BRANDED, the third novel in my Joe Noose Western series, out in January from Kensington Books.

Joe Noose hunts down the first known serial killer on the American frontier.


A new kind of evil has come to the Old West. A killer as cold and hard as the Wyoming winter. He wanders from town to town. Slaughters entire families along the way. With grotesque glee, he brands the letter Q in his victims’ flesh. Joe Noose knows the killer’s identity. He recognizes the killer’s brand. He bears the same scar from his childhood—and he’s determined to stop this madman once and for all. Two U.S. Marshals have agreed to help Joe. But they’ve never hunted a killer like this before. A sadist who kills for pleasure—and scars you for life . . .

BRANDED is available for pre-order on Amazon at

Praise for The Joe Noose Westerns:
“Keeps the reader turning pages…brilliant. HANGING FIRE is indeed a classic Western”—True West Magazine
“This teeth-grinding, bare-knuckling, swash-buckling adventure keeps readers turning pages. A terrific read. Allow plenty of time to read this. It’s hard to put down.” – Roundup Magazine on HANGING FIRE
“Exceptionally fast-paced and blood-spattered. Full of action, overflowing with defiant characters and deadly gunplay.” – Lansing State Journal on NOOSE

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