James Reasoner Books In Order

Publication Order of Stagecoach Station Books

Panhandle (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Taos (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death Valley (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bonanza City (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wild West (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Frontier (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Abilene Books

The Sharpshooter (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pursuers (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Night Riders (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Half-Breed (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hangman (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Prizefighter (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Whiskey Runners (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tracker (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The General (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hellion (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cattle Baron (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pistoleer (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lawman (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Barlow Brides (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Deputy (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Powell’s Army Books

Robbers Roost (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rocky Mountain Showdown (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Red River Desperadoes (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Sons Of Texas Books

The Defiant (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Cody’s Law Books

Gunmetal Justice (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Die Lonesome (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Border Showdown (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bounty Man (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mano a Mano (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Renegade Trail (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eagle Pass (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Prisoners (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Red Moon's Raid (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Comanche Code (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Patriots Books

Sons of Liberty (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rebel Guns (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Turncoat (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Life and Liberty (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cannon's Call (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stars and Stripes (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Wagons West Frontier Trilogy Books

Westward! (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Expedition! (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Outpost! (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Fury Books

Blood Ransom (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
River War (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Last Chance Canyon (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nevada Guns (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Longarm Books

Longarm and the Golden Death (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Longarm and the Drifting Badge (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Longarm and the Man-Eaters (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Longarm and the Brazos Devil (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Longarm and the Angel of Inferno (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Longarm and the Racy Ladies (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Longarm and the Backwoods Baroness (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Longarm and the Voodoo Queen (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Longarm and the Border Wildcat (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Longarm and the Red-Light Ladies (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Longarm and the Vanishing Virgin (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Longarm and the Chain-Gang Women (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Longarm in the Valley of Sin (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Longarm and the Dynamite Damsel (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Longarm and the Pistolero Princess (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Longarm and the Golden Goddess (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Longarm and the Wayward Widow (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Longarm and the Six-Gun Senorita (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Longarm and the Yukon Queen (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Longarm on a Witch-Hunt (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Longarm and the Lady Lawyer (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Longarm and the Ozark Angel (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Longarm and the Blackmailers (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Longarm and the Desert Rose (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Longarm and the Arizona Flame (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Longarm and the Bank Robber's Daughter (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Longarm and the Golden Ghost (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Longarm in the Tall Timber (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Longarm and the Devil's Bride (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Longarm and the Lost Patrol (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Longarm and the Texas Treasure Hunt (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Longarm and the Scarlet Rider (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Longarm and the Restless Redhead (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Longarm and the Owlhoot's Graveyard (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Longarm and the Bayou Treasure (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Longarm and the Hell Riders (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Longarm and the Hangtree Vengeance (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Longarm and the Pine Box Payoff (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Wind River Books

Wind River (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thunder Wagon (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wolf Shadow (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Medicine Creek (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Trail (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Judgment Day (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ransom Valley (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Children Of The Lion Books

Triumph of the Lion (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Lone Star Books

Lone Star and the Mountain of Fire (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of McMasters Books

Silver Creek Showdown (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Walker, Texas Ranger Books

Walker, Texas Ranger (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hell's Half Acre (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Siege on the Belle (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Wagons West Empire Trilogy Books

Honor! (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vengeance! (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Justice! (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Slocum Books

Slocum and the Texas Rose (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Civil War Battle Books

Manassas (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shiloh (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Antietam (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chancellorsville (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vicksburg (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gettysburg (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chickamauga (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shenandoah (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Savannah (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Appomattox (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Last Good War Books

Battle Lines (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trial by Fire (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zero Hour (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Trailsman Books

Bloody Brazos (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Six-Gun Justice (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nebraska Gunrunners (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
High Country Horror (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wyoming Wolf Pack (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Six-Gun Scholar (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Devil's Den (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Montana Massacre (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Skeleton Canyon (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death Valley Vengeance (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kansas Weapon Wolves (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Texas Terror Trail (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mountain Mavericks (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ozark Blood Feud (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
South Texas Slaughter (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Rock Pass (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
California Carnage (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Texas Timber War (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Oregon Outrage (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seminole Showdown (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Palmetto Books

Call to Arms (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
War Drums (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Longarm Giant Books

Longarm and the Outlaw Empress (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Longarm and the Golden Eagle Shoot-Out (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Longarm and the Valley of Skulls (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Tales From Deadwood Books

The Gamblers (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Killers (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Troopers (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Gabriel Hunt Books

Hunt at the Well of Eternity (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Redemption Books

Redemption, Kansas (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Redemption: Hunters (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Redemption: Trackdown (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dead Man Books

The Blood Mesa (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Judge Earl Stark Books

The Silver Alibi (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deadlock (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bandera Brawl (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication of Outlaw Ranger Books

Outlaw Ranger (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hangman's Knot (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood and Gold (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last War Chief (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gun Devils of the Rio Grande (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of West Of The Big River Books

The Lawman (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Texas Wind (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Red River Ruse (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hell-For-Leather Rider (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ramrod Revenge (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stark's Justice (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hawthorne Legacy (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Diablo Grant (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crusade: Lyron's Lament (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rivers of Gold (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Healer's Road (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wilderness Road (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Healer's Calling (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hunted (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cossack Three Ponies (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Under Outlaw Flags (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tie a Black Ribbon (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Noah's Ride (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dust Devils (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death Head Crossing (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Diamondback (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tractor Girl (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jur: A Story of Pre-Dawn Earth (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Latchkeys: Roscoes in the Night (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dancing with Dead Men (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Phantom Ranger and the Skateboard Gang (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fyredrake's Prey (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
West of the Big River (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories

The Red Reef (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Devil Wings Over France (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Savage Blood (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Look You on Beauty and Death (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Last Chance Canyon (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mockingbird and Big Earl (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Legend (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kolchak: The Night Stalker Casebook (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Traditional West (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Paths of Righteousness: The Complete Collection of Science Fiction Stories (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Texas Rangers (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fort Worth Nights (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Six-Guns and Slay Bells: A Creepy Cowboy Christmas (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Latchkeys: Splinters (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trails of the Wild: Seven Tales of the Old West (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Draw: The Greatest Gunfights of the American West (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

When talking about the authors who used pseudo names and remained a mystery for decades, James Reasoner an American author tops the list. He used Jim Austin, Tabor Evans, Peter Danielson, Wesley Ellis, Terrance Duncan, Jake Foster, Tom Early, William Grant, Livia James, Matthew Hart, Justin Ladd, Mike Jameson, Hank Mitchum, Jake Logan, Lee Morgan and J.L. Reasoner as his alias. That is really a long list of pseudo names.

He is a top notch writer who wrote a huge number of titles on war and early American tales. There are more than 200 titles published by James Reasoner either under his own name or an alias.

He is not confined to a genre, he wrote about war, crime, mystery, history and many more genres. At one time, he wrote a few titles for some of the best novel series in the American history. Generally, most of his work is written under his pseudo names.

Early and Personal Life

James Reasoner was born in Fort Worth, Texas on 5 June 1953. He was moved to Azle Texas when he was just two weeks old and he still resides at the same place. He studied at North Texas State University which was again in Texas. He married Livia Washburn another award winning author in 1976. The couple has two daughters and the family lives happily in the same old Texas home. James Reasoner has spent all his life living in Texas and continues to be a proud lifelong Texan.

He wrote several books with his wife as a co-author and the couple is known for their great coordination in fiction as well as in their real life.

Writing Career

Reasoner started his early career as a freelance writer working for newspapers. He later opened two book stores in Texas and shifted his focus to professional book writing. In his early career he was confined to single genre fictional stories of the old west. With more than 100 books he is the author who has published the largest number of titles in the genre.

He then shifted his focus to another genre the stories of American history. The American Civil War, the American Revolution were his favorite genre for a while and he wrote a good number of historical titles.

He then started to write for well-established series of novels for renowned publishing houses. He wrote many prequels and sequels in this phase and wrote some best-selling novels at this point.

His six books of prequel for Noel Gerson’s Wagon West series in the nineties were a few of his most appreciated works. He authored the novel Texas Wind in mystery genre. The book is one of his best creations and he is known in the genre for the book. He has received a huge appreciation and awards for his work including the Peacemaker award. The best part is he plans to never retire and wants to write until there are people who want to read what he writes.

Bestselling Books

James Reasoner authored several bestselling titles. Some are under his own name and some are under his pseudo names. Here are some of his best-selling titles.

1. Texas Wind

In 1980, James Reasoner wrote his best-selling novel Texas Wind, a mystery novel based out of Texas. It is a thrilling mystery novel which is known for its fast paced and thrilling twists and turns. The book is about a murder mystery of a girl named Mandy Turf a twenty year old daughter of a business man. The story gets complicated when bodies start piling when the investigating officer Cody tried to find the missing girl.

The book was published in 1980 and it went for a reprint in 2004 in Hardcover edition. The book is one of the best suspense novels of all times and a marvel to read.

2. Manassas

One of the best books based on American Civil War was written by James Reasoner in late nineteen eighties. The title was about a family caught up in the middle of American Civil War. The story is about a widow, her four sons and a daughter who do not have slaves but are caught in the middle of Civil War. The tensions of conflicts with notorious Forgaty clan. Will Baron a country sheriff kill one of the Forgaty family members while trying to arrest him. Now the family wants to take the advantage of the Civil War as an opportunity to settle scores with the sheriff.

3. Wind River

The story is about a buffalo hunter and former army scout Cole Tyler who is forced to take the job of the town marshal in the Wind River, a primitive outpost of the wild Wyoming territory. The story is about his struggles and his efforts towards survival and bringing order in the area.

4. The Hunted

The book is one of the many books written by James Reasoner with American Civil War as a pretext. The book is about the brutal civil war and its consequences on an individual. When Even Littleton arrives in his village after two years in Yankee prison, he finds his wife dead and the farm taken over by Yankees. His six children are missing and he has no money or horse and winter is coming. With no hope for life, he engages in a fearsome battle against outlaws, police, and Indians. The story is a thriller with great suspense.

5. Blood And Gold

It is one of the books of the series Outlaw Ranger and is one of the best-selling books of James Reasoner. The story begins with a massacre with at least 20 men killed and a huge stash of gold is stolen. The story is about a town Cemetery Butte and the powerful mining tycoon G.W. Braddock who is used to silence every voice raised against him. He engages in a war with ranger with many twists and turns and a breath taking story.

These are the books which gained James Reasoner a lot of fame and appreciation as an author with a very high skills of creating suspense, giving unexpected twists and creating mind boggling stories. He switched his genre many times in his career but he created masterpieces in most of them. With more than thirty pseudo names, he is definitely one the writers with a large number of pseudo names.


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