Saddle Up for These Western Book and Movie Pairings


Check out these books you can pick up as soon as the credits roll!

Forever Texas by William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone with Giant (1956)

Based on real events and the true history of the legendary King Ranch in South Texas, this riveting historical adventure evokes the reality of life on the Texas frontier, as one pioneering family battles to forge a new life and carve out their own piece of the American West…

Taylor Callahan, Circuit Rider by William W. Johnston and J.A. Johnstone with True Grit (1969)

From the greatest western writers of the 21st century, William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone, the first in a brand new series featuring one of the most unique heroes of the lawless West—a mysterious man in black who rides from town to town, delivering the word of God and hard-fought justice…his way.

Brannigan’s Land by William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone with Tombstone (1993)

The greatest western writers of the 21st century, William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone, kick off a blazing new series featuring Tynan “Ty” Brannigan, a man who traded his tin star for a cattle ranch and a family. But the men he left to rot behind bars have their own hash to settle with him…

Disturbing the Peace by Terrence McCauley with Appaloosa (2008)

Award-winning, critically acclaimed author Terrence McCauley has drawn comparisons to Elmore Leonard for his skilled writing of traditional historical Westerns with a crime fiction soul. Now be brings his signature historical accuracy, three-dimensional characters, and non-stop, adrenaline-fueled action to the second Jeremiah Halstead Western. He may be the newest Deputy Marshal in the Montana Territory, but it doesn’t take long for him to find himself in a mess of trouble…

And the Devil Makes Five by Dusty Richards with The Missing (2003)

From acclaimed, three-time Spur Award-winning western author Dusty Richards, an explosive new novel in his O’Malley saga, the powerful story of a strong Texan family caught in the crossfire of rebels, assassins, and history itself…

Reprinted with permission from Kensington Books.

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