Book List:341 titles
  • After hitting a rich vein of gold on the back of Champion Mountain, Blondy Kitchin heads to the big city to have a good time, but there his luck runs out and he ends up spending two years in prison. The prison's chaplain helps educate him, smooth out...


  • Max Brand wrote hundreds of stories, books, films, and TV shows. His output was so voluminous that though he died in WWII, posthumous books have been published approximately every four months since. This book collects three stories from his early wor...


  • Don Sebastian Valdivia and his secretary, Juan Carreo, attend a horse auction at the Garrison Ranch, where an outlaw stallion, Twilight, is held back until last. The only man who can ride this magnificent beast is Charles Dupont, known as the Crisco ...


  • Within ten days of stepping out of the woods near the town of Moose Creek, Duval is the most popular man in the district. After all, what's not to like? He is a good listener, generous with his money, a great cook and host, and a hard worker on old D...











  • He came into the town as a solid, swiftly moving dust cloud. The wind from behind had kept the dust moving forward at a pace just equal to the gallop of his horse. Not until he had brought his mount to a halt in front of the hotel and swung down to t...


  • "I love Max Brand," said Stephen King. The master of horror is not alone, for the ace of horse operas continues to attract new readers. Trailin' was an early novel full of the gusto and terse, fresh style that would make Brand's reputation.A Wild Wes...


  • This audiobook contains two of legendary Western author Max Brand's short novels for your listening pleasure. The Valley of Jewels Doc Willis, despite the nickname, is just an unemployed cowboy in Daggett Valley, a place that holds many secrets f...


  • Tom Fuller a scrupulously honest fellow, a person of extraordinary physical strength, and owner of a savage horse, Rusty, that he alone was able to tame is generally regarded as a half-wit. He has been summarily fired from every job he has ever had a...


  • Peter Dunstan is a big rancher who wants to become bigger, to control more land. So when he buys Dr. Henry Morgan's ranchland that has been unsuccessfully converted to farming, it is his intention to return it to open range. The only stipulation the ...


  • There is a $2,500 reward for the head of the killer wolf, Gray Cloud. When Dave Reagan, considered little better than a half-wit by all who know him, finds the wolf held in his traps, something in the fearless animal's eyes keeps Dave from killin...


  • 'The Double Rider' first appeared under the title 'Rippon Rides Double' as a six-part serial in Street & Smith's Western Story Magazine (10/18/30-11/22/30)--T.p. verso. ...


  • Three exciting stories brought together for the first time in this hard cover edition! In THE FLAMING RIDER three tribes of Indians are camped around Fort Meany, having come there to trade their wares. They love most of all to gamble, and what better...


  • A WESTERN TRIO In the title novella of this collection, Stephen Macdona fled his home with only two possessions: his talent for survival and his prize mare, Christy. Before he can be charged with a killing he never meant to commit, he's south of the...


  • Don Sebastian Valdivia and his secretary, Juan Carre o, attend a horse auction at the Garrison Ranch, where an outlaw stallion, Twilight, is held back until last. The only man who can ride this magnificent beast is Charles Dupont, known as The Crisco...


  • SOME time ago I was dining with four distinguished writers. Needless to say where two or three authors are gathered together with a sympathetic editor in their midst, the flood-gates of fancy are opened wide. In an inspired moment, Dr. Means tossed t...


  • With a reputation for being a troublemaking gunfighter‚ John Sherburn ends up in Amityville‚ Texas‚ where to his surprise an immediate friendship develops with Peter Gresham‚ the most successful businessman in Amityville. Gresham has only ...


  • Three great stories of the American West available for the first time in hardcover book format. In "The Gunless Gunman" Tom Dallas has changed his way of living. All the shootings in which he was involved were justified, but there are many who wa...


  • In this dramatic and uncanny story, Lefty Bill Ranger is an Alaskan mail carrier. Lefty Bill Ranger reaches Circle City one night in a terrific snowstorm. There he meets Menneval -- a man who is widely feared throughout the territory -- and is offere...


  • Elizabeth Cornish knew that the outlaw left behind an infant son. She told her brother Vance to find that infant and bring him to her. Calling herself his aunt and Vance his uncle, Elizabeth Cornish raised the boy she called Terry Colby. Vance was sk...


  • Bad News for Bad Men is just that for the Burwell clan when Jimmy Jones arrives in town to take over the Jasper Journal. Jones s uncle has given him the small-town newspaper because Jimmy s life so far has been divided into two equal halves: In the...


  • Steven Train is and has long been a thief and card sharp. He has gone by other names. He is sought out by another crook, John Ranier, with a proposal. Rainer saved a rich rancher, Patrick Comstock, from serious injury and was rewarded with an easy ...


  • "Johnny's One Man Invasion" opens this new trio of stories. It was typical of Big Tim Mara, boss of a gang of border raiders, to invite Johnny Stevens to his wedding. Big Tim was marrying the girl Johnny loved -- and Johnny would be there, with his h...


  • Alfred Larribee is sent by his father to live with his cousin's family in the West. Larribee proves to be lazy and shiftless... spending most of his time in town... drinking and gambling... even cheating at cards. What changes all this is the appeara...


  • “Thunder and Lightning” is the story of two men, Soapy Almayer and Jimmy Clarges. When they go to work in a lumber camp, their extraordinary strength and the speed that they work leads to their being called Thunder and Lightning. Then one man, afr...






  • Notorious outlaw Lawrence Grey has been captured near El Paso. Marshal Neilan has a proposal for him. Neilan will set Grey free if he tries to locate John Ray, a man who was last known to be living in San Vicente, Mexico. The men Neilan sent previous...


  • “Brand practices his art to something like perfection.” —The New York Times“Max Brand is the Shakespeare of the Western range.” —Kirkus ReviewsAfter Andrew Lanning's father dies, his Uncle Jasper takes him under his wing and raises him for th...


  • In “Lawman’s Heart,” Larry Traynor is driving a stage with his shotgun guard, Sam Whitney, the man who has been his mentor in life, when a hold-up occurs. Sam is shot dead. Traynor is determined to bring the thief to justice, but then fate inte...


  • Winsor Glanvil pays court to Louise Carney, heiress to a fortune, and she agrees to marry him. The marriage is opposed by big Jack Rutledge, a jealous rival and formidable foe, so Glanvil and Louise plan to be married in a sequestered valley by a loc...


  • Three thrilling tales from one of the masters of frontier fiction!In “Paradise Al,” Brand tells the first of two stories about Paradise Al, a drifter and rambler who has been riding the rails when he jumps off a passenger train just outside of tow...


  • An outlaw risks life and limb to return a stolen horse to its rightful owner in this classic Western thriller.Shannon, a mysterious outsider, arrived some time ago to the town of Lister and settled into a secluded valley far outside of town. During o...


  • Harry Destry was a rough-and-tumble fighter who never lost a battle. But after six years in jail for a robbery he didn't commit, he comes back a changed man. The townsfolk believe he's beaten. They think all the fight's gone right out of him. And tha...


  • At twenty-two, John Signal is old enough to have been in a shooting scrape. It was a fair fight, but the man he killed was well-connected. Fleeing Signal arrives in the mining town of Monument, calling himself John Alias. Almost immediately his hors...


  • For 22 years Silas Durfee was a Texas Ranger. Finally he quit, wanting instead to try his hand at ranching. Thomas Bunce proposes to hire Durfee as mentor and protector for his nephew, Henry Vincent, to teach him how to hunt and fish, but to prevent ...



  • One of Max Brand's greatest gifts as a storyteller is his ability to create unforgettable, larger-than-life characters. In the novella "The Black Rider," a Navajo named Taki is fluent in four languages, a skilled knife-thrower, a consummate horseman,...


  • He didn't even have a name. In his own words, he was a tramp. They called him "Kid," "Montana," "Mexico" or "Punch." But manacled in the sheriff's office he wanted to be called Montana, because "it's farther away right now." The one thing Montana did...



  • “Brand practices his art to something like perfection.” —The New York Times“Max Brand is the Shakespeare of the Western range.” —Kirkus ReviewsIn “Dust Storm,” Bob Lindsay is stuck in his shack in the Powder Mountains during a huge dust st...



  • The stallion Sedgewick is considered a man-killer, in "The Singular Horseman." He belongs to Elena Casimir-Jones, and she absolutely refuses to have him destroyed. Dyke Vincent, a young rider frustrated with all the talk about Sedgewick, sets out to ...


  • The youngest of seven sons, Flash Baldwin had been a wastrel his entire life. Then he became a man on a mission. His father left him a six-shooter, a thoroughbred, and the charge to avenge his death. When Flash tracked down the killer, he was primed ...




  • Stephen Macdona fled his home with only two possessions: his talent for survival and his prize mare, Christy. Before he can be charged with a killing he never meant to commit, he's south of the border with a new name. But it's Christy who attracts th...






  • GUNS AND GANGSTERS, CRIME AND CRIMINALS Max Brand, the pen-name of Frederick Faust (1892-1944) was a master of the fast-action tale with mythic themes including redemption and honor often set in a mythic landscape. He wrote some of his classic wester...



  • Raising their sons in accordance with disparate values, twin brothers Ross and Andy Hale experience respective financial hardships and successes because of their choices and inadvertently trigger a bitter rivalry between their sons after one is disab...


  • When the money he saved to pay off his sheep ranch is stolen by a bandit named Bill Ransome, Tom Fernald, forced to find another way to save his land and herd, sets out to find a miser's treasure, which is rumored to be buried in the area. Reprint....


  • A master of western fiction, the author presents a trio of exciting novellas that are filled with action, adventure, and unforgettable characters who discover the gray area between right and wrong. 125,000 first printing. Reprint....


  • This exciting collection of three novellas recounts the further adventures of Speedy, a devilishly charming trickster who has so many enemies he needs a new disguise every week in order to survive. Original....


  • When he earns Captain Slocum's respect, Don Grier gets a financial backer for his mission to find the truth surrounding the murder for which his father had been hanged, which leads him to a rough-and-tumble mining town where he must prove himself in ...



  • The three short novels in this new Max Brand(r) trio comprise the story of John Penny Thurlow, better known as the Duster. When the Duster arrives in the town of Christmas, he insists that he wants to go straight, to live an ordinary life. He wants t...


  • In the mining town of Slosson's Gulch, a dangerous town rife with cutthroats and thieves, Pedro Melendez, a former gunslinger, must once again employ his sharpshooting skills when a young woman asks for his help in finding her missing father. Origina...


  • Peter Messenger was made for trouble. He was specially trained in the art of death, even though he'd never killed anyone. But his skills with his hands, a gun, or a knife were undeniable. And there was only one person he planned to use them on: Summe...




  • James Lang has dedicated his life to perfecting long-range shooting. Though he does have some impressive skills, it's more by pure luck he's taken to be a dead shot and hailed as the next Wild Bill. When one of his new friends asks James to watch ove...


  • When his partner agrees to escort a group of settlers to the Sierra Negra, John Jones must protect them from the ruthless outlaws who shadow their every move, leading him to believe that there is a traitor in their midst. Reprint....


  • Peter Blue was one of the most feared gunmen in the West. But now he's holed up in a small shack, hiding from the world. For he doesn't want anyone to know about the bullet that's destroyed his right hand, his gun hand. He realizes it won't be long b...


  • Young Sammy has left the supervision of his overbearing spinster Aunt Claudia to tramp around the West with Lefty, but their footloose and fancy-free lifestyle is threatened by Jake, an incredibly dangerous hunchback. Reprint....


  • The three novellas collected here showcase Max Brand s outstanding ability to create living, breathing characters whose unforgettable exploits linger long after the last page is turned. In The Canon Coward, you ll meet Harry Clonnell, a tracker who r...


  • Preferring napping to working, horseman, gunman, and knife-thrower Carrick Dunmore finds his lazy days behind him when his friends kidnap him and deliver him to the local rodeo where he can put his talents to good use. Reprint....


  • Anyone making a living on the rough frontier took a bit of a gamble, but no Western writer knows how to up the ante like Max Brand. In "Speedy--Deputy," the title character racks up big winnings on the roulette wheel, but that won't help him when he'...


  • Harry Camden came out of the wilderness unwillingly, lured in by a fight manager who knew he had a devastating punch. So Harry drifted into a life of crime, culminating in the theft of the great stallion, Crusader, a horse that no one but he could ri...


  • Two novellas follow James Geraldi as his attempts to retire from his days spent stealing from other thieves are cast by the wayside when an old enemy enters the picture, determined to take him down once and for all. Reprint....


  • When Billy Newlands abandons his young bride following a train wreck, he vows to go straight and takes work in a mining camp, but when a woman arrives seeking revenge, Billy will have to own up to his past. Reprint....


  • Max Brand was able to breathe life into his Western characters, and perhaps none was more exciting than James Geraldi, the "honest thief" who stole only from other thieves. In this trio of tales, Geraldi has some of his greatest adventures, including...


  • While trying to escape the wrath of his controlling and cruel father, Jean Limousin, a master survivalist and gunslinger, heads West to start a new life after losing his fortune in a high-stakes card game. Reprint....


  • An exciting collection of stories, centering around the Old West, features such unforgettable characters as Skinny, a young teen who can outsmart any man in the West; Sleeper, who is searching for the man who saved his life; and Snoozer Mell who desp...


  • Throughout his career, Max Brand created some of the West's most exciting and beloved characters. Surely one of these is Jim Tyler, an outlaw who has earned a reputation on both sides of the border for boldness and sheer guts. This volume collects, f...


  • Through the years, James Geraldi has proven to be one of Max Brand's most exciting and enduring characters, and this volume contains three of his greatest exploits. Geraldi has been dubbed the "Frigate Bird" because of his habit of stealing from thie...


  • A thrilling trio of novellas celebrates the danger, adventure, and excitement of the Old West and includes The Peril Trek, in which Reata finally escapes from the clutches of criminal mastermind Pop Dickerman and is hired by Bob Clare, a desperate ma...


  • TWO BRAND CLASSICS! Here, together in one volume, are two thrilling novels by Max Brand, the master of Western fiction. Dust Across the Range presents the story of Harry Mortimer, a free-thinking, college educated man who knows the brutal devastation...


  • This thrilling volume collects two of Max Brand's best short Western novels, restored from the author's original manuscripts. "The Last Irving" tells of a daring and surprising scheme by a young man to regain the valley lost by his family. And in "Th...


  • Bob Melville, on the run from the law for a crime he didn't commit, finally gets his chance for revenge against Styeve Christy - the man who framed him - when Christy, wounded and seeking refuge, unknowingly asks Melville's one and only friend for he...


  • A CLASSIC TRIOMax Brand created a number of immortal Western characters in his brilliant career, and certainly one of the most popular was Reata, the man who preferred a lasso to a gun. In the title story of this collection of three short novels, Rea...


  • THE HONORABLE OUTLAW James Giraldi is that most extraordinary kind of thief, one who steals only from other thieves. In fact, he's running away from one whose pocket he just picked when he meets Louise Asprey. Louise begs Giraldi to help find her ...


  • The Thunder Moon series represents some of Max Brand€™s best work, originally published in 1927€“28 as a series of interlocking stories. The University of Nebraska Press is now republishing these stories uncut and in the sequence Faust intend...


  • Presents three tales of the frontier by the popular Western author, including the title story, which follows the unforgettable Reata, as he, on the run from the law after a robbery gone wrong, tries to find the real criminals and reclaim his loot. Re...



  • James Geraldi, a thief who steals only from other thieves, is just about to settle down and marry when he rescues a friend in need, making him an outlaw and sending his future bride into hiding. Reprint....



  • Includes three of the author's best stories--Above the Law, the first Western story the author wrote; One Man Posse, in which a man named Sleeper survives the untamed frontier with his resourcefulness; and Timber Line, in which an innocent man is mis...


  • THE LAW OF THE WEST No one knew or wrote about the West like Max Brand, as shown brilliantly in the three classic short novels collected in this volume. Each novel has been carefully restored to Brand's original version, and each is a jewel of Wester...



  • He would never know who his parents were or from where he had come. His name is Spanish, but he's an American. After being captured in battle, he is apprenticed to outlaw Matias Bordi. Once a master of weapons, he must kill his mentor. ...


  • A collection of three classic short novels from the master of western fiction includes The Gold King Turns His Back, in which a young woman learns the true meaning of honor; The Three Crosses, in which a showdown occurs, and The Abandoned Outlaw, in ...


  • THE REAL WEST Max Brand's novels and stories certainly among the greatest in Western fiction are always peopled with true, realistic characters and marked by a sense of authenticity few other authors could match. Three of the best examples of this ar...


  • When Les Tarron, a young man looking for adventure, meets Doran, a loner on a mysterious errand, Les takes on Doran's job when Doran is shot and puts himself in the crosshairs of a cold-blooded killer. Reprint....


  • A trio of short novels chronicle the western adventures of a young wanderer called Chip as he endures a confrontation with a lynch mob, journeys south of the border to rescue a lovely woman, and makes a dangerous trek across the Nevada desert, with t...


  • An encounter with a dying Indian leads Lee Garrison, a young line rider with a fascination for tales of King Arthur and his knights, on the trail of an elusive and legendary gray mustang called Moonshine. Reprint....


  • Collected here for the first time in paperback are three of Max Brand's greatest short novels, all restored to their original splendor, just as the author intended. In The Red Bandanna, Clancy Morgan returns to town to warn his best friend, Danny Tra...


  • GOLD FEVER! The great gold rush of 1898 drew many men to Alaska, each of them determined to find the mother lode and strike it rich. Joe Harney didn't have the experience some of the others had, but he was no less eager and he kept his eyes open. ...



  • WesternIn this exciting trio, Max Brand gives his readers the usual: an exciting mix of adventure, love, and authentic Old West lore. In The Stage to Yellow Creek, lone bandit Cactus Terry fails at his attempt to relieve a pair of passengers of the $...


  • THREE OF BRAND'S BEST Here are three of Max Brand's classic short novels, all carefully restored from Brand's own manuscripts, and collected in paperback for the first time. In "Range Jester," Barry Home, once a free spirited cowboy, now an ex-convic...


  • The wealthiest landowner in the province of Spanish-controlled Alta California has sent away to Spain for a suitable bridegroom for his beautiful daughter, Ortiza Tarabal. Francisco Valdez arrives with his slave, an Englishman known as El Rojo, a cou...


  • Police detective Angus Campbell, a dour and methodical Scottish American policeman, cordially disliked his partner, the ebullient and overweight Irish cop Patrick O’Rourke. And the feeling was cordially reciprocated by O’Rourke. Both were annoyed...


  • An exciting collection of stories includes restored and uncut typescripts and magazine appearances filled with adventures, hardships, and the glory of the Old West, from one of the most renowned Western writers. Original....


  • THE BEST OF THE WESTMax Brand has long been considered one of the finest chroniclers of the Old West. Under his pen, the West and all its characters come alive in full color. Collected here are three of his greatest short novels. The title story is t...



  • From pre-Civil War Virginia to the distant prairies of the far West, the epic journey of young Lew Dorsey begins as he searches the frontier for his father--an escaped convict on the run-- but finds much more than he was looking for. Reprint....


  • When he accidentally commits murder and is stalked by a dangerous assassin called El Tigre, Dix teams up with the dangerous and beautiful Jacqueline "Jack" Boone, who is rumored to have bested one of the most notorious gunmen in decades....


  • Pierre Ryder, a young Jesuit missionary, forsakes his clerical life to find and seek revenge on the man who killed his father, embarking on a dangerous journey that tests his faith and endurance and leads him to an extraordinary woman who will foreve...


  • A collection of three short novels by one of the greatest western writers contains "The Best Bandit," in which a naive young tenderfoot in a Mexican border town learns some valuable lessons about trusting gunfighters. Original....




  • A man who fled a gunfight must come to grips with himself, a young Easterner witnesses the falling out of two bank robbers, and Bull Hunter, a gentle giant, faces opposition to his marriage to a rancher's daughter....


  • Working hard to establish himself as the fastest gun the Western mountains, Big Jim Conover is driven from his home only to return years later, a broken man facing a score of vengeful enemies. Reprint....


  • When Dr. Carew feels his nineteen-year-old son, William, and eighteen-year-old Marguerite Paston are too young to get married, only Dr. Kildare realizes that they are very much in love and old enough to think about dying...


  • Striking fear in the hearts of anyone who hears his name and thus staying in control of his area of the Old West, outlaw and renegade leader Charlie sees his reign drawing to a close and decides to find a successor. Reprint....




  • When young Ever Winton loses the two most important things in his life, his Uncle Clay and Red Pacer--the wildest, most untamable horse in the West--he must ride with the notorious Timberline outside the law, doing whatever it takes to get his horse ...


  • HOURS later, and every hour like the weighty length of a day, Kildare was saying: "Next, please " when Mary Lamont answered: "That's the end of the line for today." He shook his head at her impatiently. "There are twenty more people out there " he de...



  • Enforcing his own brand of justice with his ever-ready six-gun, Donnegan shoots down everyone who stands in his way and sets his sights on a sidewinder with whom he has a personal score to settle. Reprint....


  • The Thunder Moon series represents some of Max Brand’s best work, originally published in 1927–28 as a series of interlocking stories. The University of Nebraska Press is now republishing these stories uncut and in the sequence Faust intended, wi...



  • Red Wind and Thunder Moon originally appeared in 1927 issues of Western Story Magazine. In this work, Walking Horse, war chief of the Omissi band of the Cheyennes, pays a mysterious visit to the Suhtai band, among whose foremost chiefs is Big Hard Fa...


  • Sandy is a gentle giant who would never hurt anyone or anything, but if he is crossed, he can tame any outlaw and outshoot the quickest gunman, and even the lowest outlaws in the country hired to kill Sandy do not stand a chance. Reprint....



  • Faced with the possibility of hanging for his crimes, outlaw Pete Reeve enlists comrade and retired gunman Bull Hunter for help, unaware that Hunter risks losing the woman he loves if he assists his friend. Reprint....



  • The Lightning Warrior is the name given to the great white wolf that is so swift in attacking its prey. A bounty is offered but no one can catch or kill the animal, that is until Cobalt arrives in the area....



  • Imprisoned by the Cheyenne, Paul Torridon is nevertheless revered by his captors for his supposed spiritual powers, but suspicious members of the tribe are trying to prove him an imposter, and Torridon must fight to stay alive...



  • "The Ghost Wagon and Other Great Western Adventures" collects four additional short novels by Max Brand not previously published in book form. These novels represent some of the best of Brand's western writing. They illustrate the expansiveness of Br...



  • The residents of the San Pablo valley fearfully anticipate a deadly showdown between a lone gunman who pursues his own brand of vigilante justice and a band of trigger-happy outlaws who seek to rule the territory. Reprint....


  • Perfecting his skills in street fighting and gunslinging, New York-born Gregg heads west in the hopes of making his fortune and is disgusted by his subsequent job as a mustang herder, until a band of thugs offers him the adventure he craves. Original...


  • Finding himself on the wrong side of the law when he is accused of a crime he did not commit, renowned Old West gunslinger Lucky Bill swears that he will clear his name before he can be caught. Reprint....


  • The Black Rider and Other Stories collects three short novels and one short story by Max Brand originally published in magazines and never reprinted before; they appear here for the first time in book form. At first publication the stories often suff...


  • Surrounded by the trigger-happy members of his former gang and the law, lone gunslinger Harry Grant enlists sidekick Tommy Mayo to offer him protection, but the untamed youth's wild spirit proves troublesome. Reprint....


  • Max Brand is generally regarded as the author of superior westerns like his Destry Rides Again, but Brand also wrote the Dr. Kildare series and numerous detective stories as well. St. Martin's Press is delighted to be publishing Murder Me!, a 1937 Br...


  • In the sequel to Free Range Lanning, Andy Lanning returns to the town of Martindale to claim the woman he loves, only to discover that he must first prove himself to the townspeople who have not forgotten that he is a killer. Reprint....


  • Nearing starvation, Joe May, a desperate, overgrown youth, accepts a job helping Hugh Massey, the owner of the most famous husky in Alaska, unaware that he has been made the bait his employer needs to lure a hated enemy into a deadly trap. Reprint....




  • The Whisperer, a mysterious frontier bandit who never shows his face or speaks in his own voice, recruits a ragtag band of outlaws to assist him in a series of daring robberies designed to make them all rich. Reprint....


  • Facing an enemy's return two years after leaving behind a wide trail of crime and murder, Sheriff Algernon Thomas struggles against an outlaw as untouchable as a ghost who threatens revenge against the cowboys of Silver Tip, and Thomas himself. Repri...


  • FOOL'S GOLD Like a vulture descending on a rottin' corpse Jerry Aiken could smell gold nuggets from a mile away, and he'd do anything to keep his pockets full. A cardsharp, a cattleman, a hired gun -- he'd tried every legal means in the West to ...


  • A penniless fighter constantly in trouble, Lee Porfilo finds himself framed for murder by wealthy and powerful ranchers and, in a desperate bid to prove his innocence, flees into the wilderness, with the law and bounty hunters in hot pursuit. Reissue...




  • THEY MADE HIM AN ORPHAN. BUT HE MADE HIMSELF A MAN... The Brett clan had killed his family in a night of brutality and bloodshed that was little more than a blur in Paul Torridon's memory. Then they had adopted him for their own -- the spoils...



  • CHIP CHAMPIONS A LADY: When Joe's young friend Chip announced that he was heading south to rescue a beautiful Mexican girl from a deadly outlaw, Joe decided to tag along, never realizing how much he stood to lose -- his heart, his pride, and maybe ev...





  • In a life-or-death challenge south of the Rio Grande, Speedy, disguised as a peon, gains entrance into Bardillo's outlaw army with a plan to retrieve Nighthawk, the famous racing stallion Bardillo had stolen...


  • In a large city on the Atlantic seaboard in the 1930's, Charles Pursivant attempts to track down two criminals suspected of plotting the holdup of an armored truck and the theft of more than two million dollars...


  • In jail for counterfeiting, Jack Ripley thinks his trail has ended. But U.S. Marshall Tom Dallas offers him his freedom--for a price. In a desperate try for justice, Dallas arranges Ripley's escape, hoping that Ripley can succeed where others have f...




  • WANTED! Oliver Tay THE BORDER BANDIT WANTED: DEAD -- by a ruthless slave-owning Mexican silver tycoon. DEAD -- by a brave but fooli8sh commander of a U.S. Army garrison. DEAD -- by a great Comanche was chief. But WANTED: ALIVE -- b...




  • Gunman's Reckoning is presented here in a high quality paperback edition. This popular classic work by Max Brand is in the English language, and may not include graphics or images from the original edition. If you enjoy the works of Max Brand then we...


  • Six years after a spineless enemy kills his father, Red Pierre and his band of outlaws return to exact bloody revenge and are undeterred by local beliefs that the man they seek is unstoppable. Reprint....


  • In the old days half the drifters and hard cases in the west ended up in El Paso. It had everything: easy money, easy women, easy laws. But then Marshal Neilan moved in to clean it up. He had an ally, a Robin Hood sort of young man, Lawrence Grey. I...



  • A hot-tempered young drifter is set up in the Mexican town of San Triste to impersonate the missing heir to the Vereal estate and to clear the way for the theft of the magnificent treasure hidden on the estate...





  • There was mystery about Clung's birth -- but none about his skill with weapons. At first he shot in self-defense, and his aggressors were cut down suddenly, neatly, with bullets through their heads. But then,he killed recklessly, to avenge ...




  • When his brawny clumsiness renders him useless for other ranch work, Barney Dwyer is charged by foreman Dan Peary to rescue Peary's son from the influence of a ruthless gang, an assignment that quickly becomes dangerous. Reprint....










  • Twelve-year-old Tom Parks and his father John are crossing some nameless but frigid mountains when John is killed by a fall into a stream. So heartbroken Tom holes up in a cave, trying to attract passersby with fires (his burro has been killed by a m...






  • Meet Tom Fernald, the gutless sheepherder of Mount Griffon. The townsfolk scorned him for being slow-witted, so he kept to himself, mostly. And Tommy never fought back when it came to bandits - maybe because he had nothing to lose. A freak accident o...


  • Dreaming of making a big strike, miner Jim Gore is amazed when an earthquake reveals a huge treasure in silver and is forced to protect his claim and his hide when an onslaught of fortune seekers quickly swarms in. Reprint....


  • When Ronicky Doone arrives in Twin Springs, he finds himself in the midst of a deadly feud between two rival families. The stakes are high -- honor, revenge, and rich ranch land. Though the townsmen favor the Jenkinses, Ronicky is drawn to the Bennet...


  • Odd Man In! Reata had nothing to do with the bank robbery. He’s been going straight until he was lured by lies into recovering the cache of gold the outlaws had stolen. If he returned the loot to the bank, he’s be tight with the Law, but the out...


  • Hugh Alton was land-hungry, and when Vincent Good wouldn't sell his hundred acres, he fell before Alton's blazing guns. Now young Joe Good was out for vengeance, with brains, guts and his lethal black-snake whip. He knew Alton's men were after his hi...


  • AT TWELVE I WA A MAN, AT TWENTY-ONE I WAS A GUNFIGHTER. I didn’t know that people in town thought of me as a gunman, since it was my job to protect Chandler’s store and the only way I knew how was with a rifle. But everyone in Bostwick knew ho...


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    At twelve I was a man, at twenty-one I was a gunfighter... I didn't know that the people in town thought of me as a gunman, since it was my job to protect Chandler's store and the only way I knew how many men I'd killed, and that most of those men ha...


  • His lariat was a way of life. But it seemed to be spinning a death trap when it got Reata in debt to Pop Dickerman. Dickerman wanted three things -- Dave Bates, Harry Quinn, and Gene Salvio -- and he wanted them alive. The gypsies had Quinn and kn...



  • Handsome Harry Delancey rode through the hills on his mighty gray horse El Rey, and he overpowered his victims like the swooping hawk that was his dreaded emblem. But behind the dangerous outlaw disguise was Ching Wo, a studious young Chinese man wit...



  • “Tramp Royal” That’s what Sheriff Buck Masters called Speedy. The Sheriff was right. Speedy didn’t like to work for a living and he carried a guitar not a gun. He was a king among tricksters. His artful hands could strip and enemy of his w...






  • INTO AN INFERNO OF SLOW DEATH! Silas Durfee had been a Texas Ranger, and he’d fought it out with some tough characters. But there had been an outlaw like Spot Lester -- cold, cruel, he’s as soon slit a throat as swat a fly. And now Lester had ...


  • With gusts of wind fanning it roughly, the flame rose fast. Harrigan made other journeys to the rotten stump and wrenched away great chunks of bark and wood. He came back and piled them on the fire. It towered high, the upper tongues twisting among t...


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  • Tom Paulding was willing to pay five hundred dollars for five days' work. But the job meant that Rippon was in danger of getting his head shot off. Twenty years before, Paulding had killed one of the Barrett Clan. Now the family was offering a lar...



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  • Don Grier was a boy when he set out through the wilderness with a brutal and vindictive taskmaster. But three months later, when the two finally reached Chalmer’s Creek, Don had the toughness and fighting skills of a man. He needed both to su...



  • THE WORST BOSS A MAN COULD HAVE... He was Bill the Dogman. And Joker Sammy cursed the day he ever laid eyes on the Alaskan sourdough. For the Dogman was obsessed ... driven to breed a dog that could survive the arctic cold. And he drove his hired ...


  • I want you to spy for me... Six-thousand dollars was high pay! It was the highest pay that ever had been offered to Lefty Bill Ranger. And all he had to do was spy on a man named Peter Crosson and his own son Oliver. Ranger didn't care about his empl...



  • Staying alive is worth a thousand dollars a day to Oliver Wilton. That’s what he’s paying Lew Sherry and Pete Long as hired guns to keep him healthy. And after riding the range, the money looks more than just a little inviting. But before Sher...


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    DR. KILDARE’S CRISIS Jim Kildare’s great mentor, Dr. Gillespie, couldn’t help him. The gifted intern was faced with the most difficult case of his young career -- a case that would have baffled a team of doctors with ten times his experience...




  • The black sheep and the Indian could fight the world -- and they might have to! Terry Rivers was the black sheep of an aristocratic Southern family. When he headed West, the Law was in hot pursuit. In Zander City he won respect with his whip, fist...


  • Serving five years in prison for a robbery and murder that he did not commit, Jim Seton becomes the target of desperadoes who want to keep him silent and prepares to exact revenge against his betrayers. Reprint....




  • One man was dead in Lucky Larribee's quest for the almost legendary stallion Sky Blue. How many more would be offered up before this magnificent animal was captured? Or how long would it be before Larribee's enemies put an end to him and Sky Blue wit...


  • BONANZA? OR BUST? When Red Vance learned that Henry Christian had offered $1,500 for some worthless mining stock, he smelled a trick. Christian had a rep for swindling blind men out of pennies. When the gambler raised the ante to ten G’s, ...


  • When a ruthless con man takes the train into Durfee, he prepares to use his skills to victimize the townspeople and ride away with a fortune, but he is unprepared to match wits with a man of his own caliber. Reprint....


  • THIS WAS A GAME HE COULD NOT LOSE - HIS LIFE WAS AT STAKE! Tom Corcoran, a gambler by profession and a cheat by inclination, slept with one eye open the night after that blackjack game. He was right to be wary. Into his hotel room an assassin crep...


  • No Honest Man Ever Knew John Christmas -- And Lived. Who is John Christmas -- so feared for his strength, cunning and ruthlessness, his very name strikes terror? Where does he hide out of justice’s reach? Bob Pensteven has come West to kill C...



  • Red Anthony’s smile was innocent but his draw was deadly! Red Anthony was a tenderfoot, but the minute he rode into Dodge City he rescued a man from the guns of a dangerous outlaw and saved a girl from the clutches of Diamond Jack Kirby, the tow...



  • AMBUSHED! Dobie, the hired killer, pressed the rifle against his shoulder and drew a steady bead on Blondy Graem. “I want to look you over before I finish you off,” he said. “I don’t suppose that you’ve got a stand-up, face-to-fac...


  • The kid was handsome, tough - and deadly with a gun... But no man dared tangle single-handed with the cutthroat gang squatting on John Milman's land. Then the kid came around with his guns at the ready and a look in his eyes that made women's hearts ...


  • Men called Tom Gloster A Fighting Fool Danger and fear were words he didn’t know. Odds were something he disregarded. But justice and Revenge meant more to him than life. Now Tom knew that the man he sought was behind the door, waiting with a...


  • “LAW? There ain’t no law in the town except ME!” In a land of cattle thieves Alec Shodress could make that boast. He ran the biggest store, the biggest hotel and the biggest saloon in town. And if anyone tried to argue, Shodress just whistle...


  • DEATH WAITED! When they heard the Duke was coming back, poker-faced gunfighters gathered for action. The Duke returning after three years in jail. And all he wanted was to be let alone. But the men of Wheeler City would force him to draw iro...


  • Outlaw on the Run Son of a famous outlaw, Peter Quince had been in and out of trouble since boyhood. At seventeen he had his first gun fight, pulled his first holdup, and ran off with his first gal. As a man, Peter Quince had blazed a trail of ...





  • Two men against a gang of killers! Alkali Valley was a lawless desert outpost, known for its gunplay and gold. Ben Trainor rode into town searching for his vanished brother. Within twenty-four hours he had been slugged, shot at, and bushwhacked. ...


  • Tom Derry owed Buck Rainey his life -- twice over. When Rainey saved him from an angry bull, Tom thought that here was a good and brave man. When Rainey helped him fight some men who wanted his blood, Tome knew that if there was ever anything he c...


  • Written by Max Brand. The outlaws chasing Silvertip were the deadliest in the West. They wanted the famous man - and the six-shooters they carried always got them what they wanted. But with his mighty horse Parade, and his faithful deadly wolf Frosty...


  • Young Rap Brender had left home after a quarrel with his father. When the old Judge asks Arizona Jim Silver to find his son, the legendary Silvertip agrees because Rap has joined the gang of Barry Christian, the outlaw king and Silvertip's sworn enem...



  • IN THE SNOWS OF IRON MOUNTAIN, JIM SILVER IS UP AGAINST A CUTTHROAT BAND OF KILLERS! Alone in the wilderness, he’d survived on his instincts, with only his stallion and wolf for company. Now the man they called Silvertip had promised to help out...


  • The Jaws Of A Ferocious Wolf Guard The Secret Of A Dead Man’s Gold Bill Gary was near death. Blood gushed from the gaping wounds inflicted by the giant wolf who now lay stunned at his feet. Slowly, agonizingly, he drew a diagram, stuffed it insi...




  • Prologue Books presents: A Western thriller from Max Brand . In The Man from Mustang , Silvertip hunts a man whose face he's never seen . . . And whose name he doesn't know! "The explosion of the shot echoed through the saloon. The moment before,...


  • It was a one shot kill But it wasn't the man Silvertip meant to kill. It was just a kid wearing Bandini's cape. And while Silvertip wasn't denying he pulled the trigger, it was Bandini who set the youngster up, sending him out of the saloon to die ...


  • In his last evil plan, the dying Steve Wycombe wills his land, stock, and cash to his three worst enemies, Morris Delgas, Harry Rutherford, and Jim Silver, with the knowledge that sooner or later there would be violence over the inheritance...


  • The Border Kid would stand out in any crowd of young Mexicans. Not only was Ricardo Perez unusually cunning and brave, but he was fair of skin with hair that blazed like the sun. Outlaw William Benn took no time to recognize Ricardo's talents or to...


  • After buying the Finch spread, Tony Braden, a wealthy Englishman much disliked by the people of Indian Bend, is murdered and Traf Kinnard vows to find the killer even if he has to tear the apathetic community apart...



  • BAIT: ONE WOMAN! When Tag Enderby broke with Dan Malley’s outlaw gang, Malley swore to kill him. He put his toughest gunslingers on Tag’s trail, but the elusive renegade, armed with two long-barreled “sixes,” outdrew them all. Then Mall...



  • A DEADLY, INDOMITABLE TEAM AGAINST THE ENTIRE AVENGING WEST! Though Peter Hale was crippled, injured, and eternally bound to crutches, he fought the town's mockery, revived his father's penniless ranch, and stole the heart of his own brother's int...



  • HEARTS AND GUNPLAY When Jingo rode into Tower Creek on the day of the little town’s twentieth anniversary, he met love and he met hate, and both brought him trouble. Love he found in the person of lovely Eugenia Tyrrel, whom he danced with in sp...


  • Sam Shannigan’s BONE-SMASHING STRENGTH had made him a hated legend throughout the Wests. Hard-bitten killers drew their guns when they saw him coming -- and drew too late. But deep inside Sam was a man who respected justice. So when the citizens ...


  • Involuntarily relinquishing his title as middleweight champion after a heart attack, a solitary man begins a new life of poker and gunfighting and quickly establishes himself as an unbeatable figure. Reprint....


  • The only things Nelson Grey wanted in life were the hard chores of a cattleman and the chance someday to own his own ranch. But Grey’s life-long ambitions changed fast when he was challenged to a dual by Josh Acker, the most feared gunman in the We...


  • Young Eddie Larned earned a hero's welcome for gunning down the two most violent and feared outlaws in the Valley, and for returning the money they stole the bank. And with his reward money, it looked like he would be set for life. But there were two...


  • THE SHERIFF AND THE BANDIT Sheriff Caradac had tracked down his man. As he sighted his rifle muzzle on the muscular body of his unsuspecting victim, he realized there wasn't another man in the West like him. For a moment he hesitated.. Then, almos...




  • THERE WAS TWELVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ON MY HEAD Rapp had tried to kill me for it, and as I looked at him lying on the ground, beaten, I smiled. Just then, though I didn’t hear nothing, I felt a sort of quiver run through me, and jerking my head ...




  • “You’re a jailbird,” the chief said. “A crooked gambler, a gunman, a yegg. But you know the country. You can ride, and shoot. I’m asking you to cross the border and bring back that outlaw, because you’re all I got. “You’re like ...


  • Rusty Sabin was born to white parents but brought up by the Cheyenne Indians, who named the redheaded boy Red Hawk. His ability to heal the sick and to make strange magic is widely honored throughout the tribe. But in his twenties, Red Hawk sets out ...


  • If you shoot a man, and then throw his body in a ravine, and push five tons of rock on the corpse, you expect that man to be dead! No wonder Danny Crossett turned white when he saw the silent form of “Doc” Tolliver riding behind him. Danny ...


  • A quiet lone wolf cowpoke with a cast-iron face arrived in Beacon Creek, and the folks couldn’t seen to find a fitting name for him. Even the sheriff didn’t believe his name could be Alfred Percy Lamb. So they dubbed him with a gentle moniker ...


  • TWO MINUTES FROM HELL To stay inside that flaming ranchhouse meant death. To brace the wall of guns outside was the same thing. But even faced with these desperate choices, Bert Willard knew a wild, soaring feeling of triumph. For Willard had b...



  • Returning to the Cowtown of West London to take over some inherited range land, Walt Devon strolled out onto the porch of one of the saloons. Suddenly his attention was arrested by the jerking, whirling motions of a glowing cigarette point at the ...


  • “BARRY’S GOT ‘EM RED-HANDED!” When Barry Litton and his side-kick Tom Willow rode into Holy Creek they found themselves in the middle of one of the roughest feuds in the West. Fifteen men had already died. Barry recklessly decided to take ...


  • No Honest Man Ever Knew John Christmas -- And Lived. Who is John Christmas -- so feared for his strength, cunning and ruthlessness, his very name strikes terror? Where does he hide out of justice’s reach? Bob Pensteven has come West to kill C...


  • JOE HYDE’S FAMILY HAD NEVER GOTTEN ALONG REAL WELL WITH THE LAW. First, there was the little matter of Joe’s father being claim-jumped. A rich rustler had been turned loose by the sheriff -- even though Joe’s father had the goods on him. Tha...


  • WRONG SIDE OF THE LAW “Jackson, don’t move! You’re covered.” Jesse Jackson recognized the cold voice of the Texas marshal. He looked and saw two deputies by the door, guns drawn and cocked. Jackson would have liked to toss in his han...




  • Jim Fantom was back---after five years in prison. Tom Dollar and Larry Phelan, his partners in crime who had turned state's witness against him, knew that Fantom would be out to get them. But someone else got to Phelan first. He was gunned down ten m...


  • Even at fifty, Colonel Stockton looked like a chained-up tornado. He was called “Colonel” because he could command a regiment in hell. He raised cattle in a valley of about two hundred square miles and ran it like a trap. It was easy enough to ge...






  • TIRREL RODE INTO LOS CAVALLOS FLUSH WITH A POKER WIN--AND TARGETED FOR DEATH! Wearing another man's clothes and flashing a diamond-studded stickpin, Tirrel didn't know he'd been set up. The man he'd bested in cards had stolen the diamonds from Bra...


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  • Fleeing the life of a New York aristocrat, Henry Tyson blazes a trail to the land of lawless renegades and rustlers, double-dealing gamblers and backshooting gringos to live the untamed life of a frontiersman. Reprint....


  • Raised in a traveling circus, Anthony Castracane mastered better than anyone had before him the arts of horseback riding, knife throwing and wrestling. His life as the main attraction would have satisfied him--until he met the beautiful Muriel Lester...




  • "Blood Will Tell!" Magruder told the visitors to his inn. "I killed the boy's father in a fair fight and took the boy to raise. He's quiet enough now, but someday he'll be an outlaw killer like his pa. No matter how hard I try, he's bound to go bad ....



  • Raising champion dogs on the untamed frontier, Tucker Crosden makes special plans for his bull terrier White Wolf before the canine runs away, and years later he reencounters White Wolf, who leads a wolf pack. Original....



  • The men in Gloryville had gathered to watch the showdown between the two most notorious gunslingers in the territory -- Jim Sladen and Frank Yarnell. The sheriff had prudently absented himself, hoping that one or both of the two outlaws would be dead...


  • He's an outlaw on the run. Wanted for murder. Harry Gloster is a heartbeat ahead of the posse. But neither twisted justice nor a gallows rope can stretch across the Rio Grande. Hell-bent for Mexico, Gloster meets up with Joan Daniels and she's a drea...


  • El Tigre was a Legend Throughout the Argentine, the Tiger was feared as a killer, a thief, an outlaw. Senor Valdivia had his own reason for hating him. Twenty years ago, El Tigre had stolen Valdivia's bride-to-be. The story stirred Charles Dupont'...


  • Frederick Schiller Faust (1892 – 1944) was an American author known primarily for his thoughtful and literary Westerns under the pen name Max Brand. His other pseudonyms include George Owen Baxter, Evan Evans, George Evans, David Manning, John Fred...




  • An unrivaled collection features stories from the most famous masters of Western fiction, including Louis L'Amour's The Trail to Crazy, which was the basis for the movie of the same name, and Max Brand's Jargan, which contains never-before-published ...



  • His horse dead, his leg broken, Hal Sinclair was a burden his three fellow prospectors would not accept. In spite of his pleas, they abandoned him to die in the desert. Unable to endure the torture of pain and thirst, he shot himself. Now the prospec...


  • Western Hero, Ronicky Doone, Provides His Own Brand of Justice. While Bill Gregg stole Ronicky Doone’s best mare, Doone thanked him with a bullet in the leg. When he discovered that Bill was desperately searching for a girl whose name he didn...


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  • THEY FOUGHT TO KILL! Whistling Dan Barry’s fingers were locked about the bull neck of the bandit, Jim Silent, his thumbs driven into the hollow of the throat. Jim beat with both fists against Dan’s lowered head. He tore at those hands -- locke...


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    Once, Hugh Massey and Arnie Calmont were partners and friends. Now they are bitter enemies, torn apart by their love for the same woman - and their hunger to possess Alec, one of the greatest, most powerful dogs in the Yukon. But Alec has gone wild, ...


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    Dr. Gillespie searched the nation’s medical centers for an assistant he could trust to carry out his great work. Dr. James Kildare seemed the ideal choice. But first Kildare had to undergo trial by fire. His assignment: the slums of New York, wh...


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    Young Jimmie Curry's father is killed unjustly by an enraged mob, and the boy barely escapes the same fate. He shoots two pursuers and assumes they are dead, and in desperation becomes a most unusual outlaw, the Red Devil. He never kills, takes only ...


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    Sleeper was little more than a range derelict, a kid who was too lazy to ride the grub line. But what he wanted he usually got, as in the case of the great golden stallion named Careless, for whose ownership half a hard-shooting country was willing a...


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    Now he remembered the words of the crafty white captain -- your skill with weapons was patiently acquired not to defend yourself, but to hand down your fellow men like beasts. He remembered the words -- and struck! He felt the blade go home with w...


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    The Thunder Moon series represents some of Max Brand’s best work, originally published in 1927–28 as a series of interlocking stories. The University of Nebraska Press is now republishing these stories uncut and in the sequence Faust intended, wi...


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