Some Western pulps have been added to the Pulp Magazines Project collection: Includes stories by W.C. Tuttle, Ernest Haycox, H.A. DeRosso, Walt Coburn, Hapsburg Liebe, Johnston McCulley, S. Omar Barker and others. Click on the links below the pictures to open the magazine. Support them in any way you can. THE FEUDISTS by Ernest Haycox… Continue reading Western Pulps from the Pulp Magazines Project
[This is a slightly modified excerpt from an article in the The Pittsburgh Press of Jul 23, 1950.] W.C. Tuttle, author of the “Hashknife Hartley” stories, admits that the idea for the “Hashknife Hartley” Western adventures was born of a blister but the character is the composite of two men Tuttle knew some… Continue reading Origin stories: Hashknife Hartley by W.C. Tuttle
From the Popular Magazine, January 7, 1916, comes this funny story of a cowboy. Robert V. Carr, the author, was a famous cowboy poet. Thanks to the PulpMags project for providing the original scans of this. I wish I could get the other stories in the series. Anyone who can share, please drop a line… Continue reading Short story by Robert V. Carr – Business Letters of a Cowboy
Some Luke Short novels were also published as comics by Dell Publishing. Dell also published other western comics by Max Brand and other western authors. They have been scanned by some contributors to the amazing Internet Archive. Here are the ones that I found: 1. Brand of Empire 2. Top Gun 3. Marauder’s Moon 4.… Continue reading Luke Short novels as comics (FREE)
This novella by H.A. DeRosso is about a marshall who comes to town to retrieve stolen gold. With an unusual happy ending, perhaps because that is what a slick like Collier’s wanted. Download the story here.
[A tip of the Stetson to James Reasoner of Rough Edges for pointing out this excellent forgotten writer who doesn’t have a Wikipedia article. I have only read a few stories of his so far, of which one is a short story from Ranch Romances, but even there the dark, noirish tone of the story… Continue reading H. A. DeRosso – Western Noir pulp author
Western pulp lovers: If you have ever wondered what a chuckwagon was, or how it came to be, what cowboys encountered on their cattle drives, what household life was like in the Old West, you’ve come to the right place. What’s a chuckwagon? Who invented it? Why’s a cowboy’s saddle shaped the way it is?… Continue reading Western pulp lovers – a site for us
[This story by Luke Short appeared in Big Book Western, in the March 1937 issue. Link after the break.]Download the story here.
[Luke Short was a prolific writer of western stories, penning over fifty novels and hundreds of short stories. He was a good craftsman, and his stories had action, mystery and good dialog. He passed away on this day, thirty seven years ago, and i thought it would be a good thing to remember him today.… Continue reading Luke Short – Western story writer
[W.C. Tuttle, like B.M. Bower, Walt Coburn and Dan Cushman, was an authentic westerner from Montana who became a writer. He wrote westerns, naturally, but not the usual sheriff-rides-into-town-and-cleans-it-up stuff. Rather, he wrote humorous stories and detective fiction, creating characters who were always looking to find what was over the next hill, and would never… Continue reading W.C. Tuttle – Western, short story and movie writer, humorist and detective fiction author