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Matt Braun

Matt Braun

Matt Braun was the author of more than four dozen novels, and won the Golden Spur Award from the Western Writers of America for The Kincaids. He described himself as a "true westerner"; born in Oklahoma, he was the descendant of a long line of ranchers. He wrote with a passion for historical accuracy and detail that earned him a reputation as the most authentic portrayer of the American West. Braun passed away in 2016.

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El Paso by Matt Braun--Audiobook Excerpt

Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Matt Braun's western novel El Paso. It is 1881. El Paso, the wildest border town in an untamed Texas, is at a crossroads. A booming sin city crawling with corrupt politicians and gunslick outlaws, the town now faces its greatest challenge: the savagery of the notorious Banning Brothers.

The Judas Tree and Tenbow

The Judas Tree and Tenbow

Matt Braun
St. Martin's Publishing Group
St. Martin's Paperbacks

The Old West comes vividly to life in two novels from Matt Braun—America’s authentic voice of the Western Frontier

THE JUDAS TREE
Fifty-six men have been...

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Cimarron Jordan and El Paso

Cimarron Jordan and El Paso

Matt Braun
St. Martin's Publishing Group
St. Martin's Paperbacks

The Old West comes vividly to life in two novels from Matt Braun—America’s authentic voice of the Western Frontier

Cimarron Jordan

From Abilene to...

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Doc Holliday and Lords of the Land

Doc Holliday and Lords of the Land

Matt Braun
St. Martin's Publishing Group
St. Martin's Paperbacks

In Doc Holliday, a man came from the American South, a gentleman by breeding, a dentist by training, a gambler by vocation. But as Dr. John H. Holliday, a man fleeing his...

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Black Fox and Outlaw Kingdom

Black Fox and Outlaw Kingdom

Matt Braun
St. Martin's Publishing Group
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Two of Matt Braun's most beloved novels—now newly repackaged as a 2-in-1!

In Black Fox, Texas plains ran with the blood of natives and settlers,...

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Noble Outlaw and A Distant Land

Matt Braun
St. Martin's Press
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Two of Matt Braun's most beloved novels—now newly repackaged as a 2-in-1!

In Noble Outlaw, John Wesley Hardin's powderkeg temper earned him twelve bodies by age...

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Manhunter and Bloody Hand

Manhunter and Bloody Hand

Matt Braun
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Paperbacks

The Old West comes vividly to life in two novels from Matt Braun—America’s authentic voice of the Western Frontier

MANHUNTER
When Luke Starbuck takes on a wealthy banker...

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The Spoilers and The Warlords

The Spoilers and The Warlords

Matt Braun
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Paperbacks

Two of Matt Braun's most beloved novels—now newly repackaged as a 2-in-1!

In The Spoilers, private detective Luke Starbuck has been hired to ferret out...

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Shadow Killers and Deathwalk

Matt Braun
St. Martin's Publishing Group
St. Martin's Paperbacks

Two of Matt Braun's most beloved novels—now newly repackaged as a 2-in-1!

In Shadow Killers, The Reverend Titus Jacoby has...

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Kinch Riley and Hickok and Cody

Kinch Riley and Hickok and Cody

Matt Braun
St. Martin's Publishing Group
St. Martin's Paperbacks

Two of Matt Braun's most beloved novels—now newly repackaged as a 2-in-1!

The Old West comes vividly to life in two novels from bestselling author Matt Braun

Something...

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The Overlords and The Wild Ones

The Overlords and The Wild Ones

Matt Braun
St. Martin's Publishing Group
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Two of bestselling author Matt Braun's most beloved novels—now newly repackaged as a 2-in-1!

In The Overlords, Galveston, Texas belongs lock,...

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Cimarron Jordan

Matt Braun
St. Martin's Publishing Group
St. Martin's Paperbacks

Cimarron Jordan
Matt Braun

On the western plains, they forged a friendship in courage...and ended it in blood.

From Abilene to the Smoky Hill country,...

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Outlaw Kingdom

Matt Braun
St. Martin's Publishing Group
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Outlaw Kingdom

Matt Braun


In 1889, Bill Tilghman joined the historic land rush that transformed a raw frontier into Oklahoma Territory. A lawman...

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Bloodsport

Matt Braun
St. Martin's Publishing Group
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Dan Stuart is a sporting man from Dallas with a scheme as big as Texas. He plans to stage the prizefight of the century and reap a million-dollar gate. But Stuart finds the path to riches strewn...

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Gentleman Rogue

Matt Braun
St. Martin's Publishing Group
St. Martin's Paperbacks

Old Texas would give way to new-- but not without a fight...

They called it Hell's Half Acre: a violent sinkhole of dance halls and brothels, gaming dives and busthead saloons. To some...

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Texas Empire

Matt Braun
St. Martin's Publishing Group
St. Martin's Paperbacks

TEXAS EMPIRE
MATT BRAUN

Jack Jordan, an Indian fighter turned trailblazer and cattleman, is willing to risk it all for a spread of Texas...

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Doc Holliday

Matt Braun
St. Martin's Publishing Group
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Doc Holiday

Matt Braun


He came from the American South, a gentleman by breeding, a dentist by training, a gambler by vocation. But as Dr. John...

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Indian Territory

Matt Braun
St. Martin's Publishing Group
St. Martin's Paperbacks

The railroad’s drive to close the great distances of the wild American West was treacherous. One man was hired to troubleshoot—and, along the way, he grew to admire the Indian way...

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Kinch Riley

Matt Braun
St. Martin's Publishing Group
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The young drifter had a taste for life. The old gunfighter had a date with death. Their friendship led to a killing storm-- and a true legend of the frontier.

He was young and hungry for life--...

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Hickok and Cody

Matt Braun
St. Martin's Publishing Group
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The West made legends of two men. Heaven help the fool who dared to risk their wrath.

In a windswept campsite of the Fifth Cavalry Regiment, Russia's Grand Duke Alexis has arrived to experience...

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Manhunter / Deadwood

Luke Starbuck Novels

Matt Braun
St. Martin's Publishing Group
St. Martin's Paperbacks

When Luke Starbuck takes on a wealthy banker as a client, the only thing more compelling than the paycheck is his prey. The James-Younger gang has confounded countless detectives, including the men...

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Tombstone and The Spoilers

Luke Starbuck Novels

Matt Braun
St. Martin's Publishing Group
St. Martin's Paperbacks

TOMBSTONE
In 1878, a struggling prospector found silver in the jagged mountains of Arizona. Within a year the town of Tombstone was filling up with merchants, tradesmen, gamblers, whores, and...

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Hangman's Creek / Jury of Six

Luke Starbuck Novels

Matt Braun
St. Martin's Publishing Group
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HANGMAN'S CREEK
Texas rancher Ben Langham hired Luke Starbuck for his loyalty and toughness gained by riding with Rip Ford's Texas volunteers. But the honest, hardworking Starbuck...

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Kinch Riley / Indian Territory

Matt Braun
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin

KINCH RILEY
Newton, Kansas, 1871: One is a young drifter alone in a lawless land. The other is an aged gunfighter well-versed in the bawdy wonders of a wide-open boomtown. When...

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El Paso / The Wild Ones

Matt Braun
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin

The Old West comes vividly to life in two novels from bestselling author Matt Braun—America's authentic voice of the Western Frontier

EL PASO
It is...

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Black Gold

Matt Braun
St. Martin's Publishing Group
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The Osage Indians lost their ancestral freedom on a windswept reservation in Oklahoma. Now, in the Roaring Twenties, the land is spewing black gold; oil has been found, and every Osage owns a share...

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The Brannocks

The Brannocks

Matt Braun
St. Martin's Publishing Group
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The Brannocks

Matt Braun

Earl Brannock was a gambling man who fled the fires of the Civil War and found a boomtown called Denverin a land being built...

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Crossfire

The Ash Tallman Series

Matt Braun
St. Martin's Publishing Group
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They'd killed five men already, and stole a quarter of a million dollars in silver and gold. Now, a band of vicious thieves has drawn the best man that Wells Fargo can send: the rangy, mysterious...

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Dakota

Matt Braun
St. Martin's Publishing Group
St. Martin's Paperbacks

HE CAME WEST HAUNTED BY DEATH AND GRIEF...
In 1884, a Harvard-educated legislator from New York set off for Dakota Territory. Staggered by the deaths of his...

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Deadwood

Luke Starbuck Novels

Matt Braun
St. Martin's Publishing Group
St. Martin's Paperbacks

"MATT BRAUN IS A MASTER STORYTELLER OF FRONTIER HISTORY." -Elmer Kelton
IN THIS TOWN
Five thousand dollars. That was what a slick Denver lawyer-representing...

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A Distant Land

The Brannocks

Matt Braun
St. Martin's Publishing Group
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"MATT BRAUN IS A MASTER STORYTELLER OF FRONTIER HISTORY."

—Elmer Kelton

THREE MEN CONQUERED THE FRONTIER
Three...

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