Reading Lists: Historical fiction

Inspired by the HBO crime series True Detective  and references within, this is a great list to introduce you to the writings of Ambrose Bierce, Robert W. Chambers, and other pioneers of American weird fiction.  

Set against the stark beauty of the Pacific Northwest at the turn of the 20th century, The Orchardist is about a solitary man who comes to care for two abused girls. Try this list for more character-based stories set in the west.