Western and Horror are two genres that blend nicely. Heath Lowrance proves this in his Western short story That Damned Coyote Hill, another offering by Trestle Press www.trestlepresspublishing.com
If I am correct, it is the first installment in a short story series about a mysterious gunfighter named Hawthorne.
The atmospherics are wonderful. Lowrance chooses rain and mud as his back drop. This gives the piece a sepia-toned feel and reminds me of a faded photograph.
Instead of a man in black, Heath made his character a man in gray with some very striking facial features. This served as a nice metaphor and was in line with the spirit of noir.
Very good description of all the people and critters that lurk in this universe.
That Damned Coyotee Hill is a page turner with some great action sequences. I think even people who don't normally enjoy westerns will like this one as well. It can be purchased for 99 cents on Amazon Kindle www.amazon.com