There might not be a more fitting union of author and protagonist than Louis L’Amour, America’s favorite frontier storyteller, and Hopalong Cassidy, the iconic cowboy introduced more than a century ago. Originally written under the pseudonym Tex Burns, The Rustlers of West Fork, The Trail to Seven Pines, The Riders of High Rock, and Trouble Shooter were L’Amour’s first published novels, but they showcase the spirit of adventure and wonderful knack for character that would become his signature. Now these four classics are together for the first time in this thrilling eBook bundle. THE RUSTLERS OF WEST FORK When Hopalong Cassidy arrives at the Circle J to deliver a fortune in bank notes to rancher Dick Jordan, he discovers that a foolhardy band of outlaws has taken Dick prisoner, along with his daughter, Pam. Even if Hopalong can free them, he will have to lead the hostages across rough and untamed Apache country, stalked by the outlaws who have vowed to take him out. But Hopalong is no stranger to trouble, and before his gunsor his tempercool, he’s determined to bring this gang to justice . . . dead or alive. THE TRAIL TO SEVEN PINES Outside the lawless town of Seven Pines, Hopalong comes across two menone dead, one badly wounded. He returns with help, but the survivor has been shot through the temple. Who would do such a thing? To find out, Hopalong hires on at the Rocking R Ranch, where more than a thousand cattle have been run off by crooks who also have their eyes on the monthly stagecoach shipments of gold. To save the Rocking R, Cassidy needs men he can trustbecause he’s the target of a ruthless gunslinger in a fight for frontier justice. THE RIDERS OF HIGH ROCK In the cattle country just east of the California line, Hopalong discovers an old friend, Red Connors, holed up in a mountain cave with a bullet in his side and a story to tell. The local ranchers had been losing their stock to a savage killer named Jack Bolt, and when Red caught the rustlers in the act, they hunted him down, shot him, and left him for dead. Now Bolt’s coming after the one man who stands in his way: Hopalong Cassidy. But he’s about to learn the hard way that if you shoot down a man like Cassidy, you’d better make sure he never gets up again. TROUBLE SHOOTER A desperate call for help sends Hopalong to the aid of a fellow cowpoke. But by the time he arrives, Pete Melford has been murdered. In search of Pete’s killer, Hopalong signs on at the sprawling Box T ranch and confronts a mystery as dangerous as it is haunting. The owner of the Box T has built his empire with shrewd determination, but behind his success lies a bloody trail leading to the strange and forbidding Babylon Mesa, a fortune in gold, and a showdown with a desperado who isn’t afraid to cheat death.
An enduring saga from one of our finest storytellers, the Sackett series stands at the forefront of Louis L’Amour’s sprawling canon of the American West. Led by an unforgettable trio of brothers, this one-of-a-kind family embodies the frontier ideals of toughness, determination, and justice that have captured the imagination of millions. Now this riveting eBook bundle collects all twelve novels set during the 1870sthe classic Sackett era: THE DAYBREAKERS LANDO SACKETT MOJAVE CROSSING THE SACKETT BRAND THE SKY-LINERS THE LONELY MEN MUSTANG MAN GALLOWAY TREASURE MOUNTAIN RIDE THE DARK TRAIL LONELY ON THE MOUNTAIN Hunt one Sackett and you hunt ’em all. Those are the words of the fiercely loyal and notoriously fierce Sacketts. From the courageous brothers Tell, Orrin, and Tyrel, who bring law and order from Santa Fe to Montana, to Orlando the renowned boxer and Lango the rebellious drifter, the whole clan is no stranger to trouble. But the Sackett boys aren’t out to make a reputationit just happens that way.
Though most of the epic Sackett series takes place during the 1870s, Louis L’Amour took great pains to flesh out this iconic family’s origins and preCivil War history. Now the five novels chronicling the arrival of Barnabas Sackett on American soil, his sons’ trials in the sprawling new wilderness, and their descendants’ adventures in the West are collected in one indispensable eBook bundle: SACKETT’S LAND TO THE FAR BLUE MOUNTAINS THE WARRIOR’S PATH JUBAL SACKETT RIDE THE RIVER After finding six gold Roman coins buried in an English swampland, Barnabas Sackett invests in goods to trade in America. But he also has a powerful enemy with a grudge that goes back to Sackett’s father. On the eve of his departure, Sackett is attacked and thrown into the hold of a pirate ship. After managing to escape, he makes his way to the Carolina coast, where the raw, abundant land promises a bright future. However, before that dream can be realized, Sackett must first discover the secret of his father’s legacy.
There is no story more distinctly American than the western and no writer as great a master of the form as Louis LAmour. In this seventh volume of LAmours collected short stories, youll find some of his most popular characters, heroes who have become a part of our cultural legacy, as well as the ordinary men and women whose adventures are chronicled with an immediacy no reader can resistor ever forget.In Louis LAmours frontier stories, the American West is the crucible in which character is tested, reputations are won or lost, and life always hangs in the balance. Struggling to survive against the elements, hostile Indians, or outlaws who prey upon the honest and hardworking, the men and women in these tales each come face-to-face with what theyre made ofoften in moments that explode with the violence of an avalanche or the speed of a drawn gun. Here LAmour demonstrates the unerring touch for detail and keen insight into human nature that lend these stories the power to thrill, surprise, and entertain readers of every generation.A man driven by his faith in the woman he loves survives war, Indian massacre, and near starvation only to find his homecoming delayed by one last battleunder his own roof. To stop a range war, a ranch foreman stands up to his boss, his men, and conspirators who seem to have both right and might on their side. And in a town where fourteen men have already died under suspicious circumstances, a new sheriff by the name of Utah Blaine patiently sets a trap for a frontier serial killer.Here are stories of honest thieves and crooked lawmen, of dream chasers and treasure hunters, of men and women hoping for a second chance and others down to their last. This rich and varied cast embodies not only the spirit of the West but the timeless struggle of the best and worst in us all, on a stage as big as the frontier itself. Full of suspense, mystery, adventure, this remarkable collection has everything thats earned Louis LAmour his well-deserved reputation as Americas favorite storyteller.
This third volume of Louis L’Amour’s collected stories gathers twenty-eight tales of the American West in a keepsake edition sure to delight fans old and new. This collection is a thrilling tribute to the unique spirit of our frontier heritage and proves again the enduring popularity of America’s favorite storyteller.The essence of Louis L’Amour’s timeless appeal can be found in these unforgettable short stories. Filled with men and women who embody the values we cherish most, L’Amour’s frontier tales satisfy our longing for the inspiration provided by those who struggle against the odds with justice, honor, and courage.Open this volume anywhere and you’ll discover classic stories you’ll never forget: like that of the man who finds a gruesome mystery at the site where a friend’s ranch has vanished into thin air, or the one about the soft-spoken young suitor accused of cowardice who proves his courage when the guns are against himwithout firing a shot. You’ll read stories of ordinary people faced with extraordinary circumstances, from the drifter who poses as a murdered man to solve a mystery to the grizzled recluse who protects a runaway from a brutal "e;guardian"e; with the law on his side.Whether following the exploits of a couple taking refuge in a cabin with a group of outlaws who don’t intend to let them see sunrise or a man on horseback battling sleeplessness, Indians, and a cold-blooded killer in a life-and-death race through a harsh wilderness, these gripping tales all have one thing in common: you won’t be able to put them down until the last page.For lovers of great storytelling everywhere, this exciting collection features the unforgettable characters, heart-stopping drama, and careful attention to historical detail that have entertained readers for decades and earned Louis L’Amour a permanent place among our finest American writers.From the Hardcover edition.
One of Americas most beloved storytellers, Louis LAmours vibrant tales of adventure bring the American West to life. Now, in this sixth volume of collected short stories, LAmour takes us beyond the frontier with thirty-three gripping stories of crime, sports, and the murky world where the two often meet. From suspenseful whodunits to rueful tales of fortunes gained and lost, this remarkable collection will enthrall and entertain LAmour fans old and new. Traversing a vivid landscape, from sunblasted hills and canyons to the nighttime streets of Americas greatest cities, some of Louis LAmours most compelling fiction was set in his own timewhether in the naked electric glare of boxing rings where men go head-to-head with their dreams and demons in an underworld rife with corruption, or along freight docks where laborers toil to earn just enough to get by, or in the penthouses of the rich and arrogant who calculate the odds of how to get even more. Here are tales of innocents caught in the schemes of criminals, detectives hunting down truths that hide more lies, gamblers and beauties, wiseguys and cops. Here is a world populated by the kinds of people who risk their lives to right a wrong, make a buck, or save a friend. A war veteran makes a journey to visit the man who saved his life in Korea. Instead he uncovers a killing and finds his own heroic cause. Confronted with an easy chance to steal, an honest man gives in to temptationand finds himself ensnared in a web of blackmail and violence. An elderly Hawaiian seafarer is found dead with a hand-carved figure beside his body. Unraveling his murder will mean solving the mystery of a shipwreckand of the forces that drive some to take fatal chances and others to kill.Brimming with thought-provoking characters and situationsfrom a man who awakens from unconsciousness to find a fortune in a burning house to a man who meets a killer who is supposed to be dead in a seedy dinerthese thrilling, atmospheric stories course with authenticity and bear the mark of a timeless master.From the Hardcover edition.
The stories of Louis L’Amour are built around the dramatic moments when men and women cast their fears, doubts, and pasts behind them and plunge into the unknowninto split-second decisions with life-and-death consequences. Nowhere is that more evident than in this quintessential collection of stories set on the American frontier. Here L’Amour takes us across a bold, beautifully rendered landscape where old scores haunt new lives, the wrong choice leaves unwitting victims, and strangers may come to trustor killone another. Fugitives, visionaries, fortune seekers, drifters, and young women trying to build homes on a lawless frontier, the characters in these pulse-pounding stories are vintage L’Amour. Together in this vivid, rollicking collection, they bring to life the spirit of adventure and confirm Louis L’Amour’s place in the pantheon of American writers.From the Paperback edition.
The fourth volume of Louis LAmours collected short stories features more than forty of the masters greatest adventure tales in a keepsake edition to cherish for generations. This unique collection gathers stories guaranteed to thrill and delight readers again and again, establishing why Louis LAmour is truly Americas favorite storyteller.Louis LAmours tales of adventure cannot be surpassed for sheer storytelling excitement, and they stand as a testament to his legendary appeal. Here are timeless stories of danger and daring, wanderlust and heroism, filled with ordinary men and women facing often insurmountable challenges with courage, dignity, honorand heart.Perhaps never before has a single volume contained so many breathtaking thrills: from the down-on-his-luck fortune hunter who risks everything to save a diamond-hunting couple walking straight into a jungle massacre to the mystery hero aboard a downed commercial plane dangling six hundred feet above certain doom. Youll trek across the harsh steppes of East Asia with an American widow and her young son among a fierce nomadic warrior people, and youll relive a harrowing tale of survival at sea against thirst, madness, and the elements as a common seaman redefines extraordinary courage as simply doing his job.Whether joining an American captain running a cargo ship through Japanese-controlled waters during World War II, only to find his vessel hijacked by traitorous pirates, or marveling at the resourcefulness of a young woman pushed to the limits of endurance as she flees a killer through a primeval forest, these adrenaline-laced tales of mystery, suspense, murder, and survival never let up and will keep your heart pounding long after the final page.From those numbering a few intense pages to novella-length works, the tales in this action-packed anthology bear all the trademarks of the masters touchthe historical accuracy, memorable characters, and timeless themes that have earned Louis LAmour his unique place among American writers.From the Hardcover edition.
With more than 120 titles still in print, Louis L’Amour is recognized the world over as one of the most prolific and popular American authors in history. Though he met with phenomenal success in every genre he tried, the form that put him on the map was the short story. Now this great writer who The Wall Street Journal recently compared with Jack London and Robert Louis Stevenson will receive his due as a great storyteller. This volume kicks off a series that will, when complete, anthologize all of L’Amour’s short fiction, volume by handsome volume.Here, in Volume Two, is a treasure-trove of 35 frontier tales for his millions of fans and for those who have yet to discover L’Amour’s thrilling prose and his vital role in capturing the spirit of the Old West for generations to come.
‘;Over the years I have been proud to write about the men and women of the American frontier. But I have written many stories with entirely different settings which I have long wanted to share with my readers. ‘;I have collected some of these in Yondering. They are glimpses of what my own life was like during the early years. Those were the rough years; often I was hungry, out of work and facing situations such as I have since written about. ‘;Although these stories take place in a variety of locales, they are stories of people living under conditions similar to the way they might have lived on the frontier. I hope you’ll enjoy Yondering.’ Louis L’AmourFrom the Paperback edition.