New Arrivals · Western Fiction

July 9, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Where hope prevails

July 8, 2016
Oke, Janette, 1935- author.
©2016
317 pages ; 23 cm.
"When Beth Thatcher returns to Coal Valley, she has much to be excited about. She anticipates Jarrick's proposal of marriage and perhaps a spring wedding. The mine is expanding, and there are more schoolchildren than ever. But the town's rapid growth brings many challenges. A second teacher is assigned, and Beth finds herself going head-to-head with a very different philosophy of education--one that dismisses religion and rejects God. Fearful for the children who sit under the influence of Robert Harris Hughes, Beth struggles to know how to respond. At the same time, Beth wonders if Jarrick is considering a position at her father's company simply for her sake. Should she admit her feelings on the matter? Or keep silent and allow Jarrick to make up his own mind?"--Provided by publisher.

The big showdown : a Caleb York western

May 24, 2016
Spillane, Mickey, 1918-2006, author.
New York, NY : Kensington Books, 2016.
xi, 223 pages ; 22 cm.
A Caleb York western --Cover.
Before leaving for San Diego and his new job as a Pinkerton man, Caleb York vows to make the streets of Trinidad, New Mexico, safe once again.

Easy pickings

May 24, 2016
Wheeler, Richard S., author.
©2016
285 pages ; 22 cm
"Includes 'Dead Weight' a never-before-published short story" --Cover.
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
"A widow must defend herself and her property from greedy townsfolk..."--Amazon.com.

Cape Hell

May 19, 2016
Estleman, Loren D., author.
©2016
224 pages ; 22 cm.
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
"U.S. Deputy Page Murdock is ordered by Federal Judge Harlan A. Blackthorne to Cape Hell, Mexico, to verify a report that former Confederate Captain Oscar Childress is raising an army to take over Mexico City--and then intends to turn north to rekindle the Civil War. Childress, it seems, has the weapons, wealth, and moral compass to do it. Unable to talk himself out of the mission, Murdock heads south on a steam train named "El Espanto"--The Ghost. With only Hector Cansado, an engineer who can't be trusted and Joseph, a Native American fireman with a few secrets of his own, Murdock hurtles through the murderous desert of a foreign land toward a man bent on wholesale massacre--unless Murdock can stop him."--Book jacket.

The last ranch : a novel of the new American West

May 16, 2016
McGarrity, Michael, author.
©2016
525 pages : illustrations, maps, genealogical table ; 24 cm.
"When Matthew Kerney returns to his ranch in the beautiful San Andres Mountains after serving in Sicily during World War II, he must not only fight to recover physically and emotionally from a devastating war injury, but he must also battle attempts by the U.S. Army to seize control of his land for expanded weapons testing. Forced off public grazing lands, banned from gathering his cattle on high mountain pastures, and confronted by military police guarding a high security army post on the northern reaches of the range, Matt finds himself at the center of a heavy-handed government land-grab. The reasons behind this surge of secrecy and control become clear when Matt witnesses the boiling, blinding explosion of the first atom bomb at Trinity Site. As he struggles with an aging, stove-up father no longer able to carry a heavy load at the ranch, an ex-convict intent on killing him, and a failing relationship with a woman he dearly loves, Matt must draw upon all his mental and physical resources to keep his world--and the people in it--from collapsing."-- Provided by publisher.

The devil you know

May 3, 2016
Goodman, Jo, 1953- author.
New York : Berkley Sensation, 2015.
404 pages ; 17 cm.
"After a horse drags him through the countryside, Israel McKenna awakes bruised and battered in a field in Pancake Valley, Colorado. He can recall where he came from and where he was going, but the memory of how he came to be on the Pancake homestead eludes him. He’s certain he did something wrong to deserve such a harsh punishment—and so is the beautiful woman who reluctantly comes to his aid"--Page [4] of cover.

The killing land

April 4, 2016
Seewald, Jacqueline.
Waterville, Maine : Five Star, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2016.
313 pages ; 23 cm
Set in the Arizona Territory in the early 1880s, a courageous settler from the East and an aristocratic cattle baron become involved in a relationships neither wants but neither can resist.

Bounty of vengeance : Ty's story

March 15, 2016
Colt, Paul, author.
Waterville, Maine : Five Star Publishing, [2016]
305 pages ; 22 cm

Mayhem at Buffalo Bill's Wild West : a Jemmy McBustle mystery

March 7, 2016
Amis, Fedora, author.
Waterville, Maine : Five Star, [2016]
287 pages ; 22 cm

A sweet misfortune : a novel

February 19, 2016
Brendan, Maggie, 1949-
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Revell Books, [2016]
331 pages ; 22 cm.

Robert B. Parker's Blackjack : a novel

February 4, 2016
Knott, Robert, 1954- author.
©2016
324 pages ; 24 cm
Based on characters created by Robert B. Parker.
Managing an influx of carpetbaggers, gamblers, thieves and other disreputables in prosperous Appaloosa, Cole and Hitch are challenged by a flashy and womanizing casino owner who proves slippery when he is implicated in a series of murders.

Finding promise

January 5, 2016
Dunn, Scarlett.
New York : Zebra Books, [2016]
375 pages ; 178 cm.
Sequel to : Promises kept.
"The McBride Brothers"--Cover.
"She may be an heiress, but Parker Promise Sinclair cares more about living an adventurous life than snaring a suitable husband. So it's no surprise when she joins a Wyoming wagon train--only to survive a massacre that leaves her with no memory, a target on her back--and her abiding faith tested by the only man who can possibly protect her. His gunfighting skills and trail savvy have saved U.S. Marshal Jake McBride more times than he can count. And his instincts tell him the only way to keep Promise alive is to take her along on his high-stakes cattle drive. But she soon proves she can ride and shoot with the best of them--and Jake finds it increasingly difficult to keep himself from falling for her. Soon, with danger closing in, they'll have only one chance to face their doubts, their fears--and their growing love...."--Cover, p. [4]

Pine Marten

December 31, 2015
Swenson, Wallace J.
Waterville, Maine : Five Star Publishing, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2015]
231 pages ; 23 cm

Bear claws

December 18, 2015
Murphy, Robert Lee.
Waterville, Maine : Five Star, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2015]
287 pages : map ; 22 cm

A Ranger's time : a novel

December 10, 2015
Gates, Edward L., Jr., author.
[Prescott, Arizona] : [Edward L. Gates], [2015]
335 pages ; 20 cm
"Charlie Turlock is an aging Texas Ranger in 1892 Amarillo, Texas. For most of his life he's been fighting not only the outlaws in Texas, but his own personal demons from the secrets of his past. Because of his age he plans on leaving the Rangers soon. But, before he goes, there is one last conflict with a cattle baron that needs to be settled. However, a mysterious visiting stranger brings more pressing issues and "ghosts" from Charlie's past that could affect the future."--Page [4] of cover.

Morrow Creek marshal

December 9, 2015
Plumley, Lisa.
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Enterprises Limited, [2015]
282 pages ; 17 cm.
"Dancing girl Marielle Miller makes sure no cowboy steps his spurred boots out of line. But then one night, she tumbles from the stage into the arms of Dylan Coyle... Marielle doesn't need a man in her life--especially a wandering gunslinger unwilling to put down roots. Except as Morrow Creek's new stand-in lawman, Dylan will be around to vex her for a while yet. And when she becomes embroiled in his latest case, Marielle starts to hope this particular drifter will stick around for good!"-- Page [4] of cover.

A Texas hill country Christmas

December 8, 2015
Johnstone, William W., author.
©2015
330 pages ; 17 cm
While most folks are busy preparing for Christmas, the tightknit Jensen clan can only hope they'll make it home. Luke Jensen is in San Antonio tracking down a dangerous outlaw. But when he finds the man leading a wholesome life-as a charity-working Hill Country pastor-Luke agrees to wait until after Christmas to bring him to justice. Meanwhile, Smoke and Sally Jensen head out from Fort Worth by stagecoach, only to be stranded by unrelenting rains-and stalked by a crazed Commanche killer. And in Austin, Ace Jensen falls head over heels in love with a girl he wants to marry. Unfortunately, she's engaged to one of the outlaw gang that's gunning for Luke's bounty ...

Giving up the ghost

December 7, 2015
McCoy, Max, author.
New York, NY : Kensington Publishing Corp., 2015.
247 pages ; 18 cm
"An Ophelia Wylde paranormal mystery"--Cover.

Thunder over the Superstitions

November 30, 2015
Brandvold, Peter, author.
Waterville, Maine : Five Star, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2015]
233 pages ; 23 cm
"Including a bonus story featuring the Rio Concho Kid: Blood and Lust in Old Mexico."
Gideon Hawk hunts the depraved outlaw Pima Miller into the Superstition Mountains of Arizona Territory. Hawk inadvertently shot Miller's woman, but the killer doesn't seem to mind. He leaves his infant son behind and heads into the mountains with his beautiful young guide, Jodi Zimmerman, who he's kidnapped from the Superstition Stage Relay Station. Hawk, however, minds very much that his bullet meant for Miller struck an innocent woman. He storms after Miller with his usual blood lust. But the Superstitions are no picnic. The Apaches call the range their Thunder God's abode, and the Chiricahuas don't care for interlopers. And neither does the strange old desert rat known as the Dutchman, who will do everything he can to keep his secret stash of ancient Apache gold a secret.

Three-legged horse

November 16, 2015
Hall, Russ, 1949-
Waterville, Maine : Five Star, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2015]
201 pages ; 23 cm
"A Justin Bodean western"--Title page.
Heading into the Wild West seems an adventure to fifteen-year-old Justin Bodean, until the bullets and arrows begin to fly. Life or death often hangs by a ragged thread, as he soon comes to realize, and he must find if he has the grit to survive and the courage to think of others. The lure of a treasure of Civil War gold drives him, and he has a map. But he's not alone in wanting the hidden stash. Others, some who seem to be friends and some who are clearly not, want the same thing. Out here, where fortunes can be grabbed by the strongest and quickest, he has a lot to learn. And he's going to have to learn fast if he wants to be sixteen.

Ghostwalkers

October 8, 2015
Maberry, Jonathan, author.
©2015
476 pages ; 21 cm.
"Deadlands"--Cover.
"Based on the bestselling role-playing game"--Cover.
Grey Torrance is a hired gun literally haunted by his bloody past, comes to the struggling town of Paradise Falls, where he becomes embroiled in a deadly conflict between the besieged community and a diabolically brilliant alchemist who is building terrible new weapons of mass destruction . . . and an army of the living dead!

Buffalo trail

October 7, 2015
Guinn, Jeff, author.
©2015
420 pages ; 24 cm
Fleeing from his nemesis, Killer Boots, Cash McLendon seeks refuge in Dodge City with a band of buffalo hunters who head south to the Texas panhandle into forbidden Indian Territory.

Dreaming of a Western Christmas

September 25, 2015
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Enterprises Limited, [2015]
287 pages ; 17 cm.
His Christmas belle / Lynna Banning -- The cowboy of Christmas past / Kelly Boyce -- Snowbound with the cowboy / Carol Arens.
"Three festive [Christmas] stories to make your dreams come true"--Page 4 of cover.

Justice at Redwillow

September 14, 2015
Nesbitt, John D.
Waterville, Maine : Five Star, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015.
229 pages ; 23 cm
Jim Fontaine wants to get a new start in life by settling on his own piece of land near the town of Redwillow. He isn't there very long, though, when a saloon girl named Emma turns up dead and a friend of his, Charley Drake, gets thrown in jail for the murder. Nora Winterborne, who is new in town, confides to Fontaine that she is interested in the case because Emma was her sister, but she has to keep quiet. Fontaine also learns of the disappearance of a woman named Judith Deaver and is faced with a trespasser who seems to be looking for something on his homestead. Fontaine has to follow a trail of twisted stories, old crimes, and new murders, including the death of Charley Drake, to help bring about justice at Redwillow.

The range war of '82

September 10, 2015
Wolfe, Ethan J.
Waterville, Maine : Five Star, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2015]
269 pages ; 22 cm
Wyoming is on the brink of statehood. Leading the charge is Jefferson Parker, the richest cattle baron in the territory. Backed by the Cattlemen's Association, Parker knows that the quickest way to achieve the goal of statehood is through the cattle business. Standing in Parker's way is a group of farmers who, by their very existence, threaten the open range and the way to statehood. So Parker offers to buy out all the farmers in the territory. His offer is rebuked. Leading the farmers is the Johansen family. James Johansen, his wife Sarah and their young son Seth are determined to make a go of their small farm. James bands the farmers into a unified group and they hold off Parker and his allies. Until the mysterious gunfighter Cord arrives in town, hired by none other than Parker. Cord's assignment is to help Parker broker a deal with the farmers to buy out their land. Cord is as persuasive with words as he is with a gun, and the deal might have worked except for Parker's hotheaded son who interferes and forces Cord to kill him. Thus begins the range war. Farmers on one side, Parker on the other, Cord caught in the middle.

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