Arson and murder disturb the Appalachian peace of the Blue Falls Dude Ranch near cozy Boone, NC. Jemma Chase, trail-ride leader, becomes involved when her horse finds a body. Jemma Chase works as a trail leader on her parents' ranch, the Blue Falls, where she is also an accomplished photographer, carpenter and fixer-upper. Jemma has returned home in an effort to find some stability in her life, but things become tumultuous when someone begins poisoning dogs in Watauga County. Jemma is called in for an interview with Detective Tucker and bristles at his subtly accusing manner. A forensics fan, Jemma sets out to try to solve the riddle herself and keep Detective Tucker at bay. But when she stumbles upon the dead body of a neighbor, Jemma finds herself involved in a much more serious investigation and at odds with Tucker once again.
©2006 Maggie Bishop (P)2012 Maggie Bishop
"An established must-read romance author, Maggie Bishop has crossed into the mystery genre with finesse. Her latest novel is packed with suspense around a tightly-woven plot which begins with the poisoning of dogs and escalates to the murder of a local man. Throughout, she deliciously teases the reader with the bristly attraction between the investigating detective and the woman who found the man's body and who just might be a suspect. Set against the beautiful backdrop of Boone, North Carolina, with engaging characters, red herrings at every turn, and a galvanizing story line, this is a must-have, must-read. Highly recommended." (Christy Tillery French, Midwest Book Review)
A 50-something who loves sci-fi, cozy mysteries, thrillers, an occasional romance, and any genre if it is a good story. And especially if it makes me laugh! No vampires or zombies though - these are NOT sci-fi!
A mix of mystery, procedural, romance, and written like a YA. The story is ok, but the narration is so bad I wouldn't have listened to the end except I had no wireless connection and no other books to listen to on a long trip. The southern accents make everyone sound like a fool, and the whole recording sounded like it was done at the bottom of a well. Not recommended unless you're desperate!
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