DEADLINE AT DURANGO by Allan Vaughan Elston

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A bold, western epic, back in print for the first time in 70 years. “A roaring, shooting western, soaked with atmosphere, convincing in setting, character and plot,” Kansas City Star

Jeff Lantry was a man who lived on his luck…mostly on riverboat casinos… and his luckiest day was when he was penniless and stumbles on a lynched bank robber’s hidden loot. He rides into Durango with money in his pockets, which he uses to become a successful cattleman. But he never loses the sense of guilt that his life is built not just on luck… but on a lie. The six-gun he wears is strictly for show, until Jess Jallison gives him thirty days to sell out… and get out. But even though he isn’t a gunman, Lantry won’t back down or run, not with his reputation and fortune at stake, or his demons to battle.

“Discerning readers have learned any story by Elston is a good story, well told. His latest is far from being a mere western thriller. The background seems real and the characters live. It is fast, exciting reading. One learns much of the way the West was won and what kind of men won it.” Los Angeles Times

“Extremely good, the full scale of bandits, pioneers and cattle in this western.” Brattleboro Reformer

“Readers can always expect something extra from Elston. His westerns are a bit more stylized and this one is no exception. An action-packed finish that is satisfying and completely in the Elston manner” Long Beach Press Telegram

“First-class writing, a top-notch range yard.” Chicago Tribune

THE SHERIFF OF SAN MIGUEL by Allan Vaughan Elston

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A rip-roaring, action-packed, western classic, back in print for the first time in over 70 years. “A splendid historical novel of the old Santa Fe trail and the coming of the railroad.” Los Angeles Daily News

Ex-buffalo hunter and former lawman Kirk Calloway is searching for a woman he briefly met on the trail in Kansas…a romantic quest that takes him into a violent corner of New Mexico, where the railroad has brought in rustlers, bushwhackers, spoilers, cowpunchers and cattlemen all hoping to find their fortune amidst by the sweat, tears and bloodshed of the savage, crimson mesas. And it’s where Alfredo Baca, the fearless young aristocrat and cattleman, wears the lawman’s badge and thrives perilously on the risk and danger…and will either become Calloway’s friend or deadly enemy.

“A less skillful writer would lose readers by the number of interesting characters in this epic, but Elston makes you feel that you know every one of them. An ‘A’ western.” Los Angeles Daily News

GOLD BRICK RANGE by Allan Vaughan Elston

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Somewhere on a God-forsaken, dusty ranch is a lost billfold containing $60,000…in this western classic, back in print for the first time in 80 years.

The money belonged Stan Cogswell, but a swindler named Milt Prowers tricked him out of it… then someone stole it from the Prower…and then the thief lost it among the brambles on the endless mesa. If Stan doesn’t find it, he’ll lose his ranch…but he’s got to battle a horde of treasure hunters who are willing to kill for it.

Allan Vaughan Elston (1887-1976) was an incredibly prolific author of western short stories and novels. His work also included episodes of the anthology TV series Alfred Hitchcock Presents and Schlitz Playhouse of the Stars