Spanish Crossing

Spanish Crossing

Alan Lemay

Fiction / Western / Historical Fiction

BEST OF THE WESTDuring the 1950s, Alan LeMay was writing classic Western novels that were being made into equally classic films, such as The Searchers and The Unforgiven. But he was also writing brilliant short stories, published in magazines such as Collier's and The Saturday Evening Post, and the best of these are collected here.These stories include "The Wolf Hunter," a gripping tale of a loner who makes his living hunting wolves for bounty and the crafty coyote who torments him. Old Man Coffee, one of LeMay's most memorable characters, finds himself in the midst of a murder mystery in "The Biscuit Shooter." In "Delayed Action," Old Man Coffee's challenge is to vindicate a lawman who's been falsely accused. These and many other fine stories display the talent and skill of one of the West's greatest storytellers.
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Winter Range

Winter Range

Alan Lemay

Fiction / Western / Historical Fiction

CATTLE WARTimes were tough in Wolf Bench...and they were about to get tougher. Low beef prices had all the cattlemen going hungry, and rumbling bellies led to itchy trigger fingers. Only one man had been able to keep things under rein, and that was John Mason, not only the most powerful cattleman in the area, but the head of the bank to boot. But then Mason was killed.With Mason dead, all bets were off—and everyone knew it. Every spread for miles around was arming themselves for an all-out range war. Boundaries were going to be re-drawn, fences moved and moved back...and men were going to die. Before it all ended there would be a lot of blood spilled on the...WINTER RANGE.
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West of Nowhere

West of Nowhere

Alan Lemay

Fiction / Western / Historical Fiction

Alan LeMay dedicated his life to writing about the West. His short stories appeared in the top magazines, from The Saturday Evening Post to Cosmopolitan. He was a highly regarded screenwriter. And of course, he wrote the classic novels The Searchers and The Unforgiven, which went on to become equally classic films. Many of the best of his stories are collected in this volume. Here are stories filled with all the vitality and adventure of the frontier, and with characters who, once encountered, will be unforgettable. Here are thirteen prime examples of Western writing at its finest, thirteen reasons why Alan LeMay will always be considered one of the greatest writers of the Western's Golden Age.
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The Smoky Years

The Smoky Years

Alan Lemay

Fiction / Western / Historical Fiction

LAND WAR!They were the titans of the plains, the men who carved an empire out of the vast expanses of the West. The cattle barons. They were tough, weathered men like Dusty King and Lew Gordon, who had sweated and worked along the great cattle trails to form a partnership whose brand was burned on herds beyond measure. They had fought hard for what they had...and they would fight even harder to keep it.And they knew a fight was coming. It was as thick in the wind as trail dust. Newcomers like Ben Thorpe were moving in, desperate to get their hands on the miles and miles of grazing land—land that King and Gordon wanted, and that Thorpe needed to survive. No one knew how the war would end, but one thing was certain—only one empire could survive.
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