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Publication Order of Evans Family Saga Books

Publication Order of Joe Beck Books

Publication Order of The Trouble Shooter Books

The Trouble Shooter: Part One (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Trouble Shooter Part Two (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Nueva Luz (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nora (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mister Thor (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Zack (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Slow John (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Marsh's Valley (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Abandoned (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Retribution (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Witch of Dakota (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Inevitable (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scandal in Topeka (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
North of Denton (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rock Creek (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sheriff Joe (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gabe Owens (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conn Jackson (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Return to Hardeman County (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ted Shepard: Return to Wilmore (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
War Adams (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fort Selden (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Will Scott (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Haven (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mac's Cabin (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chance (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sam's County (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doc Holt (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Matt Dunne (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ben Gray (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scotts Bluff (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
South of Denver (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Four (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Miles City (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deception (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hopewell (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Baker City (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Max (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Silver Widows (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gun Smith (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wilmore (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gus (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hunting Pearl (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bessie (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Finding Bucky (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Debt (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Eclipse (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Scalawags (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hitch (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Stampede (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wake of the Bertrand (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cole (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Luke (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
A.J. Smith (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Second Star (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tate (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Virgil's Herd (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alex Paine (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Garrett's Duty (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Nothing Man (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rhody Jones (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cy Page: Western Union Man (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tabby Hayes (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Letter for Gene (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Grip Taylor (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
East of the Cascades (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Iron Wolfe (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wade Rivers: Conversations with Mooney (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ghost Train (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Inheritance (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cap Tyler (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Photographer (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jake (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Riding Shotgun (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Saloon Lawyer (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rusty & Bug (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Poole's Gold (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Clara's Crusade (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Brakeman (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Travis (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

C.J. Petit
Author C. J. Petit was born on February 8, 1950 in Providence, Rhode Island.

After a career in the Air Force lasting for 23 years, and a second career as a computer specialist for the city of Bellevue. He became limited by the aftereffects of cancer and its treatment, which all make it impossible for him to swallow, talk, spit, and eat. This downward spiraling health situation was the reason that he began writing.

In the year 2011, he was put on disability and he was really limited in what he could do but he worked around the house and did a lot of reading. He read just about anything: histories, science fiction, mysteries, fantasy, and of course, a bunch of westerns.

While his health deteriorated further, including his speech getting weaker, he read more every day and while gravitating toward the genre of westerns, he found that he was starting to get annoyed with a few aspects of most of them. So in December of 2016, he sat at his computer, figuring he may as well attempt to write one.

C. J. didn’t care if anybody actually read them, as they were only meant to keep his mind busy. It was his daughter that ‘suggested’ she publish them on Amazon. So he did, just to appease her and the very last thing that he ever expected was to write over seventy books and have people like them.

“Dylan’s Journey” is the first novel in the “Evans Family Saga” series and was released in the year 2019. Dylan knew the boiler was going to blow apart soon and if he did not act quickly, he along with the others in the pump room at the number three mine would die.

The engine operator was panicking but fell in his haste to escape from a scalding death. So Dylan lifted up his heavy shovel just as high as his twelve year old arms were able to manage and swung it in a fast arc to the thundering machine. It might kill him, however he had to to try.

Even while the steel head of the shovel slammed into the machine, it would set into motion a sequence of events that would shape his whole life.

“Bryn’s War” is the second novel in the “Evans Family Saga” series and was released in the year 2019. Bryn felt sick while feeling the ground shake, knowing that one of the shafts collapsed. Now, he stood in the pump room and looked on while the two thrumming pumps as they pulled the water out of the deep mines. He knew that one of them would strain once the water became fouled up with debris and coal dust from the collapse and if it was pump number two, it’d mean that his older brothers and dad were most likely dead.

It felt like hours while watching the pump work, however it was just minutes since the first intense vibrations struck. He realized that if the second pump started to labor his plans to leave Carbondale would be another of the victims of the coal mine. Right when he planned on checking the first pump, he saw the pipe to the second pump start pulsing before the belt on the drive wheel started squealing in protest and his absolute worst nightmare came to pass.

“Huw’s Legacy” is the third novel in the “Evans Family Saga” series and was released in the year 2019. Kyle felt guilty for playing a game while his mom suffered back at their tiny excuse for a home. However she did insist and knew that it was important to her that he spend outside of the mechanized hell. As it was here that he spent sixty hours each week earning his mediocre wage that paid the rent and kept food on the table. Doctor Turnbull made an estimate three months back that she only had a total of six months to live. She lost so much weight and could only tolerate a weak broth at this point, so he didn’t think it would be too much longer now.

Kyle’s mom had been at the center of his life for as long as he could remember and once she left him, he would have no family left at all. The bastard which called himself his dad deserted them both ten years prior when Kyle was only six. Kyle blamed this man for his mom’s illness, as he didn’t have anybody else to accuse.

He had been her minister and her nurse over the previous week while she was unable to leave her sickbed without help, and he realized that caring for her had added some discomfort for her pain. Even while playing, he continued to think of his future after she died from the cancer. However he saw nothing but years of hard work on the oven of the ironworks floor and quite the empty life without many possibilities.

“Lynn’s Search” is the fourth novel in the “Evans Family Saga” series and was released in the year 2019. Lynn glared hard at Ryan Mitchell, and wanted to smack him right in his smug face, although he meant to insult Lynn, he knew that there was a good chance that what he said was actually right. He had suspected for years at this point that Dylan Evans was not in fact his real dad. It did not take a math genius to figure out that he had been born nine months after his mom was rescued from Fort Benton.

However what Ryan had said which pushed him to break down and ask his parents if it was in fact true, was when Ryan laughed and said Lynn was probably more like his real dad, Burke Riddell (a monstrous man). More than his hero, the man that raised Lynn.

He departed from the tiny house to ask this painful question, and if he was told that it was actually true, he knew he’d be forced to leave the Double EE ranch and the only family he had ever known in his life.

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61 Responses to “C.J. Petit”

  1. Keith conner: 2 months ago

    I purchased my first kindle 11 years ago and I’ve worn out 2 and now on my third. C.j. Pettit you are the best. Read all your books and awaiting the next. praying for health and continued great writing.

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  2. Nope Voss: 8 months ago

    I love your writing I need book Two of the shooter for my kindel

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  3. Wanell Smith: 9 months ago

    An update to the review t wrote 9 months ago I am too caught up on all 80+ books you have written… keep watch Amazon to see if their is a new book being released.. so many of your books could be made into a good western movie as long as producers follow your story and don’t butcher them up!!!

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  4. Fonda Vandiver: 1 year ago

    I had read all your books and enjoyed so much I read again. 3-4 times now. Starting to read again. Keep writing.

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  5. Bernie Hawk: 1 year ago

    Mr Petit: iAlso am a great fan of your nov ear ls. I have reread all of them many times enjoying them again and again. Praying for your health. May God’s hand reach down and touch you,healing you. May God’s blessings be upon you. Thank you for many hours of enjoyment .

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  6. Brenda Winstead: 1 year ago

    i love reading your books. i always look on your site to see if you have something new to read. keep wrighting and i will keep reading.

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    • Arne Jergusonl: 11 months ago

      I have found all of your books an old friend. I do appreciate the lack of sex and crude language and the good guy gets the girl. I do however question a black powder rifle being accurate at a thousand yards.However it’s a great story and besides the bad guys got what they desurved.
      Thank you so much for the hours of blissful reading.

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  7. Jeff Leonard: 1 year ago

    Hello C.J.,
    Thank you so much for getting into the life of an author. My wife talked me into an E-reader after a large operation and am so glad she did as that is when I stumbled onto your books. Your soul shines through your writing so much so that I can see it all the way up here in Canada. Looks like you have connected with some of your guides, thanks so much for sharing.
    Blessings,
    Jeff Leonard.

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  8. Robert: 1 year ago

    I have read all of your books and I loved all of them.You are blessed to do what you do.May god bless and keep you.I keep looking for new ones.The one that sticks out for me is the Last Four I think at last count there was eighty books. Thank you Bob

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    • Maddie Myers: 1 year ago

      Yeah, The Last Four was one of my favorites, too. Also, The Unwanted. C J is such a joy!

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  9. Wanell Howard Smith: 1 year ago

    First book I read was Return to HARDEMAN County.. could not put it down , read it on my Kindle as I get my books from Amazon unlimited… I loved the book so much I bought it in paperback so my daughter could read it… I then started reading all of his books in order they were written and even made me a chart to keep up with them .. I am up to date on everything he has written.. th last book I read was the final book on the Joe Beck series… I know MR. Petit’s health is not good .. but I am being selfish when I say I hope he keeps writing as long as he is able .. I understand there are computers you can talk into to write you words… I hope and pray you can keep up your excellent works as long as GOD gives you the ability!!! Thank you for all the hours I have been lost in your books , everyone of your books is a 5 star #1 book with me….

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  10. William orcutt: 2 years ago

    I have read all your books and most twice thay are so well done I hope you are still at it and I’ll keep looking for a new one

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  11. Lee Alphen: 2 years ago

    Wow! You have certainly captivated me with you books! I have over 60 of them already. They are all excellent! Please, please continue writing! My favorite was Abandoned.

    You seem to be a Godly man. I am very happy your heroes are of good moral character and that your faith in God shines through.

    I am praying for you. Not just so you can write more books but for you to enjoy an abundance of health, happiness, peace, love, joy and prosperity with your wife.

    God bless you,
    Lee

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  12. Edward Cribb: 2 years ago

    I thoroughly enjoyed the Joe Beck series as well as many of your other books. I have always enjoyed Louis Lamour. However, “The Evans Family Saga” is a true and untouchable epic. I doubt that I will ever read it’s equal. The characters were so alive and the epilogues had me in tears. Well done, Sir. May God bless you now and forever.

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  13. Ronald L Farris: 2 years ago

    Mr. Petit, I truly enjoy ALL your books and wish I could get a new one every week. They are relaxing to read and very enjoyable.

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  14. Doug Gfeller: 2 years ago

    Have been a life long fan of just two authors (Louis Lamore, and W,E,B,Griffin) until I discovered your books. Every character is a new friend and it is always a sad night when I finally finish a book and have to say goodby. Your personal story is just as inspiring as any of the other hero’s you have introduced me too. Thank you for continuing to beat the odds both physically and creatively. I wish we had met. Thanks

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    • Candy Halvorsen: 1 year ago

      I so agree with your comments! I want to always find another new book by cj petit! I can get lost in the goodness of his characters and hope that they don’t end!

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  15. Wanda Schmidt: 2 years ago

    Dear Mr. Petit,

    I wish I had started reading your books a long time ago. I enjoy your standalone books, as much as the recent ones on Joe Beck. You and your family are in our prayers. You are quite gifted. Thank you so much for sharing your writings with us.

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  16. barb strass: 2 years ago

    You are a wonderful writer. Your stories are filled with adventure,suspense,romance,and frontier historical information.I intend to read every book you write. The research you impart in your books is another aspect which makes your stories so fascinating – can’t put the book down.Thank your daughter for leading you down this path.It was the right move.

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  17. Maryfrances: 2 years ago

    Dear Mr Petit,
    I have read all of your books and when I think there are no more a new one comes! I love that you have such good characters! My heartfelt prayers go up for you and your family. May God bless and keep you! Thank you for the many, many hours of wonderful reading!

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  18. Tony Pepiot: 2 years ago

    Mr. Petit, simply put Thank You I do enjoy your stories and anytime i go into my kindle i check for new ones from you to read. Just finished #6 in Joe Beck series, again THANK YOU…..Tony

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  19. Yvonne Rahmes: 2 years ago

    I’m just about to download some of your books. Very impressed with reader comments above. Finding good books to read helps me live through troubled times. Sending you and everyone love, hope, and tenacity to keep on keeping on.

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  20. Penny winston: 2 years ago

    Love Joe beck series and many others your detail is amazing you can tell so much thought goes into your books especially when someone is shot and detail about all the different firearms will put you in my prayers thank you so much for the great entertainment

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  21. Marianne Ordell: 2 years ago

    I really love your books, can’t stop reading them, so please keep writing! I just finished the series of Joe Black and am looking forward to more books about him and Faith!
    Marianne in Sweden

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  22. Maureen McDonough: 2 years ago

    Mr. Petit,
    I’m a western genre fan and your books are absolutely fabulous. I can’t imagine how you came up with all the totally different and so very interesting story lines. I generally read a book a day and I just finished “Rusty and Bug”. It’s your last one and I’m already in withdrawal.
    Please keep writing. You are a great gift to your readers.
    I hope your health has improved.
    A beloved fan.

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  23. Colleen Kuz: 2 years ago

    Please never stop writing. I have read all your books. Always check to see if there is a new one. Even reread many books. Your stories are amazing. I read alot and I need the perfect story line to keep me interested. I can’t seem to put one of your books down ! Please send me emails of your new books so I don’t miss any. And thank you for your wonderful stories ❤✌
    Clk 😁

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  24. Jay Navadel: 2 years ago

    Dear Mr. Petit, Ween I first read one of your books on my tablet I was amazed and consumed with what I was reading. The enjoyment of reading chapter after chapter consumed my appreciation of your ability to tell your story. I believe I have read all of your books as my tablet allows. Thank you for hours of total enjoyment.

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  25. Joyce Simonson: 2 years ago

    Dear Mr. Petit, I have read many of your books and I absolutely love everyone I have read. I’m working on reading them all. You are very gifted writer and I am so glad you decided to write the westerns. So far I think my favorite one is GUS. Too bad there isn’t men like him in real life. I laugh out loud at the humor in your books. I will pray for your health and that you will be able to continue to write. Thank you so much! God Bless You and your family!! Joyce Simonson

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