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West, Joseph A.

Overview
Works: 101 works in 560 publications in 1 language and 22,810 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Western stories  Historical fiction  History 
Roles: Author, Composer
Classifications: PS3573.E8224, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Joseph A West
 
Most widely held works by Joseph A West
The ghost of Apache creek : a Ralph Compton novel by Joseph A West( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The only folk left behind in Apache Creek are ghosts, including Marshall Sam Pace. Three years of solitude have turned Sam into a phantom, but when a woman on the run stumbles into town, the former lawman must protect her and make use of gunslinger skills long out of practice
The burning range : a Ralph Compton novel by Joseph A West( Book )

21 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For a gambler locked in a claims war, the stakes are life or death! A plague of killings has descended on Green Meadow, Oklahoma. A villain called the Fat Man wants the town -- and the black gold beneath it. And Fat Man is willing to wipe out every man, woman, and child to get it. Only two underdogs stand in his way: seedy gambler Chauncey Drake and scrappy Pinkerton agent Reuben Withers. The pair will have to work hard and work together to force-feed the Fat Man a steady diet of hot lead -- or Green Meadow will run red
The last manhunt : a Ralph Compton novel by Joseph A West( Book )

12 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newspaper reporter Lester T. Booker sets out to interview legendary lawman, ex-gunfighter Ransom March. But the dime novel hero turns out to be little more than an old ex-lawman of questionable moral fiber who doled out death to unsuspecting-- and sometimes unarmed-- enemies. One criminal who escaped Rance's brand of justice is the man known as the Gravedigger-- a man who earned his moniker for buryng his victims alive. Rance comes out of retirement so he can put that murdering desperado six feet under once and for all. For Booker, it's the story of a lifetime-- and an education in learning just how the West was really won--Jacket
Down on Gila River : a Ralph Compton novel by Joseph A West( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At fifty, cattle driver Sam Sawyer thinks he can finally dust off and retire, maybe open an eating house. But after a pack of Apache ambushes him and leaves him to die in Gila River country, he barely makes it to a remote ranch. The owner, Hanna Stewart, has worked the desert spread with her young daughter ever since her husband went for a ride and never returned. For years, she's been victimized by the corrupt sheriff of Lost Mine, Vic Moseley. Turns out, Moseley's evil intentions don't stop with Hannah Stewart. And things are fixing to get downright bloody. After a lifetime in the saddle, Sam is about to ride not only the hardest trail of his life, but possibly the last
Slaughter canyon : a Ralph Compton novel by Joseph A West( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forced by President Chester A. Arthur to infiltrate Hatfield J. Warful's gang by posing as an outlaw on the run, Deputy U.S. Marshal Matt Battles finds himself being targeted by both lawmen and outlaws as he tries to complete his mission and avert a second Civil War
Showdown at Two-Bit Creek : a Ralph Compton novel by Joseph A West( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Infamous shootist Buck Fletcher befriends a female victim of a range war and finds himself threatened by one side, courted by the other
The stranger from Abilene by Joseph A West( Book )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rancher Cage Clayton was hired to track down a man who years ago had left a trail of destruction in his wake. Though he doesn't know who his target is or what he looks like, Clayton does know that he's is in Bighorn Point. Finding him shouldn't be too hard."--Provided by publisher
Ralph Compton : west of the law by Joseph A West( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ordered to head west when a New York gangster puts a price on his head for killing his son, Detective Sergeant John McBride ends up in High Hopes, Colorado--a lawless boomtown where McBride quickly runs afoul of corrupt saloon owner Gamble Trask and his vicious hired guns. When beautiful card dealer Shannon Roark asks for his protection, it's high time for one of New York's finest to dole out some frontier justice of his own
Blood and gold : a Ralph Compton novel by Joseph A West( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An inexperienced cowpuncher with a solid work ethic, Dusty Hannah has earned the respect of his boss. Entrusted with $30,000 of the cattle rancher's gold, he must take the fortune across Texas's Red River by way of Indian territory, where the Apaches still reign. But the Apaches are the least of Dusty's concerns once word of the money reaches the ears of every desperado in the Southwest. Saddled with the gold, and suddenly responsible for protecting a father and daughter lost in hostile country, Dusty has to keep his wits about him and his aim steady if he hopes to see the trail's end
Stryker's revenge : a Ralph Compton novel by Joseph A West( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Army officer swears revenge on the gunrunner who scarred him
Shadow of the gun by Joseph A West( )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John McBride purchases a restaurant in the eerily named town of Suicide. But marauding Apaches, rampaging outlaws, and even the townsfolk are driving tensions sky high--and McBride isn't exactly a welcome newcomer
The tenderfoot trail by Joseph A West( )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Framed for murder and pursued by bloodthirsty killers, Luke Garrett's landed himself in a real fix this time
Guns of the Canyonlands by Joseph A West( )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Passing through Crooked Creek, Utah, Chance Tyree runs afoul of the law, and soon finds himself on the wrong end of a hanging rope. Only Owen Fowler can help him. But is Owen a friend or is he the harbinger of even greater trouble for Chance?
Blood on the gallows by Joseph A West( )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John McBride is a former New York City lawman who's moved west to pursue a more peaceful existence. But easy living just isn't in the cards. And when a town sheriff with a Texas-size chip on his shoulder decides to make trouble, McBride knows that one way or another, somebody's headed for an early grave
West of the law by Joseph A West( )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Sergeant John McBride gets while the gettin's good when a New York gangster puts a price on his head. But after landing in High Hopes, Colorado, McBride quickly finds that his troubles with the criminal sect are just beginning
Shootout at Picture Rock by Joseph A West( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Returning home to Dodge City after tracking down a band of killers, Deputy U.S. Marshal John Kilcoyn is greeted by Bat Masterson with a ransom note demanding $10,000 in exchange for a local doctor and his daughter. The note is signed by Jake Pride - an ex-lawman turned thief who Kilcoyn put in jail. Now, Pride is out of jail, and out for bloody revenge.--Publisher description
Bounty hunter : a Ralph Compton novel by Joseph A West( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bounty hunter John Tone is good at his job. Some would say ruthless. If there's killing to be done, he shows no mercy. In another time, far across the ocean, Tone lost the only person he's ever loved--and he's been dead inside ever since. That's the hand fate dealt him, and he'll play it out. But then a powerful criminal from San Francisco's notorious Barbary Coast makes him an offer he can't refuse, and Tone has to draw out six of his client's worst enemies--making himself a target for the men he's been hired to kill. Against those odds, Tone knows he may be loading the six chambers of his Colt for the last time."--Page 4 of cover
The man from nowhere : a Ralph Compton novel by Joseph A West( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When the Apache surrounded the settlement of Alma, New Mexico, the 'respectable' townsfolk began hanging those who weren't. Town drunk Eddie Oates was lucky to be banished from the town, left for the Apaches to kill. Oates never thought he was a survivor. But now, he's discovered a reason to go on--and he's about to unleash a raging fury upon those who would prey on the helpless, the hopeless, and those who others think aren't worth fighting for"--Publisher's web site
 
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Slaughter canyon : a Ralph Compton novel
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The burning range : a Ralph Compton novelThe last manhunt : a Ralph Compton novelSlaughter canyon : a Ralph Compton novelShowdown at Two-Bit Creek : a Ralph Compton novelThe stranger from AbileneRalph Compton : west of the lawBlood and gold : a Ralph Compton novelStryker's revenge : a Ralph Compton novel