Lariats of Death

By Buck Savage (probably a pseudonym of Reginald Alec Martin)
First Published 1950 by Forbes Robertson

First edition wrapper. Click to enlarge and see full picture
First edition dustwrapper
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unknown artist
Forbes Robertson 1950
Death in horrible and mysterious form strikes across the Concho ranges. Fear rides with mock justice for its companion !

In Lariats of Death, Speed Johnson, ex-Texas Ranger, pits his brain and guns against an unknown power, and from the murder of Jeff Karran to the final chapter, gun battles, ambushings, and cattle stampedes fill the story with suspense and action. With his great palamino horse, Silk, the ex-Ranger lives to outwit gun-slingers and border gangs.

Racing through the pages to a surprising climax Speed Johnson faces and destroys the evil which has hung for so long over over the Conchos.

First edition:
Forbes Robertson 1950:
Hardback with dustwrapper; 128x187mm; red cloth, with black blocking; 230 pages; not illustrated; the book carries an advert for Riders of the Renegade, the next book in the series.
The publishers' blurb from the front flap of the wrapper is reproduced above; cover price 6s net.


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