[Free eBook] Rolling Thunder by Paul Lederer [Western]

Rolling Thunder by Paul Lederer is a standalone western historical action adventure novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Open Road Media.

This was originally published in 2007 by Robert Hale as part of their Black Horse Western line, using the pseudonym Owen G. Irons, and is Barnes & Noble’s Free Fridays selection for the weekend.

The story stars a man on an unusual mission of revenge, to destroy the town he once founded in his youth as a place for hard-working settlers, which has since become irredeemably corrupted by a gang of hired guns.

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[Free eBook] Thunder at Abilene by John Glasby [Western]

Thunder at Abilene by the late British author John Glasby, a prolific multi-genre pulp fiction author who was also a research chemist and notable astronomer, is a standalone western historical action adventure novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Frontier imprint.

This was originally published in 1964 by Robert Hale using the pseudonym Chuck Adams, and was later reprinted as part of their Black Horse Western line.

The story stars a man who rides into a lawless town, dominated by the associates of a cold-blooded killer who murdered the last sheriff, being unexpectedly caught up in their troubles as he is nominated as the new sheriff by the few townsfolk willing to stand against them.

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[Free eBook] Snake Vengeance by Philip Harbottle [Western]

Snake Vengeance by British author Philip Harbottle is a standalone western historical action adventure novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Frontier imprint.

This was originally published in 2004 by Robert Hale as part of their Black Horse Western line using the pseudonym Russell James.

The story stars a young Englishman come to claim his late uncle’s ranch and gold mine in Arizona, promptly falling afoul of the crooked local town lawyer and his cronies, and turning himself into a sharp-shooting cowboy in order to reclaim his stolen inheritance.

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[Free eBook] Secret of the Cannon by Gordon Landsborough [Western]

Secret of the Cannon by the late English author Gordon Landsborough, a prolific and pioneering multi-genre pulp fiction writer and publisher, is a self-contained novel in the Careless O’Connor series of western historical action adventure, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Frontier imprint.

This was originally published in 1954 by Robert Hale under the title O’Connor Rides In using the pseudonym Mike M’Cracken and was later reprinted as part of their Black Horse Western line. The series consists of self-contained adventures starring Careless O’Connor, a Texan employed as a government agent, dealing with various cases throughout the Wild West.

This story is a treasure hunt with a side of conspiracy thriller, taking place in Arizona, where O’Connor’s latest assignment is to track down a mysterious cannon associated with Mexican general Santa Anna dating back to the Napoleonic Wars, which is said to have fallen into the hands of the local Comanche tribe, which may have a secret purpose which makes him suspicious of the motives of those who sent him to retrieve it, even as he deals with hostile natives and renegade white settlers while on its trail.

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[Free eBook] The Avenging Ranger by Philip Harbottle [Western Historical Action Novel]

The Avenging Ranger by British author Philip Harbottle is a standalone western historical action adventure novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Frontier imprint.

This was originally published in 2002 by Robert Hale as part of their Black Horse Western line using the pseudonym Conrad G. Holt based on a story by the late John Russell Fearn which came out under the same title in 1948.

The story features a ruthless oil baron’s attempt to terrorize locals into selling, and a resisting rancher’s plucky schoolteacher daughter who finds herself drawn into a web of murder and revenge as a mysterious stranger interferes with the oil baron’s plans.

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[Free eBook REPEAT] The Bandaged Riders by Gordon Landsborough [Western Historical Action Novel]

The Bandaged Riders by the late British author Gordon Landsborough, a prolific and pioneering multi-genre pulp fiction writer and publisher, is his vintage standalone western historical action adventure novel, free again for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Frontier imprint.

This was originally published in 1954 by Hamilton & Co. as #130 in their Panther Books line, using the Mike M’Cracken pseudonym.

The story is set in the aftermath of the US Civil War, when a band of entrepreneurial outlaws take advantage of the chaos by moving into a small town as the ostensible new post-war authorities, using made-up new laws to terrorize the inhabitants, whose only hope of salvation is a wandering amnesiac gunslinger veteran who cannot remember which side of the war he fought on, but is dedicated to the cause of justice nonetheless.

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[Free eBook] Fortress Santa Maria by Gordon Landsborough [Vintage Western]

Fortress Santa Maria by the late English author Gordon Landsborough, a prolific and pioneering multi-genre pulp fiction writer and publisher, is a standalone western historical action adventure novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Pioneering imprint.

This was originally published in 1953 by Western Library under the title Lone Cherokee using the pseudonym Mike M’Cracken, and was later reprinted by Robert Hale as part of their Black Horse Western line using the pseudonym Philip Cornwell.

The story stars a Cherokee warrior who is at the centre of a conflict as an American army targets his people as an excuse to seize neighbouring Spanish territory, facing opposition from within by a rival and finding unexpected allies outside.

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[Free eBook REPEAT] Bowie of the Alamo by John Glasby [Historical Western]

Bowie of the Alamo by the late British author John Glasby is his vintage standalone western historical action adventure novel, free again for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Pioneering imprint.

This was originally published in 1964 by John Spencer under the title The Trail Blazers using the pseudonym Chuck Adams and was later reprinted by Robert Hale as part of their Black Horse Western line.

The story makes use of the historical setting of proto-Texas back when it was still the Mexican territory of Tejas, starring a man accompanying a group of illegal American settlers, who gets caught up in the fight for territorial control.

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[Free eBook] Guns Across Red River by A. A. Glynn [Western]

Guns Across Red River by British author A. A. Glynn, a newspaper journalist who was a well-known science fiction fan during the 1950s, is is a standalone western historical action adventure novel novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Pioneering imprint.

This was originally published in 2006 by Robert Hale as part of their Black Horse Western line using the pseudonym Hugh Martin.

The story features a reunion between two friends who went their separate ways after the Civil War, who are drawn back together by outlaws and the need to thwart a criminal plot before it’s too late.

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[Free eBook] Badlands by Christopher Kenworthy [Western]

Badlands by British author Christopher Kenworthy, a former reporter and TV correspondent, is a standalone western historical action adventure novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Pioneering imprint.

This was originally published in 2009 by Robert Hale as part of their Black Horse Western line under the title Gunfight at Dragoon Springs using the pseudonym Walt Masterson.

The story takes place on the border of Arizona and Mexico, as a man is drawn into investigating a highway robbery which interrupts his journey, and finds himself on the trail of a bandit and a hidden treasure which is not quite what it seems.

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