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Dusk along the Niobrara
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Ada Public Library||LARGE PRINT W NES (Text)||33500013246855||New||Checked out||12/09/2020|
|McIntosh Public Library||LARGE PRINT W NES (Text)||33500013246863||New||Available||-|
- ISBN: 1432858327
- ISBN: 9781432858322
- Physical Description: 313 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
- Edition: Large print edition.
- Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2020.
- Copyright: ©2019
|Summary, etc.:||"Dunbar, working on a ranch in the Niobrara country in Wyoming, connects the death of a hardscrabble homesteader with the death of an old horse trader some fifteen years earlier. As Dunbar goes to work on a corral project in town and then on fall roundup, more murders take place--a wandering drunk who has picked up gossip in an alehouse, and then the proprietor of the alehouse. People who know too much are being silenced. An old woman named Verona tells of an ancient crime on Old Woman Creek, where a sheepherder was killed and his partner escaped. In a final scene at the new shipping pens, Dunbar brings forth the witnesses, and a showdown erupts, with Dunbar bringing justice to the Niobrara country"--|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 July #1
Dunbar arrives in the Niobrara country of Wyoming, where he hooks up with the narrator, known to most as the Kid. The Kid brings him to the spread where he works, and from there they become a pair. Fifteen years earlier, a reclusive horse trader was murdered, and within the last few days a homesteader met a similar fate, leaving behind a wife without two nickels. Dunbar senses a connection, and as he works with the the Kid on the construction of a new corral, he asks questions of local townsfolk, ranch hands, and drifters. He knows he's onto something when two of his sources, a hapless drunk and the local barkeep, are also murdered. Veteran western author Nesbitt peppers his work with engaging detail, such as a rancher who likes to restore old stagecoaches. Eventually, an old woman reveals a crime, decades earlier, in which a sheepherder was murdered, and his partner escaped. It's the key Dunbar was seeking, and he brings all the principals together at a new corral, where he reveals all before a showdown erupts. Very Holmesian, with the admiring narrator and the staged conclusion, this enjoyable tale effectively injects a mystery element into a standard western. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.
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