Author:Hugh Pendexter

Hugh Pendexter
American journalist, novelist, screenwriter. He began his career as a humorous writer; his main body of fiction consisted of historical novels and Westerns for such publications as Adventure and Argosy. Known for the detailed research behind his fiction: in particular, the novel Kings of the Missouri, about fur trading and the founding of St. Louis. Pseudonyms: Faunce Rochester


(partial list)

  • Tiberius Smith: As chronicled by his right-hand man Billy Campbell (1907) (transcription project)
  • Gentlemen of the North (1920) no scan
  • Red Belts (1920) PG : IA
  • Kings of the Missouri (1921)
  • A Virginia Scout (1922) PG : IA
  • The Man Who Was Alone (1907)
  • The Torch Bearers (1921)
  • Wolf Law (1921)
  • Lost Diggings (1922)
  • War Wampum (1922)
  • The White Dawn (1922) (also, 4-part sl in Adventure Jan-Mar 1922)
  • Pay Gravel (1923)
  • Old Misery (1924; sl. Adventure, Sep-Oct 1923)
  • The Homesteaders (1924; Adventure, Nov-Dec, 4 part sl.)
  • The Long Knives (1923-1924, Adventure 5 part sl.)

Children's fictionEdit

The Camp and Trail SeriesEdit

Along the Coast SeriesEdit

  • The Young Fishermen; or, The King of Smugglers' Island (1912)
  • The Young Sea-Merchants; or, After hidden Treasure (1913)
  • The Young Pilots; or, Seeking the Missing Heir
  • The Young Seiners; or, Fighting the Fish Pirates
  • The Young Skippers; or, The Mysterious Wreck

Magazine stories and articlesEdit

As Faunce RochesterEdit

  • "Deer "Bleats" and Cougars," (ar) Adventure Nov 10 1923
  • "The Horror of the Little House," (ss) Short Stories Nov 1916
  • '"John Bull" on Bears,' (ar) Adventure Oct 30 1923 (n-f; article/filler)
  • "The Master of Heron River," (ss) Short Stories Jan 1916
  • "The Spouse of El Dorado," (ss) Short Stories Mar 1917
  • "Earliest California History", (ar) Adventure Jan 30 1924


  • A Daughter of the Wolf (1919) story for B&W silent
  • Wolf Law (1922) story for B&W silent


Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1925.

The author died in 1940, so works by this author are also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 75 years or less. Works by this author may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.