The Mummy Case (Jim Knighthorse #2)

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Overview

Private investigator Jim Knighthorse takes on a very, very cold case. When historian Willie Clarke dies of mysteriously of dehydration in the California deserts, ex-football hero Jim Knighthorse is hired to dig a little deeper - and discovers his shocking connection to one of the West's oldest mysteries. Over a hundred years ago, an unnamed cowboy was murdered in the California desert and, due to freak weather conditions, would become mummified within twenty-four hours. Now known to the world as Sylvester the ...
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Overview

Private investigator Jim Knighthorse takes on a very, very cold case. When historian Willie Clarke dies of mysteriously of dehydration in the California deserts, ex-football hero Jim Knighthorse is hired to dig a little deeper - and discovers his shocking connection to one of the West's oldest mysteries. Over a hundred years ago, an unnamed cowboy was murdered in the California desert and, due to freak weather conditions, would become mummified within twenty-four hours. Now known to the world as Sylvester the Mummy and displayed in a creepy curiosity shop, Sylvester and historian Willie Clarke will be forever linked in mystery. That is, unless private investigator Jim Knighthorse can survive long enough to untangle one of the West's greatest unsolved murders.
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Editorial Reviews

Blurb - James Rollins
"Gripping, adventurous, and romantic — J.R. Rain's The Lost Ark is a breakneck thriller that traces the thread of history from Biblical stories to current-day headlines. Be prepared to lose sleep!" —James Rollins, international bestselling author of The Doomsday Key
Blurb - Piers Anthony
"I read Dark Horse by J.R. Rain. He's the author of Moon Dance, that I reviewed last column. The author is a private investigator, and it shows; this is another fast moving and entertaining detective story. It is the first of a series, published by Lulu.com. Rain is surely destined for larger success, if he can get the right break; his fiction is fun reading." —Piers Anthony, bestselling author of A SPELL FOR CHAMELEON and ON A PALE HORSE
Blurb - Eve Paludan
"I read this enthralling book in a single day. It was a satisfying, compelling mystery, several mysteries, in fact, with characters who sparkle and come to life like a movie in your mind, as do the California settings. His Knighthorse novels feel very true to life. Five stars for crafting a mystery I could not put down!" —Eve Paludan, author of Letters from David
Blurb - Gemma Halliday
"Dark Horse is one of the best books I've read in a long time! A great classic detective story with a modern twist. Unique and interesting characters (I think I'm half in love with Jim Knighthorse now!), a great plot that kept me guessing until the end, and some of the funniest lines I've read anywhere. Rain does an amazing job of blending suspense, mystery and humor in this fantastic debut novel destined for the keeper shelf." —Gemma Halliday, author of Spying in High Heels
Blurb - April Vine
"J.R.Rain's MOON DANCE is a fabulous urban fantasy replete with multifarious and unusual characters, a perfectly synchronized plot, vibrant dialogue and sterling witticism all wrapped in voice that is as beautiful as it is rich and vividly intense as it is relaxed." —April Vine, author of The Midnight Rose
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781304332653
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • Publication date: 8/15/2013
  • Pages: 196
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Meet the Author

J.R. Rain is an ex-private investigator who now lives in a small house on a small island with his small dog, Sadie, who has more energy than Robin Williams. Please visit him at www.jrrain.com.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2014

    Great book

    I thought it was a great story look forward to reading the next book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2013

    Consistency

    I have read the first two and they are great, however, need to stay consistent. First book speaks of his mothers murder and says there was no sign of sexual trauma, but the second book says she was raped. Please make up my mind

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  • Posted July 12, 2012

    Jim Knighthorse is a private investigator who has taken on a 100

    Jim Knighthorse is a private investigator who has taken on a 100 year old cold case. The case of Willie Clarke, a man who had died mysteriously in the California desert. Once again Knighthorse gets himself into some very interesting situations during his investigation. He is also still looking for who murdered his mother over 20 years ago.
    Knighthorse has a girlfriend for whom he is trying to stop drinking for. He really likes her. There time together is sweet. He also speaks to Jack, or who Knighthorse starts to think is really God. Their conversations are fascinating.
    I love the Jim Knighthorse books. They are so full of laugh out loud humor. The book moves along so quickly that you find that you have just sat still for hours and wasn’t even aware that the time had passed. The mystery of who killed Willie Clarke is very interesting. You will enjoy your time with Jim Knighthorse.


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  • Posted June 18, 2012

    Really enjoyed this. Can't wait for next in series.

    This was an imaginative, exciting, can't put down book. I was wishing it wouldn't end. Can't wait for next book in series. J.R. Rain has a real talent for writing.

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  • Posted March 31, 2012

    J.R. Rain is Sue Grafton "Lite"....

    ...And Jim Knighthorse is a male Kinsey Milhone, but conceited, and with a definite alcohol problem. Yet he is just human enough to be likeable, and usually doesn't take himself too seriously. I would love to see Rain flesh out the stories a bit more: things seem a bit rushed at times. And make us see what it is in Knighthorse that his smart, educated, beautiful girlfriend sees, because the two seem on the surface to be quite mismatched. She could no doubt do better!

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  • Posted June 20, 2011

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    Great series!

    I really love Jim Knighthorse. He is so arrogant and funny. He knows he is cocky and that is what makes me laugh more. He isnt afraid to make fun of himself and he knows hes not perfect no matter how much he pretends he is. I like his interaction with other characters and I really enjoy the relationship he has with his girlfriend. I cant wait for the next one in this series!

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