Dec. 24-25 - All libraries closed for Christmas.
New Arrivals - Westerns
"Even at seventeen years old, Carson Ryan knows enough about cow herding to realize the crew he's with is about the worst ever. They're taking the long way around to the Montana prairies, and they're seriously undermanned. While rounding up strays, Ryan hears gunshots ring across the range. Suspecting an Indian attack, he gallops straight into a U.S. Army raid instead. The outfit he's with is nothing but a bunch of murdering cattle rustlers, and the law thinks he's one of them. Tied up, thrown in jail, and tried by a court that's more interested in hanging a man than learning the truth, Carson has only two options: escape or die trying".
When a violent scuffle between buffalo hunters and a party of Indians puts Redemption in the middle of a range war, Marshal Bill Harvey must find a way to keep the town and its residents safe.
Skye Fargo is in the Rocky Mountain town of Meridian, where he's received a most unusual offer. A woman wants Fargo to track down a local outlaw who's terrorizing the territory. The outlaw's name? Cord Blasingame, and he just happens to be her husband. And while the Trailsman will be doing all the shooting, his beautiful client will be playing an even more perilous part -- as bait for the brutal Blasingame!
In 1909, struggling to farm his remote homestead and raise three sons, widower Oliver Milliron despreately needs help. A housekeeper's ad in a Milwaukee newspaper, "Can't cook but doesn't bite," leads him to hire her sight unseen. When perky Rose Llewellyn arrives, she brings her brainy brother, Morris. Though Rose whistles through her work at the Milliron house, and Morris becomes teacher at the one-room school, these two newcomers conceal a past that is colorful and infamous.
Educated in England, raised by Apaches, and hardened in the Civil War, cowboy Conn Dury finds himself helping the sister of dead friend seek revenge against wealthy men who would kill an innocent cow hand for daring to fall in love with one of their daughters.
Hired by the Secret Service to pose as a Democratic candidate for congress, Clint Adams, transformed into an distinguished gentleman, must expose a killer who has been using a gun to cast his vote.
They met on the battlefields of Vicksburg. General Ulysses S. Grant, George Armstrong Custer, and the Rebel Johnny Yuma. Three men united by fate - in a nation divided by war - they were dedicated to freedom, driven to extremes, and destined for greatness. Of the three, Johnny Yuma was the most elusive. A Confederate soldier during the war, he was about to play a key role in Grant's victory for the Union, Lee's surrender at Appomattox, and Custer's deadly campaigns in the West. With a ready finger on the trigger, and a steady aim on both sides of history, his life is the stuff of legend. But the truth has never been told - until now.
"Scout Seamus Donegan is now under the command of Col. Nelson A. Miles, who must lead his war-weary troops up the Tongue River into butte country. There, amidst the snow-covered bluffs, awaits Crazy Horse with a thousand-strong force of Lakota braves. They are ready to engage Col. Miles and the Fifth U.S. Infantry, in the last battle Crazy Horse will ever fight against the white man's army"--From publisher description.
Even as Sioux and Cheyenne warriors gather to forge history at Little Big Horn, army scout Seamus Donegan is riding in retreat from Powder River with General George Cook and his men. They ride a bitter trail if not one of defeat, then not one of victory. Now they must re-supply, re-group and rest for future conflicts.
"When local heiress Lily Rose mistakes gambler Grant Diamond for the missionary she had asked for, Grant takes the opportunity to hide from the law, but with the Pinkertons closing in, the new life he's built may soon crumple like a house of cards"-- Provided by publisher.
Wil Chama never suspected that he was engaged to work for the Red Devil Salt Works in Río Tinto not because of his skill as a muleskinner but precisely because of his reputation as a gunman. This becomes suddenly clear to Wil when Randall Kellums the owner of the Red Devil tells him he wants Wil to give up his job as a wagoner and instead serve notice on Amos Montoya that his company and his people will no longer have access to the salt deposits at Tinto Flats.
"'One more hill to Hell' concerns Dan Grimshaw who rides for Caine Pomeroy. Pomeroy's Kingpin Ranch is in the process of ruthless expansion. Melissa Olmstead, an attractive widow, has been holding out against Kingpin's eviction notice to her. Grimshaw, at the risk of his own life, breaks ranks and makes one last effort to get Melissa to give in. When, again, she refuses, Grimshaw is confronted with a moral dilemma one that could put him in as much jeopardy as she is"--From publisher description.
Asking the question "What if Butch Cassidy wasn't killed in the infamous Bolivian shootout in 1908?," an exciting novel of the Old West follows Butch as he, after fleeing South America, is pulled into the most dangerous train robbery he's ever attempted along with a new Wild Bunch.
"I do remember my first love? Mad Carter MacRae recalls in this memoir of his early life. Her name was Estrella O'Sullivan. I met her the summer I turned sixteen, back in 1873. The summer of 1873 marked my last drive up what these days they call the Chisholm Trail? and what some were starting to call it back then. It was the first time I tasted oysters? and the only time I pinned on a badge. It was the summer of longhorns? of miserable heat? of friendship and betrayal? and of murder. In the end? it was the summer the whole world came crumbling down on our United States. My world crashed? too. See? the summer of 1873 was the year I watched a bunch of men die. One of those men? I killed. You never forget that? either"--From publisher description.
"When Slocum's good friend Colonel Gill McKee makes a trade for two sisters who were captured by Comanches, he agrees to return Elania and Katrina Proctor to their wealthy merchant father in Santa Fe. But with winter raging, Slocum won't be able to transport his precious cargo until the spring. At least he has some female company to keep him warm. But when a band of outlaws murders McKee's men, Slocum puts romance on the back burner in order to find their leader, a ruthless gunslinger named King. After all, there's nothing Slocum enjoys more than some well-deserved payback" -- from publisher's web site.
Business lately has been deadly for Ike Kelly. Recent unexpected gunplay has left his agency to a single operative. John Henrty Cole is that operative. Kelly has received a letter from former lover Lydia Winslow who operates an escort service in the new mining camp of Deadwood in Dakota Territory. Three young women have been murdered since they arrived in camp. It is obviously a dangerous assignment and Cole is advised that he must take every precaution. Deadwood was the scene of the recent murder of the legendary Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane. Doc Holliday will be among the people Cole will have to regard as potential suspects.
When he captures a blood-thirsty hellcat named Bella Flowers who, along with her gang, has been decapitating deputies, Deputy U.S. Marshal Custis Long, while escorting Bella to her hanging, comes to the aid of a lovely blonde who is the target of a mysterious bushwacker.
"With his dying words, a sheriff tells Slocum to find the men who shot him. Though he?s never been too partial to the law, Slocum accepts the mission?and even the deputy?s badge that goes with it. Finding the bad men in Spencer Flats, Slocum takes stock of the situation. Rob Bensonn is a mean, nasty killer?but Slocum?s dealt with characters like him before. What he?s never seen before is a man with the shooting skills of Far Eye Abernathy. Going up against Far Eye won?t be easy?and the third man in that rag tag gang may be even worse."--P. of cover.
Hired to protect flame-haired beauty Lucy Horton, who is dodging armed assassins on the streets of Denver, Deputy U.S. Marshal Custis Long must find out who wants her dead before they are both six feet under.
When there is no law and order, the renegade will prey on the weak. West of Yuma, beneath the red sandstone bluffs, the comancheros reign with brutal terror. A motley crew of savage men, they ride with lust in their hearts and cruelty on their minds.
"Driving the stagecoach to Fort Stockton without a shotgun messenger is keeping John Slocum on his toes. He?s carrying a huge payroll for the Army, and he?s dead sure road agents are after it. But before he can tackle the sharpshooter who?s after the gold, Slocum?s caught up in a tornado that destroys half the town. It seems Slocum?s got a knack for surviving?except now he?s got to help find the missing payroll or wind up in jail. And there?s a mysterious lady with flame-red hair and a strange request who could be deadlier than the storm?"--P. of cover.
Longarm is determined to make sure an innocent widow doesn't go to the gallows for murdering her husband.
"A former slave, Bass Reeves is a man proud to wear the badge and uphold the law. While on the trail of a gang of masked bank robbers, the Deputy Marshal discovers that the murderous men aren't just criminals--they're former Buffalo Soldiers. Bass knows that he's going to need help capturing the rest of the gang--and he knows just the Gunsmith for the job...Clint Adams..."--P.  of cover.