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.
Four classic, action-packed westerns in one volume!
MONTANA MAN by Paul Evan Lehman * DEADLINE AT DURANGO by Allan Vaughan Elston * RIDE THE WILD WIND by C. William Harrison * SHERIFF OF SAN MIGUEL by Allan Vaughan Elston
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.
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.