Our list of some of the best Louis Lamour books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.
- The Man Called Noon (Louis L’Amour’s Lost Treasures): A Novel (2019)
- The Sixth Shotgun (2013)
- Last of the Breed: A Novel (1987)
- Down the Long Hills (Louis L’Amour’s Lost Treasures): A Novel (2017)
- The Collected Short Stories of Louis L’Amour, Volume 1: Frontier Stories (2014)
- The Empty Land: A Novel (1995)
- The Lonesome Gods: An Epic Novel of the California Desert (Louis L’Amour’s Lost Treasures) (1984)
- The Walking Drum: A Novel (1985)
- Shalako (Louis L’Amour’s Lost Treasures): A Novel (2018)
- Reilly’s Luck (Louis L’Amour’s Lost Treasures): A Novel (2019)
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In one swift moment a fall wiped away his memory. Now all he knew for certain was that someone wanted him dead—and that he had better learn why. But everywhere he turned there seemed to be more questions—or people too willing to hide the truth behind a smoke screen of lies. He had only the name he had been told was his own, his mysterious skill with a gun, and a link to a half million dollars’ worth of buried gold as evidence of his past life. Was the treasure his?
The Sixth Shotgun (2013)
No writer is associated more closely with the American West than Louis L’Amour. Collected here are two of his most exciting works, in their original forms. The title story, a tale of stagecoach robbery and frontier justice, is finally available in its full-length version. Similarly, the short novel included in this volume, “The Rider of the Ruby Hills,” one of L’Amour’s greatest range war novels, was published first in a magazine, then expanded by the author into a longer version years later.
Last of the Breed: A Novel (1987)
Here is the kind of authentically detailed epic novel that has become Louis L’Amour’s hallmark. It is the compelling story of U.S. Air Force Major Joe Mack, a man born out of time. When his experimental aircraft is forced down in Russia and he escapes a Soviet prison camp, he must call upon the ancient skills of his Indian forebears to survive the vast Siberian wilderness.
Everyone was dead. Indian raiders massacred the entire wagon train. Only seven-year-old Hardy Collins and three-year-old Betty Sue Powell, managed to survive. With a knife, a faithful stallion, and the survival lessons his father taught him, Hardy must face the challenges of the open prairie as they head west in search of help.
Louis L’Amour is recognized the world over as one of the most prolific and popular American authors. While every one of his eighty-nine novels is still in print, a lesser known fact is that L’Amour is also one of the all-time bestselling authors of short fiction.
The Empty Land: A Novel (1995)
For thousands of years the lonely canyon knew only wind and rain, wild animals, and an occasional native hunter. Then a trapper found a chunk of gold, and everything changed overnight.In six days a town called Confusion appeared . . . and on the seventh it could disappear, consumed by the flames of lawlessness and violence. On one side are those who understand only brute force. On the other are men who want law and order but are ready to use a noose to achieve their ends.
“I am Johannes Verne, and I am not afraid.” This was the boy’s mantra as he plodded through the desert alone, left to die by his vengeful grandfather. Johannes Verne was soon to be rescued by outlaws, but no one could save him from the lasting memory of his grandfather’s eyes, full of impenetrable hatred. Raised in part by Indians, then befriended by a mysterious woman, Johannes grew up to become a rugged adventurer and an educated man.
The Walking Drum: A Novel (1985)
Warrior, lover, and scholar, Kerbouchard is a daring seeker of knowledge and fortune bound on a journey of enormous challenge, danger, and revenge. Across Europe, over the Russian steppes, and through the Byzantine wonders of Constantinople, Kerbouchard is thrust into the treacheries, passions, violence, and dazzling wonders of a magnificent time.
He was a white man as cunning as any Indian, a brooding man who trusted in nothing but his weapon and his horse. Shalako was determined to cross the bleak Sonoran Desert—the Apaches’ killing ground—by himself. But then he came across a European hunting party, and a brave and beautiful woman, stranded and defenseless. Shalako knew that he had to stay and help them survive.
Val Darrant was just four years old the snowy night his mother abandoned him. But instead of meeting a lonely death, he met Will Reilly—a gentleman, a gambler, and a worldly, self-taught scholar.
Best Louis Lamour Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf
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