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James D. Crownover

James D. Crownover grew up in the woods and on the streams of central Arkansas. He spent many days walking the fields and picking up arrowheads and other artifacts, possibly some of them left by his ancestors. Jim has a keen interest in history, especially that of the West and Southwest. Early on, he became interested in the everyday activities of the pioneers, Indians, and explorers and the oral histories of their adventures.

Upon retirement as a Civil Engineer, he began writing a historical novel about four generations of a mixed Cherokee family that migrates from Tennessee to New Mexico Territory in the nineteenth century. The results of this work were four books. The first book is Wild Ran the Rivers, which in 2015 won two Western Writers of America Spurs for best historical novel and best first novel. It is about Mississippi River pirates and slavery and the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812. The other three books are: The Battle of Half Moon Mountain, Picketwire Vaquero, which was recognized in 2017 by True West Magazine as Best of the Rest Frontier Fiction, and the last of the four, Tales of the Last Frontier. His fifth book, Triple Play, is about a young man and his quest to avenge his father’s murder by cattle thieves. It was a finalist in the Will Rogers Medallion Awards and also the 2017 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards. The Ox That Gored is about Judge Isaac Parker’s Deputy US Marshals, and his seventh published book, If These Walls Could Talk, is newly released.

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Praise for James D. Crownover
Winner of the Spur Award for Best Western Historical Novel and Best First Novel
“Beautifully rendered…an agreeable opener to the Five Trails West series.”—Booklist
Wild Ran the Rivers

Wild Ran the Rivers

Winner of the Spur Award for Best Western Historical Novel and Best First Novel

He took a sip of hot black coffee brewed the old-time way, sat back in his chair, rocking gently. "My Grandpa was a pirate on the Mississip." Thus began the story of four generations of the Harris-Meeker Clan, told from the memories of Zenas Leonard Meeker.

“Beautifully rendered…an agreeable opener to the Five Trails West series.”—Booklist
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The Ox That Gored

The Ox That Gored

Deputy U.S. Marshal Lee Sowell and his posse chase bootleggers, killers, and robbers across Indian Territory in the 1880s. Sometimes their methods are a little shady, if not downright illegal, but they get their man. In far western I.T., they avoid massacre by Comanche Indians by fighting fire with fire(water). Two of Lee's posse go out on their own to capture bootleggers and their whiskey still, deep in the Unassigned Lands. Bass Reeves, Lee's mentor, is accused of murder and it is left up to Lee to find and bring in the witnesses that would save Bass from conviction. In the process, Lee is shot and his life saved by a woman with an old Kentucky long rifle. Later, they corner a killer at Robbers' Roost.
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Triple Play

Baseball came west with the pioneers and settlers. Every town and a lot of ranches had a team. The game has a part in this story and one man’s fascination with the triple play has a larger part. Young Tucker beavers plays ball and grows up on the Mountain Beavers Ranch with his best friends Rance Brown and Lucinda Nealy. When he is fifteen his father gives him a herd of wild cows and his career as a rancher begins. He gathers his cattle with the help of a mysterious cow hand and two brush popping dogs and helps avert an Apache outbreak by driving cattle to the Mescalero Reservation in spite of a run-in with Lincoln County ruffians...
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Tales of the Last Frontier

A desert rescue, an Apache midnight visit, a lost preacher, an unexpected baptism, and an incredible gunfight all combine to make life in the Tularosa Basin exciting for Zenas Meeker and the Rafter JD vaqueros. Zenas and his pals cross the Tularosa Basin in search of gold and adventure only to find the water holes fouled by avenging Indians. They are rescued by a Rip Van Winkle and a mule named Pet. At the end of a cattle drive, Zenas joins the Army as a wagon driver and participates in the Red River War ...
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SV Original Publications

Lakota Cowboy by John Hafnor

“Here, manifest destiny collides with native mysticism.”

Meet the last open range cowboy and the last nomadic Native American. Better yet, be present for their first handshake in the pages of Lakota Cowboy. Their stories become entwined in an unlikely friendship, but cannot change the inexorable march of history. You’ll witness that march from the back of a horse as they trot across the Little Bighorn, into the Canadian wilderness, past Wounded Knee Creek, to finally arrive in a homestead world of badlands hardship and romantic heartbreak.
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The Jericho Storm by Mack Maloney

"The best high-action thriller writer out there today, bar none."" —Jon Land, USA Today bestselling author

There’s a monster in Tokyo Bay.

Hundreds of feet tall and breathing fire, it’s able to destroy whole cities, sink entire battle fleets and knock swarms of jet fighters from the sky.

But there’s another, even more dangerous resident of the bay: a secretive psychopath intent on booby-trapping the planet with nuclear-armed IEDs unless the world’s population bends to their demands.
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Song of the Horseman by Mark Warren

"Award-winning writer of Wyatt Earp, An American Odyssey, winner of the 2020 Will Rogers Medallion Award, a 2019 Spur Award Finalist and an “Editor’s Choice” by The Historical Novel Society

In 1941 Jonas Walks-Through-the-Storm, a full-blooded Cherokee horse trainer in rural North Carolina, trains an equestrian unit at Camp Tuckasegee. As he straddles the racist divide while working with white men, a mutual love develops between him and the wife of an officer.
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Cerro Grande by Micah S. Hackler

A Sheriff Lansing Mystery
Book 10
A controlled burn by the US Park Service becomes an uncontrolled inferno. The Los Alamos National Laboratory, Santa Clara Pueblo, and the lives of thousands of people are threatened. Creatures of the forest escape any way they can. The people of Santa Clara Pueblo fight the blaze to protect their homes. An old hunting outfitter struggles to save his operations. Three teenagers tracking the animal are attacked and chased through the mountains by an unseen terror.
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Print Books

Walking Rain by Robert Westbrook

WALKING RAIN is a tale of corruption, international crime, and the challenges of parenthood as Howie finds himself an unexpected father to a teenage girl.
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Drunk Log

Drunk Log by Mark E. Scott

If all goes according to plan, tonight will be Jack Current’s last. The young engineer is at the end of his emotional rope and plans to take his own life. But first, a bar crawl through his downtown Cincinnati neighborhood is in order.
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Surviving the Lion's Den by Matt Scott

Trusted CIA operative Tom Delang is kidnapped in Dammam by Iranian operatives following a meeting with the Saudi ambassador to the United States and is tortured for coveted information.
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Last of the Pistoleers by Mark Warren

Award-winning writer of Wyatt Earp, An American Odyssey, winner of the 2020 Will Rogers Medallion Award, a 2019 Spur Award Finalist and an “Editor’s Choice” by The Historical Novel Society
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Murder at Medicine Lodge by Mardi Oakley Medawar

In 1867, the Kiowa travel to Medicine Lodge, Kansas, along with the Comanche, Arapaho, Apache, and Cheyenne to meet with representatives of the U.S. government and to sign peace treaties. But not all of the Kiowa agree that the peace treaty is a good thing, and tensions between them and the U.S. Army ("The Blue Jackets") are running high.
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The Salton Academy

The Last Days of Salton Academy by Jennifer Brozek

The Last Days of Salton Academy is a classic tale of horror in the spirit of Night of the Living Dead meets Lord of the Flies, featuring an ensemble cast and written by Hugo Award-nominated award-winning author, Jennifer Brozek.
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The Mysterious Secret Guardians in the London Underground by Dorothy McCoy

“A delightful and captivating read, from a truly imaginative new talent" —Jeffery Deaver, New York Times Bestselling Author on Return of the English Bulldog
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The January Platoon by Kevin D. Randle

The clone warriors taste first blood on the lush soil of Delta Royal Three, where full-scale hostilities have broken out between rugged human colonists and the natives. There's no room for compromise. One race will win. The other will die. The fate of the planet is in the hands of... THE JANUARY PLATOON
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Nine Princes in Amber by Roger Zelazny

Amber burns in Corwin's blood. Exiled on Shadow Earth for centuries, the prince is about to return to Amber to make a mad and desperate rush upon the throne. From Arden to the Pattern deep in Castle Amber which defines the very structure of Reality, Corwin must contend with the powers of his eight immortal brothers, all Princes of Amber. His savage path is blocked and guarded by eerie structures beyond imagining — impossible realities forged by demonic assassins and staggering Forces that challenge the might of Corwin's superhuman fury.
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A Night in the Lonesome October by Roger Zelazny

Zelazny manages to cleverly combine Jack (the Ripper), Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Frankenstein, and Dracula together with witches, werewolves, druids and many others in this amusing tale of an approaching confrontation that, on the Halloween of a full-moon, will change the cosmic balance of power between good and evil. Told through the eyes of Snuff, Jack's guard dog, who performs magical calculations in addition to accompanying his master on “collecting” expeditions into 19th century London.
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The Snatch by Bill Pronzini

In his first chronicled adventure, the Nameless detective hires on to handle the ransom payoff in a kidnapping case. Financier Louis Martinetti doesn't trust the police to deal with the man who snatched his 9-year-old son from his military prep school, nor is it clear that he trusts the members of his own household. On the appointed evening, Nameless takes a briefcase that contains $300,000 in cash to a secluded location chosen by the kidnapper. Then all hell breaks loose.
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Target! by Kevin D. Randle

Zeroing in on the enemy—through the deadly scope of a sniper’s rifle!

When an ominous traffic change on the Ho Chi Minh Trail signals a bloody repeat of the Tet offensive, the SEALS are assigned a secret mission across the Vietnamese border... and into the jungles of Laos. Struggling through this Cong-infested inferno could put them on the endangered species list. But infiltrating the hidden enemy stronghold and terminating its leadership—might make them extinct.
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