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Home to 2009 Spur Award Finalist and Marilyn Brown Novel Award winner Paul Colt. Paul is a member of the Western Writers of America and a featured author on Western e-Books.  

Paul creates historical fiction that crackles with authenticity. His political insight, military training, research and genuine horse sense bring history to life. His characters walk off the page into the reader's imagination in a style that fuses Jeff Shaara's historical dramatizations with Robert B. Parker's character driven action.

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Just Released by Five Star Publishing

A Question of Bounty:The Shadow of Doubt

ISBN 978-1-4328-2857-8

Historians agree. Sheriff Pat Garrett killed Billy the Kid, July14, 1881. Still questions remain. Witnesses suggest Garrett killed the wrong man and covered it up. Is Garrett's claim proven beyond the shadow of
doubt; or is it a hastily conceived cover up?

"Done with authority. I bought it as history."

Spur Award winning author
Dusty Richards

"You wouldn't think anything was left to say about Billy the Kid, but Colt turns in a methodical, at times brilliant, account of William Bonney set after the Lincoln County War. Colt bases his alternative views on Garrett's account and a book by his deputy, John Poe. Devotees of the
never-quite-resolved story will be much intrigued." Booklist 

Coming December, 2014:

Wanted: Sam Bass

Wanted: Sam Bass launches a new western series from Paul Colt. Fans of nineteenth century American history know about the Pinkerton Detective Agency. Most don't know that Pinkerton had a competitor. The colorful characters of Colonel David J. Crook's Great Western
Detective League go toe to toe with the Pinkertons for rewards and recoveries in high profile cases, starting with the notorious highwayman and train robber Sam Bass.