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Publication Order of The Derby Man Books

The Derby Man (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Showdown at Snakegrass Junction (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mustang Fever (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pony Express War (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Silver Shot (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Explosion at Donner Pass (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rail Warriors (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
North Chase (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rebel of Bodie (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Whiskey Creek (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Comstock Camels (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Gunsmoke Books

Publication Order of The Horsemen Books

The Horsemen (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cherokee Lighthorse (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Texas Mustangers / The Mustangers (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blue Bullet (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ambushers (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stallion Valley (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Maddie O'Brien Books

Maddie O'Brien's Christmas Donkey (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Maddie O'Brien's Wild Turkeys (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Medicine Wagon Books

The Fighting Doctor (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Teton Mountain Fever (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trouble in the Teton Valley (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of National Parks Historical Fiction Books

Grand Canyon Thunder (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mesa Verde Thunder (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Yellowstone Thunder (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Yosemite Thunder (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
River Thunder (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Rivers West Books

The Yellowstone (By: Win Blevins) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Smoky Hill (By: Don Coldsmith) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Colorado (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Powder River (By: Win Blevins) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Russian River (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Arkansas River (By: Jory Sherman) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The American River (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Snake River (By: Win Blevins) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Two Medicine River (By: Richard S. Wheeler) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gila River (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The High Missouri (By: Win Blevins) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rio Grande (By: Jory Sherman) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Columbia River (By: Jory Sherman) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Humboldt River (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Purgatory River (By: Frank Roderus) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The South Platte (By: Jory Sherman) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cimarron River (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Brazos (By: Jory Sherman) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Sisters of Wyoming Books

Sisters of the Wyoming Mountains (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sisters Of the Wyoming Plains (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The First Sheriff (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Winds of Gold (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Legend of the Lone Ranger (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Silver Winds (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wind River (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Powder River (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Buffalo Hunt (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mando (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Transcontinental (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sodbuster (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood Brothers (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gringo Amigo (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Yosemite (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Grand Canyon (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mesa Verde (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Yellowstone (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bordertown Justice (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Buffalo Hunters (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Restitution (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Colter's Hell (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Joaquin Murieta Was My Friend (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Charlie Coyote (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Beard & Sons (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gold & Lace (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Elvis & Cowboy Charlie: The What If Novel (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Satin and Silver (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Horsemen & The Derby Man (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Our American West Books

Our American West (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Our American West - Volume II (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Our American West - Volume III (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Our American West Volume IV (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Western Short Story Showcase(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Gary McCarthy is an American author who writes historical novels and westerns. The author has millions of books in print and he continues to write to this day. He is always looking for new stories to write about the American West and enjoys researching new ones the most.

The author grew up in the American west in California, Nevada, and Arizona. This made him particularly well suited to writing about the American West. He has always had an interest in Native American cultures and knows a lot of the Hopi, Navajo, Havasupai and Haulapai who live in Northern Arizona. In college, he studied Animal Science and Agricultural Economics.

McCarthy is married and lives with his wife in Arizona. The couple enjoys horseback riding and hiking, they have spent time in the Kaibab and Coconino National Forests.

Gary has won awards for his writing over the years. He was the winner of the Western Writers of America’s Spur Award for The Gila River in 1993, the 2009 Western Writers of America’s Spur Award for Best Audio Book for River Thunder, and he also received the Life Achievement Peacemaker Award by the Western Fictioneers.

The Horsemen & The Derby Man is McCarthy bringing together the cast of two of his most popular series. It’s been years since Ruff, Dixie and Houston Ballou left Tennessee and the family have begun looking for a place to build a horse ranch and racetrack. A series of events take them to Prescott Valley, Arizona’s new Territorial capital. Darby Buckingham is going from Santa Fe to Prescott to help his longtime love. He’s nearly there when his stagecoach driver flips the coach. Darby is in desperate circumstances when the Ballou family arrive.

Maddie O’Brien’s Wild Turkeys begins after days of rain storms as Maddie O’Brien decides to venture out into the forest with her grandfather. The two of them come across a nest of eleven turkey eggs and their dying mother. When the mother doesn’t make it, the two become determined to raise the poults. Times are tough and the turkeys seem destined for the dinner table, but Maddie will do what she can to help her turkeys and her family.

The Fighting Doctor is the first book in the Medicine Wagon series. The story follows Henry Wallace, the son of a prominent physician in Boston, during his last quarter of college before graduation. Unfortunately, he’ll never graduate. He is forced into a fight and ends up killing the man, the son of a notorious gangster. The police, funded by the gangsters, arrest Henry and sentence him to life so he does the only thing he can do: escape. Henry is now a fugitive and the gangster’s hit men are after him. He makes his way to Denver where he meets the owner of a medicine wagon that will change everything for him.

Sisters of the Wyoming Mountains is about strong-willed sisters making their way after the loss of their mother. They’ve had some rough hardships in life and now they’re pulling their sick father in a Mormon handcart into the Wasatch Mountains of Utah. Rebecca is a gifted healer who finds it hard in the all-male profession and Katie wants to build a Wyoming sheep ranching empire. There are many other characters, including Amos is a polygamist who wishes to make Rebecca his fifth wife, Bryce is a man out for revenge that sees his view change when he meets Rebecca, a tortured Army doctor who is holding on by saving soldiers at Fort Bridger, and a great Shoshone chief named Washaki. The book is based on the true story of the Wyoming women who fought for woman’s suffrage.

Grand Canyon Thunder is the first book in the National Parks historical fiction series. The 1869 Powell Expedition went along the mighty Colorado River on a deadly stretch of river known as Separation Rapids. Three men ended up abandoning the expedition and tried to survive in the wild, but only one of the three could survive high up on the wild. William Dunn is a mountain man haunted by guilt and driven by love. He will cast his fate across the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River.

Mesa Verde Thunder is the second book in the National Parks series. A bold Anasazi leader sees a vision of Raven which makes him realize that he needs to take his people north. A Chacoan medicine woman will risk it all to save a mother and her child from stoning, a move that will leave her branded as a witch. Lisa is married to a dreamer and archaeologist must head to Mesa Verde and unlock its treasures before they are lost forever. The story takes place from Chaco Canyon to Cliff Palace to a sprawling National Park, covering a prehistoric people, the builders of Mesa Verde, and those who wish to get rich off of its artifacts.

The Horseman is the first book in a series of the same name. The story follows the Ballou family as they leave Tennessee and head to the West to make a new life. They head to a place where their new neighbors will either become their friends for life… or their enemies.

The Derby Man follows Darby Buckingham. He was an unlikely candidate for life in the west with his round-toed shoes and derby hat. Darby is a man of culture who liked gourmet restaurants and expensive cigars. He made his fortune in New York writing novels about the old west and has decided to make his way to the West to do his own research. He was only heading out to learn more about the West, but he soon found himself joining sheriff Zeb Cather in a manhunt for the ruthless Raton Brothers.

Showdown at Snakegrass Junction is the second book in The Derby Man series. Darby takes up playing lawman when his friend Sheriff Zeb Cather is taken out of the picture. The town needs him with their neighbors from Snakegrass Junction determined to blast them out of existence.

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