Episode Inspired Stories


Almost 200 episodes have inspired stories in the Bonanza Brand Library.

MA-Rated /R-Rated Stories– May contain explicit language and adult themes; and are not intended for readers under the age of 18. Please heed our rating guidelines.

 Librarian note: For readers struggling to remember if the episode title begins with ‘The’, it doesn’t matter. Just omit ‘the’ and look for the rest of the title below.

Click on the episode title to reach its listing of stories.

A Darker Shadow

A Deck of Aces

A Dime’s Worth of Glory

A Home for Jamie

A Hot Day for a Hanging

A House Divided

A Matter of Circumstance

A Question of Strength

A Real Nice, Friendly Little Town

A Ride in the Sun

A Rose for Lotta

A Stranger Passed this Way

A Time to Die

A Time to Step Down

Actress (The)

Alias, Joe Cartwright

All Ye His Saints


Any Friend of Walter’s

Artist (The)

Auld Sod (The)

Avenger (The)

Badge Without Honor

Between Heaven and Earth

Bitter Water

Blessed are They

Breed of Violence

Broken Ballad

Bullet for a Bride

Burma Rarity (The)


Calamity Over the Comstock

Caution: Easter Bunny Crossing

Cheating Game (The)


Code (The)

Countess (The)

Credit for a Kill

Crucible (The)

Dark Gate (The)

Dark Star

Day of Reckoning

Day of the Dragon

Deadliest Game (The)

Deadly Ones (The)

Death at Dawn

Decision at Los Roblos

Desert Justice

Desperate Passage

Different Pines, Same Wind

Dowry (The)

Elegy for a Hangman

Elizabeth, My Love


Enter Mark Twain

Escape to Ponderosa

False Witness

Far, Far Better Thing (The)

Fighters (The)

First Born (The)

First Love

Five Candles

Five Into the Wind

Five Sundowns to Sunup

Flannel-Mouth Gun (The)

Forever – Pt 1 & 2

Found Child

Frenchman (The)

Friendship (The)


Gallagher’s Sons

Gamble (The)

Gideon, the Good

Gift (The)

Grand Swing (The)

Gunmen (The)

Hanging Posse (The)

Hayburner (The)

He Was Only Seven

Honor of Cochise (The)

Hopefuls (The)

Hoss and the Leprechauns

Hunter (The)

Inger, My Love

Invention of a Gunfighter

Is There Any Man Here?

Journey Remembered

Julia Bulette Story (The)

Jury (The)


Kingdom of Fear

Lady from Baltimore (The)

Last Haircut (The)

Last Viking (The)

Late Ben Cartwright (The)

Lawmaker (The)

Legacy (The)

Lonely House (The)

Long Way to Ogden

Look to the Stars

Love Me Not

Magnificent Adah (The)

Marie, My Love

Mighty is the Word

Mill (The)

Mountain Girl (The)

Mr. Henry Comstock

My Brother’s Keeper

Newcomers (The)

Night Virginia City Died (The)

No Less a Man

Old Sheba

Once a Doctor

One Ace Too Many

Other Son (The)

Paiute War (The)

Ponderosa Matador

Pressure Game (The)

Pride of a Man

Prime of Life (The)

Pure Truth (The)

Quality of Mercy (The)

Quest (The)

Rattlesnake Brigade (The)

Return to Honor

Ride (The)

Ride the Wind – Pt 1 & 2

Right is the Fourth R


Saddle Stiff (The)

Saga of Muley Jones (The)

Salute to Yesterday

San Francisco

Savage (The)

Second Chance

Second Sight


She Walks in Beauty

Shining in Spain


Silence at Stillwater (The)

Smiler (The)

Song in the Dark

Spanish Grant (The)

Spitfire (The)


Square Deal Sam

Stalker (The)


Stillness Within (The)

Storm (The)

Strange One (The)

Stranger (The)

Tall Stranger (The)

Thanks for Everything, Friend

Three Brides for Hoss

Thunder Man

Tin Badge (The)

To Die in Darkness


Trap (The)


Truckee Strip (The)

Twenty-Sixth Grave (The)

Twilight Town


Waiting Game (The)

Walter and the Outlaws

War Comes to Washoe (The)

Way of Aaron (The)

Winter Kill

Woman of Fire

Wooing of Abigail Jones (The)

Wormwood Cup (The)