When the stranger named Dunbar comes to the town of Cantera, he shows interest in the local history, especially the Frenchman’s Quarry, and the death of the owner’s son twenty years earlier. Dunbar inquires about the town marshal, Pat Roderick, and about Dolores Carreau, the Frenchman’s widow. Then, the murders begin.
First is that of a young man who had asked questions about the boy’s death. Next is Tim Sexton, the person who was sent to prison for the boy’s death and who has now returned to town. Shortly thereafter, Dolores tells Dunbar she believes someone is spying on her. As the body count rises, it is Dunbar’s mission to pursue the perpetrator and finally bring him to justice.
Spur-Award winner John Nesbitt is a master storyteller. In Death in Cantera, he paints a vivid picture for the reader with meticulously detailed descriptions of his characters and setting. Nesbitt weaves a fine web of intrigue, building to the climax. A great read!