Across the Cheyenne River
In 1890s Wyoming, Russell Archer and a young man he meets on the trail arrive at the ranch of Lidge Mercer. They are both hired as ranch hands and, after a year, Archer is offered a junior partnership with Mercer. One day, after returning to the ranch from a trip to a local town, Archer finds Mercer murdered. He begins to attempt to solve the crime, learning about frontier justice along the way. Archer falls in love with a young woman in town named Kate, whose father is Jack Doolin. Doolin is killed shortly after providing Archer with leads to the murder of Mercer. Soon the killer comes after Archer.
A Spur Award winner, Nesbitt has written a suspense-filled, page-turning western. The author knows western history and culture and is able to write an excellent mystery, which this reader was not able to solve until the name of the killer was finally disclosed. A must read for those who enjoy the western genre, with a little mystery on the side. Highly recommended.