Borden Chantry
by Louis L’Amour

A good mystery novel set in the old west. The story is told by God. Borden Chantry is a rancher whose cattle froze to death and who has taken a temporary job as town marshal. He is presumably a descendant of Ronan Chantry, but this is not mentioned. Another lapse occurs near the end when a man who never met him before calls him by his name. The plot involves a series of murders, one of the victims being a Sackett named Joe, who is a brother of Will and Tyrel, but never mentioned in the other Sackett books. Tyrel comes into town near the end of the story, but he is satisfied that Borden is about to solve the case and lets him go about it.

Year Read: 2004

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