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Jon Tuska lives in Portland, Oregon and is partner (with Vicki Piekarski) in a combination
book publisher & author's agent business. He (or they) have written books about Western movies,
films noir & other cinema topics, and edited several Western fiction anthologies.


Books by Jon Tuska
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Life & Times of S.S. Van Dine biography by Jon Tuska  "Philo Vance: The Life & Times of S.S. Van Dine" [1971]
by Jon Tuska

Bowling Green Univ Press pb [1971] out of print/used

more info on the S.S. Van Dine [1887-1939] Page
at BlackHat Mystery Bookstore

"The Films of Mae West" [1973]
"The Complete Films of Mae West" [1992]
"The Complete Films of Mae West" [Citadel Film Series 2000]

Filming of The West book by Jon Tuska  "The Filming of The West: The Definitive Behind-The-Scenes History of The Great Western Movies - Illustrated" [1976]
by Jon Tuska

Doubleday hardcover [1976] out of print/used
The Detective in Hollywood book by Jon Tuska  "The Detective In Hollywood: The Movie Careers of The Great Fictional Private Eyes & Their Creators" [1978]
by Jon Tuska

Doubleday 10½x7¼ hardcover [3/78] out of print/used
History of Mascot Pictures  "The Vanishing Legion: A History of Mascot Pictures, 1927-1935" [1982]
by Jon Tuska

McFarland & Co. 9x6 pb [10/99] for $30.00
McFarland & Co. 9½x6½ hardcover [4/82] for $32.50
"Billy The Kid: A Handbook" [1983] by Jon Tuska
Univ NE Press 9¼x6 pb [2/86] out of print/used

Dark Cinema: American Film Noir in Cultural Perspective book by Jon Tuska  
"Dark Cinema: American Film Noir In Cultural Perspective" [1984]
by Jon Tuska

Greenwood Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [10/84] for $126.95
American West In Film book by Jon Tuska  "The American West In Film: Critical Approaches To The Western"
[1985] by Jon Tuska

Univ NE Press pb [5/88] out of print/used
Yale Univ Press 9½x9 hardcover [3/85] out of print/used
Manors & Alleys / American Detective Film book by Jon Tuska  "In Manors and Alleys: A Casebook On The American Detective Film" [1988]
by Jon Tuska

Greenwood Press 9½x6 hardcover [1/88] for $126.95
Chapters/subjects include: Edgar Allan Poe, Sherlock Holmes, S.S. Van Dine, The Master Detectives, Oriental Detectives, 'The Thin Man', Adventurers and Thieves, The Detective Film In Transition, Raymond Chandler, and Crime In The Streets
Encounters With Filmmakers book by Jon Tuska  "Encounters With Filmmakers: Eight Career Studies" [1991]
by Jon Tuska

Examines the careers of filmmakers Howard Hawks, Alfred Hitchcock, H. Bruce Humber-stone, John Huston, Henry King, Sam Peckinpah, Roman Polanski, and Orson Welles, with filmographies by Karl Thiede
Greenwood Press hardcover [1/91] for $119.95
Billy the Kid Life & Legend by Jon Tuska  "Billy The Kid: His Life and Legend" [1994] by Jon Tuska
Univ NM Press 9¼x6 pb [5/97] out of print/used
Greenwood Press 9½x6½ hardcover [5/94] for $93.95

see also the Billy The Kid Page at 'Readers of The Purple Sage' Bookstore


Books Edited by Jon Tuska

The American West in Fiction book edited by Jon Tuska  "The American West In Fiction: The Greatest Tales From The Masters of Western Fiction" [1982 & 1999] Edited and with Introduction & Prefaces by Jon Tuska
includes 20 stories, by James Warner Bellah, Max Brand, Willa Cather, Walter Van Tilburg Clark, Stephen Crane, Max Evans, Zane Grey, Bret Harte, Ernest Haycox, Dorothy M. Johnson, Elmer Kelton, Louis L'Amour, John Neihardt, Luke Short, Mark Twain ("Jack Slade, Desperado", 1872), Owen Wister, 4 others
Bristol Park Books 8¼x5½ pb [10/99] out of print/used
Signet mass pb [5/82] out of print/used
Univ Nebraska Press 8¾x5½ pb [9/88] out of print/used
Univ Nebraska Press hardcover [9/88] out of print/used
Encyclopedia of Frontier and Western Fiction book edited by Jon Tuska & Vicki Piekarski  
"Encyclopedia of Frontier and Western Fiction" [YA 1983]
Edited by Jon Tuska & Vicki Piekarski

McGraw-Hill 9½x7½ hardcover [5/83] out of print/used
Big Book of Western Action Stories edited by Jon Tuska  "The Big Book of Western Action Stories" [26 stories; 1995]
Edited by Jon Tuska

Diane Publng pb [11/99] out of print/used
Castle Books 9x6 hardcover [3/2001] out of print/used
Barricade Books 9x6 hardcover [9/95] out of print/used
26 Western tales by authors including Frank Bonham, Max Brand, Ed Gorman, Ernest Haycox, Ryerson Johnson, Les Savage Jr., and Luke Short
Western Chronological Treasury stories edited by Jon Tuska  "The Western Story: A Chronological Treasury, 1892 to 1994"
[20 stories; 1995] Edited by Jon Tuska

Univ NE Press 8¾x5¾ pb [11/99] for $11.70
Univ NE Press 9½x6½ hardcover [9/95] out of print/used
20 Western tales by B.M. Bower, Max Brand, Willa Cather, Walter Van Tilburg Clark, Peter Dawson, T. T. Flynn, Zane Grey, Cynthia Haseloff, Ernest Haycox, Dorothy M. Johnson, Elmer Kelton, Louis L'Amour, T.V. Olsen, Frederic Remington, Les Savage Jr., Owen Wister and others

Star Western Treasury book edited by Jon Tuska  "Star Western: A Treasury of 22 Classic Western Stories From The Golden Age of Pulp Fiction" [1995] Edited by Jon Tuska
Gramercy 9x6 hardcover [10/95] out of print/used
22 Western tales from Star Western Magazine by authors including Frank Bonham, Max Brand, Walt Coburn, Peter Dawson, T.T. Flynn, Ernest Haycox, W. Ryerson Johnson, Day Keene, Alan LeMay, Ray Nafziger, and Luke Short
Shadow of the Lariat Western stories edited by Jon Tuska  "Shadow of The Lariat: A Treasury of The Frontier" [22 stories 1995]
Edited by Jon Tuska

Main Street 9½x6½ hardcover [3/2006] out of print/many used
Carroll & Graf hardcover [12/95] out of print/used
22 Western tales by Frank Bonham, Max Brand, Walt Coburn, Barry Cord, Steve Frazee, Jonathan Hurff Glidden, Zane Grey, Ernest Haycox, Will Henry, Alan LeMay, Wayne Overholser, Lauran Paine, Lewis B. Patten, Les Savage, Luke Short and others
The Ghost Wagon & Other Adventures mystery stories by Max Brand  "The Ghost Wagon and Other Great Western Adventures" [1996]
by Max Brand, edited by Jon Tuska

Four mystery tales by Western author Max Brand [1892-1944] set in the Old West – "A Matter of Honor" [1921 novella]; "The Ghost Wagon" [1921 novella]; "Rodeo Ranch" [1923 novella]; and "Slip Liddell" [1938 novella]
Univ NE Press hardcover [1/96] out of print/used
The Black Rider & Other Stories by Max Brand edited by Jon Tuska  "The Black Rider and Other Stories" [1996]
by Max Brand, edited by Jon Tuska

Univ NE Press hardcover [1/96] for $40.00
Four Western tales by Western author Max Brand [1892-1944] not previously published in book form – the Christmas story "The Power of Prayer" [1922 novella]; "The Dreams of Macdonald" [1923 novella]; "The Black Rider" [1925 novella]; and "Partners" [1938 short story]
The Max Brand Companion edited by Jon Tuska & Vicki Piekarski  "The Max Brand Companion" [1996]
Edited by Jon Tuska & Vicki Piekarski

Greenwood Press 9½x6½ hardcover [12/96] for $129.95
publisher's book page

Max Brand [1892-1944] Page at 'Readers of The Purple Sage' Bookstore

Morrow Anthology Western Short Stories edited by Jon Tuska & Vicki Piekarski  "The Morrow Anthology of Great Western Short Stories" [28 stories 1997]
Edited by Jon Tuska & Vicki Piekarski

Wm. Morrow 9½x6½ hardcover [3/97] out of stock/many used
28 Western tales by B.W. Bower, Max Brand, Jane Candia Coleman, Zane Grey, Cynthia Haseloff, Ernest Haycox, Alan LeMay, Honore Willsie Morrow, Conrad Richter, Vingie E. Roe, and others

"Stories of The Golden West: A Western Trio" series [2000-2006]
Edited by Jon Tuska
Stories of The Golden West Book 1 edited by Jon Tuska  
Stories of The Golden West Book 4 edited by Jon Tuska  
Stories of The Golden West Book 5 edited by Jon Tuska  
Book One [2000]: includes novellas "Riders of The Storm" by Robert J. Horton, "The Texas Hellion" by Walt Coburn & "The Cayuse" by Cherry Wilson
Five Star 8½x5¾ hardcover [3/2000] for $21.95
Book Two [2001]: includes 3 novellas
Five Star 8¾x5¾ hardcover [5/2001] for $22.95
Book Three [2002]: includes novellas "Tappan’s Burro" by Zane Grey, "Jargan" by Max Brand & "The Trail To Crazy Man" by Louis L'Amour (rewritten later as "Crossfire Trail")
Leisure Books mass pb [4/2003] for $5.99
Five Star 9x6 hardcover [5/2002] out of print/used
Thorndike Largeprint 8¾x6 hardcover [6/2002] out of print/used
Book Four [2003]: includes novellas "Rocky Rhodes of Roaring Camp" by W.C. Tuttle, "Riders of The Crimson Trail" by Jack Natteford & "Outlaw Guns" by Cliff Farrell
Five Star 8½x6½ hardcover [2/2003] out of print/used
Ulverscroft Large Print 9½x6 hardcover [11/2005] for $27.99
Book Five [2004]: includes "Showdown On The Hogback" by Louis L'Amour, "Cañon Walls" by Zane Grey & "Black Sheep" by Max Brand
Five Star 8½x6 hardcover [5/2004] for $25.95
Book Six [2005]: includes novellas "Thirsty Acres" by L.P. Holmes, "Hell for Sale" by Tom W. Blackburn & "Proud Rider," a two-part serial by Harvey Fergusson
Five Star hardcover [4/2005] for $25.95
Book Seven [2006]: includes novellas "Riders of The Dawn" by Louis L'Amour, "From Missouri" by Zane Grey & "Over The Northern Border" by Max Brand
Five Star 8½x6 hardcover [5/2006] for $17.13

Golden West stories edited by Jon Tuska  "The Golden West: Stories From Louis L'Amour, Zane Grey & Max Brand" [2003] Edited by Jon Tuska
Leisure Books mass pb [4/2003] for $5.99
Three novellas by three legendary masters of Western adventure: "The Trail To Crazy Man" by Louis L'Amour [1908-88] (rewritten later as "Crossfire Trail"); "Tappan's Burro" by Zane Grey [1872-1939]; and "Jargan" by Max Brand [1892-1944]



Other Works by Jon Tuska



L i n k s

Golden West Literary Agency
2327 SE Salmon Street, Portland, Oregon 97214
they handle inquiries about Jon Tuska and also for the Max Brand [1892-1944] estate
Vicki Piekarski's page at LinkedIn



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