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  • Matt Braun is considered one of the best living western writers in America today. He's written about both myth and legend as well as historical characters. In WesternLore, Matt has mixed fact with the characters that have become almost mythological i...


  • He came from the American South, a gentleman by breeding, a dentist by training, a gambler by vocation. But as Dr. John H. Holliday, a man fleeing his tragic past, drifted across the West, living among some of the roughest men on the frontier, word s...


  • Lucas Brokaw is an incredibly wealthy man. But though he has amassed one of the greatest fortunes in the world, he is without an heir. Looking death in the face, he decides to leave his money to whoever can prove to be his reincarnated self. He has s...


  • The cattle trail from Texas to Kansas was long, hot and dangerous. And by the time cowboys got there, they had the money and means to make a boomtown explode--and make Dodge City a great place to be a defense attorney...as long as you weren't looking...


  • In the Texas Panhandle, Newt Bascom and Sam Jordan are stock detectives who have the brains to outwit most rustlers--and the brawn to outfight the rest. Now, Bascom and Jordan are being dispatched on a once-in-a-lifetime job. Someone has made off wit...


  • Teddy Roosevelt's wife and mother died on the same night in his home in New York City. To outdistance his grief, he turned his back on a promising political career and fled to the badlands. Dakota deals with the restoration of his spirit during this ...


  • With outlaws wrecking havoc left and right, a cow town in Texas is on the brink of becoming a ghost town. That's when it's time to call in Chicago-based Pinkerton agent Ash Tallman and his partner Vivian Valentine. Going undercover as a handsome, cha...


  • They'd killed five men already, and stole a quarter of a million dollars in silver and gold. Now, a band of vicious thieves has drawn the best man that Wells Fargo can send: the rangy, mysterious Chicago-based Pinkerton agent named Ash Tallman. An op...


  • In California, The Southern Pacific Railway was prying the West wide open, and the land was worth its weight in gold. While some men got in on the action, and some got out of the way, one group of settlers was making a stand-and holding up the railwa...






  • The Osage Indians lost their ancestral freedom on a windswept reservation in Oklahoma. Now, in the Roaring Twenties, the land is spewing black gold; oil has been found, and every Osage owns a share of the rights. Soon Osage tribal members are being k...


  • Five thousand dollars. That was what a slick Denver lawyer-representing a mysterious client-offered to pay the legendary manhunter Luke Starbuck. The job: find a way into Wyoming's infamous Hole-in-the-Wall outlaw stronghold and shoot a bad man dead....


  • The Invasion of Texas-1915! In Europe, men were dying in trenches. In Washington, sentiment was growing for war against the Kaiser. And in Mexico, an explosive plot was set in motion by a German agent, a deposed dictator, and an army of murderous ...


  • IN EUROPE, MEN FOUGHT A WAR TO END ALL WARS. IN GALVESTON, THEY FOUGHT TO SURVIVE... In Europe, the guns had gone silent. But in Texas, the spirit of the Wild West still lived--and the town of Galveston belonged lock, stock, and barrel to a handfu...


  • A rare breed of bullbog and bloodhound, private detective Luke Starbuck's has been hired to ferret out the Judas working for the Central Pacific--a mastermind behind a string of train robberies. The target: gold shipments from the Frisco mint. All St...


  • In 1878, a struggling prospector found silver in the jagged mountains of Arizona. Within a year the town of Tombstone was filling up with merchants, tradesmen, gamblers, whores, and gunslingers. And then the Earp family came to Tombstone--five brothe...


  • In the 1870s the frontier was a battleground, where the U.S. Army fought Plains warriors, outlaws terrorized the land, and lawmen took no prisoners. Into the West came a family of New York City stage performers: a widowed father, his son, and a daugh...


  • The West made legends of two men. Heaven help the fool who dared to risk their wrath.In a windswept campsite of the Fifth Cavalry Regiment, Russia's Grand Duke Alexis has arrived to experience the thrill of the buffalo hunt. His guides are Wild Bill ...


  • "MATT BRAUN IS A MASTER STORYTELLER OF FRONTIER HISTORY." -Elmer Kelton Could the most feared gunman in the West Ben Thompson carved out a name for himself as a gambler and a shootist-from Dodge City to the Rio Grande. But settling down in Aust...


  • THE YOUNG DRIFTER HAD A TASTE FOR LIFE. THE OLD GUNFIGHTER HAD A DATE WITH DEATH. THEIR FRIENDSHIP LED TO A KILLING STORM -- AND A TRUE LEGEND OF THE FRONTIER. He was young and hungry for life -- a scarecrow kid alone in a lawless land. Something...


  • In the Cimarron, other men had all the power. But he had a fire burning in his soul...They called it the wild land. No Man's Land. The Cimarron. And in the lawless strip of open range between Texas and Kansas, one man had the wildest ambitions of all...


  • THE PREACHER WORE BLACK. BUT BENEATH HIS FROCK COAT WAS A HAIR-TRIGGER COLT IN A CROSS-DRAW HOLSTER -- TOOLS OF A KILLER'S TRADE ... The Reverend Titus Jacoby has come to Cimarron on a mission: to put himself up as bait for a shadowy coalition o...


  • Dan Stuart is a sporting man from Dallas with a scheme as big as Texas. He plans to stage the prizefight of the century and reap a million-dollar gate. But Stuart finds the path to riches strewn with obstacles. Outraged politicians block him at every...


  • Hired by the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railroad as a troubleshooter, John Ryan finds himself torn between his employers and his admiration for the Indians fighting to save their homeland and between two women--one white, one Cherokee...


  • His career spanned the West itself, from the days of reckless cowboys and their long-barrel colts to an age of mobsters, tommy guns, and cars. Now, the last days of his towering story are told.Bill Tilghman was the real thing, a lawman who wore his b...


  • Old Texas would give way to new-- but not without a fight...They called it Hell's Half Acre: a violent sinkhole of dance halls and brothels, gaming dives and busthead saloons. To some citizens of Fort Worth, the only hope for Hell's Half Acre was to ...


  • Tom Stuart takes risks―in war, in love, and in card games all the way from St. Louis to Mexico. . . The hard-drinking, fast-talking steamboat captain, who knows every shoal and eddy of the Rio Grande from the Big Bend to Brownsville, has a dream of...


  • It is the land of Five Civilized Tribes, stolen fro its people by a Federal government determined to make Oklahoma the 46th state. Chitto Starr, a full-blood Cherokee, will not go gently into the night. Instead, Chitto ignites an armed rebellion-and ...


  • Bill Tilghman was the real thing, a lawman who wore his badge for one reason alone: to bring criminals to justice. Master novelist Matt Braun captures the final days of this extraordinary manhunter--when he faces a heroic fight on the bloody corrupt ...


  • A MAN OF DIGNITY AND PRIDE, HE TOLERATED NO INSULT FROM OUTLAWS, CARDSHARPS OR SAVAGE KILLERS. He came from the American South, a gentleman by breeding, a dentist by training, a gambler by vocation. But as Dr. John H. Holliday, a man fleeing his tra...






  • "MATT BRAUN IS A MASTER STORYTELLER OF FRONTIER HISTORY." -Elmer Kelton THEY WERE LEGENDS OF THE FRONTIER They towered over the frontier: men like Hickok, Custer, Cody, and Earp. From Tombstone to Abilene, on a sprawling, rugged frontier, they forge...


  • In a land of long red sunsets, Clint and Vi Gil Brannock had carved out a sweeping homestead along the lush banks,of the Rio Hondo. But now Clint has been called North to fight the Apache wars, and Virgil, driven by his ambition, is corralling mustan...


  • Print Oliver gave his blood and his soul for the Confederacy. Then he came home to find his family ranch under siege from Union carpetbaggers and his neighbors turned against him. For the Texan there was no choice but to blaze a trail toward power, r...


  • TEXAS EMPIREMATT BRAUN Jack Jordan, an Indian fighter turned trailblazer and cattleman, is willing to risk it all for a spread of Texas land in the uncharted Llano Estacado―and for the adventure of a lifetime.Already a legend before turning thirty ...


  • SON OF A PREACHER. MASTER OF THE GUN. A DEADLY ENEMY. John Wesley Hardin's powderkeg temper earned him twelve bodies by age twenty, and a place at the top of the Texas MOST WANTED list. But now he's a husband and a father, and thinks his...


  • No man could match Cimarron Jordan's daring - and only one could match his gun. Between the buffalo slaughters and the Kansas cowtowns, Jordan established himself as the best and luckiest plainsman in the West. Jordan's story is based on the real lif...


  • Before the legend, there was the man...and a powerful destiny to fulfill.On October 26, 1881, three outlaws lay dead in a dusty vacant lot in Tombstone, Arizona. Standing over them-- Colts smoking-- were Wyatt Earp, his two brothers Morgan and Virgil...



  • Hank Laird had never laid claim to sainthood.mtruth is, his enemies would be quick to swear that the man was the devil himself -- a reputation Laird earned as one of the most hardscrabble men ever to grace the soil of South Texas. With grit, gold ...


  • In 1889, Bill Tilghman joined the historic land rush that transformed a raw frontier into Oklahoma Territory. A lawman by trade, he set aside his badge to make his fortune in the boomtowns. Yet Tilghman was called into service once more, on a bold, r...


  • BASED ON A TRUE STORY NORTH OF THE BRAZOS, SOUTH OF INDIAN TERRITORY, THEY MATCHED COURAGE AGAINST COURAGE, IN A BATTLE TO SAVE THEIR HOME. For decades the Texas plains ran with the blood of natives and settlers, as pioneers carved out ranch land f...


  • A STRANGER NAMED STARBUCK -- IN A TOWN THAT RESEMBLED HELL Luke Starbuck rode into Virginia City expecting trouble. The town was built on gold, and greed had turned it into a mother lode of murder. Starbuck didn't know who was worse -- the trigger...




  • THREE MEN CONQUERED THE FRONTIER... Three Brannock brothers once came west. Now, one of them survives, and Clint Brannock feels the weight of responsibility as he does his job as a U.S. deputy marshal. Hunting down an outlaw in the Indian territori...


  • The Brannock brothers couldn't be more different, but they have one thing in common: the drive to make their dreams come true in the wild and wide-open southwest territory. Virgil Brannock's got plans-big plans: From Washington D.C. to the most desol...


  • THE WEST WAS THEIRS FOR THE WINNING Three brothers, coming from a defeated South. heading west to build new lives in the boom town of Denver. Earl Brannock, who would gamble on anything, be it a turn of a card or a woman's smile. Virgil Brannock, ...









  • It is 1881. El Paso, the wildest border town in an untamed Texas, is at a crossroads. A booming sin city crawling with corrupt politicians and gunslick outlaws, the town now faces its greatest challenge: the savagery of the notorious Banning Brothers...



  • LONE GUN ON THE VENGEANCE TRAIL Ben Langham was dead, his body riddled with bullets, buzzards picking at his bones. And Luke Starbuck, who loved Langham like a father, knew who did it. A savage, fast-as-lightning killer named William Bonney, a.k.a. ...



  • The classic, Golden Spur Award-winning novel of a man, a family, and a nation.He came off the frontier: a buffalo hunter, a gambler, a loner. In Abilene he won a saloon at cards, and earned the fear of a lawless town. From then on, Jake Kincaid would...


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    After leaving the antebellum South, Tom Stuart journeys first to Texas where he meets passionate, tempestuous Maria and later to New Orleans where Jovette, a dazzling Creole beauty, ignites his dreams of dynasty...