkley Sensation, 2015.
404 pages ; 17 cm.
"After a horse drags him through the countryside, Israel McKenna awakes bruised and battered in a field in Pancake Valley, Colorado. He can recall where he came from and where he was going, but the memory of how he came to be on the Pancake homestead eludes him. He’s certain he did something wrong to deserve such a harsh punishment—and so is the beautiful woman who reluctantly comes to his aid"--Page [4] of cover.

The killing land

April 4, 2016
Seewald, Jacqueline.
Waterville, Maine : Five Star, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2016.
313 pages ; 23 cm
Set in the Arizona Territory in the early 1880s, a courageous settler from the East and an aristocratic cattle baron become involved in a relationships neither wants but neither can resist.

Bounty of vengeance : Ty's story

March 15, 2016
Colt, Paul, author.
Waterville, Maine : Five Star Publishing, [2016]
305 pages ; 22 cm

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