New Arrivals · Western Fiction

August 13, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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.

The Last Kind Words Saloon : a novel

May 13, 2014
McMurtry, Larry.
New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, A Division of W. W. Norton & Company, [2014]
196 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Traces the rich and varied friendship of Wyatt Earp and Doc Holiday from the town of Long Grass to Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show in Denver, then to Mobetie, Texas, and finally to Tombstone, Arizona, culminating with the famed gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

Poison Spring : a frontier story

May 12, 2014
Boggs, Johnny D. author.
232 pages ; 23 cm.
It's the spring of 1864, and times are hard in Washington County, Arkansas, especially for thirteen-year-old Travis Ford. He hasn't heard from his father, a sergeant in the 2nd Arkansas Cavalry, in months. His mother is struggling to make ends meet on the family farm near Poison Spring. All Travis really wants to do is to follow his passion--to make up adventure stories in the style of Alexandre Dumas. But the Civil War keeps getting in his way. When the Confederate Army withdraws and Federal forces--including the First Kansas Colored Volunteers--take control of Washington County, Travis and his family are caught in the middle. All too soon, Travis must put away his pencil and paper and make a choice, between North and South, black and white, right and wrong, horror and humanity, something that could get him, and everyone he loves, killed. Johnny D. Boggs brings life to a relatively obscure Civil War tragedy--the massacre of black soldiers by Confederates during the Battle of Poison Spring--by telling the story through the eyes of a young boy watching his world unravel while his strong-willed mother tries to keep her family out of harm's way, an impossible task in a war-ravaged land.

The heart's pursuit

May 6, 2014
Hatcher, Robin Lee.
Grand Rapids, MI : Zondervan, [2014]
307 pages ; 22 cm

Ragtime cowboys

May 5, 2014
Estleman, Loren D.
New York : Forge, 2014.
268 pages ; 22 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
"In prohibition-era Southern California, real life detectives Charles D. Siringo and Dashiell Hammett must solve a mystery involving a ruthless politician--Joseph P. Kennedy. With sharp dialogue and rich historical background, Ragtime Cowboys is an exciting, suspenseful tale in which the Old West and Hollywood collide. Los Angeles, 1921: Ex-Pinkerton Charlie Siringo is living in quiet retirement when Wyatt Earp knocks on his door and asks him to track down his missing horse. What begins as horse thievery turns into a deeper mystery as Siringo and another ex-Pinkerton, the young Dashiell Hammett, follow clues that take them from the streets of Los Angeles to Jack London's farm, until they discover a conspiracy masterminded by the notorious and powerful Joseph P. Kennedy. From the first page to the closing chapter, these ragtime cowboys chase the truth in Loren D. Estleman's compelling tale of the Old West and early Hollywood. "-- Provided by publisher.

In want of a wife

May 1, 2014
Goodman, Jo, 1953- author.
New York : Berkley Sensation, 2014.
378 pages ; 17 cm.
"Berkley Sensation historical romance"--Spine.
Jane Middlebourne responds to an ad for a mail-order bride from Bitter Springs, Wyoming, but when she arrives she faces a battle to prove to her new husband, Morgan Longstreet, that she can help him manage his ranch.

Hop Alley : a novel

May 1, 2014
Phillips, Scott, 1961-
Berkeley : Counterpoint, 2014.
pages cm
"Cottonwood (2004) was a huge step forward for the burgeoning king of noir Scott Phillips, and his dark and gritty take on the western earned him starred reviews and praise from crime masters Michael Connelly and George Pelecanos. That novel featured the Kansas town beginning in 1872 when it was just a small community of run down farms, dusty roads, and two-bit crooks. Saloon owner and photographer Bill Ogden thought it could be more and allied with wealthy developer Marc Leval to capitalize on the advent of the railroad and the cattle trail that soon turned Cottonwood into a wild boomtown. But problems followed the money and soon Bill was confronting both the wicked family of serial killers known as the Bloody Benders as well as his one-time friend Marc, having fallen into an affair with his beautiful wife Maggie. Bill then turned up alone in San Francisco in 1890, having to face a past from which he could not run. But what happened to him in those missing years? What happened to Maggie, to Bill, and their escape from the murderous Bender family? Hop Alley answers all those questions as we return to the Wild West and discover Bill Ogden, now living as Bill Sadlaw, running a photo studio near the Chinese part of town know as Hop Alley in the frontier town of Denver in 1878. Left by Maggie, Bill enjoys an erotic affair with Priscilla, a fallen singer addicted to laudanum, who is also seeing his friend Ralph Banbury, the editor of the local Denver Bulletin (neither man minds sharing). Bill's peaceful time away from Cottonwood turns anything but as he must confront the mysterious murder of his housekeeper's brother-in-law, the increasing instability of Priscilla as both men try to ease out of her clutches, and an all out-riot across Hop Alley. And when the body count starts rising, Bill will soon start wishing he had never left Cottonwood at all. Hop Alley proves that no one does the Wild West like noir master Scott Phillips. "-- Provided by publisher.


April 25, 2014
Guinn, Jeff.
New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, [2014].
406 pages ; 24 cm.
Rising to a life of influence and wealth after a hard-luck youth in late 19th-century Arizona Territory, Cash McLendon flees in the wake of a tragedy and tries to win back the heart from a woman from his past only to be targeted by his former father-in-law.

Backlands : a novel of the American West

April 24, 2014
McGarrity, Michael.
New York, New York : Dutton, [2014]
507 pages : map ; 24 cm
Map on lining papers.
Catapulted into early adulthood after the death of an older brother he idolized, eight-year-old Matthew Kerney assumes difficult responsibilities to save the family ranch against a backdrop of the Great Depression and a drought-stricken Tularosa Basin.

The poacher's daughter

April 7, 2014
Zimmer, Michael, 1955-
Waterville, Maine : Five Star, 2014.
499 pages ; 23 cm
"Synopsis : In 1885, young Rose Edwards is widowed by Montana vigilantes who hang her husband for an alleged theft, then burn her Yellowstone Valley cabin to the ground as a warning for her and others of her kind to quit the territory. Penniless and illiterate, yet fiercely independent, Rose begins a two-year odyssey to revisit the land of her childhood, a land she once traveled with her father, an itinerant robe trader among the Assiniboines and Blackfeet. But the old ways of the hunter and trapper are disappearing. European investors are flooding the bison ranges with vast herds of cattle, raising mansions and polo fields on ground once claimed by teepees and sod-roofed hunters' shacks. With an aging roan gelding named Albert as her closest friend, Rose finds herself a reluctant hero in an ageless battle, the face of an indigenous population, both native and white, as she stubbornly pushes back against the invading aristocracy. And hanging over her every decision is an alcoholic father, who hunts bison inside the newly formed Yellowstone National Park, selling the mounted heads and tanned robes to Eastern tourists even as his daughter makes her stand against the destruction of the land she loves"-- Provided by publisher.

A sensible arrangement

March 24, 2014
Peterson, Tracie.
Minneapolis, Minnesots : Bethany House, A division of Baker Publishing Group, [2014]
324 pages ; 22 cm.
"In the first of the LONE STAR BRIDES series, featuring 1890s Denver, Colorado, and Texas, Marty and Jake agreed to a marriage of convenience only. But when love starts to soften their hearts, will they come to a different arrangement?"-- Provided by publisher.

Seth MacFarlane's a million ways to die in the West : a novel

March 11, 2014
MacFarlane, Seth, 1973-
New York : Ballantine Books, [2014]
211 pages ; 20 cm
Pays homage to the traditional Western with a modern comic spin, following a cowardly sheep rancher who seeks the help of a gunslinger's wife to win back the woman who left him.

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