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Other Men's Horses (Texas Rangers #8)

4.01  ·  Rating Details ·  157 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
Texas Ranger Andy Pickard is assigned what appears to be a routine duty. Donley Bannister, a West Texas horse trader, has killed a thug named Cletus Slocum, who stole one of Bannister's horses. Ranger Pickard is ordered to find and arrest Bannister and bring him to trial.

The Bannister case turns out to be anything but routine. Pickard picks up Bannister's trail and finds h
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Published October 27th 2009 by Forge Books (first published July 7th 2002)
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Chris G Derrick
A good easy read.
Not difficult to put down if you needed to, or to pick up again when you had the time.
Candace Simar
Mar 16, 2014 Candace Simar rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this is my first Elmer Kelton book but it will not be my last. Mr. Kelton did a superb job in creating such a story. wonderful!
Oct 06, 2010 Cepal rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
well written. This was the first read of his I've done. Thought him to be an excellent writer of a believable western.
Bill Reed
Jan 16, 2015 Bill Reed rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really like it. Love his style of writing.
This is a somewhat richer and more complex tale with more a more interesting array of characters than most in this series. Recently married young Texas Ranger Andy Pickard, whom we have encountered in previous novels in Kelton's Texas Ranger series (he's the one who was abducted and raised by the Comanche) is assigned to track down fugitive Donley Bannister, but when Andy is shot by another outlaw it is Donley who saves his life. Nevertheless, once he is recovered Andy resumes the quest by stal ...more
May 14, 2011 Kyle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It is so nice to come back and listen (audiobook) to a good western and this book definately fit the bill. The good guys are good guys...stop. The bad guys are either trying to get out of the pickle they are in and redeem themselves or are truly no good bad guys. The values, their integrity, what they believe in, it is all there and their is no second guessing. This story contains it all. Believe me this is not a 1950's "Leave it to Beaver" cowboy story. This was a captivating story that had ple ...more
Aug 27, 2014 Ron rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: westerns
The western has long relied on a familiar formula, with its roots in the dime novel. A writer departs from that formula at some risk of losing an audience. You admire someone who manages to get away with it, and Elmer Kelton has been one of them.

Other Men’s Horses has several elements of a typical western plot: a Texas Ranger, horse thieves, a cavalry officer, a sheriff, a lynch mob, and a long pursuit over sparsely settled frontier. At the center of the story is Texas Ranger Andy Pickard, out t
Feb 12, 2016 Jill rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
To the best of my knowledge this is the third western I’ve ever read. That makes an average of almost one every twenty five years. Even though this is part of the “Texas Rangers” series, it is more about the hardships of women in the west.. It also deals with the Black soldiers who had gone West following the Civil War.
Fredrick Danysh
Bannister kills a man who stole a horse from him and goes on the run leaving his wife behind. Recently married Texas Ranger Andy Parker is set out on his trail. After he is wounded, he stakes out the wife hoping that she will lead him to her husband. What follows are the adventures of Mrs. Banister and Ranger Parker. A story in the tradition of Zane Grey.
Jeff Dickison
Oct 16, 2015 Jeff Dickison rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An excellent western, as almost all of Mr. Kelton's books are. Andy Pickard goes after a man who is wanted for killing another man, possibly justified. To find him he trails his young wife as she sets out to go to her husband. A well told tale with a slightly obvious ending. Recommended.
Jan 18, 2014 Beth rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's about horses (sort of) and the protagonist's wife'e name is Beth...I didn't know it was a series til I added it here.
Dennis O'Daniel
Nov 10, 2016 Dennis O'Daniel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good story_ I enjoy his writing
Tommie Lyn
My husband and I enjoy most of Elmer Kelton's books, but this story didn't quite come up to the standards I've learned to expect from him.
Nov 12, 2014 Betty rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is a good quick read. The story was read in two days.
Jun 18, 2012 Colleen rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Not my style, but true to the genre.
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Elmer Kelton (1926-2009) was award-winning author of more than forty novels, including The Time It Never Rained, Other Men’s Horses, Texas Standoff and Hard Trail to Follow. He grew up on a ranch near Crane, Texas, and earned a journalism degree from the University of Texas. His first novel, Hot Iron, was published in 1956. Among his awards have been seven Spurs from Western Writers of America and ...more
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