Death Rides Again

Death Rides Again

Book - 2013 | First edition
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Texas high school teacher Jocelyn Shore had been looking forward to spending Thanksgiving at her Uncle Kel's ranch, but her visit takes an unexpected turn when she discovers Uncle Kel threatening his son-in-law Eddy with a shotgun. It seems Kel is none too happy about how Eddy has been treating his daughter Ruby June. Well, Eddy makes it out alive, and it looks like Ruby June is going to toss him out for good--but no one knows for sure because that is the last anyone saw of Ruby June. The family pins the disappearance on Eddy and files a missing-persons report. Then Jocelyn and her sometime-boyfriend, Austin homicide detective Colin Gallagher, find Eddy's body ... --Publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2013
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250005557
1250005558
Branch Call Number: x
Characteristics: 310 pages ; 22 cm

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Jan 03, 2016

I shouldn't have enjoyed this so much. It's as much romance / cozy as straightforward mystery, and neither of those are usually my cup of tea. Nor is the story itself particularly intriguing. But author Hamrick has a deft humorous touch, and had me laughing out loud (in a good way) several times in the first few pages. I think it's that light touch handled so well that made this worth reading. Don't expect too much, and you'll probably be satisfied with the book.

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Jul 18, 2013

Jocelyn and cousin Kyla join the entire Shore clan for a family reunion at her Uncle Kel's ranch. When cousin Ruby Jane goes missing and later her black-sheep husband is found murdered, Kyla and Jocelyn investigate on their own when her uncle turns out to be the prime suspect. Jocelyn's wanna-be boyfriend Austin detective Colin Gallagher offers aid to the local sheriff, but ends up injured when he gets too close to finding answers. Jocelyn and Kyla come face to face with death and stare into the hungry face of a lion. The mystery weaves an exotic animal hunting ranch, a horse betting rivalry, a lawsuit disputing land ownership, and Mexican cartel and drug deals into an exciting but fun story.

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