Gold Medal Western Marathon Begins Tomorrow

Pulp Serenade is going Westward!

Over the next couple of weeks, I will be hosting a retrospective of Gold Medal Westerns. It will be a book festival featuring reviews, artwork and quotes for twenty-three books that span nearly half a century.

The festival will begin tomorrow! Please check back daily for updates.

Here is the complete bibliography of books that will be covered. Special thanks to Ed Gorman and James Reasoner for sharing their knowledge and suggestions for this feature.

Stretch Dawson by W.R. Burnett (1950)
The Desperado by Clifton Adams (1950)
A Noose for the Desperado by Clifton Adams (1951)
Red Runs the River by William Heuman (1952)
The Man from Riondo by Dudley Dean (1954)
Some Must Die by Gil Brewer (1954)
The Name’s Buchanan by Jonas Ward (1956)
Dakota Boomtown by Frank Castle (1958)
Guns of North Texas by Will Cook (1958)
Home is the Outlaw by Lewis B. Patten (1958)
Wyoming Jones by Richard Telfair (1958)
Day of the Gun by Richard Telfair (1958)
Buchanan on the Prod by Jonas Ward (1960)
Gunswift by T.V. Olsen (1960)
Texas Fever by Donald Hamilton (1960)
Yellowleg by A.S. Fleischman (1960)
Desert Stake-Out by Harry Whittington (1961)
Lawman by Clay Randall (1964)
High Gun by Clay Randall (1965)
The Rare Breed by Theodore Sturgeon (1966)
Iron Men and Silver Stars edited by Donald Hamilton (1967)
The Lawmen edited by Bill Pronizni and Martin H. Greenberg (1984)
The Railroaders edited by Bill Pronizni and Martin H. Greenberg (1986)
Wolf Moon by Ed Gorman (1993)
The Sharpshooter by Ed Gorman (1994)


  1. I am looking forward to this. I own most of the books, and even optioned the movie rights to one of'em, but most of them I haven't read yet.


  2. I was thinking that some of these would make great movies, actually. Was tempted to start outlining a script for one of them just for fun, to see how it turned out.

  3. I have many of these in my paperback collection and will be following your marathon with interest.


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