Cover image for Trouble at Quinn's crossing
Trouble at Quinn's crossing
Nye, Nelson C. (Nelson Coral), 1907-1997.
Publication Information:
Bath : Chivers, 2000.

Physical Description:
127 pages ; 20 cm
General Note:
Originally published: U.S.: s.n., 1971; London: Severn House, 1978.
Format :


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Item Holds
X Adult Fiction Central Closed Stacks

On Order



When Horatio Gill rode his wagon into Quinn's Crossing, few could have forseen the load of trouble it carried. The product Gill brought to Quinn's Crossing had sparked many a range war. But his goal in life was to sell barbed wire and he didn't care what happened to the people he sold it to.

Author Notes

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.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 1

Library Journal Review

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. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.