Book Review-Shooting The Bull: A Roy Martin Mystery #2-John Rose Putnam | Miki's Hope

Book Review-Shooting The Bull: A Roy Martin Mystery #2-John Rose Putnam

Wednesday, February 20, 2019


This novel starts out with a bang and doesn't quit until you've read the very last page!

Cantankerous old farmer and his stubborn son--an old disabled Marine who gets along with the cows and a bull who has it in for everyone else and never forgets a slight. Roy Martin, Sheriff, has to get to the bottom of who murdered the daughter of the most powerful man in the county and an ending that will shock you!


About the Book: (from Amazon)

A western noir classic mystery by bestselling author John Rose Putnam that will leave you teetering on the edge of your seat until the very last word.

When a popular high school senior, the daughter of powerful Laurel big shot, is found dead from a gunshot to the heart on the property of a cantankerous dairyman, suspicion falls heavily on the farmer and his football star son.



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About the Author: (from Amazon)


John came west as a young man and settled in Berkeley where he graduated from the University of California. He still lives and writes there and often gives a talk on the California gold rush to the gang at the Freight and Salvage.

He spent a lot of time digging into that gold rush too and many of his stories take place back then. John's characters are so real they'll jump right off the page and talk to you; his villains have hearts as cold as midnight and his heroes almost always do the right thing in the end.

He's working up quite a reputation for his knowledge of that era too. His blog, My Gold Rush Tales, attracted the interest of some TV folks and he appeared in a segment for the Travel Channel about Henry Meiggs, the man who built San Francisco's famous Fisherman's Wharf.

While his first novel, Hangtown Creek, a story of adventure, romance, and coming of age in the early days of the gold rush, was published in 2011, his brand new book, Into the Face of the Devil, moves between Hangtown and the sawmill where James Marshall first found gold, and pits a young man in love for the first time against a killer so evil he could pass for Satan.


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2 comments :

tat2gurlzrock said...

I enjoy a great mystery. This sounds like a real page turner.

Rose-Marie said...

These characters sound so real already, it draws you in, and is a great description!

 
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