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Publication Order of Legends of Tsalagee Books

Treasure Kills (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murders of the Sixth Kind (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of West of the Deadline Books

West of the Dead Line (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Jubal Smoak Mysteries Books

Dire Wolf of the Quapaw (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Publication Order of Reference Books

Writing Humor for More Than Laughs (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon

About Phil Truman

Writing mysteries and thrillers, the American writer Phil Truman is a true master of both suspense and intrigue. Crafting stories and characters within rich narratives that keep the reader guessing right until the very last page, he manages to create worlds that really do come alive off the page. Previously working in the world of business, as well as being high-school teacher, he comes with a wealth of real-world experience, which has informed his work greatly. Reaching a high level of success, he has attracted readers from all over the world, with his books that resonate on a universal level. This success is evident in his status as a bestselling author, who has achieved acclaim not only through the critics, but with the general public as well.

Early and Personal Life

Born in Miami, Oklahoma, on the 27th of May, Phil Truman would grow up with a clear love of writing, as he would come to practise his craft over the years. Believing in mostly traditional values, he is a Protestant with a strong sense of faith and conservatism, something which has also come to help define who he is as a writer. Working in the business world prior to becoming a full-time writer, he would gain an insight quite unlike any other, giving his work a high-degree of experience.

This writing would transform and evolve over the years, allowing it become what it currently is today, as he would continue to develop his voice. In time he would also become a veteran too, something which would also help shape his outlook, giving his work an even greater degree of depth. Learning who he was and what he has to offer as a novelist, this experience has become a major facet of his work, as he still continues to write from his home in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, both as a husband and as a grandfather.

Writing Career

His first novel would come out in 2007, with the title ‘Game’, which would be an inspirational story set in the world of sports. Over time he would also go on to write historical novels, something which he would tend to put a lot of research into, giving his work a greater level of authenticity. Writing series such as ‘West of the Dead Line’ he would also manage to imbue his work with a strain of the western genre too.

Capturing the expanse of the great outdoors perfectly, his work would really come to reflect a sense of traditional values over time. This would attract not only many readers, but also a large number of critics too, along with his many peers and contemporaries at the same time. Keeping his work down-to-earth and grounded as well, he also manages to entertain and compel in equal measure too, something which he will continue for some time to come.


Originally coming out in 2007, this would be the first book that Phil Truman would present as a first time writer of novels. Presenting a fictional tale of a small town, it really immerses itself in the sport of football, with it initially being released on the 20th of November. It would also come out through the Kindle, bringing the writing of Phil Truman to an even wider audience than ever before.

A firmly inspirational tale of overcoming troubles and hardships, this is a story that firmly knows what it’s doing with both style and confidence. Taking the reader to the sidelines of the games themselves, it’s written in a fast paced and extremely exciting style, one that keeps the momentum going constantly throughout. Not only that, but it also manages to create a cast of highly in-depth and extremely well developed characters who develop as the story goes on. The town itself is also very well established, giving the reader a real sense of community, as the entire world is built through the vivid descriptions masterfully presented by Truman.

Looking to beat the seemingly unstoppable Hert City Trojans, Danny Doyle a first-year football coach is set to make some big changes. Coming from the small town of Tsalagee, he aims to create his own ringer, who comes in the form of one Leotis McKinley, as he appears to have what it takes. Troubled and somewhat ominous though, McKinley comes with a lot of baggage of his own, as Doyle takes on more than he initially bargained for. Looking to make a change for the better, they must come together, along with the town, and find themselves, whilst defeating their rivals. Will they manage to do it? Can they overcome their own troubles? What will become of them all as they decide to play the long game?

Legends of Tsalagee

Released through the ‘Deadly Niche Press’ publishing label this time, this book would first come out in 2011 on the 3rd of June. Working as a stand-alone title, it managed to provide a self-contained mystery story, once again using the town of Tsalagee as its backdrop. With an element of adventure and intrigue, it really manages to create an air of tension, whilst also showing how Phil Truman has developed and evolved as an author. It would also introduce a compelling set of characters too, whilst also being entertaining at the same time as well.

There are many legends surrounding the Oklahoma town of Tsalagee, with it being a small and mysterious rural town holding many secrets. Looking for the Lost Treasure of Belle Starr, two renegade bikers arrive in town, leaving the local heroes Socrates Ninekiller and Hayward Yost to suspect that they may be guilty of murder. With a nearby farmer having been killed, it was rumored that he may have known of the whereabouts of the treasure itself, thus giving them a motive. Then, adding to that, there’s a Wiccan who’s recently moved into town, and it appears that there may be a curse on the treasure itself. Will they be able to find out who really killed the farmer? Can they overcome their own difficulties? What are behind the legends of Tsalagee?

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