WorldCat Identities

Nye, Nelson C. (Nelson Coral) 1907-1997

Works: 265 works in 1,328 publications in 2 languages and 27,774 library holdings
Genres: Western fiction  Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Other
Classifications: PS3527.Y33, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Nelson C Nye
Most widely held works by Nelson C Nye
Mule man by Nelson C Nye( Book )

21 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 1,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brice Corrigan signs on with a crew, led by an anthropologist, to watch the hard cases who were hired for protection on the trail to Chaco
The white chip : a western story by Nelson C Nye( Book )

22 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 1,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A banker organizes a search for gold in Arizona which turns violent when a mine is found containing gold beyond anyone's wildest dreams. As the prospectors fight, the mountain prepares to let loose its volcano. The hero is prospector Chuck Brannigan, the heroine his fiancee
Bandido by Nelson C Nye( Book )

24 editions published between 1957 and 2007 in English and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cheated out of his Texas cattle ranch, framed on a phony murder charge, Matt Tretisson fled to New Mexico where he landed in trouble up to his neck. Beautiful Tara Dow, owner of the great Bellfour ranch, had snared him into her schemes for more land and power--and when Matt rebelled, he found himself fighting Tara and her gunslinging foreman in a blood-splashed showdown for justice
Saddle Bow Slim by Nelson C Nye( Book )

33 editions published between 1948 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Whit Brown found a corpse on the trail into town he made two mistakes. He reported it and he ran afoul of Curly Bill Graham and his yes-man, Marshall Ben Brush. Even worse Whit had no good alibi as to his location at the time of the murder. Whit's only possible escape route was through a dead-end alley lined with sharpshooter's
Gunsmoke by Nelson C Nye( Book )

20 editions published between 1938 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sheriff Lawler had seen violence coming when strangers began to arrive, silent men with the look of murder in their eyes. But then the surprises began. One by one, the strangers were found dead. And each one carried a cryptic note signed "Justice." Who were the strangers? What did they die for? And who was the killer who used "Justice" as his calling-card?
Single action by Nelson C Nye( Book )

20 editions published between 1967 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pearly Adams was a cocky eighteen-year-old hell-raiser, and when he was assigned his first job as one of Cap Mossman's Arizona Rangers, he swore he'd prove his worth inside of twenty-four hours. But Pearly didn't know that there's more to being a lawman than just pinning on a badge--he'd have to back it up with a level head and a ready, fast gun. He learned his lesson the hard way when he found himself stranded in hell's half-acre, smack in the middle of a hot-lead range war!
Born to trouble by Nelson C Nye( Book )

30 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captain Murphey was reluctant to let Jim Trammell join up with the Rangers. But Jim wouldn't give up. After five days, he was still waiting for Cap to give him a chance when Carolina Krole arrived with an appeal for herlp. Her father had died in what she considered a suspicious mine accident and she had inherited the mine which her uncle was helping her manage
Quick-trigger country by Nelson C Nye( Book )

19 editions published between 1955 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turk was just a kid when he hooked up with Curly Bill Graham's outlaw gang, but he quickly made a name for himself as a fast and fearless gunslinger. Membership of the gang brought Turk the excitement he'd always craved but when Graham's crew slaughtered a band of unarmed Mexicans, Turk drew the line
Hired hand by Nelson C Nye( Book )

11 editions published between 1954 and 2007 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As soon as Curly's gun hammered its sound across the rooftop, Mark's left thigh felt as though it had been torn from its socket. Bleeding and off-balance, he grabbed at the ridge-piece and hung on. Then he saw that handsome face, that forward hunching of big shoulders, coming around the chimney. Curly lunged, hand flashing down, pistol weighted. "Last bullet I had," he chuckled. "Now I'll make you acquainted with the barrel."
The last chance kid by Nelson C Nye( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life was a bit too easy for Alfred Addlington. In England, his father was a lord, his home was a castle, and the Wild West he read about was full of death-defying shoot-'em-ups and gunslighing heroes. That was before he came to Lincoln County, New Mexico. All he owns is a shiny Colt he's never fired and a powerful desire to be the best cowpuncher ever to ride the fences. But his greenhorn scent attracts a pair of trail-hardened bandits hell-bent on chasing Alfred into the hands of the law. His dreams of glory could die a quick death ... at the end of a rope. For Alfred Adlington, it's time to stop reading about outlaws -- and start shooting
The last bullet by Nelson C Nye( Book )

14 editions published between 1960 and 2002 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Wide loop by Nelson C Nye( Book )

13 editions published between 1952 and 2019 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Not far from Tombstone, Arizona, Burt Alvord agrees to help Bella Norton save her ranch, but can't pass up the opportunity to organize a train robbery"--
The Kid from Lincoln County by Nelson C Nye( Book )

15 editions published between 1963 and 2008 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clint Farris learns what gold and the lust for it can do to men in the town of Post Oak
Deadly companions by Nelson C Nye( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wendy owned a ranch heavily mortgaged because of the debts of her deceased father. She offers Hardigan half ownership in the ranch, if he will help her in a gold mine scheme
A lost mine named Salvation by Nelson C Nye( Book )

18 editions published between 1968 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prospector Oberbit Johnston enjoyed--if you can call it that--a double reputation. First: there were few indeed who'd climbed more slopes or crossed more burning sands in the last twelve years. And, secondly, had little or no gold to show for it. But Lady Luck smiled on him--after a fashion--when he got wind of the lost Salvation Mine, the most fabulous strike in history. However, there was a permanent streak of icy sweat between Oberbit's shoulder blades. For it was there that he expected to feel the knife of the killer who wanted the mine for himself
Horse thieves by Nelson C Nye( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peep Boyano risks his life to help Merilee Manton drive her herd of horses through dangerous territory
No place to hide by Nelson C Nye( Book )

19 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wishbone Reilly learns that there's no law but a man's own, west of Tombstone. When he comes to claim his inheritance, he finds he has unexpected, gun-toting company. Hannigan, a squatter killer, has already taken possession of Wishbone's ranch. Besides watching his back for stray bullets, Wishbone is overrun by his late uncle's creditors, friends, and brides-to-be, all of whom are aching for a piece of his pie. Mix in one amorous Mexican senorita named Chacha and Wishbone has his work cut out for him before he can become a proud ranch owner
Riders by night by Nelson C Nye( Book )

14 editions published between 1950 and 2001 in English and Dutch and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Kurt Cardigan speaks, people usually listen. But when the big yellow - haired man decides to quit horse thieving and go straight, the men in his gang have something else in mind
The overlanders by Nelson C Nye( Book )

20 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Driven off his ranch by a horde of hard-riding renegades, Grete Farraday would stop at nothing to get revenge. But he'd need help. That was where Sary Hollis came in. For a share of his spread, she'd lend him the use of her guns and men, low-down sidewinders all. Farraday didn't cotton to being partners with a woman ... but he'd join up with the devil himself if it would get his land back
Gunfighter breed by Nelson C Nye( Book )

12 editions published between 1942 and 2007 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a fast-moving, slam-bang western yarn based on the actual records of the notorious Black Jack Ketchum gang which used to rob the trains of the Rock Island Railroad. It takes place in the days when guns were for hire by any man who could pay the price, and when the boldness of the outlaws gave men an excuse to take the law into their own hands. Gunfighter Breed has the tight plot and the hard and flashing style that Nelson C. Nye knows so well how to handle
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Hired hand
The white chip : a western storyBandidoSaddle Bow SlimGunsmokeSingle actionQuick-trigger countryHired handThe last chance kid
Alternative Names

controlled identityColt, Clem, 1907-1997

controlled identityDenver, Drake C., 1907-1997

Colt, Clem

Colt, Clem, pseud

Denver, Drake C., pseud

Nelson C. Nye Amerikaans schrijver (1907-1997)

Nye, Nelson

Nye, Nelson, 1907-

Nye, Nelson 1907-1997

Nye, Nelson C. 1907-

Nye, Nelson C. (Nelson Coral), 1907-

Nye, Nelson Carol

Nye, Nelson Coral 1907-

Nye, Nelson Coral 1907-1997

English (342)

Dutch (1)