A WORD FROM LOUIS LâAMOUR
'Almost forty years ago, when my fiction was being published exclusively in âpulpâ western magazines, I wrote several novel-length stories, which my editors called âmagazine novels.â In creating them, I became so involved with my characters that their lives were still as much a part of me as I was of them long after the issues in which they appeared became collectorâs items. Pleased as I was about how I brought the characters and their adventures to life in the pages of the magazines, I still wanted the reader to know more about my people and why they did what they did. So, over the years, I revised and expanded these magazine works into fuller-length novels that I published in paperback under other titles.
'These particular early magazine versions of my books have long been a source of great speculation and curiosity among many of my readers, so much so of late, that Iâm now pleased to collect three of them in book form for the first time.
'I hope you enjoy them.'
When L'Amour's first fiction was being published in pulp Western magazines, he wrote several novel-length stories. Three of these tales--The Trail to Crazy Man, Riders of the Dawn, and Showdown on the Hogback--are collected here in one volume for fans who relish the chance to enjoy the early works of a master storyteller. Reissue.