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The Raid at Crazyhorse

The Raid at Crazyhorse


William Vance

ISBN:
Year of publication: 1967

THE RAID AT CRAZYHORSE by WILLIAM VANCE I SAM HARDENS wide shoulders carried all the pressures of a ruinous year that fall night in 1886. What he wanted to do was get drunk and forget the whole stinking mess the effects of the big dry were that bad. The range was brown and brittle and the streams dry. Cattle bawled for lack of water. The long dry spell had put a kink in the whole country. But it wasnt all the fault of the weather, the events at the tail end of that disastrous year. It was, in ...

Keywords: Western
Midnight Rider

Midnight Rider


Ralph Cotton

ISBN: 9781101580011
Year of publication: 2012

BULLS-EYE As if suddenly realizing someone was watching him from behind, Frank Penta turned around, smoking rifle in hand, and looked at Rochenbach through a haze of gun smoke. Seeing that Rochenbach had him cold, the rifle in Rocks hands pointed, aimed and cocked at him, Penta gave him a strange, tight grin. Some fight, huh, Rock he called out above the roar of gunfire, sounding as if the two of them had been close friends. Yes, it is, Rock agreed. His right eye fixed down the rifle sights he ...

Keywords: Action & Adventure Fiction Historical Westerns
Blood and Gold

Blood and Gold


Ralph Compton

ISBN: 9780451212672
Year of publication: 2004

BLOOD AND GOLD I swung out of the saddle and kneeled beside the mans body. Kennedy had been shot three times, once by me, and twice more by a personor personsunknown. One shot had merely grazed his neck, but the second, deadlier bullet had crashed smack into the middle of his forehead. Clem Kennedy was an ill-natured man who had made his share of enemies. But why kill him all the way out here, in the middle of nowhere in a pounding rainstorm Unless . . . Had his killer heard the gunshots from ...

Keywords: Fiction General Historical Westerns
Bullets & Lies

Bullets & Lies


Robert J Randisi

ISBN: 9781101589601
Year of publication: 2012

Each of Randisis novels is better than its entertaining predecessor. Booklist A Mysterious Client Sir, Im here to hand you a check and ask you to come back to West Virginia with meTo meet with my client. And the check It is yours, whether you come or not. To illustrate, Harwick took a brown envelope from his pocket and set it on Ropers desk. What does your client want with me he asked. He will tell you that in West Virginia. Why me Im sure there are private detectives in West Virginiaor, at ...

Keywords: Fiction - Western
Butchery of the Mountain Man

Butchery of the Mountain Man


William W Johnstone

ISBN: 9780786033270
Year of publication: 2013

BUTCHERY OF THE MOUNTAIN MAN WILLIAM W. JOHNSTONE with J. A. Johnstone PINNACLE BOOKS Kensington Publishing Corp. www.kensingtonbooks.com All copyrighted material within is Attributor Protected. PREFACE In 1923, which is two years before this writing, I undertook the task of putting together a scholarly tome on the Vanguards of Western Expansion. Heroes, Trappers, Indian Fighters, Explorers, Scouts, and Adventurers were to be my subjects, but I faced the immediate problem of deciding who should ...

Keywords: Fiction Westerns
The Lone Ranger: Vendetta

The Lone Ranger: Vendetta


Howard Hopkins

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2012

THELONERANGER:VENDETTA byHowardHopkins THELONERANGER:VENDETTACopyright2012publishedbyMoonstoneEntertainment,Inc.,1128S.StateStreet,Lockport,II60441.TheLoneRangercreatedbyGeorgeWTrendleandFranStriker.Allrightsreserved.Withtheexceptionofreviewpurposes,thisbookmaynotbereprintedinpartorinwholewithouttheexpresswrittenpermissionofMoonstone.PrintedintheUSA Visitusonthewebat: www.moonstonebooks.com 1 Twoweeksago The shovel plunging into the hardpack made a sound like a Bowie knife grating against bone. ...

Keywords: Action & Adventure Genre Fiction Literature & Fiction Western Westerns
West of the Law

West of the Law


Ralph Compton

ISBN: 9781410409225
Year of publication: 2008

RETURN TO SENDER The panels of the saloons batwing doors rattled noisily against each other and the windows vibrated in their frames. From somewhere close a screen door slammed, opening and shutting on the whim of the wind. McBride stepped inside. For a moment he stood there, tall and terrible, looking around him. Gamble Trask was sitting at his table with Hack Burns and a tall man McBride didnt recognize, a whiskey bottle and glasses between them. Trasks puzzled eyes moved from McBride to the ...

Keywords: Westerns
The Ghost of Apache Creek

The Ghost of Apache Creek


Ralph Compton

ISBN: 9781101545560
Year of publication: 2011

NOWHERE TO RUN Here the moonlight seemed brighter, though the land in front of her lay angled in deep shadow. Then she saw ita single pinpoint of light in the distance. A campfire maybe. But how distant It could have been one mile or ten. She had no way of knowing. Jess heard a stealthy rustle in the grass behind her, and fear gave wings to her feet. She hiked up her skirts again and ran down the rise, heedless of the tree branches that slapped and swatted at her. Then she was on flat grassland ...

Keywords: Action & Adventure Fiction Historical Westerns
The Alamosa Trail

The Alamosa Trail


Ralph Compton

ISBN: 9781101177471
Year of publication: 2002

SNAKE FAST, COYOTE MEAN You dont want this, Shardeen, Sheriff Martin said. Shardeen gave him an arrogant little smile. Yeah, I do want it, he said. The lawman was so nervous that he telegraphed when he was going to make his move by narrowing the corners of his eyes. The glint of light in his pupils gave way to resignation. Martin lost the contest even before it began. The sheriff started for his gun. The arrogant sneer never left Shardeens face. He was snake fast, and he had his pistol out and ...

Keywords: Fiction Historical Westerns
Guns of the Canyonlands

Guns of the Canyonlands


Ralph Compton

ISBN: 9780451217783
Year of publication: 2006

ONE WAY OUT Rinker was ready, his hands close to his guns. There was a strange light in the mans eyes, a glowing mix of sadistic joy and the urge to kill that Tyree recognized only too well. He knew right then that this man would not let it go. Then Dave Rinker went for his gun. Tyree drew fast from the waistband, and his first bullet hit Rinker square in the chest. Another, a split second later, crashed into the mans forehead. The big man convulsively triggered a round that thudded into the sod ...

Keywords: Action & Adventure Fiction Historical Westerns
Do or Die

Do or Die


Ralph Compton

ISBN: 9781101177549
Year of publication: 2003

DEADLY MISTAKE Tony glanced past Charley and stiffened. Suddenly bending at the waist, he whispered, Let me do the talking. Whatever happens, it is not to involve you. Before Charley could ask what Tony meant, three men walked up to their tableburly, broad-shouldered men wearing suits and polished shoes, one with a diamond stickpin in his tie. Well, well, well. Stickpins voice was like two rocks grating together. All evening Ive been trying to figure out how in hell I lost my roll. Then who ...

Keywords: Action & Adventure Fiction Historical Westerns
Death Rides a Chestnut Mare

Death Rides a Chestnut Mare


Ralph Compton

ISBN: 9781101177433
Year of publication: 1999

LAST STAND . . . What are you doin here in the Territory all by your lonesome, mister Im not the law, if thats whats bothering you, Dan said. Haw, haw, one of the men cackled. Would you admit it if you was I have nothing to hide, said Dan. I didnt cotton to the war, and I laid out up in St. Joe, Missouri. But I got lonesome for Texas, and thats where Im headed. To further his bluff, Dan holstered the Colt he still held in his hand. Im Bart Scovill, the lead rider said, and Ive always had a ...

Keywords: Action & Adventure Fiction Historical Westerns
Blood on the Gallows

Blood on the Gallows


Ralph Compton

ISBN: 9781410413468
Year of publication: 2009

Street Brawling Driven with all McBrides strength, the brass butt plate of the Yellow Boy crashed into the side of Jakes head and the man dropped like a felled ox. Ed cursed and went for his gun. McBride swung on him and rammed the muzzle of the rifle into the mans belly. Ed bent double, retching, and McBride grasped the rifle in both hands and chopped upward, driving the top of the receiver into Eds mouth. The gunman convulsively triggered a shot into the timber of the boardwalk, then ...

Keywords: American Western Fiction Fiction Fiction - Western Large type books Westerns Westerns - General
Bluff City

Bluff City


Ralph Compton
David Robbins

ISBN: 9780451221513
Year of publication: 2007

Bluff City David L. Robbins TWO AGAINST ONE Like a giant spring uncoiling, Clay launched himself at the outlaw on the right. The man had his hand on his revolver and went to jerk it even as Clay was in midair. Clay was quicker. With a swift thrust he buried his knife in the mans ribs. The outlaw stiffened and cried out and sought to use his spurs, but Clay, grabbing the mans shirt, gave a fierce pull. Down they went. Clay alighted on his feet but the outlaw hit on his side and cried out a second ...

Keywords: Fiction General Historical Westerns
Burning Daylight

Burning Daylight


Jack London

ISBN:
Year of publication: 1910

BURNING DAYLIGHT PART I CHAPTER I It was a quiet night in the Shovel. At the bar, which ranged along one side of the large chinked-log room, leaned half a dozen men, two of whom were discussing the relative merits of spruce-tea and lime-juice as remedies for scurvy. They argued with an air of depression and with intervals of morose silence. The other men scarcely heeded them. In a row, against the opposite wall, were the gambling games. The crap-table was deserted. One lone man was playing at ...

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