THE BIG BOLD WEST – Six Epic Novels

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Six epic, critically-acclaimed western novels in one volume!

The Long Way North by Jim Bosworth
The last of the great cattle drives, the compelling story of men pitting their endurance and courage against the land, the animals, and each other.

“An outstanding, beautifully written, epic novel about the end of the trail, the demise of an era. A gripping story, moreover one of outstanding literary merit.” San Francisco Chronicle

The Burntwood Men by Robert McCaig
Montana Territory, 1880. Land baron Cleland Strike, a man of elemental brutality, is bent on carving his own kingdom out of Montana and Canada. One man stands in his way.

“A tremendously exciting western. The novel is wild, raw and lusty, a two-fisted slugging adventure.” Boston Herald

The Wild Ohio by Bart Spicer
It’s the summer of 1790… and Col. Duncan Crosbie, a veteran of the American revolution, leads 300 French emigres in a wagon train from Alexandria, Virginia to their new home in the wilds of Ohio…a quest for freedom that becomes a harrowing struggle for their lives.

“A historical novel filled with color and adventure.” Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Drowned Man’s Lode by Robert McCaig
Engineer Mike Kendall is hired by a mining company to tunnel into a mountain in Montana to drain a flooded gold mine. But it’s an extremely risky job, made even more dangerous by powerful individuals who will do anything stop him for their own, sinister reasons.

“A different sort of western, a good adventure yarn.” Kirkus Reviews

Texas Heller by E.M. Parsons
Texas: 1869. When a man wearing Yankee blue returns home, he’s a walking target… even for his own brother.

Wild Justice by Robert McCaig
It’s the scorching summer of 1884. John Starr is a one-man judge and jury with gun, driven by fury and an unquenchable need for vengeance, riding the lawless Montana territory

THE CROSBIE SAGA: Two Full Novels by Bart Spicer

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The entire, epic Crosbie Saga… from soldier Duncan Crosbie’s heroics fighting for the French in Canadian war to his dangerous trek from Virginia to Ohio, leading a wagon train of French immigrants to their promised land, battling bloodthirsty Indians and savage, white outlaws every step of the way.

“It’s an epic story, a grand tale about one of the most dramatic times in history.” The Montgomery Alabama Advertiser

THE TALL CAPTAINS
It’s 1759. Duncan Crosbie, exiled Scotsman, soldier of France sails for the New World, to join the tall captains, fighting the British in the northern wilds of Canada . . .

“An exhilirating historical story of the frontier warfare. Bart Spicer breathes life into his novels that makes an experience of reading them, rather than a pastime. This is a longer-than-usual story but one that you will regret must end.” Chattanooga Daily Times

THE WILD OHIO
It’s the summer of 1790… and Col. Duncan Crosbie, a veteran of the American revolution, leads 300 French emigres in a wagon train from Alexandria, Virginia to their new home in the wilds of Ohio…a quest for freedom that becomes a harrowing struggle for their lives.

“The historical background is woven into the story with care, lending realism to the action. Spicer stirs his mixture vigorously in his first attempt at historical fiction. Tension mounts and the suspense races to the denouement.” The New York Times

THE WILD OHIO by Bart Spicer

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A blood-stirring novel of the conquest of the West, of the lawless days when frontiersmen fought savage indians and renegade whites for control of the rich, Ohio wilderness….

It’s the summer of 1790… and Col. Duncan Crosbie, a veteran of the American revolution, leads 300 French emigres in a wagon train from Alexandria, Virginia to their new home in the wilds of Ohio…a quest for freedom that becomes a harrowing struggle for their lives.

“The historical background is woven into the story with care, lending realism to the action. Spicer stirs his mixture vigorously in his first attempt at historical fiction. Tension mounts and the suspense races to the denouement.” The New York Times

“Good, historical stuff.” Cincinnati Enquirer

“A historical novel filled with color and adventure.” Fort Worth Star-Telegram

“The hardships and terrors these people underwent seem incredible and make excellent reading.”.The Montreal Gazette

“Spicer has tought up a hero or two, a lovely or two, enough indians and other drawbacks to keep the plot boiling in this swiftly-paced historical.” Albany-Democrat Herald

This book, inspired by actual events leading to the founding of Gallipolis Ohio, was followed by a prequel, The Tall Captains, also published by Cutting Edge.

THE TALL CAPTAINS By Bart Spicer

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A sprawling, action-packed epic about the war for Canada…and the legendary men who fought it.

It’s 1759. Duncan Crosbie, exiled Scotsman, soldier of France, loves war. He’s driven by his unrelenting determination to defeat the English, who killed his father at the Battle of Culloden. But Crosbie is not getting much of an opportunity to fight anymore. The French king lolls in his palace, under the witchery of Madame de Pompadour, and the army stands idle. So Crosbie sails for the New World, to join the tall captains, fighting the British in the northern wilds of Canada . . .

This book is the prequel to Spicer’s bestselling western adventure The Wild Ohio

“An exhilarating historical story of frontier warfare. Bart Spicer breathes life into his novels that makes an experience of reading them, rather than a pastime. This is a longer-than-usual story but one that you will regret must end.” Chattanooga Daily Times

“A cast of characters is as long and impressive as the book is thick. Duncan Crosbie is Spicer’s most memorable creation.” Philadelphia Inquirer

“This painstakingly researched novel of early Canada is one of the best it has been our good fortune to encounter.” The Gazette (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) 

“Spicer endows his characters with colorful and unique traits. The historical chaos is vivid, created with vitality and feeling.” Nashville Banner

“A turbulent war story that culminates in one of the great moments of history—the French and English War, with the American Revolution only fifteen years away.”  Tulsa World