WorldCat Identities

Nelson, Rusty

Overview
Works: 200 works in 539 publications in 1 language and 4,697 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Western stories  Audio adaptations 
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 130 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 122 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( )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 118 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
David Crockett [hero of the common man] by Bill Groneman( )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 115 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 114 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
John Muir magnificent tramp by Rod Miller( )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 113 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
Bitter recoil a Sheriff Bill Gastner mystery by Steven Havill( )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 105 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
Twice buried a Sheriff Bill Gastner mystery by Steven Havill( )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 98 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
One perfect shot by Steven Havill( )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a county employee is found shot to death in sun-drenched daylight while sitting in his county road grader, Undersheriff Bill Gastner is faced with puzzling questions. The fatal bullet shows no rifling marks, and investigation shows that the shooter walked directly toward the road grader, in full view of the victim--who did nothing to defend himself. In addition to the demands of the investigation, Gastner learns that Sheriff Eduardo Salcido has hired a new deputy without discussing the matter with his undersheriff and that the new hire is destined to be the first female road-patrol deputy in the history of Posadas County. Thus begins Gastner's relationship with Estelle Reyes, whose shrewd observations shed important light on a crime that reveals all kinds of skeletons lurking in Posadas County closets
Across the Brazos by Ermal Walden Williamson( )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Matt Anderson was dead, shot down in a bank hold up 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. Matt's life would change forever as he found himself having to decide between the life and love he found in Texas and his family's ranch in Montana
George Washington first in war, first in peace by James A Crutchfield( )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 93 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
Privileged to kill by Steven Havill( )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 89 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
Fool's coach by Richard S Wheeler( )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 85 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!
Prolonged exposure a Sheriff Bill Gastner mystery by Steven Havill( )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 81 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
Out of season a Sheriff Bill Gastner mystery by Steven Havill( )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 80 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
Badlands by Richard S Wheeler( )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 79 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. Now hell itself is loose in the Badlands, and the revenge of the Sioux will know no bounds
Mountain devil by David Thompson( )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 76 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 76 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
Sam Hook by Richard S Wheeler( )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Meagher County, Montana is Hereford country. All the ranchers are raising Angus or Hereford cattle, all except Sam Hook. He's the only holdout, continuing to herd longhorns as he has for years. But with the public range, Hook's longhorn bulls can't be kept from breeding with the Hereford herds, lowering their value
Buffalo medicine by Don Coldsmith( Recording )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Owl's father changed the lives of the People by bringing the horse from his native Spain. Now Owl must make his own contribution by learning the way of the buffalo from an ancient medicine man and pursuing a vision quest. Embarking on a perilous journey through savage lands, Owl risks capture by the People's enemies and wins the heart of a brave and beautiful woman, before winning honor among the People
 
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