The Masked Rider — Robin Hood outlaw of the range — was a masked, cloaked combination of Zorro and the Lone Ranger. But, who is that masked man... that vigilante of justice... known far and wide as the Masked Rider? Only Blue Hawk, warrior of the Yaqui tribe and the Masked Rider's faithful companion, knows that his friend often takes on the disguise of Wayne Morgan, a wandering cowpuncher. But even Blue Hawk doesn't know the true identity behind the face of Wayne Morgan. That was the secret of the Masked Rider alone. The two rode the old West, The Masked Rider on his black stallion Midnight, Blue Hawk on his sorrel El Acedero, fighting lawlessness, battling for the innocent, for a total of 100 pulp stories published between April 1934 and April 1953. The Masked Rider Western returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
Table of Contents:
A Complete Full Length Novel
The Valley Of Crucifixion
By Orrin Hollmer
Towering into the night like a massive guardian sentry, Don Attero’s Cross kept watch over Deep Water Valley. Only the cries of a mountain lion shattered the silence; not a living thing stirred. Then, with only the moon and two riders as spectators, a mysterious something swung from the beams of the cross. Studying this strange decoration from a blurring distance, the Masked Rider and Blue Hawk rode down to investigate — only to plunge into a seething, sizzling cauldron of iniquity and bloody devilment.
Bad Brand — Short Story
By George A. Starbird
When outlaws figured they had the sheriff where they wanted him. Sheriff Jackson knew how to play a waiting game till they tipped their hands.
Fugitive — Short Story
By Billy Burns
There are some things a man who is a whole man has to do — even though before and behind him lie the lone trail of the fugitive.
Double-Cross — Americano — Short Story
By L.R. Sherman
East or West, the double-cross has its own price. When the smoke clears and the blood cools down, many a double-cross is seen to be a double-double-cross.
Taken Alive — Short Story
By J.F. Houghton
He was caught red-handed in the act of changing brands. Because of a girl, he was not hanged. The final ultimatum he heard was: “Get out of this country and stay out.” “Let’s see you put me out,” he said. He did not fall asleep on his next job.
The Dead In The West — Short Story
By Lawrence A. Keating
Mystery and bullets confronted the cowboys. A man needs all his wits and courage when he goes to meet his father in Trigger Henderson’s territory — from which same territory no one ever returned.