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Overholser, Wayne D. 1906-1996

Overview
Works: 470 works in 1,273 publications in 1 language and 41,345 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Western stories  Fictional autobiographies  Historical fiction  Railroad stories 
Roles: Author, Creator
Classifications: PS3529.V33, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Wayne D Overholser
Nugget city : a western story by Wayne D Overholser( Book )
19 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 1,330 libraries worldwide
Gossip and worry abound in Nugget City, a Colorado mining town that has made the transition to a ranching community, with the arrival of a mysterious stranger with two guns. Why has this gunfighter chosen to come to Nugget City? Some believe he might be the latest recruit in a range war that has been brewing for some time. Matters are only further complicated by Cathy Alle, the local seamstree, who confronts the avaricious town banker with a threat to revela his illicit relationship with Nugget City's school techer if he doesn't agree to buy her off. Ed McCoy, sheriff of Nugget City, is engaged to marry Judy Mauldin, the only daughter of M. Bar owner, Curt Mauldin, Mauldin suffers form periods of insame rage in his rivalry with Pete Egan of the Rafter E. Judy flees with M. Bar and comes to stay with Ed McCoy and his mother. Curly Wison, the M Bar ramrod, wants to make Judy his wife no matter what the opposition. Given the unbalanced mental state of Curt Mauldin, this additional conflict could well explode into violence between the M Bar and the sheriff
Chumley's gold : a western duo by Wayne D Overholser( Book )
16 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,209 libraries worldwide
Two novellas on the Wild West. In the title novella, a man learns his deceased father was a bank robber and the loot is stashed on their old ranch, so he buys back the ranch, buying himself plenty of trouble, too
Riders of the sundowns by Wayne D Overholser( Book )
18 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 1,138 libraries worldwide
The local banker and financial magnate announces his engagement to Rosella, with whom Mack is in love. Mack had earlier opened a feed store in Axehandle to secure an income to support Rosella. Now he learns that the banker is also planning to open a feed store
Sunset trail : a western duo by Wayne D Overholser( Book )
13 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 1,026 libraries worldwide
Contains two short western novels including "Sunset Trail," in which government agent and frontiersman Bruce Shane is sent to locate a contraband shipment of rifles in 1846 only to find himself framed for murder; and "Twelve Hours Till Noon" in which rancher and local banker Matt Dugan invites the governor to speak at the opening of a dam in Amity, Colorado, in 1893, and unwittingly opens his family and the governor up to an attack by assassins
Tough hand by Wayne D Overholser( Book )
22 editions published between 1954 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,018 libraries worldwide
Jim Sullivan never expected to land in the middle of a range war when he fell for beautiful Troy Manders. But Troy was out to destroy the swindling no-gooders who had stolen her father's land, and she had gathered a hard-fisted crew of murderous outlaws to help her. With the smell of acrid gunsmoke dogging his every step, Sullivan took a gamble and cast his lot with the desperadoes. The odds stacked against him, he would need a keen eye and a fast hand
Gunlock by Wayne D Overholser( Book )
20 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 929 libraries worldwide
Joe Pardee was hardheaded, trigger-quick, and the closest thing to a father Will Beeson ever had. When Joe was gunned down defending the Box P Ranch against land-hungry settlers, Will stepped in and tried to fill Joe's shoes. But Will hadn't bargained with the women in Joe's life. Sarah, Joe's widow, had lost the use of her legs in a riding accident, but she was ready to take back control of her life, starting with making Will the new foreman of the Box P. But with his dying breath, Joe had asked Will to take care of Kathy Morgan, the woman Joe had turned to after Sarah's accident. And Will hadn't reckoned on the greenhorns who rode into his valley looking to set up fences and put down roots. Pardee had given his life fighting for open range. Now Will had to use his head to make peace -- or he could follow in Joe's footsteps, pick up his guns, and risk going down in a deadly hail of lead
Hearn's Valley by Wayne D Overholser( Book )
24 editions published between 1958 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 925 libraries worldwide
Big Vic Hearn was the undisputed king of his vast terrain and he guarded his empire with hired guns. Then one of the fastest guns in the West rode into Hearn's Valley, a gun that he couldn't buy
The outlaws : a western story by Wayne D Overholser( Book )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 906 libraries worldwide
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Bitter wind : a western story by Wayne D Overholser( Book )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 837 libraries worldwide
A hired gun decides to change his ways and settles down at a Wyoming ranch, but soon learns that the choices he made in his past cannot be escaped and will continue to impact his future
Wild horse river : a western story by Wayne D Overholser( Book )
14 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 831 libraries worldwide
The Wild Horse River is the dividing line between the ranchers in San Marcos County and Banjo Mesa residents. So when a rancher is murdered, the residents are convinced someone from Banjo Mesa did it
The law at Miles City : a western story by Wayne D Overholser( Book )
15 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 823 libraries worldwide
When a rancher is attacked by three toughs, a gambler and a former lawman, Dave, come to his rescue. Dave is encouraged by the other two to become the town's sheriff. It is uncertain how anything will play out, and Dave's future unfolds in a totally unpredictable, even danerous way, one in which it becomes exceedigly difficult for Dave to distinguish between foe and friend
Law at Angel's Landing : a western story by Wayne D Overholser( Book )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 788 libraries worldwide
Mark Girard was a young boy during the boom period of Angel's Landing, a mining town near Banjo Creek. When the boom played out, Mark's father moved on, but his mother refused to leave. When the job as sheriff opened, Mark ran for the office and won. It was a relatively easy job until a new gold strike on Banjo Creek brought brawling lawbreakers back to town. Now the question is whether or not Mark can handle them
Death of a cattle king : a western story by Wayne D Overholser( Book )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 703 libraries worldwide
It's been eight years since Sam Holt brought his family to Paradise Valley and began the Rainbow Ranch. Along with his wife Helen, son Bruce, and daughter Mary, Sam brought Morgan Drew, the orphaned son of a friend. Since then, Morgan has created his own ranch, the area's second largest. Romances, rivalries and feuds have taken their toll. But now the Paiutes have declared war on all the ranchers, and that will change everything
Wheels roll West : a western duo by Wayne D Overholser( Book )
17 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 658 libraries worldwide
"Swampland Empire" is set in Blue Lake Valley where Cory Steele, leader of the small ranchers, is laid up with a broken leg when Riley Rand appears and announces that he owns the entire valley and is bringing in a herd of cattle to take possession. In "Wheels Roll West" a wagon train from Ohio is journeying to Colorado. Before the emigrants reach their destination, a Pueblo gambler and his gang arrive declaring that the land at trail's end now belongs to them and the settlers must go elsewhere unless they are willing to pay for it with all they have
The dry gulcher by Wayne D Overholser( Book )
10 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in English and held by 654 libraries worldwide
Justin Albright was a power-drunk devil. He planned to stampede his huge Skull herd through Marcon Canyon into the rich grassland beyond just to see the handful of peaceable settlers there trampled into their land. His desperado gang would ride over dead men to do it. Dan Matson knew the brutes coming after the settlers were a ruthless bunch, but as people began to die, he came to the realization that the man who led this vicious gang wasn't just a paid assassin. He was a monster who hurt people for the sheer joy if it. And Dan Matson and the brave valley ranchers weren't going to take the abuse lying down. That's when Albright's dry gulcher brought his hellish guns to Smith's Hole, and began to pick off settlers one by one
Shadow on the land : a western story by Wayne D Overholser( Book )
11 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 650 libraries worldwide
During the movement to bring the benefit of rails to central Oregon, Lew Dawes and Mike Quinn compete for right aways for their railroad bosses
War in Sandoval County by Wayne D Overholser( Book )
17 editions published between 1960 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 615 libraries worldwide
Jeff Ardell was a peaceful man and a friend of Big Ben Shortt. But when Shortt got land-greedy and brought in the merciless hired guns to murder the shirt-tail ranchers, Ardell strapped on his Colt .44 and led the homesteaders into war in Sandoval County
Rainbow rider : a western trio by Wayne D Overholser( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 537 libraries worldwide
This trio of short novels includes the story of a judge whose bank depends on funding from his opinionated sister
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Daniels, John S., 1906-1996

controlled identity Leighton, Lee, 1906-1996

controlled identity Stevens, Dan J., 1906-1996

controlled identity Wayne, Joseph

Daniels, John S.
Daniels, John S. 1906-1996
Leighton, Lee.
Leighton, Lee 1906-1996
Morgan, Mark 1906-1996
Overholster, Wayne 1906-1996
Stevens, Dan J.
Stevens, Dan J. 1906-1996
Wayne D. Overholser Amerikaans schrijver (1906-1996)
Wayne D. Overholser US-amerikanischer Westernautoren
Wayne D. Overholser Writer
Wayne, Joseph 1906-1996
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