James Reasoner

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A lifelong Texan, James Reasoner has been a professional writer for more than thirty years. In that time, he has authored several hundred novels and short stories in numerous genres. James is best known for his Westerns, historical novels, and war novels, he is also the author of two mystery novels that have achieved cult classic status, TEXAS WIND and DUST DEVILS. Writing under his own name and various pseudonyms, his novels have garnered praise from Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and the Los Angeles Times, as well as appearing on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists.

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Tinseltown
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,560. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2015 by James Reasoner. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Carrie Fleming was on the run from a mysterious stalker. The young cowboy known only as Pecos found the last vestiges of the Old West in 1920s Hollywood. Fate brought them together at Christmas, when the only gifts that mattered to Pecos were winning Carrie's heart—and saving her life! **Sweet
A Wild West Christmas
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,490. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2015 by James Reasoner. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Two action packed holiday Western stories by award winning author Livia J. Washburn. Blue Norther -- Hired gun Lucas Hallam has been outnumbered plenty of times, but no one should hang on Christmas Eve. A Creature Was Stirring -- Mistaken for a “skookum”, Buffalo Newcomb is shot by a young boy. It's Christmas Eve and nursed back to health by the boy's mother, Buffalo battles to save them.
Guarding Her Heart
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,380. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2014 by James Reasoner. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Romance » Western
Fate threw Julia Courtland and Grant Stafford together on a cold day in West Texas, but it also threw deadly obstacles in their path. A runaway team, a terrible crash, and bullets flying through the air threaten to steal not only their lives but also any chance they have for happiness. If they're going to survive, they will have to learn to trust each other...and steal their hearts back from fate.
Klaw: The Rattler Gang
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,600. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2014 by James Reasoner. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
When the one-handed gunfighter known as Klaw encounters the notorious Rattler Gang, he loses two things precious to him: $10,000 in gold—and the deadly steel hook that replaced his right hand. The vicious, hooded owlhoots have been terrorizing Arizona, but now they have Klaw on their trail, along with a beautiful, vengeance-obsessed blonde.
Charlie's Pie
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,740. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2014 by James Reasoner. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Romance » Western
Charlie's Pie was the winner of the Western Fictioneers 4th annual Peacemaker Award for Best Short Fiction. A wounded man, a desperate woman, a gang of ruthless outlaws . . . and the best pecan pie in Parker County!
Some Die Hard
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,550. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2014 by James Reasoner. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
SOME DIE HARD is legendary mystery and thriller author Stephen Mertz's first novel, originally published in paperback more than thirty years ago and long out of print. Part hardboiled private eye yarn, part classic novel of detection (with a locked-room mystery unlike any other), SOME DIE HARD is pure entertainment.This edition includes a new afterword by the author.
Town of Blood
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,690. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2014 by James Reasoner. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Adventure » Action
A legendary action writer returns with a novel of brutal violence and bloody revenge! John Klawson has a promising future as a gunsmith in the town of Great Ford, Colorado until he makes the mistake of challenging an insidious criminal conspiracy. Maimed, gutshot, and left for dead, Klawson survives against all the odds and becomes the infamous outlaw, gunfighter, and avenger known only as Klaw.
Palmetto Empire
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,750. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2014 by James Reasoner. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Adventure » War & military
A classic historical adventure novel set during the First Seminole War, packed with color, action, violence, and romance. Sweeping the reader into another time and place, it tells a compelling tale filled with realistic, intriguing characters and vividly captures a little-known but vital turning point in the history of the American nation.
Mending Fences
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 87,660. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2014 by James Reasoner. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western
Dime novelist Brianna Stark finds more than she expected in the small frontier town of Zephyr, Texas: not only a ready-made family in the form of six adorable orphaned children, but also a challenge in ruggedly handsome rancher Seth Van Dale, whose violent past may return to haunt him when tensions rise and the threat of a range war looms over everyone in Brown County.
Klaw
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,090. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2014 by James Reasoner. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
A legendary action writer returns with a novel of brutal violence and bloody revenge! John Klawson has a promising future as a gunsmith in the town of Great Ford, Colorado until he makes the mistake of challenging an insidious criminal conspiracy. Maimed, gutshot, and left for dead, Klawson survives against all the odds and becomes the infamous outlaw, gunfighter, and avenger known only as Klaw.
Fast Track
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,970. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2014 by James Reasoner. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Dev Mallory has been a Secret Service agent, a detective, and a cowboy...which makes him the perfect man for the job of protecting a British nobleman's Thoroughbred race horse and saving the U.S. government from embarrassment. But there's more going on than sabotage, as Dev's beautiful redheaded partner is kidnapped and Dev finds himself up to his neck in murder, lust, and intrigue.
Blazing Trails and Western Tales
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,450. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2014 by James Reasoner. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Literature » Western
From gunsmoke-laced shootouts in cantinas and saloons to desperate nighttime dashes across the Rio Grande to the quiet, heartfelt courage of men backed into a corner and faced with overwhelming odds, Charles Boeckman's classic stories of the Texas frontier are filled with everything that makes the Old West exciting!
Vendetta
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,820. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2013 by James Reasoner. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Western, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Peter Madsen became a priest to atone for a life of violence and a wartime tragedy and thought he had put away his gun for good. But then a grief-stricken young woman who's like a daughter to him sets out on a quest of vengeance, and Madsen is forced to take up the gun again as he sets out to save her from herself. This classic novel demonstrates once more why Ed Gorman is an acclaimed writer.
Trouble Man
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,940. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2013 by James Reasoner. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Western
Ray Coyle hadn't been a real gunfighter for ten years, and that was the way he liked it. He would have been content to live out his life as a performer in a Wild West show. But then he got the news that his son was dead, killed in suspicious circumstances, and so Coyle set out to discover the truth. Master storyteller Ed Gorman spins a dark, compelling tale of greed, lust, and murder.

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Powdersmoke Christmas
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,810. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
Two wild and woolly Christmas stories by legendary Western author James Reasoner. ’Tis The Season For Justice It's a life or death Christmas Eve for the man accused of murdering the son of the richest man in the territory. and Presents for One and All Texas Ranger Cobb is supposed finds himself battling a gang of outlaws and tangling with an old coot driving a wagon full of Christmas gifts.
Twerp In Time: Missing! City Of Gold
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,410. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / Exploration & Discovery
When Dennis Fletcher invites two of his classmates over to work on a group project, they suddenly find themselves in the middle of Coronado's Conquistadors--and Dennis's execution is slated only a few days away! How did they travel back in time to the 1500's? And how are they going to get back to their own time before Dennis meets his end?
The Healer's Road
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 98,260. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » USA
For more than thirty years, bestselling authors James Reasoner and Livia J. Washburn have chronicled the story of America in their award-winning historical novels. THE HEALER'S ROAD is one of their greatest sagas, the sweeping story of a family dedicated to the practice of medicine and caught up in the violence and heartbreak of America's bloodiest war.
Mockingbird And Big Earl
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,440. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / United States / 19th Century, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
They were an unlikely team, the big, gruff circuit judge and the talkative Blackfoot girl. They travel across the Old West solving mysteries and bringing justice. Judge Earl Stark comes to El Paso to try the case of a man accused of a crime, but it's Mockingbird who finds the clues that lead to what really happened.
The Phantom Ranger and the Skateboard Gang
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,800. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Paranormal, Fiction » Children’s books » Law & Crime
Can the long-ago spirit of Codi Jackson's Gramps help her solve the mystery of who's behind a group of young robbers riding skateboards? Codi's father might lose his job if he can't bring them to justice-soon!
Dancing With Dead Men
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 64,400. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Western, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Logan Handley was a gun for hire, a man feared far and wide for his speed and deadly accuracy with a Colt. But then a mysterious malady struck him down and left him a mere shell of the man he had been. Part Western, part historical novel, part psychological thriller, it's packed with stirring action and compelling characterization. DANCING WITH DEAD MEN is a masterful tale by one of the top storyt
War Games
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,600. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
The owner of Rutledge Military Academy, Colonel Anthony Rutledge (Ret.), hires private eye Markham at his L.A. office and asks him to drive up to the school. Markham wants to know why the head of a military school needs a private detective, and Rutledge says that somebody is threatening to kill him. Markham finds plenty of suspects who want Rutledge dead, but will he be able to find the perp?
Death and the Dancing Shadows
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,310. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Retired cowboy movie star Eliot "Lucky" Tremaine has a problem: he's being blackmailed. Markham seems to be the only one who can help him, but when blackmail explodes into murder, it's Markham's life on the line! "Death and the Dancing Shadows" is another classic tale of California PI Markham from the pages of MIKE SHAYNE MYSTERY MAGAZINE and the imagination of bestselling author James Reasoner.
Red River Ruse
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,680. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Lawyer Billy Cambridge, a retired Texas Ranger, and his best friend, vaquero and ranch foreman Nacho Graves, set out by stagecoach from Pecos, Texas, to deliver $20,000 in cash to a client in Fort Smith, Arkansas. When the stagecoach is held up and Cambridge and Nacho lose the twenty grand, they set out on a dangerous quest to recover the money and bring the outlaws to justice . . .
The Man in the Moon
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,580. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Markham is a private detective, but instead of a client he has a personal stake in this case. He's the one who finds the two kids wandering along a desert highway in the middle of the night. Their father is missing, and Markham's efforts to discover the man's fate draw him into a web of crime, hate . . . and murder. THE MAN IN THE MOON is a 10,000 word novella from legendary author James Reasoner

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