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The Blackmail Murders: A Western Frontier Adventure (A Cullen Tindall Western Mystery Book 1)
Robert Peecher - 2019
But before it's over he may find that something more important to him than his job is at risk.If you love Westerns with a bit of mystery and mysteries set in the Old West, then saddle up your horse and make certain you've got six beans in the can.Come ride along with Sheriff Tindall and Deputy Brewer as they try to solve The Blackmail Murders in the first book of the Cullen Tindall Western Mystery series. Buy it now!
The Storm (Clay Brentwood Book 5)
Jared McVay - 2017
He's looking forward to an easy job, and then settling down for a bit. At least that’s the way he had it figured. What he hadn’t considered was how plans could change in a heartbeat, bringing him closer to deaths door than he ever wanted to be. Excerpt from Book 5: The Storm It was late afternoon of the first day and they were still several miles inside the Kansas border, when Clay found a place to camp for the night, near a small lake that would provide enough water for the herd. They would have to camp out in the open, but the weather was decent enough so that it shouldn’t be a problem. By tomorrow noontime, they should reach the Panhandle of Oklahoma where water was scarce. Clay didn’t want to push the herd too hard. He wanted them in good shape because it would be at least two more days before they could reach the Cimarron River and cattle don’t travel well without water. He figured they would lose a little weight during the three-hundred-and-fifty-mile drive, but once they got to his land, it wouldn’t take them long to put the weight back on. The White River ran through his property with several small tributaries, and there was plenty of tall grass. The cattle weren’t used to walking all day and were more than ready to settle down for the night when the time came. No one knew how Mrs. McIntyre did it, but that evening for supper, they feasted on corned beef and cabbage with soda bread and large slabs of butter, and blackberry pie. She’d seen some blackberries growing wild and since the herd was moving slow, she’d stopped and picked enough for six pies. “Ya know, boss,” Riley, a tall young man from Texas, said, “if this is the way we’re gonna eat, I don’t reckon you’ll ever be wantin’ fer hands. Women or not, this is the best trail drive I’ve ever been on, and if my work suits ya, I’ll be stayin’ on when we get to yer ranch.” Riley was young, just seventeen, but he’d been around cattle drives most of his young life and he knew his business. Clay was lucky to have him. Young he might be, but Clay was guessing the young man would ride for the brand, should trouble arise. Clay looked out across the herd and watched as his men worked the cattle. There was a mixture of ages, which was good as far as he was concerned. The men new to this kind of work would learn from the more experienced riders. Colleen blushed and waved the end of her apron at him. “Ah, go on with ya now. You and yer silver tongue. Ah man works hard, he needs ah good meal, that’s all.” Bert took his slice of blackberry pie and backed away, saying, “Yes ma’am. Whatever you say, ma’am.” After the evening meal, Cindy brought out her guitar and sat on the tailgate of the wagon and to everyone’s surprise, began to strum a slow, song of home. Then she began to sing and as if by magic, the cattle settled down. Singing was what cowboys did while riding night herd to help keep the cattle calm, but none of them had a voice as soothing as Cindy McIntyre. Clay had just poured himself a cup of coffee and was enjoying Cindy’s singing, when a young man came riding up to the camp and got down. He took a double take when he saw the two women, then spied Clay and walked up to him. “Mister Brentwood?” Clay smiled. He was just a boy, no more than fourteen and dressed in town clothes. “Sorry son, but I got all the wranglers I need. The boy grinned. “I’m not a cowboy, sir. I’m Ben Masterson and I work for the railroad. I’m training to be a telegraph operator.”
Storm Warrior Vol 21: The Ponderosa
W.L. Cox - 2015
He decides to clean up old business and stops at the restaurant known as, The Ponderosa, to see if his talk with the owner has had any effect on its service. Charles leaves the restaurant in anger and is determined to bring his problem to an end.Charles and the family travel to Denver and Charles encounters problems. Charles sets about solving the issues with his construction crews.Charles is recruited by Hunt to help remove bandits that took over his ranch and ordered his tenants to leave at gunpoint.Horse owners seeking breeding privileges from his prize stallion begin to irritate Charles when they show up with their attorneys and demand that he sign irrational contracts. Charles starts to question if he should continue offering stud services after ordering several horse breeders to leave and never return.George decides to stay in Denver to get the food store running. Charles needs to find a dependable man to travel with him and is shocked by an offer from an old friend.Charles is forced to go to Baltimore to resolve an issue with a rich and powerful man that is determined to put an end to the railroad construction.While traveling to a construction site to address an issue, the train is attacked by bandits, and they plan to steal Charles’s horse, Wind Fire. Charles becomes angered. Being attacked on the ocean only six weeks ago was bad enough. But to be robbed, and possibly shot while riding a train on American soil by a gang of thieves was more than he could handle. He refuses to submit to the thieves and explodes in anger. A shootout with armed bandits follows and ends with a dramatic scene when his gun is out of bullets.
Trail to Medicine Mound
Alfred Dennis - 2015
Dangerous renegades, wild Comanche Indians, and many hardships on the journey, test the iron will of the young Morgan. The great Civil War was on its final day of conflict. With four years of war behind him, Bowie Morgan agreed to take his gravely wounded friend, George Raker, home to his wife and their Circle R Ranch in Texas. Raker promised the young Morgan half the ranch if he gets him back home alive to his beloved wife.Morgan is no rancher and he needs no pay to help his good friend, George Raker. Both men saved each other's life many times in the last four years of war. Bowie finally gives in to Raker's offer. He knows the long trip will be hard on his wounded friend, but come hell or high water they're heading on the Trail to Medicine Mound.
The Ballad of Uriah: A Mountain Man Story
Mike Mackessy - 2020
Understanding enough about himself, he realizes he is not yet prepared for such an adventure. He prepares himself by working for three years on a railroad crew. Working adds the strength, maturity, and of course fighting skills learned from the rough and tumble life of an early railroad camp. One of the self-taught lessons he improves on is hunting. For a year and a half, in addition to swinging a pick, he lands meat on the table of the camp on his single day off. All the pre-apprentice skills he acquires prove their worth in the mountains.Before he reaches the Rockies, he is captured and tortured by the Blackfoot Indians. He is rescued by an old hand, another mountain man named Micah. What he learns from the Crow and from Micah prepares him for his apprenticeship in the wilds. He matures, living and trading with the Crow and the Cheyenne. Uriah acquires the help from a young Cheyenne captive passing on his hard learned lessons. Not one of those lessons prepares either man for what will face them.Their life is filled with Indian raids, grizzly bear attacks, mountain lion fights, and of course, buffalo hunting. Life in the wild revolves around the buffalo.
Will Thomas: Mountain Man
Fred Staff - 2020
With all his wiles, skills and guts, he must evade danger and survive when the odds are stacked against him. This roaring frontier adventure will keep you on the edge of your seat—as each page brings trouble for Will. Can he make it to the end of his journey without meeting his maker, or will he lie dead and forgotten as time keeps marching on?Grab your copy today to experience frontier adventure from one of the finest authors of the genre!
The Glorieta Grudge: A Western Frontier Adventure
Robert R. Peecher Jr. - 2018
On the eve of battle, Rab Sinclair cut a trail. And Frank Cosgrove never forgave him for it. Now the man known as Bad Eye Frank is toting a vendetta, and he won't let it go until someone puts Rab Sinclair in a grave.Francisco Tebone wants to be a known man. He wants respect. He wants other men to fear him. And he knows the easiest way to get what he wants is by gunning down a known man.Don Conchos just wants to get paid. He earns his living as a gunman.In the plaza of Mesilla in 1869, these men will all come together, and they're comin' shootin'.If you love quick-draw Westerns, epic gun fights, and a taste of the harshness of life on the Western frontier, then you're going to love "The Glorieta Grudge."So check that you've got six beans in the can, because you're going to need every one, and meet us in the plaza in "The Glorieta Gudge." Get it now!
Jacob Chance, U.S. Marshal
Johnny Gunn - 2015
Unless of course, people are shooting at you because of them. The Civil War has disrupted thousands of lives, including that of Sarah Jackson, whose husband was killed for not joining the Confederate Army in Georgia. Sarah and her daughter flee to Nevada Territory and are eligible for homestead rights. After claiming her one hundred sixty acres in the lush Golden Valley, her world crumbles again.Banker Preston Miller claims he owns the entire Golden Valley and all the water in the Good Hope River. Jackson cries foul in a letter to the U.S. Attorney in San Francisco, and Jacob Chance, U.S. Marshal rides to Preston, Nevada Territory to “settle this little land dispute.”He finds many in the town fear for their lives and livelihood, but it takes just a few shots from big guns to convince them to back the marshal. Lives are lost, buildings are burned, the town itself is in jeopardy, and the U.S. Marshal finds himself up against an army. Anarchy is the rule in the Golden Valley.Fighting the bad guys is hard enough, he also finds himself fascinated by the daughter of one of the ranchers whose property he is trying to save. Will the town survive? Will the ranches survive? Is romance in the air? All the answers are inside these covers.
West of the Dead Line: Tales of an Indian Territory Lawman
Phil Truman - 2017
It ran straight south from Caldwell, Kansas to Fort Reno, I.T., then down through the Cheyenne and Comanche and Kiowa lands, crossing the Red River into Bowie, Texas. It was a line on the map, a demarcation. West of it no law existed, only outlaws. On trails out there, outlaws put notes on trees and posts to let lawmen know they'd be killed if they continued their pursuits west of the Dead Line.In the storied times of the American West, in what was called Indian Territory, no place came close to matching the dangers and mortality U.S.marshals faced doing their jobs. Those who survived became titans in the legends of the West, particularly one man called Bass Reeves. These stories are fiction; the encounters this lawman faced, and The Dead Line, were not.
Right Thing to Do
Lou Bradshaw - 2017
By its third year, the war had already produced tails of brothers and friends meeting on the field of battle wearing different uniforms. Often those encounters ended in tragedy, where one man would spend his hours with ghosts and nightmares, and the other in a cold shallow grave. This story concerns two longtime friends, both new to America from across the sea. Captain Riley Blue, a Confederate cavalry officer finds his boyhood friend washed ashore from a destroyed Union gunboat. The brief artillery battle which sunk Padrick Haggerty’s gunboat had cost Cpt. Blue his horse, his hearing, contact with his company, and for a while his senses. When the smoke and his mind had cleared, Riley knew he couldn’t be responsible for his friend sitting out the war in a hell hole prisoner of war camp. Riley Blue knew he could be shot as a deserter if he was captured by his own forces, and shot as a spy if captured by the Union forces. He also knew the nearest safe haven for his friend, Paddy, was hundreds of miles away.
Guns on the Horizon: A Western Adventure From Randall Dale (Adventures of the Western Gunfighter Series Book 1)
Randall Dale - 2019
These stories contain action, adventure and the wild, untamed frontier…. These are the bounty hunters, gunfighters and lawmen who protect the innocent—the men who tamed the Wild West and caught the criminal’s dead, or alive! This is “Guns on the Horizon”. Four great adventures from one of America’s leading Western writers Randall Dale. Four chances to discover crime, punishment and tales of the Old West. Inside this book you will find action, adventure, greed, gluttony and love. You will find the bodies of dead bad guys, the guns of lawman and the pleas of the desperate, wild criminal facing the end of a rope, or on the edge of a bullet. Enjoy one heck of a great Western adventure with Randall Dale—the man who tells the stories of the Old West you’ll love!
The Jack Landers Western Mystery Series
G. Wayne Tillman - 2020
The thirty-five-year-old lawman has several gunfights under his belt and the scars to show for it. He has dealt with tough cases and tougher crooks with no problems. When multiple murders occur, he finds himself heading a serial sex murderer task force that is statewide. Jack is divided between enforcing the law and vengeance, and things spin beyond his control—almost. Jack has to decide between right and wrong in order to determine what to do about it…
The Brotherhood of Blood: The Continued Adventures of Hayden Tilden (Hayden Tilden Westerns Book 3)
J. Lee Butts - 2016
But none of their crimes were as heinous as the brutal murder of Mary Beth Tall Dog and the kidnapping of her young daughter. Gathering a group of hardened men as a posse, Deputy U.S. Marshal Hayden Tilden sets out to face the vicious foes in a fight for right—and his very own life . . .Praise for Lawdog: The Life and Times of Haydon Tilden“Lawdog should assume its rightful place beside other Western classics.” —Peter Brandvold, author of Once Hell Freezes Over“Lawdog has it all. I couldn’t put it down.” —Jack Ballas, author of West of the RiverAbout the Author:J. Lee Butts is the author of 22 published books and numerous magazine articles and short works. Brotherhood of Blood was runner-up for the Western Writers of America Spur Award in 2005. He’s worn many hats over the years (teacher, administrator, pool manager, IBM supervisor, and western author), and he and his late wife lived everywhere from Los Angeles to Dallas. Currently he’s hanging those hats back in White Hall, Arkansas.