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Breckenridge Public Library M PRE (Text) 33500013179601 New Available -
Mahnomen Public Library M PRE (Text) 33500013179593 New Checked out 08/27/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781510749115
  • ISBN: 151074911X
  • Physical Description: 260 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Arcade /Crime Wise, [2019]

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General Note:
"An Arcade / CrimeWise book."
Summary, etc.:
"A dead blow hammer leaves little to no mark on the surface it strikes. It's not a shoer's tool, but horseshoer Rainy Dale knows them and knows there are more questions than answers about how her new client became a widow. The old woman says there was hardly a bruise on her dead husband. Why was he driving his tractor so dangerously near the killer bull? How long did it take him to die after the machine rolled and pinned him? The whole town seems aware of the dead man's wandering eye. Did the widow know? It all happened just before Rainy came to town, about the time that her fiance, Guy, volunteered with his buddy to help search for a young woman who went missing from Cowdry, Oregon. Rainy is supposed to be making wedding plans and friends, but she can't help being drawn into the town's old intrigues. Once again, Rainy will have to dig deep and use all the tools in her box to both defend herself and the people she's just learning to love."--Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 October #1
    Horseshoer Rainy Dale is advised to be careful when she goes to work on the Buckeye, a big ranch whose owner, Cameron Chevigny, recently died in a tractor accident. His widow, Donna, gains Rainy's respect for trying to keep the family business going, but Rainy is taken aback when Donna's dog brings her a woman's glove with a hand still in it. The hand is found to belong to a missing woman who was one of Cameron's several paramours, raising the issues of how she died and whether his death was really an accident. And then there's Dragoon, the Buckeye's dangerous bull who tries to kill horses. An unlikely sleuth, Rainy is more comfortable with animals than with people, except for her fiancé, Guy, the chef who feeds her spinach starters when she longs for a burger. Still the New Girl after a year and a half in Cowdry, Oregon, Rainy wants a friend, and she finds one in the woman she asks to be her maid of honor. A winning follow-up to the series opener, The Clincher (2018), and a must for horse lovers. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Lisa Preston turned to writing after careers as a fire department paramedic and a city police officer. She is the author of the highly acclaimed, bestselling novels Orchids and Stone and TheMeasure of the Moon. She is also the author of several nonfiction books and articles on the care and training of dogs and horses. Away from her desk, she spends hours on backcountry trails as a runner and rider, sometimes combining her two outdoor pursuits via the obscure sport of Ride and Tie. She lives with her husband, their Malinois, and two Akhal-Tekes on Washington State&;s vast Olympic Peninsula.

Subject: Horseshoers > Fiction.
Cowboys > Fiction.
Married people > Fiction.
Adultery > Fiction.
Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Oregon > Fiction.
Oregon > Fiction.
Man-woman relationships.
Married people.
Murder > Investigation.
Cowhands > Fiction.
Married people > Fiction.
Adultery > Fiction.
Man-woman relationship > Fiction.
Homicide > Fiction.
Oregon > Fiction.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Romance fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.

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