New Arrivals · Western Fiction

October 20, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The Kid

October 19, 2016
Hansen, Ron, 1947- author.
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.
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.
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.
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" --

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.
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.
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..."

Cape Hell

May 19, 2016
Estleman, Loren D., author.
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.
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

Mayhem at Buffalo Bill's Wild West : a Jemmy McBustle mystery

March 7, 2016
Amis, Fedora, author.
Waterville, Maine : Five Star, [2016]
287 pages ; 22 cm

A sweet misfortune : a novel

February 19, 2016
Brendan, Maggie, 1949-
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Revell Books, [2016]
331 pages ; 22 cm.

Robert B. Parker's Blackjack : a novel

February 4, 2016
Knott, Robert, 1954- author.
324 pages ; 24 cm
Based on characters created by Robert B. Parker.
Managing an influx of carpetbaggers, gamblers, thieves and other disreputables in prosperous Appaloosa, Cole and Hitch are challenged by a flashy and womanizing casino owner who proves slippery when he is implicated in a series of murders.

Finding promise

January 5, 2016
Dunn, Scarlett.
New York : Zebra Books, [2016]
375 pages ; 178 cm.
Sequel to : Promises kept.
"The McBride Brothers"--Cover.
"She may be an heiress, but Parker Promise Sinclair cares more about living an adventurous life than snaring a suitable husband. So it's no surprise when she joins a Wyoming wagon train--only to survive a massacre that leaves her with no memory, a target on her back--and her abiding faith tested by the only man who can possibly protect her. His gunfighting skills and trail savvy have saved U.S. Marshal Jake McBride more times than he can count. And his instincts tell him the only way to keep Promise alive is to take her along on his high-stakes cattle drive. But she soon proves she can ride and shoot with the best of them--and Jake finds it increasingly difficult to keep himself from falling for her. Soon, with danger closing in, they'll have only one chance to face their doubts, their fears--and their growing love...."--Cover, p. [4]

Pine Marten

December 31, 2015
Swenson, Wallace J.
Waterville, Maine : Five Star Publishing, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2015]
231 pages ; 23 cm

Bear claws

December 18, 2015
Murphy, Robert Lee.
Waterville, Maine : Five Star, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2015]
287 pages : map ; 22 cm

A Ranger's time : a novel

December 10, 2015
Gates, Edward L., Jr., author.
[Prescott, Arizona] : [Edward L. Gates], [2015]
335 pages ; 20 cm
"Charlie Turlock is an aging Texas Ranger in 1892 Amarillo, Texas. For most of his life he's been fighting not only the outlaws in Texas, but his own personal demons from the secrets of his past. Because of his age he plans on leaving the Rangers soon. But, before he goes, there is one last conflict with a cattle baron that needs to be settled. However, a mysterious visiting stranger brings more pressing issues and "ghosts" from Charlie's past that could affect the future."--Page [4] of cover.

Morrow Creek marshal

December 9, 2015
Plumley, Lisa.
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Enterprises Limited, [2015]
282 pages ; 17 cm.
"Dancing girl Marielle Miller makes sure no cowboy steps his spurred boots out of line. But then one night, she tumbles from the stage into the arms of Dylan Coyle... Marielle doesn't need a man in her life--especially a wandering gunslinger unwilling to put down roots. Except as Morrow Creek's new stand-in lawman, Dylan will be around to vex her for a while yet. And when she becomes embroiled in his latest case, Marielle starts to hope this particular drifter will stick around for good!"-- Page [4] of cover.

A Texas hill country Christmas

December 8, 2015
Johnstone, William W., author.
330 pages ; 17 cm
While most folks are busy preparing for Christmas, the tightknit Jensen clan can only hope they'll make it home. Luke Jensen is in San Antonio tracking down a dangerous outlaw. But when he finds the man leading a wholesome life-as a charity-working Hill Country pastor-Luke agrees to wait until after Christmas to bring him to justice. Meanwhile, Smoke and Sally Jensen head out from Fort Worth by stagecoach, only to be stranded by unrelenting rains-and stalked by a crazed Commanche killer. And in Austin, Ace Jensen falls head over heels in love with a girl he wants to marry. Unfortunately, she's engaged to one of the outlaw gang that's gunning for Luke's bounty ...

Giving up the ghost

December 7, 2015
McCoy, Max, author.
New York, NY : Kensington Publishing Corp., 2015.
247 pages ; 18 cm
"An Ophelia Wylde paranormal mystery"--Cover.

Thunder over the Superstitions

November 30, 2015
Brandvold, Peter, author.
Waterville, Maine : Five Star, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2015]
233 pages ; 23 cm
"Including a bonus story featuring the Rio Concho Kid: Blood and Lust in Old Mexico."
Gideon Hawk hunts the depraved outlaw Pima Miller into the Superstition Mountains of Arizona Territory. Hawk inadvertently shot Miller's woman, but the killer doesn't seem to mind. He leaves his infant son behind and heads into the mountains with his beautiful young guide, Jodi Zimmerman, who he's kidnapped from the Superstition Stage Relay Station. Hawk, however, minds very much that his bullet meant for Miller struck an innocent woman. He storms after Miller with his usual blood lust. But the Superstitions are no picnic. The Apaches call the range their Thunder God's abode, and the Chiricahuas don't care for interlopers. And neither does the strange old desert rat known as the Dutchman, who will do everything he can to keep his secret stash of ancient Apache gold a secret.

Three-legged horse

November 16, 2015
Hall, Russ, 1949-
Waterville, Maine : Five Star, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2015]
201 pages ; 23 cm
"A Justin Bodean western"--Title page.
Heading into the Wild West seems an adventure to fifteen-year-old Justin Bodean, until the bullets and arrows begin to fly. Life or death often hangs by a ragged thread, as he soon comes to realize, and he must find if he has the grit to survive and the courage to think of others. The lure of a treasure of Civil War gold drives him, and he has a map. But he's not alone in wanting the hidden stash. Others, some who seem to be friends and some who are clearly not, want the same thing. Out here, where fortunes can be grabbed by the strongest and quickest, he has a lot to learn. And he's going to have to learn fast if he wants to be sixteen.

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