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  • Bibliography:
    57 Books (9 Series)
  • First Book:
    April 1994
  • Latest Book:
    December 2023
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Full Series List in Order

The Battling Harrigans of the Frontier

1 - Westbound (Feb-2023)
2 - A Need for Violence (Dec-2023)

Brandiron

1 - A Bride for Gil (Jan-2015)
2 - The Mustanger and the Lady (Jan-2016)
3 - The Texas Badge (Jun-2016)
3.5 - A Funeral Ain't the Place (Aug-2016)
4 - The Cherokee Strip (Oct-2016)
5 - Gold in the Sun (Feb-2017)
6 - The Pride of Texas (Oct-2017)
7 - Range War of Callie County (Sep-2019)
8 - Bounty Man & Doe (Oct-2021)

A Byrnes Family Ranch Novel

1 - Texas Blood Feud (Nov-2009)
2 - Between Hell and Texas (Dec-2011)
3 - Blood on the Verde River (Aug-2013)
4 - Brothers in Blood (Nov-2013)
5 - Ambush Valley (Mar-2014)
6 - A Good Day to Kill (Feb-2015)
7 - Arizona Territory (Aug-2015)
8 - Pray for the Dead (Feb-2016)
9 - Deadly Is the Night (Oct-2016)
10 - Valley of Bones (Feb-2017)
11 - Sharpshooter (Apr-2018)
12 - Rage for Vengeance (Dec-2018)

Frank Brothers

1 - Outlaw Queen (Jun-2014)
2 - Texas (Oct-2014)

A Herschel Baker Novel

1 - The Horse Creek Incident (Nov-2006)
2 - Montana Revenge (Sep-2007)
3 - The Sundown Chaser (Apr-2009)
4 - Wulf's Tracks (Mar-2010)

O'Malleys of Texas

1 - The O'Malleys of Texas (Oct-2017)
2 - Dead Aim (Jan-2018)
3 - Massacre at Whip Station (May-2020)
4 - And the Devil Makes Five (Jan-2022)

Phil Guthrey

1 - Chaparral Range War (Feb-2013)
2 - Once a Ranger (Mar-2014)

Rodeo Riders

The Natural (Jun-2002)

A Texas Badge Mystery

1 - The Texas Badge (Jun-2016)
2 - Texas Lightning (Sep-2022)
3 - Texas Fury (Jun-2023)

Multi-Author Series List

A Ralph Compton Novel

The Abilene Trail (Oct-2003)
Trail to Fort Smith (Apr-2004)
The Ogallala Trail (Jun-2005)
Trail to Cottonwood Falls (Apr-2007)
North to the Salt Fork (Jun-2010)

Book List in Order: 57 titles



  • Spur Award-Winning Author, winner of the 2007 Spur Award for Best Original Paperback Novel for The Horse Creek Incident.The Rice sisters waltzed like angels—but everyone knew they were the toughest cowhands in North CutH.B. Bentley was poor en...



  • The popular Rice Sisters return in their second hilarous western adventure, enduring a misbotten stage robbery, a crazed trip to a mining town, and a gunfight outside the church where Stout Rice just got married. Original....



  • In 1880, Arizona Territory was an outlaw's paradise.

    The gunmen rode hard along the border, raping, stealing, murdering and burning their way to plunder and wealth. Guided by a powerful landownewr and his vicious outlaw capitan, the Border Gan...




  • Blinded by Blood.
    Wanted by the Law.

    Bobby Budd rode out of Colorado with one killing behind him and dozens yet to go. From New Mexico to Indian Territory, Budd became one of a rootless army of half-crazed, half-drunk killers for hire--...



  • In a hot Arizona river basin, three bodies sway from ropes: three men executed by their fellow ranchers. Hundreds of miles away, in the muddy streets of ort Smith, Arkansas, a deputy marshal hunts down a killer--the first of eight outlaws on his list...



  • Trouble takes on a whole new meaning for professional rodeo announcer Brad Turner, a man plagued by a failing bull-breeding business, romantic turmoil, and an ailing back, when he takes how talented young rider Shoat Krammer, a young man with a troub...



  • THE LONG AND WINDING TRAIL Ben McCullough was once an officer in the Confederate Army. Now he's a rancher in the Texas hill country, hoping to earn enough money to settle down and marry. With eight hundred head of cattle to drive north, Ben is...



  • Dusty Richards, sweeps his readers back to early days on the untamed frontier time and time again in this varied collection of twenty original short stories. His experience as author of over 60 published Western novels is evident in the way he has cr...



  • Hamp comes to the aid of his hot-tempered friend, Clint, after he is jailed for killing a cheating gambler, bribing the guards to let him go, but no sooner is Clint free than he kills a local rancher with vengeful friends who will do anything to see ...






  • When all the cards are wild, there are only three things to do: Lay 'em...play 'em...or slay 'em. When the hardened Apache scout called Deuces is court-martialed for cold-blooded murder, he's sentenced to hang. But an appeal saves him from the noo...



  • The trail to riches is lined with danger in this Ralph Compton western...  The ranchers of Frio Springs are praying that Sam Ketchum will succeed in driving their cattle to the richer markets of Nebraska.  Sure, there’s no one more reliab...



  • When a brutal cattle baron lays siege to Horse Creek, Montana, controlling both the law and the land, Herschel Baker, after his friend is murdered, decides that enough is enough and takes a stand against greed and injustice. Original....



  • A man embarks on a hazardous journey for both body and soul in this Ralph Compton western...Ed Wright earned his reputation as a capable and principled man from years of driving cattle -- and from wearing a Ranger’s badge. The Texan wants nothing m...



  • The sheriff of Yellowstone County, Montana, Herschel Baker, on a mission to bring the law to this lawless land, must make an example out of the men responsible for hanging cowboy Billy Hanks from a tree with the label HOSS STEELER pinned to his chest...



  • From the winner of the 2007 Spur Award for Best Paperback Original for The Horse Creek Incident, comes a story of a man who stood up for the law--and the criminal that made him the man he is...

    As the new sheriff of Yellowstone County, Monta...



  • National best selling author and two-time winner of the Spur Award, Dusty Richards, joins the Foxy Hens for this rollicking collection of mystery-filled historical romance novellas. Back by Independence Day by Dusty Richards U.S. Deputy Marshal Cal H...



  • The Land Made Him Hard The Byrnes family came to Texas and carved out a place on the land. Three generations who paid in blood and treasure. Children carried off by Comanche. A brother lost to war. Lives shattered. Chet Byrnes was trying to hold t...



  • When Sheriff Herschel Baker's young cousin, Wulf, turns out to be good with a gun, Baker pins a deputy badge on him. But once the lawmen track down a thief, Wulf finds that he has a score or two to settle back home....



  • REBEL WITH A CAUSE Captain Jack Starr served the Confederate cause with honor for Four years. Once the war is over he moves to Lost Dog Creek, Texas, hoping to rebuild his life and find a woman to share it with. But not everyone is willing to roll o...






  • Texas Tough. Arizona Bound. With blood and tears, Chet Byrnes built a life in Texas, only to have it shattered by an ill-fated cattle drive and two deadly family feuds. Spurned by the woman he loves, Chet sets off for new territory. The journey wo...



  • Most job seekers spend dozens or hundreds of hours hunting for work and are lucky to receive even a handful of responses from interested employers. Others update a few online profiles and magically the phone starts ringing. Have you ever wondered why...



  • From Dusty Richards, winner of the 2007 Spur Award for The Horse Creek Incident, comes a brand-new series about a former Texas Ranger out to enforce the law, no matter where he goes… When the Texas Legislature decided to stop paying its rangers...



  • Never Fight A Man. . . 600 miles from a railroad head in Texas, Chet Byrnes and a handful of cowboys set out to build a new life on the Arizona frontier. Behind the Byrnes family is a tale of bloodshed and blood feuds. What lies ahead is any kind ...



  • Arizona Is Hard Country... Chet Byrnes is building a new life in Arizona Territory as he expands his cattle ranching operation -- but trouble just keeps coming. A friend’s young daughter is abducted, and the search leads Chet and his men to the ...



  • In a Dusty Richards western, the villains are greedy and selfish behind the facade of being real people. But Dusty's cowboys are men of vision, a cut above the rest. Brackeen's Law is the third book in the Frank Brothers Series....



  • There was a time when America was younger-when the West was as rugged as the souls of the men and women who set out to tame her. The good and the bad, the brave and the weak, the comical and the pitiful-some lived and died without so much as a tombs...



  • They've Crossed The Line. . . Chet Byrnes has his hands full taking care of his family and running his ranching operation in Arizona Territory. But he still takes his responsibilities as a deputy U.S. marshal very seriously. Bandits have been cros...



  • Spur Award winner Dusty Richards is back with a brand-new adventure featuring a former Texas Ranger with a talent for finding trouble, even when he stays put... Ex-Ranger Phil Guthrey swore he’d never stop roaming the West, bringing justice to ...



  • A story of redemption and new beginnings; Nobel McCurtain and Fleta Corey must navigate the dangers and harsh realities of life in the Great Plains in the aftermath of the Civil War, all while keeping an eye out for the cruel bandit who wants Fleta f...






  • This book is the first in a new series by famous Western Writer, Dusty Richards, called the Frank Brothers Series. Outlaw Queen is a unique look at the west through the eyes of, Rath Macon, a young rancher who loses everything to a greedy wife. The t...



  • In the fourth volume of Dusty Richards' Frank Brothers Series, you find the Civil War sizzling in the East while the Frank Brothers live their raw ranch-style lives in the West Texas hill country. Although absent from the battleground, they still fin...



  • Gil Slatter’s quick on the draw and has a head for running a ranch, but he’s also a lonely man with nothing more than a cot in the bunkhouse at the TXY Ranch to call home. But when the foreman drops dead of a heart attack and the owner picks G...



  • In the thrilling new saga from Western Heritage and Spur award-winning author Dusty Richards, Chet Byrnes stands his ground--with his courage, guns, and blood. For Chet Byrnes, building a ranching empire means adding new land, hiring good men, fin...



  • Western Heritage and Spur award-winning author Dusty Richards tells the thrilling saga of Chet Byrnes, a man who brought the spirit of Texas into Arizona Territory -- and the guns to back it up… Have Gun, Will Battle Chet Byrnes has built a ...



  • In the fall of 1945, after four years of serving on the bloody front lines, Army Staff Sergeant Mark Shaw came back from World War II to return to his wife and find himself a ranch manager's job in Arizona. His skull was still exploding to the rattle...



  • Vince was a mustanger with a solitary camp high in the Rusty Hills, where he worked his operation alone. He liked it that way. Then, on a trip back from selling some mustangs, he came across Molly, a saloon girl on the run from some pretty bad hombre...



  • The American frontier comes alive in this blazing saga of Chet Byrnes and his family empire by Western Heritage and Spur award-winning author Dusty Richards… Between The Living And The Dead The Byrnes family has fought fiercely for its ranchi...



  • Bank robbery. Jailbreak. Massacre. Alone, each would send good folks reeling. But when all three occur in the same night in the same small South Texas town leaving no eyewitnesses behind, it could be the end of the world.

    Saddler County Sh...



  • Jim Glover’s been through a lot. Gunfights, treks through the desert, battles with outlaws and Indians. Made it through unscathed every time. Now, he’s got to fight something worse -- bring his buddy, Joe Cantrel, back home to Soldier Springs f...






  • Norman Thompson doesn't seek out trouble, but it has a way of finding him, anyhow.

    All he wants is a job as a ranch foreman. He'd tried in Montana, but ended up in a gunfight with a pair of ugly-looking brothers over a horse. Leaving one d...



  • In the latest installment of his epic Byrnes family saga, Western Heritage and Spur Award-winning author Dusty Richards tells of the blood that was spilled trying to make Arizona Territory a good place to live . . . Building a ranching empire is ...



  • A drunken plan to make some quick money with two friends landed drifter Whit Ralston in the Yuma Territorial Prison -- the worst prison in Arizona. Now he’s doing hard time in the inferno the inmates call the Hell Hole, counting the days until h...



  • The Byrnes family saga continues in this epic novel by Western Heritage, Western Writers of America, and Spur Award winning Dusty Richards, starting with a trailblazing moment in our nation’s history -- and ending in bloodsoaked vengeance . . . ...



  • Western Heritage- and Western Writers of America Spur Award-winning author Dusty Richards unleashes the epic beginning to the O’Malley family saga, a new western classic set in the lawless sprawl of an unforgettable Texas... As Civil War bloodie...



  • With the authenticity of a real cowboy, bestselling author Dusty Richards weaves a moving coming-of-age story set against the cattle trails and open vistas of South Texas.

    Twin brothers Andrew and Jackson Franks have lived and worked under t...



  • From Western Writers of America Spur Award-winning author Dusty Richards comes a thrilling new chapter in the O’Malley family saga, a blazing American epic of blood, bullets, and brotherhood set deep in the heart of Texas... Long John O’Mall...



  • In the brutal, unforgiving wastes of the Arizona desert, Chet Byrnes built a cattle ranching empire with his bare hands, steel will, and a fast draw. As the U.S. marshal, he risks his life to bring law to a lawless land. When a new railroad route...



  • It's Easy to be Brave from a Safe Distance.

    When Zekial Broome stops a sadistic slave chaser, Grissum McCord, from whipping his captive, he and the girl have no choice but to flee west into the untamed lands of the wild frontier. If they ca...



  • A blazing new chapter in the epic Byrnes family saga from Western Heritage and Western Writers of America Spur Award-winning author Dusty Richards... Born out of the grit, sweat, and drive of a cattle ranching empire, U.S. Marshal Chet Byrnes is...






  • Charlie Brackeen owns the big ranch that takes up the entire north end of drought-stricken Callie County. When he pushes his B-Bar-M cattle south of their own range, it's no mistake--it's a hostile takeover, enforced by Sheriff Alex Woodbridge, th...



  • From Western Writers of America Spur Award-winning author Dusty Richards comes a blistering new novel in his O’Malley saga, trailing one family’s epic struggle to live out their dreams on the deadly battleground of the Texas Frontier . . . Wh...



  • Retired Deputy Marshal Sam Brennan is chasing devils. First, the three drunken miners who butchered his wife and stepdaughters. Second, the demon in the bottle that helps numb the pain.Doe is an Apache. All but enslaved by the gang of scalp hunters w...



  • From acclaimed western author Dusty Richards comes an explosive new novel in his O’Malley saga, the powerful story of a strong Texan family caught in the crossfire of rebels, assassins, and history itself . . . It begins with a spectacular trai...



  • The toughest sheriff in Texas is about to meet his match. Outlawry. Fire. Murder. An arsonist is on the loose in Saddler County, Texas, burning down ranch houses with the families still asleep in their beds-including children. When the local mercanti...



  • First in Spur Award and Will Rogers Medallion Award-winning author Dusty Richards’ newest action-packed western series, The Fighting Harrigans of the Frontier.   From the Spur Award-winning author begins a new western saga with Westbound, chro...



  • When Terror Stalks the Texas Plains, Law and Justice Have Two Different Meanings.Kidnapping. Revenge. Terror. When Saddler County Sheriff Dell Hoffman is forced to kill a teenage ruffian in self-defense, he has no idea the incident will spark a blood...



  • The latest installment in Spur Award and Will Rogers Medallion Award-winning author Dusty Richards’ newest action-packed western series, The Fighting Harrigans of the Frontier.   Spring, 1850. After a brutally long winter in the Rockies, Mack ...


Award-Winning Books by Dusty Richards

The Mustanger and the Lady
2017 Spur Award -- Traditional


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Dusty Richards has published 57 books.

Dusty Richards does not have a new book coming out soon. The latest book, A Need for Violence, was published in December 2023.

The first book by Dusty Richards, From Hell to Breakfast, was published in April 1994.

Yes. Dusty Richards has 9 series.