LAST UPDATED - May 15, 2018


Cowgirl Kate (Enid Johnson / Junior Literary Guild)
The D. A. Goes To Trial (Erle Stanley Gardner / Pocket #407)

Canyon Passage (Ernest Haycox / Pocket #640, November 1949) [original painting]
Circle C carries on (Brett Rider / Pocket #620)
In a Lonely Place (Dorothy B. Hughes / Pocket #587, March 1949)
Love is a Deadly Weapon (Puzzle for Fools) (Patrick Quentin / Pocket #614, July 1949)
Man-Size (William MacLeod Raine / Pocket #656, December 1949)
The Best Science Fiction Stories: 1949 (Everett F. Bleiler, T.E. Dikty / Fell, August 1949)
Whispers In The Sun (Maysie Greig / Random House)

Chesapeake Cavalier (Don Tracy / Pocket #729, September 1950)
Coffin Corner (George Bagby, Pocket #736, October 1950)
Flaming Irons (Max Brand / Pocket #687)
Rustler's Canyon (E. E. Halleran / Pocket #703, March?July? 1950)
Singing Lariat (Will Ermine / Pocket #719, August?Sept? 1950)
The Case of the Drowning Duck (Erle Stanley Gardner / Pocket #643, March 1950) - 4th printing
The Fighting Edge (William MacLeod Raine / Pocket #691, April 1950)
The Siamese Twin Mystery (Ellery Queen / Pocket #109)
The Tenderfoot Kid (Peter Field / Pocket #759, December 1950)
Valley Thieves (Max Brand / Pocket #668, January 1950)

A Murder is Announced (Agatha Christie / Pocket #820, July 1951)
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (C. W. Grafton / Pocket #752)
Colt Comrades (Bliss Lomax / Pocket #809, October 1951)
In Tragic Life (Vardis Fisher / Pocket/Cardinal #C-3)
Murder City (Oakley Maxwell Hall / Pocket #828)
Rustlers of Beacon Creek (Max Brand / Pocket #781)
Rustlers' Moon (Will Ermine / Pocket #761, January 1951)
The House without a Door (Thomas Sterling / Pocket #774, February 1951)
The Sheriff's Son (William MacLeod Raine / Pocket #815)
The Spanish Cape Mystery (Ellery Queen / Pocket #146, May 1951)

Death Rides in the Night (Peter Field / Pocket #882)
Gun Showdown (Who Wants to Live Forever?) (William MacLeod Raine / Pocket #842, Jan 1952)
The Case of the Backward Mule (Erle Stanley Gardner / Pocket #855) (1951?)
The D. A. Calls it Murder (Erle Stanley Gardner / Pocket #263) (1950?)
The Door Between (Ellery Queen / Pocket #471)
The Hangmen of Sleepy Valley (Davis Dresser / Pocket #871)
The Story of My Psychoanalysis (John Knight / Pocket #866)
Two If By Sea (Roger Bax [aka Andrew Garve] / Dell #634) (1949?)
You Can’t Live Forever (Harold Q. Masur / Pocket #860, February 1952)

The Clue of the Forgotten Murder (Erle Stanley Gardner / Pocket #438, ? 1953) - 19th printing

Black Horse Canyon (The Wild Horse) (Les Savage / Gold Medal #411)
Outcast of Murder Mesa (Kenneth Fowler / Gold Medal #452)
Ride for Texas (William Heuman / Gold Medal #414)
The Man from Riondo (Dudley Dean / Gold Medal #436)
The Range Buster (William Heuman / Gold Medal #429)

Bullet Barricade (Leslie Ernenwein / Gold Medal #464)
Gambling Man (Clifton Adams / Gold Medal #533, November 1955)
Horsemen from Hell (Homer Hatten / Gold Medal #541, December 1955)
Plunder Range (Homer Hatten / Gold Medal #492, July 1955)
Return To Warbow (Les Savage, Jr. / Dell First Edition #65)
The Broken Spur (Dudley Dean / Gold Medal #511)
To Tame a Land (Louis L'Amour / Gold Medal #516, September 1955)
Trouble Rides Tall (William Hopson / Gold Medal #501)

He Rode Alone (Steve Frazee / Gold Medal #613, September 1956)
High Gun (Leslie Ernenwein / Gold Medal #620, November 1956)
Hold Back the Sun (John Vail / Gold Medal #556, February 1956)
Rio Bravo (Gordon Shirreffs / Gold Medal #580)
To Hell - and Texas (Giles Lutz / Gold Medal #548)
Tough Hombre (Dudley Dean / Gold Medal #601, August 1956) (?)
White Warrior (Lewis B. Patten / Gold Medal #602)

Apache Rising (Marvin H. Albert / Gold Medal #696, August 1957)
Bugles on the Prairie (Gordon D. Shirreffs / Gold Medal #639, January 1957)
Gun In The Valley (Dudley Dean / Gold Medal #655, March 1957)
Gun Talk at Yuma (Frank Castle / Gold Medal #679, June 1957) [original painting]
Hang The Men High (Noel Loomis, Paul Leslie Peil / Gold Metal #692, August 1957)
Last Stand at Papago Wells (Louis L'Amour / Gold Medal #686, July 1957)
Long Ride West (Richard Jessup / Gold Medal #672, May 1957)
Silver Canyon (Louis L'Amour / Bantam, November 1957)
The Guns of Fort Petticoat (Corcoran William Harrison / Gold Medal #560)
The Maricopa Trail (Noel M. Loomis / Gold Medal Giant #s661, April 1957)
The Reluctant Gun (Howard Rigsby / Gold Medal #646, February 1957)
Vengeance Under Law (Frank Castle / Gold Medal #636, January 1957)
Violence Valley (William Heuman / Gold Medal #631, January 1957)
Westward the Drums (L. A. Hearne / Gold Medal #656, March 1957)



The Daybreakers (Louis L'Amour / Bantam, February 1960)


Barabbas (Pär Lagerkvist / Bantam)
- Note: Back cover artwork only (front cover artwork by Siegfried Reinhardt).
Taras Bulba (Robert W. Krepp / Gold Medal #S1253)

A Time of Killing (William M. Hardy / Dell #8920, August 1963)
The Captain from Connecticut (C. S. Forester / Bantam) [original painting]
The Pick of the Roundup (anthology edited by Stephen Payne / Avon #F201)
The Trial of Billy Peale (Wayne D. Overholser / Dell #9094)

March to Monteria (B. Traven / Dell #5350)
PT 109 (Robert J. Donovan / Crest - Fawcett)
The Butterfly (James M. Cain / Dell #0869)


Brand of Empire (Luke Short / Dell #0770, April 1966)
The Branded Man (Luke Short / Dell #0785, April 1966)

Marauder's Moon (Luke Short / Dell #5326, May 1967) - 2nd printing


Colonel Sun (Robert Markham [Kingsley Amis] / Bantam, May 1969)
Smoky Valley (Donald Hamilton / Dell, December 1969) [original painting]

Ghost Dance - The Last Great Days Of The Sioux (John Norman / Ballantine, May 1970)
The Shadow: Hidden Death (Maxwell Grant [aka Walter B. Gibson] / Bantam, October 1970)
Valdez Is Coming (Elmore Leonard / Gold Medal #R2328)

Casino Royale (Ian Fleming / Bantam, May 1971)
Doctor No (Ian Fleming / Bantam, July 1971)
(Louis L'Amour / Bantam, August 1971) - 6th printing
From Russia With Love (Ian Fleming / Bantam, May 1971) - 2nd printing
Under The Sweetwater Rim (Louis L'Amour / Bantam)

Apache Wells (Robert Steelman / Ballantine, September 1972)
Fort Starke (Wade Everett / Ballantine)
Goldfinger (Ian Fleming / Bantam, June 1972)
Ride the Dark Trail (Louis L'Amour / Bantam, June 1972)

Give Your Heart to the Hawks (Winfred Belvins / Ballantine) (1974?)
Sun Dance (Fred Grove / Ballantine, November 1973)
Sun on the Wall (Wayne D. Overholser / Ballantine)
The War Chief (Edgar Rice Burroughs / Ballantine, February 1973)

Apache Gold and Yaqui Silver (J. Frank Dobie / Ballantine, March?April? 1974)
Dakota Territory (Robert Steelman / Ballantine)
Follow the Free Wind (Leigh Brackett / Ballantine, June 1974)
Small Spread (Edwin Booth / Ballantine)


The Sacketts: Beginnings of a Dynasty (Louis L'Amour / Saturday Review Press, July 1976)


Ute Country (John S. Daniels / Signet)

The Road Past Mandalay (John Masters / Bantam, ? 1979)

Follow the Free Wind
First Command (Wade Everett / Ballantine) - 5th printing






Dutchman's Flat (Louis L'Amour / Bantam, March 1986)
Riding for the Brand (Louis L'Amour / Bantam, March 1986)
The Trail to Crazy Man (Louis L'Amour / Bantam, September 1986)


Lonigan (Louis L'Amour / Bantam, October 1988)
The Wolf is My Brother (Chad Oliver / Bantam, September 1988)



Devil's Backbone: The Modoc War (Terry C. Johnston / St. Martin's Press)
Black Sun: The Battle of Summit Springs (Terry C. Johnston / St. Martin's Press)
Shadow Riders: The Southern Plains Uprising (Terry C. Johnston, St. Martin's Press)

The Art of Frank McCarthy (Elmer Kelton / Morrow)

In the Big Country: The Best Western Stories of John Jakes (John Jakes, Bill Pronzini, Martin H. Greenberg / Bantam)

Louis L'Amour: An Annotated Bibliography and Guide (Halbert W. Hall, Kristine Fredriksson, Michael T. Marsden / McFarland)


Cov = Cover Artist
Int = Interior Artwork

August - Bowker Bookshop News (Cov)


Aug 11 - Collier's (Int) ["You Take The High Road" by James Robbins Miller]
Sep 22 - Collier's (Int) ["The Braggart" by Allan Vaughan Elston]
Nov - Argosy (Int) ["Trouble at Temescal" by Frank Bonham]
Dec - Argosy (Int + Int) ["Trail of the Apache" by Elmore Leonard + "Cornered" by Borden Deal]
Dec 1 - Collier's (Int) ["High-Class" by Richard Bissell]
Dec 15 - Collier's (Int) ["Open Sesame" by Ray Harris]

Jan 5 - Collier's (Int) ["Stopover at Reno" by Jack Finney]
Feb - Argosy (Int) ["Wild Challenge" by Robert Easton]
Feb 23 - Collier's (Int) ["Half-Pint Hercules" by William Lindsay Gresham]
Apr - Argosy (Cov + Int) ["Blood Money" by Van Cort] - original painting
Apr 12 - Collier's (Int) ["Old Folks" by William Brandon]
May 10 - Collier's (Int) ["Olf Blue" by Arthur Gordon]
May 17 - Collier's (Int) ["The Take Charge Guy (1/2)" by Jack Weeks]
May 24 - Collier's (Int) ["The Take-Charge Guy (2/2)" by Jack Weeks]
May 31 - Collier's (Int) ["Stonewall Susan" by Joan Aucourt]
Jun - Argosy (Int) ["The Singing Noose" by I. S. Marsh]
Jul 26 - Collier's (Int) ["Love Set" by James Atlee Phillips]
Aug - Argosy (Int) ["Island of No Escape" by Rui Chestor]
Aug 16 - Collier's (Int) ["Debt of Honor" by John Savage]
Sep 13 - Collier's (Int) ["Elimination Race" by John O. MacDonald]
Oct - Argosy (Int + Int) ["The Great Whiskey Swindle" by Merle Constiner + "Mutiny Below" by Cedric Mentiplay]
Oct 4 - Collier's (Int) ["Hot Pepper" by Hazel Heckman]
Oct 18 - Collier's (Int) ["Diagnosis Completedquot; by F.M. Barratt and Jack Finney]
Nov - Argosy (Int) ["Hanging's for the Lucky" by Jack Schaefer]
Nov 15 - Collier's (Int) ["The Pioneer" by Will Stanton]
Dec - Argosy (Int) ["Pearl of Price" by Cedric Mentiplay]

Jan - Argosy (Int) ["The Cattywampus" by Borden Deal]
Feb - American Magazine (Int) ["Surprise Party" by Lucy Cundiff]
Feb - Argosy (Int + Int) ["Foreign Fish" by Walter Macken + "Damnedest Way to Get an Elk" by Jim Reilly]
Feb 7 - Collier's (Int) ["Martin Taylor's Enterprise" by Merle Constiner]
Feb 28 - Collier's (Int) ["Less Than A Man" by J. M. Barak]
Mar - Argosy (Int) ["The Elusive Sergeant" by Geoffrey Household]
Apr - Argosy (Int) ["The Unbreakable" by Walter Ballenger]
Apr 11 - Collier's (Int) ["The Wrong Way to Win a War" by John Godey]
May - Argosy (Int) ["One by One" by David Lamson]
May 16 - Collier's (Int) ["Red-Hot Rookie" by William E. Pettit]
Jun 20 - Collier's (Int) ["The Last Inning" by Charles Einstein]
Jul - Family Circle (Int) ["Molly Herself" by Anna Mary Wells]
Jul 18 - Collier's (Int) ["The Lallapalooza" by Frank O'Rourke]
Sept 4 - Collier's (Int) ["Solo" by Walt Grove]
Nov 13 - Collier's (Int) ["Eleven Guys Named George" by Willard H. Temple]
Dec - Argosy (Int) ["Island Feud" by Hugh B. Cave]
Dec - The American Legion Magazine (Int, int) ["Magi in Battle Dress" by William Chamberlain]
Dec 11 - Collier's (Int) ["Smoky Valley (1/4)" by Donald Hamilton]
Dec 25 - Collier's (Int) ["Smoky Valley (2/4)" by Donald Hamilton]

Jan 8 - Collier's (Int) ["Smoky Valley (3/4)" by Donald Hamilton]
Jan 22 - Collier's (Int) ["Smoky Valley (4/4)" by Donald Hamilton]
Feb - Argosy (Cov) - original painting
Mar - Argosy (Cov)
Mar - The American Legion Magazine (Int)
May 24 - Collier's (Int) ["The Take-Charge Guy (2/2)" by Jack Weeks]
Jun - Argosy (Int) ["Built For Speed" by John D. MacDonald]
Jun - The American Legion Magazine (Cov)
Jun 11 - Collier's (Int) ["Murder at Montego Bay" by Ben Masselink]
Jul - The American Legion Magazine (Cov)
Jul - Argosy (Cov)
Jul 9 - Collier's (Int) ["The Only Game in Town (1/3)" by Charles Einstein]
Jul 23 - Collier's (Int) ["The Only Game in Town (2/3)" by Charles Einstein]
Aug - Argosy (Cov) ["White Water Trips"]
Aug 6 - Collier's (Int) ["The Only Game in Town (3/3)" by Charles Einstein]
Aug 20 - Collier's (Int) ["It Could Happen to Anyone" by Charles Mergendahl]
Sept - The American Legion Magazine (Cov)
Sept - Sports Afield (Cov)
Oct 1 - Collier's (Int) ["Murder on the Waterfront" by Budd Schulberg]
Nov - Cosmopolitan (Int) ["It Could Happen Any Day" by Walt Sheldon]
Nov 12 - Collier's (Int) ["Indian Sign (1/2)" by James Warner Bellah]
Nov 26 - Collier's (Int) ["Indian Sign (2/2)" by James Warner Bellah]
Dec - Adventure (Cov)

Jan - Adventure (Cov)
Jan - American Magazine (Int) ["Navy Wife" by Elizabeth Stowe]
Jan - Argosy (Int) ["Mutiny Down Under" by A. B. C. Whipple]
Jan - Bluebook (Cov)
Jan 21 - Collier's (Int) ["The Room Next Door" by Lucy Goodrich]
Feb - Argosy (Int) ["Escape" by William A. Ulman + "The Greatest Gunsmith Of All" by John Moses Browning]
Feb - Cavalier (Cov)
Feb(?) - The American Legion Magazine (Int) Mar - Rangeland Romances (Cov)
Apr - The American Legion Magazine (Cov) Apr 15 - Collier's (Int) ["The Darkest Hour (1/3)" by William P. McGivern]
Apr 29 - Collier's (Int) ["The Darkest Hour (2/3)" by William P. McGivern]
May 13 - Collier's (Int + Int) ["The Reforming of Parlor Davis" by Peerce Platt + "The Darkest Hour (3/3)" by William P. McGivern]
May 27 - Collier's (Int) ["Crowd Pleaser" by William R. Cox]
Jun - Adventure (Int) ["Town Tamer" by Richard Ferber]
Jul - American Magazine (Int) ["Mystery" by Hugh Pentecost]
Jul - The American Legion Magazine (Int) Jul 8 - Collier's (Int) ["How to Bite a Bear" by William B. Eidson]
Jul 22 - Collier's (Int) ["The Nairobi Incident" by Robert C. Ruark]
Aug - Adventure (Cov)
Aug - American Magazine (Int) ["Blaze of Glory" by Walter Kaylin]
Aug - Argosy (Int) ["No Man's Lady" by Henry John Colyton]
Sept - Adventure (Cov)
Sep 16 - Collier's (Int) ["Death on the Avenida" by Borden Deal]
Oct - The American Legion Magazine (Cov) ["Prelude to the Big Game"]
Nov - Argosy (Int) ["The Last Charge" by Jack Schaefer]
Nov 22 - Collier's (Int) ["Petticoat Brigade (1/2)" by C. William Harrison]
Dec 9 - Collier's (Int) ["Petticoat Brigade (2/2)" by C. William Harrison]

Jan - Argosy (Cov + Int) ["No Man's Gun" by Michael Foster]
Jan - Cavalier (Cov)
Feb - Argosy (Cov)
Feb 3 - Collier's (Int) ["Notorious Tenant" by Margery Sharp]
Mar - Cavalier (Cov)
Mar 30 - Collier's (Int) ["Lost Sister" by Dorothy M. Johnson]
Apr - Argosy (Int) ["Nate Bartlett's Store" by Jack Schaefer]
May - Argosy (Int) ["Secret Weapon" by Joseph L. Marx]
May - Cavalier (Cov)
June - Argosy (Int) ["I Crawled Out of the Hump" by Robert V. Reynolds]
Aug - Argosy (Int) ["Decoy for Death" by James McKimnuey, Jr.]
Aug - Cavalier (Cov)
Aug 3 - Collier's (Int) ["Where the Warriors Crossed" by William Eastlake]
Sep - Argosy (Int) ["The Lieutenant's Letter" by Frank Tolbert]
Sep - Cavalier (Cov)
Oct - Argosy (Int) ["The Big Burn" by Norman Daniels]
Oct - Redbook (Int) ["Sitting Duck" by Arthur Gordon]
Oct - Cavalier (Cov)
Nov - Argosy (Int) ["Outcast Rider" by Calvin J. Clements]
Nov - Cavalier (Cov)
Dec - Argosy (Int) ["His Blood-Red Banner" by John D. Craig and Joe Marx]

Mar - Cavalier (Cov + Int) ["This Cowboy Wouldn't Stay Dead" by Richmond P. Hobson Jr.]
Apr - Cavalier (Cov)
May - Cavalier (Cov)
Jun - Cavalier (Cov)
Jul - Cavalier (Cov)
Aug - Cavalier (Int)
Aug - Reader's Digest (Cov) ["Pack Trip to the Rockies"]
Sep - Cavalier (Cov)
Sep - True (Int)

Jan - Cavalier (Cov)
Jan - True (Int) ["King of the Riflemen" by James B. Trejethen]
Feb - Cavalier (Cov)
Mar - Cavalier (Cov)
Jun - Cavalier (Int)
- Note: The cover, erroneously attributed to McCarthy in the table of contents inside the mag, was in fact done by Denver Gillen.
Jul - Cavalier (Cov)
Dec - Cavalier (Cov)

Mar - Cavalier (Cov)
Mar - Reader's Digest (Cov) ["Western Reflections"]
Jun - True (Int) ["I Rode and Robbed With Billy the Kid" by Peter Jerome Atkins and Tom Bailey]
Oct - Cavalier (Int) ["Strangest Indian Fighter of All" by Dale Shaw]

Feb - Reader's Digest (Cov) ["Mountain Pond, Hawaii"]
Apr - Cavalier (Int)
June - True Western Adventures (Cov)
July - Cavalier (Cov + Int)
- Note: Lower cover artwork only (upper cover art done by another artist).
July - Outdoor Life (Cov)
Aug - True Western Adventures (Cov)
Aug - Cavalier (Int) ["High Noon in Hell" by Major Robert Crisp]
Sep - Cavalier (Int) ["One Drop Will Kill" by Patrick Shea McDonald]
Sept - True (Int)
Nov - Cavalier (Cov + Int) ["How I Survived The Suicide Convoy" by Charles M. Ulrich]
- Note: Upper cover artwork only (lower cover art by Steve Borack).
Dec - Cavalier (Cov + Int) ["I Was Castro's Killer" by Herman Marks, as told to Allen Forbes + "I Am the Luckiest Man Alive" by Joseph Bonnet-Durival, as told to Les Kane]

Feb - Outdoor Life (Cov)
May - Cavalier (Int) ["Strangest Outlaw The West Ever Saw" by J.P. Cahn]
Jun - Cavalier (Int)
Aug - Cavalier (Int) ["Glory! Glory! What a Helluva Way to Die" by Charles U. Daly]
Sept - Outdoor Life (Int)
Oct - Cavalier (Cov + Int) ["The Man Who Invented Texas" by Bern Keating]
Dec - Cavalier (Int) ["The Terrible Revenge of the Half-Breed" by Dean W. Ballenger]

Jan - Outdoor Life (Cov)
Feb - Cavalier (Int) ["One-Hour Pass from Hell" by Henry Young]
Feb - True (Int) ["Rebellion of the Indian Napoleon" by Gene Caesar]
Sept - Cavalier (?)
Oct - Argosy (Int) ["Displace Forward, the Guns!" by William Chamberlain]
Oct - True (Int) ["Last Battle for an Old Bull" by Robert Christie]
Nov - True (Int) ["Flight to the Land of No Return" by Bob Krauss]

Jan - Argosy (Int) ["The Cattywampus" by Borden Deal]
May - Argosy (Int) ["He Who Laughs Last" by Walton Smith]
Jul - Outdoor Life (Cov)
Nov - Outdoor Life (Cov)
Nov - True (Int) ["My Life With Arctic Wolves" by Farley Mowat]
Dec - True (Int) ["Four-Year Stalk For A Monster" by Gene Caesar]

Jan - Outdoor Life (Cov) - original painting
Feb - True (Int) ["Game Animals That Fight Back" by Robert Ruark]
Apr - Outdoor Life (Cov)
May - Argosy (Int) ["Loaded for Bear" by Walton Smith]
Jun - Outdoor Life (Cov)
Aug - Outdoor Life
Sep - Sport (Int)

Jan - True (Int) ["Rough Road for a Rough Rider" by Gene Caesar]
Jun - OutdoorLife (Cov)
Dec - Outdoor Life (Cov)

March - Children's Digest (Cov)
Apr - Outdoor Life (Cov)
Jun - Outdoor Life (Cov)
Jul - Children's Digest (Cov)
Nov - Children's Digest (Cov)


Apr - Outdoor Life (Cov)
Jun - Outdoor Life (Cov)
Jul - Outdoor Life (Cov)
Nov - Children's Digest (Cov)
Nov - Outdoor Life (Cov)

Feb - Outdoor Life (Cov)
Mar - Outdoor Life (Int) ["The Charmed Circle Completed" by Cecil E. Heacox]
Jul - Outdoor Life (Cov)
Sep - Outdoor Life (Int) ["Search For A Trophy" by Robert V. Parke]
Oct - Outdoor Life (Cov)
Nov - Outdoor Life (Int) ["A Stalk To Remember" by Ken Crandall]

Aug - Outdoor Life (Cov)

Jan - Outdoor Life (Int) ["The Day The Rebels Attacked" by Eduardo Martinez Ochoa, as told to Oscar Brooks]
Jul - Outdoor Life (Cov)
Sep - Outdoor Life (Cov)
Oct - Outdoor Life (Cov)


Sep - Westerner (Cov + Int)

Sep - Reader's Digest (Cov) ["In the High Sierra"]

Jun - The Western Horseman (Cov) ["(Thar's) Rendez-vous"]

Mar - The Western Horseman (Cov)
Jul - The Western Horseman (Cov)

Mar - The Western Horseman (Cov)

Sedona Life (Vol 3, Issue 4 - special collector's issue: Frank C McCarthy) (Cov)

Aug - Horse & Rider (Int)
- Note: Centerfold poster.

Dec - Horse & Rider (Int)
- Note: Centerfold poster.

May - Louis L'Amour Western Magazine (Cov)


Special Thanks: to Leif Peng for all the great McCarthy's illustrations he has compiled in his Flickr set.