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When ex-sheriff and watermelon farmer Bud Shumway and his wife, Wilma Jean, head to Montana to pursue Bud's dream of learning to fly-fish, Bud never guesses he'll soon be deeply involved in trying to solve the mystery of a missing lunch lady he's never met, as well as trying to stay off the radar of a strange religious cult that believes in immortality while plotting to kill people.

Set in the magnificent Absaroka Mountains near Yellowstone National Park, this mystery will have you mystified and on edge as you follow Bud as he witnesses a grizzly bear resurrection, meets a young investigative reporter with a knack for following the wrong person, and dodges a shady John Deere salesman and religious guru, who Bud knows are up to no good.

All this, along with a combine demolition derby, meeting a Crow medicine woman with a cryptic message, losing his two beloved dogs, finding a fish made of stone, exploring old underground Prohibition tunnels, wrecking model railroads, and worrying about the Yellowstone supervolcano exploding, and you'll soon see why Bud wishes he'd never set foot in the Beartooth Cafe.

And of course, back home in Green River, Sheriff Howie tries to mediate ongoing feuds between Old Man Green and Junkyard Goldie, hoping Bud can keep them from killing each other, even though he's 1,000 miles away.

In any case, you'll find out what really happened to the lunch lady, and it might not be what you think.

©2016 Yellow Cat Publishing/Marjorie Miller/Maya Kurtz (P)2017 Yellow Cat Publishing/Marjorie Miller/Maya Kurtz

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Used to love this series

Not to take anything away from Mr. Henzel but the voices he chose for the characters were, to say the least, annoying. While he was strictly in narrator mode he was easy to listen to but I found myself not paying attention to the plot because I was so distracted by the voices of the characters ...... I couldn't finish this one and that's sad because I won't be getting the rest of the series that I used to enjoy so much.

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Disappointing addition to this series.

I prefer Mr. Worley to this new guy. Mr. Henzel makes everyone sound too old. I also do not like the way this book changes Bud's character. Bud would have never left the lunch lady in a situation where she might be killed. He would have gotten her out of there. Between the new narrator and the strange change in Bud, it almost seems this series is being written by someone new. The story line showed promise, but did not deliver. Very disappointed. I am done with this series.

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Audio listeners become invested in the characters of a book, much to the credit of the narrators. When I started this series, I went through one book after another. I couldn't stop. This series took me to Utah and Colorado to visit places I hadn't been to yet or places I hadn't been in a long time. It was fun and I was planning our next trip almost expecting to see Bud and the gang along the way. That is how E. Roy Worley painted this picture of each book with his voice. Couldn't wait to get to book 8. Oh No! Someone changed readers. Why would they do that to the devoted listeners who have an investment in these special characters? Don't they realize how disrespectful that is to their paying customer. Customers who expect their characters to come across the speakers In the normal familiar way. Yes, we know readers change from time to time usually due to death. If a time line was a problem, most listeners are willing to wait for the original reader to record. I tried 3 times in a 2 week time period to get through book 8. I couldn't do it. The fun is ruined for me now. The writer is good but her books came to life with Mr. Worley. I ask for you to please consider a re-recording. Thank you

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Still enjoying this series

One thing you can always count on is Bud will always find trouble. Chinle Miller always writes original stories. She also proves that it is not necessary to use fowl language. If you're a fan of cozy mysteries, you'll be sure to enjoy this one. I advise readers to start with the first in the series.

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Beware Narrator Changed

After waiting eagerly for the continuation of the Bud Shumway series. I was very disappointed to find the narrator has been changed. Ray Worley was the soul of the books, and was, for me, largely responsible for the unique enchantment of the experience of listening. I made it through the book, but can't give it the good review the previews stories have deserved.

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