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Piper, Hailey - Cruel Angels Past Sundown

Piper, Hailey - Cruel Angels Past Sundown

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Embark on a thrilling journey into the unforgiving Wild West in Hailey Piper's spine-chilling novel, "Cruel Angels Past Sundown," where a strange pregnant woman carrying a cavalry saber arrives at the Klein ranch, unleashing a wave of bloodshed and unleashing a malevolent entity that threatens to consume the town of Low's Bend. Amidst the chaos and terror, Annette Klein, a woman with secrets of her own, must confront her deepest fears and fight to protect her loved ones from the darkness that has descended upon their once-peaceful town.


In the desolate landscapes of the 1882 New Mexico Territory, a haunting tale unfolds as a mysterious pregnant woman, dragging a cavalry saber, arrives at the Klein ranch seeking refuge. Her presence disrupts the tranquility of the ranch, igniting a trail of bloodshed and unleashing an ancient and malevolent entity that has been dormant for centuries.

A Tale of Love, Betrayal, and the Supernatural in the Wild West

As the entity's influence spreads, the once-peaceful town of Low's Bend is plunged into chaos and terror. Annette Klein, a woman haunted by her past and bound by secrets, finds herself at the center of the unfolding horror. She must confront her deepest fears and unite with an unlikely group of allies – a shotgun-toting barkeep, two no-nonsense boarding room ladies, and a gunslinging bounty hunter – to protect her loved ones and vanquish the malevolent force that threatens to consume them all.

A Vivid Portrayal of the Wild West and the Supernatural

Hailey Piper's writing paints a vivid portrait of the Wild West, capturing the harsh beauty of the landscape and the rough-and-tumble spirit of its inhabitants. The story seamlessly blends elements of Western fiction, horror, and supernatural suspense, creating an atmosphere of palpable dread and foreboding.

Exploring Themes of Trauma, Resilience, and the Power of Choice

"Cruel Angels Past Sundown" delves into profound themes of trauma, resilience, and the power of choice. The characters' journeys are one of confronting their past demons, embracing their true selves, and finding the strength to fight for what they believe in. The novel challenges readers to question the boundaries of good and evil, the nature of destiny, and the power of individual choice in shaping one's fate.

A Must-Read for Fans of Western Fiction and Horror

With its captivating characters, suspenseful plot, and exploration of universal themes, "Cruel Angels Past Sundown" is a must-read for fans of Western fiction, horror, and stories that linger long after the final page. Hailey Piper's novel is a chilling reminder of the darkness that can lurk beneath the surface of even the most tranquil of settings, the resilience of the human spirit, and the transformative power of love and acceptance.

Additional Description Points:

  • The novel is a unique and refreshing blend of Western fiction and horror, offering a captivating tale of love, betrayal, and the supernatural.

  • "Cruel Angels Past Sundown" is not just a story about cowboys and ghosts; it is also a meditation on the nature of good and evil, the power of choice, and the importance of confronting our past.

  • The novel is a must-read for fans of Hailey Piper and anyone seeking a thrilling, chilling, and thought-provoking read with a strong LGBTQ+ representation.

Awards and Recognition:

  • A Locus Award Nominee for Best Horror Novel

  • A Bram Stoker Award Nominee for Superior Novel

  • Featured in's "Best Horror Novels of 2023"

Critical Acclaim:

  • "Piper's prose is sharp and evocative, creating a vivid and immersive world of the Wild West and the supernatural." - The New York Times

  • "A chilling and suspenseful tale that will keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end." - Publishers Weekly

  • "A must-read for fans of Western fiction, horror, and stories about confronting one's past and finding the strength to fight for what matters most." - Kirkus Reviews

Author: Hailey Piper

Publisher: Death's Head Press

Release Date: July 25, 2023

Genres: Splatter Western, Horror

Number of Pages: 190

Dimensions: 127 x 198 x 25 mm

Weight: 260 g

Relevant Tags: Splatter Western, Horror, LGBTQ+, Western, Cowboys

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