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Bright skies and dark horses : western stories / John D. Nesbitt.

Nesbitt, John D., (author.).


"These eight stories range in length from flash fiction to novella. In "Incident at Blue Nose Creek," an investigator pursues a suspect for the serial murders of three saloon girls. In "Visitors in Cantera," the narrator receives a visit from questionablerelatives. In "In the Breaks," a girl goes deer hunting with her grandfather and has to fend off unwelcome advances from a young man. In "Man of Trees," a homesteader helps solve the murder of an old hobo. In "Night Horse," a man is killed when his planto avenge his brothers death is thwarted, and the narrator has to fight for his life. In "Darkness in Burnett," the main character leaves Burnett, but his conscience compels him to return and help find the killer. In "Buckskin Ruby," a flashy stranger goes to work for a grading crew and exposes a murderer. In "Next to the Last Chance," a ranch hand wants to get out of the criminal way of life, as does the gang leaders woman, but the odds are against them" -- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781432899134
  • ISBN: 1432899139
  • Physical Description: 333 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: [Waterville, ME] : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage company, 2024.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Incident at Blue Nose Creek -- Visitors in Cantera -- In the breaks -- Man of trees -- Night horse -- Darkness in Burnett -- Buckskin Ruby -- Next to the last chance.
Subject: Murder > Fiction.
Investigations > Fiction.
Gunfights > Fiction.
Ranches > Fiction.
Outlaws > Fiction.
Genre: Large print books.
Western fiction.
Short stories.
Detective and mystery fiction.

Available copies

  • 9 of 14 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Festus Public. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Festus Public Library.


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