“Non-stop action, characters to love, to hate and to care about, crash into each other in this beautifully written end of 19th-century story. . . . As close to a perfect Western as one can get, The Devil by His Horns by Michael Zimmer will keep you reading late into the night.”
-- A 2022 Favorite Book (one of only four), True West magazine, Nov. 2022
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“Zimmer demonstrates why he’s one of the more interesting voices in Western fiction.”
—Booklist for Beneath A Hunter's Moon
A believable, gritty, and action-packed tale of the real Old West.
—Publishers Weekly for The Long Hitch
Western Writers of America
2020 Short Fiction Spur Award
The Medicine Robe.
The Medicine Robe appeared in the anthology "Contention and Other Frontier Stories."
—An American Library Association Top 10 Western for 2012.
—Finalist for the 2013 Western Writers of America Spur Award
—Finalist for the 2013 Western Fictioneers Peacemaker Award
—Finalist for the 2014 Will Rogers Medallion Award
—Finalist for the 2014 Elmer Kelton Award from the
Academy of Western Artist