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  • ISBN: 9781250084392
  • ISBN: 1250084385
  • ISBN: 9781250084385
  • Physical Description: pages cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2016.

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Summary, etc.: "The Branson Beauty, an old showboat, has crashed in the waters of an Ozark mountain lake just outside the popular tourist destination of Branson, Missouri. More than one hundred people are trapped aboard. Hank Worth is still settling into his new role as county sheriff, and when he responds to the emergency call, he knows he's in for a long winter's day of helping elderly people into rafts and bringing them ashore. He anticipates a lot of anxiety, many arguments, and extra costs for emergency equipment that will stretch the county's already thin budget to the breaking point. But those are the least of his worries after he discovers high school track star Mandy Bryson's body locked inside the Captain's private dining room"--

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2016 May #1
    The crash of the old paddleboat The Branson Beauty during a wintry luncheon cruise is a big enough problem for new sheriff Hank Worth. The pilot is found virtually catatonic in the wheelhouse, and there are dozens of aged passengers to rescue. Then Worth finds the strangled body of college freshman Mandy Bryson, former high-school prom queen and track star, who was on the boat for her boyfriend's grandmother's birthday celebration. But Mandy, while universally loved in town, also had been getting letters from an anonymous stalker, a situation she kept secret from all but some close friends. As the murder investigation proceeds, the boat explodes and burns, leaving the sheriff suspecting arson, but with no way to prove it. Worth, recently appointed to his job, finds himself up against Branson's business and political interests, as he tries to carve out family time for his surgeon wife, Maggie; two young children; and his live-in father-in-law. Former crime reporter Booth imbues her fast-moving narrative, which celebrates its Ozarks setting, with humor and humanity. A promising debut. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

CLAIRE BOOTH is a former true crime writer, ghostwriter, and reporter. She lives in California. The Branson Beauty is her first novel.

Subject: Rescue work Fiction
Murder Investigation Fiction
Branson (Mo.) Fiction
FICTION Mystery & Detective Traditional British
FICTION Mystery & Detective Police Procedural
Murder Investigation
Rescue work
Missouri Branson
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
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