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Saturday, 9 August 2008

MAD RIVER GUNS BY LEE FLOREN


Historical data
by Lee Floren
Published by Macfadden Books
1965
original price 50c
identity no 50-258

ARIZONA WAS BIG BUT NOT BIG ENOUGH FOR FRANK LaWALL

S
o reads the back cover for this western paperback that was published in the year of my birth. The copy I found is in remarkable condition, better than I am myself in fact.

It's basically a range war story in which ranch owner, LaWall tries to chase any settlers away so that he can lay claim to the lush lands. However when one nester by the name of Jib Hobson decides to fight back things get very deadly indeed.

It's a great old fashioned read - a well paced traditional western that I devoured in one fifty minute sitting.

Anyone know anything about this author?

A GOOGLE search on the author came up with the following list of books:

Novels
Riders of Death (1944)
aka Cottonwood Pards
The Man from Texas (1945)
Texas Talbert (1945) (writing as Lee Thomas)
Hangman's Range (1947)
Saddle Pals (1947)
Guns of Powder River (1947)
Texas Cowman (1947) (writing as Lee Thomas)
Dusty Boots (1950) (writing as Lee Thomas)
Double Cross Ranch (1950)
Riders in the Night (1950)
This Grass Is Mine (1950)
The Trail North (1950)
Black Gunsmoke (1951)
Guns of Wyoming (1951)
Wolf Dog Range (1951) (writing as Will Watson)
Raiders of White Pine (1951) (writing as Lew Smith)
Rimrock Renegades (1951)
Milk River Range (1951)
War On Alkali Creek (1951) (writing as Will Watson)
Renegade Riders (1952)
Ambush Trail (1952)
Four Texans north (1953)
Sonora Stage (1953)
Wolf Dog Town (1953) (writing as Lee Thomas)
Freight for the Little Snowies (1953)
Hell's Homestead (1953)
Muddy Wheels (1953)
North to Wyoming (1953) (writing as Will Watson)
Rimrock Raiders (1953) (writing as Lew Smith)
Wild Border Guns (1953)
Wind River Range (1953)
The Wyoming Rustlers (1953)
Law of the West (1954)
Boothill Court (1954) (writing as Lew Smith)
Gambler's Guns (1954) (writing as Lee Thomas)
Broken Horn (1954)
Pistol Partners (1954)
Powdersmoke Canyon (1954)
Rifles on the Rattlesnake (1954)
Smoky River (1954) (writing as Lew Smith)
Trail's End (1954)
Winter Kill (1954) (writing as Len Turner)
Hammerhead Range (1955)
Texas Medico (1955) (writing as Len Turner)
Ramrod (1955) (writing as Lew Smith)
Wait for the Day (1955)
Trail to High Pine (1956)
Dusty Wheels (1957) (writing as Lew Smith)
Rifle Law (1958)
Jill's Hollywood Assignment (1958)
Guns Along the Pecos (1959)
Winchester War (1960)
Outlaw Breed (1960)
Renegade Gambler (1961)
John Wesley Hardin, Texas Gunfighter (1962)
The Last Gun (1962)
Montana Maverick (1962)
Guns on Circle S (1962)
High Thunder (1962)
The Last Freighter (1962)
Gunslammer (1963)
Two Guns North (1963)
Hollywood Nurse (1963)
Two Riders North (1963)
Deputy's Revenge (1964)
Mad River Guns (1965)
Black Boulder Ranch (1966)
The Tall Texan (1967)
War on Alkali Creek (1967)
Gun Luck (1968)
Rustler's Trail (1968)
Fighting Ramrod (1968)
Iron Hand (1969)
Riders in the Storm (1969)
Rifles on the Rimrock (1969)
The Bloodskinners (1970)
Gunsmoke Holiday (1970)
Bloody Rifles (1971)
Gambler With a Gun (1971)
Rangeland Feud (1973)
War Drum (1973) (writing as Maria Sandra Sterling)
Range War (1976)
The Gun Lords of Stirrup Basin (1977)
Gun to Gun (1977)
Shoot-out at Milk River (1977)
Gunpowder Mesa (1978)
Rifles on the Range (1978)
Gun Wolves of Lobo Basin (1978)
High Gun (1979)
Trail to Gunsmoke (1980)
The Rawhide Men (1980)
High Border Riders (1981)
Powdersmoke Lawyer (1981)
Frontier Lawman (1981)
Broken Creek (1981)
Broomtail Basin (1981)
Callahan Rides Alone (1981)
Guns of Montana (1981)
North to Powder River (1983)
Cowthief Clanton (1983)
Boothill Brand (1983)
Buckskin Challenge (1983)
Renegade Rifles (1984)
Gun Quick (1984) (writing as Lew Smith)
Boothill brand (1984) (writing as Will Watson)
West of the Barbwire (1985)
Burnt Wagon Ranch (1986)
Lobo Valley (1986)
Wyoming Gun Law (1986)
Bring Bullets, Texan! (1986)
The Bushwhackers (1986)
Deadly Draw (1987)
The Hard Riders (1987)
Hell Raisers (1988)
Night Riders (1988)
Rope the Wild Wind (1988)
Renegade Rancher (1989)
Puma Pistoleers (1989)
Ride the Wild Country (1989)
The Long Trail North (1990)
Rough Country (1990)
Boot Hill Riders (1990)
Bonanza At Wishbone (1991)
Outlaw Bunch (1991)
Pinon Mesa (1991)
Rawhide (1991)
Wyoming Showdown (1991)
Gambler's Guns (1991)
Powdersmoke Canyon (1991) (writing as Lew Smith)
Springboard to Love (1991) (writing as Grace Lang)
Scattergun Grass (1992)
Love a Hostage (1993) (writing as Grace Lang)
The Smokestack Iron (1993) (writing as Lee Thomas)
Coyotes of Willow Brook (1994)
Riders of DeathGuns of WyomingMuddy WheelsOutlaw Breed
Renegade GamblerThe Last GunGuns on Circle SThe Tall Texan
Rifles on the RimrockGunpowder MesaCallahan Rides AloneBurnt Wagon Ranch
The BushwhackersThe Hard Riders
Omnibus
Thruway West / The Naked RangeNorth to Powder River / GringoSaddles North / Gambler with a GunTexas Medico / Dusty Boots
Non fiction
Crowned Harp: Memories of the Last Years of the Crown in Ireland (1960)
The American Dream: A History of the United States (1977)

5 comments:

Danny-K said...

My god, what a slacker; taking 1974 and '75 off.
Some people don't know what hard work is.

ARCHAVIST said...

LOL - I agree. He must have slept that year. I wonder who was the pulp writer who wrote the most books? I was told recently of someone who did 100 books in a year.

Juri said...

Floren wrote porn in his later years, for some sleaze paperback publishers, such as Greenleaf. He started out in the pulp magazines of the fourties and then he wrote lots of those Westerns you found. I've read some and they were very much okay.

Anonymous said...

LEE FLOREN ES Y SERA EL MEJOR ESCRITOR DE WESTRNS DE LA HISTORIA, ES MI FAVORITO, YO LO LEIA DESDE NIÑA, LO VEIA AHI SENTADO FRENTE A SU MAQUINA DE ESCRIBIR, CON ESE BRILLO EN LOS OJOS QUE NO LO DEJABA ENVEJECER, EL MISMO LEIA SUS LIBROS UNA Y OTRA VEZ, LEE FLOREN, ESTAS EN MI CORAZON, AUN SIENTO TU OLOR DE ABUELO AMOROSO, NO ME PUEDO DESPRENDER DEL AZUL DE TUS OJOS, DE TUS BESOS CALIDOS....TE EXTRAÑO VIEJO, PORQUE ME DEJASTE??'

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