A cowboy struggles to adapt to the modern world in 1910s Texas. Hewey Calloway finds it difficult to accept fences, cars and, worst of all--sheep. Also, he is advancing in years, though here there is a consolation, he is teaching the trade to his nephew.
In 1874 Jeff Layne, a Confederate veteran and reformed hide hunter sick of killing both men and buffalo, is on his way back to Texas to revive the family ranch, which fell into carpetbagger hands. Sequel to: Slaughter.
When a rivalry between a white rancher and a Mexican cattle baron escalates to deadly levels, young Texas Ranger Andy Pickard teams up with former Confederate soldier Farley Brackett to prevent a violent showdown.
After the murder of his wife Josie, Texas Ranger Rusty Shannon heads out on the revenge trail, but he soon finds he is tracking the wrong man, in a novel chronicling the exploits and adventures of the Texas Rangers in the Old West.
The harrowing story of the revolution is seen through the eyes of the Lewis brothers and their wives and kin: the battles of Gonzales, Bexar, Goliad, and the bloody siege of the Alamo, where the Lewises join forces with such Texas immortals as Juan Sequin, James Butler Bonham, William Barret Travis, James Bowie, and David Crockett.
Twelve-year-old Joey Shipman, growing up in the East Texas blacklands in 1885, has more of a burden to bear than most boys his age when his Pa dies in a mysterious accident. This is vintage Kelton, a fast-paced story people with memorable characters, set in the author's beloved home state of Texas.
To the ranchers and farmers of 1950s Texas, man's biggest enemy is one he can't control. With their entire livelihood pegged on the chance of a wet year or a dry year, drought has the ability to crush their whole enterprise, to determine who stands and who falls, and to take food out of the mouths of the workers and their families. To Charlie Flagg, an honest, decent, and cantankerous rancher, the drought of the early 1950s is a foe that he must fight...
Newly married Texas Ranger Andy Pickard has to put his dream of settling down on his little patch of Texas ranch land aside when he and his new partner, Logan Daggett, are dispatched to central Texas to the scene of a series of murders and cattle thefts.
Former Comanche captive Rusty Shannon tries to resume a normal life after the end of the Civil War, but instead finds himself confronted by racial tension, murderous outlaws, brutal Comanche bands, and his nemesis--the deadly Oldham brothers.
Ten years after arriving in Texas, brothers Michael and Andrew Lewis have each been assigned a plot of land by the Mexican government and have to fight not only Mexican authorities and hostile Indians, but their own kind to secure their newfound lands.
The time is 1883, the place is the Texas Panhandle. Cowboys refuse to be stigmatized as drinkers and exploited by the wealthy cattle owners who don't pay liveable wages. Those very same ranchers want to take away the cowboys' right to own cattle because this ownership, the ranchers believe, would lead to thieving. So, in 1883, the dictum is set: If you're a cowboy, you can't own a cow. When rumors of such legislation travel from wagon to wagon, the...
Relocating to western Texas with their sharecropper parents in the mid-nineteenth century, Jeffrey and Todd Barfield are separated by a Comanche attack that leaves their parents dead, and are reunited years later on opposing sides in the Civil War.
Isaac Jefford, a former slave, has become one of Major Lytton's top cowhands, but while he is respected, he is never totally accepted, a fact that becomes very clear when he is sent with Pete Runyan, a bitter southerner, to deliver a payment to the bank in Fort Worth before the Major's loan comes due.
Cowboy Hewey Calloway travels to west Texas with his beloved brother, Walter, to find work, struggles to prevent his brother's ill-fated marriage, and drives six hundred head of cattle to a Pecos ranch in the face of dangerous challenges.
Setting out to arrest a trader accused of killing a horse thief, young Texas Ranger Andy Pickard finds the case complicated by the trader's honor-bound nature, a situation that makes Andy wonder if he is fighting on the right side.
A farmboy becomes a cowboy in 1870s Texas. He is Trey McLean who leaves his father's homestead to head west with a few dollars in his pocket, which he promptly loses in a card game. But he finds work, survives Indians and gunmen, and becomes a professional drover. By the author of The Far Canyon.