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Peacemaker Award Winner - 2018

Best First Western Novel  


Praise for Galloway's Gamble:

"Anyone who loves Charles Portis's style

of writing in True Grit, or readers ready

[for] a great yarn well told, look no farther

than Galloway's Gamble . "

- Jeb Rosebrook, True West Magazine 

Galloway's Gamble Trade front cover Awar

"Galloway's Gamble by Howard Weinstein is the whole package — entertaining, heartwarming, and historically accurate. If you haven't read a Weinstein novel before, start with this one, and be prepared to have a new favorite author. "

- Jeff Guinn, author of the New York Times 

bestseller The Last Gunfight

"Weinstein’s story moves fast . . . and the final complicated gamble will please any reader who roots for the little guy. "

- Historical Novel Society

Galloway's Gamble


Gambling brothers Jamey and Jake Galloway ride trails, rails, and riverboats on a rollicking odyssey through the Old West, seeking their fortune at poker tables from New Orleans to 'Frisco. While  Jamey prefers being a live coward to a dead hero, brash big brother Jake rarely backs down from a fight.

When their Texas hometown is threatened by land-grabbing cattle king Wilhelm Krieg and shady banker Silas Atwood, Jamey and Jake face long odds in the most desperate gamble of their lives: Can they cook up a scheme to outfox dirty-dealing scoundrels and save Serenity Falls from ruin — without getting themselves killed?


Inspired by high-spirited classics like Maverick, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Silverado, and The Sting Galloway’s Gamble is a timeless tale about the never-ending David vs. Goliath battle against greed and corruption, as relevant today as it was in 1873!



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New entry - November 7, 2017 - Anatomy of a scene (3 scenes, actually) - The origins of 3 of my favorite and funniest scenes from GALLOWAY'S GAMBLE

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