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May There Be a Road

The third posthumous sheaf of short stories from L'Amour (Beyond the Mangrove Swamp, 2000, etc.), with still a fourth promised for next year.

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Blue-Eyed Devil

This excellent posthumous western from bestseller Parker (1932–2010) continues the saga of gun-slinging saddle pals Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch (after Brimstone

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Brimstone

Parker has created two tough guy town tamers in Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch.

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Resolution

He sits night after night in the saloon with a shotgun, waiting to see what develops, and passing the time by adopting such a protective attitude toward local members of the oldest profession that Wol ...

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Death Without Company

Lucian Connally retired as sheriff of Wyoming’s Absaroka County, and his irascible yammering at his protégé Sheriff Walt Longmire (The Cold Dish, 2005) sets in motion an investigation that will peel a ...

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Surrender

A literary psychological thriller, hauntingly told, of a lonely, ostracized boy who “since childhood had been building a wall meant to protect [him] from the worst of the harm.” Anwell, renamed Gabrie ...

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Appaloosa

Bragg is arrested, tried and sentenced to be hung, but hired guns bust him out, leading to a long chase through Indian territory, a traditional high noon (albeit at 2:41 p.m.) shootout between Cole's ...

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The Cold Dish

Considerable assistance with the police work comes to Walt from Cheyenne publican Henry Standing Bear, the sheriff’s best friend and also a Vietnam vet.

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The Riders of High Rock

Hopalong Cassidy's third adventure pits Hopalong against a gang of frontier cattle rustlers. (May)

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