All he wants is a job as a ranch foreman. He'd tried in Montana, but ended up in a gunfight with a pair of ugly-looking brothers over a horse. Leaving one dead and the other swearing revenge, Norm figures it'd be wise to make himself scarce. He heads south, to Nebraska. Instead of work, though, he finds something he never expected--a partner. Edith is a beautiful young woman with a sordid past of her own.
Proving that the grand Western tradition is alive and well, over four million Ralph Compton books are now in print. After years of driving cattle and wearing a ranger's badge, disaffected Texan Ed Wright retires - intent on drowning his sorrows with whiskey. But then, widowed rancher Unita Nance - a mighty fine woman, any cowboy would agree - storms into Rosie's Shamrock Saloon and carts Ed's inebriated, six-foot frame out into the sunshine with a wheelbarrow. She has one last job for him, and she won't take no for an answer.
"A Action packed tale"
Two-time Spur Award winner and member of the Arkansas Writers Hall of Fame, Dusty Richards pens gritty Western tales packed with period authenticity. Texas Blood Feud stars Chet Byrnes, a third generation Texan looking to save his family’s ranch with one more big cattle drive. But his plans are dashed after he strings up three horse thieves, sparking a deadly feud with a family bent on revenge.
Chet Byrnes has built a ranching empire from the ground up. And he's defended it with his sweat, blood, and a ragtag band of ranch-hand fighters. Now a beautiful, young Spanish widow comes into Chet's life just as he starts off in search of a lost cattle drive. The search leads into the eye of a sprawling, violent storm. Chet and his men - and his seductive new woman - end up on a wild ride through Nebraska, Colorado, and Kansas, where authorities want to confiscate the beeves for trespassing.
"Chet, call me Chet"
Gil Slatter's quick on the draw and has a head for running a ranch - but he's also a lonely man with nothing more than a cot in the bunkhouse at the TXY Ranch to call home. When the ranch's foreman drops dead of a heart attack and the owner picks Gil to take his place, his entire world turns upside down. One day life is simple. The next he's running the entire outfit.
Spur Award winner and recipient of the Western Fictioneers Peacemaker Award, Dusty Richards pens authentic Western tales that blaze to the top of best seller lists nationwide. Between Hell and Texas continues the Byrnes family saga, picking up with Chet striking out on a dangerous trail from Texas to Arizona in the hopes of reversing his family’s diminishing fortunes.
Even the toughest and most cunning lawman in Texas has his limits. With nothing to go on but five bloody bodies, a cracked safe, and an empty jail, Dell works the fringe of his sleepy western town - the forgotten, the invisible, those who often see without being seen. The more he learns, though, the more he wishes he could forget. In search of the truth, Dell finds himself pulled into a dark world of murder, deception, and brutality the likes of which he never imagined.
Captain Jack Starr served the Confederate cause with honor for four years. The town of Lost Dog Creek promised an opportunity for the war veteran to rebuild his life-and a woman to share it with. But not everyone is willing to roll out the welcome wagon....
"Scott Sowers...Scott Sowers...Scott Sowers..."
In the thrilling new saga from Western Heritage and Spur award-winning author Dusty Richards, Chet Byrnes stands his ground - with his courage, guns, and blood. For Chet Byrnes, building a ranching empire means adding new land, hiring good men, finding water and trying new breeds of cattle. But outlaws and Tuscon's idle rich want to take it all away - and Arizona just may be too lawless to stop it.
With 800 head of cattle to drive north, Ben McCullough is relying on the help of his ex-sergeant, Hap. But nature's worst elements are nothing compared to the threat that awaits them: a gang of outlaws determined to rustle the herd.
Cattle baron Rupart MacDavis wants to bury the ranchers of Horse Creek, Montana. With the local law in his pocket, MacDavis brutalizes the town - until Herschel Baker begins showing the people how to fight back.
Herschel Baker's new role as the sheriff of Yellowstone County is a far cry from his previous life as a rancher. As sheriff, Herschel is sworn to uphold the law, and that means butting heads with those who don't want to playby the rules. So when a cowboy named Billy Hanks is hung from a tree with the words "Hoss Steeler" pinned tohis chest, Herschel must find those responsible.
In this third novel in Dusty Richards' Spur Award-winning Herschel Baker series, a rawhide-tough horse thief rides up from Mexico with a lightning-quick draw that leaves a trail of dead criminals in his wake. His son Herschel now wears a badge, but many years have passed since he left his boy to chase down sunsets.
Dusty Richards bases his scores of Western novels on extensive research on the Old West. With an unflinchingview of the violence and cruelty that marked both sides of the Indian conflicts, he spins the riveting tale of Apachescout Deuces. Unjustly condemned for murder, he escapes his guard and disappears into the wilderness. Now hot on his trail is a U.S. Marshal determined to catch Deuces, no matter what the cost.