Bud Shumway

9 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 331 ratings

The Ghost Rock Cafe Publisher's Summary

An old hermit has been killed in Utah's wildlands, and Sheriff Bud Shumway knows it's murder, even though some say it was a cougar kill. Others think it was done by a Bigfoot who has roamed the area for years, killing cattle and leaving people so traumatized that they never want to go into the wilderness again. But Sheriff Shumway can't afford to believe in Bigfoot, given the huge area he's responsible for, most of it wildlands.

Set at the Ghost Rock Cafe, high on the wild and mysterious San Rafael Swell, this mystery will have you laughing, scared to death, and wondering if Bigfoot might really exist. In any case, you'll find out who really killed the hermit of Swasey's Cabin, and it may not be who you think.

If you like mysteries, Bigfoot, and the wilderness, this book has it all - trains, movie producers, geology students, ranchers, floods, watermelon farmers, missing cattle who really aren't missing, ravens, weener dogs, Indian pots, dynamite truck drivers, stretch Hummers...the list is endless and makes for a wild and sometimes terrifying tale, but one that's a real pause-resister, tons of fun, and a great listen.

©2011 Yellow Cat Publishing/Marjorie Miller (P)2012 Yellow Cat Publishing/Marjorie Miller
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  • Book 1

    • The Ghost Rock Cafe

    • By: Chinle Miller
    • Narrated by: E. Roy Worley
    • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 109
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 100
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 98

    An old hermit has been killed in Utah's wildlands, and Sheriff Bud Shumway knows it's murder, even though some say it was a cougar kill. Others think it was done by a Bigfoot who has roamed the area for years, killing cattle and leaving people so traumatized that they never want to go into the wilderness again. But Sheriff Shumway can't afford to believe in Bigfoot, given the huge area he's responsible for, most of it wildlands.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fun easy listening

    • By Mary Scott Blackman on 02-05-13

    Regular price: $17.99

  • Book 2

    • The Slickrock Cafe

    • The Bud Shumway Mystery Series, Book 2
    • By: Chinle Miller
    • Narrated by: E. Roy Worle
    • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 52

    The crusty owner of a local rock shop has been killed in Utah's wildlands, and ex-sheriff Bud Shumway has been asked to return to his hometown to solve the crime. He reluctantly agrees, never suspecting the case involves an old childhood friend and a pair of mysterious Incan skeletons known as the Malachites. Set at the Slickrock Cafe, deep in the sandstone fins and domes of southeast Utah, this mystery will have you laughing, scared to death, and wondering when the mysterious Black Beast will strike again.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun Western-set Mystery

    • By Bruce Nesset on 06-07-16

    Regular price: $17.99

  • Book 3

    • The Paradox Cafe

    • By: Chinle Miller
    • Narrated by: E. Roy Worley
    • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    Rancher Mack Murphy has been buying up land in southwest Colorado, threatening those who won't sell, including Junior, the uncle of ex-sheriff Bud Shumway. Bud agrees to visit his uncle to help defuse things, never suspecting he would get caught right smack in the middle of Mack's murder. And it becomes the toughest case Bud's ever had to solve, as almost everyone is a suspect.

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  • Book 4

    • The No Delay Cafe

    • Bud Shumway Mystery, Book 4
    • By: Chinle Miller
    • Narrated by: E. Roy Worley
    • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    An old rock hound has been killed in Utah’s wildlands, and ex-sheriff, Bud Shumway, knows it has something to do with the black-market dinosaur bones, even though his bumbling replacement, Sheriff Howie, thinks it might have something to do with aliens. Then, after receiving a mysterious envelope containing a weird claw and a set of coordinates, Howie is determined to prove himself a capable sheriff, especially since he’s been accused of having a million-dollar voice and a ten-cent brain.

    Regular price: $17.99

  • Book 5

    • The Silver Spur Cafe

    • Bud Shumway Mystery, Book 5
    • By: Chinle Miller
    • Narrated by: E. Roy Worley
    • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    The self-centered director of a small Shakespearean troupe has been killed on the flanks of a remote Utah bluff, and ex-sheriff Bud Shumway knows it has something to do with someone in the Witness Protection Program, even though his bumbling replacement, Sheriff Howie, suspects a mysterious prospector who has just arrived from the Superstition Mountains.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I do hope the author continues this series.

    • By Pamela on 12-12-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 6

    • The Ice House Cafe

    • Bud Shumway Mystery Series, Book 6
    • By: Chinle Miller
    • Narrated by: Roy Worley
    • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    When ex-sheriff Bud Shumway and his wife, Wilma Jean, decide to vacation in a scenic Colorado town near Aspen, they never guess they'll soon be immersed in solving the murder of a famous country-western singer. And even though Bud's bumbling replacement, Sheriff Howie, is far away in the small town of Green River, Utah, he still manages to play havoc with everyone's peace of mind when his sheriff's vehicle is stolen and he finds out he's on the wanted list of Utah's FBI.

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 7

    • The Rattlesnake Cafe

    • Bud Shumway Mystery Series, Book 7
    • By: Chinle Miller
    • Narrated by: E Roy Worley
    • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    When ex-sheriff and watermelon farmer Bud Shumway agrees to help out his friend, Sheriff Hum Stocks, as a deputy for the winter, he never guesses he'll soon be deep in the rugged and wild Dolores Triangle, trying to solve not only the mystery of a skeleton wearing knee boots, but also the murder of rattlesnake-hunter and wannabe rodeo clown, Chicken Bottoms.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I really like this series

    • By Dawn on 06-01-17

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  • Book 8

    • The Beartooth Cafe

    • Bud Shumway Mystery Series, Book 8
    • By: Chinle Miller
    • Narrated by: Richard Henzel
    • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Still enjoying this series

    • By Dawn on 06-02-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 9

    • The Melon Rind Cafe

    • Bud Shumway Mystery Series, Book 9
    • By: Chinle Miller
    • Narrated by: Richard Henzel
    • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    When ex-sheriff and watermelon farmer Bud Shumway learns his wife, Wilma Jean, wants to sell her cafe and become a backcountry pilot, he senses his world is about to change, and not necessarily in a good way. But Bud never guesses he’ll soon be deeply involved in trying to solve the mysterious death of a crusty old Scotsman who, as he was dying, told Bud his killer was a witch’s tongue. Bud soon becomes an unwilling witness to the frenzy surrounding the hunt for the old man’s hidden treasure, and it soon appears Sheriff Howie is also getting involved.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Miller gets better

    • By Curious on 08-07-18

    Regular price: $19.95