William W. Johnstone

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William Wallace Johnstone
Born (1938-10-28)October 28, 1938
Missouri, United States
Died February 8, 2004(2004-02-08) (aged 65)
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
Occupation Novelist
Nationality American
Genre Western, Horror, SF, Military
Website
http://www.williamwjohnstone.net/

William Wallace Johnstone (October 28, 1938 – February 8, 2004) was a prolific American author, mostly of western, horror and survivalist novels.

Biography[edit]

Born and raised in southern Missouri, Johnstone was the youngest of four children. His father was a minister and his mother a school teacher. He quit school when he was fifteen and worked in a carnival and as a deputy sheriff. He later served in the Army and, upon returning to civilian life, worked in radio broadcasting for 16 years.[1]

Johnstone started his writing career in 1970, but did not have any works published until 1979 (The Devil's Kiss) and became a full-time writer in 1980. He wrote close to two hundred books in numerous genres, including suspense and horror. His main publication series were Mountain Man, The First Mountain Man, Ashes and Eagles and his own personal favorite novel was The Last of the Dog Team (1980).[1] He also authored two novels under the pseudonym William Mason.

Johnstone had lived for many years in Shreveport, Louisiana, yet died in Knoxville, TN, at the age of 65. His death remained officially unconfirmed for nearly three years and was the subject of continuous debate in the forum on his web site. No statements were issued, however[2][3] until the 2006 paperback release of Last Gunfighter: Devil's Legion, which, on its copyright page has, indeed, confirmed that "William W. Johnstone died" and that a "carefully selected author" has been chosen to carry on his legacy. J. A. Johnstone is continuing William W. Johnstone's series.

Ashes Series[edit]

  1. Out of the Ashes (1983)
  2. Fire in the Ashes (1983)
  3. Anarchy in the Ashes (1984)
  4. Blood in the Ashes (1985)
  5. Alone in the Ashes (1985)
  6. Wind in the Ashes (1986)
  7. Smoke from the Ashes (1987)
  8. Danger in the Ashes (1988)
  9. Valor in the Ashes (1988)
  10. Trapped in the Ashes (1989)
  11. Death in the Ashes (1990)
  12. Survival in the Ashes (1990)
  13. Fury in the Ashes (1991)
  14. Courage in the Ashes (1991)
  15. Terror in the Ashes (1992)
  16. Vengeance in the Ashes (1993)
  17. Battle in the Ashes (1993)
  18. Flames from the Ashes (1993)
  19. Treason in the Ashes (1994)
  20. D-Day in the Ashes (1994)
  21. Betrayal in the Ashes (1996)
  22. Chaos in the Ashes (1996)
  23. Slaughter in the Ashes (1997)
  24. Judgment in the Ashes (1997)
  25. Ambush in the Ashes (1998)
  26. Triumph in the Ashes (1998)
  27. From the Ashes: America Reborn (1998)
  28. Hatred in the Ashes (1999)
  29. Standoff in the Ashes (1999)
  30. Crisis in the Ashes (2000)
  31. Tyranny in the Ashes (2000)
  32. Warriors From the Ashes (2001)
  33. Destiny in the Ashes (2001)
  34. Enemy in the Ashes (2002)
  35. Escape from the Ashes (2003)

The Last Rebel series[edit]

  1. Survivor

The First Mountain Man series (starting with Book 13 written by J.A. Johnstone)[edit]

  1. The First Mountain Man (1991)
  2. Blood on the Divide (1992)
  3. Absaroka Ambush (1993)
  4. Forty Guns West (1993)
  5. Cheyenne Challenge (1995)
  6. Preacher and the Mt. Caesar (1995)
  7. Blackfoot Messiah (1996)
  8. Preacher (2002)
  9. Preacher's Peace (2003)
  10. Preacher's Justice (2004)
  11. Preacher's Journey (2005)
  12. Preacher's Fortune (2006)
  13. Preacher's Quest (2007)
  14. Preacher's Showdown (2008)
  15. Preacher's Pursuit (2009)
  16. Preacher's Fire (2010)
  17. Preacher's Assault (2011)
  18. Preacher's Fury (2012)
  19. Preacher's Massacre (2013)
  20. Preacher's Blood Hunt (2014)

The Last Mountain Man series (#33 written by Fred Austin, #34 to current written by J.A. Johnstone)[edit]

  1. The Last Mountain Man (1985)
  2. Return of the Mountain Man (1986)
  3. Trail of the Mountain Man (1987)
  4. Revenge of the Mountain Man (1988)
  5. Law of the Mountain Man (1989)
  6. Journey of the Mountain Man (1989)
  7. War of the Mountain Man (1990)
  8. Code of the Mountain Man (1991)
  9. Pursuit of the Mountain Man (1991)
  10. Courage of the Mountain Man (1992)
  11. Blood of the Mountain Man (1992)
  12. Fury of the Mountain Man (1993)
  13. Rage of the Mountain Man (1994)
  14. Cunning of the Mountain Man (1994)
  15. Power of the Mountain Man (1995)
  16. Spirit of the Mountain Man (1996)
  17. Ordeal of the Mountain Man (1996)
  18. Triumph of the Mountain Man (1997)
  19. Vengeance of the Mountain Man (1997)
  20. Honor of the Mountain Man (1998)
  21. Battle of the Mountain Man (1998)
  22. Pride of the Mountain Man (1998)
  23. Creed of the Mountain Man (1999)
  24. Guns of the Mountain Man (1999)
  25. Heart of the Mountain Man (2000)
  26. Justice of the Mountain Man (2000)
  27. Valor of the Mountain Man (2001)
  28. Warpath of the Mountain Man (2002)
  29. Trek of the Mountain Man (2002)
  30. Quest of the Mountain Man (2003)
  31. Ambush of the Mountain Man (2003)
  32. Wrath of the Mountain Man (2004)
  33. Destiny of the Mountain Man (2005)
  34. Betrayal of the Mountain Man (2006)
  35. Rampage of the Mountain Man (2007)
  36. Violence of the Mountain Man (2008)
  37. Savagery of the Mountain Man (2009)
  38. Shootout of the Mountain Man (2010)
  39. Assault of the Mountain Man (2011)
  40. Strike of the Mountain Man (2012)
  41. Butchery of the Mountain Man (2013)

Matt Jensen: The Last Mountain Man series (all books written with J.A. Johnstone)[edit]

  1. Matt Jensen: The Last Mountain Man (2007)
  2. Deadly Trail (2008)
  3. Purgatory (2008)
  4. Savage Territory (2009)
  5. Snake River Slaughter (2010)
  6. Dakota Ambush (2011)
  7. Massacre at Powder River (2012)
  8. The Eyes of Texas (2013)
  9. Torture Town (2014)

The Family Jensen series (all books written with J.A. Johnstone)[edit]

  1. The Family Jensen (2010)
  2. Helltown Massacre (2011)
  3. The Violent Land (2012)
  4. Hard Ride To Hell (2013)
  5. Massacre Canyon (2014)

Luke Jensen series (with J.A. Johnstone)[edit]

  1. Luke Jensen, Bounty Hunter (2013)
  2. Luke Jensen, Dead Shot (2013)
  3. Luke Jensen, Bloody Sunday (2014)

Blood Bond series (starting with #11 written with J.A. Johnstone)Blood Bond (1989)[edit]

 1. Blood Bond (1989)
 2. Brotherhood of the Gun (1990)
 3. Gunsight Crossing (1991)
 4. Gunsmoke and Gold (1992)
 5. Devil Creek Crossfire (1992)
 6. Shootout at Gold Creek (1993)
 7. San Angelo Showdown (1994)
 8. Death in Snake Creek (1994)
 9. Slaughter Trail (2006)
 10. The Hanging Road (2007)
 11. Texas Gundown (2008)
 12. Ride for Vengeance (2008)
 13. Deadly Road to Yuma (2009)
 14. Moonshine Massacre (2010)
 15. Arizona Ambush (2011)
 16. A Hundred Ways to Kill (2012)

The Eagles series (starting with #11 written with J.A. Johnstone)[edit]

  1. Eyes of Eagles (1993)
  2. Dreams of Eagles (1994)
  3. Talons of Eagles (1996)
  4. Scream of Eagles (1997)
  5. Rage of Eagles (1998)
  6. Song of Eagles (1999)
  7. Cry of Eagles (1999)
  8. Blood of Eagles (2000)
  9. Destiny of Eagles (2004)
  10. Revenge of Eagles (2005)
  11. Pride of Eagles (2006)
  12. Crusade of Eagles (2007)
  13. Thunder of Eagles (2008)
  14. Bloodshed of Eagles (2009)
  15. Slaughter of Eagles (2010)
  16. Massacre of Eagles (2011)
  17. Carnage of Eagles (2012)
18. Defiance of Eagles (2013)

MacAllister (with J.A. Johnstone)[edit]

  1. The Eagle's Legacy (2011)
  2. The Killing (2012)
  3. Dry Gulch Ambush (2013)
 4. Kill Crazy (2014)

Savage Texas (with J.A. Johnstone)[edit]

  1. Savage Texas (2011)
  2. A Good Day to Die (2012)
 3. Dry Gulch Ambush (2013)
 4. The Stampeders (2014)

The Brother's O'Brien series (with J.A. Johnstone)[edit]

  1. The Brother's O'Brien (2012)
  2. Shadow of the Hangman (2012)
  3. Last Man Standing (2012)
  4. A Time To Slaughter (2013)
  5. The Killing Season (2013)
  6. The Law of Violence (2013)
 7. Shawn O'Brien, Town Tamer (2014)

The Last Gunfighter series (#13 written with Fred Austin, #14 to current written with J.A. Johnstone)[edit]

  1. The Drifter (2000)
  2. Reprisal (2000)
  3. Ghost Valley (2001)
  4. The Forbidden (2001)
  5. Showdown (2001)
  6. Imposter (2002)
  7. Rescue (2003)
  8. The Burning (2003)
  9. No Man's Land (2004)
  10. Manhunt (2004)
  11. Violent Sunday (2005)
  12. Renegades (2005)
  13. Savage Country (2006)
  14. The Devil's Legion (2006)
  15. Avenger (2007)
  16. Hell Town (2007)
  17. Ambush Valley (2008)
  18. Killing Ground (2008)
  19. Slaughter (2009)
  20. Sudden Fury (2009)
  21. Winter Kill (2010)
  22. Dead Before Sundown (2011)
  23. Montana Gundown (2012)

Sixkiller: U.S. Marshall series (with J.A. Johnstone)[edit]

  1. Sixkiller: U.S. Marshall (Aug. 2012)
  2. Day of Rage (Oct. 2012)
  3. Eight Hours to Die (Dec. 2012)
 4.The Hour of Death (2013)
 5. Blood for Blood (2013)

The Fury series (all books written with J.A. Johnstone)[edit]

  1. A Town Called Fury (2006)
  2. Hard Country (2007)
  3. Judgment Day (2008)
  4. Redemption (2011)

Sidewinders series (all books written with J.A. Johnstone)[edit]

  1. Sidewinders (2008)
  2. Massacre at Whiskey Flats (2008)
  3. Cutthroat Canyon (2009)
  4. Mankiller, Colorado (2010)
  5. Deadwood Gulch (2011)
  6. Texas Bloodshed (2012)
  7. The Butcher of Bear Creek (2013)
 8. Bleeding Texas (2014)

Blood Valley series (starting with #2 written with J.A. Johnstone)[edit]

  1. Blood Valley (2006)
  2. Six Ways From Sunday (2009)
  3. Savage Guns (2010)
  4. Massacre Mountain (2011)
  5. Wyoming Slaughter (2012)

The Dog Team series (#2 written with Fred Austin, #3 to current written with J.A. Johnstone)[edit]

  1. The Last of the Dog Team (1980)
  2. The Return of the Dog Team (2005)
  3. Revenge of the Dog Team (2009)
  4. Target Response (2010)

The Devil series[edit]

  1. The Devil's Kiss (1980)
  2. The Devil's Heart (1983)
  3. The Devil's Touch (1985)
  4. The Devil's Cat (1987)
  5. The Devil's Laughter (1992)

Cat series[edit]

  1. Cat's Cradle (1986)
  2. Cat's Eye (66666)

Rig Warrior series[edit]

  1. Rig Warrior (1987)
  2. Wheels of Death (1988)
  3. Eighteen-Wheel Avenger (1988)

Ransom series[edit]

  1. Hunted (1995)
  2. Prey (1996)

Black Ops series[edit]

  1. Black Ops 1: American Jihad (with Fred Austin) (2006)

Code Name series[edit]

  1. Code Name: Payback (2000)
  2. Code Name: Survival (2000)
  3. Code Name: Death (2001)
  4. Code Name: Coldfire (2002)
  5. Code Name: Quickstrike (2003)
  6. Code Name: Extreme Prejudice (2004)
  7. Code Name: Kill Zone (2005)

Phoenix Rising series[edit]

  1. Phoenix Rising (2011) (with J.A. Johnstone)
  2. Phoenix Rising: Firebase Freedom (2012) (with J.A. Johnstone)
  3. Phoenix Rising: Day of Judgment (2013) (with J.A. Johnstone)

Horror series[edit]

  1. A Crying Shame (1983)
  2. The Nursery (1985)
  3. Rockinghorse (1986)
  4. Jack in the Box (1986)
  5. Sweet Dreams (1986)
  6. Wolfsbane (1987)
  7. Baby Grand (1987)
  8. Toy Cemetery (1987)
  9. The Uninvited (1988)
  10. Sandman (1988)
  11. Carnival (1989)
  12. Darkly the Thunder (1990)
  13. Bats (1993)
  14. Rockabilly Hell (1995)
  15. Rockabilly Limbo (1996)
  16. Watcher in the Woods (1991)
  17. Them (1992)
  18. Night Mask (1994)

Invasion USA series (#2 written with J.A. Johnstone)[edit]

  1. Invasion USA (2006)
  2. Invasion USA: Border War (2006)

Other books[edit]

  1. The Sanction (1981)
  2. The Initiation (1982)
  3. Dagger (as William Mason) (1984)
  4. Eagle Down (as William Mason) (1985)
  5. Bloodland (1986)
  6. Death Master (1986)
  7. The Devil's Laughter (1992)
  8. What the Heart Knows (1996)
  9. Breakdown (1997)
  10. Ordeal (1998)
  11. Blood Oath (1999)
  12. Vengeance is Mine (2005)
  13. Remember the Alamo (2007) (with J.A. Johnstone)
  14. Jackknife (2008) (with J.A. Johnstone)
  15. Home Invasion (2010) (with J.A. Johnstone)
  16. A Lone Star Christmas (2011) (with J.A. Johnstone)
  17. Rocky Mountain Christmas (2012) (with J.A. Johnstone)
  18. Big Sky Christmas (2013) (with J. A. Johnstone)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The William W Johnstone Website". The William W Johnstone Website. Archived from the original on June 15, 2006. Retrieved August 1, 2006. 
  2. ^ "Dead or Alive". William Johnstone's Website Forum. Retrieved August 1, 2006. [dead link]
  3. ^ "no answer on the forum". William Johnstone's Website Forum. Retrieved August 1, 2006. [dead link]

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