Bo Tully, the renowned sheriff of Blight County, Idaho, has seen his share of small-town crime. And, he always gets his man, whether by the book or otherwise. Fact is, everyone in the area knows Tully, and his unique 'Blight Way' of doing things.
When Tully and his deputy hike deep into the woods, tracking a suspected bank robber, little do they realize that they are about to witness a murder. Soon, the murder leads the Sheriff on a convoluted adventure, with a series of twists and turns, each demanding his utmost attention and keenest crime-solving abilities.
Along the way, Tully has to deal with the likes of a shadowy local named Gridley Shanks; two out-of-town elk hunters who don’t know much about elk hunting; an elderly couple who end up dead while caring for a rundown mansion; a sassy assistant named Daisy; and an attractive, tough FBI agent named Angie, who suddenly finds herself involved in her first murder investigation. There’s also the case of missing loot, which no one can find, at least not until Tully puts his mind to it. Will Tully get his man (or men) this time? Does the 'Blight Way' ever fail? Listen to another enticing mystery, turned misadventure, by New York Times bestselling author, Patrick F. McManus, to find out!
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These shorter books are a great listen and worth a laugh or two. McManus has a knack for one liners that are really pretty clever and funny. As the series progresses, the reader learns to like the characters more and more. I was a little concerned that the latest narrator was different, but he got the job done and seemed to get in the spirit of things. This mystery is a little different than the others - simpler. If you're looking for a Nobel prize winner, you need to look somewhere else. If you're looking for a lighthearted mystery with some funny characters, then you've come to the right place.
Probably not. It was fine, but not a stand-out listen.
Most interesting: The puzzle of the crime had quite a few twists and turns. Least interesting: The final reveal at the end which provided information that the reader was not given to work with which acts as a lynch pin to the story.
The performance was a bit flatter than previous books by this author. This narrator was less theatrical about the character voices and it diminished the listen, in my opinion.
yes, it was short and interesting enough that I did listen to it - mostly - in one sitting.
I have to say that this is probably the weakest in the series so far. The story was average, the narration average. I would recommend it only to Bo Tully or Patrick McManus fans. This would not be a good way to hook someone in on the series.
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