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The Maynwarings

Written by Digger Cartwright

Genre: Mystery, Western


When United States Senator Barron Maynwaring returns to his family and his beloved ranch, the Greenbrier, much has changed in Carson City. Family friends have taken to gambling. Cattle rustlers have increased activity around the massive ranch. A mysterious stranger, Giddeon Van Thorn, has arrived in town on secretive business. A political opponent and the press have launched attacks on Barron and his family.

When Dan Arkin, the Maynwarings’s neighbor, is murdered, suspicion immediately turns to Jeremy Foster, a loner who had threatened Arkin after a crooked card game. When the posse led by the Maynwarings turns into a lynch mob, against their will, and Van Thorn’s men hang Jeremy Foster, Barron’s daughter Mary Catherine, the Carson City solicitor, launches an investigation of her own hoping to learn why the strangers wanted Foster dead.

As Van Thorn attempts to buy up property in Carson City for a massive redevelopment, Barron’s son, Stokes, a city councilman, attempts to block the slick businessman’s plan that seems more than meets the eye.

As they seek answers to Van Thorn’s true intentions and dark background, the Maynwarings are stunned to learn that Jeremy Foster’s brother has arrived in Carson City seeking revenge for his brother’s untimely death.

As bodies mount and the Maynwarings are bushwhacked, it becomes apparent that a sinister game of chance will determine the fate of the Greenbrier and the future of Carson City… yet in this high stakes game of chance nothing is as it seems!

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The Maynwarings

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Fans are saying

What a read! Politics, family, mystery, drama and suspense made this a book I did not want to put down.

I don’t usually read westerns but this one made me decide the genre isn’t what I originally thought. I thought westerns were mainly cowboys and cow rustlers – this one definitely changed my mind.

There wasn’t a boring second in this book. The characters were good and the plot excellent. I liked that the author had a good mix of male and female characters and the females are savvy and educated. I think the era was well depicted and the story really was intriguing.

If you haven’t read the western genre before, I think this one will make you a fan of it.

Highly recommend this read as I really enjoyed it.

“The Maynwarings” is a great western novel. The story contains many elements of a good western that draws you into it really fast: there is a lot of mystery, suspense, crime, action, adventure, family, love… and much, much more.

It is interesting and suspenseful reading with great and believable characters, interesting plot, full of twists and turns and many surprises which make the reading even more interesting. From the very beginning you can feel the suspense and through the story it only intensifies.

The book is well written, entertaining, exciting and overall, it is great to read – it has everything (and more) what you expect from any good western novel. I enjoyed reading it and I am sure, especially if you are a western fan, you will enjoy it too.

I highly recommend it!

— Janja

Author Bio

Digger Cartwright

Digger Cartwright is the author of several mystery stories, teleplays, and novels including The Versailles Conspiracy, a modern day political thriller, Murder at the Ocean Forest, a traditional mystery novel set in the 1940s, and The House of Dark Shadows, a psychological thriller.

Mr. Cartwright is also a noted industrialist and investor with interests ranging from shipping, oil exploration, sports entertainment, hospitality and tourism, and gaming.  In the business realm, he has contributed to a number of articles on a wide range of financial, strategic planning, and policy topics and is a contributor to several finance/economic books.  He frequently contributes articles, commentaries, and editorials focusing on current economic and political topics for the private think tank, Thinking Outside the Boxe.

Mr. Cartwright's philanthropic efforts include contributions to a wide range of causes, predominantly at the local level. Mr. Cartwright is an enthusiastic supporter of local no-kill animal shelters and humane societies, the Wounded Warrior Project, and local Meals on Wheels programs.

He enjoys golf, participating in charity golf tournaments, falconry, and attending WWE events.  He divides his time between Washington, D.C., South Carolina, and Florida.