Tug River Murder [NOOK Book]

Overview

This is a fictional murder mystery set in 1897 at the site of the infamous Hatfield and McCoy feud. The protagonist is Richard James, Deputy Sheriff of Mingo County stationed at Matewan, West Virginia on the Tug River. Richard is a transplanted Canadian who finds himself having to juggle cultural differences, grief over the recent loss of his wife and son, and a murder investigation, after a McCoy is found dead from a questionable snake bite. The death threatens to reignite the ...

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Tug River Murder

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Overview

This is a fictional murder mystery set in 1897 at the site of the infamous Hatfield and McCoy feud. The protagonist is Richard James, Deputy Sheriff of Mingo County stationed at Matewan, West Virginia on the Tug River. Richard is a transplanted Canadian who finds himself having to juggle cultural differences, grief over the recent loss of his wife and son, and a murder investigation, after a McCoy is found dead from a questionable snake bite. The death threatens to reignite the Hatfield/McCoy feud as Richard struggles to solve it.
Historical characters involved in the plot are "Devil" Anse Hatfield, the leader of the Hatfield clan and Mary Harris Jones, union organizer for the United Mine Workers.
Through it all runs the Tug, hence the title. Most of the action takes place on, in or around the little river winding its way through the mountains as the border between West Virginia and Kentucky.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044500549
  • Publisher: James Knox
  • Publication date: 4/24/2013
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 19,463
  • File size: 277 KB

Meet the Author

Jim Knox was born in WV in 1938. Tug River Murder is his first book and incorporates many of the tales his Canadian father told of adventures and experiences both in Canada and in adjusting to life in WV in the 1930's.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2014

    This story takes place in 1897 and the families involved are non

    This story takes place in 1897 and the families involved are non other than the Hatfields and McCoys. A murdered man's body is found in an isolated place. Now the sheriff must find the truth of why he was murdered and by whom before another gun fight between the two feuding families take place. Just as Tug River has this story has a few twists and turns keeping the reader's attention. The author is good at keeping the reader guessing right up until the end.
    If you enjoy fictional murder stories that also have a few authentic information insertions within; then, this story may appeal to you.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2013

    Enjoyable and easy to read.

    I loved this book although it is not the type I usually read. I found the descriptions very real, of people and scenery. I was never bored and actually reread some lines for pure pleasure.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2013

    Excellent portrayal of each of the characters and the families i

    Excellent portrayal of each of the characters and the families involved.  Especially enjoyed the historical significant events added to the story.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2013

    Awesome historical fiction!

    Mr. Knox beautifully blends his well crafted mystery with intriguing historical characters. He gives true life, humor and humanity to individuals that are often portrayed as flat, one-sided people totally driven by one emotion.

    I couldn't put it down!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2014

    Boston Bob critiques

    As a hiker who has enjoyed the same trips Ryan describes and a dog lover I was hoping for a great read.....Yawn

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2014

    Excellent

    An exceptionally good book and I would highly reccomend it to anyone who enjoy a good murder mystery with a little local history and a gently budding romance thrown in for good measure.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2013

    Good

    Good read

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  • Posted June 10, 2013

    Enjoyable

    Well written and interesting.

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