WorldCat Identities

Nesbitt, John D.

Works: 65 works in 286 publications in 1 language and 16,696 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Western stories  Detective and mystery fiction  Historical fiction  Novels 
Roles: Author, Contributor
Classifications: PS3564.E76, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John D Nesbitt
Twin Rivers by John D Nesbitt( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Wyoming, cowboy Clay Westbrook goes to the rescue of a Mexican shepherd being beaten by an influential landowner. So begins a one-man crusade to combat land grabs against the background of the discord between Anglo and Hispanic cultures in the West. By the author of One-Eyed Cowboy
Across the Cheyenne River by John D Nesbitt( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 875 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
Don't be a stranger by John D Nesbitt( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 772 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"
Dark prairie by John D Nesbitt( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 751 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 )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 690 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
Wild rose of Ruby Canyon by John D Nesbitt( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At first, homesteader Henry Sommers is pleased when his neighbor Van O'Leary starts dropping by. After all, friends come in handy out on the Wyoming Plains. But it soon becomes clear that O'Leary has some sort of money-making scheme in the works and doesn't much care how the money is made. Henry wants no part of his neighbor's dirty business, but freeing himself of O'Leary is almost as difficult as climbing out of quicksand--and just as dangerous
Justice at Redwillow by John D Nesbitt( Book )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 606 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
Lonesome range by John D Nesbitt( )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 603 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
West of Rock River by John D Nesbitt( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 598 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
Trouble at the Redstone by John D Nesbitt( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 586 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 )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 585 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 in cold blood. 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 andswered, will he see that justice is finally done. But these are questions that some people don't want answered
Rancho Alegre by John D Nesbitt( )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 579 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 )

11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a lot of rustling in the area, tensions are high and rumors are flying. 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 people think he's the one killing the competition, not Wolf. 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( )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 554 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 )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 546 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
Death at dark water by John D Nesbitt( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 483 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 quick to put the blame on another suitor. But something doesn't seem right to Devon. He can't let an innocent man die
Good water by John D Nesbitt( Book )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ranch hands Tommy and his pal Red make friends with the Mexican people who live nearby. Their foreman tells them to stay away from the Mexican girls, but the boys do not heed the warning and are fired. Then they find out that their former employer, Vinch Cushman, is trying to force the Mexicans off their land by damming the creek that supplies their water. When Red goes to sabotage the dam, he's shot dead. Tommy joins the Mexicans in their exodus, but now Cushman is not content with just driving them away
Destiny at Dry Camp by John D Nesbitt( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A stranger named Dunbar comes to the town of Dry Camp and goes to work at Rich Stanton's ranch. Shortly after Dunbar's arrival, he helps find the body of an old man named Ross Guilford. The foreman, Paul Kelso, picks a fight with a ranch hand named Willard Brumley. Dunbar intervenes, and Kelso fires him. As Dunbar asks around, he learns from Jack Brumley, Willard's father, that Guilford knew something about Brumley's wife, Louise, a beautiful woman of color who disappeared twenty years earlier. Stanton hires a man named Holcomb, who pairs up with Kelso to provoke Willard into a fatal gunfight. Jane Lancaster, an old friend of Louise, tells Dunbar some revealing information. Then Jane turns up dead. After a showdown with Kelso and then with Holcomb, Dunbar fights Stanton and beats him to death. Workmen dig up the remains of Louise Brumley, evidence that Stanton had an illicit affair with Louise and killed her to keep her silent. (B & N.)
Black Hat Butte by John D Nesbitt( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 408 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
Black Diamond rendezvous by John D Nesbitt( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pete Garnett hadn't planned on shooting anybody. But when he spotted the two hardcases threatening a helpless girl, he didn't have much choice, and they fired first. He was just doing what he had to do, and that should have been the end of it. Trouble was, the two had a partner that Pete didn't see. But the third man saw Pete, all right, and it wouldn't be long before he tried to get rid of the girl who could identify him and the man who killed his friends
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West of Rock River
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Nesbitt, John

English (162)

One-eyed cowboy wildWild rose of Ruby CanyonWest of Rock RiverTrouble at the RedstoneStranger in thunder basinNot a rustlerRaven SpringsDeath at dark water