Lauran Paine

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Lauran Bosworth Paine (born born Lawrence Kerfman Duby Jr., February 25, 1916 in Duluth, Minnesota – December 1, 2001, Fort Jones, California[1]) was an American writer of Western fiction.[2]

Paine wrote over 1000 books,[1] including hundreds of Westerns as well as romance, science fiction, and mystery novels. He also wrote a number of non-fiction books on the Old West, military history, witchcraft, and other subjects. Because his publishers only accepted a limited number of books under a single author's name, Paine adopted dozens of pseudonyms including Mark Carrel, Clay Allen, A. A. Andrews, Dennis Archer, John Armour, Carter Ashby, Harry Beck, Will Benton, Frank Bosworth, Concho Bradley, Claude Cassady, Clint Custer, James Glenn, Will Houston, Troy Howard, Cliff Ketchum, Clint O'Conner, Jim Slaughter and Buck Standish among others.[2] Many of his books, published by Robert Hale of London and distributed solely in the UK, have only in recent years been appearing in the United States, usually as large-print editions.

He was a long-term resident of Fort Jones.[3]

Selected bibliography[edit]

  • Arrowhead Rider (1956)
  • The Long War Trail (1957)
  • The Farthest Frontier (1957)
  • Rogue River Cowboy (1958)
  • The Massacre at Mountain Meadows (1958)
  • Range War (1959)
  • Northwest Conquest (1959)
  • Conquest of the Great Northwest (1959)
  • Man Behind the Gun (1960)
  • Apache Trail (1960)
  • Trail of the Freighters (1960)
  • Quick Shooter Beuhler (1960)
  • Wyoming Trail (1960)
  • The Man from Wells Fargo (1961)
  • This Time Tomorrow (1963)
  • Outpost (1963)
  • The Sheepmen (1963)
  • Viet-nam (1965)
  • Texas Ben Thompson (1966)
  • Death of a Doctor (1969) (writing as John Armour)
  • Love of a Banker (1969) (writing as John Armour)
  • Run with the Killer (1969) (writing as John Armour)
  • Gaggle of Ghosts (1971)
  • Witches in Fact and Fantasy (1972)
  • The Hierarchy of Hell (1972)
  • A Killer's Category (1973) (writing as John Armour)
  • Witchcraft and the Mysteries (1974)
  • The Assassins (1975)
  • Gunhill (1975)
  • The Terrorists (1975)
  • The Assassins' World (1975)
  • Murder in Hawthorn (1975) (writing as John Armour)
  • Saturday Night Massacre (1976) (writing as John Armour)
  • Double Jeopardy (1978)
  • The Man from Tucson (1978)
  • Frontier Doctor (1979)
  • Dakota Deathtrap (1979)
  • Punchbowl Range (1981)
  • D-Day (1981)
  • The Hammerhead (1981)
  • Scarface (1981)
  • Longlance Plain (1981) (writing as John Armour)
  • Bannon's Law (1982)
  • Adobe Wells (1982)
  • Lord of Lost Valley (1982)
  • Thunder Valley (1982)
  • Carter Valley (1982) (writing as John Armour)
  • The Trail Drive (1983)
  • South Desert Trail (1983)
  • High Ridge Range (1983)
  • The Witness Tree (1983) (writing as John Armour)
  • Paloverde (1983) (writing as John Armour)
  • America and the Americans (1984)
  • The War Wagon (1984)
  • The Bordermen (1984)
  • Tanner (1984)
  • Zuni Country (1984)
  • The Marshal (1985)
  • Skye (1986)
  • The Horseman (1986)
  • The Homesteaders (1986)
  • New Mexico Heritage (1987)
  • Medicine Bow (1987)
  • Spirit Meadow (1987)
  • Blue Basin Country (1987)
  • Trail of the Hawks (1987)
  • Custer Meadow (1988)
  • The Arrowhead Cattle Company (1988)
  • The Guns of Summer (1988)
  • Nightrider's Moon (1988)
  • The Sheridan Stage (1989)
  • Taurus Gun (1989)
  • The Man from Secret Valley (1989)
  • The Catch Colt (1989)
  • The Law Behind the Gun (1989)
  • Peralta Country (1989)
  • The Young Marauders (1990)
  • The Open Range Men (1990)
  • The Bandoleros (1990)
  • The Sun Devils (1990) (writing as John Armour)
  • Arizona Panhandle (1991)
  • Riders of the Trojan Horse (1991)
  • The Squaw Men (1992)
  • The Cloverleaf Cattle Company (1992)
  • Adobe Empire (1993)
  • The Fifth Horseman (1994)
  • Kiowa-Apache (1994)
  • The Prairieton Raid (1994)
  • Vengeance Trail (1994)
  • Greed at Gold River (1994)
  • The Gunman's Legacy (1994)
  • Moon Prairie (1994)
  • The Past Won't End (1995)
  • Trail to Trouble (1995)
  • The Devil on Horseback (1995)
  • The Renegade (1995)
  • Return of the Hunted (1995)
  • The Manhunter (1995)
  • Tears of the Heart (1995)
  • Timberline (1995)
  • Trail of the Sioux (1996)
  • The Apache Kid (1996)
  • The Rawhiders (1996)
  • Lockwood (1996)
  • The Triangle Murder (1996)
  • The Californios (1996)
  • Valor in the Land (1997)
  • The Misplaced Psyche (1997)
  • The White Bird (1997)
  • Wilderness Road (1997)
  • Buckskin Buccaneer (1998)
  • Cache Canon (1998)
  • Murder Now, Pay Later (1998)
  • The Man from Coyanosa (1998)
  • Six-Gun Atonement (1998)
  • The Grand Ones of San Ildefonso (1998)
  • Guns of the Law (1999)
  • The Killer Gun (1999)
  • Murder Without Motive (1999)
  • Bags and Saddles (1999)
  • The Outcast (1999)
  • Death of a Millionaire (2000)
  • Murder in Paradise (2000)
  • The Mustangers (2000)
  • Death Was the Echo (2000)
  • Man from Butte City (2000)
  • Buckeye (2001)
  • The Long Years (2001)
  • Thunderbird Range (2001)
  • Cactus Country (2001)
  • Dead Man's Range (2001)
  • The Tombstone Range (2001)
  • The Running Iron (2001)
  • Ambush Canyon (2001)
  • The Dark Trail (2001)
  • The Unforgiven (2001)
  • Winchester Pass (2002)
  • The Scattergun Men (2002)
  • Trail Without End (2002)
  • The Bald Hills (2002)
  • High Desert Guns (2002)
  • All Men Are Strangers (2002)
  • Carleton's Meadow (2002)
  • Sheriff of Cow County (2002)
  • The Border Country (2002)
  • The Green Hills (2002)
  • Thieves' Trail (2002)
  • Murder in Paradise (2002) (writing as Richard Dana)
  • Montana Trail (2003)
  • Guns in the Desert (2003)
  • Thunder Pass (2003)
  • Border Town (2003)
  • The Free-graze War (2003)
  • The Oxbow Range (2003)
  • Tumbleweed Trail (2003)
  • Brothers of Vengeance (2003)
  • Open Range (2003)
  • Arizona Ambush (2003)
  • Gathering Storm (2003)
  • The Time of the Texan (2003)
  • The Ghost Rider (2004)
  • Lynch Law (2004)
  • The Guns of El Paso (2004)
  • Cain's Trail (2004)
  • Rain Valley (2004)
  • Outlaw Town (2004)
  • Pinon Range (2004)
  • The Gunsight Affair (2004)
  • The Man from Copy County (2004)
  • Sixshooter Trail (2004)
  • Law Along the Border (2004)
  • Night of the Comancheros (2004)
  • The Saddlegun Man (2004)
  • Circle H Range (2005)
  • The Forsythe Stage (2005)
  • Avenger's Trail (2005)
  • Guns in Oregon (2005)
  • The Hunter of Faro Canyon (2005)
  • Holding the Ace Card (2005)
  • Land of Barbed Boundaries (2005)
  • The Born Survivor (2005)
  • Western Vengeance (2005)
  • Texas Revenge (2005)
  • Bounty Hunters' Range (2005)
  • Buffalo Township (2005)
  • The San Luis Range (2005)
  • Night Of The Comancheros (2005)
  • Squatter's Rights (2006)
  • Gunman (2006)
  • Killian's Canyon (2006)
  • The Law Trail (2006)
  • Feud on the Mesa (2006)
  • Guns of Arizona (2006)
  • Utah Summer (2007)

Films[edit]

  • Open Range (2003) (novel The Open Range Men)[3]
  • The Quiet Gun (1957) (novel Law Man)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ouse, David (September 16, 2013). "Forgotten Duluthian Lauran Paine". Zenith City Online, Duluth Minnesota. Retrieved January 1, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Whitehead, David, Lauran Paine, Keith Chapman's Black Horse Extra
  3. ^ a b Bernita Tickner; Gail Fiorini-Jenner (1 March 2006). The State of Jefferson. Arcadia Publishing. pp. 90–. ISBN 978-0-7385-3096-3. 

Additional reading[edit]

Varner, Paul. Historical Dictionary of Westerns in Literature. Scarecrow Press. 2010.

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