THE RELUCTANT RANGER gathers Mitt Stone with his brothers, Jake, Abe and Tommy. They fight grief, confusion, the desire for vengeance, and ignorance as they set out to learn the truth about the murder of their brother Sam. The others quickly appoint Mitt as their leader because of experiences he led them through 22 years ago. He welcomes the advice of World-Famous Detective William J. Burns. He would not turn down the help of the Texas Rangers headed by Sergeant John R. Hughes although he does not want to become one of them. Justice comes in surprise stages, and not through the district court governing Kimble County, Texas, 1891.
LITTLE STONE MOUNTAIN is modern day, using the old Stone family from Denzel’s Mitt Stone Western Series. However, it is an Adventure/Mystery as opposed to a Western. Hail Stone is the last living great grandson of the legendary Mitt Stone. In fact, he is the last living member of the Stone clan. That’s unfortunate if there are no heirs to whom he can leave a fortune. With a terminal illness looming his options will soon run out.
CONCHO, Matt Altmann, young son of Prince Carl, is as ambitious as his driven father when he heads west with his engineering know how. Bob Guthrie, foster brother of Mitt Stone, is more mature but as determined as Matt. Man, beasts, and the elements conspire to defeat both men on the Concho. Prince Carl makes a bizarre prophecy about his beloved son.
Matt is supported by the old guards of Prince Carl. M.L. Carter, fast with a gun, whip or horse works his magic to protect Bob. Both men give Colonel Mackenzie grief. Railo the renegade and Queno the Comanche chief drag Matt, Bob and their companions to the brink of disaster.
BIG CYPRESS, released September 2012. Curly Smith was a coward when he fled during the war. After his encounter with Mitt Stone on the distant Rio Grande, there is not yellow bone in his body. He returns to become a deputy sheriff. His arrest of murderer Angel Ranigan makes him a hero but touches off a wave of violence like no other. Old South sympathizers try to take Texas back in time. Curly, son of a plantation owner, is caught in the middle. 350 pages. Trade paperback.
LAST RACE SUNDAY, released June 2011. HORSE THIEF hero, Mitt Stone, has a week to identify the killer of his niece. He will find the man either at Belton’s evil racetrack or in church.
TEXAS VICTORY is a second edition of Denzel’s epic novel of the German immigration to Texas. A proud, arrogant prince brings his colony to the Guadalupe and suffers the hardships of the frontier, the distain of fellow Texans, the threat of Indians. 342 pages. Trade Paperback.
THE HORSE THIEF AND THE LADY pits fourteen year old Mitt Stone against the perils of Texas as the Civil War is erupting. Every lesson is learned the hard way. Inspired by tales from Denzel's great grandfather. 339 pages, open, easy read print. Trade Paperback.
PHANTOM HERD heralds the life of Alexander Mentrier, pronounced Men-tree-aa, the sidekick of Bob Guthrie in Concho. Alex is determined to find his ancestry. Life threatening conflicts beset him. Success is sweet.