Monday 27 June 2011

The Gallows Gang to be published on Kindle

I am delighted to announce that later this year my 2008 Black Horse Western The Gallows Gang will be made available for downloading through all the major devices such as Kindle, Sony Reader etc. The novel will be published by Robert Hale Ltd through the Faber Factory. I understand that I'll have plenty of company with several other Black Horse Western e-titles being published at the same time.

This exciting development follows on from the publication earlier this year of BHW: Collection No 1 featuring 4 novels by Tyler Hatch, Abe Dancer, Scott Connor and Dean Edwards. This collection is available here.

More details will of course be announced later.

Sunday 12 June 2011

Review of The Legend of Shamus McGinty's Gold

It is a short read as well as an easy page turner. I have not read much of the western fiction genre. Most of my experience would be from non-fiction and from Hollywood movies. Therefore I cannot compare this to other fiction writers works. I can say it was a pleasant read...

Read More at Gnotions.

Now that unexpected review cheered me up!

Saturday 11 June 2011

Bleached Bones in the Dust

I was pleased to get the news that Bleached Bones in the Dust will be published in Large Print. It'll be my 15th Linford Western and I assume it'll be out next summer.

For twenty years, bounty hunter Montgomery Grant searched for Lomax Rhinehart, desperate to make him pay for an atrocity he committed during the dying days of the war.

So when Grant's friend, Wallace Sheckley, told him that he had found Lomax, Grant followed him to Sunrise, but Arnold Hays and his gunslingers were holding the town in the grip of fear. Nobody would help him and, worse, Wallace had gone missing and Lomax was nowhere to be found.

With Arnold Hays the key to Grant finding out what has happened to both his friend and his enemy, he must turn to his gun to get the answers he needs...

Friday 10 June 2011

Cryptic Friday #9

Last week's clue was: Layer backs a horse for example. 6 letters.

The answer was: Lamina (You might need a dictionary for that one. I did!)

This week's answer was a new word for me :

Local ranch where Incas ate perhaps. 8 letters.

Wednesday 1 June 2011

Silver Horse Western

I've received a contract for my 25th Black Horse Western Beyond Redemption and it should be published later in 2012.

As I'd reported a few months ago, the title slipped into my mind after writing The Search for the Lone Star, and as I couldn’t get the phrase out of my mind I had to see if I could make a story out of it. The story bumbled along slowly for a while with several unrelated plot threads that refused to find a connection. Then Booklife asked me to do an interview and in answering a question about my attitude to writing bad guys I mentioned that I was pleased with an editorial comment I'd once had that my bad guys were never beyond redemption. In one of those dolly zoom moments I realized why the phrase had lodged in my mind and instantly I knew what the story was about, namely whether or not my bad guys were really beyond redemption. Anyhow here's my suggested blurb:

As a child Jeff Dale witnessed the terrible aftermath of an atrocity. Elmer Drake killed three members of a family and when the surviving girl Cynthia went missing, Jeff vowed that one day he'd find her, no matter how long it took.

Ten years passed and the adult Jeff had become a bounty hunter when he found his first clue about Cynthia's fate by recovering her locket from the thief Wilfred Jarrett. So Jeff followed the clues to the frontier town of Redemption where stalked a gunslinger who carried a gun in one hand and a cross in the other, a man with a rope burn around his neck called Elmer Drake.