New Arrivals · Western Fiction

October 7, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The shotgun arcana

October 6, 2014
Belcher, R. S.
New York : Tor, 2014.
398 pages : map ; 25 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates Book."
"R. S. Belcher's debut novel, The Six-Gun Tarot, was enthusiastically greeted by critics and readers, who praised its wildly inventive mixture of dark fantasy, steampunk, and the Wild West. Now Belcher returns to Golgotha, Nevada, a bustling frontier town that hides more than its fair share of unnatural secrets. 1870. A haven for the blessed and the damned, including a fallen angel, a mad scientist, a pirate queen, and a deputy who is kin to coyotes, Golgotha has come through many nightmarish trials, but now an army of thirty-two outlaws, lunatics, serial killers, and cannibals are converging on the town, drawn by a grisly relic that dates back to the Donner Party...and the dawn of humanity. Sheriff Jon Highfather and his deputies already have their hands full dealing with train robbers, a mysterious series of brutal murders, and the usual outbreaks of weirdness. But with thirty-two of the most vicious killers on Earth riding into Golgotha in just a few day's time, the town and its people will be tested as never before--and some of them will never be the same"-- Provided by publisher.

The high divide : a novel

September 29, 2014
Enger, Lin, author.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2014.
332 pages : map ; 24 cm
Abandoned by her husband and her two sons who went out to search for him, Gretta Pope must follow her family across the rugged badlands of 1880s Montana.

An unseemly wife

September 29, 2014
Moore, E. B. (Elizabeth B.), author.
New York, New York : New American Library, [2014]
x, 309 pages ; 21 cm
Includes readers guide.

A matter of heart

September 25, 2014
Peterson, Tracie.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House, [2014]
313 pages ; 23 cm
"In 1890s Texas when two very different men enter Jessica's life, will she choose to pursue her dreams of adventure or follow the gentle urgings of her heart?"-- Provided by publisher.

Adobe Flats

September 19, 2014
Campbell, Colin, 1955-
Woodbury, Minnesota : Midnight Ink, 2014.
348 pages ; 20 cm
"A Resurrection man novel ; 3"--Title page.

Pale harvest : a novel

September 10, 2014
Hepner, Braden.
Salt Lake City : Torrey House Press, 2014.
366 p. ; 21 cm.
In a sublime landscape, Jack Selvedge struggles against betrayal to save his farm, Mormon faith, and the girl he loves.

Desperate hearts

September 8, 2014
Bittner, Rosanne, 1945- author.
370 pages ; 18 cm
Includes excerpt from Outlaw Hearts (pages [357]-370).
"She's a woman with a secret. Elizabeth Wainwright is on the run. Accused of a murder she didn't commit, she has no choice but to cut ties with her old life and flee West. The last thing she wants is attention, but when her stagecoach is attacked, she suddenly finds herself under the fierce protection of one of Montana's famed vigilantes...whether she likes it or not. He's a man with a code. Lawman Mitch Brady is sworn to uphold justice in the wild lands of 1860's Montana. He's never met a man he's feared, and he's never met a woman more desperately in need of his help. Something's shaken the secretive Elizabeth, but as he gets to know the beautiful city belle, he finds the only thing he wants more than her her trust."--Publisher's website.

The killing trail : a Killstraight story

September 5, 2014
Boggs, Johnny D.
Waterville, Maine : Five Star, [2014]
228 pages ; 23 cm
"After visiting his late mother's people on the Mescalero reservation, Comanche tribal policeman Daniel Killstraight waits to catch a train home when local cowboys bring disturbing news: an Apache has brutally murdered a teenage girl in the railroad town of Deming and locals want to lynch him. Killstraight has no jurisdiction in this territory and he doesn't care much for Apaches. He knows nothing about Deming, the murdered girl, or the accused killer, but he is in no hurry to return home. So he heads for Deming to help a fellow Indian. Once he arrives, Killstraight learns that the accused, Francis Groves, is a brooding, embittered, binge-drinking white man who once lived with the Chiricahuas and was known as "Walking Man." Killstraight sets out to prove Groves innocent -- in a town that hates Indians. where he has few allies and many new enemies. and with this thought in the back of his mind: What if Groves is really guilty?"-- Provided by publisher.

Marco and the devil's bargain

September 2, 2014
Kelly, Carla, author.
Seattle, Washington : Camel Press, 2014.
236 pages : map ; 23 cm.
Sequel to Double cross.
Marco Mondragãn, a genial lawman on the New Mexican frontier in 1782, fears that his young wife, Paloma, will be stricken by the approaching smallpox epidemic. When their Comanche friend, Toshua, rescues Anthony Gill, a white physician, from the desert, they strike the titular bargain: Anthony will inoculate Paloma and their neighbors, and Marco and Toshua will escort Anthony to a Comanche hideaway that he suspects harbors his kidnapped daughter.

Tried & true

September 2, 2014
Connealy, Mary.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House, A division of Baker Publishing Group, [2014]
317 pages ; 22 cm
"Wild at heart ; book one"--Title page.
"In 1860s Idaho Territory, Kylie Wilde is disguised as a man, homesteading for profit so she can live comfortably back East. But love or danger could change her mind"-- Provided by publisher.

The bully of order : a novel

August 29, 2014
Hart, Brian (Brian Woodson)
New York : Harper, 2014.
384 pages ; 24 cm
"Set in a logging town on the lawless Pacific coast of Washington State at the turn of the twentieth century, this spell-binding novel tells the story of the Ellstrom family and the violent social and historical forces that tear them apart"-- Provided by publisher.

Grace and the guiltless

August 12, 2014
Johnson, Erin, 1970- author.
271 pages ; 22 cm
When Grace's parents and siblings are murdered by the Guiltless Gang for their Arizona horse ranch outside Tombstone, she vows to devote her life to revenge--but the Chiricahua she finds sanctuary with try to teach her a better way.

Skull mesa : a western story

August 5, 2014
Overholser, Wayne D., 1906-1996.
Waterville, Maine : Five Star, [2014].
182 pages ; 23 cm

Promise me Texas

August 5, 2014
Thomas, Jodi.
413 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
On a midnight train, four hours away from her wedding, Beth McMurray discovers the devastating truth about the powerful senator she's about to marry. Beth is convinced nothing could make this stormy night worse until the train wrecks and she tumbles straight into the arms of an outlaw. Andrew McLaughlin doesn't believe in loving except between the pages of his writings. He loved deeply once and thinks he'll never survive another loss. To save a friend, he climbs aboard a train heading toward Dallas. In the moment before the train crashes, he saves a beautiful woman and is injured in the fall. He wakes up to find she's claimed him as her fiancé -- and now they're both on the run, and destined to do everything it takes to make an unexpected promise of love come true.

Gunfighter's return

July 23, 2014
Brand, Max, 1892-1944.
New York : Dodd, Mead, [1979] c1922.
200 p. ; 21 cm.
Transformed into a feared gunman by circumstances, not by choice, Jim Curry holds up a stagecoach and makes off with twenty thousand dollars, the exact sum needed by gambler Charlie Mark who tracks Jim down and makes a strange bargain with him.

A question of bounty : the shadow of doubt

July 18, 2014
Colt, Paul.
Waterville, Maine : Five Star, [2014].
359 pages ; 23 cm

Massacre Canyon

June 27, 2014
Johnstone, William W., author.
New York : Kensington, c2014.
396 p. ; 17 cm.
When Luke Jensen is taken prisoner by the notorious Kroll gang, his brother Smoke Jensen must come to his rescue. Original.

The hour of lead : a novel

June 26, 2014
Holbert, Bruce.
Berkeley, California : Counterpoint, [2014]
307 pages ; 24 cm
Taking over his family ranch after losing his loved ones in a brutal snowstorm, Matt Lawson pursues a first love before embarking on a decades-long cross-country journey that impacts everyone he left behind.

The man from boot hill : burying the past

June 25, 2014
Galloway, Marcus.
447 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Across the Cheyenne River

June 11, 2014
Nesbitt, John D.
Farmington Hills, Mich. : Five Star, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
247 pages ; 23 cm

Truth be told

June 4, 2014
Cox, Carol.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House, c2014.
350 pages ; 22 cm
"1890s Arizona newspaper reporter Amelia Wagner means to expose the truth about the Great Western Investment Company, no matter what--or who--they send to stop her"-- Provided by publisher.

A moment in time

June 2, 2014
Peterson, Tracie.
304 pages ; 22 cm.
Having survived an attack that left her scarred and her father dead, Alice Chesterfield is never free from the fear and memories of the man who is responsible. Texas seems to be an answer to Alice's prayers, and when she has the opportunity to relocate to a ranch near Dallas, Robert Barnett captures her attention. He doesn't worry about the obstacles that stand in their way-- and he hardly seems to notice the scar she bears. When devastating information about her family comes to light, Alice must learn to place her trust in God as she seeks a measure of peace for her future... and for her heart.

The Keystone Kid

May 27, 2014
Roderus, Frank, 1942-
393 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Eyes of eagles

May 23, 2014
Johnstone, William W.
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
pages cm.

Jailhouse glock : a dead sister talking mystery

May 22, 2014
Lipperman, Liz, 1947-
Woodbury, Minnesota : Midnight Ink, 2014.
ix, 278 pages ; 21 cm
When single mother Maddy is framed for murder, her three sisters and ghost of her fourth sister team up to clear Maddy's name and save her from hardened criminals searching for something worth millions.

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