New Arrivals · Western Fiction

September 11, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Pale harvest : a novel

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

Desperate hearts

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

The killing trail : a Killstraight story

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

Marco and the devil's bargain

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

Tried & true

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

The bully of order : a novel

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

Grace and the guiltless

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

Skull mesa : a western story

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

Promise me Texas

August 5, 2014
Thomas, Jodi.
©2013
413 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
On a midnight train, four hours away from her wedding, Beth McMurray discovers the devastating truth about the powerful senator she's about to marry. Beth is convinced nothing could make this stormy night worse until the train wrecks and she tumbles straight into the arms of an outlaw. Andrew McLaughlin doesn't believe in loving except between the pages of his writings. He loved deeply once and thinks he'll never survive another loss. To save a friend, he climbs aboard a train heading toward Dallas. In the moment before the train crashes, he saves a beautiful woman and is injured in the fall. He wakes up to find she's claimed him as her fiancé -- and now they're both on the run, and destined to do everything it takes to make an unexpected promise of love come true.

Gunfighter's return

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

A question of bounty : the shadow of doubt

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

Massacre Canyon

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

The hour of lead : a novel

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

The man from boot hill : burying the past

June 25, 2014
Galloway, Marcus.
©2005
447 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Across the Cheyenne River

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

Truth be told

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

A moment in time

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

The Keystone Kid

May 27, 2014
Roderus, Frank, 1942-
©1978
393 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Eyes of eagles

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

Jailhouse glock : a dead sister talking mystery

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

The Last Kind Words Saloon : a novel

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

Poison Spring : a frontier story

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

The heart's pursuit

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

Ragtime cowboys

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

In want of a wife

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

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