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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
Chasing the Sun Reader's Guide book by Edward Joseph Beverly  "Chasing The Sun: A Reader's Guide To Novels Set In The American West"
[2008] by Edward Joseph Beverly

featuring the works of popular authors Edward Abbey, Max Brand, Willa Cather, Louise
Erdrich, Zane Grey, Frank Gruber, Tony Hillerman, Louis L'Amour, and Wallace Stegner
– plus many others, for a total of over 1,350 entries

Sunstone Press 9x6 pb [7/2008] for $27.07

Novels  of  The  West

Wilde West mystery novel by Walter Satterthwaite  "Wilde West" [1991] by Walter Satterthwaite
In 1882, British poet & playwright Oscar Wilde travels on a lecture tour across the American West; hard-drinking U.S. Marshall Bob Griggs connects murders of red-headed prostitutes in each city visited by Wilde, and confronts Wilde and his mixed-bag entourage.
Fontana Press 7½x5 pb [6/93] out of print/used
St Martin's Press 8¼x5¾ hardcover [8/91] out of print/many, many used
Coover's Ghost Town novel by Robert Coover  "Ghost Town" [1998] by Robert Coover
A nightmarish and surreal lampoon set smack dab in the middle of the Western genre.
Grove Press 8x5¼ pb [3/2000] for $10.20
Henry Holt 8¾x5¾ hardcover [9/98] out of print/many used
Messenger 12 novel by James Lynn Bartz  "Messenger Twelve" [2000] by James Lynn Bartz
Slave ships and Wells Fargo intrigue in Gold Rush-era San Francisco.
Westbound Stage hardcover [4/2000] out of print/used
Walking West novel by James Andrews Kiehle  "Walking West" [2000]
by James Andrews Kiehle

Xlibris 8½x5½ pb [6/2000] for $21.99
Pinkerton Eye novel by Allen P. Bristow  "The Pinkerton Eye" [2001]
by Allen P. Bristow

AuthorHouse 8¼x5 pb [8/2001] for $19.95
publisher bookpage & excerpt
Silver Creek novel by A.H. Holt  "Silver Creek" [2003] by A.H. Holt
Range war and romance in Central Arizona.
Avalon Books hardcover [6/2003] for $13.97
author website
Caprock novel by S.J. Beres  "Caprock" [2003] by S.J. Beres
U.S. Marshall Joshua Block trails a herd of stolen cattle and the secret of Coronado's gold, in the Llano Estacado {Staked Plains} of West Texas.
ImprintBooks pb [5/2003] for $27.98
pb [2003] for $13.99 from Booksurge
author website
Echoes of a Silent River novel by Rebekah Fawn Cochran  "Echoes of A Silent River: A Fictional Poetry-Prose Narrative of The True Largest Massacre of Native Americans In The History of The United States"
[2003] by Rebekah Fawn Cochran

A fictional look at the 1863 Bear River Massacre in Idaho.
BookLocker 8¾x5½ pb [9/2003] for $14.95
publisher bookpage {also ebook}
Gunman's Rhapsody novel by Robert B. Parker  "Gunman's Rhapsody: A Novel" [2001] by Robert B. Parker
Wyatt Earp, Billy the Kid, the O.K. Corral, this is most certainly a Western tale; but it is also a deeply-affecting love story.
Berkley pb [3/2002] for $7.99
Putnam 9x6 hardcover [6/2001] out of print/many used
New Millennium UNABR audio CD [1/2003] for $34.95
New Millennium UNABR audio [1/2003] for $17.00
Massacre at Bend-In-The-River novel by Michael J. Kahmann  
"Massacre At Bend-In-The-River" [2004]
by Michael J. Kahmann

Virtual Bookworm 8½x5½ pb [1/2004] for $12.95
Charlie Sunday's Texas Outfit novel by Stephen Lodge  "Charley Sunday's Texas Outfit!" [2004] by Stephen Lodge
Charley takes his grandson along on a modern, thousand-mile cattle drive.
Behler Publns 8½x5¾ pb [5/2004] for $10.85
publisher bookpage

Strawberry Mountain War novel by Dave P. Fisher  "The Strawberry Mountain War" [2004] by Dave P. Fisher
PublishAmerica pb [8/2004] for $21.94
publisher bookpageauthor's website
Santa Fe Smith Western novel by David Coulter  "Santa Fe Smith" [2004] by David Coulter
A Colorado mountain man discovers a young boxer in the East and grooms him as the star of a Wild West Show, naming him Santa Fe Smith. Adulation and dime-novel fame inspires the boy to fight bad guys for real. His first gunfight leaves three men dead and the sickened Smith swears never to fight with guns again. The dead men's pals retaliate, and the old mountain man dies in Smith's place. The boy heads West, disguised as an Eastern tenderfoot, taking the old man's body for burial on the Ute Reservation in Colorado.
AuthorHouse 9x6 pb [10/2004] for $19.95
Sherlock Holmes on the Wild Frontier mystery novel by Magda Jozsa  "Sherlock Holmes On The Wild Frontier" [2005] by Magda Jozsa
Holmes & Watson travel to far Colorado to track down the missing heir to a fortune.
BookSurge Publng 7¾x5¼ pb [3/2005] for $14.99

more Sherlockian books & stories & films by Arthur Conan Doyle and other authors
on the Sherlock Holmes Pages at BlackHat Mystery Bookstore

Hombrecito's War novel by W. Michael Farmer  "Hombrecito's War" [2005] by W. Michael Farmer
Llumina Press 9x6 pb [5/2005] for $21.95
Llumina Press 9x6 hardcover [5/2005] for $44.95
author's website
Appaloosa novel by Robert B. Parker  "Appaloosa: A Novel" [2005] by Robert B. Parker [1932-2010]
"A stunning Western ... one of Parker's finest." — Publishers Weekly
The town of Appaloosa in New Mexico Territory has fallen under the rule of a ruthless rancher, who shoots the town marshal and two deputies in cold blood. The town merchants hire a new marshal and his sidekick to rid them of their oppressor. Complications begin with the arrival of a mysterious widow who takes a job playing piano at the town's hotel.
Berkley mass pb [6/2006] for $7.99
Putnam 9¼x6½ hardcover [6/2005] for $16.47
"Appaloosa" feature film [New Line Sept 2008] Co-written & directed by and starring Ed Harris
New Line Home Video widescreen color DVD [1/2009] for $17.99
full credits from IMDbofficial movie site
Playing God novel by Allen P. Bristow  
"Playing God" [2005] by Allen P. Bristow
VirtualBookworm 8x5 pb [7/2005] for $14.95
publisher bookpage
Billy the Kid / Heart of A Legend novel by Amy Lignor  "The Heart of A Legend" [2005] by Amy Lignor
The real-life tale of Fort Sumner, New Mexico pioneer Paulita Maxwell, 'the love of Billy the Kid'.
Helm large print pb [9/2005] for $16.95
Saragosa novel by Bill Wilbur  "Saragosa" [2005] by Bill Wilbur
PublishAmerica 8½x5½ pb [11/2005] for $19.95
official website
Toby Ryker novel by Steven Merrill Ulmen  "Toby Ryker" [2005] by Steven Merrill Ulmen
Lulu Press 9x6 pb [12/2005] for $15.96
publisher bookpage
Tehano novel by Allen Wier  "Tehano: An Epic Novel" [2006] by Allen Wier
Southern Methodist Univ Press hardcover [3/2006] for $17.33
publisher bookpage
Nickel-Plated Dream novel by Stephen Lodge  "Nickel-Plated Dream" [2006] by Stephen Lodge
The rowdy escapades of The Kid and his faithful Indian companion among B-movie film companies in 1950s Texas, Arizona & Hollywood.
Behler Publns 8½x5½ pb [5/2006] for $10.17
author's website
Luke & Jenny Visit Tombstone & The O.K. Corral by Gayle Martin  "Gunfight At The O.K. Corral: Luke & Jenny Visit Tombstone"
[ages 8-12; 2006] by Gayle Martin

Five Star 9x6 pb [9/2006] for $10.17
official booksite
The Missouri Riders novel by George Banks  "The Missouri Riders" [2007] by George Banks
Outskirts Press 8½x5½ pb [7/2007] for $15.56
A Different Winter novel by James Kanady  "A Different Winter" [2007] by James Kanady
In the fading West of 1892 Kansas, a legendary Westerner takes an orphan boy under his wing. They meet up with an old pal, and the trio's common path leads to tragedy and revenge.
Literary Road 8¾x6 pb [6/2007] for $10.63
Thirty Years of Hate Western novel by R.L. Woods  "Thirty Years of Hate" [2007] by R.L. Woods
Half-Cherokee Morgan Black seeks revenge for the brutal slaughter of his family years before by evil Johannes Hertzig, but when Morgan meets Sara Mae, betrothed to a loveless match with Hertzig's son, Morgan's love conflicts with his desire for revenge.
Catawba Publng Group pb [2007] out of prodn/used at Amazon
publisher's book page: purchase for $9.95
The Pirooters Western novel by Mark Mellon  "The Pirooters" [2008] by Mark Mellon
Old cowman Virge Pargrew shows up in San Antonio, Texas in 1916, in an attempt to reconcile with his estranged son Leo and grandson Jim Ed. Tall tales are told, about granduncle Heck Pargrew and Jim Bowie's silver mine treasure in Old Mexico, and young Jim Ed begins to wonder if the stories might be true.
Treble Heart/Sundowners 7¾x5¼ pb [1/2008] for $11.95
author's official website
Oliviaville Western novella by O.E. Smith  "Oliviaville: A Western" novella [2008] by O.E. Smith
African-American cowboy Obadiah Williams uncovers a devilish plot that threatens the existence of the township of Oliviaville.
CreateSpace 9x6 pb [5/2008] for $6.95
Resolution novel by Robert B. Parker  "Resolution" [2008] by Robert B. Parker [1932-2010]
A sequel to "Appaloosa" [2005]; Hitch takes a job at a saloon in the raw new town of Resolution, and is soon caught between the townsfolk and the ruthless mine owner. Hitch is relieved when pal Cole shows up, but local tensions soon escalate as the mine owner buys out businesses, threatening the loosely-organized ranchers.
Berkley mass pb [5/2009] pre-order for $9.99
Putnam 9x6¼ hardcover [6/2008] for $17.13
Where Law Ends novel by Kevin Emmet Foley  "Where Law Ends: A Novel" [2008] by Kevin Emmet Foley
During the Civil War, gold camps flourish in Montana Territory, and vigilantes take the law into their own hands when they hang the sheriff and go on a bloody rampage.
Pronghorn Press 9x6 pb [11/2008] for $17.12
official booksite
The Feather Gang Western novel by Jon Hovis  "The Feather Gang" [2009] by Jon Hovis
A gang of outlaws set out to pull one last heist while pursued by U.S. Deputy Marshal Jake Silver
Infinity Publishing 8x5½ pb [2/2009] for $10.95
author's official website
Brimstone Western novel by Robert B. Parker  "Brimstone: A Novel" [2009] by Robert B. Parker [1932-2010]
Third Hitch & Cole Western novel by Parker, after "Appaloosa" [2005] & "Resolution"
[2008]. A year after the events in Resolution, Hitch & Cole find Allie, now broken in spirit, and together the trio settles in Brimstone. The two men are hired as deputies and are soon at odds with the town's preacher, who has a strong influence over Allie.

Berkley mass pb [5/2010] for $9.99
Putnam 8x5½ hardcover [5/2009] for $17.13
Blue-Eyed Devil Western novel by Robert B. Parker  "Blue-Eyed Devil: A Novel" [2010] by Robert B. Parker [1932-2010]
Fourth Hitch & Cole Western novel by Parker. Hitch & Cole return to Appaloosa and find that the growing town has hired a politically ambitious police chief and a dozen officers; after an 'insurance' shake-down and a couple of killings, townspeople ask Hitch & Cole to intervene.
Berkley mass pb [5/2011] for $9.99
Putnam 9¼x6¼ hardcover [5/2010] for $17.13
Dead Aggies Don't Drive Trains novel by Don Bemis  "Dead Aggies Don't Drive Trains" [2011] by Don Bemis
Unemployed Rex Albert went wandering along a soon-to-be-abandoned rail line in the New Mexico desert; his decision to turn off at Communicado Junction and explore a hundred-year-old twice-failed townsite leads to all sorts of trouble.
self-publd 9x6 pb [11/2011] for $15.00
author's official website
The Last Hunt Western novel by Cliff Burns  "The Last Hunt" [2012] by Cliff Burns
An aging gunfighter accidently kills a lawman in Missouri and lights out for the Yellowstone, where he joins an expedition to track down a man-killing mountain lion.
Kindle Edition from Black Dog Press [3/2012] for $2.06 {sic}
Black Dog Press 8x5¼ pb [3/2012] for $14.95
Fourteen Western Stories collection by Lloyd Fonvielle  "Fourteen Western Stories" [2012] by Lloyd Fonvielle
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [12/2012] for $4.99
CreateSpace 9x6 pb [1/2013] for $9.89
author's weblog
Thunderhead Trilogy Book One Western novel by B.A. Braxton  "Thunderhead Trilogy, Book One: Tales of Love, Honor, and Vengeance in the Historic American West" [2013] by B.A. Braxton
Historical characters 'Wild Bill' Hickok, Calamity Jane, Jack McCall, Colorado Charlie Utter, California Joe Milner, Tim Brady, Wyatt Earp, and others roaming the Dakota and Wyoming Territories circa 1876 are joined by fictional photographer Al Franklin, saloon girl 'Spittoon' Nicky, and bounty hunter Harvey McCafferty.
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [1/2014] for $3.95
CreateSpace 9x6 pb [8/2013] for $10.76
Swede's Ferry Western novel by Allan Safarik  "Swede's Ferry: A Novel" [2013] by Allan Safarik,
with Illustrations by Frederic Remington [1861-1909]

A Canadian Mountie robs the bank at Bismarck, North Dakota and runs afoul of railroad magnate James J. Hill and of vicious detective Wm. Pinkerton and his brutal henchmen.
Kindle Edition from Coteau Books [10/2013] for $7.96
Coteau Books 8½x5½ pb [10/2013] for $16.37
Thunderhead Trilogy Book Two Western novel by B.A. Braxton  "Thunderhead Trilogy, Book Two: Tales of Love, Honor, and Vengeance in the Historic American West" [2014] by B.A. Braxton
Historical characters 'Wild Bill' Hickok, Calamity Jane, Jack McCall, Colorado Charlie Utter, California Joe Milner, Tim Brady, Wyatt Earp, and others roaming the Dakota and Wyoming Territories circa 1876 are joined by fictional photographer Al Franklin, saloon girl 'Spittoon' Nicky, and bounty hunter Harvey McCafferty.
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [1/2014] for $3.95
CreateSpace 9x6 pb [1/2014] for $10.76
Thunderhead Trilogy Book Three Western novel by B.A. Braxton  "Thunderhead Trilogy, Book Three: Tales of Love, Honor, and Vengeance in the Historic American West" [2014] by B.A. Braxton
Historical characters 'Wild Bill' Hickok, Calamity Jane, Jack McCall, Colorado Charlie Utter, California Joe Milner, Tim Brady, Wyatt Earp, and others roaming the Dakota and Wyoming Territories circa 1876 are joined by fictional photographer Al Franklin, saloon girl 'Spittoon' Nicky, and bounty hunter Harvey McCafferty.
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [1/2014] for $3.95
CreateSpace 9x6 pb [1/2014] for $10.76
The Hour of Lead Western novel by Bruce Holbert  
"The Hour of Lead" [2014] by Bruce Holbert
In the first half of the XXth Century, a young cowboy's life from the rugged highlands along Washington State's Columbia River to Idaho and back again.
Kindle Edition from Counterpoint [7/2014] for $11.99
Counterpoint 9x6 hardcover [7/2014] for $19.08
Painted Horses first novel by Malcolm Brooks  "Painted Horses: A Novel" [2014] by Malcolm Brooks
Set in 1956, when much of the West was still wild; an untested female archeologist is assigned to survey a deep Montana valley that is threatened by the planned construction of a hydroelectric dam; the hope of some is that she will find significant ancient native sites that will halt the dam, but first she finds herself in a struggle between arrogant men wielding power in the name of 'progress' and a reclusive mustanger and artist living in the valley who is a veteran of the U.S. Army's last cavalry unit.
Kindle Edition from Grove Press [8/2014] for $9.10
Grove Press 9x6¼ hardcover [8/2014] for $15.60

West To Bravo Western novel by Eric H. Heisner  "West To Bravo: A Western Novel" [2014]
by Eric H. Heisner, Illustrated by Al P. Bringas

Half-breed former military scout Holton Lang is asked to help negotiate a new agreement between Apache tribal leaders and the U.S. Army at Fort Davis, where hostile Apache warrior Stalking Wolf is stirring up bloody warfare against the white settlers and the blue-coated military.
Kindle Edition from Skyhorse Publng [11/2014] for $11.99
Skyhorse Publng hardcover [10/2014] for $19.83
author's official websitewatch official book promo video [1:21] at YouTube

South of Rising Sun Western novel by J.D. McCall  "South of Rising Sun" Western novel [2014] by J.D. McCall
The battle for statehood earned the nickname 'Bleeding Kansas' and three months later the War Between The States erupted. Besides all that, U.S. Marshal Taggart has rustlers, a runaway slave, Jayhawkers, and folks bent on revenge to contend with. Maybe he's getting too old for this job . . .
Kindle Edition from Western Trail Blazer [11/2014] for $3.99
CreateSpace 8x5½ pb [12/2004] for $14.39
 Western novel by Jackie Clay  "Summer of The Eagles" Western novel [2015] by {homesteading blogger} Jackie Clay
First of a planned series; halfbreed Jess Hazzard gets out of prison after five years and all he wants to do is avoid people. But the discovery of a wounded man sets Jess on a new trail, one that will test his perseverance and his beliefs, as life challenges him in ways he never imagined possible. The next book is "Autumn of The Loons".publisher's official bookpage
Kindle Edition from Mason Marshall Press [2/2015] for $2.99 {sic}
Mason Marshall Press 9x6 pb [1/2015] for $11.33

"Gunsight": An Existential Western Novel by G.E. Nordell   pending

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Wild West Anthology for Kindle  "The Wild West Anthology (23 Western Novels)" for Kindle
Kindle Edition from Amazon [11/2009] for $2.99
includes 22 novels & 1 anthology: six books by Andy Adams [1859-1935]: "The Log of A Cowboy: A Narrative of The Old Trail Days" [1903 classic]; "A Texas Matchmaker" [1904]; "The Outlet" [1905]; "Cattle Brands: A Collection of Western Camp-Fire Stories" [14 short stories, 1906]; "Reed Anthony, Cowman: An Autobiography" [1907]; "The Wells Brothers: The Young Cattle Kings" [1911]; three novels by Max Brand [1892-1944]: "The Untamed" [1919]; "The Seventh Man" [1919]; and "The Night Horseman" [1920]; seven novels by Zane Grey [1872-1939]: "Betty Zane" [1903]; "The Spirit of The Border" [1906]; "The Last Trail" [1909]; "The Border Legion" [1916]; "Mysterious Rider" [1921]; "To The Last Man" [1921]; and "The Call of The Canyon" [1922]; as well as "That Girl Montana" [1901] by Marah Ellis Ryan; "Brand Blotters" [1909] by William MacLeod Raine; "The Watchers of The Plains: A Tale of The Western Prairies" [1909] by Ridgwell Cullum; "The Free Range" [1913] by Francis William Sullivan (writing as Elwell Lawrence); "Colorado Jim, or The Taming of Angela - A Novel of The Klondike" [1920] by George Goodchild; "Desert Dust" [1921] by Edwin L. Sabin; and "Shoe-Bar Stratton" [1922] by Joseph Bushnell Ames

Golden Age of Westerns Anthology in Kindle format from Halcyon Classics  "The Golden Age of Westerns: An Anthology of 50 Short Stories" for Kindle [2010]
Kindle Edition from Halcyon Press Ltd. [5/2010] for $1.99
Fifty 'unexpurgated' tales from twenty-two authors: Andy Adams (3); Rex Beach (3); B.M. Bower (3); Eva Wilder Brodhead (2); Ned Buntline ("Wild Bill's Last Trail"); J. Allan Dunn (2); John Fox, Jr. (2); Zane Grey (3); Bret Harte (3); Charles M. Horton; Emerson Hough; Robert E. Howard (3) Florence Finch Kelly (3); Johnston McCulley (2); W.H.H. Murray (3); Henry Oyen; Henry Wallace Phillips; Frederic Remington (2); Frank H. Spearman (2); Horace Annesley Vachell (3); Stewart Edward White (3); and Owen Wister (3)
Collected Western Stories of Robert E. Howard in Kindle format from Halcyon Press  
"Collected Western Stories of Robert E. Howard" for Kindle [21 stories 2010]
contains 19 Breckinridge Elkins stories and two other Western tales
Kindle Edition from Halcyon Press Ltd. [10/2010] for $1.99

see also the Robert E. Howard [1906-36] & Conan Page at Spirit of America

Western Megapack anthology in Kindle format from Wildside Press  "The Western Megapack: 25 Classic Western Stories" for Kindle [2011]
Kindle Edition from Wildside Press [9/2011] for 99¢ {sic}
contains 25 short stories by: Seven Anderton, Bill Anson, S. Omar Barker, Wolcott LeClear Beard, Lee Bond, Ike Boone, Allan R. Bosworth, Sam Brant, Colin Cameron, Joseph Chadwick, Jackson Cole, J. Allan Dunn, T.W. Ford, Carmony Gove, Bret Harte (2), Ernest Haycox, Robert J. Hogan, Robert E. Howard (2), Johnston McCulley (2), Clarence E. Mulford ("Hopalong's Hop"), E. Hoffmann Price, and Raymond S. Spears
Cowboy Megapack anthology in Kindle format from Wildside Press  "The Cowboy Megapack: 25 Western Tales By Masters" for Kindle [2012]
Kindle Edition from Wildside Press [2/2012] for 99¢ {sic}
contains two novels & 23 short stories: "Ride Proud, Rebel!" novel [1961] by Andre Norton; "The Virginian" novel [1902] by Owen Wister; and stories by: Bill Anson, Lee Bond (3), B.M. Bower, Jackson Cole, J. Allan Dunn (2), T.W. Ford, Ben Frank, Carmony Gove, Bret Harte, Robert J. Hogan, Robert E. Howard (2), Johnston McCulley (2), Clarence E. Mulford (2), Luke Short, Thomas Thursday, and Lon Williams

2nd Western Megapack anthology in Kindle format from Wildside Press  "The Second Western Megapack: 25 Classic Western Stories" for Kindle [2013]
Kindle Edition from Wildside Press [4/2013] for 99¢ {sic}
contains 5 novels: "The Last of The Plainsmen" [1908] by Zane Grey; "Gunman's Reckoning" [1921] by Max Brand; "Dust" [1921] by Marcet & Emanuel Haldeman-Julius; "Man Size" [1922] by William MacLeod Raine; and "The Lone Ranger Rides" [1941] by Fran Striker; three short stories by Robert E. Howard: “The Road to Bear Creek” (1934), “The Apache Mountain War” (1935), and “While Smoke Rolled” (1956); three short stories by Owen Wister: “Little Big Horn Medicine” (1895), “The Jimmyjohn Boss” (1900), and “A Kinsman of Red Cloud” (1900); one short story by: Willa Cather - “The Affair at Grover Station” (1900); Clarence E. Mulford - “The End of the Trail” (1910); Max Brand - “Above The Law” (1918); and Zane Grey - “The Wild-Horse Hunter” (1933); and ten more short stories by Joseph A. Altsheler, Gene Austin, S. Omar Barker, W.A. Fraser, Archie Joscelyn, Alice MacGowan, Stephen Payne, Ed Earl Repp, Harriet Prescott Slofford, and Stewart Edward White
3rd Western Megapack anthology in Kindle format from Wildside Press  "The Third Western Megapack: 22 Classic Tales of The Old West" for Kindle [2014]
Kindle Edition from Wildside Press [5/2014] for 84¢ {sic}
actually contains only 21 novels & stories: “Advertised In Advance” [1926] by Johnston McCulley; “Bad Blood At Dry Rock” [2012] by Arlette Lees; “Boothill Bound” [1947] by J.R. Jackson; “Bullion and Bullets” [1924] by J. Thompson Kescel; “Calico Capen’s Cache” [1927] by J.E. Grinstead; “Crooked” [1927] by James H. Hull; ”Desert Venus” by Lonni Lees; “Fingers On The Trigger” [1927] by S. Omar Barker; “Flapjack Meehan’s Fourth Ace” [1924] by Frank Richardson Pierce; “Handy Man To Have Around“ by Donald Bayne Hobart; “Hell-Path For Pilgrims” [1943] by William Heuman; “The Jail-Proof Outlaw” [1947] by T.W. Ford; “Lady Sheriff Sees Red!” [1952] by Barbara L. Bonham; “The Last Mile” [1924] by Frank Richardson Pierce; “Men Who Made The West” [1924] by Earle Wilson; “Mustang Breed” [1925] by Alan LeMay; “The Secret Cache“ [1932] by E.C. Brill; “Sixgun and Pencil Lead” [1947] by Ben Frank; “There Ain’t No Men In Heaven” [1996] by Gary Lovisi; “Tony’s Banjo” [1927] by Carl Elmo Freeman; and “The Wagon Warrior” [1943] by Les Savage, Jr.
7 Canadian Westerns in Kindle format from Amazon Digital Services  
"7 Canadian Westerns" for Kindle [2014]
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [8/2014] for 99¢ {sic}
contains 7 novels: "Blake's Burden", "The Buccaneer Farmer" & "Winston of The Prairie" by Harold Bindloss; "The Triumph of John Kars: A Story of The Yukon" by Ridgwell Cullum; "Lords of The North" by A.C. Laut; "Wild Youth" by Gilbert Parker; and "The Yukon Trail: A Tale of The North" by William MacLeod Raine
Boys Western Megapack Collection in Kindle format from Sunsong Creations  "Boys Western Megapack Collection: 12 Books of Frontiersmen and Pioneer Boy's Adventures, Illustrated and Annotated" for Kindle [2014]
six Western novels by Edward Stratemeyer [1862-1930]: "The Rover Boys At Big Horn Ranch: or, The Cowboys' Double Round-Up"; "The Rover Boys On The Plains: or, The Mystery of Red Rock Ranch"; "Dave Porter At Star Ranch"; "Dave Porter In The Gold Fields"; "Three Young Ranchmen" (as Captain Ralph Bonehill); and "On The Trail of Pontiac" [1904]; and six Western novels by St. George Rathborne [1854-1938] (as Harrison Adams): "Pioneer Boys of The Ohio"; "Pioneer Boys of The Great Lakes"; "Pioneer Boys of The Mississippi"; "Pioneer Boys of The Missouri"; "Pioneer Boys of The Yellowstone"; and "Pioneer Boys of The Columbia"
Kindle Edition from Sunsong Creations [10/2014] for $2.99 {sic}

Classic Westerns / 30 Novels in Kindle format from Amazon Digital Services  "Classic Westerns: 30 Novels" for Kindle [2015]
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [7/2015] for $2.99 {sic}
the thirty public domain books include: The Leatherstocking Tales [1823-41] by James Fenimore Cooper [1789-1851]: "The Pioneers" [1823], "The Prairie"
[1827], "The Last of The Mohicans" [1826], "The Pathfinder" [1840], and "The Deerslayer" [1841]; The Littlepage Manuscripts [1845-46] by James Feni-more Cooper [1789-1851]: "Satanstoe" [1845], "The Chainbearer" [1845], and "The Redskins" [1846]; six Western novels by Zane Grey [1872-1939]: "Riders of The Purple Sage" [1912]; "The Heritage of The Desert" [1910]; "Desert Gold" [1913]; "The Light of Western Stars" [1914]; "The Rainbow Trail" [1915]; and "The Lone Star Ranger" [1915]; six books by Andy Adams [1859-1935]: "The Log of A Cowboy" [1903]; "A Texas Matchmaker" [1904]; "The Outlet" [1905]; "Cattle Brands" [14 stories 1906]; "Reed Anthony, Cowman" [1907]; and "Wells Brothers: The Young Cattle Kings" [1911]; three Western novels by Max Brand [1892-1944]: "The Untamed" [1919]; "The Night Horseman" [1920]; and "Black Jack" [1926]; and eight more classic Western novels: "A Texas Cow Boy" [1885] by Charles A. Siringo; "Remember The Alamo" [1888] by Amelia Edith Barr; "Across Texas" [1893] by Edward S. Ellis; "The Virginian" [1902] by Owen Wister; "Her Prairie Knight" [1907] by B.M. Bower; "Cabin Fever" [1918] by B.M. Bower; "Judith of Blue Lake Ranch" [1919] by Jackson Gregory; and "The Ranchman" [1919] by Charles Alden Seltzer

60 Westerns by James Oliver Curwood, Charles Alden Seltzer & B. M. Bower in Kindle format from Titan Read  "Westerns: James Oliver Curwood, Charles Alden Seltzer, and
B.M. Bower (60 Books)" for Kindle [2015]

Kindle Edition from Titan Read [10/2015] for $2.99 {sic}
includes 21 books by James Oliver Curwood [1878-1927], ten novels by Charles
Alden Seltzer [1875-1942], and 29 books by B.M. Bower [1871-1940]
Edgar Rice Burroughs Western Megapack in Kindle format from Wildside Press  "The Edgar Rice Burroughs Western Megapack®: 4 Classic Novels!" for Kindle [2015]
the four Western novels are: "The Bandit of Hell's Bend" [1924], "The War Chief" [1927], "Apache Devil" [1928], and "The Deputy Sheriff of Comanche County" [1930]
Kindle Edition from Wildside Press [10/2015] for 99¢ {sic}

see also the Edgar Rice Burroughs [1875-1950] Page at Spirit of America Bookstore

Dagnabbit! Spent hours coding these early Kindle samplers in 2009 and then they disappeared: two are no longer on Amazon aytall, the other
four show 'pricing information not available'. Some of these four dozen books are available as free Kindle ebooks (courtesy of Amazon)
but there are more important fiction and non-fiction and video works to code on this bookstore just now.

"Classic Western Sampler #1: 12 Books by 12 Different Authors" [2009]
Kindle Edition from B&R Samizdat Express [3/2009] orig 99¢ - not available? 3/2012
includes 12 novels "in a single file, with active table of contents": "The Huge Hunter, or The Steam Man of The Prairies" [1868] by Edward S. Ellis; "A Daughter of The Sioux: A Tale of The Indian Frontier" [1902] by Gen. Charles King; classic "The Virginian"
[1902] by Owen Wister; "Arizona Nights" [1907] by Stewart Edward White; "The Trail of The Lonesome Pine" [1908] by John Fox, Jr.; "A Texas Ranger" [1910] by William MacLeod Raine; classic "Riders of The Purple Sage" [1912] by Zane Grey; "The Heritage of The Sioux" [1916] by B.M. Bower; "Riders of The Silences" [1920] by Max Brand; "A Daughter of The Middle Border" [1921] by Hamlin Garland; "The Covered Wagon" [1922] by Emerson Hough; and "Square Deal Sanderson" [1922] by Charles Alden Seltzer

"Classic Western Sampler #2: 12 Books by 12 Different Authors" [2009]
Kindle Edition from B&R Samizdat Express [3/2009] orig 99¢ - not listed at Amazon 3/2012
includes 12 novels "in a single file, with active table of contents": "Adrift In The Wilds" [1887] by Edward S. Ellis; "The Jimmyjohn Boss and Other Stories" [1900] by Owen Wister; "The Girl At The Halfway House: A Story of The Plains" [1903] by Emerson Hough; "The Boss of The Lazy Y" [1903] by Charles Alden Seltzer; "An Apache Princess: A Tale of The Indian Frontier" [1903] by Gen. Charles King; "Cavanaugh, Forest Ranger: A Romance of The Mountain West" [1910] by Hamlin Garland; "Christmas Eve On Lonesome and Other Stories" [1911] by John Fox, Jr.; "The Adventures of Bobby Orde" [1911] by Stewart Edward White; "The Border Legion" [1916] by Zane Grey; "Cabin Fever" [1918] by B.M. Bower; "The Big-Town Round-Up" [1920] by William MacLeod Raine; and "Alcatraz: The Wild Horse" [1923] by Max Brand

"Classic Western Sampler #3: 12 Books by 12 Different Authors" [2009]
Kindle Edition from B&R Samizdat Express [3/2009] orig 99¢ - not available? 3/2012
includes 12 novels "in a single file, with active table of contents": "Camp-Fire and Wigwam" [1885] by Edward S. Ellis; "The Deserter" [1887] by Gen. Charles King; "Lin McLean" [1897] by Owen Wister; "Crittenden: A Kentucky Story of Love & War" [1900] by John Fox, Jr.; "The Eagle's Heart" [1900] by Hamlin Garland; "Heart's Desire" [1903] by Emerson Hough; "Blazed Trail Stories" [1904] by Stewart Edward White; "Bucky O'Connor" [1910] by William MacLeod Raine; "'Drag' Harlan" [1921] by Charles Alden Seltzer; "Casey Ryan" [1921] by B.M. Bower; "The Call of The Canyon" [1924] by
Zane Grey; and "Black Jack" [1926] by Max Brand

"Classic Western Sampler #4: 12 Books by 12 Different Authors" [2009]
Kindle Edition from B&R Samizdat Express [3/2009] orig 99¢ - not available? 3/2012
includes 12 novels "in a single file, with active table of contents": "Foes In Ambush" [1893] by Gen. Charles King; "A Cumberland Vendetta" [1893] by John Fox, Jr.; "The Cave In The Mountain" [1894] by Edward S. Ellis; "The Blazed Trail" [1903] by Stewart Edward White; "The Law of The Land" [1904] by Emerson Hough; "Chip of The Flying U" [1906] by B.M. Bower; "Desert Gold" [1913] by Zane Grey; "The Forester's Daughter" [1914] by Hamlin Garland; "A Daughter of The Dons" [1914] by William MacLeod Raine; "The Range Boss" [1916] by Charles Alden Seltzer; "A Straight Deal, or The Ancient Grudge" [1920] by Owen Wister; and "Bull Hunter" [1924] by Max Brand

7 Classic Western Novels for Kindle  "7 Classic Western Novels" [1901-1923] for Kindle
Kindle Edition from Amazon [11/2008] no longer available from Amazon
includes 7 novels: "That Girl Montana" [1901] by Marah Ellis Ryan; "The Watchers of The Plains: A Tale of The Western Prairies" [1909] by Ridgwell Cullum; "Brand Blotters" [1912] by William Mac-Leod Raine; "The Free Range" [1913] by Francis William Sullivan (writing as Elwell Lawrence); "Colorado Jim, or The Taming of Angela - A Novel of The Klondike" [1920] by George Goodchild; "Shoe-Bar Stratton" [1922] by Joseph Bushnell Ames; and "Desert Dust" [1922] by Edwin L. Sabin
Ultimate Western Collection for Kindle  "The Ultimate Western Collection (40+ Works)" [2009] for Kindle
Kindle Edition from Douglas Greatest Hits Series [9/2009] no longer available from Amazon
authors include Willa Cather [1873-1947], James Fenimore Cooper [1789-1851], and Zane Grey [1872-1939]

50 Classic Western Stories in Kindle format from Golden Deer Classics   "50 Classic Western Stories You Should Read" for Kindle [2017]
Kindle Edition from Oregan Publng/Golden Deer [3/2017] for 84¢ {sic}
contains 50 Western novels & stories in 11,675 pages!: 9 books by Zane Grey: “The Desert of Wheat”, “The Heritage of the Desert”, “The Last of the Plainsmen”, “The Lone Star Ranger”, “The Mysterious Rider”, “Riders of the Purple Sage”, “The Rustlers of Pecos County”, “The Spirit of the Border”, and “Wildfire”; 7 books by B.M. Bower: “Cabin Fever”, “Chip of The Flying U”, “The Happy Family”, “The Lookout Man”, “The Lure of The Dim Trails”, “The Phantom Herd”, “The Thunder Bird”; 7 books by Max Brand: “Black Jack”, “Gunman's Reckoning”, “The Night Horseman”, “The Rangeland Avenger”, “Riders of The Silences”, “The Seventh Man”, and “The Untamed”; 6 books by Andy Adams: “A Texas Matchmaker”, “Anthony, Cowman”, “Cattle Brands”, “The Log of A Cowboy”, “The Outlet”, and “Wells Brothers”; 3 books by James Oliver Curwood: “The Danger Trail”, “The Hunted Woman”, and “Kazan, The Wolf Dog”; and 18 books by other authors: “The Bridge of The Gods” by Frederic Homer Balch; “My Ántonia” & “O Pioneers!” by Willa Cather; “The Hidden Children” by Robert William Chambers; “Hidden Water” by Dane Coolidge; “The Last of The Mohicans” & “The Prairie” by James Fenimore Cooper; “Salomy Jane” by Bret Harte; “Heart of The West” by O. Henry; “A Voice In The Wilderness” by Grace Livingston Hill; “The Scalp Hunter” by Robert E. Howard; “Astoria” by Washington Irving; “The La Chance Mine Mystery” by Susan Morrow Jones; “The Road To Frontenac” by Samuel Merwin; “That Girl Montana” & “The Treasure Trail” by Marsh Ellis Ryan; “Malaeska, The Indian Wife of The White Hunter” by Ann S. Stephens; and “The Virginian, A Horseman of The Plains” by Owen Wister


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