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Publication Order of The Sacketts Books

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

Chronological Order of The Sacketts Books

Publication Order of Talon Books

Rivers West (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Man from the Broken Hills (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Milo Talon (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Chantry Books

North to the Rails (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fair Blows the Wind (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ferguson Rifle (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Over on the Dry Side (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Borden Chantry (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon

Chronological Order of Chantry Books

Fair Blows the Wind(1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ferguson Rifle(1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Borden Chantry(1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
North to the Rails(1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
Over on the Dry Side(1975)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Kilkenny Books

Kilkenny (1954)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rider of Lost Creek (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mountain Valley War / A Man Called Trent (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Gun for Kilkenny (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Monument Rock (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon

Chronological Order of Kilkenny Books

The Rider of Lost Creek(1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mountain Valley War / A Man Called Trent(1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kilkenny(1954)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Gun for Kilkenny(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Monument Rock(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Hopalong Cassidy Books

The Riders of High Rock (1951)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rustlers of West Fork (1951)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Trail to Seven Pines (1951)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trouble Shooter (1952)Description / Buy at Amazon

Chronological Order of Hopalong Cassidy Books

The Rustlers of West Fork(1951)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Trail to Seven Pines(1951)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Riders of High Rock(1951)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trouble Shooter(1952)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Louis L’Amour Standalone Novels

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

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

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

Publication Order of Louis L’Amour Non-Fiction Books

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

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

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

Publication Order of Louis L' Amour Short Stories/Novellas

Riders of the Dawn (1951)Description / Buy at Amazon

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)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stories of the Golden West, Book 5 (By: Grover Gardner,Zane Grey,Max Brand,Jon Tuska) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stories Of The Golden West, Book 7 (With: Zane Grey,Max Brand) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Western Movies(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best of the American West(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best of the American West II(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Guns of the West(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Golden West(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Untamed West(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lone Star Law(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lost Trails(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lawless West(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ghost Towns(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Three Classic Westerns(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trailin' West(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
G-Men Detective - Fall 1950(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
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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14 Responses to “Louis L’Amour”

  1. Miles Elliott: 7 months 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.

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  2. Guy Stephenson: 2 years 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.

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    • Tia Nordeen: 4 months ago

      I met him at a book signing in Jamestown, ND. He was sitting quietly at a table in the small mall there. I recall he had kind eyes and a soft voice. That was over 45 years ago. About 20 or so years ago, I exited the celebrity mausoleum in LA and turned left and there on the ground was a flat headstone. Glancing down, I read Louis L Amour. I’ve only read about 25 of his books but I was lucky enough to find most of his books and I am working steadily to read them all.

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  3. Gene Westphal: 2 years 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.

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  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.

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  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!

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  6. k l: 2 years ago

    Loved them! My bother started me.

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  7. Lynette Louise Combs: 3 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!

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    • Graeme: 3 years ago

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

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  8. Mary Lehman: 3 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!

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  9. Carol Armstrong: 3 years ago

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

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    • 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.

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  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?

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  11. John Corsentino: 6 years ago

    Loved his Writings.

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