Wendell "Dell" Hinton, sheriff of Castaway County, Maine, is happily sleeping when his phone rings in the middle of the night, alerting him to a multiple homicide at a local truck stop. As Dell-who has already solved a ten-year-old cold case during his first term-crawls out of bed, kisses his news anchor girlfriend goodbye, and leaves for the truck stop, he suspects a short night is about to turn into a very long day.
When the sheriff arrives on the gruesome scene, he learns that a game warden and two clerks are victims of an apparent robbery. With Lieutenant Frank Bell of the Maine State Police Bureau of Investigations at the helm, Dell delves into the complex investigation. The only witness to the killings, one of the two clerks, is in a coma and there is no apparent motive besides a botched robbery, so the sheriff begins following a trail of clues that soon lead him to believe he may be dealing with a professional killer rather than an amateur thief.
In this gripping mystery, a sheriff in the north woods of Maine must use his investigative skills and common sense to piece together the puzzle of what really happened at the Black Bear Truck Stop on a warm summer night.
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A Black Bear Killer in Castaway County further develops the characters created in A Cold Snow in Castaway County. The author transports you to a small town in Maine and spins a tale of a small town Sheriff, that grabs your attention and demands you keep turning the pages to discover who the killer is. I truly enjoyed getting to know the characters I met in A Cold Snow in Castaway County better. The author truly makes the characters come alive with his descriptive powers of even the most simple moments in their lives, capturing them completely. For anyone who loves a good mystery, this is the book, and the series for you!!
We are proud to announce that A BLACK BEAR KILLER IN CASTAWAY COUNTY by John Hickman is a B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree. This tells a reader that this book is well worth their time and money!