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James Carlos Blake is an American author of historical crime fiction and western novels. Blake was born in Mexico of American, English and Irish descent. He is descended from a British pirate who was executed in Mexico. He served in the U.S. Army Airborne, and then earned his B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of South Florida, Tampa Bay, as well as his M.F.A. from Bowling Green State University. Prior to writing full-time in 1997, Blake mostly worked as a college instructor, but also worked as a snake-catcher, Volkswagen mechanic, pool maintenence man and county jail properties officer.

James Carlos Blake made his debut as a published novelist in 1995 with the novel The Pistoleer. Below is a list of James Carlos Blake’s books in order of when they were first released:

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Publication Order of Wolfe Family Books

Country of the Bad Wolfes (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Rules of Wolfe (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The House of Wolfe (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Ways of Wolfe (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Bones of Wolfe (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Pistoleer (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Friends of Pancho Villa (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
In the Rogue Blood (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Red Grass River (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Wildwood Boys (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A World of Thieves (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Under the Skin (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Handsome Harry (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Killings of Stanley Ketchel (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Publication Order of Akashic Noir Books

Brooklyn Noir (By: Tim McLoughlin) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Havana Noir (By: Achy Obejas) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Las Vegas Noir (By: Jarret Keene) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Trinidad Noir (By: Elizabeth Nunez) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Istanbul Noir (By: Tarkan Barlas) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Paris Noir (By: Aurélien Masson) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
San Francisco Noir 2 (By: Peter Maravelis) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Portland Noir (By: Monica Drake) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mexico City Noir (By: Paco Ignacio Taibo II) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Indian Country Noir (By: Sarah Cortez) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Moscow Noir (By: Irina Denezhkina) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Philadelphia Noir (By: Carlin Romano) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Barcelona Noir (By: Achy Obejas) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
St. Petersburg Noir (By: Pavel Krusanov) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Kansas City Noir (By: Steve Paul,Kevin Prufer) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Boston Noir 2 (By: Jaime Clarke) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Tel Aviv Noir (By: Assaf Gavron) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Zagreb Noir (By: Nada Gašić) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Buffalo Noir (By: Kim Chinquee) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Marseille Noir (By: Salim Hatubou) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Beirut Noir (By: Abbas Beydoun) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Brussels Noir (By: Sara Doke) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
San Juan Noir (By: Mayra Santos-Febres) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Oakland Noir (By: JerryThompson) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hong Kong Noir (By: Susan Blumberg- Kason) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Houston Noir (By: Gwendolyn Zepeda) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Addis Ababa Noir (By: Maaza Mengiste) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Belgrade Noir (By: Vesna Goldsworthy) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Accra Noir (By: Nana Brew-Hammond) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Anthologies

Notes: Glimmer Train Stories, Issue 33 also has stories by Siobhan Dowd, Susan McInnis, George Manner, Manuel Munoz, Stewart O’Nan, Susan Perabo, Margo Rabb, Roland Sodowsky, Karen Swenson and Robin Winick.

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James Carlos Blake Synopses: The Pistoleer by James Carlos Blake is a fictional retelling of notorious gunman John Wesley Hardin’s life, from his rip-roaring youth and sixteen years in prison, to his turbulent final days, in an account about a man and his personal code of honour.

The Friends of Pancho Villa by James Carlos Blake is an unforgettable account of the greatest hero in the Mexican Revolution – Pancho Villa – as told by Villa’s most trusted and loyal friend, Rudolfo Fierro.

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