Monday, January 17, 2011

Showdown at Snakebite Creek

Showdown at Snakebite Creek will be published by Robert Hale Publishers in July. Here's the blurb:

After a seven year absence Cole Tibbs returned to Raven Flats looking to settle an old grudge. But settling a grudge and surviving are two different things. Cole’s only friend, Pap Wingfoot, offers sage advice: “Get out of town before they kill you.” Seven Years ago his father had been murdered alongside Snakebite Creek and Cole wanted justice. Soon he finds himself opposing a greedy landowner named Carleton Usher, his ruthless sons, and a merciless group of killers. The arrival of enigmatic U.S. Marshal Maxfield Knight raises the stakes in a deadly game of survival.  As the bodies begin stacking up like firewood Cole realizes he has only two things in his favor – his ruthless determination to set things right and his ability with a gun. 

NOTE: U.S. Marshal Maxfield Knight also appears in the bonus story included in Death Rides a Palomino. I have written several other Maxfield Knight short stories and two additional stories are underway for Robert Hale Ltd. Showdown at Snakebite Creek is as fast-paced as a pulp novel from the 1940s. The book is available for pre-order on You can find it HERE.


  1. I dig the cover. My own July release is as yet coverless.

  2. thanks Gary! I like it too. Let me know when you get the cover art for your next book and I'll post a blurb about it here. Paola should be able to e-mail you a digital scan.


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