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    Lay Down My Sword and Shield by James Lee Burke

Vintage James Lee Burke: The first novel introducing the memorable Texas sheriff Hackberry Holland, coming of age against the backdrop of the civil rights era in a sultry border town.

Year: 1971
Genre: Legal Thriller

    Two for Texas by James Lee Burke

This early James Lee Burke classic is available again--featuring Son Holland, the great-grandfather of beloved hero Billy Bob Holland, as he flees a Louisiana prison camp with a Native American woman and a fellow prisoner in tow. James Lee Burke steps back three generations to reveal the lightning-paced tale of western lawman Billy Bob Holland's great-grandfather, a fugitive swept up in the proud fight for Texan independence.

Year: 1982
Genre: HistoricalWesterns

    Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy

An epic novel of the violence and depravity that attended America's westward expansion, Blood Meridian brilliantly subverts the conventions of the Western novel and the mythology of the "wild west." Based on historical events that took place on the Texas-Mexico border in the 1850s, it traces the fortunes of the Kid, a fourteen-year-old Tennesseean who stumbles into the nightmarish world where Indians are being murdered and the market for their scalps is thriving.

Year: 1985
Genre: Westerns

    All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy

The national bestseller and the first volume in Cormac McCarthy's Border Trilogy, All the Pretty Horses is the tale of John Grady Cole, who at sixteen finds himself at the end of a long line of Texas ranchers, cut off from the only life he has ever imagined for himself. With two companions, he sets off for Mexico on a sometimes idyllic, sometimes comic journey to a place where dreams are paid for in blood.

Year: 1992

    Cimarron Rose by James Lee Burke

Texas attorney and former Texas Ranger Billy Bob Holland has many secrets in his dark past. Among them is Vernon Smothers's son Lucas, a now-teenaged boy about whom only Vernon and Billy Bob know the truth. Lucas is really Billy Bob's illegitimate son, and when Lucas is arrested for murder, Billy Bob knows that he has no choice but to confront the past and serve as the boy's criminal attorney.

Year: 1997
Genre: Legal Thriller

 

 

Titles

YearTitle

1971Lay Down My Sword and Shield by James Lee Burke
1982Two for Texas by James Lee Burke
1985Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
1992All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
1997Cimarron Rose by James Lee Burke
1999Heartwood by James Lee Burke
2005No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
2009Rain Gods by James Lee Burke
2011Feast Day of Fools by James Lee Burke