Major Mitchell

Biography

MAJOR MITCHELL is the author of nine novels and two children’s books. He lives with his wife, Judy, in Northern California. A member of The Western Writers of America and a frequent guest speaker at historical meetings and schools on the West Coast, he has also written several songs, recorded a CD of traditional county/folk music, and takes the stage on rare occasions as a singer.

More about the author, his books and photo gallery may be found at the author's website.

Correspondence should be addressed to:
Shalako Press
P.O. Box 371
Oakdale, CA 95361-0371

Where to find Major Mitchell online


Books

Mokelumne Gold
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 138,990. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2013 by Shalako Press. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
When someone murders Ambrose Brice, Leonida encourages retired ranger Josiah Russell to find the killer. The trail he finds leads him to her best friend's door. "Good story! Mokelumne Gold is a story that needs to be told to show the skullduggery concerning the old land grants, and (Major) did it well." - John Dunklee "A very good and entertaing tale of the old west." - Dallas Review
Poverty Flat
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 68,430. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2012 by Shalako Press. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Chris came to California to forget about the war. What he found was a pregnant woman and her nine year old son abandoned on a place called Poverty Flat. He offered to find her missing husband and people started shooting at him. Mary Ellen Shafer was more trouble than he had barganed for, but he couldn't just ride off and leave her. Worst of all, she was a Yankee.
Manhunter
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 74,320. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2011 by Shalako Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Matthew Blue is known as Manhunter by the Comanche. He has been hired to track a serial killer in rural Kansas, only to discover a different killer is following him. His nemesis has sworn to see Matthew dead, even if it means leaving a trail of dead bodies to see it done.
The Doña
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 121,100. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2011 by Shalako Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
She to California as a young bride in an arranged marriage. Now she owns seventy-five square miles of property bordering the Mokelumne River where gold has been discovered. They want her land and will stop at nothing, even if it means her murder. Mitchell’s research of the customs and traditions of the mining towns and the ranchos gives The Doña authenticity.” The Modesto Bee
The Joker's Play
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 52,680. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2011 by Shalako Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
Marshal Clay Best is forced to take a beautiful widow as a partner in order to rescue a kidnapping victim. "Non-stop action in a Texas setting described so well you can feel the heat. Major and Jerry Mitchell bring this novel alive. You don't want to put the book down...a real page turner." Phil Mills, Jr., author of "Where A Good Wind Blows."
Canyon Wind
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 114,640. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2010 by Shalako Press. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Katherine Parker had been losing cattle and she wanted it stopped, but the fight became personal the day she hired Phillip Denning. Now, Pox wanted more than her cattle. He wanted Katherine and her sons dead.

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