New Arrivals · Western Fiction

November 8, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

A cowboy for Christmas

November 7, 2019
Richardson, Sara (Romance fiction writer), author.
New York : Forever, 2019.
396 pages ; 18 cm.
Includes novella: A cowboy's Christmas eve by R.C. Ryan.
A cowboy for Christmas / Sara Richardson -- A cowboy's Christmas eve / R.C. Ryan.
"A COWBOY'S CHRISTMAS EVE: Even a wild blizzard can't keep cowboy Colin Malloy from spending Christmas with Dr. Anita Cross."--Provided by publisher.

Bullets don't argue

November 7, 2019
Johnstone, William W., author.
©2019
346 pages ; 17 cm.
Includes an excerpt from Have brides, will travel.--Pages [331]-346
"Once every year, Perley Gates and his brothers lead the Triple-G crew on its annual cattle drive. It's a treacherous journey along the Great Western Trail, with a herd of two-thousand cows on one side and many opportunities for trouble on the other. This year, trouble shows up in the form of a beautiful young woman, her little baby, and her bizarre traveling companion--a colorful old cuss who goes by the name of Possom Smith. They're heading to a settlement called Butcher Bottom, and risking their necks to get there. Perley--being the gentleman he is--offers to escort the trio to their destination. But there are a few minor details they "forgot" to tell Perley..." --Publisher.

When to call a cowboy

October 30, 2019
Faver, June, author.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Casablanca, [2019]
346 pages ; 18 cm.
"Beau Garrett may look rough around the edges, but under that exterior beats a heart of gold--a heart that was broken when his high school sweetheart disappeared days before graduation. Years have passed, but Beau's never forgotten the fiery-haired girl who left him high and dry. Dixie Moore has her reasons for being angry with Beau. When a family emergency calls Dixie back to her hometown, she brings with her an explosive secret that could divide them for good--if the culprit behind a recent crime spree doesn't get her first"--Back cover.

Hope's highest mountain

October 23, 2019
Beller, Misty M., author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2019]
316 pages ; 22 cm.
"In 1886, Ingrid Chastain is en route to deliver vaccines to a Montana mining town when an accident leaves her alone and injured in the wilderness. When rescue comes in the form of a mysterious mountain man, she's hesitant to trust him, but the journey ahead will change their lives." --Provided by publisher.

Full throttle : stories

October 18, 2019
Hill, Joe, author.
©2019
480 pages ; 24 cm
Throttle / with Stephen King -- Dark carousel -- Wolverton Station -- By the silver water of Lake Champlain -- Faun -- Late returns -- All I care about is you -- Thumbprint -- The devil on the staircase -- Twittering from the circus of the dead -- Mums -- In the tall grass / with Stephen King -- You are released.
"In this masterful collection of short fiction, Joe Hill dissects timeless human struggles in thirteen relentless tales of supernatural suspense, including "In The Tall Grass," one of two stories co-written with Stephen King, basis for the terrifying feature film from Netflix. A little door that opens to a world of fairy tale wonders becomes the blood-drenched stomping ground for a gang of hunters in "Faun." A grief-stricken librarian climbs behind the wheel of an antique Bookmobile to deliver fresh reads to the dead in "Late Returns." In "By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain," two young friends stumble on the corpse of a plesiosaur at the water's edge, a discovery that forces them to confront the inescapable truth of their own mortality, and other horrors that lurk in the water's shivery depths. And tension shimmers in the sweltering heat of the Nevada desert as a faceless trucker finds himself caught in a sinister dance with a tribe of motorcycle outlaws in "Throttle," co-written with Stephen King. Featuring two previously unpublished stories, and a brace of shocking chillers, Full Throttle is a darkly imagined odyssey through the complexities of the human psyche. Hypnotic and disquieting, it mines our tormented secrets, hidden vulnerabilities, and basest fears, and demonstrates this exceptional talent at his very best"-- Provided by publisher.

Where there's fire, there's Smoke : Smoke Jensen, the last mountain man

October 11, 2019
Johnstone, William W., author.
©1986
472 pages ; 18 cm
First work originally published: New York : Zebra Books, 1987. Second work originally published: New York : Kensington Pub., 1986.
Trail of the mountain man -- Return of the mountain man.
"His country burning with war, his family shattered, a young man strikes off on his own and builds a legend with his fists, a pistol, knife, and long gun. This collection includes the classic westerns Trail of the Mountain Man and Return of the Mountain Man, long unavailable and here together for the first time in one action-packed volume... Where There's Gold, There’s Blood, Bullets, and Smoke When the Missouri farm boy named Jensen came west, he started fighting, surviving, and learning every brutal step of the way. He learned from a mountain man named Preacher. He learned from Indians. And from outlaws. And he learned that nothing burns the souls of men faster than the lure of glimmering gold. From one ramshackle frontier mountain town to another, Smoke sees gold strikes—and gold fever—drawing crooks and cold-blooded killers from across the nation. Faced with an explosion of horrifying violence—along with some demons from his past—Smoke has no choice but to lay down the law. Once he does, it doesn’t matter how many men and guns the outlaws bring. Because if Smoke Jensen has learned anything, it’s this: in a vast, savage land, you don’t back down, don’t give up, and don’t stop shooting until the last bad man goes to his Maker."--Back cover.

Too soon to die

October 10, 2019
Johnstone, William W., author.
©2019
vi, 439 pages ; 17 cm
"With their acclaimed novels of the Jensen family, bestselling authors William W. Johnstone and J. A. Johnstone have captured the pioneering spirit of America itself. Now a new generation of Jensens prepares to take the reins-and live the dream their ancestors fought for . . . There's nothing like a wedding to bring families together. And there's no place like the Sugarloaf Ranch to throw a foot-stomping hoedown-even if it turns into a gun-blazing showdown. Smoke and Sally Jensen are delighted that their son Louis is marrying the lovely widow he met during a perilous stagecoach journey through the Donner Pass. The whole family welcomes the bride and her young son with open arms. In fact, everyone is invited to the party-even the handsome stranger who rescued Louis's twin sister Denise from a runaway mustang. Who is this mysterious hero? No one knows. But there's going to be a lot of gunshots along with the wedding bells when this stranger makes his deadly moves. Once more, the Jensens band together to fight for what's theirs. And it just might be till death do they part . . ."--FantasticFiction.com.

Longing for a cowboy Christmas

October 9, 2019
©2019
475 pages ; 18 cm
"Historical western romance"--Spine
Fairy tale Christmas / Leigh Greenwood -- Christmas in paradise / Rosanne Bittner -- Christmas wedding / Linda Broday -- Love letter to Santa / Margaret Brownley -- One snowy Christmas eve / Anna Schmidt -- Through the storm / Amy Sandas.
"Whether it's a widower finding an unexpected new start, a former outlaw and his new wife welcoming their very own Christmas miracle, a long-lost lover returning just in time for a special holiday celebration, a second chance at love between two warring hearts given peace at last, an unlikely pair working together to bring joy to a small Texas town, or a cowboy and his dark-eyed beauty snowed in one unforgettable wintry eve...every Christmas with a cowboy is filled with light, laughter, and a forever kind of love."--back cover

See that my grave is kept clean : a novel

September 23, 2019
Paul, Bart, author.
©2019
274 pages ; 22 cm
"An Arcade CrimeWise book."
"Now returned from another tour in Afghanistan, Tommy Smith is rebuilding his life with his new wife, Deputy Sheriff Sarah Cathcart, and their baby daughter, as he opens his own pack outfit in the high country of his youth. When a young girl is reported lost in the canyon above their home, Tommy leads the search, but instead of the missing child, he discovers a corpse that may hold the key to a long-unsolved local bank theft and a fortune in stolen cash. The FBI is called in. Though Tommy tries not to get involved, the promise of easy money has lured unsavory characters from the hard streets of Reno, and speculation about the missing cash is undermining the social fabric of their little town. Facing threats to his family and the way of life he is fighting to preserve, Tommy must call on his investigative skills to uncover the connection between the missing girl and the long-dead body--a link that will inevitably lead to an explosive showdown deep in the Sierra wilderness"-- Provided by publisher.

Land of wolves

September 18, 2019
Johnson, Craig, 1961- author.
©2019
xiii, 320 pages ; 24 cm.
The new novel in the bestselling Longmire series. Attempting to recover from his harrowing experiences in Mexico, in Land of Wolves Wyoming Sheriff Walt Longmire is neck deep in the investigation of what could or could not be the suicidal hanging of a shepherd. With unsettling connections to a Basque family with a reputation for removing the legs of Absaroka County sheriffs, matters become even more complicated with the appearance of an oversize wolf in the Big Horn Mountains to which Walt finds himself feeling more and more empathetic.

The Peaceful Valley crime wave

September 13, 2019
Pronzini, Bill, author.
©2019
252 pages ; 22 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
1914. Nothing much happens in Peaceful Valley, Montana ... and that's just how Sheriff Lucas Monk likes it. He hasn't had to resort to his fists or sidearm in years. Then the theft of a wooden cigar store Indian sets off a crime wave like nothing Lucas has ever seen. Teenager Charity Axthelm goes missing, and Reba Purvis's housekeeper is poisoned with cyanide Reba is sure was meant for her. It's not long before the first corpse shows up, and it's up to Monk to solve each of the crimes and restore the peace. -- adapted from jacket

Dead man walking

September 12, 2019
Johnstone, William W., author.
©2013
313 pages ; 17 cm
"Ignatius O'Reilly is famous for his beautifully crafted counterfeit money. John Henry Sixkiller is famous for hunting criminals into the most violent and dangerous worlds most lawman dare not go. Now, the Deputy U.S. Marshal is zeroing on O'Reilly in San Francisco, when the case blows up in his face. Instead of O'Reilly, Sixkiller finds a beautiful woman and a meddling Federal agent from the Secret Service. O'Reilly gets away and the hunt leads Sixkiller after the woman, the counterfeiter, and the Fed into the rugged Sierra Nevada Mountains. There, a mining town is surrounded by armed men, people inside are dying of disease, and, as outlaws converge, the line between right and wrong disappears ... until Sixkiller takes out a gun and lays down the law--one bullet at a time."--Publisher.

Frontier America

September 12, 2019
Johnstone, William W., author.
©2019
376 pages ; 18 cm
As the father of a young Crow tribesman, Preacher would like nothing more than to see the long-time natives and newly arrived settlers live together in peace. Then the killing starts. As a family man and frontiersman, Jamie Ian MacCallister is more than happy to help the officers at Fort Kearny negotiate a peace treaty with the Crow nation. Until it all goes to hell. This is not the American dream they were looking for. This is a nightmare. A brutal, blood-drenched frontier war that two heroic men must fight and win-or one struggling nation will never come together. For liberty and justice for all.

Inland : a novel

August 8, 2019
Obreht, Téa, author.
New York : Random House, [2019]
374 pages ; 25 cm
"In the lawless, drought-ridden lands of the Arizona Territory in 1893, two extraordinary lives collide. Nora is an unflinching frontierswoman, alone in a house abandoned by the men in her life--her husband, who has gone in search of water for the parched household, and her two older sons, who have gone in search of their father after his return is delayed. Nora is biding her time with her youngest son, a boy with a bad eye who is convinced that a mysterious beast is stalking the land around their home, and a seventeen year old maid named Josie, her husband's cousin who communes with spirits. Lurie is the son of a dead dockworker, a former outlaw, and a man haunted by ghosts--he sees lost souls who want something from him, and he finds reprieve from their longing in an unexpected relationship that inspires an epic journey across the West. The way in which Nora and Lurie's stories intertwine is the surprise and suspense of this brilliant novel. Mythical, lyrical, and sweeping in scope, Inland showcases all of Téa Obreht's talents as a writer, as she subverts and reimagines the classical American genre of the Western, making it entirely--and unforgettably--her own"-- Provided by publisher.

Burning daylight

August 7, 2019
Johnstone, William W., author.
©2019
vi, 329 pages ; 17 cm
"Luke Jensen has seen some sorry looking bounties in his time, but this one takes the cake. A wanted poster is offering a reward of one dollar and forty-two cents--plus one busted harmonica--to capture Three-Fingered Jack McKinney. Turns out, McKinney's twelve-year-old son Aaron wants revenge on his daddy for abandoning him and his mom. The reward is all the money Aaron can scrape together. Luke can't say no to the poor boy--or his beautiful mother--so he agrees to go after McKinney and his bank-robbing gang. Good deeds, however, are like good intentions--the road to hell is paved with them. And when Aaron McKinney decides to tag along, it puts Luke in the middle of a father-and-son reunion that's life-or-death, blood-for-blood, and kill-or-be-killed."--Provided by publisher.

Hang them slowly

July 11, 2019
Johnstone, William W., author.
©2016
359 pages ; 17 cm
When they are caught in a range war between the Rafter M and Three Rivers, three men, all of whom are hiding their true identities, must come clean if they want to avoid being part of the rising body count.

A Jensen family Christmas

July 11, 2019
Johnstone, William W., author.
©2019
362 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: A High Sierra Christmas.
"Smoke Jensen looks forward to spending a quiet holiday with the family. But an unexpected arrival from south of the border has him reaching for his guns, defending his land and risking everything he loves. Sally Jensen strikes up a friendship with a lovely Mexican woman, who turns out to be married to the mysterious stranger plotting to steal her ranch. Ace and Chance prepare to fight a gang of outlaws trying to kill the man who raised them, but they're going to need the help of the father they never knew. Luke Jensen rescues three young children orphaned in a shootout, and heads home for a surprise reunion with children of his own. Preacher catches the eye of a beautiful and beguiling widow, but he can't decide if she wants to marry him, kill him, or both. Every Christmas season, the Jensens pray for peace on earth. But then, for the Jensen family, danger is just another holiday tradition. " --Amazon.

Riding shotgun

July 11, 2019
Johnstone, William W., author.
©2019
345 pages ; 17 cm
Red Ryan must protect the passengers, including an army major's beautiful but stubborn wife, on a stage bound from Fort Concho, Texas, to Fort Bliss, as they face bloodthirsty Apaches who are on the warpath.

aSisŭt'ŏsŭ pŭradŏsŭ = The Sisters brothers

July 8, 2019
deWitt, Patrick, 1975- author.
Kyŏnggi-do P'aju-si : Munhak Tongne, 2019.
366 pages ; 21 cm
Translated from the English.
When a frontier baron known as the Commodore orders Charlie and Eli Sisters, his hired gunslingers, to track down and kill a prospector named Herman Kermit Warm, the brothers journey from Oregon to San Francisco, and eventually to Warm's claim in the Sierra foothills, running into a witch, a bear, a dead Indian, a parlor of drunken floozies, and a gang of murderous fur trappers.

Renegade

June 28, 2019
Schmidt, Anna, 1943- author.
©2019
376 pages ; 18 cm
Includes recipes.
"Lily Travis may be a Harvey Girl, but she's a rebel--and a romantic--at heart. Too bad her impulsive nature led her to marry a man who promised a life of ease and prosperity, only to disappear the very next day. She's kept her secret as best she can, and now she's convinced she'll never find true love...not even with the handsome local sheriff she can't get off her mind. Cody Daniels knows Lily isn't the right woman for a by-the-book lawman with political ambitions. She's brash, headstrong...and entirely too tempting. But when Lily's past catches up with her and the villain she married threatens everything she holds dear, Cody is determined to defend her honor and show her the future they could have together--no matter the consequences." --Provided by publisher.

Home at Chestnut Creek

June 25, 2019
Drake, Laura, 1954- author.
New York, NY : Forever, 2019.
603 pages ; 18 cm
"Two full books for the price of one"--cover
Home at Chestnut Creek / Laura Drake -- Wild cowboy ways / Carolyn Brown.
First rule of life on the run: never get attached. Nevada Sweet knows that better than anyone-it's just too dangerous to stay put. And until now, she's never wanted to. But she gets more than she bargained for when she walks into the Chestnut Creek Café looking for a job. Despite the protective wall she's built, her coworker Joseph has her imagining a life she isn't yet convinced she deserves... While Unforgiven, New Mexico has always been home, Joseph "Fishing Eagle" King still feels like an outsider-no matter how much he tries to give back to his Navajo community. Beneath Nevada's biting wit, he glimpses a similar vulnerability. Against all odds, Joseph finds himself falling for her, and it's clear she's not as unaffected as she pretends. When her past finally catches up with her, she'll have to decide whether to keep running, or fight for what's hers.

Dark territory

May 16, 2019
McCauley, Terrence, author.
New York : Kensington Publishing, 2019.
331 pages ; 17 cm.
A rash of deadly train robberies has the chief investor of Dover Station feeling itchier than a quick draw without a target. And he wants Sheriff Aaron Mackey to scratch that itch with every bullet his battered badge authorizes him to shoot. When Mackey and his backup gun down four kill-crazy bandits, they uncover a plot cooked up by respected citizens of Dover Station.

Saving the mail order bride

April 30, 2019
Broday, Linda, author.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Casablanca, [2019]
345 pages ; 17 cm.
"He may be a wanted man, but all outlaw Jack Bowdre ever desired was a second chance. Now he's on his way to jail, completely unaware that his unexpected--and unexpectedly beautiful--traveling companion is none other than Nora Kane: his mail order bride--Back cover.

Robert B. Parker's buckskin

April 26, 2019
Knott, Robert, 1954- author.
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2019]
326 pages ; 24 cm.
"Itinerant lawmen Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch pursue a vicious killer in the grittiest entry yet of the New York Times-bestselling series. After marshals Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch lay Appaloosa's sheriff to rest, an emerging handful of men eagerly vie for the deceased sheriff's vacant office. No sooner are various campaigns under way when gold is discovered in the foothills just outside of town, sending Appaloosa buzzing with excitement. With the strike, a slew of new problems develop for Cole and Hitch. Two shrewd mining factions and their hired gun hands square off over the claim. And on the eve of the new sheriff's appointment, a powerful snowstorm blankets Appaloosa. As the town braces for the severe weather, Cole and Hitch's problems multiply with the emergence of anonymous letters to the editor of the Appaloosa Star, leading the duo to a series of murders and the pursuit of a vicious serial killer"-- Provided by publisher.

Blood for blood

April 18, 2019
Johnstone, William W., author.
©2013
316 pages ; 17 cm.
"Sixkiller, U.S. marshal"--Cover
When he is hired by Judge Ephraim Doolittle to stop a killer from exacting revenge on both judge and jury, John Henry Sixkiller goes undercover in an outlaw haven run by an amoral woman, but then his target comes gunning for him.

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