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Publication Order of The Floating Outfit Books

The Fortune Hunters (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hooded Riders (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
Waco's Debt (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Town Called Yellowdog (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Law of the Gun (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rio Guns (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
McGraw's Inheritance (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ysabel Kid (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trail Boss (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hard Riders (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
Guns In The Night (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
Terror Valley (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
Quiet Town (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rio Hondo Kid (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rangeland Hercules (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Making of a Lawman (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
Making Of A Lawman (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wagons To Backsight (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Man from Texas (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gunsmoke Thunder (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cuchilo (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gun Wizard (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
.44 Caliber Man (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Half Breed (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sidewinder (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
Goodnights Dream (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Small Texan (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wildcats (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
Apache Rampage (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
From Hide And Horn (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Trouble Busters (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trigger Fast (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Peacemakers (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
Troubled Range (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fast Gun (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
Return To Backsight (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rushers (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rio Hondo War (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Town Tamers (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hell in the Palo Duro (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Horse Called Mogollon (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
To Arms! To Arms! In Dixie (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Go Back To Hell (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Set Texas Back on Her Feet (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Viridian's Trail (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Quest for Bowie's Blade (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Texas Killers (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Nighthawk (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Texas Assassin (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lone Star Killers (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beguinage Is Dead (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hide and Tallow Men (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bad Bunch (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Floating Outfit (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Texan (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gentle Giant (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Trigger Master (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Master of Triggernometry (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Old Moccasins on the Trail (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
White Indians (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ole Devil's Hands and Feet (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Buffalo are Coming (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cards and Colts (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Diamonds, Emeralds, Cards And Colts (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Decision For Dusty Fog (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Code of Dusty Fog (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mark Counter's Kin (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The South Will Rise Again (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Texas Kidnappers (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wedge Goes to Arizona (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Arizona Range War (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Arizona Gun Law (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Waco Books

Publication Order of Civil War Books

Comanche (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fastest Gun in Texas (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Colt and the Sabre (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bloody Border (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kill Dusty Fog! (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
Under the Stars and Bars (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
Back to the Bloody Border aka Renegade (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
You're in Command Now, Mr.Fog aka Rebel Vengeance (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Big Gun (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Devil Gun (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rebel Spy (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Matter of Honor (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mississippi Raider (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Florida Civil War Blockades: Battling for the Coast (By: Nick Wynne) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Calamity Jane Books

The Big Hunt (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
Calamity Spells Trouble aka The Road to Ratchet Creek (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trouble Trail (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cow Thieves (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bullwhip Breed (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cold Deck, Hot Lead (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
White Stallion, Red Mare aka Ranch War (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Remittance Kid (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Whip And The War Lance (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cow Thieves aka Running Irons (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cut One, They All Bleed (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hide And Horn Saloon (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Calamity, Mark and Belle aka Texas Trio (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Rockabye County Books

The Professional Killers (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
The 1/4 Second Draw (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
Point of Contact (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Owlhoot (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bad Hombre (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
Run For The Border (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sixteen-Dollar Shooter (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sheriff Of Rockabye County (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lawmen of Rockabye County (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Deputies (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Texas Teamwork (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Waxahachie Smith Books

Slip Gun (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Finger on the Trigger (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cure the Texas Fever (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Ole Devil Books

Young Ole Devil (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Get Urrea! aka Texas Fury (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ole Devil and the Mule Train (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ole Devil and the Caplocks (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ole Devil at San Jacinto (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Bunduki Books

Bunduki (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bunduki And Dawn (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sacrifice for the Quagga God (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fearless Master of the Jungle (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Alvin Dustine 'Cap' Fog Books

Cap. Fog, Texas Ranger, Meet Mr. J. G. Reeder (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
You're a Texas Ranger, Alvin Fog aka Alvin Fog, Texas Ranger (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Justice of Company Z (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rapido Clint (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Return of Rapido Clint and Mr J.G. Reeder (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rapido Clint Strikes Back (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Slaughter's Way (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
Two Miles to the Border (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blonde Genius (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Set A-foot (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
J.T.'s Hundredth (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
J.T.'s Ladies (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wanted! Belle Starr aka Oklahoma Outlaw (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Is-a-man aka Texas Warrior (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
More J.T.'s Ladies (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
J. T.'s Ladies Ride Again (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon

J.T. Edson was one of the highly respected novelists from The United Kingdom. He was fond of writing his novels and short stories based on the escapism adventure, western, as well as the police procedural genres, writing around 137 novels in his career. Author Edson was born on February 17, 1928, as John Thomas Edson and died on July 17, 2014. From the year 1950 onwards, he used to reside near Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire. All his life, author Edson was involved in writing books and novels, but gave it up completely in the year 2005 due to his ill health. He was born in a tiny mining village located near the border of the Derbyshire County, England, called Whitwell. Many of his ancestors used to work in the coal mines. The parents of author Edson got married in Whitwell, after which he was born as their first kid. When his father died in the year 1928, his mother was left alone as a 23 year old widow. She went on to marry again when author Edson reached the age of 18. As a youngster, Edson used to visit the small cinemas in the towns of England very often and used to watch escapist adventure fares. All the time when his mother used to work, he used to be busy watching one or the other show. Eventually, he became very much obsessed with the Western and Escapist Adventure serials. Later in his writing career, author Edson wrote in the appendices and foreword of many of his books how he rewrote the adventure serials and the cowboy movies that he watched in the cinema. In those types of movies and serials, author Edson was mainly intrigued by the mechanics behind card cheating, dressing and speaking style of the Westerners, the reason behind the gun jamming of the baddies.

Initially, when he started writing, he was helped by one of his school teachers, who encouraged and assisted him to develop his writing skills. At the age of 18, author Edson went on to join the army. He served for a period of 12 years in the British Army, mainly as one of the Dog Trainers. During the time of his service, he used to get cooped up in the barracks for longer periods of time and used to utilize them for reading the books of the popular escapist writers like Nelson Nye, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Edgar Wallace, etc. Also, Edson used to get involved in watching films starring Errol Flynn, John Wayne, Randolph Scott, Audie Murphy, etc. Among all these, Audie Murphy was his most favorite. During the 1950s, author Edson took the help of a typewriter to get along with his typing and finished writing 10 western novels by the time he retired from his service. However, he had not taken writing seriously yet and considered it mainly as a hobby. Soon, he left the army to get married. While raising his family of a wife and 6 children, author Edson thought of turning his hobby into a means to earn an income so that he could support the family. He was lucky that one of his books won the second prize in a literary competition organized by the Brown and Watson Ltd. They saw the talent in him and agreed to publish the next 46 books of his career.

The writings of author Edson also helped the company to collect a major part of their revenue. On realizing the need for some additional income, author Edson also served as a fish shop proprietor and a postman. As he continued to gain success as a writer, he wrote 5 short story series. During the late 1960s, author Edson joined the Corgi Books which helped him to forge ahead in his writing career. The collaboration also allowed him to get exposed to a number of publishing houses in the country. It also served as an opportunity for him to try writing different genres of books and series. In the later stages of his career, author Edson claimed that he used to write only for money. In one of the interviews given to the Time magazine in the year 1999, he accepted that unlike the other authors like Louis L’Armour, he had no desire of living in the Wild West. In fact, he never rode a horse in his life and considered such things as highly dangerous and bloody uncomfortable at both ends. Being remotely from West, author Edson got the chance to be placed in the company of famous Western novelists like Zane Grey. Author Edson gave much importance to accuracy historical details in his writings. He did not overburden his stories with too much of the research work.

One of the successful novel series written by author J.T. Edson is titled as ‘Civil War’ series. This series is comprised of a total of 13 books, which were published between the years 1968 and 1996. One of the books published initially in this series is titled as ‘Mississippi Rider’. The Dell publishers released this book in the year 1970. Author Edson has described the main characters in the plot in the form of Stone Hart and Belle Boyd. Author Edson has started the novel by depicting Belle Boyd as a young beauty coming from the Louisiana bayou. She appears to be a hard riding girl who had watched her parents getting killed by agents coming from the North in cold blood. Now, she is desperate to take revenge and had joined the Great Cause. Due to this, she is taken to the center of a nation, which seems to be divided in two parts. There, she gets closer to the killers of her parents. Belle joins the a secret service and tests her wit, fighting skills, and courage against the best agents of the Union. With the help of her daring,courage, and undercover activities, Belle Boyd becomes successful in spawning a legend. But, it appears that her greatest challenge of her life is lying ahead. She is asked to go on a deadly mission behind the lines of the enemies in order to stop a highly sophisticated weapon from getting entry into the war.

Another popular book written by author Edson in the series was published under the title ‘The Big Gun’. It was published in 1973 by Corgi Books. Author Edson has introduced the central characters in this book in the role of Red Blaze and Dusty Fog. At the start, Edson has described a deadly weapon from the Yankees. It was a rifled cannon called Parrot 30 Pounder. The weapon was 11 feet long and weighed over 4 tons. Being able to throw devastating shells more than 2 miles away, the weapon was considered to be highly dangerous. It was purely a hell produced by the Yankees. With the help of this Big Gun, the troops of the Union forces were planning to bombard the Rebel forces stationed along the line of Arkansas. The Yankees were believed to be the only ones who could tot around the Big Gun. Now, Dusty Fog is given the task of stopping the Big Gun from causing devastation. He is believed to be the only one who has the ability and skills to put the Big Gun out of the service. And is succeeds in doing so, he will be able to save the lives of numerous innocent soldiers near the Arkansas line.

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