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Publication Order of Sheriff Ben Stillman Books

Once a Marshal (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Once More with a .44 (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Once a Lawman (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Once Hell Freezes Over (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Once a Renegade (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Once Upon a Dead Man (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Once Late with a .38 (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hell on Wheels (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stillman's War (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Once More Into the Breech (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Once More with a Vengeance (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rattlesnake Convention (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Once More Into the Fire (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stillman's Gun (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stillman's Wrath (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Lou Prophet Books

Stagecoach to Purgatory / The Devil and Lou Prophet (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood at Sundown / Dealt the Devil's Hand (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Riding with the Devil's Mistress / The Cost of Dying (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Devil Gets His Due / The Graves at Seven Devils (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Staring Down the Devil / Helldorado (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Devil's Lair / The Devil's Winchester (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Devil's Laughter (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Killing Melvin Badthunder (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hell's Angel (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Devil's Bride (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Devil's Ambush (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of .45-Caliber Books

.45-Caliber Revenge (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
.45-Caliber Fury (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
.45-Caliber Manhunt (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
.45-Caliber Deathtrap (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
.45-Caliber Widow Maker (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
.45-Caliber Firebrand (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
.45-Caliber Desperado (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
.45-Caliber Cross Fire (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Rogue Lawman Books

Rogue Lawman (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deadly Prey (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cold Corpse, Hot Trail (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bullets Over Bedlam (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Border Snakes (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gallows Express (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bloody Canaan (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thunder Over the Superstitions (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heed The Thunder (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Undertaker's Friend (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Tom Navarro Books

with Ralph Compton

Publication Order of Rusty Spurr Books

The Last Lawman (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Old Wolves (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Bush Riders Books

High and Wild (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wild to the Bone (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Lonnie Gentry Books

Lonnie Gentry (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Curse of Skull Canyon (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Bear Haskell: U.S. Deputy Marshal Books

Gun Trouble at Diamondback (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Jackals of Sundown (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Yakima Henry Books

The Lonely Breed (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Thunder Riders (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wild Breed (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Killing Breed (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Savage Breed (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dangerous Dawn (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bullet for a Half-Breed (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Revenge at Hatchet Creek (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dead River Killer (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Canyon (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dead Man's Trail (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ambush at Apache Pass (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Redemption Trail (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood of the Horsetooth Widow (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bloody Arizona (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wildcat of the Sierra Estrada (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chiricahua Blues (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Canyon of Death (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stripped and Branded (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Bloody Joe Mannion Books

Bloody Joe (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Revenge at Burial Rock (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Saints and Sinners (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
To Make a Man (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
All My Sins Remembered (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kicked Out with a Cold Shovel (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Drawn and Quartered (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Battle Mountain (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bloody Joe’s Last Dance (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Blood Mountain (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dakota Kill (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Romantics (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bad Wind Blowing (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dust of the Damned (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night of the Ghost Cat (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Ghost Colts (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bullet For A Virgin (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Devlin And Johnny Forever (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Poison Mean (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The No-Account Girl (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love and Bullets (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Spurge War (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

The Western Shorts, Vol. 1 (As: Frank Leslie) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shotgun Rider: A Western Double (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Weird West Double (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Fill a Stein & Grab a Bloody Haunch (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Frank Leslie Short Story Collections

The Western Shorts, Vol. 1 (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Bloody Arizona Books

as Frank Leslie
Apache Springs (As:Frank Leslie) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Colter Farrow Books

as Frank Leslie
The Guns of Sapinero (As:Frank Leslie) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Killers of Cimarron (As:Frank Leslie) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Ride of Jed Strange (As:Frank Leslie) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bad Justice (As:Frank Leslie) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Frank Leslie Short Stories/Novellas

as Frank Leslie
Old Gun Wolf (As:Frank Leslie) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Revenger Books

as Frank Leslie
Revenger (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Six in the Wheel (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Books compiled into two above.Original listings:

A Bullet for Sartain
Death & The Saloon Girl
The Bittersweet War
Gold Dust Woman
Savage Barranca
San Juan Bushwhackers
Silver City Wolfpack
No Mercy
Wild Night at the Sundance Saloon
Fatal Woman

Publication Order of Anthologies

Ridin’ with the Pack(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Many might think that the western genre is long gone, but with Peter Brandvold’s novels, he keeps them alive. The western genre still has a place in America because of its long and colorful history as well as the freedom it gives both the readers and the writer. Peter Brandvold likes action and the western gives him limitless opportunities to explore that field and continually find fertile ground for good stories.

Western fiction is definitely here to stay. If you are a reader of western stories, then you should never forget about Peter Brandvold. He is an American fiction author with several published novels under his belt. Peter Brandvold was born in North Dakota. He now lives in western Minnesota with his dog.

Today, he has over seventy westerns with fast-paced, fast-action plots under his name as well as his pen name, Frank Leslie. He is famous for writing .45-Calibre books that feature Cuno Massey, Lou Prophet, and the Yakima Henry novels.

Recently, he published his first young-adult western featuring Lonnie Gentry as well as its successor, the Curse of Skull Canyon. He first published his books with Five Star. He has also published books with Mean Pete Publisher, the publisher of fast-paced western ebooks.

Peter Brandvold has also written twenty-nine entries in the long-running series, Longarm. This is published with Berkley Books. He has also written four books for the Trailsman series published with Signet. Other than that, he has also written two “Ralph Compton” novels. These are Navarro and Bullet Creek. Currently, there are now film scripts being developed about his novels in Hollywood.

The western genre may have not been read or watched about as much since the height of its popularity over fifty years ago. Now, local novelist Peter Branvold is bringing it back, keeping the mythical time of the western genre in America alive.

Peter Brandvold is a very prolific writer, he has written over a hundred novels since the 1990s. Pen name, Frank Leslie, was derived from a real outlaw from the Old West. He said that Frank Leslie was a very bad man. But maybe it is just as fitting for this western writer to use the name of a real outlaw as a pen name.

Peter Brandvold said that setting the novel in the western gives him lesser restrictions on what his characters can do compared to contemporary fiction that is set in the present world. There is a responsibility to be a bit more realistic in the modern world which can be both restricting and boring. With the western, it is a mythical time and place where anything can happen. However, with the long history of western genre, it would be a challenge in making the stories fresh and new. But it seems like this is not much of a difficulty for Peter Brandvold.

In spite of what most people may think, there is still a demand for the westerns. People still crave for it. Another surprising factor is on the wide scope that Peter Brandvold has with his audience. There are those who have been reading westerns for a long time and continually to do so now, while there are those who have just begun reading the genre and have come to love it. Not only are the readers men, the fan base comprise of a lot of women as well. That shows you the talent of Peter Brandvold when it comes to storytelling and that the western genre is not just for men.

These days, Peter Brandvold’s novels have reached a global scale. Some of his books have translations into other languages such as Italian. Some may even be translated into Norwegian. That’s how far his fan base reaches. For many countries, they share the same feeling when it comes to western, its mysteries and magic. It is an exotic place that has long been gone but continues to be alive through fiction.

Having lived in Colorado over the past few years, for Peter Brandvold, being back is a relief. He grew up in a lot of different places including North Dakota towns. He then ended up studying in Grand Forks and graduated at the Red River High School. While Peter Brandvold was growing up, his family often went on vacations to the lakes of Otter Tail County. His father also owned a small farm in Erhard. He said that he has always loved the area. This is probably where he got plenty of his inspiration for his novels as well.

Peter Brandvold is one who didn’t have to look for passion in his life. It seems like he was born with it. He said that he has always loved to write. It is fortunate that writing came easy for him. His storytelling came out naturally also. He first started storytelling with his school friends and reading out stories for his classmates. His imagination was wild as the wild, Wild West even at an early age.

He earned his English degree at the University of North Dakota. After that, Peter Brandvold moved around a bit and studied in Arizona. Next to that, he taught in an Indian reservation in Montana. After his teaching stint at the reservation, he went back to the Midwest and taught at the M state in the 90s.

Peter Brandvold and his wife renovated a farm that sits between Underwood and Battle Lake. They lived there for several years and that where his writing career finally took off. He said that there, it is peaceful and quiet. There are oak trees, hills, lakes, and a lot of fishing. He loved to fish.

There will be a new novel coming out entitled “Once More into the Breach” that will come out later this month. It is part of The Sherriff Ben Stillman series where it follows the protagonist of one of his earliest novels. Readers will sure be thrilled at the thought that the western continues to live on through the novels of Peter Brandvold.

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2 Responses to “Peter Brandvold”

  1. B Scott Adams: 3 years ago

    Amazon’s version of Yakima Henry’s “Chiricahua Blues” (Book 15 of the series) ends abruptly in Chapter 21 with the KID reloading his Spencer rifle running between boulders while fighting Apaches. Downloading, again, did not help. How does it end??? Help please.

    • Graeme: 3 years ago

      Do you have Kindle Unlimited? It is included in volume 3 you could check there.


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