New Arrivals · Western Fiction

April 5, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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.


October 8, 2015
Maberry, Jonathan, author.
476 pages ; 21 cm.
"Based on the bestselling role-playing game"--Cover.
Grey Torrance is a hired gun literally haunted by his bloody past, comes to the struggling town of Paradise Falls, where he becomes embroiled in a deadly conflict between the besieged community and a diabolically brilliant alchemist who is building terrible new weapons of mass destruction . . . and an army of the living dead!

Buffalo trail

October 7, 2015
Guinn, Jeff, author.
420 pages ; 24 cm
Fleeing from his nemesis, Killer Boots, Cash McLendon seeks refuge in Dodge City with a band of buffalo hunters who head south to the Texas panhandle into forbidden Indian Territory.

Dreaming of a Western Christmas

September 25, 2015
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Enterprises Limited, [2015]
287 pages ; 17 cm.
His Christmas belle / Lynna Banning -- The cowboy of Christmas past / Kelly Boyce -- Snowbound with the cowboy / Carol Arens.
"Three festive [Christmas] stories to make your dreams come true"--Page 4 of cover.

Justice at Redwillow

September 14, 2015
Nesbitt, John D.
Waterville, Maine : Five Star, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015.
229 pages ; 23 cm
Jim Fontaine wants to get a new start in life by settling on his own piece of land near the town of Redwillow. He isn't there very long, though, when a saloon girl named Emma turns up dead and a friend of his, Charley Drake, gets thrown in jail for the murder. Nora Winterborne, who is new in town, confides to Fontaine that she is interested in the case because Emma was her sister, but she has to keep quiet. Fontaine also learns of the disappearance of a woman named Judith Deaver and is faced with a trespasser who seems to be looking for something on his homestead. Fontaine has to follow a trail of twisted stories, old crimes, and new murders, including the death of Charley Drake, to help bring about justice at Redwillow.

The range war of '82

September 10, 2015
Wolfe, Ethan J.
Waterville, Maine : Five Star, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2015]
269 pages ; 22 cm
Wyoming is on the brink of statehood. Leading the charge is Jefferson Parker, the richest cattle baron in the territory. Backed by the Cattlemen's Association, Parker knows that the quickest way to achieve the goal of statehood is through the cattle business. Standing in Parker's way is a group of farmers who, by their very existence, threaten the open range and the way to statehood. So Parker offers to buy out all the farmers in the territory. His offer is rebuked. Leading the farmers is the Johansen family. James Johansen, his wife Sarah and their young son Seth are determined to make a go of their small farm. James bands the farmers into a unified group and they hold off Parker and his allies. Until the mysterious gunfighter Cord arrives in town, hired by none other than Parker. Cord's assignment is to help Parker broker a deal with the farmers to buy out their land. Cord is as persuasive with words as he is with a gun, and the deal might have worked except for Parker's hotheaded son who interferes and forces Cord to kill him. Thus begins the range war. Farmers on one side, Parker on the other, Cord caught in the middle.

On Cimarron

July 16, 2015
Lederer, Paul Joseph.
Waterville, Maine : Five Star, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015.
369 pages ; 23 cm
"As weary settlers begin to infiltrate the Kansas area, a young family of pilgrims settles on a lower stretch of the Cimarron River. Elizabeth O'Day and her husband, Tom, virtually alone in the wilderness, have been told that the area is safe for whites. However, they soon discover a band of Kiowa Indians, their mood uncertain, living nearly across the river from where they plan to build a home. An uneasy peace endures between the people on each side of the river, and the two groups manage a sort of wary interaction. Until the War Between the States erupts nearly simultaneously with the long-standing conflict between Comanche and Kiowa and the winds of bloody war sweep across the Cimarron land from every direction."-- Provided by publisher.

The dove and the crow

July 16, 2015
Hirsch, Joseph, 1982- author.
130 pages ; 23 cm.
"Meet the crow. He's been around for hundreds of years. He took scalps in the time of Cortez and Columbus. He skins men and makes rugs of their hides, lassos of their intestines. Right now he's angry, and out for blood. Meet the dove. Matina's a whore at the Maison de Joie, with more mojo than you can shake a stick at. It's been said that, with just a bat of her eyelashes, she can turn pennyroyal tea into tincture of opium. Meet the tracker. Dognose Jones, the adopted son of a Cherokee medicine man, has a special gift. He can smell his prey like a bloodhound scenting its chase. Welcome to the wild, weird west.

Rodeo ranch : a Western duo

July 3, 2015
Brand, Max, 1892-1944.
Waterville, Maine : Five Star, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015.
184 pages ; 23 cm
"Doc Willis, despite the nickname, is just an unemployed cowboy in The Valley of Jewels. Daggett Valley holds many secrets from the past, including a now deserted mining camp. It is there that Buck Logan lures Willis with the promise of great riches to be gained. What Doc doesn't even suspect is that he is to play a part in a most subtle feat of deception in which an old man, William Daggett, will be conned into believing that he is reliving his past. Rodeo Ranch is so called because of the rodeos sponsored by Ramon Alvarez. When an attempt is made on Alvarez's life, a rodeo is held, but the only event that interests him is the shooting competition. The event is won by Duds Kobbe, who is hired to be Alvarez's body guard. What Kobbe doesn't realize is that he will be just as much a target as Alvarez. "-- Provided by publisher.

American meteor

June 10, 2015
Lock, Norman, 1950- author.
New York : Bellevue Literary Press, 2015.
207 pages ; 19 cm
"In this ... tale of Manifest Destiny, Stephen Moran comes of age with the young country that he crosses on the Union Pacific, just as the railroad unites the continent. Propelled westward from his Brooklyn neighborhood and the killing fields of the Civil War to the Battle of Little Big Horn, he befriends Walt Whitman, becomes a bugler on President Lincoln's funeral train, apprentices with frontier photographer William Henry Jackson, and stalks General George Custer. When he comes face-to-face with Crazy Horse, his life will be spared but his dreams haunted for the rest of his days"--Page 4 of cover.

Paradise sky

June 8, 2015
Lansdale, Joe R., 1951-
New York, New York : Mulholland Books, an imprint of Little, Brown and Company, 2015.
400 pages ; 25 cm
On the run after an infamous landowner murders his father, Willie becomes an expert marksman before turning Buffalo Soldier, befriending Wild Bill Hickok and earning the nickname "Deadwood Dick."

Vermilion : the adventures of Lou Merriwether, psychopomp

June 8, 2015
Tanzer, Molly, author.
376 pages ; 23 cm
"Gunslinging, chain smoking, Stetson-wearing Taoist psychopomp, Elouise "Lou" Merriwether might not be a normal 19-year-old, but she's too busy keeping San Francisco safe from ghosts, shades, and geung si to care much about that. It's an important job, though most folks consider it downright spooky. Some have even accused Lou of being more comfortable with the dead than the living, and, well... they're not wrong. When Lou hears that a bunch of Chinatown boys have gone missing somewhere deep in the Colorado Rockies she decides to saddle up and head into the wilderness to investigate. Lou fears her particular talents make her better suited to help placate their spirits than ensure they get home alive, but it's the right thing to do, and she's the only one willing to do it. On the road to a mysterious sanatorium known as Fountain of Youth, Lou will encounter bears, desperate men, a very undead villain, and even stranger challenges. Lou will need every one of her talents and a whole lot of luck to make it home alive...."--Page [4] of cover.

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