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December 11, 2017

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Books, Movies & Music : New Adult Westerns

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Hundreds of books are added to the Library's collection each month. Here are the most recent Western books for adults.

 

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Cape Hell

Cape Hell
Estleman, Loren D.

U.S. Deputy Page Murdock is ordered by Federal Judge Harlan A. Blackthorne to Cape Hell, Mexico, to verify a report that former Confederate Captain Oscar Childress is raising an army to take over Mexico City--and then intends to turn north to rekindle the Civil War. Childress, it seems, has the weapons, wealth, and moral compass to do it. Unable to talk himself out of the mission, Murdock heads south on a steam train named "El Espanto"--The Ghost. With only Hector Cansado, an engineer who can't be trusted and Joseph, a Native American fireman with a few secrets of his own, Murdock hurtles through the murderous desert of a foreign land toward a man bent on wholesale massacre--unless Murdock can stop him.


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The Cactus Creek Challenge: A Novel

The Cactus Creek Challenge: A Novel
Vetsch, Erica

"Anything he can do, I can do better. At least that was what Cassie Bucknell thought before she pinned on Ben Wilder's badge and took to patrolling the streets of Cactus Creek, Texas. Cassie has been in love with Ben since primer school, but Ben treats her like a little sister. When they are picked to swap jobs for a month as part of the annual Cactus Creek Challenge in their Texas hometown, the schoolhouse is thrown into an uproar, the jail becomes a temporary bank vault, and Cassie and Ben square off in a battle of wills that becomes a battle for their hearts" --provided by publisher.


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Justice at Redwillow

Justice at Redwillow
Nesbitt, John D.

Jim Fontaine wants to get a new start in life by settling on his own piece of land near the town of Redwillow. He isn't there very long, though, when a saloon girl named Emma turns up dead and a friend of his, Charley Drake, gets thrown in jail for the murder. Nora Winterborne, who is new in town, confides to Fontaine that she is interested in the case because Emma was her sister, but she has to keep quiet. Fontaine also learns of the disappearance of a woman named Judith Deaver and is faced with a trespasser who seems to be looking for something on his homestead. Fontaine has to follow a trail of twisted stories, old crimes, and new murders, including the death of Charley Drake, to help bring about justice at Redwillow.


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Ace's Wild

Ace's Wild
McCarty, Sarah

"When you gamble with desire, be prepared to risk everything... Unlike the rest of the Hell's Eight brotherhood, Ace Parker's home isn't on the range. This restless cowboy craves the hustle of Simple, Texas, a lawless town where he can sate his darker appetites without guilt. At least he could, until Petunia Wayfield arrived. The prickly new teacher is insisting that Ace help her rid the town of drunkenness and card playing. For that kind of miracle, Ace demands a reward the spinster schoolmarm will surely never give. But Petunia isn't backing down. Not when the intense passion Ace offers shatters her to the core. As soon as she can afford a ticket to California, she'll leave Simple behind for good. Until then, she'll match his sensual challenge with her own, daring him to give up his fiercely guarded self-control. And then real danger claims Petunia, forcing Ace to reveal the man he really is--even if it drives her away forever"--Page [4] of cover.


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Into the Savage Country

Into the Savage Country
Burke, Shannon

"When the young William Wyeth leaves St. Louis for a fur-trapping expedition, he nearly loses his life and quickly discovers the depth of loyalty among the men who must depend on one another to survive. While convalescing, he falls in love with proud Alene, a young widow who may or may not wait for him. And on a wildly risky expedition into Crow territory, Wyeth finds himself unwittingly at the center of a deadly boundary dispute among Native American tribes, the British government, and American trapping brigades"--Dust jacket flap.


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Bone Digger

Bone Digger
Hirt, Douglas

"Eons past, an ancient creature the size of a bunkhouse lived out a solitary life and died all alone in a rugged canyon. Millennia later that canyon occupied an isolated corner of C.L. McSween's Rocking S. Ranch. Then McSween decided to dam up the canyon to provide water for his cattle. When a paleontologist from back east discovers the cache of bones from this long-dead Jurassic monster, he realizes they are a priceless treasure trove. C.L. McSween and his daughter Libby don't see it that way. They're concerned only about ensuring the survival of their cattle. On top of that, McSween is a superstitious ex-mountain man. He considers the bone digger a grave robber and wants him off his ranch. To Chad Larimer, foreman of the Rocking S. Ranch, Cobsworth's discovery is nothing more than a bunch of old cow bones until strangers from back east show up desperate to get their hands on them. Among the Easterners is the infamous paleontologist Professor O.C. Marsh. Marsh wants the bones for his museum and is prepared to have them at any cost. He's brought hired guns with him, and whoever gets between him and those bones is going to die. Unfortunately, Chad is the man in the middle."--cover.


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Charlie Red

Charlie Red
Zimmer, Michael, 1955-

"Tom Slade is riding shotgun for the Colorado and Prescott Stagecoach Company, in charge of delivering 5,000 in cash to the mines in central Arizona, when the stage is robbed at an isolated way station. Most men would have gone on to Prescott for help, but Slade knows he doesn't have that kind of time if he hopes to catch up with the thieves before they disappear into the desert. Alone and riding a worn-out harness mule, Slade grimly sets off in pursuit. He realizes it's going to take every ounce of skill and perseverance he s got to recover the mine payroll and bring the bandits to justice. What he hadn't counted on was a woman named Claire Adams showing up in the middle of the desert with her own reason for tracking down the outlaw gang, or the influence of her mysterious friend, Charlie Red." -- Amazon.com.


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Border Reprisal

Border Reprisal
Champlin, Tim, 1937-


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Cattle Kate: A Novel

Cattle Kate: A Novel
Bommersbach, Jana

Cattle Kate is the only woman ever lynched as a cattle rustler. History called it 'range land justice' when she was strung up in Wyoming Territory on July 20, 1889, tarring her as a dirty thief and a filthy whore. But history was wrong. It was all a lie. Her real name was Ella Watson. She wasn't a rustler. She wasn't a whore. And she'd never been called Cattle Kate until she was dead and they needed an excuse. She was really a 29-year-old immigrant homesteader, lynched with her husband by her rich and powerful cattle-baron neighbors who wanted her land and its precious water rights. Some people knew the truth from the start. Their voices were drowned out by the all-powerful Wyoming Stock Growers Association. And those who dared speak out, including the eyewitnesses to the hangings, either disappeared or mysteriously died. There was no one left to testify against the vigilantes when the case eventually came to trial. Her six killers walked away scot-free. But the legend was stronger than the truth.


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Beyond the Horizon

Beyond the Horizon
Ireland, Ryan, 1984-

"In frontier America, a man lives with a pregnant woman who is not his wife. When a stranger appears and advises him to register the baby as his own at a fabled military outpost, the man sets out on a lonely journey across an arid and hostile terrain. Soon after he departs, the stranger kills the woman before setting off in pursuit of the man. As their parallel journeys unfold, we learn of the man's childhood working with his father on a ship rife with cannibalism and their subsequent life in a port town; we watch the stranger as he assumes many guises to shape-shift his way through history in pursuit of the man, a pawn in his brutal game of rewriting the founding myths of the American West. Menacing, visceral and lyrical, Beyond the horizon is an audacious debut: an astonishing sojourn into the darkest parts of the Western lore that showcases a bold new talent in contemporary fiction"--Page 4 of cover.


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