John B. Harvey
Initially a teacher of English and Drama, the novelist John Harvey began writing in 1975, and now has over 100 published books to his credit, most recently a collection of short stories, A Darker Shade of Blue, and a novel, Good Bait. The first of his celebrated Charlie Resnick novels, Lonely Hearts, was named by The Times as one of the 100 most notable crime novels of the last century. Flesh and Blood, the first of three Frank Elder novels, was awarded both the British Crime Writers' Association Silver Dagger and the US Barry Award in 2004. In 2007 he received the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger for Sustained Excellence in Crime Writing, and in 2009 he was made an honorary Doctor of Letters by the University of Nottingham. A published poet, John ran Slow Dancer Press for nearly twenty years; in addition, he has written many scripts for television and radio, including dramatisations of novels by Graham Greene and A.S. Byatt and (with Shelley Silas) Paul Scott's The Raj Quartet. John was one of the original 'Piccadilly Cowboys' and Piccadilly Publishing is proud to reissue his Herne the Hunter series, which was co-written with Laurence James under the name 'John J. McLaglen'.
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Ride the Wide Country
The Regulator is Wes Hart, ex-Texas Ranger, ex-rider with Billy the Kid. The train had a very special cargo as far as the Regulator was concerned. His lady and her two young kids were aboard. Then the desperadoes came. Lead flies like a red-hot hailstorm and one of the victims is one of those kids. Hart has a vengeance run on his his hands now. Those killers will pay in blood and he will collect.
Blood on the Border (A Wes Hart Western #5)
The citizens of Caldwell had raised a fistful of dollars to pay for the railroad to bring the Santa Fe to their town. It was not a popular idea with Clancy Shire, the local cattle baron. Then the money was carried off by three desperadoes. The folk of Caldwell hired Hart the Regulator. They need his muscle for protection. For Hart it’s another job with a bonus of a pretty woman thrown in.
The Silver Lie (Hart the Regulator #4)
Ex-Texas Ranger and Regulator, Wes Hart agreed to escort a young girl to Denver. Seemed like easy money but nothing is easy for Hart. Her father has lied to him and Hart is hauling silver bullion - he doesn't know it but the outlaws did. So after the blood of an ambush, it’s the agony of a kidnapping and the brutality of a pulse-pounding showdown in a Rancho Nuevo whorehouse. 4th in the series.
Tago (A Hart the Regulator Western #3)
TAGO is one hell of a frontier town. When Wes Hart is hired as the tregulator for the silver-mining town, he has his work cut out facing murderer Crazy John Carter; thief and rapist Jake Henry; Dan Waterford out for revenge and Lacey, who want to see a bif red hole in Hart's head. Tago is sure one hell of a town.
Blood Trail (Hart the Regulator #2)
The scalped corpse in a deathly quiet Stillwater saloon told Hart that the Cheyenne had paid a visit. But there had to be a reason. A crooked rancher called Fredericks; a loud-mouthed cowboy who deserves what’s coming to him; a shady deal with the Cheyenne on the receiving end and that two-bit rustler called Belle Starr with a liking for hard-hitting, hawk-eyed gunmen like Wes Hart.
Cherokee Outlet (Hart the Regulator Western #1)
When a double-crossing gunman called Quint stole Wes Hart’s horse from a Stillwater saloon, Hart went all out to see his blood spattered over the Eufaula prairie.Then the Quint boys joined a cattle-rustling set-up under that crazy lady Belle Starr, and Hart was appointed to clean them up real good. He could afford to take a few chances, as well as tangle with a band of trigger-happy Cherokees …
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