WorldCat Identities

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

Works: 222 works in 1,119 publications in 2 languages and 31,246 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Western stories  History 
Roles: Author, Editor
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 )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 1,419 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 )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 1,011 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 )

18 editions published between 1957 and 2007 in English and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cheated out of his Texas cattle ranch, framed on a phony murder charge, Matt Tretisson flees to New Mexico where he ends up in a three-cornered range war
Saddle Bow Slim by Nelson C Nye( Book )

26 editions published between 1948 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 864 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
Single action by Nelson C Nye( Book )

17 editions published between 1967 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 693 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!
Gunsmoke by Nelson C Nye( Book )

15 editions published between 1938 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 687 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?
Born to trouble by Nelson C Nye( Book )

25 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captain Murphey was reluctant to let Jimmie 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 help. 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. Now her uncle has disappeared and she fears there may have been foul play. Captain Murphey promises to send help as soon as someone is available. Just a routine job... that's what the Captain said when he gave young Jimmy Trammell his first Ranger assignment. "Find out who's looting the Tailholt mine, catch him and bring him in." But the town of Shafts was an armed camp, and within hours Jimmy had bleeding knuckles, a gun crease on his head and a knife wound in his back. Anything but routine, this assignment has Jim wondering if he really has what it takes to be a Ranger. Unsure whom he can trust, if anyone, Jim determines he will solve this case -- or die trying
The last chance kid by Nelson C Nye( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 579 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
Deadly companions by Nelson C Nye( Book )

9 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and held by 569 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
Quick-trigger country by Nelson C Nye( Book )

13 editions published between 1955 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 567 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
The last bullet by Nelson C Nye( Book )

9 editions published between 1960 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Gunfighter breed by Nelson C Nye( Book )

17 editions published between 1942 and 2007 in English and held by 561 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
A lost mine named Salvation by Nelson C Nye( Book )

15 editions published between 1968 and 2007 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prospector Oberbit Johnston is hooked when the heiress of the Peralta Claim shows him a hunk of blue quartz from the Lost Salvation Mine
The Kid from Lincoln County by Nelson C Nye( Book )

13 editions published between 1963 and 2008 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1954 and 2007 in English and held by 545 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."
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral by Nelson C Nye( Book )

14 editions published between 1960 and 2003 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday stood side by side in the strangest alliance in the old frontier, and it ended in a bloody climax at the O.K. Corral
Horse thieves by Nelson C Nye( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 521 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 )

14 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 517 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 )

12 editions published between 1950 and 2001 in English and Dutch and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kurt Cardigan was quick with a gun, hot-tempered with his fist, and was known as the slickest horse trader in Tucson. But Cardigan wasn't content with his fame. He wanted a woman."--Page 4 of cover
The overlanders by Nelson C Nye( Book )

16 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Driven off his ranch by a horde of hard-ridingrenegades, Grete Farraday would stop at nothing to get revenge. But he'd need help. That was where Sary Hollis came in. 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
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Alternative Names

controlled identityColt, Clem, 1907-1997

controlled identityDenver, Drake C., 1907-1997

Colt, Clem

Colt, Clem, pseud

Denver, Drake C., pseud

Nelson Coral Nye American author of Western fiction

Nye, Nelson

Nye, Nelson, 1907-

Nye, Nelson 1907-1997

Nye, Nelson C. 1907-

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

Nye, Nelson Carol

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Nye, Nelson Coral 1907-1997

English (284)

Dutch (1)

The white chip : a western storyBandidoSaddle Bow SlimSingle actionGunsmokeThe last chance kidDeadly companionsQuick-trigger country