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New Mexico historian Nasario Garcia, PhD
browse books • official website • Wikipedia {empty}

Brian Garfield
browse books • credits [1974-2009] at IMDb • official website

Western Films Complete Guide 1982 book by Brian Garfield  
"Western Films: A Complete Guide" [1982]
Da Capo Press 10x7 pb [8/99] out of print/many used
Rawson Associates 9x6½ hardcover [1982] out of print/many used
Wild Times biographical novel about fictional Col. Hugh Cardiff by Brian Garfield  "Wild Times: A Novel - The Truth and Authentic Life of Col. Hugh Cardiff" [1979]
Bounty hunter and killer 'Doc' Holliday attempts to capture star Col. Hugh Cardiff amid the madness of a travelling Wild West show.
Kindle Edition from Open Road Media [12/2011] for $4.39
Simon & Schuster 9½x6¾ hardcover [1/79] out of print/50+ used

Hamlin Garland [1860-1940]
browse books • credits [1917-25] at IMDb • Wikipedia

Hamlin Garland Society [est. 1999]
Hamlin Garland House [built 1893] in West Salem, Wisconsin

The B&R Samizdat Express 2008 Kindle Edition disappeared from Amazon, and no new 'Complete Works'
has since appeared; Hamlin Garland's works include 11 novels & 2 collections.

"Main-Travelled Roads" [stories 1891]
"A Little Norsk" [1892]
"A Spoil of Office" [1892]
"Prairie Folks" [1893]
"Wayside Courtships" [1897]
"The Spirit of Sweetwater" [1898]
"The Eagle's Heart" [1900]
"The Tyranny of The Dark" [1905]
"The Moccasin Ranch" [1909]
"Other Main-Traveled Roads" [stories 1910]
"Cavanagh, Forest Ranger" [1910]
"The Forester's Daughter" [1914]
"A Daughter of The Middle Border" [1921]
http://www.amazon.com/Hamlin-Garland-Life-Keith-Newlin/dp/0803233477/
http://www.amazon.com/Selected-Letters-Hamlin-Garland/dp/0803221606/
http://www.amazon.com/Hamlin-Garland-Prairie-Radical-Writings/dp/0252035097/

Fred Gipson [1908-73]
all books • credits [1952-80] on IMDb • Wikipedia

Fred Gipson Papers & Bio at University of Texas, Austin
Old Yeller Day [est. 1999] in October in Mason, Texas

"Old Yeller" [1956 book, 1957 Disney movie]
videos/DVDs • books • credits on IMDb

sequel "Savage Sam" [1963 movie]: credits on IMDb

'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore's
Zane  Grey  [1872-1939]  Pages
Bio/Profile | Major Novels | Other Books (novels, stories, sports & fishing)
Silent Movies | Sound Movies & TV | Audio Tapes & eBooks & Kindle Editions
Zane Grey's 'Lassiter' Books Page

James J. Griffin + The Texas Rangers series
browse books • official website • Wikipedia

Fred Grove [1913-2008]
wrote over 30 Western novels, and many stories; won five Spur Awards
all books • Wikipedia

Jesse Wilder novels of the Civil War
"Bitter Trumpet" [1989]
"Trail of Rogues" [1993]
"Man On A Red Horse" [1998]
"Into The Far Mountains" [1999]
"A Soldier Returns" [2006]

http://www.amazon.com/Savage-Land-Western-Fred-Grove/dp/1594148333/
http://www.amazon.com/Five-Star-First-Westerns-Vanishing/dp/1594141312/
http://www.amazon.com/Red-River-Stage-Western-Stories/dp/0786232633/ (2001)

Frank Gruber [1904-69]
wrote over 300 stories, 60+ novels & 200+ scripts in the Western & mystery genres
all books • credits at IMDb • Wikipedia

Frank Gruber entry at Thrilling Detective website

Bill Gulick [b. 1916]
browse books • credits at IMDb • papers at WSU/NWDA • Wikipedia

Sixty-Four Years as a Writer book by Bill Gulick  
"Sixty-Four Years As A Writer" [2006]
by Bill Gulick 'who survived them'

Caxton Press 9x6 pb [3/2006] for $16.95

A.B. Guthrie, Jr. [1901-91]
browse books • papers at Yale • credits [1952-67] at IMDb • Wikipedia

"The Big Sky" movie [1952]
"Shane" [screenplay 1953]
"The Kentuckian" [screenplay 1955]
"These Thousand Hills" movie [1959]
"The Way West" movie [1967]

Benjamin Leopold Haas [1926-77]
wrote dozens of pulp Western novels as Ben Haas, John Benteen, Thorne Douglas & Richard Meade

Micah S. Hackler + Sheriff Lansing mysteries: browse books

J.J. Haefner
browse J.J. Haefner books • browse Joseph Haefner books • official website

Jean Hager + Cherokee cops mysteries
browse books • Wikipedia {empty}

Mel Hague of Yorkshire, U.K.
browse books • official website

Jamie Harrison of Montana
+ Sheriff Jules Clement mysteries
browse books

Ernest Haycox [1899-1950]
browse books • browse videos/DVDs • credits on IMDb • Wikipedia

Trouble Shooter Western novel by Ernest Haycox  "Trouble Shooter" Western novel [Doubleday, Doran & Co. 1936]
The westward-building Union Pacific Railroad hires 'trouble shooter' Frank Peace to prevent trouble, and there is plenty of it! Credited as source for Cecil B. DeMille's epic "Union Pacific" [1939].
Signet mass pb [1975] out of print/used
Popular Library mass pb [1952] out of print/used
Chivers N/A 8x5¼ hardcover [2/99] out of print/overpriced

O. Henry [1862-1910] Pages
at Spirit of America Bookstore

'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore's
Cisco Kid & Pancho Page

'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore's
Tony Hillerman [1925-2008] Page

Steve Hockensmith / Holmes On The Range Page
Cowboy 'Big Red' Amlingmeyer has been reading Sherlock Holmes tales to his brother 'Old Red' around the
campfire and the two detective-wannabes eagerly dive into unsolved killings using the methods of their British hero;
series light-heartedly combines the features of Sherlock Holmes and dime westerns, with much humor - Western style.

historian Stanley Hoig [1914-2009] of Oklahoma
browse books

Van Holt lives in Tucson, Arizona
browse books

Emerson Hough [1857-1923]
browse books • credits [1915-38] at IMDb • Wikipedia

Emerson Hough etexts at Project Gutenberg

"The Girl At The Halfway House: A Story of The Plains" [1900]
"The Mississippi Bubble" [1902]
"Heart's Desire" [1903]
"The Law of The Land" [1904]
"The Story of The Outlaw: A Study of The Western Desperado" [1907]
"The Way of A Man" [1907]
"The Way of A Man" [1924] /tt0015473/
"The Young Alaskans" [1908]
"54-40 or Fight" [1909]
"The Purchase Price, or The Cause of Compromise" [1910]
"The Lady and The Pirate" [1913]
"The Young Alaskans In The Rockies" [1913]
"The Young Alaskans On The Trail" [1914]

"The Broken Coin" silent serial [Universal June-Nov 1915] /tt0005005/ directed by & starring Francis Ford
22-chapter serial written by & co-starring Grace Cunard; Hough wrote a serialization for newspapers

"The Campbells Are Coming" silent featurette [Universal Oct 1915] /tt0005050/
lost film; directed by & starring Francis Ford, written by & co-starring Grace Cunard, based on a story by Hough

"The Man Next Door" [1916]
"The Magnificent Adventure" [1916]

"The Broken Gate" [1917 novel]
"The Broken Gate" [1920] /tt0012003/
"One Hour of Love" [Tiffany Jan 1927] based on novel "The Broken Gate" /tt0018227/
"The Broken Gate" [Tiffany Feb 1927] /tt0017707/

"The Young Alaskans In The Far North" [1918]
"The Sagebrusher: A Story of The West" [1919]
"The Sagebrusher" [1920] /tt0197846/
"Maw's Vacation: The Story of A Human Being In The Yellowstone" [1921]
"The Young Alaskans On The Missouri" [1922]
"The Covered Wagon" [1922]
"The Covered Wagon" hit silent film [1923] /tt0013951/ directed by James Cruze

"North of 36" [1923 novel]
"North of 36" [1924] /tt0015180/ starring Jack Holt
"The Conquering Horde" [1931] based on novel "North of '36" /tt0021760/ starring Richard Arlen & Fay Wray
"The Texans" [Paramount July 1938] based on novel "North of '36" /tt0030850/ starring Joan Bennett & Randolph Scott

"Mother of Gold" '[1924 novel]
"Ship of Souls" [1925 novel]

The Collected Westerns of Emerson Hough in Kindle format from   "The Collected Westerns of Emerson Hough" for Kindle [2010]
Unexpurgated Kindle Edition from Halcyon Classics [4/2010] for $1.99 {sic}
contains 18 Western novels: "The Broken Gate" [1917]; "The Covered Wagon" [1922] made into hit silent movie in 1923; "54-40 or Fight" [1909]; "The Girl At The Halfway House: A Story of The Plains" [1900]; "Heart's Desire" [1903]; "The Lady and The Pirate" [1913]; "The Law of The Land" [1904]; "The Magnificent Adventure" [1916]; "The Man Next Door" [1916]; "The Mississippi Bubble" [1902]; "The Purchase Price, or The Cause of Compromise" [1910]; "The Sagebrusher: A Story of The West" [1919]; "The Way of A Man" [1907]; "The Young Alaskans" [1908]; "The Young Alaskans In The Far North" [1918]; "The Young Alaskans In The Rockies" [1913]; "The Young Alaskans On The Missouri" [1922]; and "The Young Alaskans On The Trail" [1914]

Lance Howard {real name Howard Hopkins}
browse books • author website

sisters Loretta Jackson and Vickie Britton
browse Loretta Jackson books • browse Vickie Britton books • authors' website • no entry at Wikipedia

"Homespun Courage" [stories 2007]


High Country Mystery Series with Sheriff Jeff McQuede
"Murder In Black and White" [2/2011]
http://www.amazon.com/Murder-Black-White-ebook/dp/B00AMD9GD2/
http://www.amazon.com/Murder-Black-White-Loretta-Jackson/dp/0803477198/
"Whispers of The Stones" [4/2012]
http://www.amazon.com/Whispers-Stones-Loretta-Jackson/dp/1611097754/
http://www.amazon.com/Whispers-Stones-High-Country-Mystery/dp/0803474741/
"Stealer of Horses" [#3=11/2012]
http://www.amazon.com/Stealer-Horses-High-Country-ebook/dp/B008MBWRGO/
http://www.amazon.com/Stealer-Horses-High-Country-3/dp/1612186688/

cowboy author-artist Will James [1892-1942]
books • credits [1933-85] at IMDb • Wikipedia

The Will James Society

mystery author J.A. Jance
at BlackHat Mystery Bookstore

Sheriff Joanna Brady of Bisbee, Arizona mysteries
at BlackHat Mystery Bookstore

Ali Reynolds of Sedona, Arizona mysteries
at BlackHat Mystery Bookstore

Richard D. Jensen: books

Amazing Tom Mix bio by Richard D. Jensen  "The Amazing Tom Mix: The Most Famous Cowboy of The Movies"
[2005] by Richard D. Jensen

iUniverse 8¾x5¾ pb [6/2005] for $21.95

'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore's Tom Mix [1880-1940] Page

Craig Johnson of Wyoming + Sheriff Walt Longmire mysteries
browse books • author's website • Wikipedia {empty}

Dorothy M. Johnston: books • credits on IMDb

Terry C. Johnston [1947-2001]: books • official website

William W. Johnstone [1938-2004]
browse books • official website

Kirby Jonas of Pocatello, Idaho
"I've gotten into the habit of comparing every Western author not to Louis L'Amour
but to Kirby Jonas." — Western actor James Drury

browse books • official website

Elmer Kelton: books • official website

Bob Kinford of Van Horn, TX
books {as Bob} • books {as Robert} • official website

Gen. Charles King []
http://www.amazon.com/Classic-Westerns-Charles-contents-ebook/dp/B001ECQN2M/

William Kittredge: fiction & non-fiction

Peter B. Kyne [1880-1957]
books • Broadway credits • credits on IMDb

"Valley of The Giants" [1919 silent] /tt0010835/
Once considered a lost film; Russian film archive Gosfilmofond digitally restored its prints and presented a copy to
U.S. Library of Congress in October 2010. Directed by James Cruze; based on the novel by Peter B. Kyne;
starring Wallace Reid, Grace Darmond, William Brunton, Charles Ogle, Ralph Lewis & Alice Terry

'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore's
Louis L'Amour [1908-1988] Page

Brian Andrew Laird
+ Tucson, AZ journalist Nate Bowman mysteries: all books

Walt Lange, Word Slinger

Joe R. Lansdale
all books • official website • credits at IMDb • Wikipedia

"Texas Night Riders" short novel [1985] by Joe R. Lansdale, writing as Ray Slater
Leisure Books mass pb [3/85] out of print/used
Subterranean Press 8¾x5¾ hardcover [2/97] out of print/scarce

Magic Wagon novel by  Joe R. Lansdale  "The Magic Wagon" [1988]
Set in turn-of-the-20th-century eastern Texas; after young Buster Fogg's family is wiped out by a tornado, he joins a traveling medicine show comprised of Billy Bob Daniels (who claims to be the illegitimate son of 'Wild Bill' Hickok), a kindly ex-slave, and a wrestling ape.
Subterranean Press 8½x5¾ pb [5/2001] out of print/used
Bantam mass pb [6/88] out of print/used
Blood Dance Western novel by Joe R. Lansdale  "Blood Dance (Lost Landale Series)" [written in 1980s, first publd 2000]
Two cowboys are coerced into joining a train robbery; one is killed, the second is left for dead. The badly-wounded Melgrhue is nursed back to health by mountain man 'Liver-Eating' Johnson, then hunts down the gang members to revenge his pal's murder. After a ritual Sun Dance, Melgrhue saves the life of 'Wild Bill' Hickok and pursues the gang leader to the latter's death at Little Big Horn.
Kindle Edition from Gere Donovan Press [10/2011] for $6.99
Subterranean Press 9¼x6½ hardcover [3/2000] out of print/used

Western historian David Lavender: books

Caroline D. Lawrence lives in London, England
browse all books • Wikipedia

P.K. Pinkerton of 1862 Nevada Territory mysteries {for ages 8-12}
official website

The Case of The Deadly Desperados YA mystery novel by Caroline Lawrence (P.K. Pinkerton)  "The Case of The Deadly Desperados" [2012]
Twelve-year-old orphan P.K. (Pinky) Pinkerton's foster parents are murdered by Whittlin' Walt and his gang, so P.K. goes into hiding to bring the murderers to justice.
Kindle Edition from Putnam/Penguin [2/2012] for $5.98
Puffin Books 8¼x5½ pb [3/2013] for $6.29
Putnam Juvenile 8¼x5¾ hardcover [2/2012] for $12.24
The Case of The Good-Looking Corpse YA mystery novel by Caroline Lawrence (P.K. Pinkerton)  "The Case of The Good-Looking Corpse" [2012]
The adults of Virginia City do not take a 12-year-old detective seriously; then a servant girl asks P.K. for help after witnessing the murder of her mistress.
Orion Children's Books 7¾x5 pb [6/2012] out of print/used
Orion Children's Books 8x5½ hardcover [6/2012] out of print/used
P.K. Pinkerton and The Petrified Man YA mystery novel by Caroline Lawrence (P.K. Pinkerton)  "P.K. Pinkerton and The Petrified Man" [2013]
U.S. version of P.K. Pinkerton book #2
Kindle Edition from Putnam/Penguin [4/2013] for $9.78
Puffin Books pb [1/2014] for $7.19
Putnam Juvenile 8½x5½ hardcover [4/2013] for $12.32 out of print/used
P.K. Pinkerton and The Pistol-Packing Widows YA mystery novel by Caroline Lawrence (P.K. Pinkerton)  "P.K. Pinkerton and The Pistol-Packing Widows" [2013]
P.K. is doing well as a detective until someone jams him into a gunnysack and dumps him in Chinatown, where the trail leads to Carson City, despicable Jack Williams, and a scheme by The Black Widow to do away with Poker Face Jace.
Kindle Edition from Putnam/Penguin [3/2014] for $10.99
Putnam Juvenile hardcover [3/2014] for $12.74
Orion Children's Books 8x5½ hardcover [6/2013] out of print/used

Elmore Leonard [1925-2013]
Western fiction • browse all books • official website • credits on IMDb

Elmore Leonard Page at Blackhat Mystery Bookstore

The Bounty Hunters 1953 Western novel by Elmore Leonard  "The Bounty Hunters" [1953 novel]
Leonard's first novel; an Army colonel in Arizona Territory sends bounty hunter Dave
Flynn to find renegade Apache leader Soldado Viejo in Mexico and bring him back;
Flynn is accompanied by an inexperienced lieutenant and a crusty scout, and they soon
meet up with a scalp hunter and a corrupt lieutenant on patrol.

Kindle Edition from HarperCollins [10/2009] for $3.99
HarperTorch mass pb [4/2002] for $5.99
Hombre 1961 Western novel by Elmore Leonard  "Hombre" [1961 novel]
"He was half Indian, all man, and tough as they come" A half-breed cowboy leads an
attacked stagecoach thru desert lands of the Apache Indians to safety.

The Book People mass pb [2004] out of print/used
Ballantine Books mass pb [1967] out of print/used
book entry at Wikipedia

Complete Western Stories of Elmore Leonard paperback  Complete Western Stories of Elmore Leonard  
"The Complete Western Stories of Elmore Leonard"
[30 stories 2004]

Wm. Morrow 9x6 pb [5/2007] for $10.87
Wm. Morrow hardcover [10/2004] for $20.76
Harper UNABR audio CD [10/2004] for $23.50

Preston Lewis: browse books

The Lady and Doc Holliday novel by Preston Lewis  "The Lady and Doc Holliday" [1989 novel]
Consumptive gambler 'Doc' Holliday follows faro dealer Lorrie Deno to Griffin, Texas,
where he is in turn pursued by the prostitute Big Nose Kate.

Diamond Books 9x6 hardcover [10/89] out of print/used
Demise of Billy the Kid by Preston Lewis  "The Demise of Billy the Kid: The Memoirs of H. H. Lomax" [1994]
A fictional account of the Lincoln County War, from the viewpoint of H.H. Lomax, who is either an eye-witness or a really good liar (or both).
Random House/Domain mass pb [10/94] out of print/used
Redemption of Jesse James Western novel by Preston Lewis  "The Redemption of Jesse James: The Memoirs of H. H. Lomax" [1995]
A fictional account of the life & crimes of outlaw Jesse James, from the viewpoint of H.H. Lomax, who is either an eye-witness or a really good liar (or both).
Random House/Domain mass pb [8/95] out of print/used
Mix-Up at the O.K. Corral Western novel by Preston Lewis  "Mix-Up At The O.K. Corral: The Memoirs of H. H. Lomax" [1996]
A fictional account of the Gunfight at The O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona, from the viewpoint of H.H. Lomax, who is either an eye-witness or a really good liar (or both).
Random House/Domain mass pb [3/96] out of print/used

Milton Lott [1916-96]: browse books

Charles F. Lummis [1859-1928] Page
at Spirit of America Bookstore

Giles A. Lutz [1910-82]
browse books [out of print/used] plus one audio

{Allan} William Colt MacDonald [1891-1968]
browse books • credits [1932-45] at IMDb • Wikipedia

"The Three Mesquiteers" novels & stories and movies [1936-43]
search on keywords 'three mesquiteers' at IMDb • Wikipedia
"Pals of The Saddle" [1938] co-starring John Wayne
"Overland Stage Raiders" [1938] co-starring John Wayne
"Santa Fe Stampede" [1938] co-starring John Wayne
"Red River Range" [1938] co-starring John Wayne
"The Night Riders" [1939] co-starring John Wayne
"Three Texas Steers" [1939] co-starring John Wayne
"Wyoming Outlaw" [1939] co-starring John Wayne
"New Frontier" [1939] co-starring John Wayne

'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore's
Karl Friedrich May [Germany 1842-1912] Page

Announced 8/2011: German producer Constantin Film has hired writer Michael Blake (“Dances With Wolves”)
to adapt Karl May's 'Winnetou' series of Western novels as feature films.

Cormac McCarthy of Tesuque, NM
browse books • credits at IMDb • Wikipedia

Cormac McCarthy Society [est. 1995]
DC's Cormac McCarthy unofficial site

Gary McCarthy of Williams, Arizona
browse all books • official website • not listed on Wikipedia

'Derby Man' Darby Buckingham Western Novel Series
"The Derby Man" [#1 = 1976]
"Showdown At Snakegrass Junction" [#2 = 5/1978]
"Mustang Fever" [#3 = 1980]

The Pony Express War Western novel by Gary McCarthy  "The Derby Man Series #4: The Pony Express War"
Western novel [8/1980] by Gary McCarthy

Darby Buckingham hires on to protect the Pony Express mail service
and is soon fighting hostile Paiute Indians, Southern sympathizers, paid
troublemakers, and an evil giant named Tully.

Bantam Books mass pb [8/80] out of print/used

"Silver Shot" [#5 = 11/1980] • "The Rail Warriors" [#6 = 12/1982] • "Rebel of Bodie" [#8 = 5/1982] •
"Explosion At Donner Pass" [#9 = 5/1991] • "Whiskey Creek" [#10 = 6/1992] • "Comstock Camels" [#11 = 3/1993]

Dell 'Zorro' comic cover, based on stories by Johnston McCulley       Spirit of America Bookstore's
Johnston McCulley [1883-1958] Page

official Zorro website

'Readers of The Purple Sage'
Western Bookstore's 'El Zorro' Page

'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore's
Michael McGarrity Page
+ New Mexico Police Chief Kevin Kerney mysteries

'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore's
Larry McMurtry Page

D.R. Meredith
all books + "The Sheriff..." mysteries: series books

Major Mitchell
browse books • official website

Clarence E. Mulford [1883-1956]

'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore's
Hopalong Cassidy Page

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