Robert Hale LTD, 2010 .....Amazon/Kindle, 2017
“The Black Mountain Dutchman is a departure from the traditional 
shoot-'em-up..."                                                says  John Hale of Robert Hale LTD

"Nothing turned out as I expected making the ending of the book hit home hard, leaving me with an ending I'm going to remember for a long time. I'm sure this one will sell-out fast, so if you'd like a copy, I'd suggest getting your order in now to avoid disappointment."      Steve Myall, Western Fiction Review 

"I rarely get emotional when reading...but this book took a turn that was totally unexpected and I have to admit that it left a tear in my eyes."             
                                                                                      Stan Rose, Richmond, Kentucky

"Although this is one of only a few westerns I have read, I can honestly say I enjoyed it. I actually fell in love with the character, Ezekiel Zimmerman."                                                                                                      Patricia Newton, Lousiville

​The Black Mountain Dutchman is as well written as any L'Amour or Zane Grey book...In fact it's harder to put down than ANY story I've read lately. Ritchie is a word smith with a flare for suspense and intrigue. Rev. Jerry Sawyers,                                                                                                             Peterstown, W. Va.

I read many types of novels but my Dad got me started with Louis L'Amour westerns when I was still in my teens. I consider myself a bit of a connoisseur of western fiction.  Steve Richie is among the best of the best.  Moved to tears 
                                                                 By Kookiemomster48 on December 6, 2017

Robert Hale LTD, 2012
"I'd long been looking forward to this, Steve Ritchie's second Black Horse Western, after really enjoying his first...Would it match, or even surpass that excellent debut novel? Steve Ritchie certainly has the knack for creating memorable characters that soon have the reader caring about them, hoping they succeed with their ambitions, even though he puts all kinds of obstacles in their path.....Steve Ritchie's tale grabs the reader's attention from the opening sentence and his prose then refuses to let the reader go until the final word has been read. His plot is well thought out and offers plenty of surprises along the way and includes well-described bursts of action.  So, to answer my own question, yes this book definitely matches the quality of his first novel, which means I recommend it to all western fans.                                         Steve Myall. Western Fiction Review

SPECIAL THANKS to those who have written reviews of my work.  Please visit the Amazon Bookstore and leave your thoughts on any/all of my published works. Thank you.
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A truly unique and well written book, love the instant justice delivered to villains, story line, dialog, and characters presentation are outstanding.                                                                                                       by D. Register on October 9, 2017 
Amazon/Kindle 2017
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I have never read a finer pioneer western book in a very long time. Book one and book two have got to be a must read series. If you don,t it is your bad luck. I may even read them again.                                                                By Harold Cornelison on October 23, 2017
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Very good book, well written and thought out. It was a good story of how a man can change his life.
                                        By Kindle Customer on October 24, 2017
Great Book. easy read could not put it down wanted to see what happened next. I have read several by this author and This series has topped them all.                    By Lorentsen on October 25, 2017
Good story in two volumes. I recommend it to anyone that likes westerns and decent people. Plenty of adventure and sudden violence. A romantic view of Native Americans.
                                                                                                                 By C. Compton, November 7, 2017

This Book has a little bit of every thing. Romance. Traveling Indians. History. Revenge. Bad guys. Good guys. Thanks. A. Lot                                Kindle Customer on November 6, 2017

Love the stories by this author. Good, clean fun with lots of action. His stories include lots of local western flavor and information, and just when you think you know where the story is headed, it takes a completely unexpected turn. Keeps you reading long past your bedtime!
                                                                                                                   By NitaB, November 8, 2017

The detail, clarity and feel of reality in this book took me back a decade or so to listening to my late husband (most likely the last mountain man) describe his days in the wilderness northwest of Denver.  I am about to begin reading book two. Thank you, Steve Ritchie..
                                                                                                       by Kookiemomster48, December 2, 2017