Death By A Dark Horse

Death By A Dark Horse

by Susan Schreyer


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ISBN-13: 9781456388652
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/22/2010
Pages: 318
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Susan Schreyer lives in the great state of Washington with her husband, two children, a demanding old cat and an untrustworthy rabbit. The horse lives within easy driving distance. When not writing stories about people in the next town being murdered, articles for worthy publications, or blogging, Susan trains horses and teaches people how to ride them. She is a member of the Guppies Chapter of Sisters in Crime and is co-president of the Puget Sound Chapter of SinC. Death By A Dark Horse is her debut mystery.

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Death by A Dark Horse 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
PrimeReader More than 1 year ago
This is a must-read for anyone who loves a good mystery, one that is well written and maintains suspense until the end. There's a chance you'll recognize people you know in the assortment of well-drawn characters in this story -- Thea, the horse owner, who sets out to prove her horse didn't kill the victim, and who then becomes a person of interest in the case; Thea's loving aunt and uncle; her unpredictibe sister; her accounting business clients; the boyfriend she wants to break up with; the man she's attracted to. There are moments when absolutely nothing goes right for Thea, including her love life. This makes us root for her all the more. The barns and paddocks in a small town in the state of Washington make up much of the setting and draw you into the world of horseback riding, especially dressage. This is a mystery that relies on story, not gore or explicit sex, to keep the reader entertained. Well worth reading!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lots of drama, shouting, cursing, misunderstandings, all the things that still can't cover a so-so story. Very immature main characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read every horse related mystery i can get my hands on. This well writen novel rates number one on my list. KB
sandiek More than 1 year ago
Thea Campbell arrives at the stable where her prize horse, Blackie, lives for a ride, only to find him gone. When she quizzes the stable employees, she realises that Blackie has been stolen, probably by Valerie Parsons, who seems to delight in creating chaos all around her. Rich, beautiful and talented, Valerie goes through life grabbing everything she wants--and she has wanted Blackie for a long time. Thea drives to Valerie's farm to retrieve her horse but finds something much worse than a stolen animal. Valerie is there, her skull crushed, very dead. Who could have killed her? There is no shortage of suspects. The police suspect Thea, who had the motive of her horse. Valerie had been involved in an affair with a local cowboy, very much married. She had also been making moves on Thea's sister's new boyfriend. Then there was her own boyfriend, Greg, who had planned to propose the day Valerie was killed. There were also nefarious business dealings going on that could have provided a motive. This is Susan Schreyer's debut mystery, and she can't write another one fast enough to suit me. The pace is fast and engaging, the characters believable. Thea is an independent woman who cares for her family and friends, and is determined to solve the mystery before the police. The reader is introduced to the world of horse dressage trials along with the fascinating mystery. All the threads are resolved satisfactorily in the end. This book is recommended for all mystery readers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago