Friday, 30 December 2011

Westerns read during 2011


Here’s a list of the Westerns I’ve read this year (or listened to in one case). I’ve linked each to its review and will continue to update the links to those that I haven’t reviewed yet. 


JANUARY READS – 12 books

1. Morgan Kane #37: Dead Man’s Shadow by Louis Masterson
2. Texas Horse Trading Co. #4: Devil’s Deathbed by Gene Shelton
3. Ambush at Lakota Crossing by Terrell L. Bowers
4. The Trailsman #351: Terror Town by Jon Sharpe
5. Bear Creek by Jack Edwardes
6. The Highwaymen by Owen G. Irons
7. The Spanish Bit Saga #18: Return of the Spanish by Don Coldsmith
8. Duel at Del Norte by Ethan Flagg
9. The Judge #8: River Raid by Hank Edwards
10. Angel Eyes #3: Wolf Pass by W.B. Longley
11. Sundance #5: The Pistoleros by John Benteen
12. Ride to Valor by David Robbins


FEBRUARY READS – 12 books

13. The Trailsman #352: Texas Tangle by Jon Sharpe
14. Longarm and the Panamint Panic (#387) by Tabor Evans
15. Outlaw Canyon by Jack Sheriff
16. Coyote Falls by Colin Bainbridge
17. Award-Winning Tales compiled by R.L. Coffield
18. The Snake River Bounty by Bill Shields
19. Matt Jensen: Dakota Ambush by William W. Johnstone with J.A. Johnstone
20. Raking Hell by Lee Clinton
21. The Rimfire Riders by John Robb
23. Shannon: U.S. Marshal by Charles E. Friend
24. Pinkerton #1: The Babcock Boys by Desmond Reid


MARCH READS – 11 books

25. Redemption, Kansas by James Reasoner
26. The Trailsman #353: Bitterroot Bullets by Jon Sharpe
27. The Storm Family Saga #2: Hard Texas Trail by Matt Chisholm
28. Down the Long Hills by Louis L’Amour
29. Two Graves for a Gunman by Barry Cord
30. .45-Caliber Widow Maker by Peter Brandvold
31. The Skull of Iron Eyes by Rory Black
32. Killer Chase by John Davage
33. Hard Road to Holford by Greg Mitchell
35. The Gunsmith #352: Unbound by Law by J.R. Roberts


APRIL READS – 9 books

36. The Derby Man #5: Silver Shot by Gary McCarthy
37. Cannon for Hire by Doug Thorne
38. Dakota Rage by Jake Douglas
39. Dear Mr. Holmes by Steve Hockensmith
40. Paytime for a Good Man by Joseph John McGraw
41. The Rifleman by Tony Masero
42. The Secret of Devil’s Canyon by I.J. Parnham
43. A Way in the Wilderness by Paula L. Silici
44. Rogue Lawman #6: Gallows Express by Peter Brandvold


MAY READS – 10 books

45. The Trailsman #355: Texas Gunrunners by Jon Sharpe
46. Longarm and the Bloody Relic (#390) by Tabor Evans
49. Rancho Diablo #1: Shooter’s Cross by Colby Jackson
50. Jacob’s Road by Richard Wyler
51. The Lost Trail by Logan Winters
52. The Scattergun Gang by Hank J. Kirby
53. Bloodshed at the Broken Spur by Steven Gray
54. Blind Justice at Wedlock by Ross Morton


JUNE READS – 9 books

55. Lust of the Lawless by Robert Leslie Bellem
57. The Trailsman #356: Grizzly Fury by Jon Sharpe
58. Nomad’s Trail by E. Hoffmann Price
59. Cotton’s Law by Phil Dunlap
60. Ace High in Wilderness by Rob Hill
61. Shotgun Messenger by Colin Bainbridge
62. Lonesome Range by Tyler Hatch
63. Wyoming Double-Cross by J.D. Kincaid


JULY READS – 11 books

64. Caleb Thorn #4: Bloody Shiloh by L.J. Coburn
65. Jake Silver #3: Canyon of Death by Jere D. James
66. The Trailsman #357: Stagecoach Sidewinders by Jon Sharpe
67. The Loner #4: The Big Gundown by J.A. Johnstone
68. Crooked Foot’s Gold by Greg Mitchell
69. Revenge for a Hanging by Richard Smith
70. No Quarter at Devil’s Fork by Terrell L. Bowers
71. The Ballad of Delta Rose by Jack Martin
72. Trapp’s Mountain by Robert J. Randisi
73. The Gunsmith #356: Hunt for the White Wolf by J.R. Roberts
74. The Crack in the Lens by Steve Hockensmith


AUGUST READS – 10 books

75. The Sheriff and the Widow by Chap O’Keefe
76. .45-Caliber Firebrand by Peter Brandvold
77. The Gallows Land by Bill Pronzini
78. The Snake Den by Chuck Tyrell
79. The Prairie Man by I.J. Parnham
80. Kato’s Army by D.M. Harrison
81. In Need of Hanging by Billy Hall
82. Colorado Clean-Up by Corba Sunman
83. Wind River by James Reasoner
84. Walk Proud, Stand Tall by Johnny D. Boggs


SEPTEMBER READS – 9 books

85. The Spanish Bit Sage #19: Bride of the Morning Star by Don Coldsmith
86. The Traditional West by The Western Fictioneers
87. The Rainbow Trail by Zane Grey – Comic book version
88. Silvertip’s Roundup by Max Brand – Comic book version
89. The Trailsman #359: Platte River Gauntlet by Jon Sharpe
90. .45-Caliber Desperado by Peter Brandvold
91. Riding the Pulp Trail by Paul S. Powers
92. Doomsday Mesa by Chap O’Keefe
93. The Shopkeeper by James D. West


OCTOBER READS – 10 books

95. Savage Texas by William W. Johnstone with J.A. Johnstone
96. The Way Station by Owen G. Irons
97. Wilderness #66: Garden of Eden by David Thompson
98. Siege at Hope Wells by Scott Connor
99. The Trailsman #360: Texas Lead Slingers by Jon Sharpe
100. The Last Mann by Hank J. Kirby
101. Encounter at Salvation Creek by Paxton Johns
102. Ghosts of Bluewater Creek by Terry James
103. Morgan Kane: El Gringo by Louis Masterson


NOVEMBER READS – 12 books

104. Morgan Kane: El Gringo’s Revenge by Louis Masterson
105. Fort Revenge by Ralph Hayes
106. Cut-Price Lawman by Tyler Hatch
107. Let the Guns Decide by Shane Archer
108. Morgan Kane: Without Mercy by Louis Masterson
110. Trail of the Snake by Norvell Page
111. Jake Rains by Tony Masero
112. In the High Bitterroots by Will DuRey
113. A Man Called Breed by Chuck Tyrell
114. Travelin’ Money by Logan Winters
115. Morgan Kane: The Claw of the Dragon by Louis Masterson


DECEMBER READS – 13 books

116. Slocum and the Fool’s Errand (#394) by Jake Logan
117. The Gunsmith #360: The Mad Scientist of the West by J.R. Roberts
118. The Devil’s Payroll by Paul Green
120. Sheriff Without a Star by I.J. Parnham
121. The Trailsman #362: Range War by Jon Sharpe
122. Showdown in Jeopardy by John Davage
123. Longarm and the Doomed Beauty (#397) by Tabor Evans
124. Gunsmoke Over New Mexico by Dale Graham
125. Three for the Trail by Ben Bridges
126. Rancho Diablo #2: Hangrope Law by Colby Jackson
127. The Gunsmith #1: Macklin’s Women by J.R. Roberts (audio version)
128. Angelo and the Strongbox by Cody Wells

6 comments:

Joanne Walpole said...

Wow! You smashed the 100 mark easily. I achieved more than I set out to read - 46 and my target was 40. I guess it's got to be 50 next year. :-)

Steve M said...

I did Jo, and that was just the westerns... :-)

Good to see you read more than your target too.

Ron Scheer said...

Impressive. I was hoping to get through my list of early westerns this year, but it kept growing. Hit no. 32 for the year yesterday. About 20 to go.

Steve M said...

Know what you mean about the growing list Ron, I'm still buying more than I read.

D.M. McGowan said...

I don't see "Partners", "Homesteader" or "The Great Liquor War" on you list.
Pretty soon there'll be "Jake's Justice" to add.
www.dmmcgowan.blogspot.com

Steve M said...

That's true, but if you check the reading list for 2009 you'll find Partners there.