New Western Books for Adults
Hundreds of books are added to the Library's collection each month. Here are the most recent Western books for adults.
The Case of the Missing Cattle
"In 1884, the founder and matriarch of the Illinois Detective Agency is now elderly and active in the way that "Charlie" of Charlie's Angels was. Founded in 1848 as a stock detective agency, the founder is still the backbone of the business he built from the ground up. In The Case of the Missing Cattle, the Stock Growers Association of Montana appeals to Porter for help with a major cattle theft problem inside the Montana Territory. Hundreds, 2 maybe even thousands of cattle are being stolen off the open ranges, and the local sheriffs and army outposts are helpless to...
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Bullets and Silver
In the fledgling town of Elkhorn, Caleb Marlowe is commissioned to bring a railroad robber baron to justice who happens to be his father-a ruthless and abusive man he will bring to justice-or he'll die trying.
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"Strongheart is the final installment to the One Thousand White Women trilogy, a novel about fierce women who are full of heart and the power to survive. In 1873, a Cheyenne chief offers President Grant the opportunity to exchange one thousand horses for one thousand white women, in order to marry them with his warriors and create a lasting peace. These women, "recruited" by force in the penitentiaries and asylums of the country, gradually integrate the way of life of the Cheyenne, at the time when the great massacres of the tribes begin. After the battle of Little Big Horn,...
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Hell for Breakfast
His wicked ways mostly behind him, reformed bank robber Jimmy "Slash" Braddock is getting hitched to his sweetheart. But before the honeymoon, Chief U.S. Marshal Luther T. "Bleed-'Em-So" Bledsoe needs Slash and his former partner-in-crime, Melvin "Pecos Kid" Baker, to don a couple of deputy marshal badges and saddle up for a trip to Nebraska. Seems the town of Harveyville has fallen prey to a trio of murderous badmen blasting away up and down Main Street, and the local law needs some assistance from men who know how to handle a gun. But Slash and Pecos killed the wrong man....
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Annie and the Wolves
"Annie Oakley's Wild West Americana and time travel come together in this genre-defying novel that explores trauma and the cost of female revenge. Ruth McClintock is obsessed with the past. For nearly a decade, she has been studying Annie Oakley, convinced that the legendary sharpshooter experienced a scarring event in adolescence that led her to fight for the right of every American woman to own and operate a gun. This fruitless search has cost Ruth her doctorate, a book deal, and her fiancé. But Ruth may finally have the evidence she is looking for. She has managed to hunt down...
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1891. Ambition drove Joe Dollarhide. He was determined to have a spread every bit as vast and impressive as that of his employer-- and revenge against Benteen Calder, the cattle boss he used to worship, the man who'd left him for dead after a wild stampede. With just five dollars to her name, Sarah Foxworth was traveling the dusty rails when Joe rescued her from a violent attack, then won her heart as a cowboy in need of redemption. Her dreams of becoming a doctor are dashed when she gives birth to an illegitimate baby. Years later Sarah walks into...
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The Loving Wrath of Eldon Quint
In the lawless territories of the Old West, Eldon Quint and his young son must journey to Missouri to bury his recently deceased child, while being pursued by his criminal brother. Meanwhile, in the newly emancipated south, an ambitious black housemaid, Minn Barker, makes a daring escape from her lecherous overlord--and father to her unborn child--to pursue her dream of attending one of the first black colleges in America. A chance run-in brings Eldon and Minn, setting the stage for an unexpected future together.
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"If anyone can get a shipment of brides to the church on time, its Bo Creel and Scratch Morton. But this time, they'll have to cross hell and high water to escort four marriage-bound beauties to a remote gold mining town in Alaska. The brides-to-be include a dangerously attractive widow, her sweet-hearted niece, and two of their friends. The roadblocks to the altar include a lecherous saloon owner, a lovesick sailor, and a gang of hired guns. And thats just for starters . . . The real trouble begins when they reach the Alaskan boomtown. Its a hotbed of gold...
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Librarians of the West
"'Too Much Dancing Going On' is the account of an independent-minded young woman in a wide-open Montana who loved books and horses, and later a certain literary young man. When Lyle Hardiman, easy-going, illiterate, Montana cowboy, accidentally blunders into the new library with his horse (he thought it was a livery), he meets the new librarian, Miss Rebecca Spark, and sets into motion a chain of events that will ensure the little town of Burnt Creek a place in the history books. With the help of the local saloon/shop sweeper, Lyle will discover a path laid out for him by...
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The Ballad of Hattie Taylor
"A daring young woman pushes back against societal constraints in a feminist, coming-of-age Western romance from New York Times bestselling author Susan Andersen. It's a new era for Hattie. In the small but bustling town of Mattawa, turn-of-the-century Oregon offers a new kind of frontier: a vast and exciting range of possibilities for women--to a point. It's a time for change, and no one is more eager to embrace new roads than self-proclaimed black sheep Hattie Taylor. If only she could embrace Jake Murdock too. But Jake has never looked at her like that--until now. Jake can't remember a time...
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