Dark Prairie by John D. Nesbitt

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Nesbitt provides fine period detail and lucid prose as Dunbar’s purpose and his target become slowly and convincingly clear.
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A stranger named Dunbar comes to the town of Winsome‚ on the plains of Wyoming‚ in the 1890's. He goes to work at the Little Six ranch and begins to look into the affairs of Tut Whipple‚ a water project developer.



The investigation starts small‚ with the tracking down of stolen beef but extends to the disappearance of a young girl named Annie Mora. Dunbar probes here and there‚ developing an acquaintance with Whipple's wife and an interest in a dam and reservoir Whipple built near the town.



Whipple's men come after Dunbar‚ first with fists and then with guns‚ until Whipple can no longer avoid a showdown on the dark prairie.





 

About John D. Nesbitt

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Nesbitt teaches English and Spanish at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington. He has won many prizes and awards for his work, including a Wyoming Arts Council literary fellowship for his fiction writing, two awards from Wyoming Writers for encouragement of and service to other writers, and two fiction awards from the Wyoming State Historical Society.
 
Published July 17, 2013 by Five Star. 216 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Westerns. Fiction
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on May 27 2013

Nesbitt provides fine period detail and lucid prose as Dunbar’s purpose and his target become slowly and convincingly clear.

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