Tag Archives: The Outlaws of Mesquite

Book Review: The Sixth Shotgun

This is a short story in a collection written by Louis L’Amour that gave him ideas for new longer books. This story is about a murder and a man about to being hung for it. Leo Carver was tried and convicted of the murder and he yelled from his jail cell as they were building […]

Book Review: Showdown on the Tumbling T

The story begins with the main character Wat Bell, initially known as the Papago Kid, being where he was told to be, at the Tin Cup ranch. Things were not too healthy there as he shows up he sees a man get shot dead. He tries to even out the odds with a few rifle […]

Book Review: No Rest for the Wicked

This is a short story by Louis L’Amour in his collection titled The Outlaws of Mesquite. This story puts a town marshal against the town when he arrests the man that is pushing dream of lost gold and missing towns. The scam was simple but Lou the town marshal had already seen and heard all […]

Book Review: The Drift

This Louis L’Amour short story out of the book The Outlaws of Mesquite is a tale of the tenacity of Johnny Garrett, which was also fueled by the desire to be close to Mary Jane Gavin. His first problem was that he was unable to keep his thoughts to himself and when he shared them […]

Book Review: The Ghost Maker

This is a short story from the pen of Louis L’Amour from his collection in The Outlaws of Mesquite. This story confronts a mans fear and the craziness of a wild horse. Was it really fear or common since? As a boy this top rider had seen this horse kill a perfectly good saddle horse […]

Book Review: Love and the Cactus Kid

This is a short story written by Louis L’Amour about a unique love struck cowboy who is always in trouble with his girlfriend because he is late or has a black eye or is using his guns to frequently. She knew his given name and he hated it. Jenny always used it when she wanted […]

Book Review: Showdown on the Tumbling T

The story begins with the main character Wat Bell, initially known as the Papago Kid, being where he was told to be, the Tin Cup ranch. Things were not too healthy there as he shows up he sees a man get shot dead. He tries to even out the odds with a few rifle shots. […]