14de41386d98db468e7a1add72b414dcJim Christina was born into an Air Force Family in 1949. Living all over the world before finally landing in Del Mar, California. A musician, historian, writer, poet, playwright…all things describing Jim Christina. A graduate of San Dieguito High School in Encinitas, Ca, and Old Reliable University in Washington State, Jim spent almost ten years in the US Army before joining his father in the family’s paint business.

While managing a territory in Washington and Oregon, Jim began composing music and writing the lyrics. Forming a band in Tacoma, Washington, “Sundown”, Jim’s music and the melody of Sundown played up and down the state before Jim moved to California.

For years a character had been rolling around in his mind and in 2008, the character became the Hunter and the series was born. They are stories of an aging man hunter and his protege’ in Arizona in the last half of the nineteenth century.

The stories are gritty, raw and accurate in their depiction of the lives and times of the main characters. “If you are looking for Louis Lamour, you won’t find him here.” If you are looking for a walloping good story, turn the pages and start reading.

Jim passed away in his home in Star, Idaho on June 19, 2022. But his amazing stories live on.


1579325356U.S. Marshal. David Crockett Hall and Texas Ranger, John Barclay Armstrong have set out chasing men, each for their own reasons. When their paths converge in Kansas, they discover the men they were following separately have now joined together and are heading for a giant payday somewhere, but where the two lawmen don’t know. This story is about camaraderie, friendship, hardship and an unerring desire to complete their jobs at any and all costs. Set against the background of the late 1870’s, the story takes us across the mid-west, southwest and into Colorado, unfolding a tale of two strangers becoming friends.

On September 21, 2022, Tuscany Bay Books released a special edition, eight-book volume containing all 15 novels and both non-fiction books written by Jim prior to his death. These books are available in e-book and paperback formats.

Here is the series:
#1 – Jonah Blue
#2 – Jefferson’s Chance
#3 – The Man Hunters, Vol. I (Taggert, The Hunter, Requiem For An Appaloosa)
#4 – The Man Hunters, Vol. II (The Rights Of Men, Eastern Men, Long Ride Until Morning)
#5 – The Man Hunters, Vol. III (Still Waters, The Dark Angel, The Return)
#6 – The Man Hunters, Vol. IV (Stryker, End Of Line)
#7 – Legends Of The American West (Contraband Cowboys, Bugles In The Sun)
#8 – Tales Of The Songwriter (That’s All You Get, As I See It)

They are available on all book-selling platforms. The entire eight-book series link, for Kindle and print format purchasing, is here: The James Lambert Christina Collection.