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The Maynwarings

Written by Digger Cartwright

Genre(s): Mstery, thriller, western



The Maynwarings won the USA REBA (Regional Excellence Book Awards) in the Western Category. The book was a finalist in the Beverly Hills Book Awards in the Western Category. The book was also a finalist in the National Indie Excellence Book awards, Western Category.

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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Fans are saying

Real page turner

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.

Fantastic Book That NEEDS to Become a Movie

I usually don't read western type books but this one caught my eye. I am so happy I took the chance on reading this book. Right from the start the author grips you and you do not want to put it down.

This book is so well-written you can picture yourself in the setting. The characters are also well-written and you `feel' like you know them. I can see The Maynwarings by Digger Cartwright as a #1 movie. I hope there is a sequel book to this one!

Now that I've read this book by D. Cartwright, I'm definitely going to order and read his other books.

I highly recommend this book to adults. It is a must read for people that like western books and mystery books.

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, The House of Dark Shadows, a psychological thriller, and The Maynwarings: A Game of Chance, a mystery set in the Old West.

His latest book, Conversations on the Bench, is an inspirational/motivational novel.

Mr. Cartwright has contributed to a number of articles on a wide range of financial, strategic planning, and policy topics. 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 is an enthusiastic supporter of local no-kill animal shelters, the Wounded Warrior Project, and local Meals on Wheels programs.

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