In Hog Heaven to investigate the ruins of an old rural whorehouse, Thea stumbles upon a woman's body and is fingered for murder.
Now, Thea and Max must ferret out Hog Heaven's secrets and expose the person attempting to frame Thea before she and Max become the next victims... if the town's mean-spirited chicken doesn't get them first.
"...features plenty of action, a bold plot, and weird characters-including one mean pet chicken." ~Library Journal
"Fast-paced action and snappy dialog." ~Publisher's Weekly
"...nearly impossible to figure out." ~Midwest Book Review
THE THEA BARLOW WYOMING MYSTERIES, in order
All the Old Lions
Frogskin and Muttonfat
Dead in Hog Heaven
Death by Doodlebug
MEET CAROL CAVERLY
Raised in a Chicago suburb, author Carol Caverly married into a Wyoming pioneer ranch family. Yes, it was a bit of a culture shock, but she quickly grew to love the stark dry landscape and, most of all, the people. Now Carol enjoys writing mysteries set in the modern NewWild West she loves.
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Another entertaining tale with Thea. I am really enjoying this series. ?...wjj
Thea Bartow has a lot of guts. Twice she has traveled to Wyoming only to become embroiled in homicide investigations on both occasions. She quits her job as editor to Chicago-based Western True Adventure magazine to relocate in Garnet Pass earning an income writing free lance articles about the West. Thea rents a place sight unseen and tests the waters involving a permanent relationship with her significant other Max. At a squabbling town meeting, a reenactor¿s gun goes off and the woman standing next to our intrepid heroine is dead. In the following hours, Thea meets Opal, the owner of Hog Heaven, the site of the old Four Mile Hog Ranch and prostitute joint. She obtains an invitation, expecting to write an article about the place. Instead, she finds Opal dead. When Thea hears footsteps, she yanks the knife out of Opal¿s corpse, but the person entering the room is the victim¿s son-in-law, who thinks Thea is a killer. The whole town agrees and Max has his work cut out for him, trying with Thea to find the real killer. Carol Caverly has written an intricately structured mystery that is nearly impossible to figure out even with the clues lying right out in the open. The problem for the reader is to determine which clues truly matter in solving the case and which are clever red herrings to confuse the case. The relationship between Max and Thea turns into a tension reliever yet adds dimension to this regional mystery. The third installment in the Bartow amateur sleuth tales, DEAD IN HOG HEAVEN, will leave the audience alive in reading heaven. Harriet Klausner