He rode off, not into the sunset, but into the mountains. The mountain man held him captive for months and then released him. Jack bristol shot the sheriff and stole his horse. Why? and why did the girl scream with terror when she saw his face? Read The Cross Brand, the 1922 pulp Western to find the answers.
The Smiling Desperado
Danger made a smile touch his lips. Young dan Cadigan however refused to be pushed. Bill lancaster was a dangerous man that no one dared mess with. The smiling desperado by Max Brand is the slam-bang story of an outlaw who thrived on danger. Mistaken for a quiet weakling, no one expected him to stand up to Bill Lancaster.
He was fast with a gun, deadly with his fists, and a bully who never let you forget who was tougher. Desperate he used his gun on Cadigan while they were fighting. Now cadigan wants to teach Lancaster a lesson and he intended to use what he had just discovered, that he did not know fear. Fighting him with his fists he made Lancaster realize that someone was tougher than he was.
Danger made cadigan smile - and Cadigan's smile made other men tremble.
Rider of the High Hill
He may have the fastest gun and the fastest horse in the West, but can Reata get it done and clear his name? Reata's only hope is to recover the loot, return it to the bank and clear his name - but the real hijackers have other plans. The sheriff has him pegged for hijacking a gold shipment, and is hunting him down.
Caught between the law and the outlaw - Reata is on the run.
Stanley parker, however, suspected that the stranger was more dangerous than he pretended to be. Ever since parker had won fame and fortune by gunning down the notorious Bob Dillman, he had been expecting the outlaw's partner, the deadly Stingaree to show up. When alabama joe drifted into Fort Anxious, his one friend there was the boy, Jimmy Green.
Ahead of him lay the perils of hired guns and wilderness traps and a bitter conflict with his own code of honor. Most people thought Joe was just an easygoing tramp who would do anything to avoid a fight. And parker knew he would have to kill stingaree if he could! Here is a fast-moving story of a man of many names and many skills who found that his ordeal had just begun when he met his enemy.
Gunman's Feud 1920 Active Table of Contents
The clewxiii. End of the trailxxv. The letterxxiii. One of the most prolific writers ever, max brand 1892 – 1944 is considered the world's most celebrated writer of Westerns-a virtual Shakespeare of the Western Range. Brainworkxi. The crisisiv. Jewelryxvii. The rising sunxxii. Kismetxxi. ContentsI. For old west adventure it can't get any better than Max Brand.
In 1920 max brand published "gunman's Feud" effectively and realistically portraying the early struggles encountered in establishing law and order on the Western Range. Dawnxx. Poker treesxv. A call for silencex. Revelationxii. The testix. The sheriffxxiv. Soul talkxiv. Reminiscencevii. The bequestii. Fencingvi. Jeremiah, son of hankviii.
The Lightning Warrior
She thought she was safe – the giant could never succeed in his quest. Cobalt set out in determined pursuit, but he'd forgotten Sylvia's newest ally. The indians called the great white wolf the Lightning Warrior because of the swiftness of his attack. And even cobalt wasn't interested in the massive wolf until Sylvia Baird made the beast's pelt the one condition for her hand in marriage.
But when he returned with not only the pelt, and demanded his prize, but the wolf itself, Sylvia's only hope was a desperate flight for freedom. There was a bounty on his fearsome head, but no man could capture or kill him – until the giant known only as Cobalt came to town.
He swears he'll clear his name and live a free man before he'll be hunted down like an animal. Then bill finds himself on the wrong side of the law, and plenty of greenhorns and gringos set their sights on collecting the price on his head. But bill refuses to turn tail and run. Lucky bill has the reputation of a natural battler, but he is not a cold-blooded killer.
Jim Curry's Test
This starts him on a life of crime as the "Red Devil" - an outlaw who never kills, and steals from the guilty and returns to the innocent. But when the new "red devil" starts stealing and killing, Jim Curry decides to takes matters into his own hands. Tired of the outlaw life of the "red Devil", he trades places with the gambler Charlie Marks, who becomes the new "Red Devil".
. When jim curry's father is killed by a mob, he shoots two attackers and barely escapes with his life.
The Black Rider
One of max brand's greatest gifts as a storyteller is his ability to create unforgettable, larger-than-life characters. This riveting collection also includes a dark tale of vengeance between two warring clans, a gentlemanly gunman, and two partners who turn murderous. Against each other. In the novella "the black rider, a consummate horseman, " a Navajo named Taki is fluent in four languages, a skilled knife-thrower, and can outwit any opponent.
But a woman named Lucia d'Arquista will test him to his limits.
You'll find it hard to get out of this trouble, Holden. Then he announced he would marry alexa larrame, beautiful blue-eyed daughter of the wealthiest rancher around - even though he'd never even met her!But now he had a lot more than just a rash promise to live up to. He was being accused of murder in a town where the strong make the laws - and enforce them with bullets!An Innocent Man Against an Angry Town!
First, big crogan, he'd held off the town bully, and his men single-handedly. They've put out a reward that will bring out a thousand armed men hunting for you before noon!"The charge was murder - and now Tom Holden had big trouble on his hands.
King of the Range
Carrick dunmore seemed to be nothing more than a happy-go-lucky cowboy whose main pastimes were drinking and sleeping. He wasn't the kind of man who could challenge Jim Tankerton, the outlaw chief whose cruel violence terrorized the countryside. But dunmore had a few tricks to outwit old Jim.