Tuesday, April 10, 2012

New Reasoner Western Collection Now Available: Texas Rangers

I have a new collection available as an e-book from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. TEXAS RANGERS brings together seven short stories and novelettes that have appeared in various anthologies during the past 25 years. Three of them feature Cobb, a tough, enigmatic, lone wolf Ranger who always seems to find himself in bizarre, dangerous situations. The other four stories are centered around Captain John S. "Rip" Ford and the Old Company, who patrol the perilous frontier of South Texas during the 1850s. A number of the incidents in the Rip Ford stories are drawn from incidents described by Ford in his memoirs, and I've tried to make them fairly accurate historically. There's plenty of action, as you might expect, and I think they're pretty good yarns. Check 'em out!


Charles R. Rutledge said...

I just read Callie and the Angel, and really enjoyed it. have you written any novels about Cobb?

James Reasoner said...

No, Cobb is in the three stories in the anthology, plus one other that's in the Western Fictioneers anthology THE TRADITIONAL WEST. I wrote one more story about him, but that manuscript doesn't exist anymore. I remember the plot and might rewrite it someday.