Award Winning Mystery Author Digger Cartwright Wins Indie Reader Discovery Awards And Marked “Indie Reader Approved”

Orlando, FL, Miami, FL, Myrtle Beach, SC & Washington, D.C. June 22, 2016—The office of mystery author Digger Cartwright announced that The Maynwarings: A Game of Chance has won the Indie Readers Discovery Awards Mystery/Suspense/Thriller category in 2016. In Addition to winning the award The Maynwarings was given a 5 star review and marked as “Indie Reader Approved.”


An excerpt of the review from Indie Reader follows:


A ranching mogul/senator returns from D.C to his Nevada homestead unaware that a series of sinister situations are in the works to take over Carson City and ultimately destroy his ranch empire.

Barron Maynwaring owns much of Carson City. Together with his wife and adult children, the Maynwarings are recognized as a prominent and well-respected family. Yet the Maynwarings are in for a big surprise with a flurry of strange activity—cattle rustling, murder, and worse yet, the lynching of their long-time friend and helper Jeremy Foster…The circumstances only get worse, especially when the Maynwarings learn that Carson City is being taken over business by business.

Cartwright has created a one-of-a-kind tale of power and politics in his latest western. Set during the time of the Reconstruction, Cartwright immediately draws his audience into a realm that is somewhat reminiscent of the beloved TV western Bonanza (1959-1973), which represented a respected ranch family defending their territory while dealing with social issues. Cartwright’s third person narrative includes a highly defined cast of heroes, villains, and a flurry of minor characters, many of which function as foils. While surrounding his cast with the flavor of the Old West (i.e., saloons, cattle ranching, card gambling), Cartwright punctuates a bit of history into his plot, such as the Comstock Lode near Virginia City. Key to Cartwright’s writing style is his incorporation of engaging dialogue within alternating character scenes. Yet closing on a cliffhanger, Cartwright dangles a hint that the Maynwarings’ story will continue.


THE MAYNWARINGS:  A GAME OF CHANCE is an appealing western read with a edgy political twist.

For the Full review text and information on the Discovery Awards please visit

In addition to the Indie Reader Discovery Award, The Maynwarnings: A Game of Chance received two USA Regional Excellence Book Awards (2015 & 2016).  It was also a finalist in the Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards (2015), the Beverly Hills Book Awards (2015) and the 9th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards (2015).  An excerpt from The Maynwarings: A Game of Chance can be viewed on by clicking here.


Additional information on Mr. Cartwright and his award-winning novels is available at or


About Mr. 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.  His books are available in hardback, paperback, and e-book format through his website, on-line booksellers and bookstores.


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.


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


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