Five Digit Numerical ACE Double Western Series

03650 WILLIAM E. VANCE Avenger From Nowhere (c.1953; 1966) and Son Of A Desparado (cover by Jason; c.1966)

Single cover ACE Double. Headlined as "Double Value - Two Complete Westerns."

Son of a Desparado was originally published in ACE Double G-584 (1966) bound with Clement Hardin's The Ruthless Breed.

Avenger From Nowhere was originally published in ACE Double D-28 (1953) bound with Paul Evans' Gunsmoke Kingdom.

Many of the single cover ACE Western Doubles are two tales by the same author.

04612 TOM WEST Bad Blood At Bonita Basin (1972) and TOM WEST Rattlesnake Range (c.1966; 1972)

Rattlesnake Range was originally published in ACE Double G-573 (1966) bound with Merle Constiner's Top Gun From the Dakotas.

04850 TOM WEST Battling Buckeroos (c.1962) and Twisted Trail (c.1959; 1962)

Single cover ACE Double. Many of the single cover ACE Western Doubles are two tales by the same author.

Battling Buckeroos was originally published in ACE Double F-172 (1962) bound with Giles A. Lutz's Gun Rich.

Twisted Trail was originally published in ACE Double D-392 (1959) bound with Archie Joscelyn's The Man From Salt Creek.

06001-2 BRIAN WYNNE (aka BRIAN GARFIELD) Big Country, Big Men (c.1969; November 1972; 2nd ACE printing) and 06001-2b BRIAN WYNNE (aka BRIAN GARFIELD) Brand of the Gun (c.1968; November 1972; 3rd ACE printing )

This volume is a slightly different size than the other ACE Doubles in the Western series, even though it is in the tęte-bęche format. It is also missing the classic ACE color coding for the western genre (green in the upper left corner with the green and white spine). It is headlined as an "ACE Tall Twin Western" and the price is 95˘.

Brand of the Gun was originally published as ACE G-720 (1968) and later as ACE 07800 (nd).

06760 C. HALL THOMPSON The Killing of Hallie James (1969; listed as "first book publication") and 06760b RAY HOGAN The Bloodrock Valley War (1969; listed as "complete novel")

08560 LOUIS TRIMBLE Siege At High Meadow (c.1962; 1973) and 08560b TOM WEST The Buzzard's Nest (c.1962; 1973)

Siege at High Meadow and The Buzzard's Nest was originally published as ACE Double F-128 (1962).

09135 CLAY RINGOLD The Hooded Gun (c.1962; 1969; listed as "complete novel") and 09135b SAM BOWIE Canyon War (1969; listed as "first book publication")


10665 GILES A. LUTZ The Challenger (c.1960; listed as "first book publication") and 10665b TOM WEST The Phantom Pistoleer (c.1960; listed as "complete novel")

The Challenger and The Phantom Pistoleer were originally published as ACE Double D-436 (1960). This copy is a renumbered volume - with the whiteout under the number and the new five digit number stenciled on this whiteout.

11530 LOUIS TRIMBLE The Lonesome Mountains and 11530b CLEMENT HARDIN (aka DWIGHT BENNETT NEWTON) Colt Wages (1970)

DWIGHT BENNETT NEWTON (b. 1916) was a highly prolific writer of the western genre. He wrote under a number of pseudonyms. In addition, he was story content and staff writer for the television series "Wagon Train," "Death Valley Days," and "Tales of Wells Fargo." He was a founding member of the Western Writers of America.

11533 JOHN CALLAHAN Come In Shooting (c.1961; June 1973; 2nd ACE printing) and 11533b JACK M. BICKHAM Gunman Can't Hide (c.1961; June 1973; 2nd ACE printing)

An "ACE Tall Twin Western" Double. This style of the ACE Double has two stories (commonly reprinted editions) in the tęte-bęche format.

Come in Shooting and Gunman Can't Hide was originally published as ACE Double F-120 (1963).

11738 DAN J. STEVENS Hunter's Moon (1973) and TOM WEST Corral This Killer (1973)

11785 PHILIP KETCHUM The Cougar Basin War and 11785b LOUIS TRIMBLE Trouble Valley (cover by Gerald McConnell; 1970)

Note: The cover for Trouble Valley is the same as for the ACE F-250 The Masked Gun by Barry Cord (1963). An example of Gerald McConnell cover art reuse in two different volumes.

GERALD McCONNELL (1931-2004) illustrated over 2000 paperback covers and was later known for his three-dimensional and prop work. He was a leader of the Graphic Artist Guild in the 1970's and '80's, and is credited with efforts in improving the protection of copyrights for illustrators, led by Tad Crawford. In addtion, he taught at the Pratt Institute, published several books on three dimensional arts, was picture editor or art editor on various industry books; and later became a successful publisher and owner of Madison Square Press.

11181 LIN SEARLES Stampede at Hourglass (c.1964, August 1972; 2nd ACE printing ) and 11181b LIN SEARLES Cliff Rider (c.1966; August 1972; 2nd ACE printing)

An "ACE Tall Twin Western" Double. This style of the ACE Double has two stories (commonly reprinted editions) in the tęte-bęche format.

Stampede at Hourglass was originally published as ACE Single D-590 (1964).

Cliff Rider was originally published as ACE Single F-409 (1966).

14193 NELSON NYE Death Valley Slim (c.1963; listed as "first book publication") and 14193b NELSON NYE The Kid From Lincoln County (c.1963; listed as "complete novel")

Death Valley Slim and The Kid From Lincoln County were originally published as ACE Double F-184 (1963). As can be seen from the cover (and the notation of "first book publication" for Death Valley Slim) that this is an excellent example of the re-numbering of old stock by ACE Books. It's great to have real evidence to confirm this practice.

14195 KYLE HOLLINGSHEAD Ransome's Debt and 14195b MERLE CONSTINER Death Waits at Dakins Station (1970; artist initals on cover - MC)

Note: See the discussion concerning the cover art (same image; just changed the apparel) of Ransome's Debt with F-103 Trap for Sam Dodge by HARRY WHITTINGTON

14265 NORMAN DANIELS The Plunderers and 14265b TOM WEST Desperado Doublecross (1970)

16020-4 RAY HOGAN Trail of the Fresno Kid (c.1963) and Panhandle Pistolero (c.1966)

Single cover ACE Double. Headlined as "Double Dynamite."

Trail of the Fresno Kid was originally published in ACE Double F-230 (1963) bound with Tom West's Lobo Lawman.

Panhandle Pistolero was originally published in ACE 65102-X (c. 1966; nd) and in ACE Double M-136 (1966) bound with Nelson Nye's The Marshall of Pioche.

17000 REESE SULLIVAN (aka GILES A. LUTZ) The Deadly Deputy and 17000b DAN J. STEVENS The Dry Fork Incident (1969)

17010 HARRY WHITTINGTON Drygulch Town (c.1963) and Prairie Raiders (c.1963)

Single cover ACE Double. Many of the single cover ACE Western Doubles are two tales by the same author.

Drygulch Town (originally titled as Dry Gulch Town) and Prairie Raiders were originally published in ACE Double F-196 (1963).

HARRY WHITTINGTON (1915 - 1989) was one of the most prolific paperback writers of the 1950's through the 1960's. He wrote in nearly every genre and had success as a screenwriter for Warner-Brothers and created the television shows "The Lawman," "The Alaskan," and "The Dakotas" in the 1960's.

17235 DON P. JENISON South to New Range (cover by Jerome Podwil; nd) and CLAY RINGOLD Duel in Lagrima Valley (c.1963, 1970)

Original cover art by Jerome Podwil for South to New Range, signed in the lower right in pencil. Mixed media on board (23.5" x 15.5"). The verso indicates pencilled notation for South to New Range as well as a notation for ACE 17250 and a date of December 1970.  This art was originally used for Roger G. Spellman's Tall for a Texan ( ACE Double M-122; 1965) bound with William Vance Outlaw Brand.   

18601 LOUIS TRIMBLE Standoff At Massacre Buttes (c.1967; 1972) and 18601b KYLE HOLLINGSHEAD Echo of a Texas Rifle (c.1967; 1972)

Echo of a Texas Rifle and Standoff At Massacre Butte was originally published as ACE Double G-642 (1967).


24925 MERLE CONSTINER The Fourth Gunman (c.1958; listed as "complete novel") and 24925b TOM WEST Slick on the Draw (c.1958; listed as "complete and unabridged")

The Fourth Gunman and Slick on the Draw were originally published as ACE Double D-328 (1958).

27251 BARRY CORD Gallows Ghost (c.1967) and The Long Wire (c.1968)

The Long Wire was originally published in ACE Double G-705 (1968) bound with Merle Constiner's Killers' Corral.

Gallows Ghost was originally published in ACE Double G-619 (1967) bound with Stephen Payne's Room to Swing a Loop.

Note: this volume is two stories by one author with a single cover.

27376 TOM WEST Gallows Gulch (c.1963) and TOM WEST The Man at Rope's End (c.1964)

Gallows Gulch was originally published in ACE Double F-250 (1963) bound with Barry Cord's The Masked Gun.

Tom West's The Man at Rope's End was originally published in ACE Double F-292 (1964) bound with Gordon D. Shirreffs' The Hidden Rider of Dark Mountain.


30701 NELSON NYE Rogue's Rendezvous (cover by Gerald McConnell; c.1965) and NELSON NYE Gun Feud at Tiedown (c.1965; nd)

30798-1 NELSON NYE Gun Feud at Tiedown (c.1965; nd) and Rogue's Rendevous (c.1965; nd)

Single cover ACE Double. Headlined as "Two Complete Western Novels."

Rogue's Rendezvous and Gun Feud at Tiedown were originally published as ACE Double M-112 (1965) and ACE Double 30701 (c.1965; nd). Rogue's Rendezvous was also published as ACE Charter edition 73426-X (nd).

30850. TOM WEST Black Buzzards of Bueno and 30850b BEN SMITH The Guns of Sonora (1969)

30870 KYLE HOLLINGSHEAD The Franklin Raid (c.1968; December 1972; 2nd ACE printing) and 30870b DAN J. STEVENS Gun Trap At Bright Water (c.1963; December 1972; 2nd ACE printing)

An "ACE Tall Twin Western" Double. This style of the ACE Double has two stories (commonly reprinted editions) in the tęte-bęche format.

The Franklin Raid was originally published in ACE Double G-698 (1968) bound with Ray Hogan's Trouble at Tenkiller.

31739 EDWIN BOOTH Hardesty and 31739b REESE SULLIVAN (aka GILES A. LUTZ) The Stranger (cover by Victor Prezio; 1972; 1st ACE printing)

32718 BARRY CORD Hell In Paradise Valley and 32718b CLAY RINGOLD The Night Hell's Corners Died (nd)

33460 LOUIS TRIMBLE Wild Horse Range (c.1963; nd) and 33460b WILLIAM O. TURNER The High Hander (cover by Harry Scharre; c.1963; nd)

Wild Horse Range and The High Hander was originally published as ACE Double F-185 (1963).

Original cover art by Harry Schaare (b. 1922) for The High Hander. Gouache on board (22" x 15") and signed in lower left.

38500 KYLE HOLLINGSHEAD Ransome's Move (1971; 1st ACE printing and PBO) and 38500b L. L. FOREMAN Jemez Brand (c.1941, 1942; 1971; ACE book by arrangment with the estate of L. L. Foreman; 1971)


41910 TOM WEST The Gun From Nowhere (cover by Jerome Podwil; c.1961) and 41910b BRIAN GARFIELD Justice at Spanish Flat (original title: Range Justice; c.1960; listed as "abridged;" by arrangement with Thomas Bouregy & Co.)

Note: Here is where things get strange. The Gun From Nowhere and Justice at Spanish Flat were originally published as ACE Double F-106 (1960). Now, instead of resuing old stock, it appears that ACE Books reissued this volume with the same cover art as ACE F-106 (note that the Podwil signature that is easily visible in the F-series has been nearly airbrushed out in the five-digit series edition) for The Gun From Nowhere. However, they did not reuse the cover art from ACE F-106 for Justice At Spanish Flats (actually I think this cover art is from another volume and will have to check to confirm/deny my memory).

44220-X MERLE CONSTINER Killer's Corral (c.1968) and Wolf On Horseback (c.1965)

Single cover ACE Double. Headlined as "Two Complete Western Novels."

Killer's Corral was originally published in ACE Double G-705 (1968) bound with Barry Cord's The Long Wire.

Wolf On Horseback was originally published in ACE Double M-110 (1965) bound with Tom West's Bushwack Brand.

47200 L. L. FOREMAN Last Stand Mesa (cover by Korby; nd) and 47200b PHILIP KETCHUM Mad Morgan's Hoard (1969)

48755 TOM WEST Lobo of Lynx Valley and 48755b LOUIS TRIMBLE The Ragbag Army (1971)

48851-0 DEAN OWEN (aka WAYNE D. OVERHOLSER and LEWIS B. PATTEN) Lone Star Roundup (cover by William Douglas Rush; c.1968) and 48851-0b TOM WEST Write His Name In Gunsmoke (cover by Victor Prezio; c.1968; nd)

Note: this volume has a 6-digit number. I think this is either a misprint or the use of the later extension numbering where editions were marked with a -0 (for 1st printing). However, this is the first example I have seen in the ACE Western Doubles. If any AIL users have other volumes similiarly marked, please send me an email.

Lone Star Roundup and Write His Name In Gunsmoke was originally published as ACE Double G-742 (1968).

48885 BRIAN WYNNE (aka BRIAN GARFIELD) Gunslick Territory and 48885b JOHN CALLAHAN Loner With A Gun (1973)

Gunslick Territory is a Marshall Jeremy Six novel.

The other "Marshall Jeremy Six" novel by ACE Books is The Proud Riders (ACE M-158; 1967).

49301 LIN SEARLES Saddle In The Wind (c.1965) and 49301b TOM WEST Lost Loot of Kittycat Ranch (c.1965)

Saddle in the Wind and Lost Loot of Kittycat Ranch was originally published ACE Double M-134 (1965).


51638 LOUIS TRIMBLE The Man From Colorado (c.1963) and Marshall of Sangaree (c.1968)

Single cover ACE Double. Headlined as "Double Value - Two Complete Westerns."

The Man From Colorado was originally published in ACE Double F-214 (1963) bound with Bill Burchardt's The Wildcatters.

Marshall of Sangaree was originally published in ACE Double G-710 (1968) bound with Tom West's The Face Behind the Mask.

52035 ERIC ALLEN (aka ERIC ALLEN-BALLARD) Marshall From Whiskey Smith and 52035b GENE TUTTLE Impostors in Mesquite (cover art by MAC; 1969)

Original cover art for Impostors in Mesquite by MAC (in lower left corner). Oil on board (12" x 16"). The verso indicates pencilled notation for "Imposters in Mesquite" as well as a crossed-out notation for F-244 (Valley of Violence; 1962). This was orignally used for the cover of Edwin Booth's Valley of Violence and dates its provenance to no later than 1962.

A helpful AIL user indicates the "MAC' signature identifies this work as done by Gerald McConnell. He appears to have been a prolific illustrator for the western genre. Go here to see a large collection of his work.

52036 ERIC ALLEN (aka ERIC ALLEN-BALLARD) The Hanging At Whiskey Smith (c.1968) and Marshall From Whiskey Smith (c.1969)

Single cover ACE Double. Headlined as "Double Value - Two Complete Westerns."

The Hanging At Whiskey Smith was originally published in ACE Double G-687 (1968) bound with Dan J. Steven's Stranger in Rampart.

Marshall From Whiskey Smith was originally published in ACE Double 52035 (1969) bound with Gene Tuttle's Impostors in Mesquite.

53450 WILLIAM E. VANCE The Wolf Slayer (c.1964; listed as "complete novel") and 53540b BRIAN WYNNE (aka BRIAN GARFIELD) Mr. Sixgun (c.1954; 1964; listed as "first book publication")

The Wolf Slayer and Mr. Sixgun was originally published as ACE Double F-276 (1964).

Note: this copy is a renumbered volume (same cover art and notations of publication history) - with the whiteout under the number and the new five digit number stenciled on this whiteout. Please take a look and confirm this observation. The question is HOW MANY of these renumbered volumes exist?

57140 RAY HOGAN The Shotgunner (c.1962; nd) and 57140b RAY HOGAN New Gun For Kingdom City (c.1962; nd)

The Shotgunner and New Gun For Kingdom City was originally published as ACE Double F-160 (1962).

57601 REESE SULLIVAN (aka GILES A. LUTZ) Nemesis of Circle A (c.1965; nd) and 57601b BRIAN WYNNE (aka BRIAN GARFIELD) The Night It Rained Bullets (c.1965 by Brian Garfield; nd)

The Night It Rained Bullets and Nemesis of Circle A were originally published as ACE Doube M-128 (1965).

58601 MERLE CONSTINER Two Pistols South of Deadwood (c.1967) and 58601b WILLIAM VANCE No Man's Brand (c.1967)

Two Pistols South of Deadwood and No Man's Brand were orignally published as ACE Double G-674 (1967).

Original cover art for No Man's Brand. Oil on board with image size approximately 18.5" x 12". Not signed. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

58878 TOM WEST Triggering Texan (cover by George Gross; nd) and 58878b TOM WEST Nothing But My Gun (cover by George Gross; nd)

An "ACE Tall Twin Western" Double. This style of the ACE Double has two stories (commonly reprinted editions) in the tęte-bęche format.


60990 REESE SULLIVAN Man on the Run (1971) and 60990b JOHN CALLAHAN Odds Against the Texan (1971)

64450 WILLIAM E. VANCE Outlaws Welcome (c.1958; nd) and The Wolf Slayer (c.1964; nd)

Single cover ACE Double. Headlined as "Double Value - Two Complete Westerns."

Outlaws Welcome was originally published in ACE Double D-298 (1958) bound with Paul Evans' Thunder Creek Range.

The Wolf Slayer was originally published in ACE Double F-276 (1964) and ACE Double 53450 (nd) bound with Brian Wynne's Mr. SixGun.

Many of the single cover ACE Western Doubles are two tales by the same author.

65501 CLEMENT HARDIN (aka DWIGHT BENNETT NEWTON) The Paxman Feud (cover by A. D. Rosa; c.1967) and 65501b TOM WEST The Showdown at Serano (c.1967)

The Paxman Feud and The Showdown at Serano was originally published as ACE Double G-622 (1967).

66170 TOM WEST The Phantom Pistoleer (c.1960) and Lost Loot of Kittycat Ranch (c.1965)

Single cover ACE Double. Many of the single cover ACE Western Doubles are two tales by the same author.

The Phantom Pistoleer was originally published in ACE Double D-436 (1960) and ACE Double 10665 (nd) bound with Giles A. Lutz's The Challenger.

Lost Loot of Kittycat Ranch was originally published in ACE Double M-134 (1965) bound with Lin Searles' Saddle the Wind.

67580 RAY HOGAN The Vengeance Gun and 67580b L. L. FOREMAN Powdersmoke Partners (1973)


70350 NELSON NYE Hideout Mountain (nd; listed as "complete novel") and 70350b NELSON NYE Rafe (c.1962; listed as "first book publication")

Rafe was originally published in ACE Double F-150 (1962) bound with Hideout Mountain. It was also published as ACE Single 70352-6.

70380 WILLIAM E. VANCE The Raid At Crazy Horse (c.1967) and The Wild Riders of Savage Valley (c.1965)

Single cover ACE Double. Headlined as "Double Value - Two Complete Westerns."

The Raid At Crazy Horse was originally published in ACE Double G-648 (1967) bound with Tom West's Crossfire at Barbed M.

The Wild Ridres of Savage Valley was originally published in ACE F-358 (1965).

70460 KYLE HOLLINGSHEAD Ransome's Debt (c.1970; nd) and The Franklin Raid (c.1968; 1972; nd)

Single cover ACE Double.

Ransome's Debt was originally published in ACE Double 14195 (1970) bound with Merle Constiner's Death Waits at Dakins Station.

The Franklin Raid was originally published in ACE Double 14195 (1970) bound with Ray Hogan's Trouble at Tenkiller. It was also published in ACE Double 30870 (c. 1968; December 1972) bound with Dan J. Stevens' Gun Trap At Bright Water.

71372 LOUIS TRIMBLE The Hostile Peaks (1969; listed as "first book publication") and 71372b TOM WEST Renegade Roundup (1969; listed as "complete novel")

72260 GORDON D. SHIRREFFS Quicktrigger (c.1963) and 72260b GORDON D. SHIRREFFS Rio Desperado (c.1962)

Quicktrigger was originally published as ACE Double F-238 (1963) bound with Stephen Payne's Brand Him Outlaw.

Rio Desperado was originally published as ACE Double F-152 (1962) bound with Voice of the Gun.

72360 JOHN CALLAHAN Ride the Wild Land (c.1965) and Jernigan (c.1968)

Ride the Wild Land was originally published in ACE Double M-120 (1965) bound with Nelson Nye's Ambush at Yuma's Chimney.

Jerrigan was originally published in ACE Double G-764 (1968) bound with Louis Trimble's West to the Pecos.

Note: This volume is two stories by one author with a single cover.

72525 FRANK WYNNE Call Me Hazard (c.1966; nd) and 72525b DEAN OWEN (aka WAYNE D. OVERHOLSER and LEWIS B. PATTEN) The Rincon Trap (c.1966; nd)

Call Me Hazard and The Rincon Trap was originally published as ACE Double M-138 (1966).

74180 BARRY CORD Desert Knights and 74180b BARRY CORD The Running Iron Samaritans (1973)

75150 RAY HOGAN Track the Man Down (c.1961) and LEE. E. WELLS Savage Range (c.1961)

Track the Man Down and Savage Range was originally published as ACE Double F-110 (1961).

75520 TOM WEST Scorpion Showdown and 75520b CLAY RINGOLD Reckoning in Fire Valley (1969)

75968 NELSON NYE Bancroft's Banco (c.1963; nd; listed as "complete novel") and 75968b NELSON NYE The Seven Six-Gunners (c.1963; nd; listed as "first book publication")

Bancroft's Banco and The Seven Six-Gunners was originally published as ACE Double F-224 (1963). The white number block on this volume indicates the reuse of the unsold F-series book as a 5-digit series release. Thus, a real example of the reuse of earlier volumes and how the issue of PBO (paperback original) among the ACE Doubles can be easily confused.

76147 MERLE CONSTINER Outrage at Bearskin Forks (cover by John Duillo; c.1966; November 1972; 2nd ACE printing) and 76147b MERLE CONSTINER Short-Trigger Man (cover by John Duillo; c.1964; August 1972; 2nd ACE printing)

An "ACE Tall Twin Western" Double. This style of the ACE Double has two stories (commonly reprinted editions) in the tęte-bęche format.

Short-Trigger Man was originally published as ACE D-588 (1964) and Outrage at Bearkin Forks was originally published as ACE F-401 (1966).

76900 DEAN OWEN (aka WAYNE D. OVERHOLSER and LEWIS B. PATTEN) The Skull Riders (1969; listed as "complete novel")and 76900b MERLE CONSTINER The Man Who Shot "The Kid" (1969; listed as "first book publication")

77140 TOM WEST Slick On The Draw (c.1958; nd) and Double-Cross Dinero (c.1960; nd)

77140 (back cover)

Single cover ACE Double. Headlined as "Double Value - Two Complete Westerns."

Slick On The Draw was originally published in ACE Double D-328 (1958) bound with Merle Constiner's The Fourth Gunman.

Double-Cross Dinero was originally published in ACE Double D-476 (1960) bound with Edwin Booth's Last Valley.

77190 L. P. HOLMES Smoky Pass (cover by George Gross; c.1962; January 1973; 2nd ACE printing) and 77190b EDWIN BOOTH The Desperate Dude (cover by George Gross; c.1960; January 1973; 3rd ACE printing)

An "ACE Tall Twin Western" Double. This style of the ACE Double has two stories (commonly reprinted editions) in the tęte-bęche format.

Smoky Pass was also published as ACE Double 89590 (nd) and ACE Double F-142 (1962) bound with Wolf Brand. Thus I am a bit leary of the 2nd printing notation for this issue.

The Desparate Dude was originally published in ACE Double D-456 (1960) bound with Danger Trail.

Original cover art by George Gross for The Desperate Dude. Oil on board (image area 15" x 13"; board 21.5" x 15") and signed in lower left.

77520 WAYNE C. LEE Son of a Gunman and BARRY CORD Gun Boss of Triangle (nd)

This is a single cover double volume. Listed as "Double Value - Two Complete Westerns."

77910 CLEMENT HARDIN (aka DWIGHT BENNETT NEWTON) Stage Line To Rincon (c.1971) and 77910b RAY HOGAN A Man Called Ryker (c.1971)

77925 STEPHEN PAYNE Stampede on Farway Pass (c.1965) and 77925b FRANK WYNNE Lynch Law Canyon (c.1965)

Stampede on Farway Pass and Lynch Law Canyon was originally published as ACE Double M-114 (1965).

78470 ERNEST HAYCOX Starlight and Gunflame (1973; 1st thus)

Three short stories. This may also be considered one of the ACE Western Triples.

79117 TOM WEST Sweetgrass Valley Showdown (nd) and DEAN OWEN (aka WAYNE D. OVERHOLSER and LEWIS B. PATTEN) Gun Country (1971)

79601 ROGER G. SPELLMAN Tall For a Texan (c.1965) and Big Man From the Brazos (c.1966)

Big Man From the Brazos was originally published in ACE Double G-577 (1966) bound with Ray Hogan's Killer's Gun.

Tall for a Texan was originally published in ACE Double M-122 (1965) bound with William Vance's Outlaw Brand.


80818 GORDON R. SHIRREFFS Three From the West (cover by Stivers?; nd)

Three From the West contains three stories with a single cover. The three stories of this volume are: Rio Desperado (c. 1962), Quicktrigger (c. 1963), and Voice of the Gun (c. 1962).

Rio Desperado and Voice of the Gun were originally published as ACE Double F-152 (1962).

Quicktrigger was originally published in ACE Double F-238 (1963) bound with Stephen Payne's Brand Him Outlaw.

This volume is one of the four (4) ACE Western Triples with single cover that I have found so far.

81735 MERLE CONSTINER Killer's Corral (c.1968) and Top Gun From The Dakotas (c.1966)

Single cover ACE Double. Headlined as "Double Value - Two Complete Westerns."

Killer's Corral was originally published in ACE Double G-705 (1968) bound with Barry Cord's The Long Wire. Killer's Corral was also published in ACE Double 44220-X (nd) bound with Wolf On Horseback.

Top Gun From The Dakotas was originally published in ACE Double G-573 (1966) bound with Tom West's Rattlesnake Range.

81861 MERLE CONSTINER Guns at Q Cross (c.1965) and 81861b TOM WEST The Toughest Town in the Territory (c.1965; nd)

Guns at Q Cross and The Toughtest Town in the Territory were originally published as ACE Double M-118 (1965).

82101 BRIAN GARFIELD Trail Drive (cover by Jake Dreaney; c.1964; nd; listed as "complete and unabridged") and 82101b LOUIS TRIMBLE Trouble at Gunsight (cover by Shrivers; c.1964; nd; listed as "first book publication")

Trail Drive and Trouble at Gunsight were originally published as ACE Double F-260 (1964).

Note: one of my copies is a renumbered volume - with the whiteout under the number and the new five digit number stenciled on this whiteout. This volume uses the same cover art as F-260.

82163 STEPHEN PAYNE Trail of the Vanishing Ranchers (c.1965) and Room To Swing A Loop (c.1967; nd)

Single cover ACE Double. Headlined as "Double Value - Two Complete Westerns."

Trail of the Vanishing Ranchers was originally published in ACE Double M-124 (1965) bound with Tom West's Battle At Rattlesnake Pass.

Room To Swing A Loop was originally published in ACE Double G-619 (1967) bound with Barry Cord's Gallows Ghost.

82190 HARRY WHITTINGTON A Trap for Sam Dodge (c.1961) and HARRY WHITTINGTON Valley of Savage Men (c.1965)

A Trap for Sam Dodge was originally published in ACE Double F-103 (1961) bound with Lee Floren's High Thunder.

Valley of Savage Men was originally published in ACE Double M-126 (1965) bound with Ben Elliott's Brother Badman.

Note that this is one of the ACE doubles utilizing one cover image for two titles.

HARRY WHITTINGTON (1915 - 1989) was one of the most prolific paperback writers of the 1950's through the 1960's. He wrote in nearly every genre and had success as a screenwriter for Warner-Brothers and created the television shows "The Lawman," "The Alaskan," and "The Dakotas" in the 1960's.

82401 ERNEST HAYCOX Trigger Trio (c.1965; nd; 1st thus in this form)

Trigger Trio is a collection of 3 short novellas previously published as ACE M-144 (1965). These stories are: The Fighting Call, The Octopus of Pilgrim Valley, and Ride Out!

This volume is one of the four (4) ACE Western Triples with single cover that I have found so far.

82409 RAY HOGAN Triple Threat (nd)

Triple Threat contains three stories with a single cover. The three stories are: The Hellsfire Lawman (c. 1968), Legacy of the Slash M (c. 1967), and The Wolver (c. 1966).

Legacy of the Slash M was originally published in ACE Double G-615 (1967) bound with William Vance's Tracker.

The Wolver was originally published as ACE M-163 (1966).

This volume is one of the four (4) ACE Western Triples with single cover.

82410 D. B. NEWTON Triple Trouble (July 1978; 1st ACE printing)

Triple Trouble contains three stories with a single cover and is to my knowledge the only ACE western under Newton's real name. The three stories are: Rainbow Rider (c. 1978), Panhandle Beef (c.1978), and Guns Buy This Grass (1st ACE printing July 1978).

This volume is one of the four (4) ACE Western Triples with single cover .

82416 LOUIS TRIMBLE Trouble At Gunsight (c.1964) and The Lonesome Mountains (c.1970)

Single cover ACE Double. Headlined as "Double Value - Two Complete Westerns."

Trouble At Gunsight was originally published in ACE Double F-260 (1964) bound with Bill Burchardt's The Wildcatters. It was also published in ACE Double 82101 (c. 1964; nd) bound with Brian Garfield's Trail Drive.

The Lonesome Mountains was originally published in ACE Double 11530 (1970) bound with Clement Hardin (aka Dwight Bennett Newton) Colt Wages.

82435 BARRY CORD The Coffin Fillers and 82435b DON T. JENISON Trouble On Diamond Seven (1972)

82475 WILLIAM COLT MacDONALD "Shoot Him on Sight!" (c.1966; August 1972; 2nd ACE printing) and 82475b EDWIN BOOTH The Troublemaker (cover by Huffaker; c.1962; August 1972; 2nd ACE printing)

An "ACE Tall Twin Western" Double. This style of the ACE Double has two stories (commonly reprinted editions) in the tęte-bęche format.

The Troublemaker was originally published in ACE Double F-126 (1962) bound with Ray Hogan's A Marshall For Lawless.

Shoot Him on Sight! was originally published as ACE F-389 (1966).

82500 LOUIS TRIMBLE Trouble Valley (c.1970) and Hostile Peaks (c.1969; nd)

Single cover ACE Double. Many of the single cover ACE Western Doubles are two tales by the same author.

Trouble Valley was originally published in ACE Double 11785 (1970) bound with Philip Ketchum's The Cougar Basin War.

Hostile Peaks was originally published in ACE Double 71372 (1969) bound with Tom West's Renegade Roundup.

83360 BARRY CORD Two Graves for a Lawman and 83360b BARRY CORD The Deadly Amigos (nd)

86465 DON P. JENISON Zero Hour at Black Butte and 86465b CLEMENT HARDIN (aka DWIGHT BENNETT NEWTON) Sherriff of Sentinel (1969)

89590 L. P. HOLMES Smoky Pass (c.1962) and 89590b L. P. HOLMES Wolf Brand (cover by Gerald McConnell;; c.1962)

Smoky Pass and Wolf Brand were originally published as ACE Double F-142 (1962). This edition uses the same cover art by Gerald McConnell for Wolf Brand.

The cover art for Smoky Pass in ACE 89590 is a re-use of the cover art for Gunfire Heritage by Rod Patterson (ACE Double M-108; 1965). Still trying to find who the artist is for this cover art. Thank you to Dennis for this observation.

I need a better image for ACE 89590a (Smoky Pass) and also an image for ACE F-142. Thank you to David for the copy that you found.

Last Update 17 October 2014

 

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