The three shady characters gathered in a mildewy old trailer are up to no good. Dix, Rosemary, and Johnny have been hired by someone unknown to drug Cary McCutcheon's horse before it runs the Virginia Gold Cup next October.
At the party celebrating Darkling Lord's departure to Fayence Farm for special training, there's good reason for Connie Holt's unease around Rosemary, who's filling in for Cary's regular secretary while she's on vacation. An equine insurance investigator who works for Cary and his wife, Pam, Connie has grown close to Dark during the thoroughbred's time at the McCutcheon farm. But despite her misgivings about the temp, little does she suspect the criminal plot that's at hand.
A richly textured exploration into the fascinating world of horse culture, the sequel to The Case of the Three Dead Horses continues to follow Connie Holt as she carries out her duties and helps the team gear up for the big steeplechase event. An old and potentially valuable oil painting by a famous equine artist and a budding romance keep her life interesting, but things really get exciting when she confronts the conspirators who are out to harm the magnificent black thoroughbred.
About the Author
Marilyn M. Fisher was born in Buffalo, New York, and moved to central Virginia as an adult. Considering this area as one of the most beautiful and intriguing parts of the United States, she chose it as the setting for her three novels, The Case of the Three Dead Horses, He Trots the Air, and Cross of Gold Road.
Fisher holds an MS, an MA, and a PhD in English education and British and American literature and has been a college professor of literature and composition in New York and Virginia. Her study of literature from the fourteenth through the twentieth centuries has shaped her approach to writing. She's also a voracious reader, with interests in American and British history and a love of mysteries of all kinds. She has been fascinated with horses since she began riding in Lockport, New York.
Fisher currently lives outside Nashville, Tennessee.