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Publication Order of The Sacketts Books

The Daybreakers (1960)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sackett (1961)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lando (1962)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mojave Crossing (1964)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sackett Brand (1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mustang Man (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sky-Liners (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lonely Men (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Galloway (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ride the Dark Trail (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Treasure Mountain (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
War Party (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sackett's Land (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
To the Far Blue Mountains (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lonely on the Mountain (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ride the River (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Warrior's Path (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jubal Sackett (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
End of the Drive (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Chronological Order of The Sacketts Books

Sackett's Land(1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
To the Far Blue Mountains(1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Warrior's Path(1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jubal Sackett(1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ride the River(1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Daybreakers(1960)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lando(1962)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sackett(1961)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mojave Crossing(1964)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sackett Brand(1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sky-Liners(1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lonely Men(1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mustang Man(1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Galloway(1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Treasure Mountain(1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ride the Dark Trail(1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lonely on the Mountain(1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
War Party(1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
End of the Drive(1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Talon Books

Rivers West (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Man from the Broken Hills (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Milo Talon (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Chantry Books

North to the Rails (1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fair Blows the Wind (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ferguson Rifle (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Over on the Dry Side (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Borden Chantry (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Chronological Order of Chantry Books

Fair Blows the Wind(1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ferguson Rifle(1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Borden Chantry(1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
North to the Rails(1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Over on the Dry Side(1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Kilkenny Books

Kilkenny (1954)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rider of Lost Creek (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mountain Valley War / A Man Called Trent (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Gun for Kilkenny (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Monument Rock (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Chronological Order of Kilkenny Books

The Rider of Lost Creek(1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mountain Valley War / A Man Called Trent(1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kilkenny(1954)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Gun for Kilkenny(1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Monument Rock(1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Hopalong Cassidy Books

The Riders of High Rock (1951)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rustlers of West Fork (1951)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Trail to Seven Pines (1951)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trouble Shooter (1952)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Chronological Order of Hopalong Cassidy Books

The Rustlers of West Fork(1951)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Trail to Seven Pines(1951)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Riders of High Rock(1951)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trouble Shooter(1952)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Louis L’Amour Standalone Novels

Showdown at Yellow Butte (1953)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crossfire Trail (1954)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Utah Blaine (1954)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
To Tame a Land (1955)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heller with a Gun (1955)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Guns of the Timberlands (1955)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Silver Canyon (1956)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Burning Hills (1956)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sitka (1957)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Last Stand at Papago Wells (1957)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tall Stranger (1957)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Radigan (1959)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flint (1960)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Killoe (1962)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
High Lonesome (1962)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Canyon (1963)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kiowa Trail (1964)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hanging Woman Creek (1964)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Key-Lock Man (1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The High Graders (1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Broken Gun (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kilrone (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Matagorda (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Brionne (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chancy (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conagher (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Under the Sweetwater Rim (1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tucker (1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Man from Skibbereen (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Quick and the Dead (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Californios (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Where the Long Grass Blows (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Iron Marshal (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Proving Trail (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kiowa Trail and Killoe (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cherokee Trail (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The ShadowRiders (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Son of a Wanted Man (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Where Buzzards Fly (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Riding for the Brand (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
South of Deadwood (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Showdown Trail (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead End Drift (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Turkeyfeather Riders (With: Jon Tuska) (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bowdrie Passes Through (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Louis L'Amour Companion (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Rock: A Western Trio (With: Jon Tuska) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Marshal of Sentinel (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Louis L'Amour Trail Mix: Volume Two (With: Willie Nelson) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sixth Shotgun (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The First Fast Draw (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Big Medicine (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dawn Riders (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Black Rock Coffin Makers (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Riders of the Tumbling K (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Showdown (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Three Bullets for the Cactus Kid (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bannon (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Smoke from This Altar (1939)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Strong Shall Live (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Buckskin Run (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Law of the Desert Born (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bowdrie's Law (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dutchman's Flat (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night Over the Solomons (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Trail to Crazy Man (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Man Riding West (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rider of the Ruby Hills (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
West from Singapore (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lonigan (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Long Ride Home (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Grub Line Rider (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Outlaws of Mesquite (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
West of the Tularosa (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Valley of the Sun (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
West of Dodge (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mistakes Can Kill You (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Monument Rock (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beyond the Great Snow Mountains (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
May There Be a Road (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
With These Hands (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
From the Listening Hills (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour, Volume 1 (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour, Volume 2 (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Home in the Valley (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lone Star Law (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour, Volume 3 (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour, Volume 4 (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour Volume 5 (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Big Country, Volume 1 (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour, Volume 6 (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour, Volume 7 (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Frontier Stories (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Man from Battle Flat (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Glory Riders (With: Jon Tuska) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Strong Land (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Desert Death-Song (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
We Shaped the Land with Our Guns (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Chick Bowdrie Short Stories Bundle (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Golden Gunmen (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Louis L’Amour Non-Fiction Books

Frontier (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sackett Companion (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Trail of Memories: The Quotations Of Louis L'Amour (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Education of a Wandering Man (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Martin H. M. Schreiber: Last of a Breed (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Louis l'Amour's Lost Treasures - Mysterious Stories, Unfinished Manuscripts, and Lost Notes (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Louis L'Amour's Lost Treasures: Volume 2 - More Mysterious Stories, Unfinished Manuscripts, and Lost Notes (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Louis L'Amour's Lost Treasures Books

Hondo (1953)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kilkenny (1954)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Taggart (1959)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shalako (1962)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How the West Was Won (1962)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kid Rodelo (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Down the Long Hills (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Man Called Noon (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Empty Land (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fallon (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reilly's Luck (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Callaghen (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fair Blows the Wind (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ferguson Rifle (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Over on the Dry Side (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Westward the Tide (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bendigo Shafter (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Yondering (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Comstock Lode (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lonesome Gods (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hills of Homicide (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bowdrie (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Walking Drum (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Passin' Through (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Last of the Breed (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Haunted Mesa (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Off the Mangrove Coast (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Catlow (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Traveller Returns (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Louis L' Amour Short Stories/Novellas

Riders of the Dawn (1951)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Golden West Books

with Zane Grey, Max Brand, Jon Tuska, Christopher Lane
Stories of the Golden West, Book 3 (By: Zane Grey,Max Brand,Jon Tuska,Christopher Lane) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stories of the Golden West, Book 5 (By: Grover Gardner,Zane Grey,Max Brand,Jon Tuska) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stories Of The Golden West, Book 7 (With: Zane Grey,Max Brand) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Western Movies(1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best of the American West(1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best of the American West II(1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Guns of the West(2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Golden West(2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Untamed West(2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lost Trails(2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lawless West(2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghost Towns(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Three Classic Westerns(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trailin' West(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
G-Men Detective - Fall 1950(2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Western novel writer Louis L’Amour made himself a successful career as a writer, focusing on the theme of the American frontier up until his death in 1988 at the age of 80. He was also known for delving into science-fiction, and many of his novels were also made into movies too.

With over 89 novels and many collections of short-stories, he was at one time considered one of the world’s most popular writers.

Early and Personal Life

Born 1908 in Jamestown, North Dakota, Louis L’Amour was brought up by a Mr and Mrs Charles and Emily LaMoore. One of seven children, he grew up within the wide and expansive farmland that was to inspire much of his writing career during his adult life.

Playing ‘cowboys and Indians’ as a child, he came into contact with a large amount of characters that were to provide him with the basis for much of his material. Taking to the road in the winter of 1923, him and his brother both headed south with their parents after a financial downfall, during which time they made ends meet doing a variety of farm-work based jobs such as skinning cattle and bailing hay.

Here was where Louis really got the inspiration that was to truly define him as a writer and help him build even more upon his source material. Louis started to take on a variety of jobs himself such as being a boxer and a seaman, all whilst traveling both nationally and internationally and seeing the world.

It was during the 1930’s that he moved with his parents to Oklahoma and settled down before starting his career as writer. Drawing from his wealth of experience meant he was never short of material neither, as he captured the heart of the country for generations to come.

Writing Career

Starting with boxing articles and poetry, Louis had little success as a writer of fiction early on as his stories weren’t getting much traction. Although he was getting sections of his work published in the ‘WPA Guide Book to Oklahoma’, he wasn’t seeing much profit from his novels.

It was only when ‘True Gang Life’ published a story of his titled ‘Anything for a Pal’ that he started to get the recognition he was looking for. Soon he was getting stories regularly printed in pulp magazines as his audience began to grow.

Concentrating on crime, adventure and seafaring stories, he surprisingly didn’t publish all that many western stories bringing out only one prior to World War Two. That was soon to change though following the war itself. It was during the 1950’s following his service in the army that Louis began to sell novels with a primarily western slant.

Publishing his first novel, ‘Westward the Tide’, in 1951, his fate as a western novelist was sealed finally getting him the recognition he was hoping for. This was setting aside the books he wrote in 1950 under the name ‘Tex Burns’ featuring Hopalong Cassidy, something which he denied doing despite evidence to the contrary, explaining them as ‘books for hire’ therefore not officially his.

He was soon to capture the attention of John Wayne as well, when a book of his titled ‘The Gift of Cochise’ was read and subsequently had the rights to it brought. This was quickly made into a film alongside Robert Fellows.

All this rapidly led to Louis L’Amour becoming one of the most highly regarded novelists within his field, with both commercial and critical success achieved during his time.

Sackett’s Land

The first novel in what was to be ‘The Sacketts’ series, this book from Louis L’Amour was originally published in 1974. Set in 1699 it featured the story of protagonist Barnabas Sackett as he relates his tale, which is a narration of a voyage that saw him trading various furs with the Chesapeake Indians.

On this journey accompanying him is Captain Brian Tempany and his daughter Abigail, the sweet but deadly sharp-shooter, as they come along providing assistance for the journey. Traveling from the English fens, they begin their journey with high-hopes, but it soon transpires that danger is afoot in the form of the ‘Jolly Jack’ tailing them in hot pursuit, captained by none other than the nefarious Captain Nick Bardle.

Having been sent by the Genester heir Rupert, he orders that Bardle chase them, as it’s all part of a greedy plot to track them and their ship down. With a group of friends manning the Sackett vessel, it is up to them to come together and prevent this from happening.

Not all of them will survive though, as it will be a journey of high stakes and even higher consequences as they undertake the fateful trip for what may be their last. Will they be able to outrun the enemy and reach their destination to make the trade? Can they survive and just who will make it to the end of the trip out of all of them? What will become of them as they charter the brave waters of Sackett’s Land?

Westward the Tide

Originally published in 1976 on the 15th of December, this novel from Louis L’Amour was another journey into the big country of America that often inspired so much of his work. This time taking a look at the exploits of a drifter named Matt Bardoul, a reliable yet dangerous man who you wouldn’t want to get on the wrong side of.

Single-minded, he is a resourceful individual with a strong-willed nature, that is until he comes up against the beautiful Jacquine Coyle, who’s just as outspoken as him. Heading out on a quest for gold, her journey is taking her to the Bighorn Mountains as she accompanies her father, as they both undertake their hopefully profitable expedition.

Matt soon decides to join them and their party and it all seems to be going well, that is until it becomes transparent that not every member of the group may have entirely good intentions. With possible thieves in their midst, Matt feels unable to trust them and quickly realizes their character may leave a lot to be desired.

Putting him to the test he soon finds out that he may be up against his biggest challenge yet, as he learns of their nefarious scheme involving lust, greed and even murder. Will they be able to survive this potentially fateful journey, or will they succumb to the many dangers ahead? Can Matt protect them and make his way to their final destination in safety? What will become of them and will they ever manage to find their gold?

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13 Responses to “Louis L’Amour”

  1. Miles Elliott: 1 month ago

    I never would read anything including my school work.Only a hot rod magazine. My older brother encouraged my to read one of Mr L,Amour’s books and I fell in love with them immediately. He makes me feel like I am wherever he is writing about. Hot cold hungry thirsty scared or brave. The greatest ever.

  2. Guy Stephenson: 1 year ago

    I started reading Louis L’Amour novels in the 1980’s and was instantly hooked. His books and characters came to life and began shaping my own, determined to develop the same character traits of integrity, responsibility, compassion and a desire for justice. I own over 50 of his novels, most of which I have read at least 3 times, and continue to add more. I’d have loved to meet Mr. L’Amour. Maybe I will one day.

  3. Gene Westphal: 1 year ago

    I have spent many years traveling with Lewis
    through all of his books. I feel that he and all of his characters are some of my best friends. I still have his books.

  4. Leslie Johns: 2 years ago

    I first read on of his novels in the late 1970’s and was instantly hooked on his writing style.
    His stories and characters have depth and breath not often found in other authors works.
    the world lost a true literary genius.

  5. Brent Ward: 2 years ago

    I am just getting into L’Amour’s short stories and I love his straightforward storytelling. So glad I found his works in our library!

  6. k l: 2 years ago

    Loved them! My bother started me.

  7. Lynette Louise Combs: 2 years ago

    Thanks so much for this helpful listing! My dad, a WWII veteran, started me reading the L’Amour westerns decades ago, & I enjoyed sharing them with him thru the 20 years of my own service. (The Sackett books especially!) After his recent passing, his big collection (including some VERY old paperbacks!) joined mine, & I’ve been working on obtaining any missing titles. Thanks so much for helping with that!

    • Graeme: 2 years ago

      You’re welcome. Really appreciate you saying that! Cheers 🙂

  8. Mary Lehman: 2 years ago

    We, as a family, love his books. My oldest daughter and family are headed to Idaho and several days in Yellowstone. She is looking for a Louis book taking place in the area they are traveling to. Any suggestions? Thanks!

  9. Carol Armstrong: 3 years ago

    Was there a book “West of Pilot Range” written by Louis L’Amour?

    • Graeme: 3 years ago

      From what I’ve seen, this was a planned book that was never actually released. You can find evidence of it as it had an ISBN but I’ve never seen an actual copy available to purchase anywhere nor any actual reviews on it.

  10. John Casilen: 4 years ago

    I am an avid fan/follower/reader of Louis L’Amour Books… what happened to the “Chronological Order” of the Chantry, Kilkenny and Sackett’s Books on this list or page?

  11. John Corsentino: 6 years ago

    Loved his Writings.


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