Longtime English and Spanish Instructor at Eastern Wyoming College, John Nesbitt, has announced the release of his most recent western novel, Destiny at Dry Camp. This is the 7th frontier mystery with this hardcover publisher for Nesbitt and the 26th traditional western novel he has written and published.
This book is the third in a mini-series by Nesbitt and continues the journey of a character named Dunbar. He has arrived in town and quickly finds social injustice in an old murder which is surrounded by mystery.
In this story, which is narrated by a young man, Whit, who works on the same ranch as Dunbar, there is a woman who has been missing for 20 years. Not many people seemed to really care or do much of anything about it. Once Dunbar starts poking around, those individuals who seem to know too much suddenly end up dead.
“I like this book and have a good feeling about it. Dunbar is a good character to follow,” shared Nesbitt. “I also enjoy the satisfaction of pulling off a story with a narrator as it is challenging and you want to make sure that key pieces of information come out at a good pace for the reader.”
“How people are treated is an important part of the stories I write,” added Nesbitt. “This particular book is about justice and good conscience.”
Destiny at Dry Camp was reviewed by Tom Carpenter in the April 2017 issue of Roundup Magazine. Carpenter shared the following, “Typical of Nesbitt’s work, the story is populated with engaging characters, rich in detail, and combines the best elements of the frontier and mystery genres – verisimilitude and enigma.”
A second review was written by Jeanne Greene which appeared in the April 15th issue of Booklist. “…the unspoken bond that develops between the principled Dunbar and intelligent young Whit makes this Western memorable and gives it an original spin.”
Persons interested in obtaining a copy of Destiny at Dry Camp will find it in most libraries, on Amazon, and other book outlets. Books may also be purchased from Nesbitt. Copies of this novel and all works by Nesbitt can be found at High Plains Print and Graphics at 1840 Main Street, Torrington, WY