Death in Cantera

Death in Cantera

by John D. Nesbitt


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A Spur Award-Winning Author A stranger named Dunbar comes to Cantera and shows interest in the Frenchman's Quarry and the death of the owner's son twenty years earlier. Dunbar also asks about the town marshal and about Dolores Carreau, the Frenchman's widow. Bodies begin to mount up. First is that of a young man who had asked questions about the boy's death. Next is Tim Sexton, the person who was sent to prison for the boy's death and who has returned to town. Shortly thereafter, Dolores tells Dunbar she believes someone is spying on her. Then she dies. Dolores's sister, Regina, comes to town. After telling of a letter Dolores left behind, she sets up a public meeting. She reads the letter aloud, revealing secrets that have lain silent for many years. Now it is Dunbar's mission to pursue the perpetrator and bring him to justice.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781645991052
Publisher: Encircle Publications, LLC
Publication date: 07/31/2020
Series: A Dunbar Novel , #1
Pages: 196
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.45(d)

About the Author

John D. Nesbitt lives in the plains country of Wyoming, where he is Professor of English and Spanish at Eastern Wyoming College. He writes western, contemporary, mystery, and retro/noir fiction as well as nonfiction, poetry, and song lyrics. He has had more than forty books published. John has won many awards for his work, including three awards from the Wyoming State Historical Society (for fiction), two awards from Wyoming Writers for encouragement of other writers and service to the organization, two Wyoming Arts Council literary fellowships (one for fiction, one for non- fiction), three Western Fictioneers Peacemaker Finalist Awards, five Will Rogers Medallion Awards, and four Spur Awards from Western Writers of America. See his website at

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