The Tooth of Time (Maxie and Stretch Series #2)

The Tooth of Time (Maxie and Stretch Series #2)

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by Sue Henry, Lee Adams
     
 

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Maxie McNabb, the irresistible Winnebago-driving sixty-something-year-old, is back–and criminals from the frigid Iditarod Trail to the scorching Southwest had better beware. With her canine companion, Stretch, in tow, Maxie is "the most refreshingly original protagonist to come along in years" (Rick Riordan). And this time, she sets out to turn one on-edge

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Maxie McNabb, the irresistible Winnebago-driving sixty-something-year-old, is back–and criminals from the frigid Iditarod Trail to the scorching Southwest had better beware. With her canine companion, Stretch, in tow, Maxie is "the most refreshingly original protagonist to come along in years" (Rick Riordan). And this time, she sets out to turn one on-edge town back into a peaceful pueblo….One of the best parts of zigzagging the country in her Minnie Winnie is the possibility of endless adventure–and Maxie McNabb is always up for trying new things. So she and little Stretch head for the languorous heat of Taos, New Mexico, where Maxie plans to learn how to weave.But everything changes for the sleepy town when a local woman attempts suicide. A casualty of her husband's midlife crisis, she has been replaced by a newer, sexier model. And to top it off, a sleazy con man has set his sights on her.Even though she's on vacation, Maxie is determined to help the poor thing. And with her ...

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In The Tooth of Time, Sue Henry's second Maxie and Stretch mystery (and sequel to The Serpents Trail), the 60-something Winnebago-driving adventurer and her canine sidekick are back for another scenic escapade, this time in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of northern New Mexico, where the ever-inquisitive "motor-homing senior gypsy" stumbles across two bizarre murders involving a close-knit community of artists.

Traveling through southern Colorado, Maxie McNabb decides to stop in Taos, New Mexico, to visit a renowned weaving store and meet its owner. Once there, she falls in love with the area's unique blend of Indian, Spanish, and Anglo-American cultures. The small group of artists who frequent Weaving Southwest are as friendly as they are brilliant; and Maxie, an avid knitter herself, decides to stay awhile and pick up a few pointers. But when she meets an emotionally disturbed woman who just got scammed out of $100,000 by a smooth-talking con man, Maxie unknowingly becomes involved in a dangerously complicated drama that could get her -- and her wiener dog -- killed.

Equal parts Charles Kuralt's On the Road and Angela Lansbury's Murder, She Wrote, Henry's The Tooth of Time is an interesting change of pace for discerning fans of amateur sleuth mysteries. One thing is for sure: Readers will love Maxie -- an adventurous, AARP card-carrying protagonist as dignified as she is courageous and resourceful -- and her pint-sized dachshund, Stretch. Paul Goat Allen

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781415926598
Publisher:
Books on Tape, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/2006
Series:
Maxie and Stretch Series, #2
Edition description:
Unabridged

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Maxie is terrific in her latest caper...fans will want to hitch a ride. (Midwest Book Review)

The most refreshingly original protagonist to come along in years. (Rick Riordan)

Irresistible. (Earlene Fowler)

Meet the Author

Sue Henry is also the author of the Alaska-set Jessie Arnold mysteries, the first of which, Murder on the Iditarod Trail, won both the Anthony and Macavity Awards for Best First Novel. Henry is a former college administrator and has lived in Alaska for 30 years. She spends much of her spare time RVing around the Lower Forty-eight or researching Alaska.

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Tooth of Time (Maxie and Stretch Series #2) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Twice widowed, sixty-three years old Maxie McNabb, an Alaskan resident most of her life, tours the lower forty-eight with her ¿Minnie-Winnie¿ Winnebago and her dog Stretch. After leaving Colorado (see THE SERPENTS TRAIL) she tours New Mexico before stopping in Taos where she visits the Weaving Southwest, a tapestry gallery. Maxie and owner Pat Dozier hit it off and weave a friendship. --- When new resident Shirley Morgan apparently tried to commit suicide, the two women visit her as she has become a friend of Pat. Feisty Shirley insists she was not trying to kill herself with carbon monoxide poisoning though despondent that her spouse dumped her for a younger woman. Maxie begins making some inquires and soon agrees that the woman was the victim of a murder attempt with the killer adhering to the proverb if at first you don¿t succeed try again. --- THE TOOTH OF TIME is an enjoyable cozy starring sexagenarian Alaskan (it is a Sue Henry tale, duh), who makes friends while traveling the southwest. Maxie is terrific in her latest caper as she cannot help but getting involved with what happened to Shirley. Though the mystery starts towards the middle of the strong plot as friendships are first forged, fans will want to hitch a ride with Maxie and Stretch as they find the Land of Enchantment enchanting but dangerous. --- Harriet Klausner
Chris_in_WR More than 1 year ago
I loved book one and book two. This is a great read if you like a good mystery. I love the character of Maxie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Excellent book. Fast read. Can't wait for the next Maxie and Stretch mystery!!!
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jbcats More than 1 year ago
Loved this story as I love All Sue Henry's books. A nice light read and not too violent. Very interesting info on the weavers.
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Termite More than 1 year ago
I like Henry's outstanding writing and I like the stories about Maxie McNabb adventures and her curiosity to explore the lower 48 in her "Motor Home with her dog, Stretch. Her travels take her to Taos, NM, where she meets an old friend from Alaska where her home is and she makes new friends among the weavers of Taos and tried to help a woman who they thought attempted suicide. Then this woman disappears without a trace, Maxie is in danger after her motor home was broken in to and threaten by someone and flees Taos. Maxie returns to Taos after finding what the person that broke into her motor home was looking for to give it to the police to catch the killer.