Western

    These titles were recently added to the collection of Yakima Valley Libraries

    A Death Valley Christmas

    Johnstone, William W., author.

    This year, Ace and Chance Jensen will be spending Christmas at Death Valley. They need to claim Chance's prize in a poker game: the deed to a silver mine. They expect the mine to be worthless, not knowing a rich vein of silver hasn't been tapped yet; half the deed belongs to a ruthless outlaw named Foxx; and another wealthy mine owner is trying to crush the competition by killing every miner in the valley. Now instead of gifts,they're swapping bullets. And a man named Luke Jensen-- Ace and Chance's gunslinging father-- is here to spread a double-barreled dose of holiday gunsmoke.-- adapted from jacket....

    View in Catalog


    Wolf Stockburn, Railroad Detective

    O'Hara, Max, author.

    "The newspapers call them the Devil's Horde. A well-oiled team of cutthroat bandits who terrorize the Northern Pacific Railway on route to the coast through Dakota Territory. They dynamite the tracks, blow open the express car door, murder the crewmen, rob the passengers, and empty the safe of gold and cash. If Wells Fargo & Company can't find a way to stop the Devil's Horde, there'll be hell to pay . . . Enter Wolf Stockburn. A tall rangy Scotsman who dresses like a gentleman but shoots like a cowboy, Stockburn learned his craft from a legendary gunfighter--and honed his skills as a Pony Express rider through hostile Indian country. Now the veteran Wells Fargo's detective will ride the rails from coast to coast. Make sure the train and its passengers reach their destination safely. And take down the Devil's Horde--one by one, bullet by bullet--the devil be damned ..."--FantasticFiction.com.....

    View in Catalog


    Ghost rifle

    McCoy, Max, author.

    "Descended from a long line of ramblers and rogues, Jack Picaro came to America to seek his fortune. But after killing his best friend in a drunken duel, the apprentice gunsmith flees westward, behind children he does not know, Gus and April. As Jack ventures up the Missouri River, he finds an unspoiled land where a man can live free--and also be attacked by an Arikara war party. His rifle stolen in the bloody skirmish, Jack sets out alone to reclaim it. His wild escapade ends in a fight to the death with a legendary Crow warrior named Standing Wolf. So begins a fateful epic search across the last frontiers of the untamed West. From the muddy banks of the Mississippi to the shining peaks of the Rockies, Jack Picaro will leave a trail of clues for an abandoned son, Gus, to find him: a famous gunsmith who will make history with a weapon of his own design--and forged a legend that would be passed down for generations. This is the story of the Ghost rifle."....

    View in Catalog


    Buffalo wagons : and Cloudy in the west

    Kelton, Elmer, author.

    BUFFALO WAGONS: For Gage Jameson, the summer of 1873 has been a poor hunt. A year ago he felled sixty-two buffalo in one stand, but now the great Arkansas River herd is gone, like the Republican herd before it. In Dodge City, old hide hunters speak in awe of a last great herd to the south--but no hunter who values his scalp dares ride south of the Cimarron and into Comanche territory. None but Gage Jameson...CLOUDY IN THE WEST: In the Texas backlands in 1885, twelve-year-old Joey Shipman's father dies under mysterious circumstances, and the boy is forced to live with his stepmother and Blair Meacham, a hanger-on at the farm. After the death of a black farmhand and friend, and another 'accident' that almost takes Joey's life, the boy runs away and joins forces with his only kin--Beau Shipman, a drunk and a jailbird. Beau, along with an outlaw, a San Antonio prostitute, and a sheepman become Joey's unlikely partners as he is trailed by their murderous Meacham, in league with Joey's stepmother in their scheme to inherit the Shipman farm.....

    View in Catalog


    Bad river

    Cotton, Ralph W., auhor.

    Arizona Territory Ranger Sam Burrack follows a tip to the Mexico Valley in pursuit of notorious outlaws.....

    View in Catalog


    The Morgans

    Johnstone, William W., author.

    A gunslinging father and prodigal son, united at last, they are the Morgans. And the only thing thicker than a Morgan's blood is a Morgan's bullet.... There's nothing particularly unusual for a legendary gunman to be summoned to the lawless, bullet-riddled territory of Arizona. But when Frank Morgan, aka the Last Gunfighter, rides into Tucson, he finds himself ambushed and kidnapped by ruthless Mexican bandit Ramirez's army of thugs. The only way out is for Frank's son, Conrad Browning, heir to the vast Browning fortune, to ransom his father free. But Conrad isn't giving up one cent. He's got a far deadlier currency in mind ... .Conrad heads down to the border and infiltrates the compound. But to prove himself, he has to hold up a train with the rest of the gang. Ramirez catches on to Conrad's ruse, and the only way out is for Frank to come to the rescue. It's a wild turn of events for sure, but for the Morgans, when it comes to killing their enemies, it's all in the family.....

    View in Catalog


    Hell's Jaw Pass

    O'Hara, Max. author.

    The killers are organized--and ruthless. One by one, they slaughter a railroad crew at Hell's Jaw Pass in Wyoming Territory. No survivors. No mercy. To ensure the rail line's completion, Wells Fargo sends their best detective, Wolf Stockburn, to the nearby mining town of Wild Horse. It's a rowdy little outpost full of miners, outlaws, and downright killers smack in the middle of two of the largest ranches in the territory. It's also as close to the pit of hell as Stockburn has ever been.. Train holdups, ranch wars, slaughter--this little boomtown's got it all. Stockburn's not sure he can trust anyone here, even the deputy's daughter. This pretty gal isn't just flirting with Wolf, she's flirting with disaster. And that disaster comes with a hail of bullets, and--before it's all over--a lot of blood on the tracks.......

    View in Catalog


    Go west, young man

    Johnstone, William W., author.

    "Rumors of war between the North and South are spreading across the land. In rural Green County, many of the farmers are already choosing sides. But not John Zachary. His loyalties lie with his family first -- and his heart is telling him to go west. Hoping to build a new life in the fertile valleys of Oregon, he convinces his best friend, Emmitt Braxton, to pack up their families and join him on a wagon train across the Oregon Trail. The journey will be long and hard. The physical hardships and grueling mental challenges will bring out the best in the some -- and the worst in others. But with the guidance of an experienced wagon master and scout, they are determined to reach their destiny, no matter how high the cost."--Provided by publisher.....

    View in Catalog


    A Death Valley Christmas

    Johnstone, William W., author.

    Ace and Chance Jensen usually spend Christmas at the Sugarloaf Ranch. But this year, the brothers are heading to Death Valley to claim Chance's prize in a poker game: the deed to a silver mine. Sure, the mine is probably dried up and worthless, but what they don't realize is that half the deed belongs to a ruthless outlaw named Foxx, a rich vein of silver hasn't been tapped yet, and another wealthy mine owner is trying to crush the competition -- by killing every miner in the valley ... The Jensen boys didn't plan on a Christmas gunfight. But when they show up at the mine -- and learn that a charity worker is using the silver to fund an orphanage -- Ace and Chance can't help but get into the holiday spirit. 'Tis the season of giving, after all. But instead of gifts, they're swapping bullets. And instead of Santa Claus, there's a surprise visitor coming to town. A man named Luke Jensen -- Ace and Chance's gunslinging father -- and he's here to spread peace and joy. With a double-barreled dose of holiday cheer -- gunsmoke.....

    View in Catalog


    The devil you know

    Johnstone, William W., author.

    Stoneface Finnegan and his new partner are busy renovating The Last Drop Saloon when a very unusual stranger comes to town. He?s nothing like the prairie rat drifters, world-weary miners, and would-be outlaws who normally pass through Boar Gulch. No, he?s a big handsome devil from San Francisco, Giacomo Valucci. Valucci fancies himself an actor, but his all-too-dramatic arrival is no act. He?s come to kill Stoneface Finnegan...Finnegan?s gut tells him that someone?s put a price on his head. Maybe one of his cutthroat enemies from his Pinkerton days. Or maybe not. Giacomo Valucci seems more interested in playing the role of Jack the Ripper. He?s carving a path of mayhem and murder across the American West?and saving Stoneface Finnegan for the last act...and the final curtain.....

    View in Catalog


    Stampede

    Washburn, Tim, author.

    "The Oklahoma Land Rush. At high noon on April 22, 1889, the U.S. government offered up two million acres of free land to anyone brave enough to take it--first come, first served. The fact that it was in the heart of Indian Territory didn't stop thousands of would-be settlers from trying to stake a claim. For them, it was the opportunity of a lifetime. But for the Ridgeway family--and the native tribes of the region--it's a disaster waiting to happen. On top of warding off cattle rustlers, they now have to compete for everything they have just to hold their ground. Together they will face every battle head-on to keep their dream alive...History would call it the Oklahoma Land Rush of 1889. But the Ridgeways--and thousands like them--will call it their last stand for justice, and a place to call home..."--Back cover.....

    View in Catalog


    Dalton's justice : a Ralph Compton novel

    Stowers, Carlton, author.

    "It's been ten years since the worst day of Ben Dalton's life. After four grinding years of war, the Confederate veteran returned to his hometown of Aberdeen, Texas, to find that Mandy, the girl he loved, had run off with his best friend, John Rawlings. Dalton recovered from the loss and spent the next decade settling down to life as the town's marshal. That quiet life is shattered with the arrival of one stunning telegram. Mandy begs her old friend to come to Fort Worth, where her lawyer husband has been arrested for murder. Without a second's hesitation, Dalton heads to the big city, where he will discover that the forces who want Rawlings convicted won't hesitate to commit a second murder to silence a visiting lawman."--Provided by publisher.....

    View in Catalog


    Seven roads to revenge : a Ralph Compton novel

    Stowers, Carlton, author.

    In this compelling new installment of bestselling author Ralph Compton's Sundown Riders series, a man seeks revenge for the death of his wife and sons while caring for his traumatized daughter. Carl Novak returned to the Texas hill country after fighting in the Civil War, but unlike most of his neighbors, Carl didn't fight for the Confederacy. He was a Union soldier. Carl tries to resume his life as a farmer with his wife and three children. One day, when returning from an overnight trip to buy a calf, he finds his home burned to the ground and, even worse, his wife and sons murdered. His young daughter escaped the slaughter by hiding in the fields. She is so traumatized that she refuses to speak. Carl has one clue: a group of strangers has just left town. One man had a tattoo of a scorpion on his hand and one man was missing two fingers. Carl is determined to track them and exact his revenge.....

    View in Catalog


    Looking for more new titles? MORE NEW Western  

    Search