A Century of Great Western Stories
by John Jakes
gift of Cochise / Louis L'Amour -- tin star / John M. Cunningham -- Killers' country! / Dan Cushman -- Timberline / Owen Wister -- All gold canyon / Jack London -- lamb of the Flying U / B.M. Bower -- Gun job / Thomas Thompson -- burial of Letty Strayhorn / Elmer Kelton -- Hell on the draw / oren D. Estleman -- attack on the mountain / Glendon Swarthout -- Fear / Bill Pronzini -- Geranium house / Peggy Simson Curry -- trouble man / Eugene Manlove Rhodes -- weight of obligation / Rex Beach -- Top hand / Luke Short -- Sergeant Houck / Jack Schaefer -- Manitow and Ironhand / John Jakes -- killing at Triple Tree / Evan Hunter -- Sweet cactus wine / Marcia Muller -- Peace officer / Brian Garfield -- Wolf moon / Ed Gorman -- Gambln' man / Dwight V. Swain -- Candles in the bottom of the pool / Max Evans -- Stage to Lordsburg / Ernest Haycox -- King of the buckskin breed / Les Savage, Jr. -- Burn him out / Frank Bonham -- shaming of Broken Horn / Bill Gulick -- guns of William Longley / Donald Hamilton -- Wine on the desert / Max Brand -- Tappan's burro / Zane Grey.
Black Powder, White Smoke
by Loren D. Estleman
Two men, black and white. In New Orleans, the black man, Honey Boutrille, saves a prostitute's life by killing her attacker. In San Francisco, the white man, Twice Emmerson, kills a Chinaman because he likes killing. These two men go on the lam, and their adventures, nip and tuck through scrape after scrape, are the zest of Loren Estleman's wildest tale of the West.
Butch Cassidy: The Lost Years
by William W and J.A. Johnstone Johnstone
Asking the question "What if Butch Cassidy wasn't killed in the infamous Bolivian shootout in 1908?", an exciting novel of the Old West follows Butch as he, after fleeing South America, is pulled into the most dangerous train robbery he's ever attempted along with a new Wild Bunch.
by Richard S. Wheeler
in 1838, Skye and Victoria are on their way from the Rocky Mountains to St. Louis so Skye can compete for a wilderness job as a post trader with the American Fur Company. The journey will cover 1,500 miles by land and river and is fraught with peril and treachery. This time, however, Skye's enemies are not Indian warriors seeking a stand-up fight, but white men who have secrets, wealth and reputations to protect, and who prefer to lie, cheat and stab a foe in the back rather than look him in the eye.
by Max Brand
The story of the first adventure of James Geraldi, legendary outlaw of the old wild West. Given refuge in the Asprey house when on the run, Louise Asprey begs him to help find her father, a fugitive since he was falsely accused of murder five years ago. But Louise isn't the only one looking for him . . .
Hard Ride to Wichita: A Ralph Compton Novel
by Marcus Galloway
Their friendship started with a schoolyard tussle. Now, the need for revenge is what binds Luke Croft and Red Connover together. When Luke taught himself how to fire a Colt, he never imagined he'd turn into a gunman. But when his stepfather's dodgy business dealings turn his life upside down, Luke asks Red to help him destroy the man who murdered his kin. The road to vengeance is long and hard, and the two friends who are barely out of boyhood will need all the help they can get if they want to catch a cold-blooded killer.
by Elmer Kelton
When Texas Ranger private Andy Pickard is assigned to help patrol the Texas-Mexico border country he rides directly into a deadly feud. At odds are two land and cattle barons - Jericho Jackson, whose great spread lies just north of the Rio Grande, and Guadalupe Chavez, whose domain lies south of the river.
The men are alike in only one respect: their hatred for each other, a hate born at the time of the Alamo and the U.S.-Mexican War, when Mexican lands were confiscated by ruthless Americans. The old rivals have turned to preying on each others' cattle with resulting bloodshed on both sides of the river.
Between the two camps, Big Jim McCawley's ranch seems almost symbolic of the opportunity for the people of the two nations to live together. McCawley is married to Guadalupe Chavez's sister, Juana -a fact that does not ingratiate him to either the Chavez or Jackson faction.
To Andy Pickard, who as a child was taken captive by Comanches, old prejudices are familiar territory, but the Jackson-Chavez war is flaring out of control by the time he reaches the Ranger camp on the border in the company of fellow Ranger Farley Brackett. The two Rangers find themselves caught up in the feud, risking arrest for crossing the river into Mexico, and risking death for not heeding the warning sign at the edge of Jericho Jackson's domain: This is Jericho's Road. Take the Other.Inevitably, the cauldron boils over and the forces of Jericho Jackson and "Lupe" Chavez meet in bloody combat. In the midst of this battle on Mexican soil are Andy Pickard -- longing to court and marry Bethel Brackett and live a peaceful life as an ex-Ranger -- and Brackett himself, falling in love with Teresa, Big Jim McCawley's half-Mexican daughter.
by Larry McMurtry
Set in the late 19th century, "Lonesome Dove" is the story of a cattle drive from Texas to Montana -- and much more. It is a drive that represents for everybody involved not only a daring, even a foolhardy, adventure, but a part of the American Dream -- the attempt to carve out of the last remaining wilderness a new life.
by Frank Roderus
Joe Potter, a cold-blooded killer who hides behind his badge, lives for the thrill of sudden bloodshed, booze, and women, but the moment of truth arrives when a Native American woman and her child force him to face the one thing he cannot destroy -- his past.
Rangers of the Lone Star
by Zane Grey
Fairdale, in Pecos County, Texas, is a crossroads of crime. Every bad guy in West Texas makes it a stopover or a base of operations. Facing budget cuts, the Texas Rangers agree to clean up Fairdale in less than a year as a way of justifying their continued existence. Rangers Vaughn Steele and Marshal Sitter tackle the job, with Sitter going underground to ferret out the brains behind the criminal operations.
Shower of Gold
by Zane Grey
Arriving in the Southwestern border town of Casita, young Richard Gale finds himself in the middle of a Mexican revolution that pits him against a notorious bandit when he comes to the aid of the daughter of a murdered Spanish aristocrat
The Big Sky
by A. B. Guthrie
"The Big Sky" is the first of A. B. Guthrie, Jr.'s epic adventure novels of America's vast frontier. It introduces Boone Caudill, Jim Deakins, and Dick Summers, three of the most memorable characters in Western American literature. Traveling the Missouri River from St. Louis to the Rockies, these frontiersmen live as trappers, traders, guides, and explorers.
The Pumpkin Rollers
by Elmer Kelton
When Trey McLean leaves his family's East Texas cotton farm and sets off on his own to learn the cattleman's trade, he's about as green as they come. But he learns fast -- about deceit, love, good and evil -- all at the side of veterans.
Tucker's Reckoning: A Ralph Compton Novel
by Matthew P Mayo
Ever since he lost his wife and daughter, Samuel Tucker has wandered, drunk and bereft of a reason to go on. Now, far from his native Texas in Oregon's Rogue River region, Tucker secretly watches as two men gun down a third. After they leave, he takes the dead man's pistol and makes it to the next town.
by Ralph Cotton
When wanted men don't want to be found, they hole up in Agua Fría, Mexico. Nestled in the twisted hills of the Blood Mountain Range just across the border from Arizona, the town is divided by two ruthless gangs of thieves and killers. On one side stands Texas Red Madson, and on the other is Raymond Segert.
by Terry C. Johnston
One of the few remaining mountain men on the Western frontier, Titus "Scratch" Bass leads his family north to winter with the Crow people. Along their journey, Bass saves an old friend from death and rescues his daughters from traders. When he arrives in the land of Crow, he finds old friends -- and old ways -- dying out. Soon, he will face his greatest lesson and hardest challenge of all.