“revenge, like love and death, comes at inopportune times.”
When Caleb and Shelby Bentley’s mother dies, Shelby hatches a plan of revenge.
“an engaging story, full of wit, more than an occasional tongue-in-cheek statement, and a great deal of fact.”
“an image of a proud man who gave in to the wishes of his people to reunite them with their families and suffered the ignominy of becoming a prisoner in his own land . . .”
“Rod Miller’s skills and knowledge, combined with a natural storyteller’s knack, make Pinebox Collins both a great introduction to the genre and an enlightening addition to it.”
“Meech’s story may be a fiction, but it’s told with charm, wit, a smattering of bloody realism, some of the longest sentences this side of Robinson Crusoe, and a complete lack of q
“Hobnail and Other Frontier Stories can be viewed as a primer on western settlement history as well as a sampler of today’s best western fiction writers.”
“An escapist read in which the lawmen are the outlaws, and the good guys win.”
“Arapaho Summer provides a constant stream of adventures woven through with romance and idealism.”
“The action is gritty, the locales descriptive, some of the situations could have happened, and a good many of the characters actually existed—what more could a reader ask for in an action
The braided narrative is not a new novel form. Authors have long used interwoven but seemingly disparate plotlines to achieve a whole that is greater than its parts.
“Walt Longmire is one of the most beloved lawmen in contemporary American crime fiction.”
“Make no mistake, author Peter Brandvold is keeping the Western genre alive and kicking . . .”
“Sweeney on the Rocks is one of the best crime books out this year. Here's hoping for a movie, or better yet, a mini-series.”
“This book is a delight to read and a keeper for your research shelf.”
"Overall, Knott's worthy attempt fails in style and form."
“Lansdale delivers another exciting East Texas action thriller that will satisfy his many fans, while whetting their appetite for adventures with Hap and Leonard. Well done, Mr.
“[T]his sequel to The Big Empty offers several days of literary entertainment. There’s plenty of action and the main characters are extremely likable.”
Rocky Mountain National Park Ranger Tim McIntyre thinks best when he’s fly-fishing. The best scenes in this book are when he does exactly that.
“What is wrong and what is right these days? It was getting awfully hard to tell in California.”
“Amusing at times, nostalgic and wistful at others, The Last of the Stanfields is a long and winding road.”
Fistful of Rain is a modern Western, complete with mountain ranges and vast prairies, where folks still ride horses and have cattle drives.
Jefferson James raised his daughter Jillian when her mother took off after her birth. Throughout Jillian's life, she learned nothing about her mom, and her dad was close-mouthed about his past.
“a character study of the changes love in its various forms makes in individuals accustomed to lives of violence . . .”
“a brilliantly conceived, colorfully and forcefully written, and very different Western novel . . .”
One expects Western adventures to be set against magnificent scenery and driven by wilderness experiences.