John Legg is an American author of western novels. He writes the Arizona Territory, Rocky Mountain Lawmen, and several other series. John is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He earned his BA from William Paterson College and his MSJ from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. He went on to a career as a newspaper copy editor. John has two adult children and two grandsons.

John Legg made his debut as a novelist in 1988 with Guns of Apache Springs. Below is a list of John Legg’s books in order of when they were originally released:

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Publication Order of Arizona Territory Books

Guns of Apache Springs (1988)Description / Buy at
Arizona Coffin (1989)Description / Buy at
Trouble in Tall Pine (1990)Description / Buy at
Apache Coffin (1991)Description / Buy at
High Country Showdown (1991)Description / Buy at
Guns of Arizona (1992)Description / Buy at
Guns of Justice (2020)Description / Buy at

Chronological Order of Arizona Territory Books

Trouble in Tall Pine(1990)Description / Buy at
Arizona Coffin(1989)Description / Buy at
Apache Coffin(1991)Description / Buy at
High Country Showdown(1991)Description / Buy at
Guns of Apache Springs(1988)Description / Buy at
Guns of Arizona(1992)Description / Buy at
Guns of Justice(2020)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Blood Trail Books

Publication Order of Buckskin Books

Buckskins and Blood (1994)Description / Buy at
Buckskin Vengeance (1996)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Colorado Territory Books

Buckskin County War (2020)Description / Buy at
Pike's Vengeance (2021)Description / Buy at
Colorado Renegade (2021)Description / Buy at
Coward of Sand Creek (2021)Description / Buy at
Cheyenne Lance (2022)Description / Buy at
Hard Land (2022)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Forts of Freedom Books

Treaty at Fort Laramie (1994)Description / Buy at
War at Bent's Fort (1994)Description / Buy at
Siege at Fort Defiance (1994)Description / Buy at
Blood at Fort Bridger (1995)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Mountain Country Books

Southwest Thunder (1993)Description / Buy at
Winter Thunder (1994)Description / Buy at
Mountain Thunder (1994)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Mountain Times Books

Publication Order of Savage Land Books

To Face a Savage Land (2007)Description / Buy at
To Face a Savage Winter (2023)Description / Buy at
To Face a Savage Mountain (2023)Description / Buy at
To Face a Savage Time (2024)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of The Rocky Mountain Lawmen Books

Sheriff's Blood (1992)Description / Buy at
Blood In The Snow (1993)Description / Buy at
Shoshoni Vengeance (1993)Description / Buy at
Vigilante Coffin (1993)Description / Buy at
Hard Justice (2016)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Cheyenne Lance (1984)Description / Buy at
Showdown At Six-Gun Mine (1989)Description / Buy at
Medicine Wagon (1990)Description / Buy at
Gunfight In Mescalito (1991)Description / Buy at
Flintlock Trail (1997)Description / Buy at
Blood Of The Scalphunter (2012)Description / Buy at
Death in Helltown (2015)Description / Buy at
Wolf (2015)Description / Buy at
Long Time Gone (2016)Description / Buy at
Cold Killer (2016)Description / Buy at
Doc McGill (2016)Description / Buy at
Finn's War (2017)Description / Buy at
Shadowwalker (2017)Description / Buy at
Outlaw's Trail (2017)Description / Buy at
Comanche Blood (2019)Description / Buy at
Fire Along The Big Muddy (2020)Description / Buy at
Mountain Captive (2020)Description / Buy at
The Frontiersman (2020)Description / Buy at
Final Justice (2023)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Last Cheyenne (2015)Description / Buy at
Dead Man's Gun (2016)Description / Buy at

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John Legg Synopses: In Trouble in Tall Pine by John Legg (book 1 of the Arizona Territory series), Jake Hunter heads west after being chased out of town by a frightened sheriff and his shrewd wife. However, Hunter loses control of his wagon on a rocky trail in Arizona Territory and falls down a mountainside. He wakes up in an unfamiliar location. The beautiful Xiang Li-Sung then explains that her father took him out of the canyon and cared for him until he recovered. Hunter settles in with the Chinese in their sliver of Tall Pine, gratefully. Due to Hunter’s close ties to the Chinese, the white residents of the town view the Chinese with contempt and harbor a strong dislike for him. However, with the assistance of a helpful bartender, he gradually wins over most of them. However, there will always be individuals who resist and bear the consequences.

Buckskin County War is the first book in the Colorado Territory series by John Legg. Brodie Pike was aware that he shouldn’t participate. It would end badly, as it seemed to do all the time, but he couldn’t watch four gunmen attack a working rancher. The man he had assisted is found beaten to death the following day. He refuses to assist the small ranchers who are aware that the Buckskin County Cattlemen’s Association will soon be coming for their land, even though he is aware that he is to blame for Dunn’s death.

He reads months later that the association has begun a terror campaign against the small ranchers. He decides against all odds to join them, risking his life in the bloody, violent Buckskin County war, where death is always just one bullet away, and facing the association’s horde of hired guns.

Sheriff’s Blood by John Legg is the first book in the Rocky Mountain Lawmen series. Bear, a 200-pound mastiff, and Jonas Culpepper, the tough sheriff of San Juan County in Colorado, patrol the vast, empty land. Everyone on the right side of the law respects him because of his dedication. However, he is a ruthless adversary of those who cross him or those whom he has sworn to protect. Therefore, it is Culpepper’s responsibility to track down Mack Ellsworth and his gang and bring them to justice when they rob the Durango-Silverton train. However, the fact that his adversaries include men from both sides of the law makes his job even more perilous. And when Culpepper’s wife is taken from him, one angry lawman brings hell to San Juan County.

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