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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.

Author's Website

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Book Review-The Secret Claws: A Klepto Cat Mystery Book 33-Patricia Fry

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Like most cats Rags is really good at hiding. When he realizes that his family is taking off (with the dog much less)-he hides himself in the trailer so he is not left behind! Savannah couldn't find him to say goodbye and has her friends and relatives searching high and low for him--of course he is fine and the hunt is called off.

They make it up to the cabin and immediately Rags spots something--it turns out to be a key that was hidden in a lamp. This key and others like it would cause a LOT of trouble. Greed can be a terrible thing!

It turns out that there would be an unveiling of what the keys meant at church that very Sunday--but in-between Rags get catnapped--and the Sheriff is called--will Rags escape and make his way back to the cabin? But that is not the end--after the Church service-Rags is again grabbed and held a knife point----can he be saved?

This is a fast reading book. I have always enjoyed this series and still do!!

About the Book: (from Amazon)

Rags knows no bounds.The Ivey and Pettit families look forward to spending their last vacation days together relaxing at a mountain cabin, but Rags has other ideas. It doesn’t take him long to change the flow of events and everyone’s plans. Rags unveils a secret and immediately involves his humans in a whirlwind of intrigue. While everyone looks forward to an exciting program at the church among the pines where certain mysteries will be explained, the unruly cat goes missing. He puts Savannah and Detective Craig in danger, he causes a near forest fire, but it’s because of Rags that the show goes on and the mischievous cat becomes the star. However, before he can be celebrated, he is taken and held for ransom. What happens next stuns the entire community. Will Rags live to appear in another Klepto Cat Mystery?

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About the Author: (from Amazon)(picture from her website)

There is a comprehensive biography of Patricia Fry which can be viewed here. This is one interesting woman! She also writes an amazing blog all about cats!


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