The Tamarack Murders (Sheriff Bo Tully Series #5)

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Bo Tully, sheriff of Blight County, Idaho, has seen his share of small-town crime. Fact is, everyone in the area knows Tully, and knows his Blight Way of doing things. But when he and his deputy hike into the deep woods, tracking a suspected bank robber, little do they realize that they are about to witness a murder—and that, in turn, will lead the sheriff on an intricate trail, a series of twists and turns demanding his utmost attention and keenest crime-solving abilities.

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Overview

Bo Tully, sheriff of Blight County, Idaho, has seen his share of small-town crime. Fact is, everyone in the area knows Tully, and knows his Blight Way of doing things. But when he and his deputy hike into the deep woods, tracking a suspected bank robber, little do they realize that they are about to witness a murder—and that, in turn, will lead the sheriff on an intricate trail, a series of twists and turns demanding his utmost attention and keenest crime-solving abilities.

Along the way, Tully has to deal with the likes of a shadowy local named Gridley Shanks, who seems to have a spider web of connections throughout town; two out-of-town elk hunters who don’t know much about elk hunting, but are tied to the murder; an elderly couple who end up dead while caring for a rundown mansion and property out of town; a sassy assistant named Daisy; an attractive, tough FBI agent named Angie, who suddenly finds herself involved in her first murder investigation; and a host of other characters. There’s also the case of missing loot, which no one can find—at least, until Tully puts his mind to it.

Will Tully get his man (or men) this time? Does the Blight Way ever fail? Read another page-turning mystery turned misadventure by New York Times bestselling author, Patrick F. McManus.

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Editorial Reviews

People Magazine
“A style that brings to mind Mark Twain, Art Buchwald, and Garrison Keillor.”
People
“A style that brings to mind Mark Twain, Art Buchwald, and Garrison Keillor.”
Atlantic Monthly
“Patrick McManus is a treasure.”
The New York Times Book Review
“Everybody should read Patrick McManus.”
Kirkus Reviews
Bo Tully, the mostly honest sheriff of Blight County, Idaho, tracks a quartet of bank robbers. How many men does it take to rob a bank? One to stuff the money into a trash bag; one to drive the getaway car; one to cause a diversion on the escape route; and one to mastermind a plan that goes off without a hitch--unless you consider a rifle blasting one of them to smithereens on Chimney Rock Mountain to be a problem. When he's not tossing arch innuendos in the direction of his curvaceous secretary, a bodacious FBI agent, a toothsome medical examiner and the unhappy wife of a possible suspect, Sheriff Tully (The Huckleberry Murders, 2010, etc.) relies on the irascible former sheriff who happens to be his daddy, his assistant deputy, Lurch, and a self-taught tracker who doubles as the owner of Dave's House of Fry to make sense of deer and elk stampeding in the snow so that he can figure out where all the bank's money is hidden. On the way to a solution, four more will die, lies will be bandied about, and a little old lady librarian will have the time of her life reconnoitering a crime scene. A wispy second-rate effort from the usually accomplished McManus, who tries this time for quirky but has to settle for preposterous.
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"Everybody should read Patrick McManus." (The New York Times Book Review)

"A style that brings to mind Mark Twain, Art Buchwald, and Garrison Keillor." (People)

"Patrick McManus is a treasure." (Atlantic Monthly)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781620876343
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/1/2013
  • Series: Sheriff Bo Tully Series , #5
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 160,565
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author


Patrick F. McManus is a humor writer who began writing as an undergrad at Washington State University. Hundreds of his humor articles have been published in magazines such as Field & Stream and Outdoor Life. He has published more than a dozen humor books, several mysteries, and a children's humor book. Among his recent works are The Tamarack Murders, The Horse in My Garage, Kerplunk!, and The Huckleberry Murders. He lives in Spokane, Washington.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2013

    Disappointing

    I've really enjoyed all McManus's previous Bo Tully mysteries - but The Tamarack Murders suffered from a total lack of editing and proof-reading. The story line wandered, descriptions and conversations were duplicated, almost word for word - and the choice of villain at the end strained credulity. The Tamarack Murders read like a first draft, not a final copy - and lacked the charm and humor of the author's previous books. +++ Janice Mink

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2013

    Not as good as the first four.

    Mcmanus books are read for the pure fun of it. This one just does nothave the entertainment value of the others in this series. Very short without a well developed ending.


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  • Posted April 4, 2014

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    Pedestrian and boooring

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  • Posted August 22, 2013

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    Great read, a typical Bo Tully story.

    I was not disappointed, even if I had to wait a long time for the latest story.

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