Author:Hugh Pendexter

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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


(partial list)

  • 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)
  • The Homesteaders (1924)
  • The Long Knives (1924)

Children's fiction[edit]

The Camp and Trail Series[edit]

Along the Coast Series[edit]

  • 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 articles[edit]

Longer works
  • The Homesteaders (1924; Adventure, Nov-Dec, 4 part serial)
  • The Long Knives (1923-1924, Adventure 5 part serial)
  • The Bushfighters (1920 Oct 18, Adventure) (novel)

As Faunce Rochester[edit]

  • "The Horror of the Little House," (ss) Short Stories Nov 1916
  • "The Master of Heron River," (ss) Short Stories Jan 1916
  • "The Spouse of El Dorado," (ss) Short Stories Mar 1917
  • '"John Bull" on Bears,' (ar) Adventure Oct 30 1923 (n-f; article/filler)
  • "Deer "Bleats" and Cougars," (ar) Adventure Nov 10 1923
  • "Earliest California History", (ar) Adventure Jan 30 1924
  • You Might Call It Adventure, (ar) Adventure Dec 10 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, 1927.

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 80 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.