Free kindle ebook Murder at Blue Falls by Maggie Bishop
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Tall, strong but discouraged Jemma Chase returns home to lead trail rides at the family’s Blue Falls Dude Ranch and earn some cash from free-lance carpentry and photography. When her horse finds a body, this CSI wannabe investigates.
Is it the neighbor caught hunting out of season?
A guest on the ranch?
The Christmas tree farmer using the wrong chemicals?
Could the farrier be involved?
The former skateboarder who imports Mexican pottery?
The brothers raising marijuana in the woods?
Besides the murder, who hates the dogs in the valley?
Against his better judgement, Detective Tucker uses Jemma’s findings and uncontrollable curiosity to help find the killer.
An established must-read romance author, Maggie Bishop has crossed into the mystery genre with finesse. Her latest novel is packed with suspense around a tightly-woven plot which begins with the poisoning of dogs and escalates to the murder of a local man. Throughout, she deliciously teases the reader with the bristly attraction between the investigating detective and the woman who found the man’s body and who just might be a suspect. Set against the beautiful backdrop of Boone, North Carolina, with engaging characters, red herrings at every turn, and a galvanizing story line, this is a must-have, must-read. Highly recommended. — Christy Tillery French
From Carolina Mountain Living by schuyler kaufman for Murder at Blue Falls
Maggie Bishop’s latest romance is also a murder mystery. Bishop has chosen a new kind of setting-a dude ranch in the western Carolina mountains –and all of her real-life characters are in attendance. Five years before, Jemma Chase had come back to Blue Falls Ranch, the dude ranch her parents had set up in the Carolina mountains. Now, dogs around the Watauga County community are being poisoned.
Almost immediately, we discover an unorthodox side to Bishop’s engaging heroine: on the way into the sheriff’s office to answer questions about the case, she thinks, “It’s one thing to poison a person – but a dog?”
Standing six feet tall, Jemma intrigues Detective Tucker when he finds that he can look straight into her eyes. During her interview, Jemma reveals that, years before, she was arrested in Colorado on a drunk driving charge. Bishop loses no time in providing the conflict between these two well-matched protagonists: Tucker’s pet abomination is drunk drivers. The dog-poisonings quickly fade to the background, when, during a ride up a steep trail, leading a passel of guests, Jemma’s horse reacts to a peculiar stench. Jemma, not one of those shrinking-violet heroines, immediately ties her horse and goes into the bushes to investigate.
You guessed it-a body. Now Tucker is a part of Jemma’s daily life, and Jemma finds herself enthusiastically (and somewhat to Tucker’s dismay) finding a CSI side to her make-up. As they combine their assets to investigate, Tucker (whose first name appears to be Detective) and Jemma find that their styles are not so incompatible after all. In a rip-snorting action scene, the murderer is discovered and bagged, the remaining dogs in the valley are safe, and Tucker and Jemma join Bishop’s endearing circle of interrelated romance protagonists in Bishop’s loosely linked series of Appalachian adventure-romance novels.
The Appalachian Adventure Mysteries are set in the Southern Appalachian Mountains, hollars and lush woods near cozy Boone, North Carolina, named the ultimate outdoor adventure destination in the Southeast. What better place to locate a fictional guest ranch? Most of the other locations are real, as well as many of the minor characters. I have permission to use real names and photographs – yes, there a few pictures in the novels, but the mysteries come from my imagination.
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