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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



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Children's fictionEdit

The Camp and Trail SeriesEdit

  • The Young Gem-Hunters; or, The Mystery of the Haunted Camp (1911)
  • The Young Woodsmen; or, Running Down the Squawtooth Gang (1912)
  • The Young Trappers; or, The Quest of the Giant Moose (1913)
  • The Young River-Drivers; or, Against Heavy Odds

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


  • 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, 1924.

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.