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Work, James C.

Overview
Works: 35 works in 175 publications in 1 language and 7,324 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Western fiction  Novels  Detective and mystery fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Literary criticism  Literature  Action and adventure fiction  Psychological fiction  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3573.O6925, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about James C Work
 
Most widely held works by James C Work
Ride south to purgatory : a Western story by James C Work( Book )

23 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pasque Pendragon accepts a challenge to fight a duel with a stranger and is thrown into a journey of life and love as he waits to finish the challenge at the majestic Godinez rancho in the Wyoming Territory
Shane : the critical edition by Jack Schaefer( Book )

7 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the summer of 1889, a mysterious and charismatic man rides into a small Wyoming valley, where he joins homesteaders who take a stand against a bullying cattle rancher, and where he changes the lives of a young boy and his parents
Ride to Banshee Cañon : a western story by James C Work( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kyle Owens, the one-eyed cowboy who works for the great Keystone Ranch, has been restored to physical and mental health after his ordeal in a hidden valley in the mountains, although that period has become something of a blank in his past."--Jacket
The dead ride alone by James C Work( Book )

21 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

East of the Keystone Ranch territory is North Platte, Nebraska, where "Buffalo Bill" Cody and others organized a Fourth of July celebration in 1882. Now an annual event called the North Platte Independence Day Blowout, it was one of the earliest Western rodeos. The Keystone cowboy they call "Link" rides south for an extended leave and comes upon a strange stone tower inhabited by a trio of odd characters: a stonemason, his daughter, and a hunchback who drives an empty hearse and spends his days digging graves for women who have not died. After some time with these strange folks, Link is physically changed, and decides to ride to the Fourth of July Blowout. He plans to disguise himself and challenge his Keystone cohorts. But what will he do about the young woman who has fallen desperately in love with him?
The Tobermory manuscript : a western story by James C Work( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his search for a missing manuscript, a Colorado college professor researches an accidental shooting from a hundred years ago and makes a trip to Tobermory, Scotland, hoping to find clues associated with the author of "A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains."
Ride west to dawn : a western story by James C Work( Book )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The owner of the great Keystone Ranch sends men out to investigate irrigation problems reported by homesteaders and ranchers
The grub rider by James C Work( Book )

9 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mysterious forces drive Gabe Allen to leave home in search of the Keystone Ranch. Job by job, handout by handout, he finally makes it. But his next journey will be far more dangerous, more demanding. He is to see an arrogant lady safely home to her own ranch where her sister is being held hostage by an outlaw gang whose leader is almost certainly insane. Gabe's only weapons are his wit, ingenuity, and a .44 revolver; but what can one man and one gun do against an outlaw who decorates his stronghold with the skeletons of other men who have come against him?"--Amazon
Prose & poetry of the American West by James C Work( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories, poems, and essays about the American West by more than fifty authors arranged chronologically into literary periods
Riders of Deathwater Valley : a Keystone Ranch story by James C Work( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art Pendragon, owner of the Keystone Ranch, has called a special meeting of the ranchers in the district to address the problem of rustling. The gang is operating out of the fortified Gorre Valley, an almost impenetrable area. When the rustlers raid a picnic of women and children and kidnap them along with Gwen Pendragon, the ranchers band together for an armed confrontation
The outcast of Spirit Ridge : a Keystone Ranch story by James C Work( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his short life, Grudj had been abandoned by white people of the wagon train and years later by his rescuers, the Arapaho when committed a sacrilege. He set off for the high mountains, searching for a way to atone for his transgression, hoping to find the Old Gods and ask them to help The People
The contractor by James C Work( Book )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the old West, many men got away with murder. Too few lawmen, too much hustle and bustle going on. This seemed the case in 1868 when a railroad contractor, Kane Kelly, shot a boy dead. Kelly fled the territory and that, most people thought, was that. But they didn't reckon on Detective N.K. Boswell of the Rocky Mountain Detective Agency. He promised the boy's family that he would bring the killer back to Laramie for trial. Boswell finds his man supervising a railroad crew in Iowa. But bringing him back to Laramie will be difficult and dangerous. Kane Kelly's brother Sligo is also ramrod of a railroad crew and with his gang of toughs he is determined to stop Boswell. He has plenty of opportunities; it's forty miles by buggy to the nearest railroad. Then there's the flooded Missouri River to cross, and four hundred miles of open prairie. Sligo tries brute force, using flunkies to do his dirty work. He tries bribery. He persuades a woman to seduce Boswell into a compromising situation. In the end, Boswell's legendary patience runs out. He lays a cunning trap, using his prisoner for the bait. If it works, Boswell will arrest Sligo Kelly, too. If it works
Gunfight! : thirteen western stories( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteen Western stories. They range from Luke Short's Top Hand, which is on a young man of courage, to John M. Cunningham's The Tin Star, on another man of courage, and which was made into the film, High Noon
Ranger McIntyre : Unmentionable murders by James C Work( Book )

4 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The body they found floating face-down in the river was wearing only underpants. If it's a fishing accident then is it a photography accident when a second corpse is discovered at a remote lake and is wearing nothing but her underwear? Ranger McIntyre's usual duties as a park ranger do not include murder--or women in underwear, for that matter--but he keeps on putting pieces of the puzzle together until they lead him to a backcountry hut and a murderer who orders him to disrobe. At gunpoint. Ranger McIntyre is also drawn into an FBI investigation. The suspect is selling salacious photographs of nudes who appear to be very, very dead. McIntyre's interaction with the FBI agent is made even more embarrassing by the fact that the agent's secretary is the "dead" gorgeous Violet Coteau, who looks like a flapper, shoots like Annie Oakley and drives like Barney Oldfield"--Amazon.com
A title to murder : the Carhenge mystery : a western story by James C Work( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Colorado college professor teaching a summer seminar in Nebraska delves into the disappearance of one of his students of the previous summer. An enthusiastic student who dropped out without any explanation, Cass Deering was declared a missing person--and the prime suspect in the stabbing death of the man she lived with. The professor theorizes that she may have disappeared after she wandered to Carhenge, a strange monument in the area fashioned after Stonehenge in the British Isles
Ranger McIntyre : small delightful murders by James C Work( Book )

3 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Small Delights Lodge in Rocky Mountain National Park seems to be under siege. Shots fired at the owner, vehicles set on fire, boats sabotaged, electrocution booby traps, and deadfalls set up--and finally arson and murder. RMNP Ranger Tim McIntyre has plenty of suspects, including the owner of a neighboring resort, a rogue park ranger, and some Chicago mobsters who want Small Delights as a prohibition speakeasy. McIntyre's boss wants the situation resolved. The only help McIntyre can depend on consists of two attractive women, one a highly competent take-charge-and-do-it kind of gal named Polly and the other an FBI secretary with great legs and a Thompson submachine gun
Unmentionable murders by James C Work( Book )

3 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The body they found floating face-down in the river was wearing only underpants. If it's a fishing accident then is it a photography accident when a second corpse is discovered at a remote lake and is wearing nothing but her underwear? Ranger McIntyre's usual duties as a park ranger do not include murder--or women in underwear, for that matter--but he keeps on putting pieces of the puzzle together until they lead him to a backcountry hut and a murderer who orders him to disrobe. At gunpoint. Ranger McIntyre is also drawn into an FBI investigation. The suspect is selling salacious photographs of nudes who appear to be very, very dead. McIntyre's interaction with the FBI agent is made even more embarrassing by the fact that the agent's secretary is the "dead" gorgeous Violet Coteau, who looks like a flapper, shoots like Annie Oakley and drives like Barney Oldfield
The Outcast of Spirit Ridge by James C Work( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Small delightful murders by James C Work( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Small Delights Lodge in Rocky Mountain National Park seems to be under siege. Shots fired at the owner, vehicles set on fire, boats sabotaged, electrocution booby traps, and deadfalls set up--and finally arson and murder. RMNP Ranger Tim McIntyre has plenty of suspects, including the owner of a neighboring resort, a rogue park ranger, and some Chicago mobsters who want Small Delights as a prohibition speakeasy. McIntyre's boss wants the situation resolved. The only help McIntyre can depend on consists of two attractive women, one a highly competent take-charge-and-do-it kind of gal named Polly and the other an FBI secretary with great legs and a Thompson submachine gun
Ride to Banshee Canyon by James C Work( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ride to Banshee Caǫn by James C Work( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Shane : the critical edition
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Shane : the critical editionRide to Banshee Cañon : a western storyThe dead ride aloneThe Tobermory manuscript : a western storyRide west to dawn : a western storyProse & poetry of the American WestRiders of Deathwater Valley : a Keystone Ranch storyThe outcast of Spirit Ridge : a Keystone Ranch story
Alternative Names
Work, James C. 1939-

Work, James Creighton.

Languages
English (155)