WorldCat Identities

West, Joseph A.

Overview
Works: 114 works in 622 publications in 1 language and 21,991 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Western fiction  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 )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keeping the peace is no trouble at all in a town of one. The only folks left behind in Requiem are ghosts--and after three years of solitude, Marshal Sam Pace has turned into a phantom of sorts. Sam is sure that actual people--rather than the ghosts he sees in his mind - will return and bring the town to life again. But when a woman on the run stumbles into town, Sam turns his attention to what he must do as caretaker of the town, and dons the mantle of Town Marshal. The girl is bringing a pile of trouble with her, and though it's fair to say that Sam has the skills to best a man in a gunfight, they're just a little rusty
The burning range : a Ralph Compton novel by Joseph A West( Book )

22 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 846 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
Down on Gila River : a Ralph Compton novel by Joseph A West( Book )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 841 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
The last manhunt : a Ralph Compton novel by Joseph A West( Book )

14 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 823 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
Slaughter canyon : a Ralph Compton novel by Joseph A West( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Deputy U.S. Marshal Matt Battles is being blackmailed by President Chester A. Arthur. The commander in chief needs someone to discover why Hatfield J. Warful is gathering every notorious gunslinger in the West at his home in Slaughter Canyon. Thanks to a falsified news report planted by the Secret Service, Battles is wanted for robbery and murder, leaving him no choice but to infiltrate Warful's gang by posing as an outlaw on the run"--Page 2 of cover
Showdown at Two-Bit Creek : a Ralph Compton novel by Joseph A West( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 795 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 )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rancher Cage Clayton has been hired to track down a man who years ago left a destructive path in his wake. Though he doesn't know what Lissome Terry looks like, Clayton knows his target is in Bighorn Point, so finding him shouldn't be too hard. But when the town Marshall only gives Clayton a week to find his man, catching him will be anything but easy
Blood and gold : a Ralph Compton novel by Joseph A West( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young cowhand-entrusted with $30,000 of his employer's money-must traverse hostile Indian territory while avoiding bandits who are pursuing the fortune
Ralph Compton, the convict trail : a Ralph Compton novel by Joseph A West( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As he transports six cold-blooded convicts across hard country, Deputy Marshal Logan Kane has to be prepared for anything. Evan with the hard cases caged in his prison wagon, Kane needs to watch his back and keep his Colt close at hand. There are rustlers, lynch mobs, and three brothers from a New Orleans gang to contend with, not to mention the convicts' cronies who are looking to bust them loose. Kane is on the lookout for danger every waking moment, and his sleep is haunted by demons from his past. To keep this ride from being his last, Kane has to deal with it all
Shadow of the gun by Joseph A West( )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 611 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 : a Ralph Compton novel by Joseph A West( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young cattleman Luke Garrett is taking his cattle to Fort Benton to sell saddled with five mail-order brides and pursued by vigilantes
The tenderfoot trail by Joseph A West( )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 587 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 568 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?
Doomsday rider : a Ralph Compton novel by Joseph A West( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In order to avoid serving a 25 year sentence for a murder he didn't commit, Buck Fletcher must find Senator Falcon Stark's daughter Estelle who has joined a doomsday cult
Blood on the gallows by Joseph A West( )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 475 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
Stryker's revenge : a Ralph Compton novel by Joseph A West( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 466 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 set are just beginning
Death of a hangman : a Ralph Compton novel by Joseph A West( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Charlie Pike's old commanding officer call him to action, he cannot refuse. General Dryden was a blustery, demanding leader, and he saved Pike's life in the war. Now a judge in the wilds of New Mexico Territory, Dryden is dying--and he wants Pike to escort him back to his native Texas. But a powerful gang leader wants vengeance on Dryden, and Pike is about to find out that paying some debts can cost a man everything
Shootout at Picture Rock by Joseph A West( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 446 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
The convict trail : a Ralph Compton novel by Joseph A West( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transporting six cold-blooded convicts caged in a prison wagon across hard country, Deputy Marshal Logan Kane needs to watch his back and keep his Colt close at hand. There are rustlers, lynch mobs, and a New Orleans gang to contend with - not to mention the convicts' cronies looking to bust them loose. Kane is about to have his own cage rattled as he tries to keep this ride from being his last
 
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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 AbileneBlood and gold : a Ralph Compton novelRalph Compton, the convict trail : a Ralph Compton novelThe tenderfoot trail : a Ralph Compton novel
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