The Gallows at Graneros

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Center Point Pub., 2005 - Fiction - 191 pages
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Who strung up Billy Pinto? That was the question facing Sheriff Thorpe Stedman when he found Billy's body hanging from the gallows. Somebody had strung up the simple-minded Apache who had never caused anyone a bit of harm. In the small frontier town of Graneros, the identities of the hangmen wouldn't be a secret for long, and one by one, the guilty betrayed themselves. Would the now peaceful Apaches go on the warpath to avenge their murdered brother? One thing was sure: if the killers weren't brought to justice, there would be hell to pay.

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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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