Lewis B. Patten (1915-1981) was an American author of western novels. He also wrote as Lewis Ford, Joseph Wayne, and Lee Leighton – the latter two pen names being collaborations with Wayne D. Overholser, a frequent collaborator of his. He was from Denver, Colorado, and was educated at the University of Denver. He served in the U.S. Navy.

Lewis B. Patten made his debut as a novelist in 1951 with The Snake Stomper (as Joseph Wayne). He made his debut under his own name in 1952 with Massacre at White River. Below is a list of Lewis B. Patten’s books in order of when they were first released:

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The Snake Stomper (As: Joseph Wayne) (1951)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Massacre at White River (1952)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gunmen's Grass (As:Lewis Ford) (1954)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gunsmoke Empire (1955)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
White Warrior (1956)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rope Law (1956)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Back Trail (1956)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Showdown at Stony Crest (As: Joseph Wayne) (1957)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pursuit (1957)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Home is the Outlaw (1957)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Massacre at San Pablo (1957)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maverick Empire (As: Lewis Ford) (1957)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Valley of Violent Men (1957)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gun Proud (1957)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Showdown at War Cloud (1958)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Five Rode West (1958)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tomahawk (With: Lee Leighton) (1958)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Adventures of Jim Bowie (1958)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Man Who Rode Alone (1959)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Top Man with a Gun (1959)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fighting Rawhide / Sunblade (1959)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ruthless Men (1959)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Savage Star (1959)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gun and the Man (As: Joseph Wayne) (1960)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Range .45 (1960)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hangman's Country (1960)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Savage Town (1960)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Angry Horsemen (As: Lewis Ford) (1961)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Outlaw Canyon (1961)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Law of the Gun (1961)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Renegade Gun (1961)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Savage Country (1961)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gold Magnet (1962)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Savage Vengeance (1962)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Flame in the West (1962)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tarnished Star (1963)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Guilty Guns (1963)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Guns at Gray Butte (1963)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ruthless Range (1963)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Tarnished Star (1963)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Scaffold at Hangman's Creek (1963)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Vengeance Rider (1963)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Killer from Yuma (1964)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Giant on Horseback (1964)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wagons East! (1964)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Proudly They Die (1964)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ride for Vengeance (1964)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Arrogant Guns (1965)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Odds Against Circle L (1966)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
No God in Saguaro (1966)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death Waited at Rialto Creek / The Trap (1966)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Deputy from Furnace Creek (1966)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Prodigal Gunfighter (1966)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Star and the Gun (1967)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bones of the Buffalo (1967)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ambush Creek (1967)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death of a Gunfighter (1968)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Red Sabbath (1968)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cheyenne Drums (1968)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Youngerman Guns (1969)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Meeker Massacre (With: Wayne D Overholser) (1969)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Posse From Poison Creek (1969)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Death in Indian Wells (1970)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Red Runs the River (1970)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Apache Hostage (1970)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Six Ways of Dying (1970)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Showdown at Mesilla (1971)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Massacre Ridge (1971)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ride the Hot Wind (1971)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Guilt of a Killer Town (1971)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hands of Geronimo (1971)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Track of the Hunter (1971)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Trial of Judas Wiley (1972)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Cheyenne Pool (1972)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Killing in Kiowa (1972)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Feud at Chimney Rock (1972)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Homesteader (1972)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Tired Gun (1973)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hide Hunters (1973)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Redskin (1973)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gun of Jesse Hand (1973)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ordeal of Jason Ord (1973)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lynching at Broken Butte (1974)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bounty Man (1974)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Angry Town of Pawnee Bluffs (1974)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Two for Vengeance (1974)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death Stalks Yellowhorse (1974)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gallows at Graneros (1975)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Orphans of Coyote Creek (1975)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Vow of Vengeance (1975)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ride a Crooked Trail (1976)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ambush at Soda Creek (1976)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lawless Breed (1976)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Man Outgunned (1976)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Villa's Rifles (1977)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Trial at Apache Junction (1977)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Killings at Coyote Springs (1977)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hunt The Man Down (1977)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death Rides a Black Horse (1978)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cheyenne Captives (1978)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Law in Cottonwood (1978)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rifles of Revenge (1979)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Trail of the Apache Kid (1979)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ride a Tall Horse (1980)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Redskin Time (1982)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tincup in the Storm Country (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Trail to Vicksburg (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death Rides the Denver Stage (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Woman at Ox-Yoke (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gun and the Law (As: Joseph Wayne) (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blood on the Grass (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Red is the Valley (As: Joseph Wayne) (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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If You Like Lewis B. Patten Books, You’ll Love…

Lewis B. Patten Synopses: The Snake Stomper is a standalone novel by Joseph Wayne (Lewis Patton & Wayne D. Overholser). When Kim Logan is hired by Peg Cody to be her snake stomper, he means to keep her out of harm’s way including Hank Dunning, who wants to cause her ranch to go into forfeiture so he can grab it for nothing. But Kim winds up in jail false accused of murder, while Peg and Dunning are planning to become partners for life. Now, this is not the kind of situation a snake stomper like Kim Logan takes very kindly to…

Gunsmoke Empire is a standalone novel by Lewis B. Patten. Rob King never knew the meaning of the word surrender. He considered the cattle barony K Diamond to be his religion. He would kill any man reckless enough to challenge K Diamond – even if that man was his own son.

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