- Born in Rugby, a small town in northeastern North Dakota.
- Educated at the University of North Dakota (M.A.) and the University of Utah (Ph.D.).
- Father and grandfather, sheriffs of Rugby.
- Teaches at University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point (http://www.uwsp.edu/)
- First novel, In a Dark Time, a mystery novel written as his doctoral thesis.
- Several awards for Montana 1948, including Best Regional Fiction 1994.
- Justice, a prequel to Montana 1948. White Crosses, also set in
In a Dark Time (1980)
Montana 1948 (1993)
White Crosses (1997)
Critical Sources and Reviews
- Interview in Publisher's Weekly, January 23, 1995.
- Brief discussion of novel in context of contemporary Montana writing, available online
in Reading Matters.
- For a review of the prequel Justice, see The
New York Times, January 29, 1995 ("Bentrock Previsited" by Ellen Akins),
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