Nebraska Authors

Edwin Booth

AKA: AKA Don Blunt, Jack Hazard

Born 1906 Beatrice, NE (USA)

Died 1980

Booth was a prolific author of "pulp" westerns. Thirty-eight foreign editions of his books have been printed, including editions in Canada, England, Argentina, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Australia, Germany, and Spain.

The University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and Archives, holds the Edwin Booth papers.

Other prolific Nebraska authors of westerns included George W. Barrington, Eugene Manlove Rhodes, George Shedd, and Wayne C. Lee.

Places Lived

New Mexico
Oakland, CA

Author Of

  • Fiction


Westerns; Pulp fiction; Mysteries


Colorado College


Prairie Dog Poisoner-Rancher
Post Office Clerk
Tour Guide
Grocery manager

Places Worked

New Mexico Ranches
Colorado's Cave of the Winds


Western Writers of America, secretary-treasurer, 1963-7, vice-president, 1970
Toastmasters Club president of Oakland club, 1973


Booth was a prolific author, this is an incomplete sample listing:
Return to Apache Springs. 1962.
John Sutter, Californian. 1963.
Boot Heel Range. 1964.
Shoot Out at Twin Buttes. 1967.
Bushwhack. 1974.
The Colt-Pack'n Parson. 1975.
Ambush at Adam's Crossing. 1976.
Crossfire. 1977.
The Colorado Gun. 1981.
Rebel's Return. 1982.

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Edwin Booth

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