Book List:183 titles

  • The small town of Ballester owes its prosperity to the confluence of three big ranches—Snowshoe, Mexican Hat, and Rainbow. Its single lawman, Deputy Sheriff Percy Whittaker, known as Perc, didn’t have to deal with much lawbreaking other than the ...


  • Five days ago, the blowing up of the express office safe in Burnt Timbers, Montana, had gone off without a hitch for the four members of the Buck Streeter gang, netting them $28,000. Since then, they have taken refuge in an abandoned shack on a plate...


  • It was spring on the Llano Estacado, the Staked Plains of Texas, the time for the cattle drives to push north to the rail heads in Kansas. The “Lost Cause” of the South was still fresh in the mind of Southerners, including fifty-five-year-old Ben...


  • When Spartanville is brutally raided, Dave Petrie leads the manhunt to track down the culprits. In retaliation, the outlaws kidnap four women - and demand Petrie in exchange for their virtue....


  • The Hightower Ranch cowboys discovered a mummified man and his horse in a desert ca on near Springville, Arizona, both shot in the head. Ordinarily that should have been the end of it, since many a man riding the outlaw trail up out of Mexico didn't ...


  • A lone robber held up a stage of the Great Western Stage Company outside of Lordsburg and made off with $15‚000 in currency. Captain Hanson of the Arizona Rangers decides to assign one of his best men‚ Buck Windsor‚ to pursue the thief and recl...


  • John Hawk was unemployed. His outriding job had ended at Vacaville in Arizona Territory. He has only $100, and isn't going anywhere until he makes more money. He overhears a conversation about a string of horses that are to be exchanged with a bill o...


  • There has been rustling going on at Fort Laramie. Those in command are convinced that it is the work of the Indians. A prime suspect is John Morning Gun, a fort scout, a man who looks full-blooded, but is actually the son of a French voyager and a Cr...







  • LAND OF LEGEND...AND DANGER Cache Cañon lies well outside Rock City in the Colorado high country. It was named for a legendary cache of gold hidden there, and now it's reputed to harbor a band of hold-out Indians. Although no one in Rock City has e...


  • Stormy Merrill, having outdistanced the pursuit caused by the daring robbery he had committed in the town of Colville, pauses on a ridge above Marais Valley. The two large ranches that comprise all the land in Marais Valley are rich and will be inher...


  • The Wyoming territory is vast, rich with grasslands, and largely lawless. So when a conflict arises over whose herd gets to graze in those grasslands, then it's more likely to be settled with a shootout than a lawyer. The cattlemen believed their ...


  • Two action-packed stories of the American West available for the first time in hardcover book format. George Alden Morgan in Gunnison Butte never knew his father and is abandoned at fourteen by his mother who runs off one morning before George is...



  • In Fort Morgan, Sam Starr, Jack Pate, and Roger Beemis arrive in town with their saddlebags bulging with the loot of their most recent robbery. Fort Morgan seems like the perfect sanctuary for them, especially when they learn that the town marshal ha...


  • This duo combines two new book-length novels by Lauran Paine, one of the great authors of unforgettable Western fiction. In Ghost Meadow, there has been rustling going on at Fort Laramie. There are those in the command who are convinced that it is t...


  • In, Marshal Redleaf of Mandan, a third Indian Chet Redleaf must find out who stole a shipment of $4,000 from the local stage, while the driver and guard were busy working on a wheel on the coach. The robbers left tracks, but not boot tracks, moccasin...


  • Texas Jim Collins in Iron Marshal is a legend in his own time, a legend that was twenty-five years in the making. John Setter, the most powerful and wealthy rancher in Anza County, New Mexico, thinks Collins has gotten too old for his job as marshal,...




  • Two Western novellas by the incomparable Lauran Paine, a titan of the Western genre.“Tomahawk Meadow” tells the story of Ladd Buckner, a stranger who arrives in a small town in Arizona Territory. Buckner buys the local saddle and harness shop, but...



  • The stranger on his unshod horse arrived in Shepler's Spring seeking Henry Shepler the blacksmith. That was the beginning of a killing in the roadway, then a night-long battle, and for Henry Shepler, a twist in his life he could never have imagined....



  • Sheriff Tim Holbrook believed Arnold Holfinger was behind the killing. Holfinger's crew attacked the hill cattlemen, and caught Holbrook squarely in the middle when he blazed in. But, when the dust settled, Holbrook had all the answers....


  • In 'Rangers Of El Paso', the title story of this Western duo, Captain Elmer Tomlinson of the Texas Rangers is confronted with a unique and devastating problem. Rustling of livestock is occurring in the Valverde district to an unprecedented degree. He...









  • Neither Abe Banion nor his partner Cal Madison was young, nor susceptible to delusion, nor possessed of a pristine conscience when they slipped back into the States out of Mexico, but when they arrived back in Paso Fino they encountered a crazy man....





  • In "Prairie Guns" homesteaders have taken up land on the plains of Colorado that were formerly free range. Cattle baron Colton Miller and his hired gun riders hate the homesteaders, especially Buff Brady and Luther Hart, two former cowboys who hope e...






  • Lauran Paine returns with all the characteristic magic and power of his Western stories and their universal themes of learning from experience, respecting nature, and changing times and attitudes. In "Terror Trail" Reno Balfor is a small rancher cons...


  • Written by Lauran Paine. Hyatt Tolman had a reason to leave Texas in a hurry, but one generous act changed the course of his life - and indeed nearly cost him his life - when he stopped to help a despairing girl. The townsfolk of Canebrake were suspi...




  • Deputy Sheriff Jim Crawford is forced to trust a stranger when a gang of thieving cowboys terrorizes the town and run off with their money, a crime that turns out to be a cover for a much larger operation. Reprint....


  • As he so aptly demonstrated in his novel "Open Range," which was made into a movie starring Kevin Costner and Robert Duvall, Lauran Paine is one of the West's most powerful storytellers. In the title novella of this collection, Burt Crownover causes ...




  • Boss Spearman knew the end was near for open range men like him, cattlemen who drove their herds through the country to graze and then moved on. Local stockmen were staking claims to grazing areas throughout the West. Spearman had no quarrel with tha...








  • Two thrilling novels in one volume, from an unrivaled frontier fiction author, includes The Calexico Kid, in which a mysterious bandit is finally served justice, and Gathering Storm, in which two legendary gunfighters arrive in the same town and find...


  • Nestled on the border of New Mexico since long before there was a New Mexico, the small town of San Ildefonso has survived a lot. Marauding Indians, bandoleros, soldiers in blue and raiders in rags have all come and gone. Yet the residents of San Ild...


  • Includes The Silent Outcast, in which Caleb Doorn, while scouting for the U.S. Army, comes to the rescue of a Blackfoot girl hostage, and Guns in the Desert, in which the Wilton gang, bent on revenge, decide to kill everyone in a small New Mexico tow...





  • Even more dangerous to the West's large ranchers than the hired killer was the range-hog; the unscrupulous man who plotted to steal grazing land. Stewart McKenna was such a man. In secret alliance with beautiful Helen Reynolds, he devised an ingeniou...


  • LAW IN A LAWLESS LAND It's often been said that the only law in the West was a gun, and that outlaws rode unchecked over anyone unlucky enough to stand in their way. But as these two classic short novels by Lauran Paine show, there were courageous...




  • Out on the Wilderness Road goes Mort Ramsey, following an unfortunate affair when he shot his kid brothe r, Jay, in a stage robbery. If Mort hadn''t asked Pat to turn out his horses, Pat wouldn''t have been lynched. Now Mort is on the vengeance trail...


  • Author Lauran Bosworth Paine (born February 25, 1916) is an American writer of Western fiction. He was born in Duluth, Minnesota. Paine often wrote under the names: John Armour, Reg Batchelor, Kenneth Bedford, Frank Bosworth, Mark Carrel, Robert Clar...






  • John Fitch and the mine superintendent, Mike Hernden, had worked a nice racket diverting gold from the mine to their own pockets and were wealthy men. They thought no one knew of the plot, until the day an Indian was killed trying to intercept some o...






  • When veteran gunsmith George Washington Mars crafts a Colt revolver that will fire when only half-cocked, giving its wielder a quick-draw advantage, he has no way of knowing that the gun, and its legend, will take on a life of their own....



  • LAND OF LEGEND...AND DANGER Cache Cañon lies well outside Rock City in the Colorado high country. It was named for a legendary cache of gold hidden there, and now it's reputed to harbor a band of hold-out Indians. Although no one in Rock Ci...




  • WesternSan Ildefonso is a small border town in New Mexico. Its existence dates back to well before the Mexican War after which it became part of the Mexican territories ceded to the United States. Its prize possession has always been the existence of...


  • MysteryLarge Print EditionDoctor Walter Whalen devised what he thought was a foolproof substitute for chemical anaesthetics, but in his first human trial, something went wrong. His subject, rich and powerful Charles Southcott, emerged with part of hi...


  • Sam Sloan, an old buffalo hunter, finds his quest and spirit vision from the four directions of the wind, when an old Navajo, a Lakota woman, and a young girl join forces with him in a search for survival...




  • A few years back Frank Nolan had killed a man in New Mexico Territory. That man had been killed in self defense but Nolan had to leave in a hurry none the less. Now studying medicine in Massachusetts he reads that the Territory papers are saying that...


  • It was a fence that started the threat of war, as so many other wars had begun on the range that had once been free and open. This time it was worse, because it was Marti's fence...and she was a beautiful woman who brought out the best and worst of m...



  • A HARD TRAILCuff Lockwood has had enough of cold. He's worked a number of years in Montana as a rangeman and wants to live where there's no snow in the winter. So he sets out for New Mexico, a place where he's heard the weather is mild and the living...


  • Arriving in the New Mexico Territory to start a new life, Toby Lincoln, who spent two years in prison for a crime he did not commit, finds his dreams of a peaceful existence destroyed by a Colorado prison guard and a federal marshal bent on sending h...








  • Would-be bank robbers Boice Candless, Henry Madden, and Buff Brady have a perfect plan to rob the bank, but when some bandits rob the stage, injuring Candless, Madden and Brady decide to rob the robbers instead....






  • Remaining with the tribe after their Native American wives have died, white men Henry Potter and Amos Cardiff encounter difficulty when they must persuade the elders not to raid a camp of white settlers bent on expansion into Indian territory...







  • THE MEN OF SHERIDAN Freighters find a welcome in Sheridan. So do ranchers. No one's encountered Indians in the county for a whole while. Today stockmen have free run of the plain without reason to look over their shoulders. The town's marshal is J...



  • Elizabeth Bartlett's husband is dying of lung fever, men from the neighboring ranch are harassing her and the people living on the homestead, and a deadly confrontation leaves her special secret that provokes a vendetta...



  • THE MAN - Frank Cutler was minding his own business in one of those slab-board towns where life was even cheaper than whiskey. Until an angry clash put him at the small end of the law's gunsights. THE LAND - Big enough to hide a man forever. Until a...








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    Samuel Patton lost his wife to lung fever two years ago. Now, suffering from lung fever himself and closer to eternity every day, he is traveling south through the mountains with his small son and daughter, hoping somewhere in this savage land he can...


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    Douglas City was a peaceful, isolated community, nearly cut off from the rest of the world. Until the hard-faced stranger appeared, the only real problem was to get the cattle from the Bald Hills to a market where they could be sold to raise cash. Bu...


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    Jim Hewlett was a private investigator in Los Angeles, barely getting by, when he was hired for more money than he'd ever seen in all his life to try to get back a beautiful Turkish woman's hundred million dollar fortune. Her husband had taken the mo...


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    Bessie Thomas believed in miracles, and her husband, Jawn Henry, did not. But after finding a murdered settler and his woman, and running down the renegades responsible - taking care of them the way justice dictated, but the law did not - Jawn Henry ...


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    Lauran Bosworth Paine (1916 - 2001) was an American writer of Western fiction. Paine wrote over 1000 books, including hundreds of Westerns as well as romance, science fiction, and mystery novels. He also wrote a number of non-fiction books on the Old...


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    Established ranchers regarded free-grazers as jackals of the cow-country, and wherever they roamed trouble flared up. Buck Handley and Hoyt McElroy were two such men and when they pushed over three thousand cattle into the Devil's Punch Bowl, old Je...


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    For town marshal Tad Collins the trouble started when two outlaws robbed the stage company and the general store in his town, Fort Devonshire. The pursuit was difficult; he ended up back in his own town and made a unique discovery about the outlaws. ...


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    There is a world of difference between a cowman and a rancher. Jeff Mordant was a cowman. His home was the JM cow-camp, his desk and office the saddle, his walls the eternity of grassland. With the coming of the settlers Jeff smelt danger and sought ...


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    There wasn't much between Laramie, Wyoming and Virginia Dale, Colorado--just the tiny town of Jelm, Wyoming. And the only worthwhile property in Jelm was the ranch of Grant Maxwell. Now the government's Federal Land Grant Act was handing out 640 acre...


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    Forced to take a precipitous route off the rimrocks and down into an unknown valley to escape certain death by four men pursuing him, Pete Knight, a cowhand seeking a job, sees a town ahead in the distance. If he can just make it to that town, he bel...


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    A widow with a small child, CarrieLee Belleau joined a westward bound emigrant wagon train, hoping to wrest from the new lands a living for herself and her daughter. But the wild uncivilised West of the 'fifties was no place for a woman aloneand Carr...


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    Ward Cutler rode southward until he found the town of Shenandoah, where his widowed sister lived. It was a letter from her that had brought him. She had given a man named Henry Gore her savings, but he had responded by striking her. And so Ward had r...


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    He came along that lonely outlaw trail the locals called the Tumbleweed Trail, because anyone who chose to ride through all that emptiness and desolation had to have a very good reason to avoid civilization. This grim, silent stranger was deadly -- a...


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    Everyone in Holbrook had liked Hal Simpson and when his dead body was found inside the ambushed stage, tempers rose to lynching heights. Yet when the killer's body hung limply from a tall cottonwood and it should all have been over, the real trouble ...


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