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Black Horse Western


160 Pages, 4.75 x 7.25

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $18.95 (CA $24.95) (US $18.95)

Publication Date: June 2019

ISBN 9780719827785

Rights: US & CA

Crowood Press (Jun 2019)
Robert Hale

Price: $18.95


Lawyer Josh Thorn believes in the law and justice. Even so, when he agrees to defend prostitute Rosa May Whitefield, he knows he jeopardizes his standing in the community. In 1880 the mining town of Bodie, California, averaged a killing a day, but Rosa May's crime broke all the rules when she killed one man and wounded two others because they beat and raped her. Powerful forces line up against Josh and the girl, and her fate appears sealed until two killers arrive looking for Josh. With the help of friends, Josh orchestrates a jail break. A vigilante posse tracks the fugitives into the High Sierras before events lead Josh back to Bodie for a final showdown.

Author Biography

James Hitt is a graduate of North Texas State University. In addition to his many articles related to the west and film, he is the author of The American West, From Fiction into Film and Words and Shadows. He is also represented in The Louis L'amour Companion. In 2001, Adventure Books published his novel The Last Warrior. In 2009, his short story "The Boy with Too Much Hair" won the grand prize for best fantasy story from Once In 2010, Aberdeen Bay released Carney, A Novel in Stories, which won the Grand Prize for Fiction at the 2011 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. His novel The Courage of Others was nominated for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction. He is a member of The Western Writers of America and has also been a guest speaker at the Gene Autry Museum.