Frederick Faust (1882-1944) was an American author of Western fiction. He is best known for his novels under the pen name Max Brand, but also used his real name and other pseudonyms including George Owen Baxter, David Manning, Evan Evans, John Frederick, Peter Morland, George Challis and Frederick Frost. His novels were initially serialized for pulp magazines such as Street & Smith’s Western Story Magazine. One of his non-Western characters was Dr. Kildare, who would make the transition over to several films. Faust was covering World War II in Italy when he was mortally wounded by sharpnel.

Max Brand is one of the most prolific authors of all time in the English language, having written over 500 novels for magazines. Even after his death, new books would be published based on his serials or previously unpublished work. His first published novel was Harrigan, published in 1918. His last (thus far?) is the 2010 novel Outlaws from Afar, published a remarkable 66 years following his death. Below is a list of Max Brand’s books in order of when they were originally published in novel format:

Publication Order of Bull Hunter Books

Bull Hunter (1921)Description / Buy at
Bull Hunter's Romance (1924)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Dan Barry Books

The Untamed (1919)Description / Buy at
The Night Horseman (1920)Description / Buy at
The Seventh Man (1921)Description / Buy at
Dan Barry's Daughter (1923)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Dr. Kildare Books

Calling Dr. Kildare (1940)Description / Buy at
The Secret of Dr. Kildare (1940)Description / Buy at
Dr. Kildare Takes Charge (1941)Description / Buy at
Dr. Kildare's Trial (1941)Description / Buy at
Young Dr. Kildare (1941)Description / Buy at
Dr. Kildare's Crisis (1942)Description / Buy at
Dr. Kildare's Search (1943)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Free Range Lanning Books

Free Range Lanning / Way of the Lawless (As: George Owen Baxter) (1921)Description / Buy at
The Return of Free Range Lanning (1995)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of The Golden West Books

(with Louis L'Amour, Zane Grey, Jon Tuska, Christopher Lane)

Stories of the Golden West, Book 3 (With: Zane Grey,Jon Tuska,Christopher Lane) (2002)Description / Buy at
Stories of the Golden West, Book 5 (With: Grover Gardner,Zane Grey,Jon Tuska) (2004)Description / Buy at
Stories Of The Golden West, Book 7 (With: Louis L'Amour,Zane Grey) (2006)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Luck Books

Publication Order of Montana Books

(as Evan Evans)

Montana Rides! (As: Evan Evans) (1933)Description / Buy at
Montana Rides Again (As: Evan Evans) (1934)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Ronicky Doone Books

Ronicky Doone (1921)Description / Buy at
Ronicky Doone's Treasure (1922)Description / Buy at
Ronicky Doone's Reward (1922)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Rusty Sabin Saga Books

(as George Owen Baxter)

Call of the Blood / Red Hawk and White Horse / War Party (As: George Owen Baxter) (1934)Description / Buy at
Brother of the Cheyennes (As: George Owen Baxter) (1934)Description / Buy at
Cheyenne Gold (1972)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Silvertip Books


Valley Thieves (1933)Description / Buy at
The False Rider (1933)Description / Buy at
The Man From Mustang (1942)Description / Buy at
Silvertip (1942)Description / Buy at
Silvertip's Strike (1942)Description / Buy at
Silvertip's Roundup (1943)Description / Buy at
Silvertip's Trap (1943)Description / Buy at
The Fighting Four (1944)Description / Buy at
Silvertip's Chase (1944)Description / Buy at
Silvertip's Search (1945)Description / Buy at
The Stolen Stallion (1945)Description / Buy at
Mountain Riders (1946)Description / Buy at
Valley of Vanishing Men (1947)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of The Rancher Books

The Rancher's Revenge (1959)Description / Buy at
The Return of the Rancher (1972)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Thunder Moon Books

Thunder Moon (1970)Description / Buy at
Thunder Moon's Challenge (1982)Description / Buy at
Thunder Moon Strikes (1982)Description / Buy at
Farewell, Thunder Moon (1996)Description / Buy at
The Legend of Thunder Moon (1996)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Harrigan (1918)Description / Buy at
Riders of the Silences (As: John Frederick, With: Frank Tenney Johnson) (1919)Description / Buy at
Trailin'! (1920)Description / Buy at
Gunmen's Feud / Jerry Peyton's Notched Inheritance (1920)Description / Buy at
Ghost Rider / Clung (1920)Description / Buy at
The Ten-Foot Chain (With: Achmed Abdullah,E.K. Means,P.P. Sheehan) (1920)Description / Buy at
Gunman's Reckoning (1921)Description / Buy at
The Garden of Eden (1922)Description / Buy at
Devil Horse (1922)Description / Buy at
The Gauntlet (As: George Owen Baxter) (1922)Description / Buy at
Hired Guns (As: Frederick Faust) (1923)Description / Buy at
Donnegan / The Guns of Dorking Hollow (As: George Owen Baxter) (1923)Description / Buy at
The Long, Long Trail (As: George Owen Baxter) (1923)Description / Buy at
Children of Night (1923)Description / Buy at
Train's Trust (As: George Owen Baxter) (1923)Description / Buy at
The Gentle Gunman (1924)Description / Buy at
The Rangeland Avenger (As: George Owen Baxter) (1924)Description / Buy at
Fire Brain (1925)Description / Buy at
Beyond the Outposts (1925)Description / Buy at
The Whispering Outlaw (As: George Owen Baxter) (1925)Description / Buy at
The Black Signal (1925)Description / Buy at
King Charlie (As: George Owen Baxter) (1925)Description / Buy at
Jim Curry's Test (1925)Description / Buy at
Wooden Guns (As: George Owen Baxter) (1925)Description / Buy at
The Shadow of Silver Tip (As: George Owen Baxter) (1925)Description / Buy at
The Bronze Collar (As: John Frederick) (1925)Description / Buy at
Black Jack (1926)Description / Buy at
The Tyrant (1926)Description / Buy at
The White Eagle (1926)Description / Buy at
The Brute (1926)Description / Buy at
The Splendid Rascal (As: George Challis) (1926)Description / Buy at
Monsieur (As: George Challis) (1926)Description / Buy at
Blackie and Red (1926)Description / Buy at
Fate's Honeymoon (1926)Description / Buy at
The Fastest Draw / Senor Jingle Bells (1927)Description / Buy at
The Blue Jay (1927)Description / Buy at
Pride of Tyson (1927)Description / Buy at
Flaming Irons (1927)Description / Buy at
The Mountain Fugitive (1927)Description / Buy at
The Trap at Comanche Bend (1927)Description / Buy at
The Trail to San Triste (As: George Owen Baxter) (1927)Description / Buy at
Western Tommy (1927)Description / Buy at
The Sword Lover (As: John Frederick) (1927)Description / Buy at
On the Trail of Four (1927)Description / Buy at
Bandit's Honor (1927)Description / Buy at
The Outlaw Tamer (1927)Description / Buy at
Mystery Ranch (1928)Description / Buy at
Sawdust and Sixguns / The Tenderfoot / Outlaw's Gold (As: Evan Evans) (1928)Description / Buy at
Lost Wolf (1928)Description / Buy at
Border Guns (1928)Description / Buy at
Outlaw Valley (As: Evan Evans) (1928)Description / Buy at
The Mustang Herder (1928)Description / Buy at
Pleasant Jim / Six-Gun Ambush (1928)Description / Buy at
Pillar Mountain (1928)Description / Buy at
The Killers / Three on the Trail / Gunman's Goal (As: George Owen Baxter) (1928)Description / Buy at
Big Trail (1929)Description / Buy at
Mistral (1929)Description / Buy at
The Gun Tamer (1929)Description / Buy at
Galloping Broncos (1929)Description / Buy at
Destry Rides Again (1930)Description / Buy at
The Outlaw of Buffalo Flat (1930)Description / Buy at
Smiling Charlie (1930)Description / Buy at
Strange Courage (As: Evan Evans) (1930)Description / Buy at
The Happy Valley (1930)Description / Buy at
Dionysus in Hades (As: Frederick Faust) (1931)Description / Buy at
Valley Vultures (As: Frederick Faust) (1932)Description / Buy at
Twenty Notches (1932)Description / Buy at
Drifter's Vengeance (1932)Description / Buy at
The Longhorn Feud (1932)Description / Buy at
Gunman's Legacy (As: Evan Evans) (1932)Description / Buy at
The Jackson Trail (1932)Description / Buy at
Saddlemates (1932)Description / Buy at
Jingo (1933)Description / Buy at
The King Bird Rides (1933)Description / Buy at
Slow Joe (1933)Description / Buy at
Fightin' Fool / A Fairly Slick Guy (1933)Description / Buy at
The Thunderer (As: Frederick Faust) (1933)Description / Buy at
The Outlaw (1933)Description / Buy at
Gunman's Gold (1933)Description / Buy at
Red Devil of the Range (As: George Owen Baxter) (1934)Description / Buy at
Brothers on the Trail (1934)Description / Buy at
Timbal Gulch Trail (1934)Description / Buy at
The Sheriff Rides (1934)Description / Buy at
Smuggler's Trail (1934)Description / Buy at
Dead Man's Treasure (1935)Description / Buy at
Hunted Riders (1935)Description / Buy at
The Seven of Diamonds / Law of the Gun (1935)Description / Buy at
Cross Over Nine (As: Walter C. Butler) (1935)Description / Buy at
The Bait and the Trap (As: George Challis) (1935)Description / Buy at
The Firebrand (As: George Challis) (1935)Description / Buy at
Rustlers of Beacon Creek (1935)Description / Buy at
The Night Flower (As: Walter C. Butler) (1936)Description / Buy at
South of Rio Grande (1936)Description / Buy at
The Song of the Whip (As: Evan Evans) (1936)Description / Buy at
Happy Jack / Outlaw Rider (1936)Description / Buy at
Secret Agent Number One (As: Frederick Frost) (1936)Description / Buy at
The Streak (1936)Description / Buy at
Six Golden Angels (1937)Description / Buy at
The Smoking Land (As: George Challis) (1937)Description / Buy at
Trouble Trail / Desert Showdown (1937)Description / Buy at
Spy Meets Spy (As: Frederick Frost) (1937)Description / Buy at
The Golden Knight (As: Frederick Frost) (1937)Description / Buy at
The Bamboo Whistle (As: Frederick Frost) (1937)Description / Buy at
Dead or Alive (1938)Description / Buy at
The Iron Trail‏ (1938)Description / Buy at
Singing Guns (1938)Description / Buy at
The Naked Blade (As: George Challis) (1938)Description / Buy at
Marbleface (1939)Description / Buy at
The Dude (1940)Description / Buy at
Danger Trail (1940)Description / Buy at
Riders of the Plains (1940)Description / Buy at
Cleaned Out (1940)Description / Buy at
Vengence Trail (1941)Description / Buy at
The Border Kid (1941)Description / Buy at
The Border Bandit (As: Evan Evans) (1947)Description / Buy at
The Long Chance (1947)Description / Buy at
The Rescue of Broken Arrow (As: Evan Evans) (1947)Description / Buy at
Seven Trails (1949)Description / Buy at
Single Jack (1950)Description / Buy at
The Bandit of the Black Hills (As: Frederick Faust) (1950)Description / Buy at
Hair-Trigger Kid (1951)Description / Buy at
Tragedy Trail (1951)Description / Buy at
Larramee's Ranch (1952)Description / Buy at
Smiling Desperado (1953)Description / Buy at
Outlaw's Code (As: Evan Evans) (1953)Description / Buy at
The Gambler (1954)Description / Buy at
The Invisible Outlaw (1954)Description / Buy at
Outlaw Breed (1954)Description / Buy at
Speedy (1955)Description / Buy at
Trail Partners (1956)Description / Buy at
The Big Trail (1956)Description / Buy at
The Hair-Trigger Kid (1956)Description / Buy at
Lucky Larribee (1957)Description / Buy at
Blood on the Trail (1957)Description / Buy at
Showdown (As: Evan Evans) (1959)Description / Buy at
The White Cheyenne (1960)Description / Buy at
The Long Chase (1960)Description / Buy at
Tamer of the Wild (1962)Description / Buy at
Mighty Lobo (1962)Description / Buy at
Golden Lightning (1962)Description / Buy at
The Stranger (1963)Description / Buy at
Torture Trail (1965)Description / Buy at
Ride the Wild Trail (1966)Description / Buy at
The Stingaree (1969)Description / Buy at
Rippon Rides Double (1969)Description / Buy at
Trouble Kid (1971)Description / Buy at
Ambush at Torture Canyon (1971)Description / Buy at
Happy Valley (1972)Description / Buy at
The Luck of the Spindrift (1972)Description / Buy at
War Party (1973)Description / Buy at
The Phantom Spy (1973)Description / Buy at
Big Game (1973)Description / Buy at
Gunman's Goal (1974)Description / Buy at
Steve Train's Ordeal (1974)Description / Buy at
White Cheyenne (1974)Description / Buy at
The White Wolf (1975)Description / Buy at
The Last Showdown (1975)Description / Buy at
Rawhide Justice (1976)Description / Buy at
The Man from Savage Creek (1977)Description / Buy at
Rider of the High Hills / Rider of the High Hill (1977)Description / Buy at
The Reward (1977)Description / Buy at
Shotgun Law (1977)Description / Buy at
The Bells of San Filipo (1977)Description / Buy at
Storm on the Range (1978)Description / Buy at
Gunfighter's Return (1979)Description / Buy at
Tiger (1979)Description / Buy at
Galloping Danger (1979)Description / Buy at
The Man From The Wilderness (1980)Description / Buy at
Six-Gun Country (1980)Description / Buy at
Wild Freedom (1981)Description / Buy at
The Revenge of Broken Arrow (1981)Description / Buy at
King of the Range (1982)Description / Buy at
The Lawless Land (1983)Description / Buy at
The Making of a Gunman (1983)Description / Buy at
Trouble in Timberline (1984)Description / Buy at
Mountain Guns (1985)Description / Buy at
The Gentle Desperado (1985)Description / Buy at
Rogue Mustang (1985)Description / Buy at
Trail of San Trieste (1986)Description / Buy at
Sixgun Legacy (1986)Description / Buy at
The Nighthawk Trail (1987)Description / Buy at
One Man Posse (1987)Description / Buy at
Coward of the Clan (1991)Description / Buy at
Carcajou's Trail (1991)Description / Buy at
Fugitive's Fire (1991)Description / Buy at
The Three Crosses (1993)Description / Buy at
Black Thunder (1993)Description / Buy at
Battle's End (1993)Description / Buy at
The Best Bandit (1993)Description / Buy at
Gun Gentlemen (1993)Description / Buy at
The Cross Brand (1993)Description / Buy at
Earth Magic (1993)Description / Buy at
King Charlie's Riders (1993)Description / Buy at
Tiger Man (As: George Owen Baxter) (1994)Description / Buy at
Dust Across the Range (1994)Description / Buy at
Chip Champions a Lady (1994)Description / Buy at
The Desert Pilot (1994)Description / Buy at
Valley of Jewels (1994)Description / Buy at
Outcast Breed (1994)Description / Buy at
Free Range Lanning (1995)Description / Buy at
Sixteen in Nome (1995)Description / Buy at
Above the Law (1995)Description / Buy at
The Quest of Lee Garrison / Lee Garrison's Quest (1995)Description / Buy at
Murder Me! (1995)Description / Buy at
Sunset Wins (1996)Description / Buy at
The Wolf Strain (1996)Description / Buy at
The One-Way Trail (1996)Description / Buy at
The Black Rider (1996)Description / Buy at
The Ghost Wagon (1996)Description / Buy at
Lightning Warrior (1996)Description / Buy at
The Stone That Shines (1997)Description / Buy at
The Fugitive's Mission (1997)Description / Buy at
The Ghost Rides Tonight! (1997)Description / Buy at
The Laughter of Slim Malone (1997)Description / Buy at
Werewolf (1997)Description / Buy at
The City in the Sky (1998)Description / Buy at
In the Hills of Monterey (1998)Description / Buy at
Chinook (1998)Description / Buy at
Safety McTee (1998)Description / Buy at
Seven Faces (1998)Description / Buy at
The Lost Valley (1998)Description / Buy at
The Two-Handed Man (1998)Description / Buy at
The Geraldi Trail (1999)Description / Buy at
The Survival of Juan Oro (1999)Description / Buy at
The Fear of Morgan the Fearless (1999)Description / Buy at
The Gold Trail (1999)Description / Buy at
A Sagebrush Cinderella (2000)Description / Buy at
The Masterman (2000)Description / Buy at
The Outlaw Redeemer (2000)Description / Buy at
The Peril Trek (2000)Description / Buy at
The Bright Face of Danger (2000)Description / Buy at
The House of Gold (2001)Description / Buy at
Don Diablo (2001)Description / Buy at
The Welding Quirt (2001)Description / Buy at
Crusader (2002)Description / Buy at
The Lone Rider (2002)Description / Buy at
Smoking Guns (2002)Description / Buy at
Blue Kingdom (2003)Description / Buy at
The Runaways (2003)Description / Buy at
Mountain Storms (2004)Description / Buy at
Trouble's Messenger (2005)Description / Buy at
Dogs of the Captain (2006)Description / Buy at
Treasure Well (2006)Description / Buy at
Acres of Unrest (2007)Description / Buy at
Outlaws from Afar (2007)Description / Buy at
Rancher's Legacy (2008)Description / Buy at
Mountain Made (2009)Description / Buy at
Iron Dust (2010)Description / Buy at
Lightning of Gold (2012)Description / Buy at
Bandit's Trail (2013)Description / Buy at
Old Carver Ranch (2013)Description / Buy at
Stagecoach (2013)Description / Buy at
The Brass Man (2014)Description / Buy at
The Wolf and the Man (2014)Description / Buy at
The Lightning Warrior (2014)Description / Buy at
Champion of Lost Causes (2014)Description / Buy at
Out of the Wilderness (2014)Description / Buy at
The Trail Beyond (2014)Description / Buy at
The Tracker (2014)Description / Buy at
The Golden Cat (2015)Description / Buy at
The Winged Horse (2015)Description / Buy at
Torturous Trek (2016)Description / Buy at
Daring Duval (2017)Description / Buy at
Sour Creek Valley (2017)Description / Buy at
Red Hawk's Trail (2018)Description / Buy at
The Double Rider (2018)Description / Buy at
Jigger Bunts (2019)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

The Village Street and Other Poems (As: Frederick Faust) (1922)Description / Buy at
Wine on the Desert and Other Stories (1940)Description / Buy at
The Notebooks and Poems of Max Brand (1957)Description / Buy at
Tales of the Wild West (1962)Description / Buy at
Max Brand's Best Western Stories, Vol. 1 (With: William F. Nolan) (1981)Description / Buy at
Wine on the Desert (1983)Description / Buy at
Max Brand's Best Western Stories, Vol. 2 (With: William F. Nolan) (1985)Description / Buy at
The Sacking of El Dorado (1994)Description / Buy at
The Collected Stories of Max Brand (1994)Description / Buy at
The Ghost Wagon and Other Great Western Adventures (1996)Description / Buy at
The Black Rider and Other Stories (1996)Description / Buy at
Outlaws All (1996)Description / Buy at
The Bells of San Carlos (1996)Description / Buy at
Slumber Mountain (1997)Description / Buy at
Men Beyond the Law (1997)Description / Buy at
Two Sixes (1997)Description / Buy at
The Abandoned Outlaw (1997)Description / Buy at
The Rock of Kiever (1998)Description / Buy at
The Oath of Office (1998)Description / Buy at
Stolen Gold (1999)Description / Buy at
More Tales of the Wild West (1999)Description / Buy at
Timber Line (1999)Description / Buy at
The Overland Kid (2000)Description / Buy at
Jokers Extra Wild (2002)Description / Buy at
Flaming Fortune (2003)Description / Buy at
The White Streak (2022)Description / Buy at
Luck and a Horse (2022)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Fighter Squadron at Guadalcanal (1996)Description / Buy at
Laboratory Excursions (1996)Description / Buy at
Adventurers of Purse and Person Virginia 1607-1624/25: Families R-z (As: John Frederick) (2007)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Bold West Books

The Bold West, Volume 10 (With: Dan Cushman,Ray Hogan) (1999)Description / Buy at
The Bold West, Volume 12 (With: Eugene Cunningham,Les Savage Jr.) (1999)Description / Buy at
The Bold West, Edition 13 (With: Jane Candia Coleman,T.T. Flynn) (1999)Description / Buy at
The Bold West, Edition 17 (With: Jane Candia Coleman,Ernest Haycox,T.T. Flynn) (1999)Description / Buy at
The Bold West, Volume 27 (With: Jane Candia Coleman,Peter Dawson) (2008)Description / Buy at
The Bold West, Edition 32 (With: Jane Candia Coleman,Stephen Overholser) (2008)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Anthologies

21 Great Stories(1969)Description / Buy at
The New Frontier(1989)Description / Buy at
The Golden West(2003)Description / Buy at
The Way of the West(2008)Description / Buy at
The Devil's Coattails(2012)Description / Buy at
Pulp Adventures #27(2017)Description / Buy at
Black Cat Weekly #22(2022)Description / Buy at

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Notes: Alcatraz was also titled Alcatraz, The Wild Stallion and also titled Devil Horse. Bandit’s Honor was also titled Six-Gun Country. The Blue Jay was also titled Rustlers’ Range. Brother of the Cheyennes was also known as Frontier Feud and as Rusty (UK). Call of the Blood was also known as Red Hawk and White Horse in the United Kingdom and also as War Party. Clung was also titled Ghost Rider. Dead or Alive was also titled Lanky in the United Kingdom. Fightin’ Fool was titled A Fairly Slick Guy and Showdown in the United Kingdom. Free Range Lanning was also titled Way of the Lawless. Gunman’s Legacy was also titled Six-Gun Legacy. Happy Jack was also titled Outlaw Rider. The Iron Trail was also titled Riding The Iron Trail. The Jackson Trail was also titled The Outlaw Trail. Jerry Peyton’s Notched Inheritance was also titled Gunmen’s Feud. Jim Curry’s Test was also titled Gunfighter’s Return. The Killers was also titled Three on the Trial. King Charlie was also titled King Charlie’s Riders. The Long Chance was also titled The Safety Killer in the United Kingdom. Marbleface was also titled Poker-Face in the UK. Mystery Ranch was also titled Mystery Valley in the UK. The Outlaw was also titled Crooked Horn. Pleasant Jim was also titled Six-Gun Ambush. Red Devil of the Range was also known as Horseback Hellion and as The Man from Savage Creek. Riders of the Silences was also titled Luck. Sawdust and Sixguns was also titled Tenderfoot. Senor Jingle Bells was also titled The Fastest Draw. The Seven of Diamonds was also titled Law of the Gun. The Sheriff Rides was also titled Triggerman. Smugglers’ Trail was also known as Lone Hand and as Smoking Gun Trail (UK). Strange Courage was also titled Showdown. Train’s Trust was also titled Steve Train’s Ordeal. The Trap at Comanche Bend was also titled The Guide to Happiness (UK). Trouble Trail was also titled Desert Showdown. The Untamed was also titled The Trail of the Panther (UK). Vengeance Trail was also titled Striking Eagle (UK). Western Tommy was also titled The Making of a Gunman.

The novels The Bait and the Trap, The Firebrand, The Golden Knight, Monsieur, The Naked Blade, The Splendid Rascal and The Smoking Land were written under the pen name of George Challis. The Bamboo Whistle, Secret Agent Number One and Spy Meets Spy were written under the pen name Frederick Frost. Riders of the Silences, The Bronze Collar and The Sword Lover were written using the pseudonym of John Frederick. The Bandit of the Black Hills, Hired Guns, Dionysus in Hades, Valley Vultures, The Thunderer and The Village Street were published using his real name of Frederick Faust. Beyond the Outposts and Lost Wolf were published using the nom de plume of Peter Henry Morland. The Return of the Rancher was written under the pseudonym of Frank Austin. Outlaw Valley, Sawdust and Sixguns, Strange Courage, Gunman’s Legacy, the Montana series, The Song of the Whip, The Rescue of Broken Arrow, Outlaw’s Code, The Border Bandit and Showdown were published under the pen name Evan Evans. Free Range Lanning, The Gauntlet, The Long, Long Trail, Train’s Trust, Donnegan, The Rangeland Avenger, The Whispering Outlaw, Wooden Guns, King Charlie, The Trail to San Triste, The Killers, Tiger Man, Call of the Blood, Brother of the Cheyennes, Red Devil of the Range, Rusty and The Shadow of Silver Tip were published under the pen name of George Owen Baxter. Ronicky Doone, Ronicky Doone’s Treasure, Bull Hunter, Bull Hunter’s Romance, Jerry Peyton’s Notched Inheritance, King Charlie’s Riders, Blackie and Red, The Black Sigma, The Brute, On the Trail of Four, Bandit’s Honor, The Mountain Fugitive, Western Tommy, The Outlaw Tamer, The Trap at Comanche Bend, The Mustang Herder and Senor Jingle Bells were all written under the pen name of David Manning. The novels Cross Over Nine and The Night Flower were written using the pseudonym Walter C. Butler.

Ten-Foot Chain was written with Achmed Abdullah, E.K. Means and P.P. Sheehan. The Golden West also contains contributions from Zane Grey and Louis L’Amour.

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  1. tncdel: 7 years ago

    Frederick Faust wrote under at least 16 different pseudonyms, primarily as Max Brand writing westerns. But he was proficient in several other genres as well. Including detective novels. And this, despite being categorized nominally as a western, is actually a detective mystery story with an intricate tale that unravels unexpectedly.

    Faust was a prolific prodigy who, by the time of his death in WW II as a journalist, had already authored the equivalent of over 525 full-legth novels. And I have myself read about 200 of them.

    I will be 70 next year, and by now have read well over 10,000 books, mostly novels. Including many classics. And I would stack up Faust’s fifty best novels against ANY author in the history of literature. For Faust was the consummate storyteller, who took a back seat to NO ONE when it came to being able to tell a story that absorbs its reader into it.

    And, at his best, Faust’s prose is every bit as eloquent as that of Charles Dickens or Victor Hugo. And his ability to acquaint the reader with his characters was sheer psychological artistry. I can still recall how astounded I was, reading my first novel by Faust several decades ago, at how he pulled the reader deeply into THE PSYCHOLOGY OF the main character.

    It was Faust’s understanding of human nature that earned him the sobriquet, “The Shakespeare of Westerns.” But I would take it a huge step further by according him the title of the Shakespeare of the novel itself. For Faust was as adept at writing a novel as was Shakespeare a play.


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