The Jim Buchanan Novels
A series of mystery/suspense/thriller novels from present day, western Montana
About the Author
One of the primary goals of Felix Giordano’s writing is to challenge the Native American stereotypes prevalent in today’s society. In his novels, Mr. Giordano demonstrates that the indigenous way of life is centered upon the premise that everything on this Earth is interconnected by a mutual bond of balanced existence and his intent is to promote awareness of the inherent beauty in Native American culture.
An organizer and charter member of ECW (Eastern Connecticut Writers), Mr. Giordano began writing the Jim Buchanan Novels in 2004. The series chronicles the life of Jim Buchanan, a fictional Native American sheriff from Western Montana. The series features the various conflicts that arise between Jim’s family history, his Native beliefs, and his professional duties which compete with one another in Jim’s struggle to follow The Red Road.
Mr. Giordano has since published the novels, Montana Harvest (a 2017 Independent Publishers of New England book award winner in the Mystery/Suspense category), Mystery at Little Bitterroot (a 2016 Amazon #1 hot new release in Native American Literature), The Killing Zone, and Missing in Montana. With an expected publishing date of 2019, Miracle of the Talking Stick continues the series.
Mr. Giordano completes ongoing research in Montana visiting historical sites, Native American spiritual places, and locations that are relevant in his novels. He speaks with and interviews sheriffs, undersheriffs, police chiefs, policemen, highway patrolmen, coroners, town officials, local people, and representatives of Native American organizations.
Routinely attending Native American powwows, participating in Native American interactive social groups on the Internet, and donating $1 for every book sold to Chief Plenty Coups State Park on the Crow Indian Reservation in Montana where the legacy of Chief Plenty Coups lives on are part of Mr. Giordano’s commitment to the Native American community.
“I believe that writers don’t write to satisfy themselves, they write to satisfy readers.”
~ Felix F. Giordano