Where is Estleman, anyway?
Typically, he's at his
1950 manual typewriter
working on the next novel.
Otherwise, look for him at events listed
Who is Estleman?
Interested in more about
the man behind the words?
THE BALLAD OF BLACK BART
True West Magazine's Best of the West 2018
THE LONG HIGH NOON
of a running gun battle
between two sworn enemies that spans half a century.
. 2014 . ISBN 0765334542
Kindle Edition . ASIN B00HBPXSM4
Southern California, real life detectives Charles D. Siringo
and Dashiell Hammett must solve a mystery involving a ruthless
ROY & LILLIE
A Love Story
. 2010 . ISBN 0765322285
Kindle Edition . ASIN B003P2WJ0O
romance between a reprobate Old West judge and
a celebrated British beauty; perfect because they never met.
THE BRANCH AND THE SCAFFOLD
A novel of Judge Isaac Parker
vivid, fast-paced western adventure
brilliantly presented by a masterful storyteller."
read the full
THE ADVENTURES OF JOHNNY
. 2006 . ISBN 0765309149
Johnny Vermillion is
one of the most entertaining rogues ever to turn a dishonest
dollar. Any audience will love a troupe that can transform
A Midsummer Night's Dream into grand larceny.
THE UNDERTAKER'S WIFE
. 2005 . ISBN
The Wild West claimed
many lives; it was Richard Connable's job to bury the dead. From
St. Louis to Denver to the Barbary Coast, we follow his story,
told in fascinating technical and emotional detail by his wife
BLACK POWDER, WHITE
. October 2002 . ISBN 076530189X
Two men. One black and
one white. In New Orleans, the black man, Honey Boutrille, saves
a prostitute's life by killing her attacker. In San Francisco,
the white man, Twice Emerson, kills a Chinaman because he likes
Honey and Emerson rage through an authentic West drawn with a
fierce and gleeful truthfulness, leaving trails of bodies, pursued
ever more relentlessly, and moving always toward a central and
inescapable meeting place: Denver, Colorado.
from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum
. June 2001 . ISBN 0312869703
Oscar Stone is a hangman.
Everything he does, he does impeccably. He is more bloodless
than bloodthirsty. He is a profound student of his art, completely
versed in its traditions over the centuries. For more than a
quarter of a century he has worked to create a reputation as
a man peerless in his craft: the master executioner. He is also
utterly alone with his craft. Suddenly, one day, on a single
piece of knowledge, Oscar comes to a moment of devastating truth
and for the first time knows himself.
THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN
MOVING PICTURE ASSOCIATION
. April 1999 . ISBN 0312866763
Los Angeles, 1913: Director
Buck Bensinger is desperately trying to hold together the fledgling
Rocky Mountain Moving Picture Association when aspiring writer
Dmitri Pulski walks out of the snowy Sierra Nevadas and onto
the set. Soon, Dmitri has become screenwriter "Tom Boston,"
and the Association begins to produce a Yukon adventure film
starring an actor who can't ride a horse as a cowboy, and a villain
cast fresh out of San Quentin.
JOURNEY OF THE DEAD
OF TWO NATIONAL AWARDS
The Spur Award from
the Western Writers of America
The Western Heritage Award from the National Cowboy Hall of Fame
. April 1998 . ISBN 0312859996
Two witnesses to this
turbulent evolution tell their stories. One is an ancient Spanish
alchemist searching for the philosopher's stone from his hut
in the New Mexico desert. He devotes his long life to hunting
for the secrets of the old gods. But will they give him the answers
to his quest for meaning? The other is the fabled Pat Garrett,
the man who killed his poker buddy, Billy the Kid. Haunted by
Billy for the rest of his life, Pat Garrett searches for peace.
Together and separately, Garrett and the alchemist journey through
time and history searching for answers to their ancient questions.
BILLY GASHADE: AN
. April 1997
hardcover ISBN 031285997X . paperback ISBN 0812549155
Billy Gashade is a wandering
piano player who crosses paths with the notorious, the legendary,
the unheralded. Billys song is lyrical and at times elegiac,
but never sentimental. And his anchoring refrain remains true
to this day: that most folks were neither as bad nor as good
as they seemed, and they did the best they could with what they
had. From the ravages of the Civil War to the early innovations
of the twentieth century, the piano player who came to be known
as Billy Gashade sang for his supper in saloons and bawdy houses
from New York to New Mexico.
Starred review in Publishers Weekly.
REPRINT: Berkley Books . 1999 . ISBN 0515124664
In 1898, the
last buffalo hunter tracks the last buffalo through
what remains of the frontier.
REPRINT: Berkley Books . 2000 . ISBN 0515127876
In a frontier
retelling of Treasure Island, a boy and an old bandit search
Dakotas Black Hills for a fortune in buried Confederate
Bantam . 1988
REPRINT: Berkley Books . 1999 . ISBN 0515125318
A novel of the
gunfight at the OK Corral.
REPRINT: Berkley Books . 2000 . ISBN 0515124664
Miller: outlaw at 12, lawman at 23, gunfighter at 30, dead at
His violent story.
THIS OLD BILL
REPRINT: Berkley Books . 1999 . ISBN 0515125083
A novel of the
life of Buffalo Bill Cody: Indian scout, showman, adulterer,
MISTER ST. JOHN
REPRINT: Berkley Books . 1999 . ISBN 0515126578
In 1906, Irons
St. John failed businessman, defeated politician, aging
hero gathers his old posse for one last manhunt.
REPRINT: Berkley Books . 1999 . ISBN 0515127043
A callow journalist
and a half-wild wolfer set out in pursuit of a wolf whos
as smart as they are.
ACES & EIGHTS
REPRINT: Forge Books . 1998 . ISBN 0812549147
Winner for Best Historical Novel
Western Writers of America
The life of
Wild Bill Hickok, presented from both sides during the trial
of his killer.
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[ Western Short Story
THE BEST WESTERN
STORIES OF LOREN D. ESTLEMAN
dozen of frontier gems,
selected by Bill Pronzini and Martin H. Greenberg.
Includes "The Bandit," which won the 1986 Spur Award for Best Western Short Fiction from the
Western Writers of America.
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