Wayne D. Overholser


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    Apr-2017

    TIN STARIN HELLDave Harmon was the best marshal Miles City ever had. And the toughest. He believed in his badge and everything it stood for.But sometimes a man had to step outside the law to live with himself.When Harmon’s time came, it came hard...

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    Jan-2017

    The summer warpath began in late spring of 1876 under the command of General George Crook. Among other officers under Crook s command was the daring and resourceful Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer and the 7th Cavalry. The campaign s purpos...

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    Sep-2016

    Bill Worden had been sheriff of Grant County for eleven years, yet now he was faced with the toughest twenty-four hours of his life.He had always succeeded in keeping things quiet between the ranchers and the farmers—but that was before he had a pr...

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    Jul-2014

    Clay Roland, marshal of Paiute City, was on the street when the young stranger rode into town. Clay's experience as a lawman told him that a stranger might mean trouble for him. He was in the open -- his badge was visible. However, the stranger ignor...

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    Jan-2014

    In Land Rush white families have lined up, waiting for the U.S. Army's signal to move in on the land vacated by the Ute Indians and make their homestead claims. Steve Regan knows the newly opened land well enough and wants to head for the mesa land b...

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    Jun-2013

    Riley Rand arrives in Blue Lake Valley, announces he owns the entire area, and will be bringing a herd of cattle to take possession. But some of the residents don't take too kindly to the news... Wayne D. Overholser, winner of three Spur Awards from ...

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    Feb-2013

    Bill Varney is just a hired hand on his father Mike Varney's Pitchfork Ranch, and his resentment at the way he has been treated has reached the breaking point. If Old Mike had ever cared about anybody, it's Bill's twin sister, Vida. She cares deeply ...

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    Oct-2012

    Mark Kelton is eighteen years old, part boy, part man. On the trail to set up a ranch in eastern Oregon, his parents are killed and the strongbox containing $8,000 stolen. Mark heads out onto the empty plain, where he encounters Bronco Curtis, a man ...

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    Feb-2012

    Here are two Western novels in a single volume by that incomparable Western storyteller, Wayne D. Overholser. Hate In His Holster is the story of Dave Lanning who was originally rescued as an orphan by a trail boss of a cattle herd moving to a new...

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    Sep-2011

    It has been eight years since Sam Holt brought his family from the Willamette Valley overland to eastern Oregon, found Paradise Valley, and began what he called Rainbow Ranch. His wife Helen, son Bruce, and daughter Mary had made the trip with him, a...

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    Feb-2011

    Two western novels in one volume. Shadow of a Lobo is the story of Cliff Jenson, a mercantile store owner in Palisade who has run into some trouble. In Beyond the Law, Sherman Rawls owns the largest spread in the Red Rock Mesa country. The on...

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    Dec-2010

    It was while Neal Clark was in the gunsmith's shop that the Shelly gang attempted to hold up the bank. Neal rushed out of the shop with his rifle, took aim, and fired, repeatedly, killing Buck Shelly and his son Luke Shelly. He may also have wounded ...

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    Aug-2010

    The mining town of Angel's Landing grew up around a gold strike in the hills of Colorado. Mark Girard had grown up during the boom period, and had witnessed it play out. Now he led a simple, quiet life with a relatively easy job as sheriff. Then the ...

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    Jul-2009

    Central Oregon the last frontier. Transportation is still by stagecoach and freight wagon. There is a movement afoot for a people s railroad, paid for by the state, to bring the benefits of rails to the area, to make it easier to ship livestock and p...

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    May-2009

    In Stage to Death, Bill Mason is a stagecoach guard, but he had once been a wild young hellion back in the Colorado mining camps. He had even once been involved in a bank robbery when he was known as Billy Buck, but that was in the past. For three ye...

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    Aug-2008

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    Feb-2008

    Farmers have been induced to settle on land in the high desert country of Oregon in "Grangers, Get Your Guns," but sufficient water has not been supplied as promised. Ed Rawlins is a former gunfighter who has decided to settle down and farm, but when...

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    Feb-2007

    In the title story of these two novellas, a U.S. agent must prevent a shipment of rifles from reaching the Comanche in New Mexico. Surrounded by enemies and accused of murder, he'll be lucky to make it to Santa Fe alive. And in Twelve Hours Till Noon...

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    Oct-2006

    Morgan Dill has returned to Twin Rocks to claim his half of the ranch that passed to his sister Celia when his father died three years ago. However, Celia's new husband has no intention of giving up any of the Rafter D. In fact, he's arranged a prett...

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    Aug-2006

    When you live the sort of life I do--the life of a hired gun--you start to figure you can handle any tough hand who comes along. But the tough hand I had to drill right between the eyes just happened to be a Flynn. And even though it was self-defense...

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    Aug-2005

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    Jul-2004

    Dave Harmon was a troublemaker who turned lawman for lack of a better job. Despite his rough past, he soon earned a reputation as a town-tamer. When Harmon drifted into Miles City, he had no intention to put down roots, until a crack over the head in...

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    May-2004

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    Nov-2002

    Wayne D. Overholser, winner of three Spur Awards from the Western Writers of America, weaves his usual spell of excitement and emotion in these two short novels, appearing in paperback for the first time. The title novel tells the story of a wagon tr...

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    Aug-2002

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    Nov-2001

    The three short novels in this brilliant collection amply demonstrate the range of imagination and depth of characterization that mark Wayne D. Overholser's Western fiction. "The Leather Slappers" is set in Colorado, where a company employee is havin...

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    May-2001

    When Ed Morgan got word that his younger brother, Ben, had been released from prison, he set out to see him immediately, hoping for reconciliation between them. Instead he found his brother near death, with one final request. He made Ed swear to reco...

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    Jul-2000

    Ben Sarboe was tired of risking his life to protect other people. But trouble was stirring once more, and Ben didn't know if he was ready to take up a gun again. But he was tired of drifting aimlessly through the West. It was time for him to make ...

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    Jun-2000

    A MAN ON THE RUNDel Delaney had been riding for the same outfit for ten years. Everything seemed fine...until the day he was inexplicably charged with a crime by the deputy sheriff. Del knew he was innocent, but the deputy's father was the local judg...

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    Apr-2000

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    Apr-1999

    HARD BATTLESWayne D. Overholser has won legions of fans with a depth of characterization and a range of imagination in frontier fiction, and the two short novels featured in this amazing collection are prime examples of his talent. In "Chumley's Gold...

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    Jan-1999

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    Aug-1998

    In Nightmare in Broken Bow, gunman Mark Morgan seeks revenge against the ruthless Burke brothers, and a Union secret agent must choose between his mission and the woman he loves, in Day of Judgment. Original....

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    Feb-1998

    In "Steel to the South," Clay Bond finds himself in the middle of a range war brought about by the railroad, while in "Fabulous Gunman," gunslinger Bill Womack has to use his gun often as he attempts to hang it up for the last time. Original....

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    Aug-1997

    A HARD-LUCK BRANDOnce Mack Jarvis went to work for the Tomahawk brand in Pioneer Valley, it didn't take him long to fall in love with the owner's daughter, Rosella Wade. He knew it would take money to support her, so he worked hard and bought himself...

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    May-1997

    WesternLarge Print EditionA dramatic and suspenseful epic of divided loyalty and explosive passion . . . All the Indians wanted was one white man, and they would get him whatever the cost. Ben Holt had a choice: Give the Indians the double-crosser t...

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    Feb-1997

    A TOWN ON THE BRINKNugget City was a Colorado mining town that made the transition to a ranching community. But the transition wasn't easy and it left a lot of bad blood. A range war had been brewing for a while, and greed, gossip and rage were threa...

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    Feb-1997

    WesternLarge Print EditionWhen Kim Logan is hired by Peg Cody to be her snake stomper, he means to keep her out of harms way including Hank Dunning, who wants to force her ranch into forfeiture so he can grab it for a song. But Kim winds up in jail ...

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    Oct-1996

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    Oct-1996

    In Land of Promises, Mark Manning battles vicious claim jumpers and vengeful Ute warriors to defend the woman he loves, while in A Gun for Johnny Deere, a man with a price on his head out-guns greedy bounty hunters. Original....

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    Jun-1996

    In The Long Wind, Jess Dawson's desire for a piece of territory is challenged by a band of bloodthirsty gunmen, while in The Snake Stomper, bodyguard and hired gun Logan is framed for murder. Original....

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    Apr-1996

    Gunslinger hired by a local politician masquerade as homesteaders to stir up trouble in Custer County in Bunch Grass , while hardworking Jim Glenn encounters con men, thieves, and fancy ladies during his travels through the Wyoming Territory, in ...

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    Apr-1996

    In the 1860s and 70s, men still got up with the sun -- and to young Jim Glenn, his father's phrase "sun on the wall" meant the boy was already late. Daylight, the time when an honest, small farmer could work, was precious. So when, as a very young ma...

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    Dec-1995

    In Buckaroo's Code, Jackson Malloy and his companions confront a band of renegades who are making illegal demands, and Joe Pardee becomes the peacekeeper of Colorado's Easter Valley, in Gunlock. Original....

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    Aug-1995

    In a double edition, Vic Hearn and Ellie Dunn return to the Oregon valley to battle a greedy rancher, and Jim Sullivan joins a band of guns-for-hire to help the beautiful Troy Manders reclaim her land. Original....

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    Jun-1995

    For two years, thirteen men in San Lorenzo had feared the return of killer Ben Fargo. For the day they had sentenced him to rot in Canon City Prison, he had sworn to get even with them. Now Fargo had escaped and nothing could stop him. Hate in his bl...

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    Jun-1995

    In The Violent Land, Dan Nathan is torn between loyalties to his greedy employer and the families who lost their lands to him; in The Judas Gun, an escaped prisoner returns to get revenge on those who convicted him. Original....

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    Apr-1995

    Two novellas set in the Colorado of the Old West tell of one landowner's frontier justice and the deputy who stands up to him, and a rancher who determines to avenge his father's murder. Original....

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    Aug-1994

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    Jul-1994

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    Jul-1992

    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....

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    Jun-1992

    Unwilling to share the hard-earned profits from the sale of his cattle ranch with the lowdown gunmen he had earlier hired to deal with cattle rustlers, Jackson Malloy begins a one-man war with his foes. Original....

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    May-1992

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    Apr-1992

    Big Vic Hearn was the king of the valley, and of everything living on it. One day Hugh Moberly, one of the fastest guns in the West and lifelong enemy of Hearn, rode into the valley. Now, one of them had to die....

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    Jan-1992

    VENGEANCE TRAIL No rancher in Colorado's Dillon Park Territory was richer or meaner than Cameron Runyon. As treacherous as a rattlesnake, Runyon used his wealth to get whatever he wanted. And what he couldn't buy with a fistful of gold, he sent hi...

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    Sep-1991

    Every man, woman and child west of the Mississippi knew Bill Womack was the fastest draw around and they all wanted him to do their dirty work. But Womack wanted only to hang up his six-shooter for good. He was determined to live the rest of his life...

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    Aug-1991

    Honouring the wish of his dying father Matt Keenan returns to Santone Grant, his boyhood home in New Mexico, to get a job with the company his father had worked for. More is happening in the Grant than he expected, and Matt finds himself caught up in...

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    Apr-1990

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    Oct-1982

    A Spur Award-winning Author Molly rode into Crowheart to solve a murder, but she was about to get swept up into a war. Rancher Isaiah Holcomb had been savagely left for dead on his own spread. The whites were quick to blame young Shoshone warriors f...

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    Jul-1979

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    1978

    Curt Curran was a reporter for the Rocky Mountain News. His boss sent him to investigate the case of Gordy Morgan, a kid who had disappeared after killing the son of a powerful and unscrupulous rancher a couple of months earlier in the small town of ...

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    1977

    Justin Albright was a monster who was planning to stampede his huge herd through Maroon Canyon just to see the settlers there trampled into their land. But Dan Matson and the brave valley ranchers weren't going to take the abuse lying down....

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    1954

    Big Jim Perrin becomes Oregon's richest cattle boss with the help of frontier hard cases like Dan Nathan. But the more land Perrin wants, the more Nathan finds his loyalties split between his employer and the nesters who lose their land to him. Soon,...

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    He was a hard-muscled, long-boned man with a face burned to bronze by sun and wind. His buckskin shirt was darkened by dirt and age; his black hat had two bullet holes in it. There was a knife strapped to his left side, a .45 Colt on his right side, ...

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    If it grew or grazed or lived in Indian Valley, it belonged to Mike Dugan. A man could lease land there, drive cattle there, and marry his woman there, but he had to be ready to eat dirt -- or leave -- when Dugan said so. And Tommy Gordon had left fi...

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    When Matt Strang, big, powerful, and courageous, bought up Sage Valley for a cattle grazing area, he didn't care about a shirt-tail settler named Poe. Bitter, resentful, thirsting for revenge and seething with hatred for any man who thought he was bo...

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    “This ranch is mine—you got to kill me to get it.”All his life, Rod Devers had wanted only one thing—his own spread.To get it, he hired his gun to the highest bidder. When he had it he hung up his gun.Then Egan Valley exploded into range war....

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    Moving across the country like two great claws, rails of shining steel carved their way into the heart of Oregon's vast frontier. The seemingly unstoppable rail lines could go no further when they reached the land of Hanna Racine. Hanna is an indepen...

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    You were born into a cruel world, David, and there are times when you have to be tough to journey through it, but be sure of one thing. Be proud of your journey. Don t live in a way that will make you ashamed of it later. Dave Rand often thought on t...

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