The Gallows at Graneros

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Doubleday, 1975 - Large type books - 188 pages
When a young girl's lie leads to the lynching of an innocent Indian, the sheriff of Graneros has trouble keeping the town from being destroyed by the desperate men who had murdered the Indian and by the Apaches who had escaped from a near-by reservation and were determined to avenge the Indian's death.

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Lewis Byford Patten was a prolific author of American Western novels, born in Denver, Colorado in 1915. He often published under the names Lewis Ford, Len Leighton and Joseph Wayne. He used the last two names when writing in collaboration with Wayne D. Overholser. He died on May 22, 1981. His novels included Trail to Vicksburg (1997), Death Rides the Denver Stage (1999), The Woman at Ox-Yoke (2000) and Blood on the Grass (2002).

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