Brian Garfield Books In Order


  1. Seven Brave Men (1962)
  2. The Lawbringers (1963)
  3. The Last Bridge (1966)
  4. Big Country, Big Men (1969)
  5. The Hit (1970)
  6. The Villiers Touch (1970)
  7. What of Terry Conniston? (1971)
  8. Deep Cover (1972)
  9. Death Wish (1972)
  10. Relentless (1972)
  11. Tripwire (1973)
  12. Gangway (1973)
  13. Kolchak’s Gold (1973)
  14. The Threepersons Hunt (1974)
  15. Line Of Succession (1974)
  16. The Romanov Succession (1974)
  17. Hopscotch (1975)
  18. Death Sentence (1975)
  19. Target Manhattan (1975)
  20. The Last Hard Men (1976)
  21. Recoil (1977)
  22. Fear in a Handful of Dust (1978)
  23. Wild Times (1978)
  24. The Marchand Woman (1979)
  25. Sliphammer (1979)
  26. The Paladin (1980)
  27. Sweeny’s Honor (1980)
  28. Arizona (1980)
  29. The Vanquished (1982)
  30. Valley of the Shadow (1983)
  31. Necessity (1984)
  32. Bugle and the Spur (1986)
  33. Apache Canyon (1986)
  34. The Arizonans (1987)
  35. Vultures in the Sun (1987)
  36. Manifest Destiny (1989)


  1. The Hit / The Marksman (2003)


  1. Checkpoint Charlie (1981)
  2. Suspended Sentences (2012)


Anthologies edited

  1. The Crime of My Life (1984)

Non fiction

  1. The Thousand Mile War (1969)
  2. Complete Guide to Western Films (1980)
  3. Western Films (1988)
  4. The Meinertzhagen Mystery (2007)

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Brian Garfield Books Overview


Since being forced into retirement by the CIA, Miles Kendig had tried everything in an effort to satisfy his hunger for excitement. But he could not recreate the ultimate conflict of life or death with no rules, the experience of pitting himself against the enemy with no holds barred.
Despite his bitterness at being shelved by the CIA, Miles was still scrupulously American so when he found himself tempted by an offer from the Russians, he realized the time had come for him to put up or give up.

Miles has been waiting, carefully planning, for years and, finally, he’s ready. By threatening to expose the espionage secrets of the major powers, he set himself up as the quarry of an international manhunt. Now he would either prove to himself that after twenty five years of playing the game he was still a winner, or he would meet his death at the hands of younger men.

Death Sentence

Written as ‘penance’ for the DEATH WISH movie, Brian Garfield’s novel Death Sentence picks up Paul Benjamin as he arrives in Chicago. He feels compelled to continue avenging on his family, who were the victims of senseless vicious attacks. Now he learns that his vigilante behavior is not a solution. Instead, it’s a terrible new problem that becomes a dreadful menace, to him and to the woman he loves…

Wild Times

This authentic and entertaining western is based on the life of Hugh Cardiff, sharpshooter, murderer, Indian fighter, and creator of the Wild West Show, who became a legend in his own time

The Hit / The Marksman

Edgar Award winning author

Here’s a double shot of crime from one of America’s best known authors. The Hit is a full length novel that ranks with the best of man on the run stories. In this instance, the running man happens to be Simon Crane, who made the mistake of appearing to have double crossed the Mafia. The novel resonates with all the ‘inside look’ feel of ‘The Sopranos’ as Crane and a beautiful but mysterious woman look for three million dollars and the killer who framed him for a Mob murder. ‘The Marksman’ is an original novelette, never published anywhere else, that is a crime and adventure story in the best Brian Garfield tradition a race against the clock, double and triple crosses, and a breathtaking confrontation that makes the ending one you’ll never forget.

The Thousand Mile War

The Thousand Mile War, a powerful story of the battles of the United States and Japan on the bitter rim of the North Pacific, has been acclaimed as one of the great accounts of World War II. Brian Garfield, a novelist and screenwriter whose works have sold some 20 million copies, was searching for a new subject when he came upon the story of this ‘forgotten war’ in Alaska. He found the history of the brave men who had served in the Aleutians so compelling and so little known that he wrote the first full length history of the Aleutian campaign, and the book remains a favorite among Alaskans. The war in the Aleutians was fought in some of the worst climatic conditions on earth for men, ships, and airplanes. The sea was rough, the islands craggy and unwelcoming, and enemy number one was always the weather the savage wind, fog, and rain of the Aleutian chain. The fog seemed to reach even into the minds of the military commanders on both sides, as they directed men into situations that so often had tragic results. Frustrating, befuddling, and still the subject of debate, the Aleutian campaign nevertheless marked an important turn of the war in favor of the United States. Now, half a century after the war ended, more of the fog has been lifted. In the updated University of Alaska Press edition, Garfield supplements his original account, which was drawn from statistics, personal interviews, letters, and diaries, with more recently declassified photographs and many more illustrations.

Western Films

From the Wild West Show the silent film developed a style that soon became an American art form. This guide to Western Films from Abilene Town to Zanny Bride lists credits and ranks the great figures John Ford, Clint Eastwood, John Wayne, Howard Hawks who shaped this influential genre.

The Meinertzhagen Mystery

Tall, handsome, charming Col. Richard Meinertzhagen 1878 1967 was an acclaimed British war hero, a secret agent, and a dean of international ornithology. His exploits inspired three biographies, movies have been based on his life, and a square in Jerusalem is dedicated to his memory. Meinertzhagen was trusted by Winston Churchill, David Lloyd George, Chaim Weizmann, David Ben Gurion, T. E. Lawrence, Elspeth Huxley, and a great many others.

He bamboozled them all. Meinertzhagen was a fraud. Many of the adventures recorded in his celebrated diaries were imaginary, including a meeting with Hitler while he had a loaded pistol in his pocket, an attempt to rescue the Russian royal family in 1918, and a shoot out with Arabs in Haifa when he was seventy years old. True, he was a key player in Middle Eastern events after World War I, and during the 1930s he represented Zionism’s interests in negotiations with Germany. But he also set up Na*zi front organizations in England, committed a half century of major and costly scientific fraud, and oddly may have been innocent of many killings to which he confessed e.g., the murder of his own polo groom a crime of which he cheerfully boasted, although the evidence suggests it never occurred at all. Further, he may have been guilty of at least one homicide of which he professed innocence.

A compelling read about a flamboyant rogue, The Meinertzhagen Mystery shows how recorded history reflects not what happened, but what we believe happened.

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