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Publication Order of U.S. Marshal Shorty Thompson Books

By: Paul L. Thompson, Paul H. Smith
Ride Hard For Rayado (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Willow Lane (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
U.S. Marshal Shorty Thompson (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Children of the West (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Gun In Town (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Long Chase For Justice (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Janice McCord (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Saddle Mountain (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Clayton New Mexico (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
If Hell Ain't Hot Enough (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Two Sister's Revenge: Maggie and Helen Stillson (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ms. Deborah Has Been Kidnapped (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Kidnapped Education (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mister I’ll See You Dead (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
You Get Five Years (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Evil With A Gun (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Marshal Shorty Turns In His Badge (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Winter Too Cold For Gold (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dead Is All You'll Get (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cora Laredo - One Mad Woman (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Billie & Bonnie Coleman - Women To Deal With (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood, Sweat and Gold (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
From Texas to Montana (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
You Think I Shot Him (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Please Don't Leave Me (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Can Loneliness Last Forever (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fifth Man (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Whiskers McPherson & Gabriel O'Grady (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Marshal Shorty Please Help Us (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gold And Silver: A Robber's Paradise (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rough Trip Back to Boise (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Almost The Fastest Gun (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shorty Thompson: U.S. Marshal (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Malpais (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Silver of the Black Range (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trouble In Tascosa (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
One Good Deed Before I Die (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Mother's Wrath (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
White Oaks: A Town With No Law (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wanted: Kill Shorty Thompson: Five Thousand Dollars (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Brothers of the West (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Young Jessie Owens (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
When Preaching Is Hell (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Women In The West Did Survive (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Montrose Colorado (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Elijah 'Longhorn' Thompson (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wells Fargo Is Easy To Rob (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
I'll See You Both Dead (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wrong Man Again (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Young Trackers (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
This Mountain Is Mine (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Grandpa and The Kid (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dead Trail (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Molly Muldoon Kills Her First Man (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Bit Of Crooked Law (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Caught One Crooked Banker (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cimarron River: Rustlers Hideout (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Keith Aurzada: Lawyer Gunfighter (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Man (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Bad Decision (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Six Years Wait For A Showdown (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
She's Alive, Not For Long (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mister You Was Shot In The Head (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
I Sentence You To Twenty Years (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
We're Going To Die Ain't We Danny (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
You Shot Me Once, Never Again! (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
One Sweet Kiss Can Kill You (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Animas City - A Town to Forget (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Don’t Ever Make Old Men Mad (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kill Every Witness (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deputy U.S. Marshal Betty McCabe (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
U.S. Marshal Shorty Thompson Meets U.S. Marshal Hopper Scranton (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Long Hunt (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Before I Die (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Killing Of Outlaws (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Martin Boys (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cowboy Cody Strickland (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Janice McCord Rides Again (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
James P. Retzer: Dentist: New Mexico, Territory (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doug Brown And Shelly Hampton (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
David Graham - The New Gun (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Milo Tillie (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Road To Chama (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
William Colby U.S. Marshal Retired (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Young Outlaws (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hang Shorty in Leadville, Colorado (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Is One Shadow Away (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Little Toby Smith (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Killers and Outlaws (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Revenge of the Bullet (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Black Pearls, Blue Diamonds And Bullets (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Very Long Time Before Cowboys (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Devil Will Get You (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Long Trail To Nowhere (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
It Takes More Than Bullets (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Keep The Gold - We Keep Our Ranch (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
When Winter Winds Blow (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
You Ain't Worth Killin' (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Take Aim - Shoot Straight (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
I'll Hunt You Down (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
One Crooked Town (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Yer in the Wrong Town Mister (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
In the Middle of the Colfax County War (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wherry Gang Saves Christmas (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tillie Jane From Hillsboro (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death is All That's Left (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pure Raw Justice (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Justice for the Innocent (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deputy Sheriff John Dunow (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood Over The Horizon (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
I Know Who Back Shot Mister Fred (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Widow Martha Camden (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Friend Was Robbed And Murdered: Western Adventure (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Dead Man's Trail (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thunder On The Mountain (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Name Is Savage... Dorothy Savage (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Day Lottie McDade Was Shot (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
White Oaks - A Town With No Law (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ma'am I'll Kill You As Quick As I Did Him (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fastest Horse (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Land Stay Off Or Die (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thirty Miles From Nowhere (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Life Of Sally Ward (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Liars and Crooks (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Long Train Ride Home (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Too Young To Kill (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kill That Senator (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sent To England (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
When Time Ran Out (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
When Hell Rode Into Town (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
He’ll Hang Before Sundown (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
Out Of Town By Sundown (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
That's No Reason To Die (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

U.S. Marshal Shorty Thompson (Series by Paul L. Thompson)
Paul L. Thompson writes the “U.S. Marshal Shorty Thompson” series of western novels. Saddle up and ride the same wild lonesome trials that US Marshall Shorty Thompson did in the 1870s through the 1890s.

Narrated in the authentically seasoned dialect of a southwestern storyteller, these books are a tribute to the heartbreaking and thrilling hardships of our nation’s western history. Accurately reconstructing the sweeping landscapes of the old west, these novels document the times and the historical locations largely ignored by writers that have never even been there. Paul’s actually been there, and you’ll feel as though you were too.

“Shorty Thompson: US Marshall” is the first novel in the “U.S. Marshal Shorty Thompson” series and was released in 2001. The 1870s. As opposed to the myths from popular culture, not everyone was swaggering around with six-irons strapped down and leading lives filled with mayhem. However there were the exceptions, who were just as evil, deadly, and bloody as the legends portray. And so were the law that handled these outlaws.

With one eye toward the Arizona Territories perhaps or New Mexico, MD Shorty Thompson is a young cowboy that looks for winters warmer than those of the deep-in-your-bones cold of the Texas plains. However north of the old Republic’s border Thompson runs afoul of killers and cattle rustlers. The ensuing ordeal lands this young Texan in Wyoming where he crosses paths with the stolen cattle’s illegal new owner, this retired Army General that’s more crooked than the hind leg of a dog. However crooked or not, the Army fort nearby carries more weight than local law enforcement and they’re solidly behind the retired General. So in hopes of finding justice with just a bit more backbone, Thompson strikes out for Washington DC.

However instead of getting justice, Thompson becomes a justice himself when President Rutherford Hayes sees the Marshall that he was looking for in this gutsy Texan. In order to get the justice he seeks, Thompson has to fight these cattle rustlers of the whole Wyoming and New Mexico territories, all as he wears his tin star target.

“Silver of the Black Range” is the second novel in the “U.S. Marshal Shorty Thompson” series and was released in 2002. President Hayes sent Shorty Thompson a message while he was at old Fort Tularosa, New Mexico Territory. He was to investigate why so many mine owners are winding up dead. Also while he was there, learn why ore samples aren’t matching the ore quality when it gets to US Government Mints in California and Nevada.

During his investigation, as he rides down Burns Gulch, Shorty gets shot in the head and is in a coma for more than a month. He comes to and has no memory of why he’s there or who he even is.

“Willow Lane” is the third novel in the “U.S. Marshal Shorty Thompson” series and was released in 2003. Land stealers and cattle rustlers get overly greedy after they take over this tiny Spanish village and use the town people as their slaves in their own gold and silver mines. Greed for some other family’s ranch leads to a murder, while Manco Dillon believes he’s above the law. He’s got plenty of outlaws with him to take over any piece of property in the New Mexico Territory. However Dillon’s downfall starts with two small kids, who just so happened to run into US Marshal Shorty Thompson.

This young lady named Willow Lane returns home from school back east and finds that her brothers and dad have gone missing. The Dillon gang has taken the Lane ranch over. With Shorty’s help, all hell’s about to break loose. Men are going to die.

This flash flood in Mogollon almost ends Shorty’s life, after he gets knocked into the swollen waters of the Main Street drainage ditch and gets washed a mile or so downstream. This is a bruised and waterlogged little US Marshal.

Dillon was now attempting to expand his operations. Stealing the gold mines around Mogollon is going to add to his power rather nicely. At least he is attempting to. He needs more men to work these jumped claims of his. Shanghaiing men from Mogollon saloons supply all of the cheap labor that he needs for success.

“Trouble in Tascosa” is the fifth novel in the “U.S. Marshal Shorty Thompson” series and was released in 2003. Shorty Thompson’s oversized ranch partner, Buffalo, talked Shorty into allowing him come along with him on this assignment he had in West Texas. James (Buffalo) Blackburn could be just as stubborn as a sick mule over just about everything.

President Hayes sent a wire to Shorty that just had to be delivered by the Butterfield Stage Lines, telling him he had to head to Tascosa and round up a few rustlers and land grabbers. This nagging feeling came over Buffalo to tag along, not realizing that this could lead them to his wife’s killers. Law or no law, nothing is going to keep Buffalo from beating them into a bloody pulp and ripping them apart. He waited far too long to get his hands on these two lowlife murdering polecats.

The local ranchers near Tascosa had waited just long enough for the Texas Rangers to arrive, and Washington didn’t seem to care too much. Now they’d take the matter into their own hands. Far too much blood had been spilled in and around Tascosa and all of it was theirs. With each and every rancher and farmer in the Panhandle using their guns, things would soon change. King or no damn King, a bunch of men were going to die. Crooked law was about to be stopped. This huge showdown was coming to Tascosa.

“Malpais” is the seventh novel in the “U.S. Marshal Shorty Thompson” series and was released in 2003. In the mold of guys like Bat Masterson and Wyatt Earp, Shorty is just the sort of Short on stature yet tall on guts. Handpicked by President Rutherford B. Hayes, he’s one of the best.

And since US Marshals of the 1870s handle desperadoes this means just about everyone does appear to be using those strapped down dragoons and wreaking havoc. For Marshal MD Thompson, it’s just the life of a lawman.

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One Response to “U.S. Marshal Shorty Thompson”

  1. Richard j. Unger: 2 months ago

    Enjoyed very much,I am now retired and have oddles of time to read for enjoyment.


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