Louis L'Amour

Louis L'Amour

This is a complete list of Louis L'Amour books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series or category.

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List of The Sacketts Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
10
The Daybreakers
1960
2
10
Sackett
1961
3
8
Lando
1962
4
10
Mojave Crossing
1964
5
10
The Sackett Brand
1965
6
10
Mustang Man
1966
7
The Sky-Liners
1967
8
10
The Lonely Men
1969
9
10
Galloway
1970
10
10
Ride the Dark Trail
1972
11
10
Treasure Mountain
1972
12
9
War Party
1973
13
10
Sackett's Land
1974
14
9
To the Far Blue Mountains
1976
15
10
Lonely on the Mountain
1980
16
10
Ride the River
1983
17
9
The Warrior's Path
1984
18
8
Jubal Sackett
1985
19
End of the Drive
1997

List of The Sacketts Series in Chronological Order

#ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
10
Sackett's Land
1974
2
9
To the Far Blue Mountains
1976
3
9
The Warrior's Path
1984
4
8
Jubal Sackett
1985
5
10
Ride the River
1983
6
10
The Daybreakers
1960
7
8
Lando
1962
8
10
Sackett
1961
9
10
Mojave Crossing
1964
10
10
The Sackett Brand
1965
11
The Sky-Liners
1967
12
10
The Lonely Men
1969
13
10
Mustang Man
1966
14
10
Galloway
1970
15
10
Treasure Mountain
1972
16
10
Ride the Dark Trail
1972
17
10
Lonely on the Mountain
1980
18
9
War Party
1973
19
End of the Drive
1997

List of Talon Books in Publication Order

List of Chantry Books in Publication Order

List of Chantry Series in Chronological Order

List of Kilkenny Books in Publication Order

List of Kilkenny Series in Chronological Order

List of Hopalong Cassidy Books in Publication Order

List of Hopalong Cassidy Series in Chronological Order

List of Louis L’Amour Standalone Novels in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Showdown at Yellow Butte
1953
2
Crossfire Trail
1954
3
Utah Blaine
1954
4
8
To Tame a Land
1955
5
10
Heller with a Gun
1955
6
Guns of the Timberlands
1955
7
Silver Canyon
1956
8
10
The Burning Hills
1956
9
Sitka
1957
10
Last Stand at Papago Wells
1957
11
The Tall Stranger
1957
12
Radigan
1959
13
Flint
1960
14
Killoe
1962
15
High Lonesome
1962
16
Dark Canyon
1963
17
10
Kiowa Trail
1964
18
Hanging Woman Creek
1964
19
9
The Key-Lock Man
1965
20
The High Graders
1965
21
The Broken Gun
1966
22
Kilrone
1966
23
Matagorda
1967
24
Brionne
1968
25
Chancy
1968
26
6
Conagher
1969
27
Under the Sweetwater Rim
1971
28
Tucker
1971
29
The Man from Skibbereen
1973
30
6
The Quick and the Dead
1973
31
The Californios
1974
32
Where the Long Grass Blows
1976
33
10
The Iron Marshal
1979
34
The Proving Trail
1979
35
Kiowa Trail and Killoe
1979
36
The Cherokee Trail
1982
37
7
The Shadow Riders
1982
38
Son of a Wanted Man
1984
39
Where Buzzards Fly
1986
40
Riding for the Brand
1986
41
South of Deadwood
1986
42
Showdown Trail
1987
43
Dead End Drift
1987
44
The Turkeyfeather Riders (With: Jon Tuska)
The Turkeyfeather Riders (With: Jon Tuska)
1988
45
Bowdrie Passes Through
1988
46
The Louis L'Amour Companion
1992
47
8
Black Rock: A Western Trio (With: Jon Tuska)
Black Rock: A Western Trio (With: Jon Tuska)
1994
48
The Marshal of Sentinel
1995
49
Louis L'Amour Trail Mix: Volume Two (With: Willie Nelson)
2002
50
The Sixth Shotgun
2003
51
The First Fast Draw
2003
52
Big Medicine
2008
53
Dawn Riders
2010
54
The Black Rock Coffin Makers
2013
55
Riders of the Tumbling K
2014
56
4
Showdown
2017
57
Three Bullets for the Cactus Kid
2018
58
Bannon
2019

List of Short Story Collections in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Smoke from This Altar
1939
2
The Strong Shall Live
1980
3
Buckskin Run
1981
4
Law of the Desert Born
1983
5
Bowdrie's Law
1984
6
Dutchman's Flat
1986
7
Night Over the Solomons
1986
8
The Trail to Crazy Man
1986
9
Man Riding West
1986
10
8
The Rider of the Ruby Hills
1986
11
West from Singapore
1987
12
Lonigan
1988
13
Long Ride Home
1989
14
9.7
Grub Line Rider
1990
15
The Outlaws of Mesquite
1990
16
West of the Tularosa
1992
17
Valley of the Sun
1995
18
West of Dodge
1996
19
6.5
Mistakes Can Kill You
1997
20
Monument Rock
1998
21
6
Beyond the Great Snow Mountains
1999
22
May There Be a Road
2001
23
With These Hands
2002
24
From the Listening Hills
2003
25
6
The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour, Volume 1
2003
26
The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour, Volume 2
2004
27
7
Home in the Valley
2005
28
The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour, Volume 3
2005
29
The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour, Volume 4
2006
30
The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour Volume 5
2007
31
Big Country, Volume 1
2007
32
The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour, Volume 6
2008
33
The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour, Volume 7
2009
34
The Frontier Stories
2009
35
The Man from Battle Flat
2010
36
7.5
Glory Riders (With: Jon Tuska)
Glory Riders (With: Jon Tuska)
2011
37
6
The Strong Land
2012
38
10
Desert Death-Song
2013
39
We Shaped the Land with Our Guns
2014
40
The Chick Bowdrie Short Stories Bundle
2015
41
Golden Gunmen
2016

List of Louis L’Amour Non-Fiction Books in Publication Order

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

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
8
Hondo
1953
2
Kilkenny
1954
3
Taggart
1959
4
10
Shalako
1962
5
8
How the West Was Won
1962
6
Kid Rodelo
1966
7
8
Down the Long Hills
1968
8
10
The Man Called Noon
1969
9
The Empty Land
1969
10
Fallon
1969
11
Reilly's Luck
1970
12
Callaghen
1972
13
Fair Blows the Wind
1973
14
The Ferguson Rifle
1973
15
Over on the Dry Side
1975
16
Westward the Tide
1976
17
Bendigo Shafter
1979
18
Yondering
1980
19
6
Comstock Lode
1981
20
10
The Lonesome Gods
1983
21
The Hills of Homicide
1983
22
6
Bowdrie
1983
23
10
The Walking Drum
1984
24
Passin' Through
1985
25
9
Last of the Breed
1986
26
The Haunted Mesa
1987
27
Off the Mangrove Coast
2000
28
Catlow
2018
29
No Traveller Returns
2018

List of Louis L' Amour Short Stories/Novellas in Publication Order

List of The Golden West Books in Publication Order (with Zane Grey, with Max Brand, with Jon Tuska, with Christopher Lane)

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Stories of the Golden West, Book 3 (By: 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
2
Stories of the Golden West, Book 5 (By: Grover Gardner, Zane Grey, Max Brand, Jon Tuska)
Stories of the Golden West, Book 5 (By: Grover Gardner, Zane Grey, Max Brand, Jon Tuska)
2004
3
Stories Of The Golden West, Book 7 (With: Zane Grey, Max Brand)
2006
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List of Louis L'Amour Anthologies in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Western Movies
1997
2
The Best of the American West
1998
3
The Best of the American West II
1999
4
Guns of the West
2002
5
The Golden West
2003
6
The Untamed West
2004
7
Lone Star Law
2005
8
6
Lost Trails
2007
9
The Lawless West
2007
10
Ghost Towns
2010
11
Three Classic Westerns
2013
12
Trailin' West
2016
13
G-Men Detective - Fall 1950
2022
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Louis L'Amour: Biography

Louis L'Amour (Louis Dearborn LaMoore) was born on March 22nd, 1908. Louis passed away June 10th, 1988 at 80 years old. Louis L'Amour was born in Jamestown, North Dakota, USA.

Louis L'Amour (Louis Dearborn LaMoore) is probably best known for his Standalone Novels. There are currently 58 novels available. The first standalone was released in 1953 with the novel Showdown at Yellow Butte. The most recently released novel was Bannon which was released in 2019.

Louis L'Amour also wrote the Short Story Collections series which has 41 books including Smoke from This Altar and The Strong Shall Live.

Louis L'Amour: Awards & Accolades

Louis L'Amour won the Owen Wister Award, Saddleman Award, in 1981.

L'Amour's books have also won multiple awards, Down the Long Hills won the Spur Awards, Western Novel, in 1968. Bendigo Shafter won the National Book Awards, Best Western, in 1980.

L'Amour's book, Big Country, Volume 1 was nominated for the Audie Award, Best Short Stories or Collections, in 2008.

Louis L'Amour: Lists & Other Mentions

  • Jubal Sackett was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 1985.
  • Last of the Breed was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 1986.
  • The Haunted Mesa was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 1987.

Louis L'Amour: Author Insights

The highest rated book by Louis L'Amour on Book Notification is Grub Line Rider, a Collection novel.

The most read book by Louis L'Amour on Book Notification is Sackett's Land, the 13th novel in the The Sacketts series.

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Louis L'Amour: F.A.Q

When was Louis L'Amour Born?

Louis L'Amour was born on March 22nd, 1908.

When did Louis L'Amour die?

Louis L'Amour died on June 10th, 1988 at 80 years old.

Where was Louis L'Amour Born?

Louis L'Amour was born in Jamestown, North Dakota, USA.

What awards has Louis L'Amour won?

Louis L'Amour has won the following awards: Saddleman Award at the Owen Wister Award (1981).

What book awards has Louis L'Amour won?

Down the Long Hills: Spur Awards Western Novel (1968).
Bendigo Shafter: National Book Awards Best Western (1980).

What was the first book Louis L'Amour wrote?

The first novel written by Louis L'Amour was Smoke from This Altar, published in 1939.

What was the most recent book Louis L'Amour wrote?

His most recently released work was Louis L'Amour's Lost Treasures: Volume 2 - More Mysterious Stories, Unfinished Manuscripts, and Lost Notes on November 19th, 2019.

How many books has Louis L'Amour written?

Louis L'Amour has written 169 books across 12 series.
  • 19 books in the The Sacketts Series
  • 3 books in the Talon Series
  • 5 books in the Chantry Series
  • 5 books in the Kilkenny Series
  • 4 books in the Hopalong Cassidy Series
  • 58 Louis L’Amour Standalone Novels
  • 41 Short Story Collections
  • 7 Louis L’Amour Non-Fiction Books
  • 29 books in the Louis L'Amour's Lost Treasures Series
  • 1 Louis L' Amour Short Stories/Novellas
  • 1 book in the The Golden West Series

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    Edgar A.
    Edgar A.
    2 years ago

    Louis is something of an author in the oral tradition as I find that he tells his stories like a man in the shadows if a camp fire or a troubadour.

    I usually feel that Louis can perfectly fill the boots of the rugged characters he loves to write about with ease literally navigating whatever landscape he creates for his characters.

    I do believe that the many personal experiences and his devotion to researching historical fact is what has made him a unique knowledgeable author with a great understanding and knowledge of events, people.

    What really stands out about Lamour is that he writes about the American frontier with such clarity which is what has for years drawn me to his novels.

    Michael K.
    Michael K.
    2 years ago

    Every time I read a Louis L’Amour novel, I feel like I’m sitting at the feet of an elder, searching for the sage wisdom hidden within ancient tales about legendary figures performing heroic deeds.

    Whenever someone argues that you can’t tell an exciting story without sex and profanity, I point them to gems like ‘Last of the Breed.’ I always scoff at people who describe certain forms of entertainment as art.

    And yet, I will gladly classify L’Amour’s work as art. Because his books came out so many decades ago, they don’t feature the gimmicks many modern authors use to hide their inadequacies. This is pure, unadulterated storytelling, the equivalent of singing without an instrument.

    Phil Ammar
    Phil Ammar
    7 months ago

    Whenever I read a Louis L’Amour novel I feel like I’m in the Old West. And I love that feeling. That’s a sign of a great writer. And Louis L’Amour is the absolute best in the Western genre, in my humble opinion.

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