James Oliver Curwood
Many of James Oliver Curwood's action-adventure novels follow intrepid explorers who are equal parts foolish and brave as they make their way in the wilds of northern Canada. In The Courage of Marge O'Doone, a chance encounter on a train turns into the adventure of a lifetime for two audacious souls. Will the pair be able to make it back alive?
This gem from action-adventure writer James Oliver Curwood pairs white-hot romance with the white-knuckle drama of fighting crime. Will the always-honorable police sergeant David Carrigan survive his deadly beat long enough to live happily ever after with his beloved Jeanne-Marie?
James Oliver Curwood was one of the highest-paid writers of his time, and many of the action-adventure scribe's books were made into films during the early age of movie-making. The Golden Snare is a gripping tale that pits a rookie member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police against a shadowy fugitive whose preternatural ability to survive in the wild makes him a formidable opponent.
Looking for a fast-paced action-adventure thriller that you won't be able to put down? Try The Courage of Captain Plum, from the pen of one of the masters of the genre, James Oliver Curwood. With a stunning climax during which a single man is forced to fend off an entire battalion of bloodthirsty enemies, this action-packed tale won't disappoint.
Get set for pulse-pounding adventure in the far northern wilds of Canada in James Oliver Curwood's The Gold Hunters. The motley trio of explorers who first were introduced in the earlier Curwood novel The Wolf Hunters come together again in this gripping sequel. Will they fulfill their dreams of striking it rich this time around?
Born in a rural community deep in the wilds of Michigan's forested hills, James Oliver Curwood lived the life of an outdoorsman from a very young age. Over time, however, his love of the outdoors led him to adopt a more conservative stance, and he gradually emerged as an important early figure in the environmental movement. This evolution can be seen in The Wolf Hunters, which pairs classic outdoor action and adventure with a deeper philosophical...
For years, small-time criminal Jolly Roger McKay has been on the lam, hiding in town after nondescript town from the Royal Northwest Mounted Police who will stop at nothing to apprehend him, despite the fact that his track record of petty crime hardly merits the effort. In one small village, the goodhearted outlaw meets his match in a young woman named Nada. Will he give up life on the run to live happily ever after?
When an up-and-coming engineer based in Chicago is given the opportunity to collaborate on a major construction project in northern Canada, he sees it as the chance of a lifetime. But even aside from the natural perils of the frosty, foreboding region, there is intrigue and drama looming in the shadowy forests encircling the Hudson Bay. The Danger Trail is sure to enthrall readers looking for a thrilling story to fall into.
What starts out as a leisurely river journey soon blooms into a terrifying web of death and deceit in James Oliver Curwood's suspenseful tale Flower of the North. As protagonist Philip Whittemore begins to pull back the layers of deception, he is forced to reconsider the veracity of everything—and everyone—of which he was once certain.
At the height of his literary career, Michigan-born author James Oliver Curwood was reported to be the highest-paid writer in the world. The collection Back to God's Country and Other Stories brings together some of Curwood's most memorable shorter pieces, many of which are set in the rugged wilderness of northwest Canada.
Immerse yourself in the romance of frontier living. The novel Isobel follows the rocky love affair between the title character and her soul mate, a Canadian Mountie who risks his life to rescue her when things go horribly awry. Packed with action, this is a quick and rewarding read for fans of the great outdoors.
The basis for several memorable film adaptations, Nomads of the North is a gripping action-adventure tale that offers readers a heady blend of misbegotten love, crossed wires, daring getaways, and courageous deeds. Will recently reunited lovers Raoul and Nanette make it as fugitives living in the harsh Northern forest? Read Nomads of the North to find out.
Early environmentalist and nature writer James Oliver Curwood wrote a number of popular novels that focus on animals and even explore the world from their perspective. The Grizzly King centers on the majestic grizzly bear and the hunters that doggedly pursue it. The novel is a must-read for nature lovers and fans of authors like Jack London.