New Arrivals · Western Fiction

December 18, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Robert B. Parker's The bridge

December 17, 2014
Knott, Robert, 1954-
New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, [2014]
312 pages ; 24 cm
"The Virgil Cole/Everett Hitch novels."
"The next gritty, gun-slinging entry in the New York Times-bestselling series, featuring itinerant lawmen Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch. Territorial Marshals Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch are back in Appaloosa, where their work enforcing the law has been exceptionally quiet. All that is about to change. An ominous storm rolls in, and along with it a band of night riders with a devious scheme, who show up at the Rio Blanco camp, where a three-hundred-foot bridge is under construction. Appaloosa's Sheriff Sledge Driskill and his deputies are the first to respond, but as the storm grows more threatening, news of troubles at the bridge escalate and the Sheriff and his deputies go missing. Virgil and Everett saddle up to sort things out but before they do the hard drinking, Beauregard Beauchamp arrives in Appaloosa with his Theatrical Extravaganza troupe and the promise of the best in lively entertainment west of the Mississippi. With the troupe comes a lovely and mysterious fortune-teller who is set on saving Everett from imminent but indefinable danger. The trouble at the bridge, the missing lawmen, the new arrivals, and Everett's shoot-out in front of Hal's Cafe; aren't the only things on Cole and Hitch's plate as a gang of unsavory soldiers ease into town with a shady alibi, shadier intentions, and a soon-to-be-discovered wake of destruction. As clouds over Appaloosa continue to gather, things get much worse for Cole and Hitch ... "-- Provided by publisher.

Shadow of the hangman

December 1, 2014
Johnstone, William W., author.
396 pages ; 18 cm.
When a farmer's wife is murdered, an innocent man is accused: Patrick O'Brien. The book-loving brother had shared his love of literature with the woman, but her husband claims she spurned Pat's advances and that's why he killed her. Now it looks like Patrick will swing from the gallows-- especially after his lawyer is targeted, too. Pat's brothers try to track down the real killer, but time is running out. A team of hired guns has come to town, and they're choking the family ranch like a noose. For the brothers O'Brien, it's judgment day. And justice will be served-- in a hellstorm of blood and bullets.

Terror of the mountain man

December 1, 2014
Johnstone, William W.
New York : Pinnacle Books, Kensington Publishing Corp., c2014.
363 p. ; 18 cm.
"Pinnacle books."
After a Mexican revolutionary crashes the border, killing 22 innocent U.S. citizens and stealing livestock, including 200 of his horses, Smoke Jensen, going where the U.S. Army and the Texas Rangers cannot, wages war on the Colonel and his ruthless banditos.

Rebel yell

December 1, 2014
Johnstone, William W., author.
New York : Pinnacle Books, Kensington Publishing Corp., [2014]
376 pages ; 17 cm.
"In 1866, the border between the U.S. and Mexico is a hotbed of gunrunners, mercenaries, and the Emperor of Mexico's spies, saboteurs and double agents. On top of which, West Texas is plagued by Comanche warriors. Into this mix ride two massive gangs of the meanest, most kill-happy bunch of bloodthirsty ravagers to ever draw a breath. Sam Heller and Johnny Cross have got the marauders in their sights, but they aren't ready for the slaughter and destruction the raiders unleash on Hangtree County. Suddenly, the good guys in Hangtree are dangerously outnumbered. Sam and Johnny turn to cunning--pitting one gang against the other. And what that won't do, a liberated army howitzer just might--as the border explodes into an all-out white-hot civil war." -- from publisher's web site.

Flintlock. Gut-shot

December 1, 2014
Johnstone, William W. author.
411 pages ; 18 cm.
"$10,000. That's the bounty on the head of the most hated man in Texas - the man that Flintlock has been hired to guard. The crime was the brutal murder of a young school-teacher. The verdict was not guilty for lack of evidence. And the suspected killer's first guard was murdered by a shotgun blast. What makes Flintlock believe in this man's innocence? Call it gut instinct. Or call it maybe just a hankering for a fight. Because Flintlock knows that some very powerful and dangerous people are trying to make a man look guilty as sin. The only way for Flintlock to get the truth now is to go gunning for it - on a bad man's blood-soaked killing ground."--Page 4 of cover.

Outlaw Pete

November 11, 2014
Springsteen, Bruce, author.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 x 30 cm.

Far as the eye can see : a novel

November 4, 2014
Bausch, Robert.
New York : Bloomsbury USA, 2014.
307 pages : map ; 24 cm
Bobby Hale is a Union veteran several times over. After the war, he sets his sights on California, but only makes it to Montana. As he stumbles around the West, from the Wyoming Territory to the Black Hills of the Dakotas, he finds meaning in the people he meets-settlers and native people-and the violent history he both participates in and witnesses. Far as the Eye Can See is the story of life in a place where every minute is an engagement in a kind of war of survival, and how two people-a white man and a mixed-race woman-in the midst of such majesty and violence can manage to find a pathway to their own humanity.

The last shootist

October 29, 2014
Swarthout, Miles Hood, author.
New York : Forge, 2014.
350 pages ; 22 cm
"The sequel to Glendon Swarthout's classic Western The shootist."--Cover.
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Young Gillom Rogers has just given the coup de grace to a famous gunfighter involved in a bloody saloon shootout in 1901 El Paso, Texas. After swiping J.B. Books's matched Remington pistols off his body, Gillom thinks he may be able to ride this spectacle to fame and glory as the last shootist. But Gillom is an eighteen-year-old with lots of growing up to do, and showing off his new pistols quickly gets him into a gunfight he didn't bargain for.

An occurrence in Crazy Bear Valley

October 28, 2014
Keene, Brian, author.
97 pages ; 22 cm
Morgan and his gang are on the run--from their pasts and from the posse riding hot on their heels, intent on seeing them hang. But when they take refuge in Crazy Bear Valley, their flight becomes a siege as they find themselves battling a legendary race of monstrous, bloodthirsty beings. Now, Morgan and his gang aren't worried about hanging. They just want to live to see the dawn.

Raina's choice

October 27, 2014
Morris, Gilbert.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
pages ; cm.

A frontier Christmas

October 24, 2014
Johnstone, William W.
New York, NY : Pinnacle Books, Kensington Publishing Corp., [2014]
410 pages ; 18 cm
When the outlaws responsible for brutally murdering the mayor's family escape the day before they are sentenced to hang, Duff MacCallister and the Jensen family must find and bring the criminals to bloody justice so that every can have a Merry Christmas.

Wyoming strong

October 23, 2014
Palmer, Diana, author.
Duncan Mills, Ontario : Harlequin® HQN, 2014.
248 pages ; 25 cm
When fate intervenes and brings them together on neighboring Wyoming ranches, archenemies Wolf Patterson and Sara Brandon cast their differences aside when they see each other in a whole new light as love takes root between them.

The shotgun arcana

October 6, 2014
Belcher, R. S.
New York : Tor, 2014.
398 pages : map ; 25 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates Book."
"R. S. Belcher's debut novel, The Six-Gun Tarot, was enthusiastically greeted by critics and readers, who praised its wildly inventive mixture of dark fantasy, steampunk, and the Wild West. Now Belcher returns to Golgotha, Nevada, a bustling frontier town that hides more than its fair share of unnatural secrets. 1870. A haven for the blessed and the damned, including a fallen angel, a mad scientist, a pirate queen, and a deputy who is kin to coyotes, Golgotha has come through many nightmarish trials, but now an army of thirty-two outlaws, lunatics, serial killers, and cannibals are converging on the town, drawn by a grisly relic that dates back to the Donner Party...and the dawn of humanity. Sheriff Jon Highfather and his deputies already have their hands full dealing with train robbers, a mysterious series of brutal murders, and the usual outbreaks of weirdness. But with thirty-two of the most vicious killers on Earth riding into Golgotha in just a few day's time, the town and its people will be tested as never before--and some of them will never be the same"-- Provided by publisher.

The high divide : a novel

September 29, 2014
Enger, Lin, author.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2014.
332 pages : map ; 24 cm
Abandoned by her husband and her two sons who went out to search for him, Gretta Pope must follow her family across the rugged badlands of 1880s Montana.

An unseemly wife

September 29, 2014
Moore, E. B. (Elizabeth B.), author.
New York, New York : New American Library, [2014]
x, 309 pages ; 21 cm
Includes readers guide.

A matter of heart

September 25, 2014
Peterson, Tracie.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House, [2014]
313 pages ; 23 cm
"In 1890s Texas when two very different men enter Jessica's life, will she choose to pursue her dreams of adventure or follow the gentle urgings of her heart?"-- Provided by publisher.

Adobe Flats

September 19, 2014
Campbell, Colin, 1955-
Woodbury, Minnesota : Midnight Ink, 2014.
348 pages ; 20 cm
"A Resurrection man novel ; 3"--Title page.

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

Skull mesa : a western story

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

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