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Chumley's Gold

Chumley's Gold( )
Author: Overholser, Wayne D.
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $14.95
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Wayne D. Overholser has won legions of fans with a depth of characterization and a range of imagination in frontier fiction, and the two short novels featured in this amazing collection are prime examples of his talent. In Chumley's Gold, young Dan Larsen learns after his mother's death that his father was a bank robber, and may have stashed stolen loot on a ranch he once owned. The ranch can be had cheaply for back taxes--but nothing's that easy. The...
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Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Westerns
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.5 x 8 x 0.8 Inches
Author Biography
Overholser, Wayne D. (Author)
Wayne D. Overholser was born in Pomeroy, Washington on Septmeber 4, 1906. Overholser received his B. S. from the University of Oregon and worked as a teacher and a high school pricipal until he became a full time writer in 1945.

Overholser has written under many pen names, including John S. Daniels, Lee Leighton, Dan J. Stevens and Joseph Wayne. Lawman, written as Lee Leighton, won the Spur Award from WWA for best novel in 1954. In 1955, Overholser won the award again for a book written under his own name, The Violent Land. He won for a third time in 1969 for the juvenile novel, The Meeker Massacre.

At the 1989 WWA Convention in Portland, Overholser was presented with the Saddleman Award for outstanding contributions to the literature of the West. Wayne D. Overholser died August 27, 1996 at the age of 89.


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