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Nelson, Rusty

Overview
Works: 228 works in 587 publications in 1 language and 5,530 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Detective and mystery fiction  Audio adaptations  Western stories 
Roles: Narrator, Performer
Classifications: PS3558.A785, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Rusty Nelson
Before she dies by Steven Havill( )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Undersheriff Bill Gastner is certain that elderly Reuben Fuentes knows nothing about the bodies scattered on his New Mexico ranch. Gastner calls on his former deputy, Reuben's niece Estelle, to help clear her uncle of suspicion
Bag limit : a Sheriff Bill Gastner mystery by Steven Havill( )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill Gastner, the reluctant sheriff of Posadas County, New Mexico, anticipates his last few days in office will be uneventful. That is, until local teen Matt Baca drives drunkenly into the back of Gastner's cruiser, then flees into the night. His eventual capture turns tragic when the boy becomes irrationally violent and takes a fatal tumble into oncoming traffic. Adding to the tragedy, Matt's father is found dead in his tiny kitchen
Heartshot : a Sheriff Bill Gastner mystery by Steven Havill( )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Mexico Undersheriff Bill Gastner is presented with a case that appears to have brought big time crime, including drug gangs, to the country
John Muir : magnificent tramp by Rod Miller( )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1849, 11-year-old John Muir emigrated from Scotland to America. Here, he rose from farmer and sawmill worker to become a noted authority on the botany, glaciers, and forestry of the nation's wilderness. Best known for his long association with the Yosemite Valley and Sierra Nevada Mountains of California, Muir also explored, mostly afoot, the southern states, Alaska, the Great Basin, and the Mojave Desert. His studies took him around the world and generated volumes of poetic, evocative writings. As America expanded relentlessly westward, Muir witnessed the plunder and exploitation of the land and became a driving force in efforts to protect the natural world. A modest and private man, married and father of two daughters, his conservationist views forced him into battle with powerful political and industrial interests. He influenced four U.S. Presidents to sponsor legislation that protected forests and established or expanded America's national parks
Across the Brazos by Ermal Walden Williamson( )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matt Anderson was dead, shot down in bank holdup that shocked the small community of Bozeman, Montana. At least the townsfolk thought he was dead. A case of mistaken identity may have saved Matt's life, but it would have to be a life lived in exile. His adventures took him south where he served in the Confederate Army. After the Civil War he followed his commanding general to Texas to work as a hired gun. Range wars and cattle drives kept him busy, and home life on the ranch was good. Then, one summer day, three cowboys rode in from Montana to bring him home
David Crockett : [hero of the common man] by Bill Groneman( )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perhaps no other figure in American history is more shrouded in myth and legend than David ("Davy") Crockett, the Tennessee frontiersman whose death at the Alamo in 1836 ensured his place in the Valhalla of American heroes. Crockett himself was responsible for much of the folklore about his life. A gregarious, fun-loving man, he was more than capable of spinning tall tales over a "horn" of liquor. But in truth David Crockett was a true self-made man who left home at the age of twelve. His adventures, hunting and exploring, serving as a soldier under Andrew Jackson in the Creek Indian War of 1813, a political career that took him to the United States Congress, and incessant search for "elbow room" that drew him to Texas, these were the real fabric of a heroic life
Winter grass by Richard S Wheeler( )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1886 Montana drought, followed by a hard winter, forces ranchers to pay the price of overgrazing. Texas fever, foreign investors, and strong-arm cattlemens associations all mount up against Quin utnam, when, under the law, he runs strings of barbed wire along two sides of his range
Privileged to kill by Steven Havill( )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wesley Crocker is accused of the murder of young Maria Ibarra, who was found near the "camping place" of the drifter. Crocker's account of the previous night leads Undersherrif Bill Gastner to more troubling questions
Bitter recoil : a Sheriff Bill Gastner mystery by Steven Havill( )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aging Undersheriff Bill Gastner's vacation is interrupted by the dead body of a young woman, apparently thrown from a moving car. Other murders convince the Undersherrif to lend a hand
Out of season : a Sheriff Bill Gastner mystery by Steven Havill( )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Undersheriff Bill Gastner of New Mexico investigates the death of his superior who was involved in a secret investigation on his own. He died in a plane crash and an autopsy shows the pilot was killed by gunfire from the ground
Prolonged exposure : a Sheriff Bill Gastner mystery by Steven Havill( )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recuperating from heart surgery, Sheriff Gastner learns his house has been burglarized and his cranky ancient neighbor has borrowed a bit of land to bury his equally ancient wife, while a boy disappears from atop Cat Mesa
Badlands by Richard S Wheeler( )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Candace enters the Badlands on a scientific expedition. Young, beautiful and in love with knowledge, she is there to study early man and prehistoric fossils. But what begins with the purest of motives will end in a nightmare of violence and lust, for the men accompanying her are there to plunder the Sioux Nation, to steal their treasures, deface their sacred places, and to rob them of their holiest relics
Mountain devil by David Thompson( )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1832, life in the Rocky Mountains was filled with danger and mystery. Indian legends held that deep in secluded valleys lurked bizarre creatures bent on destroying man. Although Indians shunned such places, courageous settlers like Nathaniel King had no time for such tales, and they willingly braved these forbidden areas. But when Nate led a hunting expedition into a valley where one of these monsters was said to live, several of his fellow hunters were viciously slain. And before long Nate himself became prey of a beast that might have come out of his worst nightmare
Dead weight : a Sheriff Bill Gastner mystery by Steven Havill( )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A well seasoned 69, Sheriff Bill Gastner knows his Posadas, NM, territory as well as he understands the foibles of the human condition. So when a backhoe crushes a man to death, it's more instinct than fact that leaves him feeling theres more to this "accident" than meets the eye
George Washington : first in war, first in peace by James A Crutchfield( )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between 1753, when he was commissioned as a major of Virginia militia, and 1775, when the second Continental Congress named him Commander-in-Chief of all colonial military forces, George Washington rose from anonymity as a minor landowner and surveyor to become America's first national hero. With little military training he led the thirteen fledgling colonies through six years of grueling war against formidable British forces, steered the proceedings of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, and served two terms as the first president of the United States. His accomplishments were so stunning and he was so revered that by the end of the war some of his generals urged him to install himself as king, an idea he looked upon with "abhorrence," calling the very thought "painful." Nor would he consider standing for a third term as president
Mountain manhunt by David Thompson( )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After rescuing Solomon Cain from an indian death trap, mountain man Nathaniel King is left stranded by the ungrateful man in the wilderness, where he hooks up with a Ute brave who is determined to kill Cain
Twice buried : a Sheriff Bill Gastner mystery by Steven Havill( )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Undersheriff Bill Gastner is certain that elderly Reuben Fuentes knows nothing about the bodies scattered on his New Mexico ranch. Gastner calls on his former deputy, Reuben's niece Estelle, to help clear her uncle of suspicion
Fool's coach by Richard S Wheeler( )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scrimshaw left his wife and children on a farm back East to go to the bustling goldfields of Virginia City. He had done well, but now there is trouble back home and he must get there immediately. He plans a midnight stagecoach run through the bandit-infested wilderness. He, himself, calls it a fool's coach but is willing to risk it!
King of the mountain by David Thompson( )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nathaniel King left NYC in 1828 to venture into the vast unexplored regions beyond Mississippi. He heads west, lured on by dreams of wealth based on his uncle's promise to share with him "the greatest treasure in the world". His trail leads to life threatening danger in the wild uninhabited Rocky Mountains, where he must struggle simply to live day to day. If Nathaniel survives he will unearth a treasure far more valuable than he ever imagined
Blood fury by David Thompson( )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wild Rocky Mountains in 1828 held many dangers and challenges for those daring enough to enter. On a hunting trip, young Nathaniel King stumbles upon a disgraced Crow warrior
 
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