Leonard Frank Meares

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Leonard Frank Meares (13 February 1921 – 4 February 1993) was an Australian writer of western fiction.[1] He wrote over 700[2] Westerns for the Australian paperback publishers Cleveland and Horwitz using the pseudonym "Marshall McCoy", "Marshall Grover" "Ward Brennan" and "Glenn Murrell".

Among his most famous characters were "Larry & Stretch", Larry Valentine and Stretch Emerson. In the Nordic countries they were known as "Bill & Ben".


  1. ^ http://www.austlit.edu.au/run?ex=ShowAgent&agentId=A%2b-7 AustLit
  2. ^ http://www.benbridges.co.uk/riders3.html LEONARD F MEARES - THE MAN THEY CALLED MARSHALL GROVER