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Spur Award nominee James Reasoner is one of the most prolific and in—demand Western writers working today, with more than 200 books to his credit, both under his own name and under various pen-names. He was a contributor to Bantam's New York Times bestselling Wagons West series. In the mystery field he is best known for the novel Texas Wind, which has achieved legendary status as a collectible paperback.  For several years early in his career, he wrote the Mike Shayne novellas in MIKE SHAYNE MYSTERY MAGAZINE under the famous pseudonym Brett Halliday.  Under his own name in recent years he has written a ten-book series of historical novels set during the Civil War and several historical novels about World War II.  He lives in Texas with his wife, award-winning mystery novelist Livia J. Washburn.

RedemptionKansas.jpg (10837 bytes)REDEMPTION KANSAS

Injured in a cattle stampede on a drive through Kansas, Bill is healing in Redemption. Tended to by a shopkeeper's lovely daughter, Eden Monroe, there are worse places he could be. But Bill knows something's wrong. A series of unexplained killings plagues the town. It's up to Bill to figure out what's going on before his beloved Eden gets caught in the cross fire.

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HangropeLaw.jpg (25783 bytes)RANCHO DIABLO #2: HANGROPE LAW by Colby Jackson

All Sam Blaylock wants to do is make a home for himself and his family on the Texas ranch known as Rancho Diablo. But then his son finds a wounded man alongside the Brazos River, and a deadly danger from the past soon threatens to ruin everything Sam is trying to build. Only gunsmoke and hot lead will make things right and give the Blaylocks a fighting chance for the future!

HANGROPE LAW is the second volume in the exciting new Rancho Diablo series and was written by James Reasoner.  RANCHO DIABLO #1: SHOOTER'S CROSS was written by Mel Odom. 

HANGROPE LAW is available on Amazon for the Kindle and Barnes and Noble for the Nook.

Diamondback1.jpg (383765 bytes)DIAMONDBACK by James Reasoner

Written in the 1980s for a line of men's adventure novels that was cancelled before any of the books ever saw print, DIAMONDBACK has never been available until now. This novel by acclaimed mystery author James Reasoner is full of gritty action, and its plot still resonates today. This edition includes an introduction by Bill Crider and a new afterword by the author.

DIAMONDBACK is now available on Amazon for the Kindle and Barnes and Noble for the Nook.

Texas_Wind_Rev.jpg (51688 bytes)James' first novel, TEXAS WIND, the first private eye novel set in Fort Worth, Texas, and now you can get it not only in hardback and trade paperback but also as an ebook for the Kindle and the Nook.

“One of the first private-eye novels set in Texas, and certainly one of the best. A classic. Having it back in print is cause for celebration among those who like lean writing, tight plotting, and a thoroughly realized setting.” -- Bill Crider

“This is one of the tightest hard-boiled mysteries that I've read in a long time. The pace is as blistering hot as the Texas Wind of the title, especially as you reach the halfway point and start the race toward the finish”. – Charles Gramlich

“A genuine masterpiece, a laconic and thoughtful private-eye tale, which echoes the best of Raymond Chandler and James Crumley.”The Guardian

Other books recently made available on Kindle and the Nook are: Cossack Three Ponies, The Hunted, and Under Outlaw Flags.

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Contact Information

Postal address
P.O. Box 931 Azle, Texas 76020
Electronic mail
James' Email: jamesreasoner@flash.net
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Last modified: June 24, 2011