Blood on the Saddle
by GiAnna Moratelli
Ralston and Reggie Bradley are branding cattle on their father's ranch when they find Cross, a black gelding that belongs to Herschel Simpson, one of their dad's hired hands. Upon investigation they find blood on the horse and saddle, but the blood isn't Cross's and where's Herschel? The boys find Herschel on their way home. He's been murdered.