CBK's SCATTERGOOD BAINES

THE SCATTERGOOD BAINES/COLDRIVER CHRONICLES STORIES

"This character, beloved by millions of readers,is in the great tradition of American literature-- the tradition of Ben Franklin and Mark Twain. Stories in which the Vermont shopkeeper is the chief cook and bottle-washer. That’s all Scatter-good’s fans need to know, and they are a discerning crowd of people." -The American Mercury May 1940
 




[Come back soon for a bio of the town of Coldriver's canny three hundred pound "Sage" who always defends the good, trips up evil-doers and never fails to make a profit (all while rarely stirring from the specially reinforced chair on the front porch of his beloved hardware store). Featured in over 100 stories, Scattergood Baines was one of the longest running, most beloved characters in literary history, with the first story appearing in 1917 and the last in 1954.]
Warning List May Not Be Complete. We keep learning of more Scattergood stories.

THE COLDRIVER CHRONICLES BOOK 1: ENTER SCATTERGOOD BAINES
1.    Scattergood Baines—Invader (ss) The Saturday Evening Post Jun 30 1917 (click to read now)

2.    Scattergood Kicks Up the Dust (ss) The Saturday Evening Post Oct 13 1917
3.    The Mountain Comes to Scattergood (ss) The Saturday Evening Post Nov 24 1917
4.    Scattergood Makes It Round Numbers (ss) The Saturday Evening Post Feb 16 1918
5.    Scattergood and the One-Legged Deacon (ss) The American Magazine Sep 1919
6.    Scattergood Matches Wits with a Pair of Sharpers (ss) The American Magazine Oct 1919
7.    Scattergood Dips in His Spoon (ss) The American Magazine Nov 1919
8.    Scattergood Borrows a Grandmother (ss) The American Magazine Dec 1919
9.    Scattergood Administers Soothing Sirup (ss) The American Magazine Jan 1920
10.    Scattergood Invests in Salvation (ss) The American Magazine Mar 1920
11.    Scattergood Moves to Adjourn (ss) The American Magazine May 1920
12.    Scattergood Meddles with the Dangerous Age (ss) The American Magazine Jun 1920
13.    Scattergood and the Prodigal’s Mother (ss) The American Magazine Jul 1920
A 1930s issue of The American Magazine. Note that Ed Winn, J. Edgar Hoover, and H.G. Wells, listed at the top are all real people; CBK's fictional Scattergood (the first name alone is considered sufficient identification) is ranked with them, attesting to his popularity and draw. And doubtless the Sage of Coldriver felt as real to many of his readers as the three personaiies with whom he is ranked (they, after all, did not drop into the family home every month or so for a visit).
 
THE COLDRIVER CHRONICLES BOOK 2: SCATTERGOOD BAITS THE HOOK
14.    Scattergood Skims a Little Cream (ss) The American Magazine Aug 1920
15.    Scattergood and the Tongue of Gossip (ss) The American Magazine Feb 1921
16.    Scattergood and the Missing Organ Fund (ss) The American Magazine Mar 1921
17.    Scattergood Buys a Church (ss) The American Magazine Jun 1921
18.    Scattergood Baits a Hook (ss) The American Magazine Sep 1921
19.    Scattergood Remembers the Days of His Youth (ss) The American Magazine Apr 1922
20.    Scattergood Appraises the Pelt of a Skunk (ss) The American Magazine Dec 1922
21.    Scattergood Becomes a Private Detective (ss) The American Magazine Mar 1923
22.    Scattergood Dabbles in Romance (ss) The American Magazine Sep 1923
23.    Scattergood Springs a Trap (ss) The American Magazine Jul 1924
24.    Scattergood Sums Up the Evidence (ss) The American Magazine Jul 1925
25.    Scattergood Takes a Flier in Human Nature (ss) The American Magazine Aug 1925
26.    Scattergood Wings a Bird of Prey (ss) The American Magazine Nov 1925

THE COLDRIVER CHRONICLES BOOK 3:   SCATTERGOOD BRANCHES OUT
27.    Scattergood Finds the Gate (ss) The American Magazine Apr 1926
28.    Scattergood Blows Away the Dust (ss) The American Magazine Aug 1926
29.    Scattergood Cashes in on His Reputation (ss) The American Magazine Nov 1926
30.    Scattergood Branches Out (ss) The American Magazine Dec 1926
31.    Scattergood Deals in Matrimony (ss) The American Magazine Feb 1927
32.    Scattergood Sets a Speed Trap (ss) The American Magazine May 1927
33.    Scattergood Stirs Up More Than Rubbish (ss) The American Magazine Oct 1927
34.    “Folks Mostly Acts Like Human Beings” (ss) The American Magazine Nov 1927
35.    Scattergood Causes a Snake to Bite (ss) The American Magazine Feb 1928
36.    Scattergood and the Six Big Men (ss) The American Magazine May 1928
37.    Strawberries Don’t Grow on Poison Ivy Vines (ss) The American Magazine Aug 1928
38.    Scattergood and the Square Peg (ss) The American Magazine Sep 1928
39.    Scattergood Companions a Felony (ss) The American Magazine Oct 1928

THE COLDRIVER CHRONICLES BOOK 4: SCATTERGOOD SEES THE WORLD
40.    “Every Silver Mine Has Got Its Cloudy Linin’” (ss) The American Magazine Mar 1929
41.    Scattergood Encounters Broadway (ss) The American Magazine May 1929
42.    The Thinker (ss) The American Magazine Jul 1929
43.    The Young Man Who Was Prepared for Everything (ss) The American Magazine Oct 1929
44.    Scattergood Strikes Out to See the World (ss) The American Magazine Jun 1930
45.    Scattergood’s Adventures in Africa (ss) The American Magazine Aug 1930
46.    Scattergood Takes a Shore Excursion (ss) The American Magazine Oct 1930
47.    Scattergood Among the Old Masters (ss) The American Magazine Dec 1930
48.    Scattergood Comes Back from Europe (ss) The American Magazine Feb 1931
49.    Of All Places! (ss) The American Magazine May 1931
50.    An Ounce of Curiosity (ss) The American Magazine Aug 1931
51.    Scattergood Uses an Eraser (ss) The American Magazine Nov 1931
52.    Pliny Wins a Medal (ss) The American Magazine Dec 1931

THE COLDRIVER CHRONICLES BOOK 5: SCATTERGOOD PLAYS WITH FIRE
53.    Scattergood Takes to His Bed (ss) The American Magazine Feb 1932
54.    Paper Flowers (ss) The American Magazine May 1932
55.    Scattergood Meets a Gangster (ss) The American Magazine Sep 1932
56.    The Touchstone (ss) The American Magazine Oct 1932
57.    Scattergood Tries an Experiment (ss) The American Magazine Nov 1932
58.    Red Fingernails (ss) The American Magazine Dec 1932
59.    Trial and Error (ss) The American Magazine Feb 1933
60.    Scattergood Makes a Deal (ss) The American Magazine Mar 1933
61.    Scattergood Plays with Fire (ss) The American Magazine May 1933
62.    A Dog’s Hind Legs (ss) The American Magazine Jan 1934
63.    The Earl’s Mustache (ss) The American Magazine Feb 1934
64.    A Piece of String (ss) The American Magazine May 1934

Scattergood Baines even inspired a series of movies; in the poster above star Guy Kibbee has been painted to look much thinner than he was in Kelland's stories, a liberty too many of the artists who illustrated Scattergood's appearances also took.

THE COLDRIVER CHRONICLES BOOK 6: SCATTERGOOD PRESCRIBES
 65     The Closed Room (sl) The American Magazine Aug 1934, etc. (two installment)
 66.    Scattergood Meets a Money-Player (ss) The American Magazine Mar 1935
67.    Patron of Arts (ss) The American Magazine Oct 1935
68.    Scattergood Breaks Into Society (ss) The American Magazine Dec 1935
69.    Dancing Daughter (ss) The American Magazine Jan 1936
70.    Scattergood Ties a Knot (ss) The American Magazine Feb 1936
71.    Hermit’s Haven (ss) The American Magazine Apr 1936
72.    Parson takes a wife (ss) The American Magazine oct 1936
73.    Scattergood Encounters Science (ss) The American Magazine Nov 1936
74.    Life of the Party (ss) The American Magazine Jan 1937
75.    Scattergood Prescribes for the Doctor (ss) The American Magazine Mar 1937
76.    Scattergood Deals in Dreams (ss) The American Magazine Apr 1937

THE COLDRIVER CHRONICLES BOOK 7: SCATTERGOOD LEADS THE ATTACK
77.    Scattergood Studies Human Nature (ss) The American Magazine Sep 1937
78.    Coldriver Capers (ss) The American Magazine Nov 1937
79.    The Young Spriggins (ss) The American Magazine Jan 1938
80.    Scattergood Starts a Revolution (ss) The American Magazine Mar 1938
81.    Girls Without Gold (ss) The American Magazine Jun 1938
82.    Scattergood and the Scamp (ss) The American Magazine Mar 1939
83.    The Dividing Line (ss) The American Magazine Aug 1939
84.    Scattergood and the Spiteful Man (ss) The American Magazine May 1940
85.    The Gold Brick (ss) The American Magazine Jul 1940
86.    Scattergood and the Dove O’Peace (ss) The American Magazine Feb 1943
87.    Scattergood Leads an Attack (ss) The American Magazine Oct 1944
88.    Scattergood Collects a Debt (ss) The American Magazine Dec 1945

THE COLDRIVER CHRONICLES BOOK 9:  SCATTERGOOD'S LAST COLDRIVER CAPERS
89.    Scattergood Demonstrates America (ss) Boston Globe Magazine 1945
90.    Scattergood and the Unhappy Bride (ss) Boston Globe Magazine 1946
91.    Scattergood and the City Slicker (ss) The American Magazine Apr 1947
92.    Scattergood and the Women’s Rebellion (ss) The American Magazine Aug 1947
93.    Scattergood Pulls the Strings (ss) The American Magazine Jan 1948
94.    Scattergood and the Fiery Zealot (ss) The American Magazine Mar 1949
95.    Scattergood and the Bearded Brothers (ss) The American Magazine Mar 1950
96.    Scattergood and the Reign of Terror (ss) The American Magazine Jul 1950
97.    Scattergood and Juliet (ss) The American Magazine Nov 1950
98.    Home-Town Masquerade (ss) The American Magazine Apr 1951
99.    Scattergood Storms New York (ss) The American Magazine Dec 1951
100.  Coldriver’s Medicine Man ·(ss) Clarence Budington Kelland The American Magazine Dec '52
101.  The Coldriver Conspiracy (ss) Clarence Budington Kelland ·The American Magazine Jan 1954

Watch for our new, authorized series of Scatterbook Baines books - reprinting the all the Coldriver tales, in the order of publication.

Available soon: Enter Scattergood Baines: The Coldriver Chronicles Book 1 (the first 13 stories in order, with the original magazine illustrations) $2.99 eboook. 13.99 paperback.

Don't Miss "Scattegood Says" #1, reprint of the 1930s-40s column Kelland wrote for, and at the request of, The American Magazine. (click here)





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