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Wishing Caswell Dead

Written by Pat Stoltey

Wishing Caswell Dead is a historical mystery about the evil that hides within a village, one girl who is determined to save herself and her child, and a violent murder no one wants to solve.



Sycamore Promises

Written by Paul Colt

A young couple leaves Ohio for the promise of a new life on the Kansas plains. They settle a prime tract of farm land near Lawrence, Kansas. A second young couple slips the bonds of slavery in Missouri. Circumstance brings them together.

Cty of Secrets

Written by Victoria Thompson

Elizabeth has discovered that navigating the rules of high society is the biggest con of all. She knows she can play the game, but so far, her only success is Priscilla Knight, a dedicated young suffragist recently widowed for the second time. Her beloved first husband died in a tragic accident and left her with two young daughters -- and a sizable fortune. While she was lost in grief, Priscilla's pastor convinced her she needed a man to look after her and engineered a whirlwind courtship and hasty marriage to fellow parishioner Endicott Knight. Now, about nine months later, Endicott is dead in what appears to be another terrible accident.

The Christmas Trespassers

Written by Andrew Fenady

After losing his wife and children in the Civil War, Shad Parker relocated to Gilead, Texas and planted a DO NOT TRESPASS sign on his land and his heart. Enter the Coats Children. When he grudgingly saves their lives, he's stuck taking them in.  -- cover

Stagecoach to Purgatory

Written by Peter Brandvold

Last Stage to Hell: What do you do if you take a stagecoach out of Denver and a thousand bullets whiz past your head? If you’re Lou Prophet, you get revenge. Devil by the Tail: When a fork-tongued demon busts out of prison to wreak hell on a small Texas town? If you're Lou Prophet, you get revenge.

To and Huck’s Howling Adventure

Written by Tim Champlin

When modern-day thirteen-year-old Zane wakes from a coma in 1849 Missouri, his plans for adventure in Indian Territory with Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, and Jim are halted by the kidnapping of Becky Thatcher.

Angel Falls

Written by Derek Catron

"The history is strong, the characters sharply drawn, and the narrative moves along like a locomotive." --Loren D. Estleman

In the follow-up to his critically acclaimed debut, Trail Angel, award-winning journalist Derek Catron weaves a thrilling tale of three unforgettable characters: Josey Angel, a Union cavalryman struggling to set aside a violent past; Annabelle Rutledge, a Southern war widow who found love in the West but little peace; and a Sioux determined to earn his warrior name -- Crazy Horse. After Annabelle is seized in a bloody Indian attack, Josey goes on a soul-searing rampage to rescue her. While Crazy Horse plots to kill the white men on his people's land, he's tormented by an unrequited love that tears at his sense of honor. The roiling conflicts climax on the bloodiest day of Red Cloud's War, when Josey and Annabelle must come together to escape tragedy.

Gustav Gloom and the People Taker

Written by Adam Castro

Enter an exciting new world of shadows from Hugo Award nominee Adam-Troy Castro. Meet Gustav Gloom.

Fernie What finds herself lost in the Gloom mansion after her cat appears to have been chased there by its own shadow. Fernie discovers a library full of every book that was never written, a gallery of statues that are just plain awkward, and finds herself at dinner watching her own shadow take part in the feast!

Along the way Fernie is chased by the People Taker who is determined to take her to the Shadow Country. It's up to Fernie and Gustav to stop the People Taker before he takes Fernie's family.

Featuring a unique cover and beautifully dark full-page illustrations by Kristen Margiotta, Gustav Gloom is sure to be a hit with fans who love a little darkness in their lives

Give Your Heart to the Hawks: A Tribute to the Mountain

Written by Win Blevins

For more than thirty years, mountain men explored the Great American West, opening the gates of the mountains for the wagon trains of pioneers that followed. Win Blevins's poetic tribute to their incredible adventures includes, among many, the stories of John Colter, who in 1808, without clothing, weapons or food, escaped captivity by the Blackfeet and travelled 250 miles on foot to Fort Lisa; and Hugh Glass, who is 1823 was mauled by a grizzly, left ofr dead by his trapper companions, and crawled 300 miles to Fort Kiowa on the Missouri.

New Mexico Showdown

Written by Preston Lewis

The Bastrop gang murders and plunders its way across New Mexico Territory, pursued by renegade Apache Sulky, who has vowed revenge. The law compels Marshal Bill Whitman to chase the outlaws as well. Friends long ago, Sulky had led death to Whitman's door and the wounds from that encounter are still tender. Now they must put aside their differences: to fight a greater evil, both Whitman and Sulky must come to terms with their past. In the end only one will survive this New Mexico showdown.

River with no Bridge

Written by Karen Wills

In 1882 Boston, eighteen-year-old Nora Flanagan works as a maid and dreams of achieving the respectability and security denied her as a tinker's daughter in Ireland. Then she meets Tade Larkin, who tells of better things in the Montana Territory where he works as a miner. Nora makes the journey across the country to marry Tade. But life is harsh in the West, and Nora faces challenges she never imagined. Through it all she is sustained by the affection of an unlikely protector and her growing love for the wild, untamed landscape of the West.

The Chuckwagon Trail

Written by William W. Johnstone

Framed for murder, Dewey "Mac" McKenzie is running for his life. Though he's never even made a pot of coffee, Mac talks his way onto a cattle drive as a chuckwagon cook. Turns out he's as good with a pot and pan as he is with a gun. But trail boss Deke Northrup is one mean spit in the eye, and has soon made enemies of all the men. When Mac learns that Northrup is planning to double-cross the herd's owner, he stands up to the trail boss and his henchman. Mac is outgunned and outnumbered, but he's ready to serve up some blazing frontier justice.

Hard Texas Winter

Written by Preston Lewis

In the aftermath of the Civil War, Morgan Garrett heads west in search of work and a new start. Neither comes easy for a man burdened with a lame arm as a reminder of the lost war. With winter approaching, he finds work -- and trouble -- in Crossrock, Texas, a small town dying under the boot-heel of hardcase Brad Decker. Soon Garrett finds himself headed for a showdown with only a single ally: a former Union soldier. Two men who once fought against each other are now forced to stand together. And not all will survive the cruelest winter in the town's history.

Remington 1894

Written by William Johnstone

As a teenager, John McMasters won the Medal of Honor as a sniper for the Union Army during the Civil War. Thirty years later, McMasters lives a peaceful life in the Arizona Territory, raising a family and running cattle. These days, he needs eyeglasses to hit a distant target. But that doesn't stop his wife and four children from buying him a special present for his fiftieth birthday: a beautiful new Remington shotgun. Turns out, he's going to need it . . .

The Butcher gang has come to town. By the time McMasters learns of their arrival, they've invaded his ranch and slaughtered his family, hightailing it out of the county. McMasters wants revenge, using his new shotgun to hunt down those butchers like the animals they are. But he can't do it alone. His friend, Deputy U.S. Marshal Daniel Kirkpatrick, is hauling six of the deadliest criminals in the country to a prison in Yuma. They're cutthroat killers, every bit as ruthless as the Butchers. But when McMasters points his Remington at their heads, they will become his killers . .

Sweet Vengeance

Written by Fern Michaels

Tessa Jamison couldn't have imagined anything worse than losing her beloved twin girls and husband -- until she was convicted of their murder. For ten years she was behind bars, fully expecting to die there. Then her conviction is overturned due to a technicality. Released to await a new trial, Tessa feels a sense of purpose in working to expose the truth and avenge her family.

Maybe Mother Goose

Written by Esme Codell

Could space aliens pay a visit in Twinkle Twinkle Little Star?
Could a giraffe go to school in Mary Had a Little Lamb?
Could the blackbirds in Sing a Song of Sixpence really play guitars?

Sometimes the answer is “yes” and sometimes it’s “no”—but the fun is in the asking! Gifted writer and educator Esmé Raji Codell asks these questions and more in a wonderful and witty picture book that both children and parents are sure to love. With a kid-friendly style and vivid detail, Elisa Chavarri’s sweet illustrations bring these beloved nursery rhymes boldly and humorously to life.


Written by Doreen Cronin

Do you wake up with a wiggle? Do you wiggle out of bed?
For energetic toddlers (are there any who aren't?), here's a book that invites them to wiggle along with the story. Told in rollicky, wiggly rhyme that begs to be read again and again, Doreen Cronin's latest romp will have toddlers wiggling, giggling, and then (hopefully) falling into bed, blissfully exhausted!

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