Burt Arthur (1899-1975) aka Herbert Arthur Shappiro first novel, The Black Rider, and the sequel The Valley of Death, were published in 1941. He wrote over sixty more books under various names, including Herbert Shappiro, Herbert Arthur, Arthur Herbert and Wayne Sotona, and became one of President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s favorite authors. He is perhaps best known for his novel The Texan, which was filmed three times and became a 1958 television series starring Rory Calhoun. He also collaborated for many years with his son, Budd, and episodes of Cheyenne, The Lawman, and The Oregon Trail were based on some of their stories.
Moon Pass was a pleasant enough place.. .until they started putting a railroad through. Then all hell broke loose. Finally they had to call in Dan Doran, the best troubleshooter in the west. Doran was a man who knew only one way to to do the job...and his philosophy was that a singing .44 usually had the right answer. But Doran forgot one thing: it makes a difference which end of the barrel you're looking down.
All four books in Burt Arthur's legendary "Mustang Marshall" series of hard-charging westerns.
Mustang Marshall finally returns home...but he isn't welcome. And a knife-wielding killer is waiting to gut him from head to toe. This was the fourth book in his Mustang Marshall series