Order of Trailsman Books
The Trailsman is a series of western novels written under the house name of Jon Sharpe. The protagonist of the series is Skye Fargo – a single male with a tendency to be a womanizer. He rides a horse he calls “the Ovaro” and carries a .44 Colt. The books in the series have been written by many different authors, including Robert J. Randisi, J.B. Keller, Bill Crider, Ed Gorman, Will C. Knott, Robert Vardeman, John Edward Ames, James Reasoner and David Robbins.
The Trailsman series was created by John Joseph Messmann (aka Jon Messman), who wrote the most of the first 200 books in the series until his retirement. The series started in 1980 with the novel Seven Days to Die and is still ongoing after over 400 books (including the Giant Trailsman books). The books in this series do not need to be read in order and can be read as standalones. Below is a list of Jon Sharpe’s Trailsman books in order of when they were originally published (which is the same as their chronological order):
Publication Order of Trailsman Books
Publication Order of Giant Trailsman Books
|New Mexico Nightmare||(2003)|
|Menagerie of Malice||(2004)|
|Idaho Blood Spoor||(2006)|
Note: The River Raiders was also published as River Race.
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Trailsman Synopses: In Seven Wagons West by Jon Sharpe (book 1 of the series), Skye Fargo is helping guide some pioneers looking for silver through enemy territory. But he has to be ready to kill when necessary when things get hot.
Colorado Quarry is book 124 in the Trailsman series by Jon Sharpe. As he goes north of Pike’s Peak, Skye Fargo meets two loose-lipped women who inform him where the money he’s making is actually coming from.
Blood Prairie by Jon Sharpe is book 125 in the Trailsman series. In Kansas, Skye Fargo crosses paths with a theatre troupe that’s been stuck in a blizzard in. He agrees to help the wagon train through the storm, but in doing so, he must also battle the Cheyenne and deal with a unsavoury guide character along with his henchmen.