2016-06-30

Hangman's Reach

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  • Full Title : Hangman's Reach
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  • Publisher : Robert Hale Ltd
  • ISBN Code : 0719821134
  • Pages : 300
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  • Language : English
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When Crado Bluestone buys some cattle to start his own branch, he figures that life can't get much better. It comes as a brutal shock, then, when he is accused of being a rustler and is made to take the Hangman's Reach. The real cattle thieves, led by a killer named Monk Purvis, leave him for dead. Help is close at hand, however, in the form of a Texas Ranger. Jack Banner has been tracking the gang and rescues the hapless cowboy just before he chokes to death at the end of the rope. Revenge burns deep in Bluestone's heart to even the score and much blood will be split before he finally catches up with the ruthless killer in a Mexican graveyard.


2014-05-15

Blood Libels

By Clive Sinclair
  • Full Title : Blood Libels
  • Author : Clive Sinclair
  • Publisher : Halban
  • ISBN Code : 1905559739
  • Pages : 300
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  • Language : English
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"I am convinced, " says Jake Silkstone, the hypochondriac narrator of Clive Sinclair's still provocative novel, "that if Rabbi Nathan hadn't tried to rape Helga, our German au pair, during the course of my barmitzvah celebrations at the Café Royal on the evening of 21 May 1961, things would have turned out very differently...." In the event, "things", as far as Jake is concerned, have been turning out differently since long before the night of Rabbi Nathan's folly. Sharing a birthday with a the modern State of Israel, son of the man whose deep-penetration passes on the football field are rumoured to have inspired the guerrilla warfare tactics of Orde Wingate, chief fan and chronicler of the all-Jewish Wingate Football Club, adolescent blackmailer of the desirable Helga, and latterly literary editor of the Jewish Voice -Jake Silkstone's life has been marked by the finger of destiny, if not by the finger of the Lord. As things progress from worse to terrible in a world only slightly madder than our own, Jake Silkstone becomes the unwitting cause of the Israeli invasion of the Lebanon and finally victim of a blood libel -the accusation of ritual murder, England's special contribution to antisemitism. Clive Sinclair's dazzling, funny and ultimately serious novel reaches a climax that launches the reader into vertiginous orbit spinning between the twin suns of fiction and reality. "In Blood Libels, Clive Sinclair has assembled the Jewish anomaly: at odds with the Old Judaism, ambivalent towards the new Zionism. The old and new mythologies about Jewishness produce an irreconcilable conflict: within Jacob Silkstone, in the State of Israel and throughout the world. More funny than sad, more ironic than tragic, the novel presents the story, rather than the history, of statelessness." TLS "The blurred sense of where reality begins and fantasy stops (or vice versa) gives Blood Libels an immediacy and an edge that stimulates the reader's imagination... The novel cracks with fast, funny, farcical incidents, accidents, coincidences, and inconsequential events which nevertheless, hang together monstrously to change the world." The Scotsman


2019-06-01

Gunman's Pledge

By Ethan Flagg
  • Full Title : Gunman's Pledge
  • Author : Ethan Flagg
  • Publisher : Robert Hale Ltd
  • ISBN Code : 0719829593
  • Pages : 160
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  • Language : English
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Infamous gunslinger Wes Longbaugh is heading for his next job in Utah when he comes across a traveller cast afoot in Nevada's arid Humboldt Sink. Never one to turn the other cheek when help is needed, Wes intercepts the staggering loner. It turns out that Mace Farlow was the sole outlaw to survive a stagecoach robbery that had gone badly awry. All the other robbers had been gunned down due to the treachery of a turncoat. Mace tags along with his saviour but is determined to track the double-crosser down. Fate, however, takes a hand when trouble in the next town leads to flight and a stand off in a lonely canyon where Mace is killed. Before he dies, the aging outlaw makes his young sidekick promise to abandon the precarious life of a gunslinger. But this is far harder to achieve than Wes could ever have imagined.


2017-11-01

Hellbound for Spindriff

By Dale Graham
  • Full Title : Hellbound for Spindriff
  • Author : Dale Graham
  • Publisher : Robert Hale Ltd
  • ISBN Code : 0719824982
  • Pages : 160
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  • Language : English
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When outlaw Denny Blake betrayed the Arizona Raiders during a bank robbery in the town of Spindriff, he little realized the storm he would unleash. Sentenced to twenty years in Arizona's notorious Yuma prison, gang leader Smokin' Joe McCabe has vowed to kill Blake and burn the town to the ground, renaming it Hellfire. Escaping after only two years, McCabe amasses a new gang and heads for Spindriff. On the trail he encounters another prodigal who has run foul of the town's spineless officials. Red Spot Rick Norton has his own reasons for seeking vengeance and refuses to join up with McCabe. A clash between right and wrong is inevitable. But who will emerge victorious? Harsh accusations and hot lead will fly thick and fast before the final showdown.


2016-07-31

Lonely is the Hunter

By Dale Graham
  • Full Title : Lonely is the Hunter
  • Author : Dale Graham
  • Publisher : Robert Hale Ltd
  • ISBN Code : 0719821428
  • Pages : 300
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  • Language : English
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Outlaw Caleb Ollinger has no idea how much outrage he will stir after stopping off in the New Mexico town of Carrizozo. A few drinks and a game of poker suddenly turn into a double killing – the gambler who has been caught cheating matters little – but an innocent boy plowed down by Ollinger was the son of New Mexico’s territorial governor. Bounty hunter Chance Newcombe is hired to bring the killer in, but the loner has an ulterior motive. Chance attempts to lure Caleb’s brother, Pake, into the picture, under the pretense that they will be rescuing the wayward kid. Chance comes across an old comrade at a relay station is also after Caleb, so as to secure an amnesty granted by the governor which wipes out his past crimes. Bullets are bound to fly when the disparate protagonists finally meet up at the Hanging Tree.


2016-07-31

Bad Deal in Buckskin

By Ethan Flagg
  • Full Title : Bad Deal in Buckskin
  • Author : Ethan Flagg
  • Publisher : Robert Hale Ltd
  • ISBN Code : 0719821355
  • Pages : 300
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  • Language : English
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Two unemployed wranglers are given a gold nugget for helping an old prospector named Huggy Johnson, whose wagon broke down. Alamo Todd Heffridge and his partner Kid Streater unwittingly sell the nugget to an unscrupulous assay agent in the Arizona town of Buckskin. When Huggy is shot dead over a map which pin-points the location of the infamous Lost Dutchman Mine, the two wranglers are accused of the crime and arrested. Can they escape from jail and find the real killers? Their fate lies in the hands of a saloon madame called Galloping Jane who is sweet on the Kid. But all does not go according to plan.... Bullets are sure to fly and blood sure to spill before the Dutchman’s long lost secret is revealed.


2017-01-03

Cross of Iron

By Ethan Flagg
  • Full Title : Cross of Iron
  • Author : Ethan Flagg
  • Publisher : Robert Hale Ltd
  • ISBN Code : 0719822114
  • Pages : 160
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It was the shooting of an innocent bystander that forced Iron Matt Devlin to give up his profession as a bounty hunter. The harrowing occurrence led to him taking up the bible and becoming a preacher serving the Arizona town of Firewall. All went well until a gang of robbers led by the infamous Jack Patch took shelter in the church during a storm. They left having despoiled the house of God and its representative. Far worse was the killing of Matt's wife, which forced him to once again take the path of violence to exact retribution for those who had sinned against man and his Maker. An old rival of Matt's is also on the trail of the Patch Gang for mercenary reasons of his own. A confrontation between good and evil is inevitable. But who will emerge the victor?


2017-01-10

Huck Out West: A Novel

By Robert Coover
  • Full Title : Huck Out West: A Novel
  • Author : Robert Coover
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN Code : 039360845X
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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"An audacious and revisionary sequel to Twain’s masterpiece. It is both true to the spirit of Twain and quintessentially Cooveresque." —Times Literary Supplement At the end of Huckleberry Finn, on the eve of the Civil War, Huck and Tom Sawyer decide to escape “sivilization” and “light out for the Territory.” In Robert Coover’s vision of their Western adventures, Tom decides he’d rather own civilization than escape it, leaving Huck “dreadful lonely” in a country of bandits, war parties, and gold. In the course of his ventures, Huck reunites with old friends, facing hard truths and even harder choices.


2016-11-11

Wichita Town Tamer

By Dale Graham
  • Full Title : Wichita Town Tamer
  • Author : Dale Graham
  • Publisher : Robert Hale Ltd
  • ISBN Code : 0719821894
  • Pages : 300
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  • Language : English
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The good citizens of Wichita, Kansas, are desperate to appointed a lawman who can control the wild Texas cowboys fresh off the trail and eager to have fun. Far more serious, however, are the plans of certain crooked plotters who want to take over the town for their own ends. Bear River Cal Bonner has earned an enviable reputation as a town tamer and soon brings peace to the cow town. But his enemies in the form of saloon boss Cody Meek and impresario Perry Blaine are determined that the slogan 'Anything Goes' will be resurrected. They bring in a hired gunman to challenge the town marshal. The showdown that follows goes badly wrong for Cal who is left for dead. Will the town once again fall into the hands of the unscrupulous bad hats?


2018-10-01

Cast a Dark Shadow

By Ethan Flagg
  • Full Title : Cast a Dark Shadow
  • Author : Ethan Flagg
  • Publisher : Robert Hale Ltd
  • ISBN Code : 0719827957
  • Pages : 160
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  • Language : English
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Acclaimed army scout Wink Jefford finds himself put on trial for helping a captured Apache brave to escape from Fort Defiance in New Mexico. Forced to leave in disgrace, Wink is hired to guide some settlers to the town of Tularosa, but they are attacked by Apaches led by Mangus Voya who is intent on driving the hated invaders from his lands. Wink tries parleying with the Indians but is staked out. The wife of Mangus helps him to escape for saving her son, Shinto. On reaching Tularosa he is accused of cowardice for abandoning his duty allowing the Indians to massacre the settlers. Wink is jailed by Sheriff Troy Vickery for his own safety. Shinto helps him to escape a lynching and reveals that the settlers were betrayed by a white man. Tracking down the culprit enables Wink to uncover the startling reason behind the treachery.


2016-07-31

Send for the Bad Guy

By Ethan Flagg
  • Full Title : Send for the Bad Guy
  • Author : Ethan Flagg
  • Publisher : Robert Hale Ltd
  • ISBN Code : 0719821487
  • Pages : 300
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  • Language : English
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A gang of notorious outlaws led by Cain Vender is causing mayhem in Sweetwater County. Their depredations are threatening to overrun the whole of Wyoming. Special agent Drew Henry is reluctant to come out of retirement until he learns that his brother has been killed by the gang. Working undercover as a bar tender, Cole effectively stymied the gang's attempt to rob a bank in a neighbouring county. But he paid the ultimate price for his success. Drew adopts the persona of a deceased train robber to infiltrate the gang. But a conflict of interest in the delectable form of Ruth Vender threatens to overshadow his subterfuge. Will he have the strength of will to carry through the guile needed to defeat the outlaws?


2018-02-01

Bad Blood

By Ethan Flagg
  • Full Title : Bad Blood
  • Author : Ethan Flagg
  • Publisher : Robert Hale Ltd
  • ISBN Code : 0719826381
  • Pages : 160
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  • Language : English
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The bond between wandering cowboys Buck Medwell and his younger brother Skip has always been fractious. So when Buck is forced to bust his kin out of jail following their pay-off at the end of a cattle drive to Newton, Kansas, the writing is on the wall. Their flight from the law into neighbouring Colorado leads to a split when bad blood finally spills over. But fate has a habit of playing a wily hand, resulting in the pair unexpectedly being thrown together once again. When Skip finds his life on the line, his brother needs to exert all his ingenuity to save the kid from the unscrupulous hands of arch schemer Diamond Jack Deakin.


2018-08-01

Vigilante Law

By Dale Graham
  • Full Title : Vigilante Law
  • Author : Dale Graham
  • Publisher : Robert Hale Ltd
  • ISBN Code : 0719827477
  • Pages : 160
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Having escaped from a firing squad at the hands of the Mexican federales, Blue Creek Ben Chisum flees across the border into Texas. He is soon cast afoot when his horse breaks a leg. After wandering alone for a week he stumbles across a hanging and rescues a homesteader from ruthless vigilantes. The grateful man then offers him a half share in his prosperous farming business. But Ben is loath to become involved in a range war. He only accepts the offer after learning that his old partner, Squint Rizzo, has been hired by Web Steiger, the leader of the vigilantes. It was Rizzo who betrayed him to the Mexican authorities. But how can one man defeat a ruthless gang of land grabbers? With the help of an old pal and a ham-fisted brawler, Blue Creek sets out to prove that his reputation for fighting on the side of justice has been well earned.


2019-01-01

Bleak Winds of Destiny

By Dale Graham
  • Full Title : Bleak Winds of Destiny
  • Author : Dale Graham
  • Publisher : Robert Hale Ltd
  • ISBN Code : 0719828856
  • Pages : 160
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  • Language : English
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The Rebel Raiders are heading for New Mexico territory to rob the bank in Tucumcari. Major Deke Hogan, a Civil War guerrilla fighter, heads the contingent. The proceeds of the attack are intended to support the Confederacy in a last ditch effort to regain the initiative. But destiny has played a mean trick when Hogan discovers that the surrender had been signed by General Lee three weeks previously. From being a legitimate fighting force, the Raiders have become nothing more than common outlaws. Their escape does not pass unchallenged. And further trouble erupts between surviving gang members as to how the loot should be distributed. Hogan wants to use it for regenerating of the decimated South; whereas a hot-headed tearaway called Dusty Blue figures they should split the take among themselves. What happens when tempers flare and bullets fly could never have been foreseen by any of the participants.


2017-04-06

Reluctant Tin Star

By Dale Graham
  • Full Title : Reluctant Tin Star
  • Author : Dale Graham
  • Publisher : Robert Hale Ltd
  • ISBN Code : 0719822017
  • Pages : 160
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  • Language : English
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When Marshal Troy Garrison is forced to leave the Colorado town of Aguilar under a cloud, he figured he was done with the law for good. Shamed and humiliated through no fault of his own he heads south into New Mexico. A meeting with an itinerant gambler finds the unlikely travelling companions in Cimarron. A series of unsavoury incidents culminating in Troy's rescue of a damsel in distress find him reluctantly pinning on the tin star once again. An unscrupulous gang of rustlers is terrorizing the area. And Troy is forced to choose between the girl of his dreams and upholding the law when her brother becomes involved with the gang. Unfortunately, a man's past has a habit catching him unawares. The havocthis causes will need all of the reluctant tin star's daring and ingenuity to overcome.


2005-07-05

Hangman's Song

By Charles G. West
  • Full Title : Hangman's Song
  • Author : Charles G. West
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • ISBN Code : 1101662824
  • Pages : 288
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Preacher Nathaniel Rix and his sons bring the Word of the Lord to the lost souls settled on the Western frontier—and deliver salvation from the end of a pistol barrel. Homesteaders and heathens alike are sinners in Rix’s eyes . . . and removing them from temptation provides him with such Earthly rewards as gold and weapons for his gospel spreading crusade. Jordan Gray still mourns the loss of his wife and son, their murders gnawing away at his soul. A long winter of self-imposed exile in the Big Horn Mountains has given him an enlightened perspective on the nature of good and evil. And when he finds himself wanted for a murder committed by the Rix family, Jordan takes it upon himself to deliver vengeance. “Rarely has an author painted the great American West in strokes so bold, vivid, and true.” —Ralph Compton


2016-09-26

The Hangman's Knot

By David Wiltse
  • Full Title : The Hangman's Knot
  • Author : David Wiltse
  • Publisher : Graymalkin Media
  • ISBN Code : 1631680420
  • Pages : 352
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  • Language : English
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It's the hottest summer ever in Falls City, Nebraska. Acting deputy Billy Tree is struggling to readjust to his old hometown as well as recover from the shattering tragedy that ended his Secret Service career. But amid the shimmering heat, deserted barns, and burning plains, a horrifying, decades-old injustice is about to rear its ugly head when a stranger with a vendetta arrives, hell-bent on making Falls City pay for its sins...


2012-09-06

Sergeant Verity and the Hangman's Child

By Francis Selwyn
  • Full Title : Sergeant Verity and the Hangman's Child
  • Author : Francis Selwyn
  • Publisher : Orion
  • ISBN Code : 1471904202
  • Pages : 256
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  • Language : English
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In his sixth adventure, Sergeant Verity returns to London's 1860s underworld of alleys and brothels, peopled with sneak thieves, dancing girls, thugs, murderers and pimps. From Newgate Gaol come sinister rumours of a man to be hanged for a murder he did not commit. 'Handsome' Jack Rann, safebreaker extraordinary, has been snared by the rival Swell Mob, and a corrupt policeman, 'Flash' Charley Fowler. To reach America and be lost for ever, Jack must escape the death-cell and pull off the robbery planned by his dead accomplice, Pandy Quinn. From Newgate prison to the stage of the Penny Gaff, from bank vaults under Cornhill to rotting sewers below Wapping and Shadwell, Rann flees - while Sergeant Verity closes on the forces of evil with awesome tenacity.


2021-02-04

Hangman's Lullaby

By JoAnn Wendt
  • Full Title : Hangman's Lullaby
  • Author : JoAnn Wendt
  • Publisher : Belgrave House
  • ISBN Code : 1947812289
  • Pages : 165
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  • Language : English
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London. Christmas, 1653. The king has been beheaded. Oliver Cromwell rules England. Cromwell’s Puritan Parliament has banned Christmas, declaring it a pagan holiday. Anyone caught celebrating the Twelve Days of Christmas risks arrest. Strong-willed and kind-hearted, Merry O'Cork is a young midwife with big problems. She is called late one night in a snowstorm to deliver the baby of Captain Javier’s wife. Tragically, his wife dies giving birth to a healthy baby boy. Merry suspects foul play. She must also fight off her ne’er-do-well husband, a gambler and rogue, face her growing attraction for the captain, and defend her reputation as a midwife. Follow the mystery that unfolds during the 12 days of Christmas revealing many suspects with motives that keeps you guessing until the very end.


2016-08-02

Hangman's Holiday

By Dorothy L. Sayers
  • Full Title : Hangman's Holiday
  • Author : Dorothy L. Sayers
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • ISBN Code : 0771060459
  • Pages : 186
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  • Language : English
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A collection of short stories featuring Lord Peter Wimsey and Montague Egg. In this collection the two amateur detectives encounter cases covering everything from elopement to evil twins. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.