Blood Land: A James Pruett Mystery (Volume One)

Blood Land: A James Pruett Mystery (Volume One)

by R.S. Guthrie
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Blood Land: A James Pruett Mystery (Volume One) 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 81 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This 190 page free ebook revolved around family greed and sibling murder. The author used very convoluted sentences and uncommon words. While much better then the cursing some writers are injecting into their stories lately, it did become tedious. The editing was very well done. Mystery is my favorite genre, but this book did not interest me. The callousness of one of the characters at the end was disturbing. I noticed many readers really enjoyed this book, all I can recommend is for you to try it. Perhaps you will enjoy it also. Because of violence and subject matter, for readers 18 and up. AD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very short with juvenile writing. Siuations not well thought out...for instance...characters had sat down to breakfast, waitress said order when ready, characters talk, suddenly waitress brings meal. Things like that happen throughout story that make the story sound like a 7th grader wrote it. It wanders off on tangents that dragged on and on. Would not recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written story you won't soon forget. Yes, you could nitpick about food coming without a word about it being ordered but that does not take away from the tale. Characters are human with flaws we/I can relate to. Have already bought the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Warning - if you like clean books this is not one - especially if you don't want to see the Lord's name used in vain.
Civil-War-Buff More than 1 year ago
 I can honestly say this book was worth every penny I paid for it.  It was free.  The author must write with a well-thumbed thesaurus at his elbow.  I plowed through the first 22 pages before giving up.  In those few pages I stumbled over the following speed bumps:  describing a property as "Twenty-two coniferous acres scattered with a dozen sprawling patches of prairie, full of ... a wonderous, heavenly integrity of light."  A dozen sprawling patches of prairie in 22 acres?  And what the heck is an integrity of light?  The author also sprinkles in foreign phrases to give his writing a touch of class.  This is kind of silly in a gritty saga set in the Wyoming badlands.  Does the French phrase "coup de maitre" really convey that much more meaning than "master stroke" in English?  Does using the Latin phrase "Memento mori -- everyone dies" advance the plot in any way or add to the richness of the reader's experience especially when the author feels compelled to explain it in English?  I find these usages more pretentious than anything else.
Poppo More than 1 year ago
James Pruett is the sheriff of Wind River, WY. When his wife is murdered he arrests her brother TY. His estranged daughter finds a lawyer to defend Ty. I won't tell more, as it might spoil this very well written mystery. The story and the sheriff are as rugged as the land where they live. This novel has more twists and turns than Highway 6 over Loveland Pass!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed Blood Land by R.S. Guthrie - the story was captivating. I honestly could not put it down. Wonderful characters and surprising plot twists.
Anonymous 10 months ago
After trying several times to get into this novel, I finally forced my self to read it. It's very disjointed. Flashbacks everywhere without saying it's going into flashbacks. And the timeline seems messed up. At one point, the sheriff falls off the wagon, then it says he sobers up for a few weeks, but it's been like a day from how the rest of the story goes. Also needs more editing. The author puts song quotes between chapters but at least one was attributed to the wrong musician. At least it was free and I won't feel like I wasted money after I delete it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After a chapter or two, I wasn't sure I could finish it. Too much flowery descriptive narrative. Once it got to the meat of the story I couldn't put it down. Sheriff Pruitt's wife was shot and killed by her one brother. His estranged daughter got her uncle a lawyer. More twists than a back road.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For those who enjoy slightly convoluted mystery this was an interesting experience.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
190 Nook pages. DW
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Good read
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Great read!
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Over the top description made for a difficult read. I did not like this book and really can't recommend it.
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A rare treat. Humanized characters and twisted layers to the plot that will not leave the reader disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found his prose intoxicating and characters richly and humanly developed. It's not the thriller mystery read you might expect, rather a deeper look at what mettle we are made of and the ghosts that haunt our minds. Compelling work!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was an ok read.