J.T. Edson, full name John Thomas Edson, was an English author who wrote over 130 novels in his career. He wrote mostly escapism adventures such as Westerns and police procedurals. He started his writing career in 1947 and would continue until 2005 when he retired due to health reasons. He passed away in 2014.

Edson is best known for his use of recurring characters as well as using historical figures and combining them with fictional characters. Some of his best known creations were Ole Devil, Waxahachie, and Bunduki. His villains were often stereotypical, but his protagonists were always larger than life heroes that inspired loyalty among readers.

Publication Order of Floating Outfit Books

Rio Guns(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Waco's Debt(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Texan(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Half Breed(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Town Called Yellowdog(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Law of the Gun(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Rio Hondo Kid(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Apache Rampage(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Return to Backsight(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Terror Valley(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fast Gun(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Making of a Lawman(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hard Riders(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bad Bunch(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
McGraw's Inheritance(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rangeland Hercules(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Quiet Town(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ysabel Kid(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
.44 Calibre Man(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Goodnight's Dream(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
From Hide and Horn(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Troubled Range(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wildcats(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cuchilo(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Trigger Fast(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Trouble Busters(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Rushers(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fortune Hunters(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gun Wizard(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Man from Texas(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gunsmoke Thunder(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Small Texan(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Floating Outfit(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Rio Hondo War(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Town Tamers(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Guns in the Night(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hell in the Palo Duro(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Horse Called Mogollon(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wagons to Backsight(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sidewinder(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
To Arms! to Arms, in Dixie!(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Go Back to Hell(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The South Will Rise Again(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Set Texas Back on Her Feet aka Viridian's Trail(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Trail Boss(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hide and Tallow Men(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Peacemakers(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Quest for Bowie's Blade(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Set A-foot aka The Night Hawk(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Beguinage aka The Texas Assassin(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Beguinage Is Dead! aka The Lone Star Killers / Texas Killers(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gentle Giant(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hooded Riders(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Master of Triggernometry aka The Trigger Master(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Old Moccasins on the Trail(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
White Indians(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ole Devil's Hands and Feet(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Buffalo Are Coming!(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Decision for Dusty Fog(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Diamonds, Emeralds, Cards and Colts aka Cards and Colts(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Code of Dusty Fog(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mark Counter's Kin(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Texas Kidnappers(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wedge Goes to Arizona(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Arizona Range War(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Arizona Gun Law(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Waco Books

Arizona Ranger(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Drifter(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Waco Rides in(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sagebrush Sleuth(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hound Dog Man(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Doc Leroy, M.D.(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Waco's Badge(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Civil War Books

Fastest Gun in Texas(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Devil Gun(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Colt and the Sabre(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Rebel Spy(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bloody Border(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Under the Stars and Bars(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kill Dusty Fog!(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Back to the Bloody Border aka Renegade(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
You're in Command Now, Mr.Fog aka Rebel Vengeance(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Big Gun(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Comanche(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Matter of Honor(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mississippi Raider(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Calamity Jane Books

The Big Hunt(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Calamity Spells Trouble aka The Road to Ratchet Creek(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Trouble Trail(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cold Deck, Hot Lead(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
White Stallion, Red Mare aka Ranch War(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bull Whip Breed(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Remittance Kid(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Whip and the Warlance(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Cow Thieves aka Running Irons(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hide and Horn Saloon(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cut One, They All Bleed(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Calamity, Mark and Belle aka Texas Trio(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Rockabye County Books

The Professional Killers(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Quarter Second Draw(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Deputies(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Point of Contact(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Owlhoot(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Run for the Border(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bad Hombre(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sixteen-Dollar Shooter(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sheriff of Rockabye County(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lawmen of Rockabye County(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Texas Teamwork(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Waxahachie Smith Books

Slip Gun(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
No Finger on the Trigger(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cure the Texas Fever(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Ole Devil Books

Young Ole Devil(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Get Urrea! aka Texas Fury(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ole Devil and the Caplocks(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ole Devil and the Mule Train(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ole Devil at San Jacinto(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Bunduki Books

Bunduki(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bunduki and Dawn(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sacrifice for the Quagga God(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fearless Master of the Jungle(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of ‘Cap’ Fog Books

Cap.Fog, Texas Ranger, Meet Mr.J.G.Reeder(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
You're a Texas Ranger, Alvin Fog aka Alvin Fog, Texas Ranger(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rapido Clint(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Justice of Company Z(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Return of Rapido Clint and Mr J.G.Reeder(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rapido Clint Strikes Back(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Slaughter's Way(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Two Miles to the Border(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blonde Genius (with Peter Clawson)(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
J. T.'s Hundredth(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
J. T.'s Ladies(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wanted! Belle Starr aka Oklahoma Outlaw(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Is-a-man aka Texas Warrior(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
More J.T.'s Ladies(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
J. T.'s Ladies Ride Again(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price


If You Like J.T. Edson Books, You’ll Love…

Young Ole Devil is the first book in the Ole Devil Hardin series of books. This book tells the story of Jackson Baines Hardin who is sent on a mission by Major Sam Houston to deliver a shipment of rifles to a group of Texas patriots fighting for independence. Hardin is considered to be reckless and irresponsible by his superiors, but he turns out to be just the man for the job as his fighting ways earn him the nickname “lil’ ole devil” in this story of Western yesteryear.

Alvin Fog, Texas Ranger is the first book in the ‘Cap’ Fog series. Fog is a part of an elite group of Texas Rangers selected by the governor to deal with the malefactors who slipped through the law’s hands, the group is called Company Z. While everyone in the group is an experienced lawman, Fog is the inexperienced one. However, Alvin is the grandson of the legendary lawman Dusty Fog and is seeking to prove that he’s just as good as his grandfather. The West was brutal and unforgiving and it needs good men like Company Z to keep things straight.

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