WorldCat Identities

Nesbitt, John D.

Works: 58 works in 219 publications in 1 language and 15,781 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Western stories  Historical fiction  Novels 
Roles: Author, Contributor
Classifications: PS3564.E76, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John D Nesbitt
Across the Cheyenne River by John D Nesbitt( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Russell Archer has come to Wyoming to fulfill his dream of having his own land. After working for one season on Lidge Mercer's ranch, Mercer offers to make him a junior partner. Before long, however, Archer learns that Mercer may need a bodyguard more than a partner. Then Mercer is found dead, and Archer feels an oblication to solve the crime. Now the real difficulties set in, as the killers come for Archer and his sweetheart, Kate, one at a time. For Archer and Kate, the path leads to their own land across the Cheyenne River, but there are a great many obstacles in the way."--Jacket
Dark prairie by John D Nesbitt( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A stranger named Dunbar comes to the town of Winsome, on the plains of Wyoming, in the 1890's. Is Dunbar a range detective? Some kind of troublemaker? Or just a drifter? The cowboys get to resenting him, and some are unhappy to find him developing an acquaintance with the wife of the man who plans to change the plains by developing a dam and reservoir near the town
One-eyed cowboy wild by John D Nesbitt( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zeke Hill returns home to Redboot Ranch aftera long absence, but his enemy, Charlie Bickford, is stillthere. They have a fight and Bickford is killed. Hill andhis brother, Gene, make the death look an accident, butthe secret creates a chasm between them
Don't be a stranger by John D Nesbitt( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Elwood Lawrence--top hand at the Crown Butte ranch--tries to find out where the cattle are disappearing to. It looks like an inside job. His work becomes complicated when he develops an interest in a woman who comes to visit the ranch and behind it all is the disappearance of a flashy stranger who is said to be a bank robber"
Wild rose of Ruby Canyon by John D Nesbitt( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hardworking Henry Sommers was pleased when his neighbor Van O'Leary dropped by, since friends come in handy on the Wyoming plains, but it soon became clear that O'Leary was after money any way he could get it, and Henry wanted no part of his neighbor's schemes
West of Rock River by John D Nesbitt( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agreeing to help his friend Tip avenge the brutal murder of his brother, Vance Coolidge gets more than he bargained for when their mission takes a very wrong turn
Lonesome range by John D Nesbitt( )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Lane, an office clerk, falls in love with the wife of a powerful land developer, their affair is soon discovered. But instead of facing her husband in a showdown, Lane moves to a remote ranch, where he develops a self-sufficiency that forces him to question the nature of his love
Trouble at the Redstone by John D Nesbitt( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Will Dryden picked the wrong time to ride onto the Redstone Ranch. He was looking for a job ... and a missing man. But one of the Redstone's hands was just found killed, so tensions are riding high and not everyone's eager to welcome a stranger. The more questions Dryden asks, the more twisted everything seems, and the more certain he is that someone's got something to hide. Something worth killing for
Stranger in thunder basin by John D Nesbitt( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ed Dawes will never forget that snowy day when he was a boy -- the day his beloved "Pa-Pa" was murdered. And he'll never forget the face of the man who gunned the old man down. So years later, when Ed sees the face again, he knows what he has to do. He won't rest until he tracks the gunman down and finds out who paid him that day -- and why. Only then, after all his questions have been answered, will he see that justice is finally done
Rancho Alegre by John D Nesbitt( )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Down-on-his-luck cowpoke Jimmy Clevis needs some money in a hurry. When he receives a job offer from an old fellow named Tull, Clevis quickly accepts. Soon he's heading south to Paloma Springs on a mission to find the man's missing son but big trouble lays in wait
Not a rustler by John D Nesbitt( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wtih a lot of rustling in the area, tensions are high and rumors are flying fast and furious, Word's going around that some of the larger ranchers have hired gunman Wolf Carlton to protect their cattle. And now a couple of the smaller ranchers have been found shot to death. Unfortunately for Spencer Prescott, some of the rumors are now about him. Some people think Spencer's the one killing the competition, not Wolf. Even worse, some think Spencer is behind the rustling - which means Wolf will be looking to put a bullet in his back
Death at Dark Water by John D Nesbitt( )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Devon Frost just wanted some time for himself, sketching the local architecture in a tiny town called Tinaja. But he's soon caught up in a flurry of accusations and lies surrounding the murder of the suitor of a ranch owner's daughter
Raven Springs by John D Nesbitt( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jimmy Clevis, who has been tracking down a man who seems to have vanished into thin air, discovers that the trail stops at the small town of Raven Springs; Jimmy checks into a curious little inn with the hope of finding out what mysteries are waiting behind its doors
Justice at Redwillow by John D Nesbitt( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jim Fontaine wants to get a new start in life by settling on his own piece of land near the town of Redwillow. He isn't there very long, though, when a saloon girl named Emma turns up dead and a friend of his, Charley Drake, gets thrown in jail for the murder. Nora Winterborne, who is new in town, confides to Fontaine that she is interested in the case because Emma was her sister, but she has to keep quiet. Fontaine also learns of the disappearance of a woman named Judith Deaver and is faced with a trespasser who seems to be looking for something on his homestead. Fontaine has to follow a trail of twisted stories, old crimes, and new murders, including the death of Charley Drake, to help bring about justice at Redwillow
Death at dark water by John D Nesbitt( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All Devon Frost was looking for was peace and quiet. An artist, he came to the remote town of Tinaja to draw the local buildings. He didn?t expect to get caught in a web of lies, accusations? and murder. The suitor of a ranch owner?s daughter has been found dead, and everyone seems very quick to put the blame on another suitor. But something doesn?t seem right to Devon. He can?t let an innocent man die. And he?s willing to fight the entire town in order to get to the truth.--Back cover
Man from Wolf River by John D Nesbitt( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Owen Felver was passing through from the Wolf River to the Laramie Mountains for some summer wages. Camping outside of Cameron, Wyoming, he rode in for a quick beer. It wasn't quick enough. Between pretty, young Jenny and the tough thugs that made it clear he wasn't welcome, he realized he wanted to stay. For Jenny, of course, but to find out what the thugs were trying to hide
Black Diamond rendezvous by John D Nesbitt( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black Hat Butte by John D Nesbitt( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Braden wasn't looking for trouble. He was just a ranch had looking for stray horses. But trouble found him. Trouble in the form of talk. He heard aabout someone doing something pretty low and getting away with it, and it started to work on his mind
Gather my horses by John D Nesbitt( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trouble's brewing. Big trouble. A couple of the big ranchers in the area have been bullying the smaller ones, and a few of them aren't going to take it anymore. Tom Fielding runs a string of packhorses and works for the big outfits, but that doesn't mean he's ready to stand by and do nothing. Folks have warned him not to take sides, not to make powerful enemies. But Tom knows when something is just plain wrong, you have to stand up against it ... even if that means putting yourself in the middle of an all-out war
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West of Rock River
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Nesbitt, John

English (128)

Wild rose of Ruby CanyonWest of Rock RiverTrouble at the RedstoneStranger in thunder basinNot a rustlerRaven SpringsDeath at dark waterMan from Wolf River