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Thursday, 13 January 2011

Delta Rose is riding your way

It's my most hard boiled western and I'm really excited by this one.

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
The Black Horse books, primarily intended for the library market, are printed in small print runs and as such sell out rather quickly. My first western, The Tarnished Star actually sold out the intended print run a full three months before publication on pre-orders only. And so to ensure your copy the best way is to pre-order. No monies will be deducted until publication in July but you will guarantee yourself a spanking new hardback copy of, The Ballad of Delta Rose.

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


Cullen Gallagher said...

Congrats! Really looking forward to this one.

John Sinclair said...

Etta james?
AT LAST she's in a western? 'grin'