James Reasoner
James Reasoner is an American author of western and historical fiction novels. He is the husband and regular collaborator of Livia J. Washburn (aka Livia Reasoner). In the past, Reasoner has written for hire under numerous pen names and house names such as Dana Fuller Ross, Hank Mitchum, Justin Ladd, Matthew S. Hart, Terence Duncan, Jim Austin, Mike Jameson, Tabor Evans and Jon Sharpe. The series he’s worked on include (but are not limited to) Wagons West, Civil War Battle, Stagecoach Station, Abilene, Powell’s Army, Cody’s Law, Patriots, Tales from Deadwood, Fury, Longarm, Trailsman, Wind River and Redemption. He is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. A lifelong Texan, Reasoner lives there to this day.

James Reasoner became a published novelist in 1980 with a cult classic hardboiled mystery novel entitled Texas Wind. Below is a list of James Reasoner’s books in order of when they were first released:

Publication Order of Stagecoach Station Books


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

Publication Order of Abilene Books


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

Publication Order of Powell’s Army Books


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

Publication Order of Sons Of Texas Books


The Defiant(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Cody’s Law Books


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

Publication Order of Patriots Books


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

Publication Order of Wagons West Frontier Trilogy Books


Westward!(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Expedition!(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Outpost!(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Fury Books


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

Publication Order of Longarm Books


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

Publication Order of Wind River Books


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

Publication Order of Children Of The Lion Books


Triumph of the Lion(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Lone Star Books


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

Publication Order of McMasters Books


Silver Creek Showdown(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Walker, Texas Ranger Books


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

Publication Order of Wagons West Empire Trilogy Books


Honor!(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Vengeance!(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Justice!(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Slocum Books


Slocum and the Texas Rose(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Civil War Battle Books


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

Publication Order of Last Good War Books


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

Publication Order of Trailsman Books


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

Publication Order of Palmetto Books


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

Publication Order of Longarm Giant Books


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

Publication Order of Tales From Deadwood Books


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

Publication Order of Gabriel Hunt Books


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

Publication Order of Redemption Books


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

Publication Order of Dead Man Books


The Blood Mesa(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Judge Earl Stark Books


The Silver Alibi(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Deadlock(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of West Of The Big River Books


The Lawman(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


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

Publication Order of Short Stories


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

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


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

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


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

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Notes: The Wagons West books were written as Dana Fuller Ross (a series also written by Noel B. Gerson). The Stagecoach Station series was written under the house name of Hank Mitchum. The Abilene series was written under the house name of Justin Ladd. The Cody’s Law series was written under the Matthew S. Hart house name. The Powell’s Army series was written using the Terence Duncan house name. The Fury series was written using the house name Jim Austin. The Tales From Deadwood series was written using the house name of Mike Jameson. The Longarm series was written under the house name of Tabor Evans. The Trailsman books were written using the house name Jon Sharpe.

Lone Star and the Mountain of Fire was written as Wesley Ellis. Slocum and the Texas Rose was written as Jake Logan. Silver Creek Showdown was written as Lee Morgan. Triumph of the Lion was written as Peter Danielson. Hunt at the Well of Eternity was written as Gabriel Hunt. The Defiant (in the Sons of Texas series) is ghostwritten for Elmer Kelton.

Jur: A Story of Pre-Dawn Earth was co-authored with Tom Johnson. Hell-For-Leather Rider was written with Ed Gorman as Jake Foster and later re-titled The Man From Nightshade Valley, using the authors’ real names. Ramrod Revenge was written with Ed Gorman as Jake Foster and later re-published in eBook format as The Prodigal Gun, using the authors’ real names. The Jim Austin novel Last Chance Canyon (in the Fury series) is a separate title from the standalone novella of the same name.

The standalone novels Rivers of Gold, The Healer’s Road, Healer’s Calling and Cossack Three Ponies were written with Livia Reasoner as J.L. Reasoner. The Palmetto Trilogy was written by Livia Hallam, co-authored by Reasoner. Tie a Black Ribbon was co-authored by L.J. Washburn. Lyron’s Lament, The Phantom Ranger and the Skateboard Gang and Mockingbird and Big Earl were co-authored by Livia Reasoner. Look You On Beauty and Death was co-authored by Livia J. Washburn.

Noah’s Ride was a collaborative novel with contributions from Phyllis Allen, Judy Alter, Mike Blackman, Mike Cochran, Jeff Guinn, Mary Dittoe Kelly, Elmer Kelton, James Ward Lee and Mary Rogers. Legend also contains stories by Judy Alter, Jane Candia Coleman, Loren D. Estleman, Ed Gorman, Elmer Kelton and Robert J Randisi. The Traditional West also has stories by Jackson Lowry, Larry Jay Martin, Kerry Newcomb, Kit Prate, Robert J. Randisi, Dusty Richards and L.J. Washburn. Six-Guns and Slay Bells also has stories by Douglas Hirt, C. Courtney Joyner, Matthew P. Mayo, Cheryl Pierson, Robert J. Randisi, Troy D. Smith, Larry D. Sweazy and L.J. Washburn. Trails of the Wild also has stories from Patti Abbott, Wayne D. Dundee, Evan Lewis, Matthew Pizzolato, Kieran Shea and Chuck Tyrell.

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