New Arrivals · Western Fiction

April 15, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Sawbones

April 14, 2017
Lenhardt, Melissa, author.
New York : Redhook Books/Orbit, 2017.
421 pages ; 21 cm.
"When Dr. Catherine Bennett is wrongfully accused of murder, she knows her fate likely lies with a noose unless she can disappear. Fleeing with a bounty on her head, she escapes with her maid to the uncharted territories of Colorado to build a new life with a new name. Although the story of the murderess in New York is common gossip, Catherine's false identity serves her well as she fills in as a temporary army doctor. But in a land unknown, so large and yet so small, a female doctor can only hide for so long"-- Provided by publisher.

Million dollar cowboy

April 5, 2017
Wilde, Lori, author.
©2017
421 pages ; 17 cm.
The embittered illegitimate son of a Texas ranching dynasty, having achieved his goal of becoming more successful than his father, falls in love with the daughter of his father's foreman during a strained family wedding.

Day of reckoning

April 5, 2017
Johnstone, William W., author.
New York, NY : Pinnacle Books, Kensington Publishing Corp., [2017]
395 pages ; 17 cm.
"A Duff MacCallister western"--Cover.
Duff and two unlikely companions search for the killers of a neighbor and his wife.

River of blood

April 4, 2017
Johnstone, William W., author.
©2015
312 pages ; 17 cm.
Breck Wallace was turning into a true mountain man on the American frontier. As a teenager in Tennessee he killed in self-defense, then left behind a woman he loved. With a gun and trap lines he is learning how to survive in the Rockies, braving the punishing elements, ruthless outlaws, and forging an uneasy peace with the Indians. But as dangerous as life is, nothing is worse than a powerful man with a murderous grudge. Breckenridge has left two such men in his past - and they both send cold-blooded killers for hire after him. Now the young frontiersman must fight a whole new kind of enemy - armed with his courage, strength, and raw skills with knife and gun.

The Frontiersman

March 9, 2017
Johnstone, William W., author.
New York : Pinnacle Books, Kensington Publishing Corp., [2015]
364 pages ; 17 cm.
Seventeen-year-old Breckinridge Wallace is a pioneer whose fearless instincts have finally landed him in trouble with an Indian enemy. Now, from the bustling streets of St. Louis to the vast stillness of the Missouri headwaters, Breck is discovering a new world of splendor, violence, promise and betrayal on his way to the new frontier. Most of all, he is clawing his way to manhood behind the law of the gun.

Monahan's massacre

March 9, 2017
Johnstone, William W., author.
New York, NY : Pinnacle Books, Kensington Publishing Corp., [2017]
395 pages ; 17 cm.
"The accidental gunslinger Dooley Monahan has quit wandering and settled down to a farmer's life. But when the itch for adventure gets too strong, he packs up and rides west. Along with his horse General Grant, and Blue, a dog who's too smart for his own good, Dooley rides for the Black Hills to strike it rich in the gold fields of Colorado. But fate has other ideas. When the trigger-happy Dobbs-Queeg gang holds up the Omaha bank, Dooley is mistaken for one of the robbers, and a price is plastered on his head. With every lawman in the territory hot on his trail, Dooley has no choice but to join up with the murderous outlaws. If the hangman doesn't get him, his new friends will, but Dooley won't turn back. With Blue and General Grant at his side, Dooley will make his fortune--come hell, high water, and everything in between" -- provided by publisher.

Robert B. Parker's Revelation

February 15, 2017
Knott, Robert, 1954- author.
©2017
324 pages ; 24 cm
Based on characters created by Robert B. Parker.
"Territorial marshals Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch figured things had finally settled down in Appaloosa when Boston Bill Black's murder charge was dropped. But all that changed when Augustus Noble Driggs was transferred to a stateside penitentiary just across the border from Mexico. Square-jawed, handsome, and built like a muscled thoroughbred stallion, Driggs manages to intimidate everyone inside the prison walls, including the upstart young warden. In a haunting twist of fate, Driggs and a pack of cold-blooded convicts are suddenly on the loose--and it's up to any and all territorial lawmen, including Cole and Hitch, to capture the fugitives and rescue the woman kidnapped during their escape. But nothing is ever quite what it seems with the ever-elusive Driggs."--Provided by publisher.

Texas redemption

February 8, 2017
Broday, Linda. author.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Casablanca, 2017.
436 pages ; 17 cm.
When Laurel James agrees to marry the town mayor, she thinks she will finally get the respectability she craves. A comfortable life with a well-to-do man is the perfect plan...until Shenandoah comes along.

Hell's Half Acre

February 7, 2017
Johnstone, William W.
©2015
348 pages ; 17 cm
A new sheriff takes on the area of Hell's Half Acre, a gang run empire.

Seven days to hell

February 7, 2017
Johnstone, William W., author.
New York, NY : Pinnacle Books, Kensington Publishing Corp., [2017]
428 pages ; 17 cm.
After lawman Sam Heller saves his life, Young Bill begs Heller to save one more. Cullen Baker, the original quick-draw artist, who is forced to fight a life-and-death battle with a corrupt robber baron for control of the Torrent River.

Valley of bones

February 7, 2017
Richards, Dusty.
[New York, New York] : Kensington Publishing Corp., 2017.
412 p. ; 17 cm.
"Pinnacle books."
As the electric cables are laid for a new telegraph system that will connect the settlers of the Arizona Territory to the rest of the country, rancher Chet Byrnes squares off with a gang of hired henchmen who would kill to sabotage the project, all while he deals with cutthroat rustlers on the Mexican border.

World, chase me down : a novel

February 2, 2017
Hilleman, Andrew, 1982- author.
©2017
332 pages ; 20 cm
"A rousing, suspenseful debut novel--True Grit meets Catch Me If You Can--based on the forgotten true story of a Robin Hood of the American frontier who pulls off the first successful kidnapping for ransom in U.S. history. Once the most wanted man in America, Pat Crowe is a forgotten folk hero who captivated the nation as an outlaw for economic justice. World, Chase Me Down resurrects him, telling the electrifying story of the first great crime of the last century: how in 1900 the out-of-work former butcher kidnapped the teenage son of Omaha's wealthiest meatpacking tycoon for a ransom of $25,000 in gold, and then burgled, safe-cracked, and bond-jumped his way across the country and beyond, inciting a manhunt that was dubbed "the thrill of the nation" and a showdown in the court of public opinion between the haves and have-nots--all the while plotting a return to the woman he never stopped loving. As if channeling Mark Twain and Charles Portis, Andrew Hilleman has given us a character who is bawdy and soulful, grizzled, salty, and hard-drinking, and with a voice as unforgettable as that of Lucy Marsden in Alan Gurganus's Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All--an anti-hero you can't help rooting for"-- Provided by publisher.

Silver City

February 1, 2017
Guinn, Jeff, author.
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2017]
xviii, 376 pages ; 24 cm
"Cash McLendon faces stone-cold enforcer Killer Boots in an Old West showdown, in New York Times-bestselling author Jeff Guinn's riveting follow-up to Buffalo Trail. Cash McLendon, reluctant hero of the epic Indian battle at Adobe Walls, has journeyed to Mountain View in the Arizona Territory with one goal: to convince Gabrielle Tirrito that he's a changed man and win her back from schoolteacher Joe Saint. As they're about to depart by stage for their new life in San Francisco, Gabrielle is kidnapped by enforcer Killer Boots, who is working on orders from crooked St. Louis businessman Rupert Douglass. Cash, once married to Douglass's troubled daughter, fled the city when she died of accidental overdose--and Douglass vowed he'd track Cash down and make him pay. Now McLendon, accompanied by Joe Saint and Major Mulkins, hits the trail in pursuit of Gabrielle and Killer Boots, hoping to make a trade before it's too late"-- Provided by publisher.

The cold eye

January 23, 2017
Gilman, Laura Anne, author.
©2017
334 pages : map ; 24 cm.
"Isobel is riding circuit through the territory known as the Devil's Left Hand. But when she responds to a natural disaster, she learns the limits of her power and the growing danger of something mysterious that is threatening not just her life, but the whole Territory. Isobel is the left hand of the old man of the Territory, the Boss--better known as the Devil. Along with her mentor, Gabriel, she is traveling circuit through Flood to represent the power of the Devil and uphold the agreement he made with the people to protect them. Here in the Territory, magic exists--sometimes wild and perilous. "--Provided by publisher.

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

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