WorldCat Identities

Roderus, Frank 1942-

Overview
Works: 72 works in 333 publications in 1 language and 19,576 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Western stories  Juvenile works  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3568.O346, 813.54
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works by Frank Roderus
Charlie and the Sir by Frank Roderus( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlie Roy didn't know what he was getting into when he got mixed up with the Sir. He just thought he'd help out the spindly English gentleman who was being picked on by some of the local hardcases down at the train station. But in return for his help, Charlie got himself a job - the most dangerous one he'd ever had. Charlie led the Sir north from Cheyenne to his sister's Crown B Ranch, where she's struggling against a brutal winter and her dead husband's partner
Hell Creek cabin by Frank Roderus( Book )

10 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five people are trapped in an isolated cabin by a blizzard. Two of the group, a pair of small-time outlaws, are immediately intrigued by the owner's toothsome wife and even more intrigued when they learn that he has a cache of gold on the premises
Stillwater Smith by Frank Roderus( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When he and his neighbor come into conflict--each convinced that he is right--Stillwater Smith, a lean, stubborn, fortyish man who refuses to bear arms, shows he won't give up without a fight
Leaving Kansas by Frank Roderus( Book )

9 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The disappearance of his uncle, from whom he stands to inherit the Running W Ranch, the appearance of a rough rival for the heart of his ladylove, and the crooked dealings of a local bank teller put an end to Harrison Wilke's boring life in Red Bluff, Kansas
Mustang war by Frank Roderus( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Beale brothers, fourth generation ranchers, face loss of their cattle and ranch because there's not enough grassland left. The public lands on which the cattle graze, regulated by the Bureau of Land Management, also provide grazing for the endangered wild mustangs. The Beales are engaged in the slaughter of the mustangs in order to save their cattle. Two lovers, dedicated to causes of endangered species, come to Nevada to get evidence of mustang slaughter and witness the Beales in action, and violence erupts. Suspense and bloody horror mount up to the bitter, bitter end of this emotion-packed novel
Cowboy by Frank Roderus( Book )

8 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cowboy thought he was going to get a chance to buy the land that he had worked and saved so long for, but instead he ends up trying to help the original owner of the Triple X Ranch save her land from unscrupulous speculators
Billy Ray & the good news by Frank Roderus( Book )

7 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in English and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A boisterous, hard-drinking young man in a Western mining town wakes up one morning and finds himself converted. He decides to become a minister in the very town where he used to run wild, and he has trouble convincing some that he is sincere
Billy Ray's forty days by Frank Roderus( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel follows the further adventures of Billy Ray through his first few years as a preacher in proseprous mining town, as he faces the challenges of love, greed, and the general onslaught of poverty as the town loses its major industry
Old Kyle's boy by Frank Roderus( Book )

6 editions published between 1981 and 1985 in English and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When he sets out to clear the names of his father and brother who had been hung as cattle thieves years before, Cyrus Tetlow finds his own life in danger
Finding Nevada by Frank Roderus( Book )

3 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harrison Wilke, hero of Leaving Kansas and Reaching Colorado, is working for a bank--and engaged to his boss's daughter--when he learns that he has inherited a gold mine in Nevada--which changes his outlook on things
Reaching Colorado by Frank Roderus( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This sequel to Leaving Kansas continues the misadventures of Harrison Wilke, an unlikely hero who is a green kid fumbling his way to manhood in the Old West--if his mistakes don't get him killed first
J.A. Whitford & the great California gold hunt by Frank Roderus( Book )

4 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

J. Aubrey Whitford, a confidence man in New York, is running a scam selling bogus events beyond his control, he finds himself a victim of his own con game
Easy money by Frank Roderus( Book )

6 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What Bert Felloe had in common sense and quiet determination, Chic Robertson had in talkative charm and a need for high adventure. They made a swell team, getting each other in and out of good times and bad working as cowhands, buffalo hunters and gold miners. But when Chic's search for easy money suddenly involved armed robbery and murder, Bert had to do some serious thinking about how far loyalty was supposed to go
The wrangler by Frank Roderus( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scarred, out-of-work Confederate veteran John Candler suddenly finds himself willing to fight and die for a financially-strapped widow
Judgment day by Frank Roderus( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Redhorse Butte was just another one-horse town like so many others, but it was Johnny Ackerman's whole life. A lifelong cowpuncher, he had long ago picked out the local girl that he wanted to marry someday. However, when an Eastern dandy came to town and assumed the position of schoolmaster, he suddenly had some competition. He had to find a way to even up the odds
The Keystone Kid by Frank Roderus( Book )

5 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Keystone Kid comes all the way from Pennsylvania to be a cowboy dressed in a new Western outfit. He became the butt of some jokes at the local bar and made no attempt to fight back against the bully who decided to make a show of it. That day is how he got his name "Keystone Kid" and his reputation as a coward. He made one friend who showed him the ropes and ways of a cowhand and when the time finally came to prove himself, he had to stand alone and his life depended on it
Winter kill by Frank Roderus( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old Jug's been a ranch hand for more years than he can remember, but he can still ride and rope with the best of them. When Jug uncovers a scheme to rustle cattle from under his watch, someone wants him out of the way and he's fired from the only job he's ever known. Now, Jug's going to find out who's responsible, and show them just how much fight one old cowboy has left
The ordeal of Hogue Bynell by Frank Roderus( Book )

2 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After losing his leg in an accident, cowboy Hogue Bynell becomes a telegraph operator in a lonely outpost where he drinks and broods--until a band of outlaws intent on robbing a train force him to make a decision that can give him back his self-respect
Sheepherding man by Frank Roderus( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judas Priest, a loner and a misanthrope, takes the dangerous job of introducing a herd of sheep into cattle country partly because it will take him a long way from the haunts of men. Then he encounters a widow woman, owner of a small, beleaguered ranch, whose principal adversary is the same ruthless cattle baron who is trying to eliminate Priest, and he concludes that there may be something to be said for human contact
Duster : a novel by Frank Roderus( Book )

5 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of a young greenhorn "cowpoke" in Texas after the Civil War
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.11 (from 0.07 for Duster : a ... to 0.17 for Winter kil ...)

Judgment day
Alternative Names
Languages
English (135)

Covers
Stillwater SmithMustang warBilly Ray & the good newsBilly Ray's forty daysThe wranglerJudgment dayWinter kill