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    • Cavalry Scout by Dee Brown

      Cavalry Scout

      Dee Brown

      A western saga of honor amid the nineteenth-century Indian wars from the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee.

      “I wished I was back in Texas and had never left there to end up scouting in such godforsaken country for an army dressed in blue.” Such are the sentiments of John Singleterry as this gripping tale begins in the snowy wilderness. Singleterry and his partner, Peter Dunreath, are sent to scout ahead of their battalion when they’re taken captive by two fighters from the Cheyenne, a tribe not known for taking prisoners.

      One fighter is an old medicine woman, suspicious and eager to kill, while the other, a beautiful mixed-race girl named Marisa, wants to wait. The women tell the scouts about their tribe’s decimation during its forced relocation, and of multiple promises that have been broken—stories that force Singleterry to face difficult questions of love and desertion.

      Written by an acclaimed chronicler of the drama of the American West and the conflicts between white men and Indians, this is a moving novel of torn loyalties set during one of the most tumultuous eras in Native American history. Cavalry Scout gives full-blooded reality to its time, and to both the settlers and natives at the heart of its story.
      This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dee Brown including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.
    • The Girl from Fort Wicked by Dee Brown

      The Girl from Fort Wicked

      Dee Brown

      A post–Civil War adventure of love, money, and determination from the bestselling author of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee.

      Captain Westcott receives the news that a wagon train has been raided. Two officers have been wounded and four civilians killed—among the dead is the woman who was traveling to the western frontier to become his wife. Authorities believe that the prize was six thousand dollars, and that the local Arapaho Indians are responsible—a curious assumption given that the greenbacks in this area are the preserve of soldiers, not the tribes.

      But it soon becomes apparent that there’s more to this raid than money. Having no time to lose, Westcott promptly sets out to hunt the band of raiders, on a mission that will contain more surprises than he could ever have expected.

      Alive with suspense, The Girl from Fort Wicked is a riveting portrayal of America’s rugged frontier landscape, its language, and its unusual characters from celebrated author Dee Brown, whose groundbreaking classic Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee changed the way many Americans perceived frontier history.

      This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dee Brown including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

    • Desperadoes by Ron Hansen

      Desperadoes

      Ron Hansen

      Ron Hansen’s engrossing novel of the violent life and criminal exploits of the Dalton gang, as remembered by its last surviving member
      From his home in Los Angeles, an aging Emmett Dalton reminisces about his glory days in America’s Wild West. Now sixty-five years old, and a Hollywood fixture, he makes a comfortable living selling stories of his earlier exploits to movie studios. But years before, he rode with his two brothers—charming, handsome, charismatic Bob, and the cold-eyed killer Grat, so wild and unpredictable that even his own family was afraid of him—committing brazen acts of robbery, bootlegging, and murder. As the last surviving member of the infamous Dalton gang, it’s Emmett’s responsibility to keep their legend alive. He has resolved to tell the full truth about the fabled career of the three criminal brothers and Eugenia Moore, the former schoolmarm who was an indispensable partner in their crimes, even if that truth turns out to be a darker, more painful, and less heroic picture than Hollywood’s moguls would make it out to be. The critically acclaimed debut novel by bestselling author Ron Hansen, Desperadoes is a masterwork of historical fiction that brings a fabled era of American outlaws and violence to breathtaking life.

    • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford by Ron Hansen

      The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

      Ron Hansen

      A powerful novel of the infamous Western outlaw and his killer: “The best blend of fiction and history I’ve read in a long while” (John Irving).
      By age thirty-four, Jesse James was already one of the most notorious and admired men in America. Bank robber, train bandit, gang leader, killer, and beloved son of Missouri—
      James’s many epithets live on in newspapers and novels alike. As his celebrity was reaching its apex, James met Robert Ford, the brother of a James gang member—an awkward, antihero-worshipping twenty-year-old with stars in his eyes. The young man’s fascination with the legend borders on jealous obsession: While Ford wants to ride alongside James as his most-trusted confidant, sharing his spotlight is not enough. As a bond forms between the two men, Ford realizes that the only way he’ll ever be as powerful as his idol is to become him; he must kill James and take his mantle. In the striking novel that inspired the film of the same name starring Brad Pitt and Casey Affleck, bestselling author Ron Hansen retells a classic Wild West story that has long captured the nation’s imagination, and breathes new life into the final days and ignoble death of an iconic American man.
    • The Bold Frontier by John Jakes

      The Bold Frontier

      John Jakes

      Stories of the American West by the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of North and South, “the best historical novelist of our time” (Patricia Cornwell).
      The Bold Frontier collects bestselling author John Jakes’s timeless stories about the untamed American West. Jakes thrillingly portrays the harsh realities of life on the frontier with tales of lawmen in the Sierra Nevada, railroad workers in Kansas, and gamblers on the steamboat River Queen. For those who already love Jakes’s epic fiction and for readers experiencing his work for the first time, The Bold Frontier is a true American classic. This ebook features an illustrated biography of John Jakes including rare images from the author’s personal collection.
    • On Wheels * Six-Gun Planet by John Jakes

      On Wheels * Six-Gun Planet

      John Jakes

      Two visions of the world gone mad, from master storyteller John Jakes
      In On Wheels, the United States has become so overpopulated that a tenth of its people have no home. Instead, they spend their lives on the highway. With all of the dangers of the road, dropping below forty miles per hour would mean certain death—even for men like Billy Spoiler. The clans of the open road spend their lives battling each other for control of the freeway, and the Spoilers are no exception. They never give up, never pull over, and never take their hand off the throttle. On the colony world of Six-Gun Planet, cowboys ride robot horses. In an effort to escape the corrupting influence of technology, the people of this strange, isolated world they call Missouri have reset the clock to 1880, building a civilization of main streets, saloons, and bordellos, where it is always high noon. Reluctant gunslinger Zak Randolf thinks the whole set-up is ridiculous, but he goes along with it because there’s good money in playing the part of a western hero. When notorious gunslinger Buffalo Yung challenges him to a duel, though, Zak gets serious. Missouri’s horses may be fake, but its bullets are definitely real. This ebook bundle features an illustrated biography of John Jakes including rare images from the author’s personal collection.

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    • Manifest Destiny by Brian Garfield

      Manifest Destiny

      Brian Garfield

      A rollicking adventure starring a young Theodore Roosevelt

      In 1884, Teddy Roosevelt’s political career is dead in the water. A New York state assemblyman with eyes on national office, he finds his ambitions thwarted just months after his wife and infant daughter pass away. Frustrated by politics, he retires to the American West to ride, ranch, and hunt buffalo in the Dakota Badlands. Nobody tells him that the buffalo are gone. He arrives in Dakota a greenhorn, awkward in the saddle and unused to Western clothes. But his aristocratic charm, natural intelligence, and love of nature impress the hardened frontiersmen, forming a bond that lasts the rest of their lives. When a wealthy French marquis threatens the pristine country he has fallen in love with, Roosevelt joins with the Dakotans to defend it. Before the presidency, before San Juan Hill, it was in Dakota that Theodore Roosevelt became a man.
    • Tripwire by Brian Garfield

      Tripwire

      Brian Garfield

      In the Wild West, a desperate gang of outlaws targets a gold shipment

      During the Indian Wars, Boag and Wilstach rode with the Tenth Cavalry, the most feared outfit ever to gallop over the American plains. But now that things are relatively peaceful, the two soldiers wander the land, cloaking their once-spotless uniforms with dust. To be men again requires money, and they have no skills but riding, shooting, and waving sabers. Luckily, those are just the kind of men that Jed Pickett needs. A one-time outlaw king, Pickett is a man of the desert, with his eyes on the greatest prize to ever cross the wasteland: Nearly one and a half tons of gold bullion are waiting to be shipped by riverboat. Boag and Wilstach sign on, agreeing to “a few days of work” that will either make their fortune or cost them their lives. In the Western desert, gold is scarce, but blood flows like water.
    • Wild Times by Brian Garfield

      Wild Times

      Brian Garfield

      An aged Western showman reflects over his long and colorful career

      Few bother to separate the myth of Colonel Hugh Cardiff from his real life. The nation knows him as a sharpshooter, buffalo hunter, moving pictures pioneer, and one-time proprietor of the greatest Wild West show the nation has ever seen. Some of the stories are true, some exaggerated, and some rank among the wildest of tall tales. But for a man who has lived like Colonel Cardiff, the facts trump the myth. In the spring of 1868, Denver is the richest, wildest city west of the Mississippi. When an overweight Easterner named Dr. Bogardus rolls into town to announce a shooting contest with a $1,000 prize, ears prick up. Young Hugh wins the shoot with an ancient muzzle-loading rifle, knocking glass balls out of the air and missing only four out of one hundred targets. He is famous at nineteen, and the Colonel’s wild life is just getting started.
    • Sanctuary by Gary D. Svee

      Sanctuary

      Gary D. Svee

      Winner of the 1990 Spur Award for Best Western Novel: An unlikely hero arrives in a hard town—can the wandering preacher bring justice to Sanctuary?

      A hungry Indian boy waits by the train tracks, hopping back and forth to keep warm, praying that someone passing through the forgotten town of Sanctuary will throw him a scrap of food. A preacher gets off the train, thin and tan, and tells the boy to follow him. The preacher gives the child money and a meal, then sends him on his way. This is the first life Mordecai will save in Sanctuary. It will not be the last.

      A hardscrabble town far from civilization, Sanctuary is lorded over by a hypocritical reverend and a cruel rancher. They see no threat in the preacher, but they underestimate him. A religious man hardened by life on the frontier, Mordecai is not afraid to thrash a sinner with his belt. He will remake this town in God’s image, or leave Sanctuary to burn.

    • The Peacemaker's Vengeance by Gary D. Svee

      The Peacemaker's Vengeance

      Gary D. Svee

      In a small Montana town, a poor boy gets a chance at being a lawman

      Mac McPherson shivers beside the open grave, taking notes for a newspaper story for which he has been promised twenty-five cents. When he files his piece, the editor gives him only two dimes, but Mac is not too proud to take it. Only fourteen years old, he has his mother to think of and his own hungry belly to feed. One night, town sheriff Frank Drinkwalter gives Mac a better offer: an apprenticeship in riding and shooting that may one day lead to a deputy’s star. The sheriff will need Mac’s help sooner than either of them realizes.

      The devil lies behind the eyes of blacksmith Jack Galt, whom Drinkwalter suspects of savagely murdering a series of innocent women. But without proof, there is nothing Drinkwalter can do but watch and wait. When the blacksmith threatens the woman he loves, Drinkwalter has no choice but to call on Mac. In Montana, a boy must grow up fast if he wants to wear a deputy’s star.

    • Single Tree by Gary D. Svee

      Single Tree

      Gary D. Svee

      Searching for a home on the range, a rancher finds death under the cottonwoods

      Samuel Wilders tried to love farming. But after years of roping cattle, this cowboy found it impossible to settle down on the Nebraska plains. With his young wife and children in tow, Wilders sets out for Montana—where the sky stretches farther than the eye can believe, and a man needs only a little water to ranch. One day, he leaves his family behind under the shelter of a cottonwood and rides toward town, hoping to do some trading. Before Wilders can get there, a gang of bandits mistakes him for a horse rustler and strings him up from the nearest tree.

      Abandoned on the range, the Wilders family waits for a husband and father who will never return. A wandering Indian must protect them from Samuel Wilders’s killers—men who are still hungry for blood.

    • Showdown at Buffalo Jump by Gary D. Svee

      Showdown at Buffalo Jump

      Gary D. Svee

      After sending for a mail-order bride, a rancher struggles to win her love

      Max Bass fidgets as he scans the horizon for the stagecoach. His mail-order bride from back east is on that stage, but he feels no joy at the prospect of meeting her. A wannabe rancher, Max exaggerated his financial standing when he advertised for a wife; he fears that she will be disappointed or even angry, but he has no idea what he is actually in for.

      Catherine O’Dowd has long dreamed of being a lady, and she expects Max to make one of her. But instead of the riches Max described, she finds a hardscrabble bit of prairie that demands every drop of sweat the two of them have to give. A crooked banker wants to steal Max’s land, and the weather threatens to forever erase any hope he has of raising cattle. But the most powerful force of nature in Montana is Max’s new wife. If he is not careful, she will bring him down, and take the entire state with her.

      Originally published as Incident at Pishkin Creek.

    • Spirit Wolf by Gary D. Svee

      Spirit Wolf

      Gary D. Svee

      In frigid Montana, a boy tracks a killer wolf and learns to be a man

      It is the worst winter anyone in Montana can remember. If the cold doesn’t let up soon, the Brue family farm may be done for good—and the Brues along with it. Young Nashua Brue is shivering over his breakfast one morning when his father announces that Nash will be taking the week off school. A great wolf has been savaging the local cattle, and the cattlemen’s association has offered a $500 reward for the beast’s head. Nash and his father will risk death to get that prize, for their lives depend on it.

      Father and son saddle up and ride into the frozen countryside with an eccentric gang of hunters. But as they track the majestic animal, Nash begins to doubt their mission. Who is the real villain of the prairie—the men compelled by greed to kill, or the wolf that, like Nash’s family, simply does whatever it takes to survive?

    • Guns of Liberty by Kerry Newcomb

      Guns of Liberty

      Kerry Newcomb

      As a revolution nears, Daniel McQueen must choose to fight for his family or a new nation

      It has been eleven years since Daniel McQueen fled his father’s blacksmith shop to find his way in the North American wilderness. A strapping young adventurer, as quick to duel as he is to sweep a barmaid off her feet, McQueen thrives in the untamed new continent. But on a trip through Montreal, he learns his father has been arrested, consigned to a Boston prison ship for selling guns to the American revolutionaries. A British major offers to spare McQueen’s father in exchange for a simple request: kill George Washington, leader of the rebel troops.

      For the sake of his father, this lone wolf is forced to choose sides. The love of a stunning patriot turns his heart toward rebellion. No matter what, Daniel McQueen will be a traitor. But to which side?
    • Sword of Vengeance by Kerry Newcomb

      Sword of Vengeance

      Kerry Newcomb

      As the War of 1812 roars around him, dauntless Kit McQueen fights for both his young country and his own honor

      After years of battling the pirates of the Barbary Coast, Kit McQueen is shipwrecked on his return voyage before washing ashore in the steamy jungle of Spanish Florida, where the Spanish capture him and sentence him to death. On the morning of his execution, a Choctaw army storms the Spanish camp, led by the fearsome Iron Hand O’Keefe, an Irishman who has thrown in with the Indians. He saves McQueen’s life, returning him to the United States to fight a new war.

      Pressed into the service of his young nation, Kit is sent to the last place he wanted to go: back to Indian country. His commitment to the cause wavers when he is given an order he cannot bear to fulfill—hunting down the Irish traitor who once saved his life.
    • Only the Gallant by Kerry Newcomb

      Only the Gallant

      Kerry Newcomb

      To reunite the Union, a spy infiltrates Confederate Vicksburg—but his own heart is torn between North and South

      Chaos reigns in New Orleans. The Confederates have fled in the face of the Union Army, and terror rules the streets. Jesse McQueen, a Northerner, is just a few hours from safety when his origins are discovered and he is sentenced to be hanged as a spy. With the help of a fiery beauty, he narrowly escapes, but the rope burn around his neck will mark him forever. Though he does not know it, McQueen’s neck remains in a noose.

      The citadel at Vicksburg sits on bluffs high above the Mississippi, its great guns dominating the river for miles. Until this Southern fortress falls, the Confederate cause still has a fighting chance. General Sherman knows his armies could never take Vicksburg, and so he sends just one man: McQueen, posing as a traitor. But when a Rebel woman steals his heart, McQueen’s resolve falters. Is it glory he wants—or is it love?
    • Warriors of the Night by Kerry Newcomb

      Warriors of the Night

      Kerry Newcomb

      In the Texas desert, a soldier fights Rangers, Indians, and the woman he loves

      Doña Anabel Cordero gallops across the moonlit desert, a tribe of Comanche warriors at her heels. She is the daughter of the country’s greatest bandit, who was cut down by the Texas Rangers against whom Doña Anabel has sworn vengeance, and the Comanche do not scare her. But when a well-meaning soldier, Ben McQueen, mistakes her for a damsel on a runaway horse and slows her mount, the warriors surround them. With McQueen’s help, Doña Anabel escapes the Comanche . . . but their fight is just beginning.

      A savage cult roams the moonlit desert, exacting terrible vengeance on all who cross their path. With the help of a fearless Ranger named Snake Eye, McQueen sets out to bring order to the frontier. But when Doña Anabel’s cause runs up against his own, McQueen will have to choose between his country and the woman he loves.
    • Ride the Panther by Kerry Newcomb

      Ride the Panther

      Kerry Newcomb

      To stop a savage war from spreading west, two brothers stare down an army

      The year is 1863. Even as the Union Army verges on total victory over the rebellious south, there are those in the North who clamor for a negotiated truce. Along a creek in the Indian Territories, North and South collide, and conflict simmers between slaveholding plantation owners and the settlers who would keep the West free. As this tension threatens to boil over into open war, hardened settler Ben McQueen goes east to plead for help from Washington. But when an assassin in Kansas City ambushes and nearly kills McQueen, his sons must try to fulfill the mission themselves.

      Though brothers, Jesse and Pacer Wolf McQueen have grown up in different worlds. But when a conspiracy threatens to destroy their family and tear apart the country they love so dearly, they will put aside their differences and fight. As long as these brothers stand together, the Union has a chance.
    • Jack Iron by Kerry Newcomb

      Jack Iron

      Kerry Newcomb

      To save New Orleans from the British, a soldier makes a pact with a pirate

      In 1815, the fate of the young American nation will be determined at New Orleans. As the British mass their forces at the mouth of the Mississippi, General Andrew Jackson accepts volunteers from all over the country to help defend the Crescent City from invasion. And of all the ragtag men who heed Jackson’s call to arms, there is no fighter fiercer than the swashbuckling adventurer known as Kit McQueen.

      While surveying fortifications south of the city, Kit is ambushed and then abandoned by his closest friend, who returns to New Orleans to steal away the woman Kit loves. With the British in front of him and a traitorous comrade at his rear, Kit finds an unlikely ally: the pirate king Jean Lafitte. His army of freebooters will give their all to save Kit’s country and rescue his beloved—but what price will these scoundrels demand?
    • Scorpion by Kerry Newcomb

      Scorpion

      Kerry Newcomb

      Stricken by amnesia, Ben McQueen must confront his own past to escape a bitter conflict south of the border

      Isabella is on her way to bury her husband when the Comanche attack. Already half-mad from grief, she tumbles into delirium after the first wave of the assault, raving as her servant, the freed slave Zion, fights off the Indians with his shotgun. As the ammunition runs low, Zion prays for a miracle. He gets Ben McQueen.

      His memory gone, his body weary, McQueen has nothing to remind him of his past but the medal that hangs around his neck—a token that George Washington gave to Ben’s grandfather. McQueen may not remember who he is, he still knows how to fight. With his help, Zion and Isabella may be able to escape the Comanche. But it will take more than a lucky medal for this unlikely trio to escape Mexico alive.
    • The Arrow Keeper's Song by Kerry Newcomb

      The Arrow Keeper's Song

      Kerry Newcomb

      Tom Sandcrane must navigate the narrow path between his Cheyenne heritage and the white man’s world

      For generations, the Sandcrane men have served their tribe as the keepers of the Sacred Arrows. When the time comes for Seth Sandcrane to pass the responsibility on to his son Tom, he waits with pride for his son to assume his place among the elders of the tribe. But Tom wants nothing to do with Sacred Arrows, ancient traditions, and the mystical heritage of the Cheyenne. It is 1896; the nation is growing, and Tom wants a place in the white man’s world.

      He takes a job in the Bureau of Indian Affairs as a go-between for the government and the Cheyenne. When bureaucratic treachery forces Tom to become an outlaw, he must flee the land of his birth. As America teeters on the brink of the Spanish-American War, Tom Sandcrane will learn to fight—not with sacred arrows, but with a Colt .38.
    • Scalpdancers by Kerry Newcomb

      Scalpdancers

      Kerry Newcomb

      When two exiles find each other, the West will never be the same

      The first arrow should have killed the buffalo. But the massive bull keeps charging, and Lost Eyes watches, helpless, as the young warrior known as Waiting Horse is gored to death. As punishment for this tragic accident, Lost Eyes is exiled from his small Blackfoot tribe on the edge of the Elkhorn Creek—cursed to spend his days wandering the plains, forever remembering the hunt that changed his life.

      Halfway around the globe, merchant captain Morgan Penmerry watches in horror as his ship burns in Macao harbor. Ruined, he attempts a daring return to the Americas to build his fortune anew. There he crosses paths with Lost Eyes—a fellow wanderer who, like the captain, understands the pains of banishment. Together, these unlikely partners will find a place in the frontier and form a bond that no tragedy can tear asunder.
    • Morning Star by Kerry Newcomb

      Morning Star

      Kerry Newcomb

      Driven from his home, a Rebel finds a place among the Cheyenne

      Joel Ryan returns from the Civil War with grey hair and a weary heart, but he finds no rest in Kentucky. Turned away by a brother who still blames Joel for abandoning the family to fight for the Confederate cause, Joel rides west, searching for peace in the untamed wilderness of Montana. Instead, against all odds, he finds love.

      When he sees the gang of thugs tormenting the young Cheyenne beauty, Joel risks his life to save her. Her name is Mourning Dove, and he has only known her for a few hours when he begins to fall in love. Joel believes he has finally found a chance for happiness, but when tragedy strikes his budding family, he realizes he will never be at peace until he can quiet the rage that fills his heart. To save himself, Joel trades love for revenge, and rides west once more.

    • War Path by Kerry Newcomb

      War Path

      Kerry Newcomb

      As France and Britain wage battle over America, one man takes the war into his own hands

      Two lines of Abenaki Indians stand between the settlers and freedom. Each holds a fearsome club, and each is eager to kill. Survive the gauntlet, and the white men are free to go. None but Johnny Stark is up to the task. A mountain of a man, used to spending months at a time in the untamed wilderness of North America, he beats the Indians at their own game, disarming one of the warriors and using his club to fight his way to survival. It is a miracle escape, one that the Abenaki will sing of for generations. This is only the start of the legend of Johnny Stark.

      When France and Britain go to war over their North American colonies, the Native American tribes are forced to choose sides. In the middle is Stark, who owes allegiance to no crown, but will do whatever it takes to ensure that the frontier remains free for as long as he draws breath.
    • Sacred Is the Wind by Kerry Newcomb

      Sacred Is the Wind

      Kerry Newcomb

      Exiled from his people, a Cheyenne fighter searches for a war

      The party of young Cheyenne warriors is returning home from a successful hunt when their leader, Panther Burn, spies a wayward Creek scout. Hungry for the prestige of battle, he chases the Creek into the woods, dragging his fellow warriors straight into an ambush. Two die, and for his impulsiveness, Panther Burn is banished from the tribe. But his legend does not end there.

      He takes shelter with the Southern Cheyenne, and finds that their attempts at modernization amount to an abandonment of tradition and enslavement to the white man. Over the next decades, the United States will try to herd the Cheyenne into reservations and destroy their way of life, and Panther Burn will become their champion. Although his battle with the Creek ended in disgrace, this warrior will find glory at last.

    • Ghost Ranch by Paul Lederer

      Ghost Ranch

      Paul Lederer

      Caught in a land war, two gunmen are forced to shoot their way out

      A bloated dead cow bakes in the hot desert sun. This grisly omen is the first creature Trinity and Billy Raglan have seen since they stepped onto the deserted Bar-D Ranch, a desolate stretch of country that their boss has purchased for reasons known only to him. Sent to clear out the property after the former owner refuses to vacate, they detect no signs of life—until a sniper’s bullet breaks the silence. Trinity and Billy have walked into a shooting war.

      This is the opening engagement in a battle that could determine the fate of the territory. As Boss Clark fights three factions for control of the seemingly worthless land, Billy and Trinity find themselves caught in the crossfire. Their only routes of escape involve traversing an endless stretch of deadly desert . . . or shooting their way to freedom.

    • Comes a Horseman by Paul Lederer

      Comes a Horseman

      Paul Lederer

      Armed to the teeth, Dancer comes to town with death on his mind

      The rider carries three pistols and a couple of rifles to boot. John Dancer arrives in Matchstick with enough firepower to stop an army. No one knows his target, but this tiny Western town is rife with corruption, from the embezzling bank manager to the sheriff who is no longer up for the job. South of town, the owner of the sprawling SS Ranch has his own enemies, including small-time farmers and the stunning Esperanza del Rio, whose family has run the country since the days of King Philip IV. Any one of these people could be in Dancer’s sights.

    • The Outlaw's Daughter by Paul Lederer

      The Outlaw's Daughter

      Paul Lederer

      In search of a kidnapped boy, a gunslinger takes a young girl along for the ride

      Rain looms over the prairie when Matt Holiday sees a gang of horsemen abduct the boy. The only man who could have kidnapped young Will Waverly is his father, an outlaw who rightfully belongs in prison. Holiday agrees to rescue Will, but the family demands he take something along: Will’s spirited sister Serenity, whose beauty disguises one of the fastest guns in the west.

      Although the girl’s presence irritates him, Matt cannot deny she’s a crack shot. But can he trust her? The boy isn’t the only thing missing: $20,000 in gold is gone, too, and there is no telling what the outlaw’s daughter will do to get her hands on it.

    • The Lonesome Death of Joe Savage by Paul Lederer

      The Lonesome Death of Joe Savage

      Paul Lederer

      While searching for his cousin, a cowpuncher uncovers a dark family secret

      After a hard drive from Texas, cowhand Tracy Keyes finds himself in Abilene, Kansas, with money to burn. A telegram waits from his mother, begging him to go to Wyoming to learn how his cousin, Joe Savage, died. Tracy buys a heavy coat, saddles up, and ventures into the frigid winter to search for truth on frozen ground. The first thing he learns is that Joe Savage was a killer, pursued by lawman and bounty hunter alike. The second is that Joe may not be dead after all.

      Tracking the desolate countryside for his sinister relation, Tracy finds that everyone in Wyoming had a reason to hate Joe Savage. As he gets closer to unraveling the mystery of his vanished cousin, Tracy knows that he and Joe will be reunited soon—dead or alive.

    • Climax by Paul Lederer

      In a lonely western town, a marshal stands in the way of a gang of killers

      There is nothing to love about the town of Climax, a godforsaken speck of earth with one saloon, one restaurant, and one lawman. Ever since he got too old to ride the range, Giles Frost has worn a silver star, sleeping in the jail, patrolling Main Street twice a day, and waiting for trouble that has never shown its face—until now.

      On his nightly patrol, a gunshot rings out and Frost falls to the dirt, shot in the side. A gang of renegades has decided to make their home in Climax, and they have no interest in retaining the services of the law. But although he may look soft, Giles Frost has a spine of steel. There’s not much to this town, but its sheriff will kill to keep it free.

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    • The Second Coming of Lucas Brokaw by Matt Braun

      The Second Coming of Lucas Brokaw

      Matt Braun

      Lucas Brokaw is an incredibly wealthy man. But though he has amassed one of the greatest fortunes in the world, he is without an heir. Looking death in the face, he decides to leave his money to whoever can prove to be his reincarnated self. He has set up a foundation to oversee his assets until someone steps forward as the reincarnation of Lucas Brokaw -- and can prove it. Hundreds of candidates emerge, each claiming to be the millionaire returned to collect his fortune. But all of them fail to provide significant knowledge of the life of Brokaw to back up their petition. Only one candidate is able to pass all of the tests. Now he must prove himself by traversing the final and most difficult obstacle: a chamber of secrets rife with deadly traps that can only be defused by intimate knowledge of Brokaw's codes. If there truly is such a thing as a human soul, the world is about to find out.

    • The Outlaw Life by Paul Lederer

      The Outlaw Life

      Paul Lederer

      Near death, a gunman finds safe haven—and a new life—in an outlaw town

      Tucker finds Chase Carver huddled in an alleyway behind a restaurant, fighting wild dogs for scraps of food. Shortly thereafter Tucker offers Chase a square meal and a warm bed in a fine hotel. How can they afford it? Easy. When morning comes, they will leave without paying. Tucker is an outlaw, and Chase is grateful to learn his ways. The rules are simple: Never look scared, never get greedy, and never stay in a town more than one night—unless that town is Bandolero, where every thief is welcome.

      After finding a home in this paradise, Chase quickly earns himself the nickname “Mad Dog.” But when the love of a beautiful woman forces him to turn on his fellow bandits, he finds himself pursued by lawman and outlaw alike, with death at his back and no friend to call his own.

    • The Prisoner of Gun Hill by Paul Lederer

      The Prisoner of Gun Hill

      Paul Lederer

      On the run from a posse, a killer becomes a slave

      When Luke Walsh hears Dee Dee Bright calling for help, he breaks down her hotel room door. He finds the dance-hall beauty half-naked underneath a brutish man, and draws his gun without thinking. Suddenly a marshal is dead, and Luke’s life isn’t worth dirt. He escapes into the desert, but when his water runs dry and his horse drops dead, he prepares for the end. He collapses, only to wake in the back of a stranger’s wagon. Taken captive by outlaws, he soon wishes he had not survived.

      As a slave working in a gold mine, Luke endures a new life of savage discipline in which the only law is death. The worst surprise comes when Dee Dee Bright arrives, flanked by her outlaw lover. The woman who ruined his life is not through with him yet, but Luke Walsh knows how to settle a score.

    • Whiplash by Paul Lederer

      Whiplash

      Paul Lederer

      After a hard cattle drive, a trio of cowboys takes on a vicious killer

      Jerry, Sandy, and Turk relax in the Durant saloon while sipping whiskey, showing off their new clothes, and waiting for night to fall. They have just finished a long drive, and decide to dream up ways to spend their money when one of their trail mates staggers into the saloon, a knife in his back. He gasps out a partial warning, then drops dead on the floor.

      Whip marks crisscross the dead man’s back—the signature of their trail boss, the sadistic Amos Coyne. Sandy and his friends bury the body and return to the bar, expecting the drama to be over. But when Coyne vanishes with their horses, the men set off on a dangerous new trail that leads to a showdown with a killer—one who packs a gun, a whip, and a smile.

    • Derailed by Paul Lederer

      Derailed

      Paul Lederer

      When their train is hijacked, two railroad detectives take to the prairie

      On the Colorado railroad, two men enforce the law: a hired gun named Tango and a smoothly dressed sleuth named Ned Chambers. As they pass through the frozen landscape on their way to Denver, Ned watches two well-heeled guests: the aristocratic beauty Lady Marina Simpson and Adam Wilson, the vice president’s brother, who has come to assess the territory’s readiness for statehood. When a bonfire on the tracks stops the train, Tango and Chambers hustle their VIPs out into the night. The wilderness is dangerous, but to stay behind means certain death.

      Hijacked by bandits, the train pulls away without the small party, abandoning them on the frozen prairie. Tango and Chambers have only one chance to reach Denver alive: They must make like outlaws and steal back their train.

    • The Hellrakers by Paul Lederer

      The Hellrakers

      Paul Lederer

      On a do-or-die ride across the prairie, a rancher’s gang betrays him

      For Skyler Lynch, retirement from the army was supposed to mean easy living, running a farm, and making a tidy profit breeding horses on the side. But when bad weather dooms his crops, his has no choice but to drive his horses south for sale in a desperate attempt to stave off foreclosure. He might have gotten there too, had he not made the mistake of hiring the Van Connely gang. A hard-eyed killer, Connely turns on Lynch, guns him down in cold blood, and makes off with the horses. Only one good man survives the mutiny: the forthright Randy Staggs.

      Staggs vows to bring justice down on Connely’s head, but the killer has money, friends, and a strong head start. Avenging Lynch will mean a wild chase across the prairie and a showdown with one of the blackest hearts ever to ride the range.

    • The Rose Canyon Gang by Paul Lederer

      The Rose Canyon Gang

      Paul Lederer

      When ranch hands turn bad, four cowboys go to war to protect their boss

      Four men crouch in the meager shelter of Rose Canyon, vowing revenge against the man who kicked them off the MM Ranch. Two are old hands who have been punching cattle since the wild days of the Old West. One is a youngster, desperate to make a reputation as a hard man. And the last is Drew Tango, a lawman turned bad with a look in his eyes that marks him as a killer. The MM’s owner lies dying in his bed, and his foreman has a scheme to steal the ranch. Firing these four men was the first step. The next one will be war.

      Tango leads the men back to the MM to protect Roberta, the rightful heir to the ranch. She may have legal title to the land, but Drew Tango knows that in this country, the only law is the gun.

    • The Predators by Paul Lederer

      The Predators

      Paul Lederer

      Fired from the railroad, a pair of misfits looks for revenge

      In 1873, the Winchester repeating rifle is the cutting edge of military technology. In order to steal a shipment of the priceless guns, two crooked railroad employees hire a half-dozen border cutthroats. But when it comes time for the heist, they discover something shocking: The rifles have already been stolen.

      Meanwhile, laid off from jobs on the railroad for petty theft, Thad Folger has teamed up with the booze-addled Tombstone Jack to take revenge on their old bosses by lifting some merchandise from a westbound train. They thought they were stealing cloth, but instead they get three dozen Winchester ’73s. Chased by the army as well as railroad detectives and border thieves, Folger and Tombstone take flight across the prairie. They are not cut out to be bandits, but one thing is certain—if they get cornered, they will have the best guns in the West.

    • The Highwaymen by Paul Lederer

      The Highwaymen

      Paul Lederer

      Along a lonely stretch of desert, a bandit robs for revenge

      The Chicolote stagecoach is just outside of town when a highwayman tricks the driver into stopping. With a long-barreled hunting rifle, he forces the passengers to hand over their valuables and lifts nearly $30,000 in paper money from the coach before riding into the night. He hides his haul in a cave, keeping only a pair of diamond earrings to give to his beloved. Then he sends the sheriff a note with directions to recover the stash. For Hal Trevor does not want to steal—he simply wants to destroy the stagecoach line.

      Calvin Poole, the line’s owner, made an enemy of Trevor by chasing his wife. When Poole hires the infamous Laredo to track down the mysterious highwayman, kindhearted Trevor becomes the one thing he never wanted to be—an outlaw.

    • The Way Station by Paul Lederer

      The Way Station

      Paul Lederer

      In a dusty, far-off way station, trouble finds a retired gunman

      Virginia fell in love with Cameron Black as a young girl. The sight of a trained killer with guns on his hips set her heart fluttering. But as the years wore on, she drifted away, unable to bear her worry for him. Years later, after Black rescues Virginia from an Indian attack, she makes him an offer: Hang up your guns and I’ll be yours again. Together, they take a job running a lonely stagecoach station in the middle of the open range, hoping to find peace at last. But trouble is not far behind.

      An outlaw arrives, smuggling $50,000 in stolen gold. His companion is Becky Grant, a debutante on the run from her father. Thieves chase the bandit, marshals hunt Becky, and a storm closes in on the way station. Before it passes, Cameron Black will don his pistols once more.

    • Long Blows the North Wind by Paul Lederer

      Long Blows the North Wind

      Paul Lederer

      To avenge his murdered friend, a young fur trapper will risk everything

      After the Sioux attacked, Sad Sam found young Brian McCulloch in the ruins of the wagon train, surrounded by the bodies of his slaughtered family. He took the frightened child under his wing, and for years they were inseparable—hunting, wandering, and trapping beavers for fur in the frigid Montana wilderness. While Sad Sam and Brian are returning south, their cart piled high with valuable pelts, a gang of bandits stops them, stealing the furs and leaving a bullet in Sad Sam’s gut before Brian has a chance to draw the Colt in his holster.

      Brian vows to avenge the man who was as close to a father as he will ever have. Tracking the outlaws means a long and dangerous journey, but with nothing left to lose, Brian wagers revenge will be worth the wait.

    • The Highwaymen by Paul Lederer

      The Highwaymen

      Paul Lederer

      Along a lonely stretch of desert, a bandit robs for revenge

      The Chicolote stagecoach is just outside of town when a highwayman tricks the driver into stopping. With a long-barreled hunting rifle, he forces the passengers to hand over their valuables and lifts nearly $30,000 in paper money from the coach before riding into the night. He hides his haul in a cave, keeping only a pair of diamond earrings to give to his beloved. Then he sends the sheriff a note with directions to recover the stash. For Hal Trevor does not want to steal—he simply wants to destroy the stagecoach line.

      Calvin Poole, the line’s owner, made an enemy of Trevor by chasing his wife. When Poole hires the infamous Laredo to track down the mysterious highwayman, kindhearted Trevor becomes the one thing he never wanted to be—an outlaw.

    • Ransom by Paul Lederer

      When a banker’s daughter is kidnapped, it takes an evil deed to get her back

      Two horsemen appear on the eastern edge of Crater, a dusty Western town as dry and barren as the sinkhole that gave it its name. The riders disappear around the back of the bank, where they find an unlocked door—and a flour sack stuffed with cash. The ransom was embezzled by the banker himself, who is ready to risk jail, to throw away his reputation, to give his life if it means getting his daughter Anita back alive. But the money won’t be enough. These kidnappers are out for blood.

      The banker told no one about the kidnapping, but Deputy Marshal Bill Thatcher—who loves Anita no less than her father does—quickly notices the girl’s disappearance. As the kidnapper’s demands increase, Thatcher must prove his love with violence. In a town like Crater, love is no match for a quick-drawn gun.

    • Beyond the Crimson Skies by Paul Lederer

      Beyond the Crimson Skies

      Paul Lederer

      Left for dead on the range, a cowboy vows revenge

      Fifty thoroughbreds. Three hundred miles. Four thousand dollars. Driving those horses across Cheyenne territory is a crazy risk, but the only alternative is to give up the ranch. For the sake of his boss, Kendo takes the job—so long as he can bring seven good men with him. But in this part of the West, few trustworthy men can be found. The trouble comes not from the Cheyenne, but from three of Kendo’s fellow riders, who don’t hesitate when they get a chance to take the herd and leave Kendo bleeding to death on the open range.

      Lost, exposed, and without a horse, Kendo needs a miracle to make it back to civilization. But he has far bigger plans than mere survival. First, he wants the bullet out of his back. Next, he wants to rescue the herd. And then, when the time comes, he will savor the bloody flavor of vengeance.

    • The Outpost by Paul Lederer

      The Outpost

      Paul Lederer

      In a lonely army outpost, a group of misfits waits for rescue—or death

      A few minutes before midnight in the barren New Mexico desert, Big John leads a prisoner to his doom. Although only nineteen years old, the boy is a killer, and will be hanged as soon as they reach the next town. But between these men and civilization lies an expanse of hell.

      Not far from the outpost, they find a family slaughtered by the Comanche. The outpost should mean safety, but the army has gone to hunt the Indians, leaving behind no one but a tubercular corporal, a green lieutenant, and a group of wandering ladies. The party hunkers down to pray for reinforcements, but there will be more arrivals at the outpost before the Comanche strike. As Big John waits for deliverance, he wonders where the real danger lies—in the moonlit desert sands, or inside the walls of the fort.

    • Six Days to Sundown by Paul Lederer

      Six Days to Sundown

      Paul Lederer

      As winter bears down, a gang of settlers races for their lives

      Casey Storm doesn’t know who the Shadow Riders are. He only knows that they want to kill him. A dozen men in black slickers set upon Casey as soon as he reaches Montana, chasing him across the freezing plains for reasons he can only guess at. They chase him until his horse dies and keep chasing him even after he tumbles to the ground. He escapes only by chance, tripping and falling into a hidden coulee. The Shadow Riders pass on—and a winter storm descends.

      Thick snow falls as Casey staggers up to the covered wagon, begging for shelter. The inhabitants are also on the run from the Shadow Riders, who seem to have mistaken Casey for Stan Deveraux, the gunman who promised to lead the settlers to safety. They have six days to reach the fabled land known as Sundown—six days before their property is stolen, and they are left to die at the hands of the Shadow Riders.

    • The Bounty Killers by Paul Lederer

      The Bounty Killers

      Paul Lederer

      On the run from a bounty hunter, a bank robber searches for mercy

      Billy Gillis waits on the street as his cousin Pearly robs the bank. Fresh out of Yuma prison, Pearly has not killed anyone since his release, but with each robbery the cousins pull, the former jailbird inches closer to murder. Young Billy thought he wanted an outlaw’s life, but after a few weeks on the run with his cousin, he feels panic creeping in. At twenty years old, he is too young to die.

      A gun fires inside the bank, and Pearly races out—money in his hand and a dead man on the floor behind him. On the run from a murder charge, Billy and the gang ride like mad. Pursuing them is Big Jack Corrigan, a bloodthirsty bounty hunter who puts the dead in dead or alive. After his first taste of outlaw life, Billy Gillis wants to go straight. But Big Jack Corrigan might not give him the chance.

    • Rolling Thunder by Paul Lederer

      Rolling Thunder

      Paul Lederer

      A settler returns to the town he founded to burn it to the ground

      When Tom Quinn first came to the little patch of prairie that would become Stratton, it wasn’t paradise, but it was close. The town he built there was beautiful in a humble way, an honest Western village where hardworking settlers came to make new lives. When Tom moved on, he left a happy town behind him. And then a man called Shelley Peebles came and turned it into hell.

      Backed up by a gang of hired guns, Peebles pushed out the small landowners, using money and muscle to corrupt the village and its people. Only one man stood in his way—the veteran gunman Tyler Holt—and so Peebles used his influence to have Holt lynched. This outrage brings Quinn back to the town he loved so much—not to save it, but to wipe it off the earth.

    • Gunsmoke Mountain by Paul Lederer

      Gunsmoke Mountain

      Paul Lederer

      Asked to rescue a missing girl, a gunman finds trouble everywhere

      Celia lies in bed when the man comes through her window. He whispers instructions, and she follows him into the night. Has she been kidnapped, or did she go of her own accord? To Celia’s father, there is no question that his daughter has been abducted, and he offers $800 to anyone who will kill the man who took her. His first choice is Dan Featherskill, a mysterious drifter with no patience for the law but a deep respect for human life. Dan has killed before but is no assassin, and the offer of a bounty makes him sick. But there are men in this town who see murder as an opportunity.

      When the men sent out after Celia threaten the girl who Dan loves, he follows their trail into the foreboding Shadow Mountain. Trapped on the mountain by a deadly snowstorm, he will have to kill to survive.

    • The Devil's Canyon by Paul Lederer

      The Devil's Canyon

      Paul Lederer

      On a tortuous cattle drive, a cowboy battles weather, Comanches, and his own men

      The land is lush—but bare of cattle. Colonel Tremaine never expected his ranch’s grass to come in so thick, and with his health failing, the old soldier lacks the strength to assemble the kind of herd that could take advantage of nature’s bounty. He reaches out to Kirby McBride, an old recruit from his army days, and begs him for a favor. Once, the colonel saved Kirby’s life. Now Kirby will save his.

      He sends Kirby to Mexico to collect a thousand-head herd from the drought-ravaged ranch of Don Trujillo-Lopez. Drive the cattle north, fatten them on Tremaine’s grass, and he and the don can split the profits. But when jealousy overwhelms the drive and some of Kirby’s own men prove treacherous, death threatens the operation. As Kirby McBride drives into Devil’s Canyon, a fortune hangs in the balance—and so does his life.

    • On the Wapiti Range by Paul Lederer

      On the Wapiti Range

      Paul Lederer

      Desperate for a kill, a mysterious hunting party invades a settler’s land

      Years ago, Lee Trent did a favor for the Cheyenne, who rewarded him by setting aside a parcel of land where no man but he could hunt, trap, or homestead. He lived quietly in the shadow of the snowcapped mountains for years—until the day that a hunting party arrived from the East and turned his peaceful world upside down.

      The party is led by the bloodthirsty Baron Stromberg, a European aristocrat who has come to hunt all manner of Western game. He has killed buffalo, mountain lions, moose, and deer, and all that he needs to complete his collection is a wapiti, the fabled elk of the mountains. Against his better judgment, Trent agrees to let the baron hunt. But when the shoot becomes a bloodbath, he finds himself caught between the killers from the east and the Cheyenne whom he saved long ago.

    • West of Tombstone by Paul Lederer

      West of Tombstone

      Paul Lederer

      In the Arizona wasteland, a wanderer meets a man he cannot trust

      Cameron Black gallops across the alkali flats on a stolen horse, a Henry rifle at his side. Horse theft is a hanging offense in Arizona, but that means nothing to Cam. If the law catches up to him, they can only hang him once, and he has already been sentenced to die. Just twelve days earlier Cam was a law-abiding man, making his way to Tombstone in hopes of finding work. He was nearly there when he met Stony, a hardened old salt who offered to share the trail with him. This man would save Cam’s life a half-dozen times in the next few days—but he is also the reason Cam would face the hangman’s rope.

      Fleeing the law, Cam takes refuge in the desert, a desperate gamble that nearly amounts to a death sentence of its own. Tombstone is the most dangerous town in the West—but the wasteland around it is far deadlier.

    • West Wandering Wind by Bill Garwood

      West Wandering Wind

      Bill Garwood

      With a six-gun in his holster and a Bowie knife in his boot, Judge Roy Bean leaves Mexico on the Spanish Trail heading for California in search of a woman and buried gold. But which one was he willing to fight for more? The American Frontier promises adventure for Bean, but not without the threat of trouble. Without a shadow of fear, Bean proves to be unlike any other cowboy that the Comanches of the Southwest have ever seen . . . or will see again.


    • The Border Men by Cameron Judd

      The Border Men

      Cameron Judd

      From one of the strongest voices in frontier fiction, THE BORDER MEN is a bold novel of revolution, adventure, and the spirit of the American pioneers. Cameron Judd tells the compelling story of proud men and women whose passion for liberty led them to fight for their freedom and tame the wilderness. Survival is at its most precarious, as Joshua Colter must defend the land he adopted in his youth, Tennessee. As a captain of the newly formed militia known as the Patriot Rangers, he leads the colonists in their struggles not just against the soldiers of the British Crown attempting to quiet their rebellion, but the fierce anger of the Cherokee and Chickamauga Indians as well, as they protect their territory.

    • The Overmountain Men by Cameron Judd

      The Overmountain Men

      Cameron Judd

      The first in a trilogy set in the untamed colonial American wilderness, from “a keen observer of the human heart as well as a fine action writer” (Publishers Weekly).

      Joshua Colter was born of the wild frontier. As a young boy living with his family on the edges of civilization during the French and Indian War, he witnessed firsthand the bloodshed and brutality men were capable of—from the deception and depredations of whites like his own vile father to the merciless vengeance of the native tribes. Forced by cruel fate to set out on his own, he was adopted by an honorable hunter who taught him to fight and survive while remaining true to his own heart.

      But as much as the solitary Joshua loves living rough and free in the forests and mountains, the troubles of the civilized world are encroaching, as the once-pristine wilderness is being carved up between the all-powerful British crown, settlers searching for a land to call their own, and the native Indians who desperately defy them both to protect their ancestral home.

      Now, in a burgeoning land of hope and hardship, Joshua will have to decide what he is willing to fight and die for as the birth of a new nation breaks on the horizon.

    • The Legacy by Paul Lederer

      The Legacy

      Paul Lederer

      An elderly rancher is shot to death over a dispute about a hidden treasure

      J. Pierce Buchanan has spent a lifetime tearing a living out of the open range—battling droughts and wildfire, Indians and bandits. At ninety, he has accumulated a fortune in gold pieces—some $50,000—but he will never get the chance to spend it. In the still of the night, someone sneaks into the old man’s bedroom and tortures him at gunpoint in a fearsome attempt to lay his hands on the treasure. When J. Pierce won’t speak, someone shoots him five times and disappears into the darkness.

      Heirs come out of the woodwork demanding a piece of the old man’s fortune, as the cowhands and yard men of the ranch scour the thirty-thousand acres searching for the stash. Into this frenzy of greed ride Glen Strange and Bobby Trapp, a pair of honest cowboys just looking for a scrap of work. The J-Bar Ranch has contracted gold fever, and J. Pierce Buchanan will not be the last victim.

    • Mystery Herd by Paul Lederer

      Mystery Herd

      Paul Lederer

      A soldier returns home to find his family at war with itself

      When Russell Bates gets his father’s message that the family ranch is in trouble, he does not hesitate to ask his commander for leave. When his request is denied, the cavalryman takes matters into his own hands and goes AWOL during a patrol. There is nothing more important to Russell than his father, but he does not arrive in time to save him. Old man Bates is dead, and his ranch is ready to perish along with him.

      The foreman has been lynched, the cowhands are in revolt, and Russell’s sisters have ceded control of the ranch to the sinister Vincent Battles. With the help of Trinity, an honest drifter whom Russell met on the road, the Bates family must fight to keep hold of their land. But when Russell’s oldest brother returns from Texas, their civil war threatens to spread from the ranch to the family itself.

    • Tanglefoot by Paul Lederer

      Tanglefoot

      Paul Lederer

      In a cutthroat western town, a newcomer is tricked into helping an outlaw

      After three days in a stagecoach, Chad Dempster is weary, dusty, and sore. On his first step into Las Palmas, he slips, and crashes face first into the dirt. His clumsiness earns him a nickname—Tanglefoot—and the sympathy of Glen Walker, one of the most powerful men in town. Walker buys Chad lunch, finds him a place to stay, and gets him a job driving the stagecoach. He seems like the best friend a newcomer could have—but he is setting Tanglefoot up to die.

      On Chad’s first run with the stage, a crew of bandits open fire on him. He is saved only by the quick shooting of a mysterious passenger. But why did the outlaws quit so easily? And if the passenger was the one who saved him, why did Chad not see him draw his gun? Trapped in a conspiracy he can’t understand, Tanglefoot must move quick to stay alive, or risk something much worse than falling on his face.

    • The Tarnished Badge by Paul Lederer

      The Tarnished Badge

      Paul Lederer

      The men of a posse on the trail of an outlaw begin to turn on one another

      What made Jake Worthy rob his hometown bank? Was it stupidity? Daring? Or did he simply not think the men of Quirt, Arizona, had the skill to catch him? Three days out of Quirt, the group sent after Worthy is coming apart at the seams. The richest man in town is complaining about the hardships of the trail. Alongside him are a couple of greenhorns, a few refugees from the saloon, and a redheaded man whose steely confidence the sheriff simply does not trust. By law, the chase must end at the county line—but Sheriff Fawcett fears the posse is beyond his control.

      To capture Worthy and retrieve the stolen gold, the men of Quirt will push themselves to the limit, even if it means turning outlaw themselves.

    • Travelin' Money by Paul Lederer

      Travelin' Money

      Paul Lederer

      Flat broke and crippled, a cowhand takes a job from a doomed man

      At the end of a backbreaking cattle drive, a steer turns on Joe Sample, pinning him against a fence and snapping his leg. He will never ride right again. Recovering from the wound empties his wallet, and he is staring poverty in the face when Pierce Malloy staggers into the saloon, blood leaking out of his boots. Malloy has shot the marshal in a desperate attempt to save his brother from hanging, and now the deputies are after him. He has just minutes to live—and he wants to give Joe a job.

      In exchange for a small fortune—$220—Joe agrees to deliver a package of stolen goods to the hanged man’s widow. Moments after Malloy hands over the money, he is shot dead. Joe honors his agreement—and in the process, he learns that there are far tighter spots than between a steer and a fence post.

    • The Killing Time by Paul Lederer

      The Killing Time

      Paul Lederer

      An out-of-work lawman rides into the hills in search of a runaway killer

      Before he draws his gun, Tom Dyce waits for John Bass to shoot first. He plugs the killer in the stomach but doesn’t fire again. A marshal’s deputy, Tom has never killed a man in cold blood . . . at least, not yet.

      The confrontation with Bass sours Tom on working for the marshal. Needing a change, he decides to return home to Thibido and the woman he loved long ago, Aurora Tyne. Before he leaves Rincon, the marshal offers him one last assignment: tracking a fugitive bank robber who has fled into the hills outside of Tom’s hometown. Though he wants nothing to do with bounty hunting, the reward isn’t the only thing that draws him to the chase. Aurora’s life is in danger, and saving her may require murder.

    • The Tanglewood Desperadoes by Paul Lederer

      The Tanglewood Desperadoes

      Paul Lederer

      Driven off their land, a gang of settlers turns to a life of crime

      A few miles outside of town lies the Tanglewood, a savage maze choked with inedible plants and overrun with deadly animals. The sharpest trackers in the West would lose themselves in the Tanglewood, but for those who know its secrets, it is an invaluable refuge.

      Dan Sumner and his friends are honorable men, and in this part of the prairie, that means they are a dying breed. Forced from their homesteads by a gang of corrupt Eastern businessmen, the guys turn desperado. To drive their tormentors out, they rob the town bank by moonlight. But when the sheriff and his deputies are waiting for them, a vicious gunfight leads them to take refuge in the Tanglewood—where good men go to die.

    • The Lost Trail by Paul Lederer

      The Lost Trail

      Paul Lederer

      After two years in jail, a cowboy searches for his sweetheart

      It’s bold for a cowhand to woo his boss’s daughter, but John Tanner can’t help loving Becky Canasta. Their courtship is upended by Matt Doyle, a spurned admirer who considers Becky to be his property—and is willing to kill to keep it that way. He is about to have his revenge when Becky draws a small pistol and shoots him through the heart. To save her from the gallows, John takes the blame. He receives only two years in prison for his gallantry. Once freed, he returns to the ranch to see if he still holds Becky’s favor, but the place is ransacked—and Becky is nowhere to be found.

      Desperate to save the woman for whom he sacrificed his freedom, John sets off in pursuit of the kidnappers, who are on the trail of a legendary treasure. He must find it first if he ever wants to see Becky alive again.

    • Smuggler's Gulch by Paul Lederer

      Smuggler's Gulch

      Paul Lederer

      Lost in the Mexican desert, a cowboy stumbles upon a mysterious settlement

      The cattle drive was Jake’s last chance. After promising a fortune to any man willing to make the long trek across the Mexican border, the ranch boss skipped out at journey’s end, leaving Jake Staggs friendless, broke, and far from home. Trudging across the desert, holes in his boots and his horse near death from thirst, Jake smells the unmistakable scent of fresh water. In a lonely gulch he finds lush grass, plenty to drink, and a cabin occupied only by an old man and a madwoman. It is a little piece of paradise—but he will be lucky to get out alive.

      The gulch is a hideout for a band of horse thieves, and now that Jake has been there, they won’t let him leave. He narrowly escapes, but not for long. Before he can go home, Jake must make one last trip into smuggler’s gulch.

    • Lords of the Land by Matt Braun

      Lords of the Land

      Matt Braun

      Hank Laird had never laid claim to sainthood. Truth is, his enemies would be quick to swear that the man was the devil himself-a reputation Laird earned as one of the most hardscrabble men ever to grace the soil of South Texas. With grit, gold and gunpowder, he forged an empire out of chaos in the wake of the Civil War. But now the vultures are coming home to roost and it's up to Laird whether Santa Guerra ranchlands will be heaven or hell.

    • Sharp-Shooters by Bruce Thorstad

      Sharp-Shooters

      Bruce Thorstad

      The latest from Bruce H. Thorstad's "Gents" series find the boys in another sticky situation of their own concoction. Cass McCasland really knew how to get Riley Stokes into trouble. He had cooked up a hustle that combined the boys' twin fortés. With Cass' talent for betting and Riley's skills as a sharpshooter, Cass hoped to win them both a whole heap of cash? But even rich men--especially rich men--don't like getting swindled by two raggedy con artists from everywhere and nowhere. Now the partners in crime have higher stakes to worry about--they're gambling with their lives? On the run from a slew of men with murder on their minds, it will take Riley's sharp eye, Cass's sharp wit and a whole lot of luck to get them out of this one!

    • Ace of Diamonds by Bruce Thorstad

      Ace of Diamonds

      Bruce Thorstad

      The fourth installment of Bruce H. Thorstad's boisterous "Gents" series finds incorrigible scoundrels Cass McCasland and Riley Stokes in another lawless town and another heady situation. This time it's the mining village of Buckshot, Colorado, where the boys hope to find fortune in the underground caves belonging to Riley's Uncle Rufus. But once they arrive, they realize that their get-rich-quick scheme has turned into a get-suited-up challenge for their wits and their baseball skills. When Uncle Rufus' mine floods, the only way to save it--and their hides--is to win the big game against the Jersey Invincibles--a ball team in from the East with their throwing arms ready and their noses in the air. The Invincibles are serious challengers and the game is looking like a lose-lose situation, unless the Gents can pull off one of their signature miracle plays!

    • Deadwood Dick and the Code of the West by Bruce Thorstad

      Deadwood Dick and the Code of the West

      Bruce Thorstad

      Fourteen year-old Mortimer Ridley Chalmers III had cracked the Code of the West back in Philadelphia--in his treasured pulp novels. But in the Black Hills, Coffee Arbuckle is only aware of one code--protecting your own life with the best gun you can get. This Civil War Veteran is set spinning by the violent Gold Rush. He's in for about as much trouble as the teenage dreamer Mortimer, who's caught up in his books. But a partnership may be just the solution for these two desperadoes in a land where every man fights for his own interests.

    • The Gents by Bruce Thorstad

      The Gents

      Bruce Thorstad

      When Kentuckian Riley Stokes and Texan Cass McCasland join together and head to the frontier they are bound to encounter the best and the worst, and enlist in some of the greatest adventures known to the west. The two misfits agree to guard an Army paywagon that’s headed for Fort Dodge, but when a half-Chinese, half-Kiowa squaw needs help rescuing her sister from whiskey runners who have destroyed her tribe, their loyalties change. The adventure continues for them but with trouble on their tail they must move swiftly to save the girl, the tribe and themselves.

    • The Canebrake Men by Cameron Judd

      The Canebrake Men

      Cameron Judd

      THE CANEBREAK MEN is a powerful saga from acclaimed frontier storyteller Cameron Judd, capturing the vision, the hopes, the heartache and the triumphs of the men and women who fought to forge a new nation in the wilderness. Following the American War for Independence from the British Crown, a group of Tennessee settlers is on a mission to carve out a new state as well as a new society within the fledgling nation. But this vision of a new Eden is fraught with adversity, as the federal government tries to centralize the newly-united states and the Chickamauga Indians object to the settlers’ incursions into their territory. In this untamed land, men and women test their strength and face an uncertain future.

    • Castle Garden by Bill Albert

      Castle Garden

      Bill Albert

      He had arrived in America in 1887, but we first met him in 1906 when it seemed he may be approaching the end of his story, for he has been arrested for killing the ex-governor of Idaho, a murder which led to one of the most celebrated trials of the period. The men questioning him want him to implicate Big Bill Haywood, leader of the IWW and the Western Federation of Miners. Wanting to save himself, he tells the detectives stories they want to hear. He also tells stories he wants us to hear. They are not always the same, but they are all true stories of the American West. His subsequent experiences, as he flees further west, pursued by Pinkerton detectives, provide a story of violence and class conflict found neither in the Wild West Show, nor in the dime novels. He finds himself increasingly entangled in an American West which is dangerously too real, and a fate which has led him to a cold prison cell and the threat of the gallows.

    • Dead Man's Guns by Paul Lederer

      Dead Man's Guns

      Paul Lederer

      Rescued by settlers, an injured lawman fights to regain his memory

      His horse shot out from under him, the sheriff scrambles across ragged wasteland, desperate to outrun the four riders behind him. Bullets sing through the air as the chase comes to an abrupt halt at the lip of the Snake River Gorge. Far below him, the rapids roar through the canyon, and the lawman has no choice but to jump. He falls, slamming his head on a rock, and sinks into unconsciousness.

      He washes up on the riverbank near a small farm, where young Teresa Bright drags him to safety. His rescuer finds no clue to his identity but a piece of a badge nestled in his front pocket. She and her father wash and dress the stranger’s wounds, but they can do nothing to bring back his shattered memory. Whoever this man is, there were killers on his tail, and they will not rest until he’s found.

    • Hangtown by Paul Lederer

      Hangtown

      Paul Lederer

      In a deserted western town, two drifters fight to stay alive

      The place is called Hangtown, and it’s as dead as a man with a noose cinched ‘round his neck. Josh Banks and Wage Carson rode here in search of work, but they found the settlement dried up and blown away—the silver mine empty and the population gone with it. Josh wants to take what supplies they can and move on out into the desert, but Wage has a grander idea. The town has been abandoned, and that makes it theirs to own. He elects Josh mayor, appoints himself sheriff, and the town is alive again. Welcome to Hangtown—population: 2.

      When a troop of painted ladies rides into their empty town, Wage’s plan starts to look pretty clever. But soldiers and gunmen follow close behind, and this two-man hamlet becomes the flashpoint for bloody conflict. Hangtown will be dead again soon, and if Wage and Josh don’t move quickly, it will take them with it.

    • On the Great Plains by Paul Lederer

      On the Great Plains

      Paul Lederer

      In a deserted cabin on the Great Plains, a settler tries to make a home

      Rincon and his two companions ride out of the frigid night, and demand shelter in the sagging old cabin. They have gold in their saddlebags and the army on their tail, and they need a place to lay low. Letting them inside is the worst mistake the Whittaker brothers will ever make. The riders gun one brother down, and are holding the other hostage when the army surrounds the house. The soldiers unload on the cabin, peppering it with a hundred rounds of ammunition, and killing everyone inside except Rincon. They have their prisoner—but they don’t find the gold.

      When Ben Flowers settles in the territory, he’s told the cabin is haunted by the men killed that night. He tries to make a home for himself in the abandoned structure, but as long as that gold is on his property he will never have peace.

    • The Land Grabbers by Paul Lederer

      The Land Grabbers

      Paul Lederer

      Framed for murder, an honest man rides over the desert to clear his name

      Jake Shockley has his feet up in the tavern when his twin comes through the door. The stranger isn’t his brother, but may as well be, and Jake sees opportunity there—a chance to erase years of warrants and wanted posters with a single quick kill. He lures his lookalike into the alley, knocks him out, and waits until a rider comes along. Jake shoots his twin through the heart and skips town, leaving Giles Clanahan to take the blame.

      At first, Clanahan is praised for killing the notorious bandit, but when the townspeople realize the dead man isn’t Shockley, they sentence Giles to hang. He escapes, and sets out across the desert, planning to bring justice to the man who framed him—even if it means dying in the sand.

    • Rogue Law by Paul Lederer

      Rogue Law

      Paul Lederer

      Run off his land, a rancher is forced to take the most dangerous job in town: marshal

      Julius Lang is chatting with the marshal when the killers ride down Main Street, and he doesn’t have time to reach for his gun before a storm of bullets cuts the lawman down. This is the fourth marshal Montero has lost this year, and the townspeople want Lang to be the fifth. He’d rather return to the safety of his failing ranch, but when a brassy young San Francisco woman comes and claims his land as her own, he’s left with no choice but to take the badge—and be measured for a coffin along with it.

      The killers who run this town expect Lang to be just another pushover, but he’s ready to surprise them. This rancher has lost everything, and he will kill to get it back.

    • Dark Angel Riding by Paul Lederer

      Dark Angel Riding

      Paul Lederer

      On a broken ankle, a vengeful man carves a path into hell

      John Dancer hauls himself out of bed and stuffs his swollen ankle into his boot, gritting his teeth through the pain. That boot won’t come off again unless he cuts through the leather, but for now it will do just fine. His ankle was blown apart by a Winchester rifle, and he will never walk right on it again. John Dancer can’t run, but he can ride—and he is fine with dealing justice on horseback.

      His trouble started three months earlier, when his drifter lifestyle led him to an abandoned ranch, where a woman lay weeping over the body of her lynched husband. His instincts told him to ride on, but he couldn’t leave the woman alone, and he stayed behind to help her bury her man. When the raiders who killed him returned, Dancer was caught in the middle, his ankle destroyed and his thoughts turned forever towards revenge.

    • Incident at Coyote Wells by Paul Lederer

      Incident at Coyote Wells

      Paul Lederer

      In the barren Sonora desert, a thirsty drifter makes a promise to a dying man

      Fresh out of jail, John Magadan sets out for the oasis of Coyote Wells. When he finds the spring dried up, he knows he will likely die. He trudges on, and hears a voice calling from the sands—a gutshot man pleading for water that John does not have to give. The man presses silver into John’s hand, begging him to take it to Yuma, to tell his sweetheart how he died. John agrees, even though he sees no chance of making it there alive.

      Soon after he rides on, John’s horse gives out, sending him crashing to the ground unconscious. When he comes to, he’s in an unfamiliar place, being interrogated by men who suspect him of killing the man in the desert. Killers, lawmen, and Yaqui Indians all want John Magadan’s hide. He survived the desert, but the trip to Yuma will be deadly.

    • Dakota Skies by Paul Lederer

      Dakota Skies

      Paul Lederer

      A natural tracker does all he can to help a woman escape the Dakota Territory

      When the harsh winters of the Black Hills snuffed out his father’s life, Miles Donovan was left with no inheritance but knowledge of every trail, creek, and ridge in the Dakota territories. He put his scouting instincts to work for the US cavalry, helping them chase Sioux raiding parties across terrain where few white men dared to tread. It was in that unforgiving country that he learned to hate Tom DeFord, a savage gunman whom Miles once saw kill a Blackfoot woman in cold blood.

      His scouting days behind him, Miles is cooling his heels in Deadwood when the beautiful Della Adair hires him to escort her out of town, and across the dangerous Dakota plains. When Tom DeFord comes after Della and her gold, Miles will make a stand, turning his guns against the deadliest killer the Dakota Territories have ever known.

    • Overland Stage by Paul Lederer

      Overland Stage

      Paul Lederer

      Chased by bandits, stagecoach passengers race for their lives

      Eleanor Gates is a long way from Baltimore. Love for a cavalry lieutenant has lured her across the western plains, to an outpost so remote that it can only be reached by overland stage. Accompanying her on this dusty, uncomfortable journey is her aged aunt, a leering salesman, and a mysterious stranger named Riley. As dusk falls, Eleanor spies a dust cloud on the horizon—a band of comancheros come to rob the stage, and kill its passengers. Riley’s quick shooting wards off the bandits, but the driver is fatally wounded. It’s up to him to get them to safety, but he’s not sure he wants to take them there.

      His real name is Cameron Black, a notorious outlaw who will hang if he sets foot inside an army fort. But there are women in danger, wounded to think of, and the comancheros will strike again soon. There’s no way to go but forward.

    • The Return of Little Big Man by Thomas Berger

      The Return of Little Big Man

      Thomas Berger

      The legendary Jack Crabb takes another riotous romp through the Old West in an acclaimed novel that’s “impressive and delightful . . . very Mark Twain” (Daily News, New York).

      Jack Crabb is now 112 years old, and he isn’t done spinning yarns. In this sequel to Berger’s beloved novel Little Big Man, one of literature’s wiliest survivors continues his breathtaking tall tales of the Old West.

      Crabb claims to have witnessed most of the great historical events of the western frontier: hiding behind a wagon after a drunken Doc Holliday provokes the shootout at the OK Corral; joining Buffalo Bill Cody and Annie Oakley on tour with their international Wild West show; even taking tea with Queen Victoria when she came out of seclusion after a quarter century. No matter where Crabb lays his hat, he keeps his wizened, wry, and sharp commentary at the ready. The Return of Little Big Man is a sidesplitting novel of surprising emotional depth.
      This ebook features an all-new introduction by Thomas Berger, as well as an illustrated biography of the author including rare images and never-before-seen documents from his personal collection.
    • Sweeny's Honor by Brian Garfield

      Sweeny's Honor

      Brian Garfield

      Eleven soldiers attempt to hold a river crossing in the middle of the desert

      The Colorado River’s most vital point for American settlement is the ferryboat at Yuma Crossing. When the gold rush begins, a gang of white outlaws seizes the ferry from the local Yuma tribesmen, who have operated the crossing for decades. The US Army rousts the outlaws, but the high command decides to keep the crossing rather than return it to the Yuma. No one considers how badly the Yumas want the ferry back. Left in command of the ferry is Lieutenant Thomas Sweeny, a one-armed Irishman who wins the dangerous assignment by bringing charges against an alcoholic major. Hundreds of miles from reinforcements, he occupies the position with a ten-man force, limited supplies, and no way to call for help. In the distance, four hundred Yuma prepare for battle, intent on reclaiming what once was theirs.
    • The Vanquished by Brian Garfield

      The Vanquished

      Brian Garfield

      A California politician goes to Mexico to make himself king

      The Sonorans hire Henry Crabb to protect them from Apaches. In the lawless days that followed the Mexican-American War, bands of Indians roamed the countryside, preying on the hard-working peasants of northern Mexico. Desperate for help, a farming community offers Crabb land to establish a colony in exchange for a year’s protection from the marauders. The Sonorans do not recognize that Crabb—a Californian with frustrated political ambition—is the greatest threat of all. Although their deal was for peaceful settlement, Crabb’s thoughts turn quickly to conquest. In the tradition of American filibusters like William Walker, Crabb attempts to establish Sonora as an independent country—with him as the dictator. Based on a true story, this is a stunning narrative of conquest, adventure, and the shocking lengths to which ambition can drive men.
    • Sliphammer by Brian Garfield

      Sliphammer

      Brian Garfield

      An Arizona sheriff takes an impossible job: arresting Wyatt Earp

      Wyatt Earp rides the train to Tucson alongside his brother Morgan, who makes the trip in the comfort of a wooden casket. Earp comes from Tombstone, along with his two surviving brothers and Doc Holliday, on a mission of vengeance for his murdered kin. They suspect Frank Stillwell of being the shooter, and are not interested in the bandit’s denials. Earp is hardly off the train before he kills Stillwell, and he’s on his way north before the body is cold. Unfortunately for the Earp gang, Stillwell had friends in high places. The governor issues warrants for their arrest, and sends a pair of lawmen north to Colorado to apprehend them. Jeremiah Tree, a sheriff nicknamed “Sliphammer” for his choice of pistol, is given the unenviable task of arresting Wyatt and his brother Warren. It’s a suicide mission, but Sliphammer is too cool to fear any gunman, legendary or not.

    • The Threepersons Hunt by Brian Garfield

      The Threepersons Hunt

      Brian Garfield

      A Navajo trooper tracks a murderous fugitive loose on the reservation

      Joe Threepersons is a killer, but that doesn’t bother most of the people on the Apache reservation. After all, killing a white man is not an unforgiveable crime. Sam Watchman, on the other hand, is paid to care. Though a proud Navajo, he’s also a state trooper, so tracking killers is his business. The sheriff sent him because of his familiarity with the reservation, but no man knows this territory like Threepersons. The killer has a rifle, a stolen horse, and thousands of friends willing to give him sanctuary. As Watchman gives chase, Threepersons eludes him at every turn. But the trooper will get his man. After all, the murderer has only two million acres in which to hide.
    • Coyote Wind by Peter Bowen

      Coyote Wind

      Peter Bowen

      First in the crime-fiction series set in the modern-day west, starring a half-French, half-Indian “character of legendary proportions” (Ridley Pearson).

      Officially, Gabriel Du Pré is the cattle inspector for Toussaint, Montana, responsible for making sure no one tries to sell livestock branded by another ranch. Unofficially, he is responsible for much more than cows’ backsides. The barren country around Toussaint is too vast for the town’s small police force, and so, when needed, this hard-nosed Métis Indian lends a hand. When the sheriff offers gas money to investigate newly discovered plane wreckage in the desert, Du Pré quickly finds himself embroiled in a mystery stretching back a generation.

      For three decades, the crashed plane sat in the sun as the bodies inside rotted away to their bones. Two skeletons are whole, but for one nothing remains but the hands, the skull, and the bullet that ended his life. The crime was hidden long ago, but in the Montana badlands, nothing stays buried forever . . .

      In Gabriel Du Pré, “Bowen has taken the antihero of Hemingway and Hammett and brought him up to date . . . a fresh, memorable character” (The New York Times Book Review).

    • Specimen Song by Peter Bowen

      Specimen Song

      Peter Bowen

      A “plain-spoken, deep-thinking Montana cattle inspector” takes on a serial killer in DC (The New York Times Book Review).

      With misgivings, cattle inspector and sometime deputy Gabriel Du Pré has left his hometown of Toussaint, Montana, for big-city Washington, DC, where the Métis Indian fiddler has agreed to play his people’s music for a Smithsonian festival. But like the frightened and confused horse galloping wildly down the National Mall, Du Pré is very much out of his element. He does know how to catch and calm a runaway horse, however.

      If only catching a killer could be so simple. When a Cree woman from Canada who came to sing in the festival is found murdered, her death is just the first in a series of fatal attacks on Native Americans. Each killing is foretold by a shaman, and each time a primitive weapon is used. As the body count rises, Du Pré fears he might be the serial killer’s ultimate target.

      New York Times–bestselling author Ridley Pearson says about Peter Bowen’s Montana mysteries: “The best of Tony Hillerman meets Zane Grey . . . Du Pré is a character of legendary proportions.” And Booklist calls Gabriel Du Pré “one of the most unusual characters working the fictional homicide beat.”
    • Wolf, No Wolf by Peter Bowen

      Wolf, No Wolf

      Peter Bowen

      A half-Indian, half-French deputy with “a shrewd mind and wry sense of humor” investigates a case of homicide on the range (The New York Times Book Review).

      Two men have been cutting fences at the ranches of Toussaint, Montana, loosing thousands of dollars’ worth of cattle to use as target practice for their .22 rifles. Are they thieves? Pranksters? Local cattle inspector and sometime deputy Gabriel Du Pré guesses they’re environmentalists, agitating for the reintroduction of native wolves to Montana’s high plains. Du Pré knows the activists are trying to send a message to the ranchers of eastern Montana—he also has a hunch they’re already dead.

      When the activists are indeed found shot to death, Du Pré must figure out who used them for target practice. The FBI descends, but their agents are as clueless in this territory as the hapless environmentalists. Clearly, one of Toussaint’s citizens committed this crime, killing to protect the traditional way of ranching life, a loyalty Du Pré shares. But if anyone’s going to arrest his people, it will be the cattle inspector himself . . .

      Wolf, No Wolf is the third in “a wonderfully eclectic and enjoyable series of interest to western crime readers, especially those favoring Montana authors C. J. Box, Craig Johnson, and Keith McCafferty as well as fans of the Hillermans” (Booklist).
    • Notches by Peter Bowen

      Notches

      Peter Bowen

      “[An] enjoyable series of interest to western crime readers, especially those favoring Montana authors C. J. Box, Craig Johnson, and Keith McCafferty as well as fans of the Hillermans” (Booklist).

      The news is bad: five young women, so far—raped, tortured, and left in the Montana wilderness to be devoured by coyotes. It’s not long before Gabriel Du Pré, Métis Indian cattle inspector and occasional deputy, gets the call from Sheriff Benny Klein, summoning him to yet another grisly crime scene—this time in his own backyard. Not far from the victim, he finds two more murdered women, their bodies arranged over each other in a cross. A message from the killer? But what does it mean?

      Du Pré is a father and grandfather with two daughters of his own. Working alongside a Blackfoot FBI agent and his feisty female partner, Du Pré gives his all to the manhunt. But as more victims are found, and a young woman he cares about disappears, he comes to the grim realization that he must learn to think like this monster in order to catch him, to give in to the part of himself that knows how to kill.

      “Like the most memorable creations in detective fiction, [Du Pré’s] moral center is unshakeable” (Booklist).
    • Thunder Horse by Peter Bowen

      Thunder Horse

      Peter Bowen

      “A terrific writer . . . Thunder Horse makes this reviewer want to race to the bookstore for the rest of the Gabriel Du Pré series” (Rocky Mountain News).

      Usually it takes more than one beer to make the Toussaint Saloon shake. When the earthquake hits, part-time deputy Gabriel Du Pré and his friends are lamenting the fishing resort a Japanese firm has planned for their small town. The floor trembles, the lights go out, and glass rains from the walls. When they emerge from the bar, they see a new landscape. Roads are mangled, mountains have shifted, and the spring where the Japanese businessmen had planned to build their resort is no more. In its place is an uprooted Indian burial ground—and a massive headache for Du Pré.

      As local Native American tribes fight over the ancient remains, a fossilized Tyrannosaurus Rex tooth is found in the hands of a murdered anthropologist. Du Pré had just wanted a beer. Instead he found a murder sixty-five million years in the making.
    • Long Son by Peter Bowen

      Long Son

      Peter Bowen

      “With his distinctive, minimalist prose . . . Bowen’s writing is lean. . . . An unsentimental, galvanizing portrait of life in small-town Montana” (Publishers Weekly).

      For generations, the Messmers have raised cattle in the rough country of eastern Montana. When the current owners die in a tragic accident, they leave the ranch to their son—an ominous development for everyone in the area. Larry Messmer left Toussaint years ago when he got in trouble for bludgeoning a horse to death. Gabriel Du Pré hoped he would never set eyes on him again. Larry announces his return by having his ranch hands kill every weak cow on the property. Unfortunately, the livestock will not be the last to die.

      The FBI asks Du Pré, a cattle inspector and occasional lawman, to keep an eye on Larry. What he uncovers is a ranch stricken by criminal greed, lorded over by a pathological son who should never have come home. And when violence erupts again, Du Pré finds himself in the cross hairs.
    • The Stick Game by Peter Bowen

      The Stick Game

      Peter Bowen

      A Montana deputy takes on a mining company that’s poisoning reservation children in a novel the Washington Post calls “wonderful [and] wise.”

      Something is rotten in the Fort Belknap Reservation. Life has always been tough on this barren stretch just south of the Canadian border, but now the children are getting sick. While playing his fiddle in a reservation bar, part-time deputy Gabriel Du Pré meets an accordionist who suspects the children’s health defects and low test scores are connected to pollution from the nearby Persephone gold mine.

      Meanwhile, Du Pré investigates the disappearance of one of the afflicted children. When the boy turns up dead, the accordionist’s theory gains credence. It wouldn’t be the first time the rich men of Montana found wealth at the expense of the reservation’s kids. But is there something more than greed and indifference at work? Something even more sinister? Du Pré will make it his business to find out.

      “In other hands, melodrama could easily rear its head and trample the scenery, but Bowen has a firm grip on his large cast of interesting players . . . [in this] tale of grace vs. greed” (Publishers Weekly).
    • Cruzatte and Maria by Peter Bowen

      Cruzatte and Maria

      Peter Bowen

      A deputy discovers Meriwether Lewis’s journal in this modern-day mystery by an author who “writes about the rural West better than anyone” (Rocky Mountain News).

      When he’s asked to serve as a consultant for a documentary about the bicentennial of Lewis and Clark’s expedition up the Missouri River, Gabriel Du Pré’s impulse is to flee. Eastern Montana isn’t accustomed to getting much attention, and its residents prefer it that way. But the director of the film is dating Du Pré’s daughter Maria, so this hard-bitten fiddler’s hands are tied.

      The Métis Indian lawman agrees to act as a guide and help the filmmakers navigate the river, which is as deadly now as it was in 1805. The Missouri has claimed nine lives in the past three years—a suspiciously high death toll the FBI wants Du Pré to investigate. While trolling the riverbanks, Du Pré stumbles upon a national treasure: Meriwether Lewis’s lost journals, which the American government will do anything to get back. Meanwhile, when members of the film crew start dying, Du Pré begins to wonder if the locals hate outsiders so much they might be willing to kill to keep them out.

      “Bowen’s exuberant storytelling mines the rich cultural history of the West . . . [and features] delightfully extravagant characters” (Publishers Weekly).
    • Ash Child by Peter Bowen

      Ash Child

      Peter Bowen

      In modern-day Montana, brushfires, meth dealers, and murder challenge a deputy in a mystery that’s “a pleasure to read” (Publishers Weekly).

      In the midst of a drought in Toussaint, Montana, Métis Indian tracker and cattle investigator Gabriel Du Pré learns that Maddy Collins has been killed—and goes looking for answers.

      Du Pré suspects a pair of boys who, despite their good upbringing, have fallen in with a gang of crystal meth dealers. Not long after the murder, they vanish. As the town is threatened by a forest fire, Du Pré puts his own life at risk to hunt for the two young men, not knowing whether they’re alive or dead. But if the inferno reaches Toussaint, no one will be safe.
    • Badlands by Peter Bowen

      Badlands

      Peter Bowen

      A mysterious cult takes over a ranch in this western thriller starring a crime solver who “resonates with originality and energy” (Chicago Tribune).

      The Eides have owned cattle in Montana since 1882, but a few days after they pull up stakes and sell their property, their homestead goes up in flames. When Métis Indian investigator Gabriel Du Pré arrives on the scene, nothing is left but the ashes. A serene young man appears, insisting the fires were set purposely and firmly asking Du Pré to leave. He is a representative from the Host of Yahweh, the millennial cult that has purchased the sprawling ranch on the edge of the Badlands, and arson is just the beginning of their suspicious behavior.

      At first, the people of Toussaint try to ignore the secretive cult. But when Du Pré gets a tip from an FBI contact that seven Host of Yahweh defectors were recently shot to death, he takes another look at the glassy-eyed conclave. Behind their peaceful smiles, great evil lurks.

    • The Tumbler by Peter Bowen

      The Tumbler

      Peter Bowen

      “Truly mysterious—informed by Western legend, steeped in Indian superstition . . . Riding with Du Pré is some kind of enchantment” (The New York Times Book Review).

      A rumor circulates around academic circles that the long-lost journals of Meriwether Lewis are in the possession of a hard-bitten Montana fiddler named Gabriel Du Pré. A few years ago, the Métis Indian led a documentary film crew down the Missouri River to commemorate the bicentennial of the famous Lewis and Clark expedition, but he won’t say whether or not he has the journals. Only Benetsee, Du Pré’s mysterious spiritual guide, has any idea where the journals are, and only a fool would try to make Benetsee talk when he doesn’t feel like it.

      It’s quite possible, though, that billionaire Markham Millbank is a fool. His money cannot persuade Du Pré, and so he begins to consider other forms of pressure. When two of Du Pré’s friends are kidnapped, the fiddler faces a tough decision: Hand over the journal or risk innocent lives to keep it out of the wrong hands . . .
    • Stewball by Peter Bowen

      Stewball

      Peter Bowen

      “Peter Bowen does for Montana what Tony Hillerman does for New Mexico” (Midwest Book Review).

      Gabriel Du Pré’s aunt Pauline has burned through more than her share of husbands, so it’s no surprise when she shows up in Toussaint complaining that the latest one, Badger, has run off. Du Pré, the Métis Indian fiddler, retired cattle inspector, and sometime deputy, agrees to go looking for her man. He finds him shot, execution-style, in the wilds of the Montana countryside. A chat with his contacts at the FBI reveals that Badger, a small-time drug smuggler, had been working for them since his last arrest. Pauline’s husband was bait, but the big fish got away.

      The last lead was to a cabal of wealthy gamblers who pass their time racing horses in the barren Montana brush. To infiltrate their tight-knit syndicate, Du Pré goes undercover, lining up his own horse and jockey. He must tread lightly, because horses are not the only things these men shoot.

      Gabriel Du Pré’s foray into the world of illegal horse racing is “as consistently entertaining as its predecessors. [Du Pré], ever skeptical of the modern world and its institutions, places his faith in people, the land, a hand-rolled smoke, and the occasional ditch-water highball” (Booklist).
    • Nails by Peter Bowen
      “Fiddler, father, widower, cowboy and lover, Du Pré has the soul of a poet, the eyes of a wise man, and the heart of a comic” (The New York Times Book Review).

      Gabriel Du Pré’s precocious granddaughter, Pallas, has returned from her Washington, DC, boarding school, and trouble seems to have come along for the ride. Du Pré’s girlfriend’s son, Chappie, is also back from serving in Iraq, minus one leg and one eye. As the family tries to help him adjust to civilian life, the town is invaded by a fire-and-brimstone fundamentalist sect, whose preacher is hell-bent on imposing his own beliefs on the easygoing people of Toussaint, where even the most pious prefer to keep God to themselves.

      Du Pré is content to ignore the evangelists, until a mountain hike turns up the body of a little girl. Although he has no hard evidence, instinct tells him that the fundamentalists may be to blame. Du Pré hunts the countryside for the young girl’s killer, wishing as always that the outside world would leave his beloved Montana alone.

      In this “admirable, highly original” series, “Du Pré, a Métis Indian, ignores the speed limit, smokes hand-rolled cigarettes and drinks whisky like it was water. He also plays fiddle like an angel, takes care of his friends and defends the weak with equal passion” (Publishers Weekly).
    • Wilde West by Walter Satterthwait

      A ruthless killer shadows Oscar Wilde across the frontier in this “perfect blend of mystery, satire and travelogue” by the author of Miss Lizzie (Publishers Weekly).

      Though a world-renowned dandy, Oscar Wilde is not too refined for Colorado. As he travels across America on the lecture circuit, the famously witty playwright has found much to love about the western states. Whiskey, saloons, and friendly conversation with notables like John “Doc” Holliday—Wilde loves it all. There is even, in every town his entourage visits, a sensational murder.

      In the nights after Wilde gives his talks, a man with a knife goes lurking in the back alleys and red-light districts of these dusty western towns. Each morning, the police find the remains of a savagely murdered prostitute. Booze-addled detective Earl Grigsby is tracking the killer and suspects Wilde may be the one with blood on his hands. If he ever wants to leave America, Wilde will have to use his wit to unmask the savage killer.

    • Miss Lizzie by Walter Satterthwait
      A girl’s stepmother is murdered, and only Lizzie Borden can find the killer During the summer of 1921, a strange spinster rents the seaside cottage next door to Amanda Burton and her family. The new neighbor dresses in black, does card tricks, and reminisces about a long-ago trip to Paris. Her name is Lizzie Borden, and two decades earlier she was acquitted of one of the most notorious crimes in American history. Although her stepmother warns her to stay away, Amanda has no patience for her father’s doughy wife, and befriends their infamous neighbor. When tragedy strikes the seaside town, Miss Lizzie is the only one who can help. Amanda finds her stepmother hacked to pieces in her blood-soaked bed. The police suspect Miss Borden, but Amanda knows her new friend is innocent. As the township closes ranks, Miss Lizzie and Amanda hunt for the real killer. Guilty or innocent, Lizzie Borden does not go down without a fight.
    • Pronghorns of the Third Reich by C. J. Box

      Pronghorns of the Third Reich

      C. J. Box

      In frigid Wyoming lies a mystery that stretches back to Nazi Germany.
      Lyle and Juan wait outside the lawyer’s house in ski masks, pistols hidden behind their backs. Shortly after dawn, Paul Parker, an aged lawyer, and his old dog step into the cold. The thugs kill the dog, and take the lawyer hostage. Parker’s day has started badly and is going to get much worse. Once a fine lawyer, Parker’s enthusiasm has slipped with age, and criminals like Lyle are part of the reason for his disillusionment. Years after they last saw each other in court, Lyle is convinced that Parker owes him something. At gunpoint, Lyle and Juan make Parker lead them to the old Angler ranch, to open up a hidden library whose volumes hold the secret to forgotten riches, and the strangest war profiteering scheme to ever come out of the Great Plains.

      The Bibliomysteries are a series of short tales about deadly books, by top mystery authors.
    • Crooked Hearts by Patricia Gaffney

      Crooked Hearts

      Patricia Gaffney

      Two con artists team up in 1880s California for the score of a lifetime—but end up fighting for their lives instead In a stagecoach en route to San Francisco, Grace Rousselot is posing as a nun to drum up “donations” from fellow travelers. Across from her, Reuben Jones is faking blindness to prey on unsuspecting travelers. Both grifters are surprised to learn that they have competition, and even more surprised when their stagecoach is ambushed and robbed, leaving them both flat broke. Not keen to discuss the robbery with the police, Reuben and Grace decide to work together to recoup some of their losses. Soon enough, what starts out as a practical partnership evolves into something more. And with the Chinese mafia hot on their heels, neither is sure just how far they can trust a man—or a woman—with a crooked heart.

    • Outlaw in Paradise by Patricia Gaffney

      Outlaw in Paradise

      Patricia Gaffney

      A legendary gunfighter brings big trouble to a frontier town, and ignites the passion of a local saloon owner When Jesse Gault saunters into Paradise, Oregon, with a gun on each hip, the town is instantly abuzz. What could a legendary gunslinger want in Paradise? And what will the townsfolk have to do to keep his trouble from becoming their own? Cady McGill, proprietor of the Rogue Tavern, thinks she may know what Gault has come for, and she doesn’t like it one bit. Cady’s ongoing battle with Merle Wylie, who has been buying up or burning down properties all over town, is coming to a head, as Wylie tries to get his hands on her tavern and her dried-up gold mine. Hiring a gunfighter like Gault would be just Wylie’s speed. But Cady senses something else behind Gault’s mysterious façade, and as the two grow closer she learns that his closely guarded secrets could spell life or death for the town—and for Cady herself.

    • Because You're Mine by Nan Ryan

      Because You're Mine

      Nan Ryan

      From USA Today–bestselling author Nan Ryan, the passionate story of a woman determined to reclaim her stolen legacy—even if it means seducing and marrying her most hated enemy
      In 1847, a dying general entrusts to his friend the final instructions for his heir, never imagining the treachery that will last for generations . . . The magnificent Southern California cattle ranch Lindo Vista is Sabella’s past—and her future. Now, as the lone survivor of a family that was cheated out of its rightful land, she will stop at nothing to regain what belongs to her.
      Burton J. Burnett, cattle baron and sole heir to the sprawling Lindo Vista, first spies the stunning blond stranger at a party celebrating his engagement to another woman. Passionately obsessed with the elusive beauty, he vows to make Sabella his, unaware that she is orchestrating her long-awaited revenge . . .
      A story of seduction, love, betrayal, and a decades-old lie that is about to come full circle, Because You’re Mine is Nan Ryan at her enthralling, steamy best.
    • Sun God by Nan Ryan

      Sun God

      Nan Ryan

      USA Today–bestselling author Nan Ryan delivers the intensely passionate, spellbinding story of a man driven by revenge, a woman consumed by desire, and a love that transcends the enmity dividing them
      The Indian stood naked in the sunlight.

      To the world, he is the half-breed Luiz Quintano. But to Amy Sullivan, he is Tonatiuh, the magnificent son of a Spanish grandee and an Aztec princess—and she has worshipped him since girlhood. After five years at a New Orleans finishing school, Amy is finally coming home to her family’s sprawling Texas ranch—and the man she loves. Until a night of passionate reunion erupts in shattering violence, forcing them to part as bitter enemies.
      Tonatiuh has waited a decade to take his revenge on the family who almost succeeded in destroying him. His triumphant return as the feared military commander El Capitán is only the first step in his plan. But after he makes Amy his captive, he once again falls prey to her sensual charms. As passion reignites, Tonatiuh is consumed by the need to reclaim the woman who betrayed him, the woman he will hate—and love—for the rest of his life.
    • The Legend of Love by Nan Ryan

      The Legend of Love

      Nan Ryan

      USA Today–bestselling author Nan Ryan draws readers into the wildly passionate, suspenseful tale of a woman at the mercy of the rugged man guiding her through the New Mexico desert
      Shreveport. 1865. Elizabeth Montbleau is found guilty of murder and sentenced to death. But the Natchez-belle-turned-Rebel won’t be facing the firing squad alone. Another prisoner—a convicted Yankee spy—has been condemned along with her. Knowing that this will be her last night on earth, Elizabeth gives in to the desire the sensual stranger awakens in her.
      The next morning, fate steps in, and both their lives are spared. But they’re destined to meet again . . .
      West Quarternight has never forgotten the red-haired beauty and the fleeting night of passion they shared. The last place he expects to find her is on a treacherous journey across the merciless desert. Now, as Elizabeth’s guide, he will lead her on a quest for her missing husband . . . and an elusive, legendary treasure. No longer a memory, Elizabeth is now a prize that West intends to win, even though he swears he will never love her.
    • Western Romance by Nan Ryan

      Western Romance

      Nan Ryan

      Three western romance titles by Nan Ryan about an outlaw, a cowgirl, and a determined European princess finding their fortunes in the American West

      In Outlaw’s Kiss, a young woman joins a gang of rough-riding outlaws. As she begins her career as a renegade, the son of a soldier killed in a long-ago raid searches Mexico for justice. His fevered quest could destroy Cordell’s band of outlaws, but only if he can resist the charms of the sultry young woman who rides like a man.

      In Written in the Stars, the beautiful star of a Wild West show sets off with the traveling spectacle’s most recent addition: a captured man, raised by the Shoshoni. Together, they embark on a passionate adventure that will change both of their lives forever.

      And in The Princess Goes West, the heiress of a bankrupt kingdom travels to the New World in search of a fortune. The princess decides to find investors among the gold-rush millionaires of the American West. Instead she finds misery, danger, and a handsome stranger with a temper rough enough to match her own. To make it home, Europe’s toughest princess will have to find her inner cowgirl.
    • Outlaw's Kiss by Nan Ryan

      Outlaw's Kiss

      Nan Ryan

      With her life in shambles, a young woman joins a gang of rough-riding outlaws
      When the ambush of a gold shipment for the army ends with the death of a Union soldier, Cordell Rogers and his ex-Confederate raiding party flee to Mexico. Cordell brings his wife and daughter, Mollie, but scarlet fever leaves him a widower, and young Mollie must grow up among his ragtag band of bandits. On her eighteenth birthday, Mollie makes a decision. She leaps on her horse, straps on a pistol, and prepares to become an outlaw. As Mollie begins her career as a renegade, the son of the soldier killed in the long-ago raid searches Mexico for justice. His fevered quest could destroy Cordell’s band of outlaws, but only if he can resist the charms of the sultry young woman who rides like a man.
    • Written in the Stars by Nan Ryan

      Written in the Stars

      Nan Ryan

      The star of a Wild West show falls for its savage new attraction
      Though one of the most experienced political operatives in Washington, senator’s aide Diane Buchanan is a cowgirl at heart. Raised by a showman to rope, ride, and shoot, she returns home when she learns her family’s western show is in danger of folding. With her skills as a trick rider, Colonel Buck Buchanan’s Wild West Show finds new life. But it isn’t until the “Redman of the Rockies” arrives that the profits begin to roll in. The captured man was raised by the Shoshoni, doesn’t understand English, and refuses the trappings of western civilization. But Diane sees past his rough edges, recognizing the so-called “Redman” as a sensitive soul who has been unfairly imprisoned. Hoping to learn the captive’s secrets, she sets him free—embarking a passionate adventure that will change both of their lives forever.
    • The Princess Goes West by Nan Ryan

      The Princess Goes West

      Nan Ryan

      Her kingdom bankrupt, a princess travels to the New World in search of a fortune
      When Princess Marlena’s father, the benevolent ruler of the tiny kingdom of Hartz-Coburg, dies, he leaves behind nothing but a famous name and a mountain of debt. To fill her beloved nation’s empty coffers, Marlena has two choices: marry or beg. Although she’s considered one of Europe’s great beauties, Marlena has a fiery temper and frightens off all but the most repulsive of the international nobility. Too proud to surrender to a man she does not love, Marlena goes to America to raise the money, arriving just in time to see the stock market crash of 1880. Penniless and desperate, the princess decides to find investors among the gold-rush millionaires of the American West. Instead she finds misery, danger, and a handsome stranger with a temper rough enough to match her own. To make it home, Europe’s toughest princess will have to find her inner cowgirl.
    • Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown

      Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

      Dee Brown

      The “fascinating” #1 New York Times bestseller that awakened the world to the destruction of American Indians in the nineteenth-century West (The Wall Street Journal).
      First published in 1970, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee generated shockwaves with its frank and heartbreaking depiction of the systematic annihilation of American Indian tribes across the western frontier. In this nonfiction account, Dee Brown focuses on the betrayals, battles, and massacres suffered by American Indians between 1860 and 1890. He tells of the many tribes and their renowned chiefs—from Geronimo to Red Cloud, Sitting Bull to Crazy Horse—who struggled to combat the destruction of their people and culture. Forcefully written and meticulously researched, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee inspired a generation to take a second look at how the West was won. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dee Brown including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.
    • The Fetterman Massacre by Dee Brown

      The Fetterman Massacre

      Dee Brown

      Dee Brown’s authoritative history of Fort Phil Kearney and the notorious Fetterman Massacre
      This dark, unflinching, and fascinating book is Dee Brown’s riveting account of events leading up to the Battle of the Hundred Slain—the devastating 1866 conflict that pitted Lakota, Arapaho, and Northern Cheyenne warriors, including Oglala chief Red Cloud, against the United States cavalry under the command of Captain William Fetterman. Providing a vivid backdrop to the battle, Brown offers a portrait of Wyoming’s Ft. Phil Kearney and the remarkable men who built and defended it. Based on a wealth of historical sources and sparked by Brown’s narrative genius, The Fetterman Massacre is an essential look at one of the frontier’s defining conflicts. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dee Brown including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.
    • The Galvanized Yankees by Dee Brown

      The Galvanized Yankees

      Dee Brown

      The awe-inspiring true story of a group of Confederate soldiers who served in the Union Army

      Historian Dee Brown uncovers an exciting episode in American history: During the Civil War, a group of Confederate soldiers opted to assist the Union Army rather than endure the grim conditions of POW camps. Regiments containing former Confederates were not trusted to go into battle against their former comrades, and instead were sent to the West as “outpost guardians,” where they performed frontier duties, including escorting supply trains, rebuilding telegraph lines, and quelling uprisings from regional American Indian tribes, which were sweeping across the Plains. This is an account of an extraordinary, though often overlooked, group of men who served in unexpected ways at a pivotal moment in the nation’s history.

      This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dee Brown including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

    • The Gentle Tamers by Dee Brown

      The Gentle Tamers

      Dee Brown

      A fascinating history of women on America’s western frontier by the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee.

      Popular culture has taught us to picture the Old West as a land of men, whether it’s the lone hero on horseback or crowds of card players in a rough-and-tumble saloon. But the taming of the frontier involved plenty of women, too—and this book tells their stories.

      At first, female pioneers were indeed rare—when the town of Denver was founded in 1859, there were only five women among a population of almost a thousand. But the adventurers arrived, slowly but surely. There was Frances Grummond, a sheltered Southern girl who married a Yankee and traveled with him out west, only to lose him in a massacre. Esther Morris, a dignified middle-aged lady, held a tea party in South Pass City, Wyoming, that would play a role in the long, slow battle for women’s suffrage. Josephine Meeker, an Oberlin College graduate, was determined to educate the Colorado Indians—but was captured by the Ute. And young Virginia Reed, only thirteen, set out for California as part of a group that would become known as the Donner Party.

      With tales of notables such as Elizabeth Custer, Carry Nation, and Lola Montez, this social history touches upon many familiar topics—from the early Mormons to the gold rush to the dawn of the railroads—with a new perspective. This enlightening and entertaining book goes beyond characters like Calamity Jane to reveal the true diversity of the great western migration of the nineteenth century.
      This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dee Brown including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.
    • Wondrous Times on the Frontier by Dee Brown

      Wondrous Times on the Frontier

      Dee Brown

      A lively, anecdotal history of life in the American West during the nineteenth century
      Frontier life, Dee Brown writes, “was hard, unpleasant most of the time,” and “ lacking in almost all amenities or creature comforts.” And yet, tall tales were the genre of the day, and humor, both light and dark, was abundant. In this historical account, Brown examines the aspects of the frontier spirit that would come to assume so central a position in American mythology. Split into sections—“Gambling, Violence, and Merriment,” “Lawyers, Newsmen, and Other Professionals,” and “Misunderstood Minorities—it is mindful in its correction of certain stereotypes of Western life, and is a mesmerizing account of an untamed nation and its wild, resilient settlers. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dee Brown including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.
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