The Haunted Mesa

The Haunted Mesa

by Louis L'Amour
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The Haunted Mesa by Louis L'Amour

The Navajo called them the Anasazi, the “ancient enemy,” and their abandoned cities haunt the canyons and plateaus of the Southwest. For centuries the sudden disappearance of these people baffled historians. Summoned to a dark desert plateau by a desperate letter from an old friend, renowned investigator Mike Raglan is drawn into a world of mystery, violence, and explosive revelations. Crossing a border beyond the laws of man and nature, he will learn of the astonishing world of the Anasazi and discover the most extraordinary frontier ever encountered.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553270228
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/28/1988
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 131,753
Product dimensions: 4.18(w) x 6.84(h) x 1.18(d)
Lexile: 720L (what's this?)

About the Author

Louis L’Amour is undoubtedly the bestselling frontier novelist of all time. He is the only American-born author in history to receive both the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Congressional Gold Medal in honor of his life's work. He has published ninety novels; twenty-seven short-story collections; two works of nonfiction; a memoir, Education of a Wandering Man; and a volume of poetry, Smoke from This Altar. There are more than 300 million copies of his books in print worldwide.

Date of Birth:

March 22, 1908

Date of Death:

June 10, 1988

Place of Birth:

Jamestown, North Dakota



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The Haunted Mesa 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 54 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put the book down! Excellent!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Full of mystery and factual history. It will evoke a full time interest in the lives of the Anasazi Indians. Not your usual western.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
L'Amour's use of questions may irritate come people, but I know from personal experience at being lost in the woods - you find yourself asking the same questions over and over out of fear. In his usual style, L'Amour uses actual places and old legends to create the usual thought provoking "What if?...." I read it once years ago and I still remembered the mind-opening suggestions that encourage one to "get out of the box... and think!"
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Haunted Mesa, by Louis L¿Amour, was a very exciting and fascinating book. It takes you on an epic journey to unimaginable places. It is all set in Southern Utah and Northern Arizona and it is kind of a mystery story that the man character, Mike Ragan, tries to find his friend, Erik Hokart, and also finds out what happened to the Anasazi people long ago. I for one was very interested throughout the whole book. I never wanted to put it down. It is suspenseful while never really giving away what happens next. The book is about Erik going missing. But before this he writes his friend Mike and says some weird things are going on and he needs his help. So he goes to help but finds Eric nowhere to be found. He goes to the mesa where Erik is building his house and looks around for clues. Then all these strange occurrences happen to him and he finds out where he has gone or was taken to and his amazing journey begins. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys mystery novels and or non-fiction. To some it may seem too unbelievable but that is not true. Yes, it has its times but most of the time you have to stop and put it down because you start to think you are actually there.
Guest More than 1 year ago
my dad gotme started reading louis l'amour, and since he's been my fav author! my first was sacketts land. this book was adventureous, thrilling, slick, dramatic, and suspensfel. recomended at the highest level... MUST READ!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You should totally read this book!!! Its amazing!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It did seem to drag on a bit in the begining, and he didn't actually go to the other side until the last part of the story, but overall it was an interesting read and worth my time. This is the first Louis L'Amour book I've read and I can safely say I won't shy away from this author's other works.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Very entertaining western. As always, Louis L'Amour weaves great mystery while educating the reader about an important part of our heritage. I've read every one of his novels several times. Anyone who coined the term, 'never killed a man that didn't need killin' is an absolute master of western lore. I highly recommend this read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a very good book. It was well written and definately a page turner. However there was one thing that was most disturbing. It was indeed very repetative. I can tell you this....if he reached for the butt of that gun one more time for comfort and reassurance I was going to scream.
Guest More than 1 year ago
L'Amor did his research with any of his projects. This was no exception. The plot was intriguing and on several occasions my heart was pounding. However, the repetition would bring me back to 'this side'. With out the nearly verbatim reprise every third page, the book would be 100 pages shorter.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book was exceptional. There is no other like it. But the real fun is actually staying on the mesa itself. I have done so and believe me there feels like there really is something at every corner. This book deserves to be read to any extent and the adventure only gets greater.
Anonymous 8 months ago
The name of this book attracted me I read a lot of mysteries. As others have said, this book is very repetitive. The main character eventually becomes a stick figure. The two romances are implausible. The book becomes boringly long. I made myself read to the end, and it didn't improve. As another reviewer commented, the speaking tube in the Forbidden reminded me of The Wizard of Oz. Far cry from his To the far blue mountains or The warrior's path.
plainsman576 More than 1 year ago
thought provoking...maybe or maybe not? L'amour new many interesting facts of the lod times and the history of what he wrote about....every time I see a shimmer over the landscape, I think of the possibilities
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
His absolute worst!
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Book is too long, it would have been a 4 if shorter
fancyfree More than 1 year ago
As with all L'Amour books, is well written & keeps my interest to the end. Not the first time I've read it, but still like reading it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this book very reptitive, thinking this was a different kind of book from the arthur, it would de interesting. But was not.
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While reading this book I felt it was a blend of th Wizard of Oz and The TIme Machine. At,times it became almost funny.
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Good book...interesting premise...action, suspense, will be glad you read it.
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