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 The Floating Outfit Books

The Fortune Hunters (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Hooded Riders (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Waco's Debt (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Town Called Yellowdog (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Law of the Gun (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Rio Guns (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
McGraw's Inheritance (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Ysabel Kid (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Trail Boss (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Hard Riders (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Guns In The Night (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Terror Valley (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Quiet Town (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Rio Hondo Kid (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Rangeland Hercules (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Making of a Lawman (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Making Of A Lawman (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Wagons To Backsight (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Man from Texas (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Gunsmoke Thunder (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cuchilo (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Gun Wizard (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
.44 Caliber Man (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Half Breed (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Sidewinder (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Goodnights Dream (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Small Texan (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Wildcats (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Apache Rampage (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
From Hide And Horn (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Trouble Busters (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Trigger Fast (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Peacemakers (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Troubled Range (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Fast Gun (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Return To Backsight (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Rushers (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Rio Hondo War (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Town Tamers (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hell in the Palo Duro (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Horse Called Mogollon (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
To Arms! To Arms! In Dixie (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Go Back To Hell (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Set Texas Back on Her Feet (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Viridian's Trail (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Quest for Bowie's Blade (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Texas Killers (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Nighthawk (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Texas Assassin (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Lone Star Killers (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Beguinage Is Dead (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Hide and Tallow Men (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Bad Bunch (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Floating Outfit (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Texan (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Gentle Giant (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Trigger Master (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Master of Triggernometry (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Old Moccasins on the Trail (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
White Indians (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ole Devil's Hands and Feet (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Buffalo are Coming (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cards and Colts (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Diamonds, Emeralds, Cards And Colts (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Decision For Dusty Fog (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Code of Dusty Fog (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mark Counter's Kin (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The South Will Rise Again (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Texas Kidnappers (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Wedge Goes to Arizona (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Arizona Range War (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Arizona Gun Law (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Waco Books

Publication Order of Civil War Books

Comanche (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Fastest Gun in Texas (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Colt and the Sabre (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Bloody Border (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Kill Dusty Fog! (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Under the Stars and Bars (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Back to the Bloody Border aka Renegade (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
You're in Command Now, Mr.Fog aka Rebel Vengeance (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Big Gun (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Devil Gun (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Rebel Spy (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Matter of Honor (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mississippi Raider (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Florida Civil War Blockades: Battling for the Coast (By: Nick Wynne) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Calamity Jane Books

The Big Hunt (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Calamity Spells Trouble aka The Road to Ratchet Creek (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Trouble Trail (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Cow Thieves (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Bullwhip Breed (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cold Deck, Hot Lead (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
White Stallion, Red Mare aka Ranch War (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Remittance Kid (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Whip And The War Lance (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Cow Thieves aka Running Irons (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cut One, They All Bleed (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Hide And Horn Saloon (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Calamity, Mark and Belle aka Texas Trio (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Rockabye County Books

The Professional Killers (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The 1/4 Second Draw (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Point of Contact (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Owlhoot (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Bad Hombre (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Run For The Border (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Sixteen-Dollar Shooter (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Sheriff Of Rockabye County (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Lawmen of Rockabye County (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Deputies (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Texas Teamwork (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Waxahachie Smith Books

Slip Gun (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
No Finger on the Trigger (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cure the Texas Fever (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Ole Devil Books

Young Ole Devil (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Get Urrea! aka Texas Fury (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ole Devil and the Mule Train (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ole Devil and the Caplocks (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ole Devil at San Jacinto (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Bunduki Books

Bunduki (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Bunduki And Dawn (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Sacrifice for the Quagga God (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fearless Master of the Jungle (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Alvin Dustine 'Cap' Fog Books

Cap. Fog, Texas Ranger, Meet Mr. J. G. Reeder (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
You're a Texas Ranger, Alvin Fog aka Alvin Fog, Texas Ranger (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Justice of Company Z (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Rapido Clint (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Return of Rapido Clint and Mr J.G. Reeder (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Rapido Clint Strikes Back (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Slaughter's Way (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Two Miles to the Border (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Blonde Genius (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Set A-foot (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
J.T.'s Hundredth (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
J.T.'s Ladies (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Wanted! Belle Starr aka Oklahoma Outlaw (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Is-a-man aka Texas Warrior (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
More J.T.'s Ladies (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
J. T.'s Ladies Ride Again (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

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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2 Responses to “Order of J.T. Edson Books”

  1. Bill Applewhite: 2 months ago

    How did the Ysabel Kid and Dusty Fog meet? What book explains how Dusty Fog met the Ysable Kid?

    Reply

    • Graeme: 2 months ago

      Not 100% but I thought ‘The Ysabel Kid’ covered that

      Reply

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