Louis L’Amour (1908-1988) was an American novelist, or as he would say, “an American storyteller.” The majority of his work was western novels (which he referred to as “Frontier novels”), although he had some science fiction and historical fiction books in there as well. Several of his books were adapted into films, including Crossfire Trail, The Iron Marshal (as Shaughnessy), Conagher, The Quick and the Dead, Down the Long Hills, The Shadow Riders, The Man Called Noon and too many others to list.

During his nearly 40 year career, L’Amour wrote 89 novels, 14 short story collections and two non-fiction books, which would categorize him as a prolific author under any criteria. All of his work remains in print to this day. Since then, several works of L’Amour’s have been published posthumously. Below is a list of Louis L’Amour’s books in order of when they were originally published (as well as in chronological order):

Publication Order of The Sacketts Books

The Daybreakers (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Sackett (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lando (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mojave Crossing (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Sackett Brand (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mustang Man (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Sky-Liners (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Lonely Men (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Galloway (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ride the Dark Trail (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Treasure Mountain (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
War Party (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Sackett's Land (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
To the Far Blue Mountains (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lonely on the Mountain (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ride the River (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Warrior's Path (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Jubal Sackett (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
End of the Drive (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Chronological Order of The Sacketts Books

Publication Order of Talon Books

Rivers West (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Man from the Broken Hills (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Milo Talon (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Chantry Books

North to the Rails (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fair Blows the Wind (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Ferguson Rifle (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Over on the Dry Side (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Borden Chantry (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Chronological Order of Chantry Books

Fair Blows the Wind(1973)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Ferguson Rifle(1973)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Borden Chantry(1977)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
North to the Rails(1971)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Over on the Dry Side(1975)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Kilkenny Books

Kilkenny (1954)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Rider of Lost Creek (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Mountain Valley War / A Man Called Trent (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Gun for Kilkenny (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Monument Rock (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Chronological Order of Kilkenny Books

The Rider of Lost Creek(1976)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Mountain Valley War / A Man Called Trent(1978)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Kilkenny(1954)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Gun for Kilkenny(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Monument Rock(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Hopalong Cassidy Books

The Riders of High Rock (1951)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Rustlers of West Fork (1951)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Trail to Seven Pines (1951)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Trouble Shooter (1952)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Chronological Order of Hopalong Cassidy Books

The Rustlers of West Fork(1951)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Trail to Seven Pines(1951)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Riders of High Rock(1951)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Trouble Shooter(1952)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Louis L’Amour Standalone Novels

Showdown at Yellow Butte (1953)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Crossfire Trail (1954)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Utah Blaine (1954)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
To Tame a Land (1955)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Heller with a Gun (1955)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Guns of the Timberlands (1955)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Silver Canyon (1956)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Burning Hills (1956)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Sitka (1957)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Last Stand at Papago Wells (1957)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Tall Stranger (1957)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Radigan (1959)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Flint (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Killoe (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
High Lonesome (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dark Canyon (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Kiowa Trail (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hanging Woman Creek (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Key-Lock Man (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The High Graders (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Broken Gun (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Kilrone (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Matagorda (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Brionne (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Chancy (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Conagher (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Under the Sweetwater Rim (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Tucker (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Man from Skibbereen (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Quick and the Dead (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Californios (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Where the Long Grass Blows (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Iron Marshal (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Proving Trail (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Kiowa Trail and Killoe (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Cherokee Trail (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The ShadowRiders (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Son of a Wanted Man (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Where Buzzards Fly (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Riding for the Brand (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
South of Deadwood (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Showdown Trail (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dead End Drift (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Turkeyfeather Riders (With: Jon Tuska) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Bowdrie Passes Through (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Louis L'Amour Companion (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Black Rock: A Western Trio (With: Jon Tuska) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Marshal of Sentinel (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Louis L'Amour Trail Mix: Volume Two (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Sixth Shotgun (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The First Fast Draw (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Big Medicine (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dawn Riders (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Black Rock Coffin Makers (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Riders of the Tumbling K (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Showdown (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Three Bullets for the Cactus Kid (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Bannon (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Smoke from This Altar (1939)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Strong Shall Live (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Buckskin Run (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Law of the Desert Born (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Bowdrie's Law (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dutchman's Flat (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Night Over the Solomons (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Trail to Crazy Man (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Man Riding West (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Rider of the Ruby Hills (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
West from Singapore (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lonigan (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Long Ride Home (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Grub Line Rider (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Outlaws of Mesquite (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
West of the Tularosa (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Valley of the Sun (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
West of Dodge (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mistakes Can Kill You (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Monument Rock (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Beyond the Great Snow Mountains (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
May There Be a Road (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
With These Hands (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
From the Listening Hills (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour, Volume 1 (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour, Volume 2 (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Home in the Valley (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour, Volume 3 (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour, Volume 4 (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour Volume 5 (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Big Country, Volume 1 (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour, Volume 6 (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour, Volume 7 (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Frontier Stories (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Man from Battle Flat (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Glory Riders (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Strong Land (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Desert Death-Song (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
We Shaped the Land with Our Guns (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Chick Bowdrie Short Stories Bundle (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Golden Gunmen (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Louis L’Amour Non-Fiction Books

Frontier (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Sackett Companion (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Trail of Memories: The Quotations Of Louis L'Amour (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Education of a Wandering Man (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Martin H. M. Schreiber: Last of a Breed (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Louis l'Amour's Lost Treasures - Mysterious Stories, Unfinished Manuscripts, and Lost Notes (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Louis L'Amour's Lost Treasures: Volume 2 - More Mysterious Stories, Unfinished Manuscripts, and Lost Notes (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

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

Hondo (1953)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Kilkenny (1954)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Taggart (1959)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Shalako (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
How the West Was Won (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Kid Rodelo (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Down the Long Hills (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Man Called Noon (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Empty Land (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fallon (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Reilly's Luck (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Callaghen (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fair Blows the Wind (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Ferguson Rifle (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Over on the Dry Side (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Westward the Tide (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Bendigo Shafter (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Yondering (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Comstock Lode (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Lonesome Gods (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Hills of Homicide (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Bowdrie (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Walking Drum (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Passin' Through (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Last of the Breed (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Haunted Mesa (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Off the Mangrove Coast (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Catlow (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
No Traveller Returns (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Louis L' Amour Short Stories/Novellas

Riders of the Dawn (1951)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of The Golden West Books

(with 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)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Stories of the Golden West, Book 5 (By: Grover Gardner,Zane Grey,Max Brand,Jon Tuska) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Stories Of The Golden West, Book 7 (With: Zane Grey,Max Brand) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Anthologies

Western Movies(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Best of the American West(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Best of the American West II(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Guns of the West(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Golden West(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Untamed West(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lone Star Law(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lost Trails(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Lawless West(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ghost Towns(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Three Classic Westerns(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Trailin' West(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
G-Men Detective - Fall 1950(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Notes: The Hopalong Cassidy series was originally published under the pen name Tex Burns. Whenever asked for one of these books to be autographed, L’Amour refused, insisting that “they weren’t his books.” When asked late in life about the series, L’Amour confessed he wrote the books, but only did them for the money.

The anthology The Golden West also contains stories by Zane Grey and Max Brand. A Trail of Memories: The Quotations Of Louis L’Amour was compiled by Angelique L’Amour.

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13 Responses to “Order of Louis L’Amour Books”

  1. Gary Strong: 6 years ago

    Face Book!

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  2. Gary Strong: 6 years ago

    Love his work,got in trouble at school,daydream ing on the plains,my body in class ,my restless soul riding the High Plains! Study Hall,no free time was the price,still do it today ,good never dirs!

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  3. jack schmidt: 7 years ago

    love louis l’amour. can’t find squatters on the lonetree is this part of his short stories /

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    • Gary Strong: 6 years ago

      Try your thrift stores,Estate Sales,Yard Sales,Newspapers Ads,EBay Esty.com,,they just about give the! Away,I bought 19 at .50 cents each!Enjoy!

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  4. Cinda Hoye: 8 years ago

    could not find the short story collection called, West of the Tularosa.

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  5. Shelly Ann LPN(ret): 9 years ago

    One of the two best western storytellers that have ever been published. I had over 80 volumes of his works while I served, all paperbacks, when finished with them I sent them home. When mom got the packages she would take the Louis L’Amour books out and read them before she put them away for me. Lost most of my collect to a fire and the rest was taken by my ex. Long live the novels and stories of Louis L’Amour and Zane Grey the two best western storytellers.
    Shelly Ann, LPN (ret)
    A Proud Honorable Disabled American Veteran, 1967-1994

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  6. Jim: 9 years ago

    Hi Brandon, in reviewing the books by Louis L’Amour, I came across a book I have that is not on your list. It is called “Big Medicine” and was published in 2008 by the Golden West Literary Agency. It has 4 short stories that were published from 1947 through 1950 and were written by Louis L’Amour under the byline Jim Mayo. Hopefully/maybe you can add another section under Louis L’Amour showing his books by Jim Mayo. Thanks, Jim

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  7. Phil Nason: 9 years ago

    Does any one know the number of books printed- by publisher -hardback, paperback, non-english translated that he wrote

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    • Gary Strong: 6 years ago

      Google him it’s on the net now ,he was a busy man ,his mind had to work while he slept!

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  8. Jay Webb: 10 years ago

    I have most of the books Louis wrote. I have over 105 books. There are three on this list from his WW2 adventures that I know of right off hand : Night over the Solomons, West from Singapore, Off the Mangrove Coast. There maybe a couple more but I didn’t look real close at the list.

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    • Brandon: 10 years ago

      Is this in response to Jimbowman00’s post?

      If you have any books we don’t have listed, feel free to let us know. Sometimes things slip through the cracks, especially when it’s an older author who is so prolific.

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  9. Brandon: 11 years ago

    I’ll gladly add them if I can find out what I’m missing, along with his collections and other works. Thanks!

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  10. Jimbowman00: 12 years ago

    i didn’t see any of Louis’s books about his adventures during WW 2

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