Rough Drafts

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Like film and television producers and screenwriters, Western book publishers and authors love to mine the lore and lives of historical lawmen and outlaws for their novels.  Fans of some of the Old West’s greatest legends will enjoy the following recent novelizations of the thrilling lives of their favorite heroes (or villains) of yesteryear:

Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday and the Earp Brothers

Black Hats by Max Allan Collins
(Brash Books, $16.99)

Born to the Badge: Wyatt Earp:
An American Odyssey, Book Two

by Mark Warren (FiveStar, $25.95)

Adobe Moon: Wyatt Earp:
An American Odyssey, Book One

by Mark Warren (FiveStar, $25.95)

The Long-Lost Lover Letters of Doc Holliday by David Corbett (Black Opal Books, $15.49)

Nemesis: A Novel of Old California
by Joe Yogerst (Blank Slate Press, $16.95)

The James-Younger Gang

Hard Way Out of Hell:
The Confessions of Cole Younger

by Johnny D. Boggs (Blackstone, $14.95)

I am Mrs. Jesse James: A Novel
by Pat Wahler (Blank Slate Press, $15.95)

Shot All to Hell: A Graphic Novel
by Nate Olson, Mark Lee Gardner and
Nic Chapuis (Insight Comics, $24.99)

Billy the Kid

The Kid and Me: A Novel by Frederick Turner (University of Nebraska Press, $19.95)

Billy “The Kid”: Peter Pan of the Old West: A Historical Novel by Red Johnson (CreateSpace, $16.99)

Stuart Rosebrook

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