It follows my top selling westerns The Tarnished Star and Arkansas Smith, and marks a new chapter for me as a western writer. John Hale, the big man at Black Horse, called it an unusual and thrilling western which pleased me no end since I had played around with the standard narrative structure and consider the style quite experimental. So confident of this book am I that I'd put it up against any other western out there.
It's listed on Amazon for pre-order now but as of yet no cover image has been chosen. As soon as those nice people at Robert Hale LTD/Black Horse Westerns select a cover you will be the first to know.
"Delta Rose returns to the ranch he once owned with his fiancee, Etta James. He has been away more than twenty years, living the life of a gambler, gun slinger and saddle-tramp. He carries inside him a bullet, too close to the heart to be removed, which will eventually kill him. As a gambler Delta knows he had been dealt the Dead Man’s Hand. Can Delta redeem himself for a past ill spent?"
- Hardcover: 160 pages
- Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd (29 July 2011)
- ISBN-10: 0709091885
- ISBN-13: 978-0709091882
Pre-order a copy HERE
Find an exclusive snippet from The Ballad of Delta Rose HERE
The trade paperback/large print edition of The Tarnished Star (1 March 2010) is also available for pre-order HERE