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Johnstone, William W.

Overview
Works: 1,295 works in 4,447 publications in 1 language and 222,307 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Western stories  Christmas stories  History  Biographical fiction  Romance fiction  Novels  Historical fiction  Alternative histories (Fiction)  Drama 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3560.O415, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about William W Johnstone
 
Most widely held works by William W Johnstone
Blood bond by William W Johnstone( Book )

58 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matt Bodine and Sam Two Wolves--bonded by a sacred Cheyenne ritual--ride together into Texas, where land baron Big John Lee and his henchmen are planning to seize the Circle S ranch
Sidewinders by William W Johnstone( Book )

30 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 2,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet Scratch Morton and Bo Creel, two amiable drifters and old pals. Veterans of cowboying, cattle drives, drunken brawls, and a couple of shoot-outs, Scratch and Bo are mostly honest and don't go looking for trouble--it's usually there when they wake up in the morning. Now, in remote Arizona Territory, they're caught up in a battle between two stagecoach lines. The owner of one, a beautiful widow, has gotten both Scratch and Bo hot and bothered, each trying to impress her as they fend off the opposing stage line trying to destroy her. But nothing is what it seems in the fight, and two tough sidewinders are riding straight into a trap
Butch Cassidy : the lost years by William W Johnstone( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 1,615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Asking the question "What if Butch Cassidy wasn't killed in the infamous Bolivian shootout in 1908?", an exciting novel of the Old West follows Butch as he, after fleeing South America, is pulled into the most dangerous train robbery he's ever attempted along with a new Wild Bunch
Savage Texas by William W Johnstone( Book )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sam Heller and Johnny Cross are Hangtree, Texas' newest citizens. Heller is a former Yankee soldier, a deadly shot, and a believer in right from wrong. Cross is a gun for hire with dark dreams of wealth and power-- at any cost. Hangtree, with its rich grazing land and nearby mineral deposits, soon erupts in murderous violence. By fate and by choice, these two strangers will find themselves on opposite sides of the law."--Page 4 of cover
Sixkiller, U.S. Marshal by William W Johnstone( Book )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 1,360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Henry Sixkiller is as fearless as they come. Now he faces his greatest challenge-- as a U.S. Marshal, he must take on the most notorious outlaws the west has ever seen
Return of the mountain man by William W Johnstone( Book )

22 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The town of Bury took up a piece of Idaho Territory that was still raw, untamed frontier. It was no place for the cowardly or faint-hearted, but Smoke Jensen was neither. Nor were Stratton, Potter and Richards, the three bloodthirsty outlaws who came there to live. Or, if Smoke had his way ... to die! It had been years since hired gunhands had murdered Smoke's wife and son, but the pain was as fresh as yesterday. And so was Smoke's need for revenge. He's come a long way to find the bandit trio responsible for his family's brutal massacre. Now, the town of Bury was about to live up to its name
A lone star Christmas by William W Johnstone( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 1,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a cattle drive turns deadly, Smoke and Matt Jensen and Duff MacCallister struggle to cope with bloodthirsty Indians and trigger-happy rustlers as they ride into a brutal blizzard that sorely tests their skills of survival
Blood bond : Ride for vengeance by William W Johnstone( Book )

12 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 1,219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After saving Sweet Apple, Texas, from disaster, blood brothers Matt Bodine and Sam Two Wolves remain to assist the new marshal with his duties, but they soon find themselves on the brink of a full-scale range war and tangling with an old enemy
Smoke Jensen, the beginning by William W Johnstone( Book )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On the eve of the Civil War, Kirby Jensen is the youngest of three children living on a hardscrabble ranch in Southwestern Missouri. But in 1861, shots were fired in Charleston harbor, and Kirby's father and brother went to war. Smoke Jensen The Beginning follows the Jensen clan during these volatile years, from Civil War battles to border state raids to the kind of frontier justice achieved only by bullets and blood. William W. Johnstone chronicles the early years of Kirby Jensen--soon to be nicknamed Smoke-- as he journeys from boyhood innocence into a manhood shaped by violence and a young man's thirst for justice." --
The family Jensen by William W Johnstone( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matt and Smoke Jensen are trapped in a cabin with their friend, Preacher, while the gunmen hired by a power-hungry cattle baron attempt to carry out their mission and eliminate the homesteaders
Trail of the mountain man by William W Johnstone( Book )

19 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 1,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When gold is discovered in the little town of No-Name, Colorado, its initially joyful citizens are besieged by an onslaught of fortune-hunting gunslingers, and Smoke Jensen recruits a handful of legends to help protect the town
Ambush of the mountain man by William W Johnstone( Book )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smoke Jensen flees from a father seeking revenge for his child's murder, sending Smoke into the Colorado wilderness, where he must rely on his instincts to evade twenty armed men
Revenge of eagles by William W Johnstone( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 1,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American west - forged by the myths and the men that defined the frontier. Men like the MacCallisters ... Frontier justice runs in the family
Code of the mountain man by William W Johnstone( Book )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 1,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cursed by his reputation as the fastest gun in the West, Smoke Jensen finds his wife wounded by an outlaw gang determined to make a name for themselves, and against unbelievable odds, he begins tracking them
Rampage of the mountain man by William W Johnstone( Book )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During an early winter blizzard, Smoke Jensen, escorting three thousand head of cattle to their new destination, is attacked by a renegade Cheyenne warrior and discovers that there is a bounty on his head
A Rocky Mountain Christmas by William W Johnstone( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and held by 1,084 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three days before Christmas, Matt Jensen is traveling the Denver and Pacific railway when an avalanche slams down onto the train, trapping it in desolate Trout Creek Pass. But it wasnt an act of nature that caused the accident; it was a gang of outlaws attempting to rescue their leader, who is being taken to Red Cliff to be hanged. As Smoke Jensen and Duff MacCallister frantically try to make their way to the scene, Matt struggles to save the survivors, among them a beautiful young woman with a dark past, a merchant seaman turned rancher, and a senator with his very ill young daughter. Starving under a bitter, driving snow in the brutal, unforgiving Rocky Mountains, and surrounded by armed and desperate outlaws, Matt still dreams of making it home for Christmas. But unless fate lends a hand, nobody will
A Big Sky Christmas by William W Johnstone( Book )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an 1873 wagon train of immigrants is battered by harsh storms, outlaws, and Indians, Smoke Jensen and an old mountain man known as the Preacher come to their aid and promise to get them to Montana Territory by Christmas
Flintlock by William W Johnstone( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Busted out of prison by an outlaw friend, Flintlock joins a hunt for a fortune - a golden bell hanging in a remote monastery. But between the smouldering ruin of his former jail cell and a treasure in the Arizona mountains there will be blood at a U.S. Army fort, a horrifying brush with Apache warriors, and a dozen bloody showdowns with the schemers, shootists, madmen, and lost women who find their way to Flintlock's side. From a vicious, superstitious half-breed to the great Geronimo himself, Flintlock meets the frontier's most murderous hard cases - many who he must find a way to kill ..."--Page 4 of cover
Law of the mountain man by William W Johnstone( Book )

16 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 1,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After retiring his guns to raise a family and build a herd, legendary ex-gunfighter Smoke Jensen realizes he must leave retirement or die when he accidentally rides into the middle of the biggest range war of the decade
Strike of the mountain man by William W Johnstone( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Malcolm Theodore Puddle is a 21-year shipping clerk--from way back East. What is he doing out here? The Mountain Man's former neighbour, Humbolt Puddle, has died and left his crumbling 600-acre ranch to his only living heir, just as a greedy and ruthless cattle baron is circling the Humbolt ranch like a ravenous vulture. Poor, unsuspecting Puddle is walking into a death trap. Smoke is the not the pitying kind. But any enemy of Smoke's neighbour is his enemy, too: kill-crazy hired gunmen are threatening the whole valley and good men are dying. Puddle may not be much, but he's all Smoke has--as a take-no-prisoners mountain man and a timid tinhorn make for an army of two--in one hell of a fight."--Page 4 of cover
 
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Alternative Names
William W. Johnstone American writer

William W. Johnstone Amerikaans romanschrijver (1938-2004)

William W. Johnstone escriptor estatunidenc

William W. Johnstone escritor estadounidense

Languages
English (327)

Covers
SidewindersSavage TexasReturn of the mountain manA lone star ChristmasBlood bond : Ride for vengeanceThe family JensenTrail of the mountain manAmbush of the mountain man