Wayne D Overholser


USA flag (1906 - 1996)
Father of Stephen Overholser

aka John S Daniels, Lee Leighton, Joseph Wayne

Wayne D. Overholser (born September 4, 1906 in Pomeroy, Washington; died August 27, 1996 in Boulder, Colorado) was an American Western writer.

Overholser won the 1953 First Spur Award for best novel for Lawman using the pseudonym Lee Leighton. In 1955 he won the 1954 (second) Spur Award for The Violent Land. He also used the pseudonyms John S. Daniels, Dan J. Stevens and Joseph Wayne.
 
Novels
Buckaroo's Code (1947)
West of the Rimrock (1949)
Draw or Drag (1950)
The Snake Stomper (1951) (as by Joseph Wayne)
Law Man (1953) (as by Lee Leighton)
Steel to the South (1953)
Fabulous Gunman (1954)
The Nester (1954) (as by John S Daniels)
The Lone Deputy (1960)
The Killer Marshal (1961)
Standoff at the River (1961)
War in Sandoval County (1961)
The Bitter Night (1962)
The Judas Gun (1962)
The Trial of Billy Peale (1963)
A Gun for Johnny Deere (1964)
To the Far Mountains (1964)
Day of Judgement (1965)
     aka Colorado Incident
Ride Into Danger (1967)
Summer of the Sioux (1967)
North to Deadwood (1968)
The Meeker Massacre (1969) (with Lewis B Patten)
The Noose (1972)
The Long Trail North (1973)
Brand 99 (1974)
Diablo Ghost (1978)
The Trouble Kid (1978)
The Cattle Queen Feud (1979)
Cassidy (1980) (as by Lee Leighton)
Sun on the Wall (1981)
Mason County War (1981)
Dangerous Patrol (1982)
The Long Wind (1986)
Bunch Grass (1986)
Gunplay Valley (1987)
Return of the Kid (1987)
By Gun and Spur (1987)
Red Snow (1988)
The Dry Gulcher (1988)
Gunlock (1988)
Red Is the Valley (1988)
Land of Promises (1989)
Proud Journey (1989)
Valley of Guns (1991)
Cast a Long Shadow (1991)
Desperate Man (1992)
The Violent Land (1992)
Hearn's Valley (1992)
Tough Hand (1992)
The Hunted (1994)
The Patriarch of Gunsight Flat (1996)
They Hanged Wild Bill Murphy (1996)
Nightmare in Broken Bow (1997)
Nugget City (1997)
War Party (1997) (as by John S Daniels)
The Violent Men (1997)
Riders of the Sundowns (1997)
Buckskin Man (1998)
The Petticoat Brigade (1998)
Oregon Trunk (1998)
Chumley's Gold (1999)
Ride the Red Trail (2000)
Tales of the West (2000)
Gunflame (2000)
The Outlaws (2000)
Gateway House (2001)
Revenge in Crow City (2001)
Rainbow Rider (2001)
The Day the Killers Came (2002)
The Three Sons of Adam Jones (2003)
The Bad Man (2003)
Wild Horse River (2004)
The Law at Miles City (2004)
Bitter Wind (2006)
Fight for the Valley (2007)
Tomahawk (2009)
Pass Creek Valley (2009)
Shadow on the Land (2009)
Law at Angel's Landing (2010)
The Man from Yesterday (2010)
Death of a Cattle King (2011)
Ten Mile Valley (2012)
The Waiting Gun (2013)
Swampland Empire (2013)
Guns In Sage Valley (2014)
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Omnibus
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Collections
The Best Western Stories of Wayne D. Overholser (1984)
     aka The Best Western Stories
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