The Jim Buchanan Novels

A series of mystery/suspense/thriller novels from present day, western Montana

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Fictional Cedar County, Montana

                       Fictional Cedar County, Montana
                     Sheriff Jim Buchanan’s jurisdiction
Taylor, Montana hosts the county offices of the sheriff’s department as well as the western office of the state crime lab. U.S. Route 228 traverses the county from Taylor, a city of 65,000 in the west past the towns of Mallory, Sullivan, Big Stump, to the village of Horace in the east and beyond.
Towns in Cedar County, Montana –
  • Taylor* (county seat), pop 65,167
  • Mallory*,pop 14,256
  • Spaulding*, pop 7,852
  • Trout Hollow*, pop 4,289
  • Big Stump *, pop 2,159
  • Sullivan, pop, 1,640
  • Ledge Flats, pop 639
  • Horace, pop 334                                                                                                                                       
Places of Worship –
  • Taylor United Methodist Church
  • Taylor Seventh Day Adventist Church
  • Taylor Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
  • Taylor Community Bible Church
  • Faith Baptist Church
  • First Presbyterian Church of Taylor
  • Our Lady of Loretta Catholic Church
  • Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic Church
  • Taylor Congregational Church
  • Temple Beth Solomon
  • Mount Olive Lutheran Church
  • Church of the Revelations
Government Offices –
·         Cedar County Sheriff’s Office, Taylor, Montana – Sheriff Jim Buchanan
·         Cedar County Coroner’s Office, Taylor, Montana – Coroner Leon Madison
·         Cedar County Office of the State Crime Lab, Taylor, Montana – Office of State Chief  Medical Examiner, Hank Kelly
·         Taylor Mayor’s Office, Taylor, Montana, Mayor Hamilton Jackson
·         Taylor Police Department, Taylor, Montana, Police Chief John Peters
·         IX District Office of the Montana Highway Patrol in Taylor
Universities –
·         Taylor University, Taylor, Montana
·         Montana Institute of Technology, Taylor, Montana (aka, the other MIT)
Schools –
·         Taylor High School, Taylor, Montana
·         Saint William Christian School, Taylor, Montana
·         John Taylor Academy, Taylor, Montana
Hospitals –
·         Cedar County Hospital, Taylor, Montana
·         Taylor University Medical Center, Taylor, Montana
·         Saint Mary’s Hospital, Taylor, Montana
·         Mallory Community Hospital, Mallory, Montana
·         Missoula Memorial Hospital, Missoula, Montana
Airports –
·         Mackenzie Municipal Airport, Taylor, Montana
·         Taylor International Airport, Taylor, Montana
Newspapers –
·         Cedar County Ledger – weekly county newspaper
·         Taylor Bulletin – daily town newspaper
Entertainment –
·         Jubilee Theater

Opportunities for Native American writers

In an article that appeared in Indian Country Today on July 19, 2016, Vincent Schilling reports on Eddie Schneider, a successful literary agent and Vice President of JABberwocky Literary Agency who is one of many literary agents seeking to work with a diverse group of authors.


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Hear are what some Amazon readers have said about Montana Harvest:

“Colorful and descriptive writing. A suspenseful story. Tension and excitement builds with each chapter.”

“Montana Harvest delivers a compelling protagonist and a story with a great blend of suspense, spookiness, and mystery.”

“…a terrific plot, with lots of twists set in an intriguing Montana setting.”

“Very well written and easily kept my attention. There was action all the way through and I enjoyed this book very much.”

“Well-developed interesting characters and plot twists.”

“A great mystery and wonderful insight into Native American culture. I highly recommend this book!”


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Montana Harvest (The Jim Buchanan Novels) Mystery at Little Bitterroot (The Jim Buchanan Novels Book 2)

In honor of our U.S. NationalPark Centennial and to coincide with the summer reading season, is introducing special paperback copy pricing for Montana Harvest and Mystery at Little Bitterroot now thru Labor Day.

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Felix F. Giordano is a member of the Association of Publishers for Special Sales (APSS) and the Connecticut Authors & Publishers Association.

His characters in the Jim Buchanan Novels are reflective of his many life experiences in Montana. From the grandeur of Glacier Park to the cedar forests near the Kootenai River to the vastness of the Madison Valley, from the cliffs of the Rimrocks to the haunting secrets of the Crazy Mountains and the bleakness of the Missouri Breaks, Mr. Giordano captures the varied landscapes, wildlife, people, and customs indigenous to this beautiful and enduring land.

The mystery and haunting secrets of the western mountainous terrain contrasting with the vast and bleak eastern plains formed the natural backdrop for the divergence between two very different cultures inhabiting that landscape providing the inspiration for his Native American themed mystery/suspense/thriller series – The Jim Buchanan Novels.

Mr. Giordano has published the mystery/suspense/thriller novels Montana Harvest and Mystery at Little Bitterroot. His novels’ protagonist is a Native American sheriff from western Montana. Both novels have been top ten best sellers in the Native American Literature category on with Mystery at Little Bitterroot achieving the #1 Hot New Release in that category for more than two weeks during April, 2016.

Mystery at Little Bitterroot

Mystery at Little Bitterroot has achieved Amazon's #1 ranking for Native American Literature's Hot New Book Releases.

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