H. A. DeRosso (1917–1960) was an American author known for his pulpy
noir Western novels and short stories. He began writing short stories
in high school, publishing his first in Street & Smith’s Western
Story Magazine in 1941. In just a few short years, he became a full-time
writer until his death in 1960, penning classic Westerns such as .44 and The End of the Gun.