Bad Country

Bad Country

A Novel

Book - 2014
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"The newest winner of the Tony Hillerman Prize, a debut mystery set in the Southwest starring a former rodeo cowboy turned private investigator, told in a transfixingly original style. Rodeo Grace Garnet lives alone, save for his old dog, in a remote corner of Arizona known to locals as the Hole. He doesn't get many visitors, but a body found near his home has drawn police attention to his front door. The victim is not one of the many illegal immigrants who risk their lives to cross the border just south of the Hole, but is instead a member of one of the local Indian tribes. Retired from the rodeo circuit and scraping by on piece-work as a private investigator, Rodeo doesn't have much choice but to say yes when offered an unusual case. An elderly Indian woman has hired him to help discover who murdered her grandson, but she seems strangely uninterested in the results. Her indifference seems heartless, but as Rodeo pursues his case he learns that it's nothing compared to true hatred. And he's about to realize just how far hate can go. CB McKenzie's Bad Country captures the rough-and-tumble corners of the Southwest in accomplished, confident prose, with a hardnosed plot that will keep readers riveted"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2014
ISBN: 9781250053541
Branch Call Number: x
Characteristics: 294 pages ; 22 cm


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Apr 07, 2017

Enjoyed this book, although it took a little while to get used to reading conversations without punctuation. Really enjoyed the story from the Indian private investigator perspective.

Oct 11, 2015

Pretty good. On the darkish side, though.

Seekonk May 10, 2015

Outstanding! If you liked Tony Hillerman, you'll like this.


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