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Silvertip Books In Order

Publication Order of Silvertip Books

Valley Thieves (1933) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The False Rider (1933) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Man From Mustang (1942) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Silvertip (1942) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Silvertip's Strike (1942) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Silvertip's Roundup (1943) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Silvertip's Trap (1943) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fighting Four (1944) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Silvertip's Chase (1944) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Silvertip's Search (1945) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Stolen Stallion (1945) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mountain Riders (1946) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Valley of Vanishing Men (1947) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle


“Silver Tip” is a series of western novels written by the very prolific author (one of the most prolific author of all time) named Frederick Faust. The novels are published, like most of Faust’s work, under the Max Brand pen name. Originally the “Silver Tip” series was serialized and published for pulp publications before being released in novel format. By 1947, all of the novels in the series were released, just a few years after Max Brand died. It has also seen publication into a series of comic books.

Silver Tip, the main character of the series, is a man who likes to be by himself, to be in the woods (so that he can be at one with nature), and doing whatever he wants, which does not include taking any jobs. He is not your typical hero, but seems to be more of an anti-hero who does what he wants and takes no heat from no one, at all. He has his own sense of justice and believes that the good should not be harmed, but the bad should be taken care of. With lead. And quite a lot of it too.

“Valley Thieves” by Max Brand is the first novel in the “Silver Tip” series. Outlaws are chasing Silver Tip, and they happen to be very deadly, the deadliest the west has ever seen. They want him, he is famous and they want him; they, with the aid of their six shooters, get what they want. Parade, his horse, and Frosty, his killer and loyal wolf, will help him. Or they were helping him until Barry Christian stole them, leaving Silver Tip to fight like all other men. Silver Tip focuses his attention on Christian to get his animals back.

Fans of the novel find that Silver Tip is a breath of fresh air in a Western, and they found themselves reading the novel as fast as they could to find out what all happens to everyone. Some fans enjoyed the ride this novel takes you on as you read the novel.

Some did not like the way that the novel was as slow moving as it was. They found that there were not any characters to root for, that they were all evil, without much good to them.

“The False Rider” by Max Brand is the second novel in the “Silver Tip” series that came out in 1933. It was dark in the mine due to the lantern, the only one, being smashed to pieces. Silver’s booming voice causes Christian to scream with fear, like a woman because somewhere, there is a very deadly man on a deadly mission. And Christian is the man who finds himself.

Fans of the novel enjoyed the way the characters are further supported in this one, and they could not wait to see how everything shook out in this one. Many readers could not get enough of Silver Tip in this one, and will be returning to read more about this anti-social anti-hero.

Some did not like the plot of this one, they found it to be far fetched and included having Silver Tip get a job. It was not something worth reading, as neither the good guy or the bad guy were worth rooting for.

“Silvertip” by Max Brand is the fourth novel in the “Silver Tip” series that came out in 1942. Silvertip killed someone. Usually not something he would get all bent out of shape about, but this just happened to be a kid wearing the cape of the man Silvertip meant to kill. The man he meant to kill, named Bandini, set the teenager and in effect Silvertip up. Silvertip only feels bad that it was not Bandini bleeding out, but instead a much more innocent child. He decides he wants to do two things, finish whatever job the youngster did, according to his folks. Then he would track down Bandini and kill him for real this time.

“Silvertip’s Strike” by Max Brand is the fifth novel in the “Silver Tip” series that came out in 1942. A man named Steve Wycombe is a man full of hate, but when he got shot, that is what killed him. He leaves everything, while he is actually dying, to his three biggest enemies. He actually dictates his will while dying from being shot in the stomach. He makes them, one honest man and two crooked, run his ranch. He knows that it is only a matter of time before they come to blows, but that is exactly what he wants them to do to each other.

“Silvertip’s Trap” by Max Brand is the seventh novel in the “Silver Tip” series that came out in 1943. For Bill Naylor, there are all the others in the world, when it comes to being an outlaw, and there is Barry Christian. For Bill, Christian is the best, and the two wind up together, so Bill is all too ready to do the toughest thing that Christian has to throw his way. It involves killing Silvertip. Bill must do this to prove this to Christian, and he believes that Christian’s plan will succeed. Something that Christian’s plan did not take into account will determine Naylor’s fate.

“Silver Tip’s Search” by Max Brand is the tenth novel in the “Silver Tip” series and came out in 1945. After fighting with his father, a young boy named Rap Brender leaves his home. The old Judge calls on Jim Silver to find his boy and Silvertip agrees. He does so because he knows that Rap has joined outlaw king Barry Christian. Barry is also Silver’s oldest enemy. On his search for Brender, he goes through towns that Christian has gone and corrupted with his genius, and he winds up at a desert oasis that has been turned into a paradise for outlaws. Here he finds Brender, and chases Christian all over the place. The only way things can end between the two of these men is by death as both have sworn to kill each other.

This series takes readers on a ride and shows them what it was like for Natives back in the old western times. It is for fans of Louis L’Amour’s work, and anyone looking to read great western work.

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