Western

2011 ReadWest Foundation Award for Excellence in Western Literature.

 "Don Bendell is the heir-apparent to Louis L'Amour." - Western Film/TV star Buck Taylor

"If you liked Louis L'Amour, you will really love Don Bendell." - Asa Baber, Editor

"Don Bendell will become the next Robin Moore." -  Lady Helen Moore

Blood Feather
  • Pub. Date: Dec 2013

  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)

  • Format: Mass Market Paperback

  • ISBN-13: 9780425247914

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A Western series in the classic tradition of Louis L'Amour.

 

ONE CRAVES BLOOD…THE OTHER JUSTICE.
The only person who can track Blood Feather is Joshua Strongheart, a man who was a mentor to one of the monster’s victims. But Blood Feather won’t be taken easily—he can see that Strongheart is his ultimate prey. To consume his heart would give him more power than ever. Luckily, killing a man like Joshua Strongheart is no easy task…

Strongheart
  • Pub. Date: September 2010

 

A new Western series in the classic tradition of Louis L'Amour.

 

A son of both the Sioux and white worlds, Joshua Strongheart has two prized possessions-his father's Bowie knife and his stepfather's Colt .45 Peacemaker. And when his stage is robbed by a cold-blooded gang, Strongheart vows to show that revenge-just like that knife-cuts deep.

 

 

Tracks of Hope: A Modern Day Western
  • Pub. Date: August 2011 (eBook), October 2011 Hardcover

  • Publisher: Goldminds Publishing, LLC, Nashville, Tennesee

  • Format: Hardcover and eBook

 

This book clearly illustrates some of the high drama and adventures a modern day tracker goes through and answers many questions about some of the searches he took part in. This memoir is a true tale of the modern day west written by a modern day cowboy.

ReadWest: Stories of the American West
  • Paperback: 200 pages

  • Publisher: Goldminds Publishing, LLC; First edition (August 6, 2012)

  • Language: English

  • ISBN-10: 1930584601

  • ISBN-13: 978-1930584600

 

  A collection of tales celebrating the American West, with stories from Elmer Kelton, John D. Nesbitt, Don Bendell, Mike Kearby, Steven Law, D.B. Jackson, and L.D. Clark.

War Bonnet
  • Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Signet (January 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451198123
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451198129

 

 Deputy U.S. Marshal Chris Colt turns in his badge when his pursuit of an outlaw results in the death of an innocent bystander. Despite his retirement, his fame draws desperadoes into his path, itching to trade lead with the legendary chief of scouts. And when Colt's sister is kidnapped by a gang of outlaws and held for ransom, Chris has no choice but to buckle on his holster one last time--not for justice, but for family honor.

Blazing Colts
  • Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Signet (March 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451195701
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451195708

 

After avenging the death of his sister's husband, Chris Colt and his siblings return to Silver Cliff Ranch, only to discover that Chris's wife has been murdered by a gang of thieves. The gang also kidnaps Chris's four children, demanding a million dollar ransom. But the outlaws didn't consider who they were dealing with. The famous Colt family would stop at nothing to protect its loved ones, and exact a merciless, unending justice against those who would cross it.

Matched Colts
  • Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Signet (March 1, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451191285
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451191281

 

Aided by his friend, Nez Perce warrior Man Killer, Chris Colt, Chief of Scouts, sets out to to find Charley, his previously unknown sister, when she takes on the role of gunfighter to find and destroy her husband's killers.

Eagle
  • Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Signet (October 1, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451185358
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451185358

 

Chris Colt, the legendary Chief of Scouts, confronts his ultimate challenge as he tracks a savage killer responsible for a series of mutilation murders near his Sangre de Cristo mountain ranch.

Justis Colt
  • Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Signet (October 1, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451182421
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451182425
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Saved from a band of murderers by a stranger known as Tora, Texas Ranger Justis Colt offers to help his rescuer when Tora's family is killed by vengeful outlaws and embarks on an adventure in the untamed West.

Warrior
  • Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Signet (February 1, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451182413
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451182418

 

Chris Colt, retired Chief of Scouts, is drawn back into battle to help his friend, Nez Perce+a7 warrior Man Killer, save Man Killer's beloved Jennifer from a crooked relative and two outlaws on a bloody crime spree.

Coyote Run
  • Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Signet (January 1, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451181433
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451181435

 

Chris Colt, his hot-tempered half-brother Joshua, and a proud Native American warrior, Man Killer, risk everything in their battle against a ruthless mining company out to seize control of Coyote Run, the Colts' ranch in the Sangre Cristo Mountains.

Colt  (Chief of Scouts Series)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Signet; First Edition edition (January 1, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451178300
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451178305

 

Forced to lead an all-black U.S. Cavalry unit on a suicide mission in the Apache Wars, Christopher Columbus Colt, the chief of cavalry scouts, must also contend with two legendary Apache chiefs--Geronimo and Victorio.

Horse Soldiers (Chief of Scouts Series)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Signet (January 1, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451177207
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451177209

 

In the turbulent Oregon Territory, legendary scout Christopher Columbus Colt finds himself torn between service to General O. O. ""One-Arm"" Howard, commander of the U.S. Cavalry, and his feelings for the beleaguered Nez Perce+a7.

Colt: Chief of Scouts
  • Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Signet (January 1, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451176901
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451176905

 

Packed with authentic detail, vivid battle scenes and historical figures, this first book of a trilogy is the story of an Army scout who was there when General George Custer and the Seventh Cavalry were annihilated by Sitting Bull. Christopher Columbus Colt must choose between the Sioux he knows and respects, and the corrupt Custer.

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