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Richards, Dusty

Overview
Works: 136 works in 551 publications in 1 language and 20,841 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Western fiction  Historical fiction  History  Novels 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Classifications: PS3573, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Dusty Richards
The Abilene Trail : a Ralph Compton novel by Dusty Richards( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While driving cattle up north, former Confederate Army officer-turned-rancher Ben McCullough and his ex-sergeant Hap encounter such perils as stampedes, raging waters, nature's fury, and a gang of vicious rustlers. Original
Rancher's law by Dusty Richards( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Deputy Marshal Luther Haskill goes undercover in Arizona Territory to investigate the hanging of three men who were executed by their fellow ranchers and is met by a wall of silence and a family guarding a deadly secret"--
The Ogallala Trail : a Ralph Compton novel by Dusty Richards( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ranchers of Frio Springs are praying that veteran cowpuncher Sam Ketchum will succeed in driving their cattle to the rich markets of Nebraska. But ghosts still haunt Sam from his last drive-and the road has only become tougher. Comanches, cattle, and notorious gunslingers wait to strike along the way. To make matters worse, Sam finds himself caught up in a deadly family feud that he may have to settle before his own trail comes to an end
The O'Malleys of Texas by Dusty Richards( Book )

9 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During the Civil War, Texas Rangers Harp and Long John O'Malley patrol a vast, unguarded range, protecting the families of soldiers off fighting at the front. At war's end, the Rangers are disbanded, and the O'Malleys sign on with a cattle drive across the most treacherous and deadly stretch of the American frontier from Texas to Sedalia"--
Dead aim by Dusty Richards( Book )

9 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The oldest and boldest O'Malley brother, Long John takes on the challenge of riding shotgun on a wagon train across the hostile Nebraska Territory. But the real test lies in the journey ahead--to the Rocky Mountains, Sante Fe, and home to Texas--with perils that will either make him a living legend ... or a dead one"--
Between hell and Texas by Dusty Richards( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With blood and tears, Chet Byrnes built a life in Texas, only to have it shattered by an ill-fated cattle drive and a deadly family feud. Realizing he and his family need to start over in a new territory, Chet and his young nephew set out for Arizona, hoping to find a new home. Chet and Heck cross over New Mexico and ride into Arizona. Encountering killers, bandits, a punishing climate, and a harsh daunting land, they search for the perfect place to settle down. For the sake of his family, Chet will have to risk dying before he can meet the one woman who would make it all worthwhile
Brothers in blood by Dusty Richards( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arizona Is Hard Country ... Chet Byrnes is building a new life in Arizona Territory as he expands his cattle ranching operation--but trouble just keeps coming. A brutal Apache attack on his cattle drive. A friend's young daughter is abducted, and the search leads Chet and his men to the wild town of Tombstone and ultimately south of the border, where everything comes with a price ... and life is cheap. And Chet Brynes Is A Hard Man ... As much as Chet longs to stay close to home and his beloved wife, friends and family continue to need his brand of help. He's able to track stagecoach robbers and face down threats to his kin. But the pursuit of a band of ruthless rustlers ends in a devastating tragedy for the Brynes family
The Horse Creek incident by Dusty Richards( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Horse Creek, Montana, is owned by Rupart MacDavis. Herschel Baker's best friend is murdered. The sheriff refuses to investigate. Baker intends to make a stand
A good day to kill by Dusty Richards( Book )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For Chet Byrnes, building a ranching empire means adding new land, hiring good men, finding water and trying new breeds of cattle. But outlaws and Tuscon's idle rich want to take it all away--and Arizona just may be too lawless to stop it. So while the Byrnes family expands its reach, Chet must do his job hunting down outlaws on either side of the border. Chet's cowboys prove to be tireless fighters, going up against former Mexican military men, a powerful family with bad in their blood. Then Chet takes on the most dangerous risk of all: a bloody, all-out shooting war--with everything to lose, and one last enemy to kill ..."--Page 4 of cover
Texas blood feud by Dusty Richards( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chet Byrnes tries to end the feud he started when he hanged three horse thieves
Once a ranger by Dusty Richards( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ex-Ranger Phil Guthrey swore he'd never stop roaming the West, bringing justice to the lawless whenever the situation called. But after cleaning up the criminals of Crook County, Arizona, he finds himself not only elected to be the county sheriff, but settling down with a pretty, young girl for a wife, except keeping the peace in Crook County is less relaxing than Guthrey would have imagined. Border bandits are accustomed to raiding the territory at will and they're not too keen on giving up the practice. Between his new wife and a town under constant threat, this former Texas Ranger is about to get more than his fair share of action
Ambush valley by Dusty Richards( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Chet Byrnes has his hands full taking care of his family and running his ranching operation in Arizona Territory. But he still takes his responsibilities as a deputy U.S. marshal very seriously. Bandits have been crossing the border, cutting a bloody swath of mayhem--stealing horses, robbing banks, and murdering innocent folk--then high-tailing it back to safety in Mexico. The chief U.S. marshal asks Chet to lead a secret task force to stop the raids and round up the border bandits--dead or alive. But the bandits fight back--putting a five-hundred-dollar bounty on Chet's head. Now he's got bushwhackers to deal with, and when he's led into an ambush, it's kill or be killed in a life-or-death showdown ..."--Back cover
The Horse Creek incident by Dusty Richards( )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cattle baron Rupart MacDavis wants to bury the ranchers of Horse Creek, Montana. With the local law in his pocket, MacDavis brutalizes the town until Herschel Baker begins showing the people how to fight back
Arizona territory by Dusty Richards( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Chet Byrnes has built a ranching empire from the ground up. And he's defended it with his sweat, blood and a ragtag band of ranch-hand fighters. Now a beautiful young Spanish widow comes into Chet's life, just as he starts off in search of a lost cattle drive that heads straight into the eye of a sprawling, violent storm. Chet, and his men--and his seductive new woman--end up on a wild ride through Nebraska, Colorado and Kansas, where authorities want to confiscate the beeves for trespassing. With Indians, outlaws and an oppressive government crossing their path, Chet is on a cowboy's honeymoon: fighting and shooting all the way back home. But at home there's an even worse danger: a lawless Tucson religious leader has been plotting a power play--and he's just commanded that Chet Byrnes must die"--
Montana revenge by Dusty Richards( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When vigilantes hang a cowboy for stealing horses, Herschel Baker, sheriff of Yellowstone County, Montana, refuses to look the other way. Someone's going to pay--even if all he has to go on is a dead body, a misspelled note, and a wounded horse
The sundown chaser by Dusty Richards( Book )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the new sheriff of Yellowstone County, Montana, ex-rancher Herschel Baker cleaned up the badlands with the weight of the law behind him-and the weight of a six-gun at his side. Now he's trying to solve a deadly puzzle that involves one lead-laden corpse, a large sum of missing cash, and a loose end that points to cattle rustling. But his trouble hasn't even arrived yet. There's a hard-as-nails, border-hopping horde thief riding up from Mexico. He's bringing a woman on the run, a body count of criminals he's killed for bounty, and a gun hand as hard and quick as Herschel's. This man is no simple robber, shootist, or brigand for hire. His name is Thurman Baker. But Herschel calls him father
Blood on the Verde river : a Byrnes family ranch novel by Dusty Richards( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"600 miles from a railroad head in Texas, Chet Byrnes and a handful of cowboys set out to build a new life on the Arizona frontier. Behind the Byrnes family is a tale of bloodshed and blood feuds. What lies ahead is any kind of future they can scrape together out of a merciless landscape - as long as they're willing to make it on their own. From a woman who lays claim to Chet's heart to a land ripe for grazing, the Arizona territory begins to open its arms to the dauntless determination of the Brynes family. But with every success there rises up a gathering danger. A sheriff who won't do his job. Trigger happy outlaws competing to kill. And a mysterious rancher hell bent on running a herd across Chet's land - and forcing the Texan into a war ..."--Page 4 of cover
Trail to Cottonwood Falls : a Ralph Compton novel by Dusty Richards( )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After years of driving cattle and wearing a ranger's badge, disaffected Texan Ed Wright retires--intent on drowning his sorrows with whiskey. But widowed rancher Unita Nance has one last job for him, and she won't take no for an answer
Montana revenge by Dusty Richards( )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Former rancher Herschel Baker has just settled into the job as sheriff of Yellowstone County when a cowboy is hung from a tree with the words "Hoss Steeler" pinned to his chest. It's vigilante justice, plain and simple, and it's just the sort of lawlessness that Herschel refuses to abide
Wulf's tracks by Dusty Richards( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventeen-year-old Wulf Baker has been crossed by his cruel stepfather one too many times. Before he kills him and winds up at the end of a rope, Wulf decides to make tracks out of town. He heads for Billings, Montana, where his older cousin Herschel Baker keeps the peace as an ex-rancher turned lawman
 
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Rancher's lawThe Ogallala Trail : a Ralph Compton novelBetween hell and TexasThe Horse Creek incidentTexas blood feudMontana revengeThe sundown chaserWulf's tracks
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