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L.J. Washburn
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Western novels & stories
Hallam mystery series
Western novels
Wind River Westerns

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historical novels
romance novels
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The Shamus Award is awarded by the Private Eye Writers of America (PWA)
L.J. Washburn won for Best P. I. Paperback Original in 1988 for "Wild Night"

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Lucas Hallam  Mystery  Series
The Old West is disappearing, so aging cowboy Lucas Hallam finds work as a stuntman
and investigator in the silent movie factories of 1920s Hollywood, California.

Wild Night mystery novel by L.J. Washburn (Lucas Hallam)  "Wild Night" [1987]
Won a Shamus Award for Best P.I. Paperback Original; after a shootout in a real ghost town, Lucas is hired to protect a popular evangelist during a payoff; Lucas is knocked out and the cops find the preacher standing over two corpses with a smoking gun in his hand.
Kindle Edition from The Book Place [1/2011] for 99 {sic}
Tor Books 7¾x5 pb [1987] out of print/used
Five Star 8½x5¾ hardcover [11/98] out of print/used
Dead-Stick mystery novel by L.J. Washburn (Lucas Hallam)  "Dead Stick" [1989]
Hollywood producer Carl McGinley hires Lucas to prevent further sabotage on the set of his World War I aviators movie "Death To The Kaiser"; events lead to the Ku Klux Klan, mobster Jocko Burke, and his girlfriend, a former German spy.
Kindle Edition from The Book Place [1/2011] for $2.99
Tor Books mass pb [4/92] out of print/scarce
Doherty/Tor 8¼x5¾ hardcover [10/89] out of print/many used
Dog Heavies mystery novel by L.J. Washburn (Lucas Hallam)  "Dog Heavies" [1990]
Lucas is hired to take a spoiled New York actor and teach him to be a cowboy; once at the Texas ranch, a cowboy gets killed and a Native American actor is blamed, and Lucas steps in to solve the case.
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [7/2011] for $2.99
Tor Books mass pb [1990] out of print/scarce
Lucas Hallam Mysteries collection for Kindle by L.J. Washburn  "Hallam: Lucas Hallam Mysteries" for Kindle [2011] by L.J. Washburn
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [3/2011] for 99 {sic}
contains four stories: "Hallam" short story from "The Eyes Have It" [1984]; "Hollywood Flesh" short story from "The Book of All Flesh" [2001]; "Ladysmith" short story from "Guns of The West" [2002] which is an adventure from Hallam's days as a Pinkerton agent; and "The Blue Burro" short story from "Lone Star Law" [2005]

L.J. Washburn  Westerns

Epitaph Western novel by L.J. Washburn  "Epitaph" Western novel [1987]
Teenage sharpshooter Hank Littleton witnesses two fake Confederate soldiers shoot his grandfather in cold blood; the killers head south toward Mexico with a load of stolen gold and Hank and his Henry rifle follow.
Kindle Edition from The Book Place [3/2012] for $2.99
Pocket mass pb [7/90] out of print/used
M. Evans & Co. 8¼x5½ hardcover [1987] out of print/many used
Ghost River Western novel by L.J. Washburn  "Ghost River" Western novel [1988]
Jacob Travers is shunned for a crime that he did not commit, leaves town and joins a gang of bank robbers, is wounded and left for dead, and hides out to recover in deserted Ghost River; when he is restored both mentally and physically, he finds himself in the midst of a range war, and is forced to choose his side . . .
Kindle Edition from The Book Place [6/2011] for 99 {sic}
M. Evans & Co. hardcover [11/90] out of print/many used
Bandera Pass Western novel by L.J. Washburn  "Bandera Pass" Western novel [1989]
Crack-shot rookie Texas Ranger Hank Littleton and veteran Ranger Buffalo Newcomb are assigned to stop bandits raiding stagecoaches and trains near San Antonio; they find that the gang blamed for the rampage is not working alone, that the criminal brother of the local sheriff is also very busy.
Kindle Edition from The Book Place [9/2011] for $2.99
M. Evans & Co. 8½x5¾ hardcover [9/89] out of print/used
Riders of The Monte Western novel by L.J. Washburn  "Riders of The Monte" Western novel [1990]
During the reign of Emperor Maximilian of Mexico, a Texan wanted for murder and running with bandits in the Sierra Madre has a change of heart after a bloody massacre; he and a giant gringo and an undersized Mexican chase bandit Guerrero to his lair to rescue the lovely Angelina.
Kindle Edition from The Book Place [2/2012] for $2.99
Berkley mass pb [6/98] out of print/used
M. Evans & Co. 8¼x5½ hardcover [2/90] out of print/used
Red River Ruse Western novel by L.J. Washburn  "Red River Ruse" Western novel [1991]
Former Texas Ranger Billy Cambridge and his sidekick Nacho Graves are transporting $20,000 by stagecoach when the stage is robbed; the two men set out after the gang of 'owlhoots' to get the money back.
M. Evans & Co. hardcover [5/91] out of print/used

Wind  River  Western  Series
co-authored with her husband James Reasoner

"Wind River" [HarperCollins 6/1994]
"Thunder Wagon" [HarperCollins 8/1994]
"Wolf Shadow" [HarperCollins 12/1994]
"Medicine Creek" [HarperCollins 4/1995]
"Dark Trail" [HarperCollins 8/1995]
"Judgment Day" [HarperCollins 11/1995]


Other  Works

The Traditional West short story anthology by    "The Traditional West: A Western Fictioneers Anthology" [24 stories YR]
Kindle Edition from Western Fictioneers [7/2011] for $4.99
CreateSpace 9x6 pb [8/2011] for $16.00
24 Western short stories by authors Steven Clark, Phil Dunlap, Edward A. Grainger, James J. Griffin, Jerry Guin, C. Courtney Joyner, Jackson Lowry, Larry Jay Martin, Matthew P. Mayo, Rod Miller, Clay More, Ross Morton, Kerry Newcomb, Scott D. Parker, Pete Peterson, Cheryl Pierson, Kit Prate, Robert J. Randisi, James Reasoner, L.J. Washburn {Reasoner}, Dusty Richards, Troy D. Smith, Larry D. Sweazy, and Chuck Tyrell

Historical  Novels
"The Healer's Road" [Medical Historical Novel - Jove, 1995]
"Healer's Calling" sequel [Berkley Books, 1996]
"Cossack Three Ponies" [Frontier Novel - Berkley Books, Feb 1997]
http://www.amazon.com/Cossack-Three-Ponies-J-Reasoner/dp/0425156664/
"The Palmetto Trilogy: Call To Arms" [Civil War Historical- Cumberland House, 2005]
http://www.amazon.com/Call-Arms-Palmetto-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B001FB6CAU/
http://www.amazon.com/Call-Arms-Novel-Palmetto-Trilogy/dp/B005ZOCGBM/
"The Palmetto Trilogy: War Drums" [Civil War Historical- Cumberland House, 2006] as J.L. Reasoner
http://www.amazon.com/Drums-Palmetto-Trilogy-Livia-Hallam/dp/1581825730/
http://www.amazon.com/War-Drums-Palmetto-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B001LNN688/

Romance  Novels
"The Emerald Land" [Historical Romance - Fawcett Gold Medal 1983] as Livia James
"Mending Fences" [Our Town Historical Romance - Jove, Jan 1998] as Livia Reasoner
"Spirit Catcher" [Haunting Hearts Ghost Romance - Jove, July 1998] as Elizabeth Hallam
"Alura's Wish" [Magical Love Medieval Romance - Jove, July 1999] as Elizabeth Hallam / Livia Reasoner
"Yesterday's Flame" [Time Passages Historical Romance - Jove, February 2000] as Elizabeth Hallam
"The Vampire Affair" [Silhouette Nocturne 11/2009] as Livia Reasoner

Other Mystery Novels
written as Livia J. Washburn, except as noted
"The Black Moon" [Lynx Books, 1989] as one of a team of authors
"Tie A Black Ribbon" [A Skeeter Barlow Mystery - Five Star, March 2000] by James Reasoner & L.J. Washburn
"A Peach of A Murder" [A Fresh Baked Mystery - Signet, Oct 2006]
"Murder By The Slice" [A Fresh Baked Mystery - Signet, Oct 2007]
"The Christmas Cookie Killer" [A Fresh Baked Mystery - NAL Trade, Oct 2008]
"Frankly My Dear, I'm Dead" [A Deliah Dickenson Mystery - Kensington, Nov 2008]
"Killer Crab Cakes" [A Fresh Baked Mystery - NAL Trade, Sept 2009]
"Huckleberry Finished" [A Deliah Dickenson Mystery - Kensington, Nov 2009]
"The Pumpkin Muffin Murder" [A Fresh Baked Mystery - NAL Trade, Nov 2010]
"Killer On A Hot Tin Roof" [A Deliah Dickenson Mystery - Kensington, Nov 2010]
"Twice As Deadly: Two Laura Bailey P.I. Novellas" [8/2011]
http://www.amazon.com/Twice-As-Deadly-ebook/dp/B005HB1JLQ/
"The Gingerbread Bump-Off" [A Fresh Baked Mystery - NAL Trade, Nov 2011]
"For Whom The Funeral Bell Tolls" [A Deliah Dickenson Mystery - CreateSpace, Feb 2012]


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