The Bret King Series
by Dan Scott

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Today's West is just as fascinating as the Old West ever was. The new Bret King mystery series takes you along on the action-packed adventures of a modern young cowboy and his friends on Rimrock Ranch in New Mexico. Stories of the great outdoors, written by one of America's most famous Western authors.
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A product of the Stratemeyer Syndicate, the Bret King Mystery series was published by Grosset and Dunlap from 1960 through 1964 under the pseudonym of Dan Scott.
General consensus is that the books were written by Squire Omar Barker and possibly Andrew Svenson for volume 9.
Volumes 1 through 8 were issued in dustjackets.
Volume 9 was issued in picture cover (PC) format.
Volumes 1, 2, & 3 were reprinted in picture cover.
Illustrator: Joe Beeler (1-3, 5-9); Santo Sorrentino (4)

Bret King - The Mystery of Ghost Canyon Bret King - The Secret of Hermit's Peak Bret King - The Range Rodeo Mystery Bret King - The Mystery of Rawhide Gap Bret King - The Mystery at Blizzard Mesa Bret King - The Secret of Fort Pioneer Bret King - The Mystery of the Comanche Caves Bret King - The Phantom of Wolf Creek Bret King - The Mystery of Bandit Gulch
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1: The Mystery of Ghost Canyon - 1960
Truck rustlers butcher cattle on Rimrock Ranch, confronting Bret with western outlaws who combine thievery with science to outwit the law.

2: The Secret of Hermit's Peak - 1960
When a wild mountain lion and a gang of thieves invade Desolation Peak at the same time, Bret unlocks the fascinating secret of the mountain.

3: The Range Rodeo Mystery - 1960
From the moment the cow town of Tovar plans a revival of its colorful local rodeo, trouble stampedes Rimrock Ranch, until Bret outsmarts a band of big-time gangsters.

4: The Mystery of Rawhide Gap - 1960
Bret and his plane become involved in an international mix-up, uncovering a bizarre underground plot aimed at the federal governmant of the United States.

5: The Mystery at Blizzard Mesa - 1961

6: The Secret of Fort Pioneer - 1961

7: The Mystery of the Comanche Caves - 1962

8: The Phantom of Wolf Creek - 1963

9: The Mystery of Bandit Gulch - 1964