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Robert J. Conley Books In Order

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Publication Order of The Real People Books

The Way of the Priests (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dark Way (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The White Path (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Way South (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Long Way Home (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dark Island (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The War Trail North (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
War Woman (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Peace Chief (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cherokee Dragon (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spanish Jack (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sequoyah (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Texas Outlaw Books

Fugitive's Trail (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Cold Hard Trail (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Devil's Trail (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Double D Western Books

with T.V. Olsen, Ray Hogan, H.B. Broome
Bitter Grass (By: T.V. Olsen) (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tangled Web (By: Giles A. Lutz) (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Buffalo Hunt (By: Gary McCarthy) (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Man Who Had Enemies (By: H.B. Broome) (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Whipsaw Trail (By: Ray Hogan) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nickajack (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
GAMBLER'S LUCK (By: H.B. Broome) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Law and Lynchburg (By: Ray Hogan) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Farewell to Texas (By: L.L. Foreman) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Sheriff Go-Ahead Rider Books

Go-Ahead Rider (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
To Make a Killing (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Outside the Law (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Back to Malachi (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Actor (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Killing Time (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wilder & Wilder (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Colfax (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Saga of Henry Starr (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Quitting Time (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ned Christie's War (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Strange Company (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mountain Windsong (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Border Line (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Long Trail North (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Geronimo (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zeke Proctor (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crazy Snake (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Captain Dutch (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Meade Solution (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Incident at Buffalo Crossing (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Brass (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Barjack (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Broke Loose (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Medicine War (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gunfighter (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Need for a Gunfighter (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Barjack and the Unwelcome Ghost (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rio Loco (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Brothers (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Walking the Trail (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Wil Usdi: Thoughts from the Asylum (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Collections

The Rattlesnake Band & Other Poems (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Witch of Goingsnake (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Plastic Indian (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Cherokee (With: DavidFitzgerald) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cherokee Medicine Man (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cherokee Nation (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Cherokee Encyclopedia (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cherokee Thoughts (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of American Indian Literature and Critical Studies Books

All My Relations (By: Thomas King) (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Narrative Chance (By: Gerald Vizenor) (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Other destinies (By: Louis Owens) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sharpest Sight (By: Louis Owens) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead Voices (By: Gerald Vizenor) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Firesticks of Stories (By: Diane Glancy) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Summer in the Spring (By: Gerald Vizenor) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Faces in the Moon (By: Betty Louise Bell) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Grand Avenue (By: Greg Sarris) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bone Game (By: Louis Owens) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Massacre at Sand Creek (By: Bruce Cutler) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Only Approved Indians (By: Jack D. Forbes) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wolfsong (By: Louis Owens) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eye Killers (By: A. A. Carr) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mediation in Contemporary Native American Fiction (By: James Ruppert) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nightland (By: Louis Owens) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
On Native Ground (By: Jim Barnes) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mixedblood Messages (By: Louis Owens) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kiss of the Fur Queen (By: Tomson Highway) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark River (By: Louis Owens) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chancers (By: Gerald Vizenor) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Briefcase Warriors (By: E. Donald Two-Rivers) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Hear the Train (By: Louis Owens) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Other Words (By: Jace Weaver) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mask Maker (By: Diane Glancy) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
American Gypsy (By: Diane Glancy) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Where the Pavement Ends (By: William S. Yellow Robe Jr.) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Field of Honor (By: D.L. Birchfield) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Silko (By: Brewster E. Fitz) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Trickster of Liberty (By: Gerald Vizenor) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Pipe for February (By: Martin Scorsese,Charles H. Red Corn) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Marriage of Saints (By: Dawn Karima Pettigrew) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Muting White Noise (By: James H. Cox) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Singing Bird (By: John Milton Oskison) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cherokee Syllabary (By: Ellen Cushman) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Twenty Thousand Mornings (By: Susan Kalter,John Joseph Mathews) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Literacy and Intellectual Life in the Cherokee Nation, 1820–1906 (By: James W. Parins) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Native American Renaissance (By: Alan R. Velie) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Scalping Columbus and Other Damn Indian Stories (By: Adam Fortunate Eagle) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Progressive Traditions (By: Joshua B. Nelson) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Creative Alliances (By: Molly S. McGlennen) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Old Three Toes and Other Tales of Survival and Extinction (By: Susan Kalter,John Joseph Mathews) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wil Usdi: Novella (With: Luther Wilson) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Imagining Sovereignty (By: David J. Carlson) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chenoo (By: Joseph Bruchac) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Red Bird, Red Power (By: Tadeusz Lewandowski) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
John Joseph Mathews (By: Michael Snyder) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Back to the Blanket (By: Kimberly G. Wieser) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Plastic Indian (With: Evelyn L. Conley,Geary Hobson) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Padoskoks (By: Joseph Bruchac) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Watermelon Nights (By: Greg Sarris) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Native Removal Writing (By: Sabine N. Meyer) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Best of the American West II(1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Robert J. Conley is an American and Cherokee author of fiction. He was born on December 29, 1940 in Cushing, Oklahoma, and passed away on February 16, 2014. He was also known by the name of Robert Jackson Conley, his full given name. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007 from the Native Writers’ Circle of the Americas.

Robert J. Conley was a member of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians. This is a tribe of American Indians that is federally recognized. He is known in his writing for making descriptions of historical Cherokee figures and Indians before they made contact with the white man.

He is fairly well known for writing the Real People series, a series of books. The Dark Island was the sixth book in this series and it received the Spur Award for the best Western novel all the way back in 1995. He would receive two more Spur awards later, one for Yellow Bird, a short story. The other is for the novel Nickajack in 1992.

Conley was the first American Indian that was ever to head the Western Writers of America group at Western Carolina University, located in North Carolina. Conley would end up passing away in North Carolina in Sylva.

He has had three poem collections come out. The first came out in 1975 and is called 21 Poems. There would be two more that came out in the eighties. Conley also tried his hand at writing non fiction books too and would eventually release five books to the public on the topic of Cherokee and the nation, traditions, thoughts, medicine and more related to the tribe.

Robert J. Conley is the creator and writer of the Sheriff Go-Ahead Rider series of fiction. In 1990, the series kicked off when the very first book was published. Go-Ahead Rider is the debut novel in the series and it was followed by a sequel shortly after. To Make a Killing came out in 1994 and one year later the third book was released to audiences. It’s called Outside the Law.

Go-Ahead Rider is the first novel in the Sheriff Go-Ahead Rider series by author Robert J. Conley. Only from a person that is a member of the Cherokee tribe could you get this type of novel, directly drawn from what the author knows first hand and what he has inherited as his memories, his traditions, and his identity.

In this first novel, you will be enthralled as the reader as you watch Conley bring the traditions and his own special knowledge of his people to life. He brings you into another world entirely using his skilled words and his perception into the lives of the Cherokee people past and present to transport the reader into a world that is totally unlike the modern white civilized world (with far more races and colors in it now) of the modern day.

See all that Robert Jackson Conley has to offer in this dynamic first novel that focuses on the Cherokee nation! When a Harvard-educated Cherokee of mixed blood comes home to a small town in Oklahoma, he gets another education that he soon won’t forget. Soon this man is on the trail of a murderer after being deputized. But can he catch the killer or will it all be in vain? Read this thrilling first novel, Go Ahead Rider, by Conley to find out.

To Make A Killing is the second novel in the Rider series by acclaimed author Robert J. Conley. When it comes to action and adventure novels, look no further! The Cherokee capital of Tahlequah has braced itself to vote on another issue that involves a land grant as well as a prisoner that ends up being in a cell guarded and drunk while also being alone.

The only thing is that the prisoner has no way to defend himself. Which is a shame, since he ended up being shot at close range. He was, of course, killed. The perfect murder has been accomplished by Matthew Thomson, but one thing threatens to give it away.

That is the fact that the case just got personal when it comes to Sheriff Rider. His deputy is one of the suspects in this case, and he is going to do everything in his power to prove that his deputy was not the one responsible. Beehunter must be proven innocent at all costs, and Sheriff Rider is going to be the one to do it.

To kill someone like that when they have nowhere to go surely must be a deed that qualifies as an act that is spiritually evil. Now he must go to a medicine man if he wants to get the answers that he needs in order to find a killer, and the pressure is building on all sides.

Bureaucrats demand to know what answers he has for them, and Rider is doing his best to try and prove that Beehunter is innocent. When it comes to this case, Rider is going to have to think hard and piece the evidence together if he’s going to make sure that he can clear up the name of his friend.

Thomson is trying to escape being detected, even though the noose is slowly tightening around his neck. Can he do what he needs to do in order to try and catch the killer once and for all? This individual is going to be tough to catch and may even kill again.

This adventure takes your breath away and gets your heart pounding! The sequel in the series from Conley is sure to be a page turner. What will this Western adventure have to offer? You’ve got to pick up To Make A Killing to find out for sure!

Experience all of the beauty and the rough wildness of the frontier from an Indian’s point of view that is authentic. This murder mystery fictional novel is so inventive and gripping, you’ll be wanting to read it again. Move on to the third book in the series if you liked this one and read Outside the Law, the third book in the series by Robert J. Conley, if you want to find out how this trilogy ends!

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