Trouble at Quinn's Crossing

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G.K. Hall, 2000 - Fiction - 210 pages
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When the little drummer rode his wagon into Quinn's Crossing, few could have foreseen the load of trouble it carried. The product Horatio Gill brought to Quinn's Crossing had sparked many a range war. Gill's goal in life was to sell barbed wire, and he didn't care what happened to the people he sold it to. But Quinn's Crossing was a tight little town, and it was very questionable whether anyone would buy his wire. More than likely they would hang him on it ...

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This basic pulp Western, first published in 1971, tells the tale of Horatio Gill. He heads west to sell barbed wire to farmers, but the local cattle ranchers' favorite song is "Don't Fence Me In," which leads to trouble for Gill. Read full review

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Not lacking in intrigue, but a bit low on excitement. Read full review


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Nelson C. Nye was born in Chicago, Illinois on September 28, 1907. His first novel, The Killer of Cibecue, was published in 1936. He wrote over 125 books during his lifetime including Desert of the Damned, Death Comes Riding, and The Kid from Lincoln County. He also wrote under a variety of pseudonyms including Clem Colt, Craig Phillips, Walt Bender, and Drake C. Denver. He won two Golden Spur Awards, one for best Western reviewer and critic and the other for the novel Long Run. He co-founded the Western Writers of America Guild. He served with the U.S. Army Field Artillery during World War II and worked as the horse editor for Texas Livestock Journal from 1949-1952. He was a recognized expert in quarter horses and wrote several books on the subject including Great Moments in Quarter Horse Racing History. He also was the frontier fiction reviewer for the New York Times Book Review from 1958-1962. He died on October 4, 1997 at the age 90.

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